Erminio Liguori

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BACKGROUND Obesity is independently associated with coronary endothelial dysfunction. Adiponectin, a protein whose circulating levels are decreased in obesity, has direct effects on vascular function. The aim of this study was to investigate in obese women the effect of sustained weight loss on coronary circulation and circulating adiponectin levels. (More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy can be affected with angina pectoris for significant epicardial coronary stenosis or microvascular disease with normal coronarography. Exercise-electrocardiography test is positive in both conditions. The aim of the present study was to assess the accuracy of dipyridamole-echocardiography(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of acute hyperhomocysteinaemia with and without antioxidant vitamins pretreatment on coronary circulation and circulating chemokine levels. DESIGN Observer-blinded, randomized crossover study. SETTING This study was conducted at a university hospital and at a general hospital in Italy. SUBJECTS Sixteen healthy hospital(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate if dipyridamole-atropine stress echocardiography (DASE) performed between the third-fifth day in uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction allows for an effective risk stratification with an early discharge in some cases. METHODS Between February 1997 and September 1998, 190 patients (138 males and 52(More)
We describe an unusual case of a 51-year-old woman affected with familial non-obstructive cardiomyopathy and syncopal vasospastic angina. The use of hyperventilation stress-echo testing, recommended by the authors because of its simplicity and safety, was decisive in showing the causal role of coronary spasm of the left anterior descending artery. The(More)
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