Giancarlo Brando

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OBJECTIVE Beating heart coronary revascularization is becoming increasingly popular world-wide. Temporary occlusion of the coronary artery is often required in order to perform the anastomosis. An alternative method to maintain perfusion is to use an intracoronary shunt. In this study, we monitored global left ventricular function and regional wall motion(More)
Long-term effects of autologous mononuclear bone marrow cell transplantation were studied in patients with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia. Ten patients with end-stage disease were infused twice with autologous bone marrow cells and they completed the 12-month follow-up study. Substantial improvement of blood flow and(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was designed to investigate whether use of left ventricular assisted technique (LVA) in beating-heart myocardial revascularization would exert less impact on patients' inflammatory response, as compared with minimal extracorporeal circulation (MECC). METHODS Seventy-three consecutive high-risk patients undergoing myocardial(More)
The influence of canrenoate of potassium, a new injectable antialdosteronic, on serum, urinary and intraerythrocyte ionograms has been evaluated as part of a random controlled study on patients submitted to ECC heart surgery. The results show that the drug maintains correct ionic homoestasis and gradualises and potentiates diuresis, in association with(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of enoximone, an imidazolonic compound inhibiting cardiac phosphodiesterase III, during the postoperative period. The drug was administered prior to the usual stages of weaning the patient off extracorporeal circulation, to a group of 20 subjects who presented an ejection fraction of less than(More)
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