Eleonora Pasquazzi

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AIMS The most widely accepted marker for stratifying the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in post myocardial infarction patients is a depressed left ventricular function. Left ventricular ejection fractions (EF) of 35% or less increase the risk of sudden death but values between 35 and 40% raise concern. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism is(More)
Recent evidence shows that pink grapefruit juice, which is a recommended dietary addition that contains high amounts of the antioxidant flavonoid naringenin, prolongs the corrected QT (QT(c)), a noninvasive electrophysiological marker of spatial myocardial repolarization, and does so by inhibiting the rapid component of the delayed rectifier K+ current(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recent progress in iron chelation therapy, sudden cardiac death due to malignant ventricular arrhythmias remains a vexing, clinical problem in patients with beta-thalassemia major (TM). In this study we assessed whether the major indices of QT variability, emerging tools for risk stratification of sudden cardiac death, differ in young(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE One of the chief causes of death in patients with beta-thalassemia major (TM) remains heart failure due to iron overload. We investigated possible differences in myocardial function between a population of young asymptomatic patients with TM and healthy controls all of whom underwent an echocardiographic study, including tissue(More)
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