Fernando Platania

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A total of 101 patients (67 delapril, 34 placebo) with congestive heart failure, New York Heart Association (NYHA) classes II and III, entered a multicenter, randomized (2:1), double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the minimum effective and maximum tolerated doses of delapril. Patients received placebo or increasing doses of delapril. After a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risk factors for mortality related to myocardial revascularization when performed in association with coronary endarterectomy. METHODS We assessed retrospectively 353 patients who underwent 373 coronary endarterectomies between January '89 and November '98, representing 3.73% of the myocardial revascularizations in this period(More)
The efficacy of amlodipine, a long half-life dihydropyridine calcium antagonist, at the dosage of 5-10 mg/day in a single daily administration, has been compared with that of nifedipine R, a short half-life dihydropyridine, at the dosage of 20-40 mg b.i.d. in 29 patients with chronic ischemic heart disease. After a one week placebo period, patients were(More)
BACKGROUND Complete arterial revascularization is important in younger patients to reduce the likelihood of future reoperation. We assessed the short-term outcome of a strategy to provide complete arterial revascularization in a cohort of young patients. METHODS Three hundred and eighty-five patients underwent myocardial revascularization using artery(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the proximal anastomosis interferes or not in mid- and long-term patency of these grafts. METHODS One hundred twenty-three out of 481 patients who had undergone surgery using radial artery (RA) were restudied. The mean age was 58.8 + 10.4 years. In 96 (78.05%) patients the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was used. Considering(More)
By making use of a twenty-four hour Holter monitoring, it as been possible to compute the acute cardiotoxicity of the cyclophosphamide + mitoxantrone + 5-fluorouracil (CNF) association in twenty oncologic patients (pts) each of whom being immune from organic cardiopathy emerging clinically and at their first cycle of chemotherapy. The following parameters(More)
Ergometric tests were performed in 27 patients who had previously undergone coronarography following instrumental findings and/or symptoms which seemed highly indicative of ischemic cardiopathy. The aim of the study was to assess the diagnostic importance of the failure of systolic blood pressure to decrease during the third minute of the recovery phase of(More)