Giovanbattista Capozzi

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AIMS We sought to assess the indexes of myocardial activation delay, using Doppler myocardial imaging (DMI), as potential predictors of cardiac events in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The distribution and magnitude of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy are not uniform in patients with HCM, which results in heterogeneity of regional LV(More)
AIMS Ostium secundum atrial septal defect (osASD) is one of the most common cardiac malformations. Few data are available on the familial recurrence of congenital heart disease (CHD), in particular, in a large group of patients with isolated osASD. The aim is to investigate the familial recurrence of CHD in up to third-degree relatives from a large sample(More)
OBJECTIVE Significant and balanced pulmonary artery (PA) growth following arterial duct (AD) stenting has already been reported in literature. However, no data are so far available about the role of this percutaneous approach in promoting PA growth in the case of congenital heart disease (CHD) with completely duct-dependent pulmonary blood flow (CDD-PBF).(More)
Significant and balanced PA growth following arterial duct (AD) stenting has already been consistently reported in literature. However, to date, no data are available about the role of this approach as palliation of congenital heart disease with a duct-dependent discontinuous pulmonary artery (dPA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the fate of a dPA of(More)
AIMS Although a family history of coronary artery disease (CAD) is an established factor influencing lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels, the effect of sex on Lp(a) concentration remains unclear. A potential cause of the conflicting findings regarding the effect of sex on this novel CAD risk factor is the limited ability of the studies, to date, to adequately(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is an early manifestation of atherosclerosis. Our group has previously demonstrated that a parental history of premature myocardial infarction (PHPMI) is associated with an increase in carotid IMT in children-adolescents (mean age 13 years) and young adults (mean age 24 years). The aim of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the impact of arterial duct (AD) stenting in promoting catch-up growth of hypoplastic pulmonary artery (PA) tree in congenital heart disease with duct-dependent pulmonary circulation (CHD-DPC). BACKGROUND Significant and balanced PA growth following AD stenting has already been consistently reported in the(More)
An increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is detectable in young subjects with parental history of premature myocardial infarction (PHPMI) or hypertension (PHH). In this study we evaluated if PHPMI and PHH exert a different influence on carotid IMT and if their conjunction produces additive effects. High-resolution B-mode ultrasonographic evaluation(More)
INTRODUCTION Adolescents' cigarette smoking is related to several factors. The aim of this study among high school students was to test the hypothesis that factors related to smoking behavior could differ in early (14-16-year-old students, younger age group) vs. late (17-21-year-old students, older age group) adolescence. METHODS The smoking behavior of(More)