Giuseppe De Cicco

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OBJECTIVE Prosthetic valve dysfunction after mitral valve replacement (MVR) may be caused by several factors, which often lead to repeated surgery. One of the most frequent determinants of reoperation is periprosthetic leakage (PPL). A few published reports have analysed PPL incidence and postoperative results after MVR, but no specific attention has been(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate postoperative outcome of emergency surgery for acute severe mitral regurgitation (ASMR) from a multicentre experience. METHODS In six centres, 279 patients (mean age 62+/-14 years, 62% female) undergoing emergency surgery for ASMR from December 1986 to March 2007 were analysed and followed up. Aetiology included acute myocardial(More)
We aimed to ascertain whether non-apraxic, focal brain-damaged patients used abnormal constructional procedures. We tested a series of consecutive patients, classified according to lesion locus and side against a matched sample of normal volunteers. Subjects had to copy the Rey-Osterreith Figure, a complex and structured item that explores copying(More)
Infective endocarditis in pregnancy has a low incidence, often being associated with a previous history of rheumatic or congenital heart disease. In most reports the disease tends to run a subacute course and to appear more frequently in the third trimester of pregnancy. We present the case of a 36-year-old woman with large vegetations on the mitral valve(More)
We report a case of a 63-year-old woman who was admitted at our institution for unstable angina with a severe coronary disease and circumflex coronary artery fistula draining to the coronary sinus (Fig. 1). Surgical treatment was revascularization of the diagonal branch (no reperfusion of the LAD) and ligation of the fistula. Fig. 1. (A) Multislice cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND The study was aimed to determine the measurement accuracy of The CDI™ blood parameter monitoring system 500 (Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation, Ann Arbor MI) in the real-time continuous measurement of arterial blood gases under different cardiocirculatory stress conditions METHODS Inotropic stimulation (Dobutamine 2.5 and 5 μg/kg/min),(More)
AIMS This study was aimed at exploring the predictive value of Doppler-Derived Mitral Deceleration Time (DT) on left ventricular reverse remodelling (LVRR) in patients with chronic ischaemic mitral regurgitation (CIMR) undergoing combined undersized mitral annuloplasty (UMRA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS AND RESULTS Two hundred and(More)
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