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Myocardial asynergies detected by two-dimensional echocardiography during intravenous administration of Dipyridamole (0.75 mg/kg) were evaluated in 54 patients referred for angiographic evaluation of chest pain. Technically adequate two-dimensional echocardiograms suitable for analysis were recorded in 42 of 54 (77.7%) patients studied. Thallium-201(More)
The effects of captopril and digoxin treatment on left ventricular remodeling and function after anterior myocardial infarction were evaluated in a randomized unblinded trial. Fifty-two patients with a first transmural anterior myocardial infarction and a radionuclide left ventricular ejection fraction less than 40% were randomly assigned to treatment with(More)
The incidence and prognostic significance of silent myocardial ischaemia in 165 patients who survived a first acute myocardial infarction were assessed by means of maximal exercise stress test and 24 h continuous ECG monitoring performed before discharge. During the 1 year follow-up period 10 cardiac deaths occurred; moreover seven patients suffered a fatal(More)
UNLABELLED Scintigraphy, using small, thrombus-avid, synthetic peptides labeled with gamma-emitting nuclides is an innovative approach to the noninvasive detection of acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The goal of this study was to evaluate clinically 99mTc-P280 for imaging DVT. The peptide P280 is a 26 amino acid dimer that binds with high affinity to the(More)
The effects of vigorous training on left ventricular structure and function were evaluated in 15 top level rowers using electrocardiography, Doppler echocardiography and radionuclide angiography. All subjects were studied after 1 month of deconditioning and again after 5 months of vigorous training. After training there was an increase in the ventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Heart period variability provides useful prognostic information on autonomic cardiac control, and a strong association has been demonstrated after myocardial infarction (MI) between cardiac mortality, sudden death, and reduced total power, ultralow-frequency (ULF) power, and very-low-frequency (VLF) power. Converting enzyme inhibitors are widely(More)
We studied left ventricular diastolic function by equilibrium gated radionuclide angiography in patients as follows: 75 with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 35 with anterior or anteroseptal necrosis (Group A) and 40 with inferior, inferolateral, or posterior necrosis (Group I). The ejection fraction (EF) was lower in Group A than Group I (41.9 +/- 2.5(More)
Thirty mongrel dogs underwent proximal occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery to evaluate the comparative action of mexiletine and lidocaine on ventricular arrhythmias during myocardial reperfusion. Heart rate, arterial blood pressure, left ventricular end-diastolic pressure and dp/dt max were evaluated before and at the 20th and 25th min(More)
To evaluate the effects of late thrombolysis on left ventricular volume and function in acute myocardial infarction, two-dimensional echocardiography and radionuclide angiography were performed before discharge and after 1 year of follow-up study in 34 patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction. Of these, 10 admitted to the coronary care unit within(More)
Elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a higher subsequent mortality than younger ones, yet the reasons for this adverse prognosis are poorly understood. We compared the clinical course and the prognosis of 163 patients aged 40 to 69 years with 112 patients older than 70 years. During hospitalization period 15.9% of younger and 37.5%(More)