Eugenio Stabile

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The best animal angioplasty model is the porcine model, which is expensive and not available in all laboratories. The aim of this study was to describe a new rat model of angioplasty. An injury was induced with the use of a standard percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) 1.5-mm balloon catheter. The neointimal tissue, arterial dimensions, and(More)
INTRODUCTION Nutraceuticals (NUT) are forms of compounds with biological activity commonly used to improve health in dosage largely exceeding those obtainable in food. AIM We compared, in a double blind randomized cross-over trial, the effects of two NUT combinations on the control of glico-lipidic metabolism in patients with hypercholesterolemia not on(More)
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disorder that can evolve into an acute clinical event by plaque development, rupture, and thrombosis. Plaque vulnerability represents the susceptibility of a plaque to rupture and to result in an acute cardiovascular event. Nevertheless, plaque vulnerability is not an established medical diagnosis, but rather an evolving(More)
C arotid artery stenting (CAS) is a reputable and safe alternative therapeutic option to surgical endarterec-tomy for treatment of obstructive extracranial carotid ath-erosclerosis. 1 Because of the routine use of cerebral embolic protection devices (EPDs), post-CAS neurological complications have decreased substantially during the past years, and it is now(More)
BACKGROUND Adenosine-free coronary pressure wire metrics have been proposed to test the functional significance of coronary artery lesions, but it is unexplored whether their diagnostic performance might be altered in patients with diabetes. METHODS We performed a post-hoc analysis of the CONTRAST study, which prospectively enrolled an international(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or stenting (CAS) are associated with a relatively low rate of clinical events, but diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is increasingly being used to compare the incidence of new ischemic lesions. Therefore, we conducted an updated meta-analysis on the occurrence of post-procedural new DWI lesions after CAS versus CEA.(More)
C arotid artery stenting (CAS) is a reputable and safe alternative therapeutic option to surgical endarterec-tomy for treatment of obstructive extracranial carotid ath-erosclerosis. 1 Because of the routine use of cerebral embolic protection devices (EPDs), post-CAS neurological complications have decreased substantially during the past years, and it is now(More)
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