Francesco Itri

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Ventricular diastolic filling was investigated in a series of 51 consecutive patients with systemic sclerosis by means of Doppler echocardiography. Peak flow velocity in early (peak E) and late (peak A) diastole, E/A ratio, slope of the early diastolic flow velocity and isovolumic relaxation period were calculated. Nine out of the 51 patients showed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Mitral valve surgery requires optimal exposure of the valvular apparatus, particularly when a conservative procedure is used. Retrospectively, we compared surgical results in patients who underwent mitral valve surgery using the vertical transseptal approach (which has been adopted routinely in our institute) with those in(More)
Thirty patients undergoing epirubicin therapy for primary lung cancer were studied by echocardiography and Doppler echocardiography. 2 D ejection fraction (EF) and Doppler left ventricular filling parameters (peak E, peak A, E/A ratio) were calculated before and after the completion of therapy. No differences in the mean values of these parameters were(More)
We report a case of a 68-years-old woman who developed during hospitalization a massive pulmonary embolism. Since the patient had undergone routine cardiac examination, comparison between the echo features immediately preceding and following the event allowed to detail the time interval required for the occurrence of the anatomical and functional changes of(More)
Spontaneous coronary artery rupture is a rare disorder that may develop early into a sudden death due to the abrupt evolution of the associated cardiac tamponade. In some cases the rupture is contained and a false aneurysm develops with slower evolution of clinical signs. The correct diagnosis of spontaneous coronary artery rupture deserves a high level of(More)
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