Giuliana Bardelli

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Myocardial reflectivity, as assessed by calibrated integrated backscatter (cIB) analysis, is a non-invasive surrogate for the amount of left ventricular (LV) fibrosis. The aim of this study was to assess the myocardial reflectivity pattern in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), and to evaluate its relationship with(More)
False tendons (FT) are fibrous or fibromuscular structures which cross the ventricular cavity with no connections with valvular leaflets. They were considered for a long time as normal structures but now cardiologists are interested because of the possible association with the so-called innocent murmur, and even more so for the role they can have in(More)
Twenty-three patients with mild heart failure (I-II NYHA classes) on digitalis and diuretics were assigned to the following treatment in a random and double-blind fashion: ibopamine-captopril, ibopamine-placebo, captopril-placebo, and placebo-placebo. The doses of captopril and ibopamine were respectively 25 mg t.i.d. and 100 mg t.i.d. The incremental(More)
The "edge to edge" or "double orifice" technique is a new surgical option of mitral repair when functional valve insufficiency is present, due to ischemic or dilated cardiomyopathy. This technique is not frequently used and radically changes mitral anatomy and hemodynamic. Therefore, echocardiographic examination is completely different and implies good(More)
BACKGROUND The fast normalisation of the ST, after thrombolysis, is early sign related to coronary artery reperfusion and to prognosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The aim of this analysis is the evaluation, in the large patients cohort of the GISSI-2 trial, of the relationship between the ST segment evolution after fibrinolytic therapy of AMI and(More)
BACKGROUND The standard invasive procedure to evaluate graft patency is selective coronary angiography. The recent introduction of a new generation of multidetector row computed tomography made possible the noninvasive study of grafts with excellent results in terms of visualization and resolution. We used computed tomography to study all patients with a(More)
The conventional treatment of mitral insufficiency, due to posterior leaflet prolapse, is quadrangular resection. This technique sacrifices a great amount of valve tissue resulting in leaflet stiffness and altered annular geometry. To avoid such problems we performed a small triangular leaflet resection sparing the second-order chordae, a folding plasty,(More)
A frequent reason of admission to the emergency room is blunt chest trauma following car accidents. Chest injuries may cause a wide range of cardiac lesions, extending from myocardial contusion, to heart or great vessels rupture, to valvular lesions. We present a case of aortic valve rupture after blunt chest trauma.
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY The new Sorin Freedom SOLO pericardial stentless valve is designed for supra-annular implantation, and requires only one running suture. It can be implanted with a short cross-clamp time, and is designed to offer the same hemodynamic advantages of other stentless valves. The study aim was to evaluate the prospective(More)