Francisco Ridocci-Soriano

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Isolated non-compaction of the myocardium as a cause of coronary and cerebral embolic events in the same patient A 44-year-old woman with a history of smoking and previous cerebral thrombo-embolism presented to the emergency department with prolonged chest pain and ECG changes showing an acute anterior myocardial infarction. She was referred to the cath-lab(More)
Letters to the Editor echocardiographic study. The differential diagnosis with other potentially serious conditions (cardiac tumours) is fundamental. The CMRI, a non-invasive imaging technique that does not use ionizing radiation, is very useful to diagnose this condition and its use should be considered in all cases that are not clear. The incidence and(More)
Following acute myocardial infarction (MI), cardiomyocyte survival depends on its mitochondrial oxidative capacity. Cell death is normally followed by activation of the immune system. Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor γ-coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) is a transcriptional coactivator and a master regulator of cardiac oxidative metabolism. PGC-1α is induced(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Although the diagnostic accuracy of CT in the non-invasive assessment of coronary arteries and grafts is known to be high, only a few studies have investigated the technique's reliability for the combined assessment of native coronary arteries, grafts, and vessels lying distal to anastomoses. The aim of this study was to evaluate(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension is associated with poor prognosis in heart failure. However, non-invasive diagnosis is still challenging in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the prognostic utility of non-invasive estimation of pulmonary vascular resistances (PVR) by cardiovascular magnetic resonance to predict adverse cardiovascular(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1α (PGC-1α) is a metabolic regulator induced during ischemia that prevents cardiac remodeling in animal models. The activity of PGC-1α can be estimated in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the(More)
The post-myocardial infarction scarred ventricle and congestive heart failure: the preeminence of magnetic resonance imaging for preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative assessment. guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: executive summary: a report of the American college of cardiology foundation/ American heart(More)
no control group or other treatment group and consequently, given our results, further studies are warranted. Finally, as there were no complications associated with preoperative levosimendan infusion, we may assume that this technique is safe and could benefit patients with high perioperative risk, such as those with right ventricular dysfunction(More)
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