Fabio Anastasio

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The relationship between arterial stiffness, measured as pulse wave velocity (PWV), and the left ventricle is confounded by the effects of blood pressure. We evaluated the relationship between carotid-femoral PWV and cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), a less pressure-dependent measurement of the stiffness constant (β) of the aorta and the iliac, femoral(More)
OBJECTIVE Ideal cardiovascular health (ICH) among adolescents is defined as the optimal levels of three CV risk factors (SBP/DBP < 90°percentile, fasting glucose <100 mg/dL, total cholesterol <170 mg/dL) and four behaviours (body mass index (BMI) <85°percentile, not smoking, presence of >=4 healthy components in diet, moderate or vigorous physical activity(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased arterial stiffness has been reported in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) compared with healthy controls, and this association is partially reverted by immunosuppressive treatment. In SLE, indexes of organ damage are related to a poor clinical status and worse prognosis independently from the activity of the disease. Data(More)
BACKGROUND Local blood pressure (BP) changes induced by arm tilting may influence pressure wave transmission and reflection. We investigated the effects of upper-limb tilting on radial augmentation index (rAIx) and related central measures [aortic augmentation index (aAIx)]. METHODS In 45 volunteers (age 49 ± 19 years), supine brachial BP and radial(More)
Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumor, typically sporadic and solitary. Although the Whipple triad, consisting of hypo-glycemia, neuroglycopenic symptoms, and symptoms relief with glucose administration, is often present, the diagnosis may be challenging when symptoms are less typical. We report a case of road accident due to an episode of loss of(More)
OBJECTIVE Pulse pressure (PP) is a complex physiologic trait affected by many variables, including left ventricular contractility (reflected by stroke volume), arterial stiffness, and central-to-brachial amplification. The impact of age on the relationship between stroke volume and central or brachial PP has not been investigated. DESIGN AND METHOD 3765(More)
OBJECTIVE An excess morning blood pressure surge (MBPS) may portend an increased cardiovascular risk, but the mechanisms thereof have been little investigated. The link between MBPS, short-term blood pressure (BP) variability, and arterial stiffness has not been entirely defined. METHODS In 602 consecutive untreated hypertensive patients (48 ± 12 years,(More)
Insulinoma is a rare pancreatic endocrine tumor, typically sporadic and solitary. Although the Whipple triad, consisting of hypoglycemia, neuroglycopenic symptoms, and symptoms relief with glucose administration, is often present, the diagnosis may be challenging when symptoms are less typical. We report a case of road accident due to an episode of loss of(More)
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