Fabio S. Maresca

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OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that the response to flecainide infusion can identify patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in whom the hybrid pharmacologic and ablation therapy reduces the recurrences of AF. BACKGROUND Infusion of class IC anti-arrhythmic drugs may promote transformation of AF into atrial flutter. Catheter ablation of atrial flutter(More)
OBJECTIVES Many different stress echocardiographic and radionuclide perfusion imaging tests have been proposed for detecting epicardial coronary artery disease (CAD) in hypertensive patients. Their relative diagnostic and prognostic value has not been exactly established. BACKGROUND A positive exercise electrocardiography test has a low diagnostic(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)
Aims Continuous rhythm monitoring is valuable for adequate atrial fibrillation (AF) management in the clinical setting. Subcutaneous leadless implantable cardiac monitors (ICMs) yield an improved AF detection, overcoming the intrinsic limitations of the currently available external recording systems, thus resulting in a more accurate patient treatment. The(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)