Elio Di Rosa

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BACKGROUND Between March 1980 and September 1997, 91 patients underwent evaluation and treatment for primary cardiac neoplasms. METHODS Tumors were grouped into three categories: atrial myxomas, benign nonmyxomas, and malignant tumors. Survivors were contacted; no one was lost to follow-up. The mean follow-up for this series is 7 +/- 5 years. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND Ventricular septal defect (VSD) represents a serious complication after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with an incidence of 1-2%. Surgical treatment is often mandatory in the early period after AMI because of the worsening of the hemodynamic and clinical conditions. METHODS We reviewed 34 patients complicating AMI who underwent surgical(More)
One hundred and fifty-three patients undergoing De Vega tricuspid annuloplasty, with or without other associated cardiac procedures between January, 1979, and June, 1987, were evaluated. There were 136 hospital survivors. The follow-up was 98.1% complete for a mean of 3.7 years/patient. Operative mortality was 11.1%; preoperative NYHA class and length of(More)
This study was performed to assess whether patients with Parkinson's disease (PD)develop cognitive and psychiatric impairments more frequently during therapy with continuous subcutaneous apomorphine infusion (CAI) compared to the standard oral treatment. Thirty consecutive PD patients with severe motor fluctuations were included. Of them, 12 patients(More)
From March 1990 to July 1991, 110 patients (44 males, 66 females; mean age 54.44 +/- 8.8 years) underwent hearth valve replacement with a CarboMedics bileaflet prosthesis (CarboMedics Inc, Texas, USA). Preoperative pathophysiologic conditions were: aortic stenosis in 32 patients, aortic regurgitation in 22 patients; mitral stenosis in 27 patients and mitral(More)
Coronary artery by-pass grafting with internal mammary artery (IMA) has become the graft conduit of choice, due to improved survival and its long term patency rate. However, some studies have shown that, in comparison with saphenous vein grafts, after IMA grafting, there is increased postoperative impairment of pulmonary function, possibly due to the(More)
From January 1989 to December 1994, 56 patients, 43 male and 13 female, mean age 61.21 +/- 10.05 years, underwent surgical procedures on the aortic arch at our institution. Forty-six patients underwent emergency or urgent operations, fourty-four of them presented acute aortic dissections involving the aortic arch. All operations were performed in(More)
OBJECTIVE Hemodynamic and clinical performances of 21-mm and 23-mm St Jude Medical Hemodynamic Plus aortic valves (St Jude Medical, Inc, St Paul, Minn) were compared with those of 21-mm and 23-mm St Jude Medical standard cuff aortic valves in the first such multicenter, prospective, randomized study. Hemodynamic Plus valves are mechanical, bileaflet(More)
The relationship between "connectivity" measures such as DTI and the cellular alterations in the cortex that give rise to those connections remains unclear. Cytoarchitectural changes in the planum temporale (PT) suggest impaired layer III feedforward projection neurons in schizophrenia. Altered hemispheric asymmetry of the PT has been reported in patients,(More)
We report a case of myxoid leiomyosarcoma originating from the interventricular septum in the outflow tract of the right ventricle. Although the gross features suggested a benign myxoma, histologic examination demonstrated features of a smooth muscle tumor, which was characterized by low mitotic index and a bland degree of atypia with few cells(More)