Francesco Lo Bianco

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BACKGROUND The effects of omega-3 fatty acids on membrane stabilization are well known. Reduction of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death has been reported; fewer data exist regarding the effects on atrial arrhythmias. The object of this report is to evaluate the reduction of atrial arrhythmia-fibrillation after treatment with omega-3, in patients with(More)
UNLABELLED Our study included the treatment of transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP) in 32 patients: (A) 19 patients were treated in the emergency area for complete symptomatic AV block before endocavitary pacing; (B) five patients were in asystole following DC shock or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; and (C) eight patients were affected by bifascicular block(More)
The effects of transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP) on cardiac activation were evaluated by endocavitary recording (HRA, RVA) in eight patients, in order to test the possibility to obtain a simultaneous atrial and ventricular stimulation. The transcutaneous pacemaker used was the Pace Aid 52 (pacing rate 50-160 ppm, current output 10-150 mA, pulse width 20(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation (AF) is considered to be maintained by multiple reentrant circuits without or with a very short excitable gap. However, the possibility of local atrial capture has been shown recently in experimental AF or induced AF in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS This study was undertaken to evaluate the feasibility of atrial(More)
External defibrillation is widely used for the termination of various atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, including pacemaker patients. Our study was intended to evaluate the effects of DC shocks in 36 patients with unipolar pacemakers implanted in the right pectoral region (25 DDD, 10 VVI, 3 AAI). The shocks were delivered with paddles on the anterior(More)
Transcutaneous cardiac pacing (TCP) was used for interruption of tachyarrhythmias in 31 patients: 20 with ventricular tachycardia (VT); eight with atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT) and three had atrioventricular nodal tachycardia (AVNT). The stimulators used (Pace Aid 50/52) allow pacing at programmable rates (50-160 ppm) and output (10-200 mA(More)
We reviewed 391 cases of salivary gland tumors collected in a 13 year period at the Institute of Pathological Anatomy of the University of Modena, according to the new WHO classification (1991). A diagnosis of pleomorphic adenoma was changed in adenoid cystic carcinoma. Within malignant tumors, 16 cases were reclassified, and new entities, such as(More)
BACKGROUND About one third of patients operated on for a "single" cerebral metastasis diagnosed by CT scan have probably more than one lesion. In fact, Gd-DTPA enhanced MRI has proved to be more sensitive than CT in detecting the number of cerebral metastases, reducing the number of patients candidate to surgery. METHODS Thirty-five patients with a CT(More)
While the technics of cardiac pacing have shown to have a precise role in the diagnosis and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias on a temporary basis, the role of permanent antiarrhythmic devices (PAD) in the treatment of these arrhythmias is still ill defined mainly because of the technological limits concerning the pacemakers and the frequent(More)
Atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) is a peptide produced by the atrium in response to increases in atrial pressure. It is a potent vasodilator and recent studies suggest that ANF may modulate vasomotor changes in patients (pts) with pacemaker (PM) syndrome. To evaluate the incidence of pacing mode on peptide secretion, plasma concentrations of ANF were(More)