Giampietro Marinoni

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A 58-year-old Italian man was incidentally discovered to have an elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA-19-9) level of 132 U/mL on routine blood testing. Multisystem imaging studies revealed multiple benign-appearing cysts of the liver and single cysts in the pancreas and kidney parenchyma. Throughout 14 months, fluctuations were observed in the elevated(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate whether the addition of transdermal nitroglycerin or oral N-acetylcysteine, or both, to conventional medical therapy improves the natural history of unstable angina pectoris. BACKGROUND Transdermal nitroglycerin is widely used to treat angina pectoris, but the development of tolerance is a major problem that(More)
Four patients with variant angina pectoris exhibited reproducible exercise-induced chest pain and ST-segment elevation. Coronary arterial spasm was documented with arteriography during exercise-induced ST-segment elevation (three patients) or after intravenous administration of ergonovine maleate (one patient). Our observations show that in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND The independent prognostic impact of diabetes mellitus (DM) and prediabetes mellitus (pre-DM) on survival outcomes in patients with chronic heart failure has been investigated in observational registries and randomized, clinical trials, but the results have been often inconclusive or conflicting. We examined the independent prognostic impact of(More)
In order to clarify the role of coronary arterial spasm in the pathogenesis of angina at rest, coronary arteriography was perforned during spontaneous chest pain or following intravenous administration of ergonovine maleate in 40 patients with angina at rest. Coronary vasospasm was demonstrated in 23 patients with ST-segment elevation during chest pain(More)
In 6 patients affected by spontaneous angina with S-T elevation and coronariographic findings of obstruction, intravenous administration of ergonovine maleate determined the same clinical and ECG patterns of spontaneous episodes. The coronary arteriography during pain showed a marked spasm with occlusion of a large coronary vessel in four patients. In 2(More)
BACKGROUND Myocardial revascularization with drug-eluting stents (DESs) is emerging as an alternative to conventional coronary artery bypass surgery in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (MV-CAD). First-generation DESs have yielded equivalent safety results at mid-term compared with surgery, but inferior efficacy in preventing the recurrence(More)
A 44-yr-old man suffering fro exertional, emotional and spontaneous angina underwent coronary arteriography. During the examination he had a spontaneous attack of angina with ST elevation in the anterior leads. Injection of a contrast medium in the left coronary artery during pain showed marked spasm with anterior descending artery occlusion. The spasm was(More)