Filippo Nador

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We tested the efficacy of coenzyme Q10 (ubidecarenone, CoQ10) therapy in patients with Kearns-Sayre syndrome and other mitochondrial myopathies with chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia (CPEO). We treated seven patients for 1 year with daily oral administration of 120 mg of CoQ10. Throughout the treatment most of our patients showed a progressive(More)
BACKGROUND The idiopathic long QT syndrome (LQTS) is characterized by electrocardiographic abnormalities and by a high incidence of lethal arrhythmias. The present case/control study demonstrates the frequent occurrence of unusual and specific ventricular wall motion abnormalities in LQTS and their association with history of syncope or cardiac arrest.(More)
Thirty-six consecutive patients with idiopathic haemochromatosis (IH) were studied by electrocardiography (ECG), polygraphy, M-mode and 2-D echocardiography and Doppler-echocardiography. No significant correlations were found between ECG, PEP/LVET ratio and echocardiographic measurements. Left ventricular (LV) enlargement with impaired LV systolic function(More)
In scleroderma patients, isolated pulmonary hypertension (PHT) has been associated with selected HLA haplotypes, severe impairment of the diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide and the diagnosis of CREST. Most patients with CREST have a late-age onset of the disease, corresponding to the perimenopausal or postmenopausal period. We conducted a retrospective(More)
Despite the growing evidence for the positive predictive value of depressed baroreflex sensitivity and/or reduced heart rate variability after myocardial infarction, the mechanisms involved in these autonomic alterations are not fully understood. Specifically, the possible influence of residual ischaemia has not been assessed. To address this problem we(More)
To assess the cardiological status of patients with long-term lupus nephritis we evaluated 30 patients (mean age 43 +/- 11 years) with lupus nephritis lasting from at least 10 years (mean 15 +/- 5 years). At the time of cardiological evaluation the mean plasma creatinine was 132.6 +/- 11.1 mumol/l and in 28 patients lupus had been quiescent for at least 3(More)
BACKGROUND Human parvovirus (HPV) B19 infection has been shown to be transmissible by clotting factor concentrates, most often resulting in asymptomatic seroconversion. So far, no case of B19 transmission due to single-donor transfusion has been documented. CASE REPORT A case of transfusion-transmitted HPV B19 infection in a 22-year-old female thalassemia(More)
We recently reported two cases of QT interval prolongation and cardiac arrest in newborns receiving antibiotic therapy with spiramycin, a macrolide agent extensively used for toxoplasmosis prophylaxis. In this study we assessed the effects of this drug on ventricular repolarization and on the potential risk of lethal arrhythmias in eight newborn infants in(More)
Echocardiography is a non invasive technique particularly useful to assess both hemodynamics and left ventricular performances; different methods have been proposed to evaluate echocardiographically the cardiac output. The aim of this work is to suggest a new method (planimetry of the area enclosed by echoes from the mitral valve) stating its advantages and(More)