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OBJECTIVES To test whether acute reperfusion of the infarct-related vessel after an acute myocardial infarction is associated with a subsequent reduction in spontaneous ventricular arrhythmias that is independent of ventricular ejection fraction, 1,944 patients from the GISSI-2 study population were studied. The patients were selected on the basis of a(More)
The echocardiographic features of a case of postinfarction pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle are described. M-mode echocardiography displayed an echo-free space behind the posterior left ventricular wall and two-dimensional echocardiography defined the saccular contour of the pseudoaneurysm and its probable communication with the ventricular cavity. A(More)
The intraobserver, interobserver and beat to beat interpretative reproducibility of two-dimensional echocardiographic images of the mitral valve area has been studied retrospectively in a group of 37 patients affected by rheumatic mitral valve disease. Reproducibility has been expressed either in terms of mean absolute or percent error of duplicate(More)
The case of a 14-year-old boy with levocardia is reported herein. By scintiphotography, a normal spleen was identified in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. As angiographic and electrocardiographic considerations rule out the transposition of the atria, the patient must be a very rare case of levocardia with an inverted spleen, which is not associated(More)