Giuseppe Molinari

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Aim of our work was to validate magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in detecting occlusion/patency of coronary artery bypass grafts. Twenty patients with previous history of bypass surgery and recurrent episodes of chest pain were enrolled. Two patients could not be studied (claustrophobia, erratic breathing). Thus, 18 patients with 51 bypasses were(More)
PURPOSE To test three-dimensional (3D), navigator-echo magnetic resonance (MR) coronary angiography in detecting stenoses of the coronary arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two patients (age range, 50-79 years) underwent MR coronary angiography (1.5 T). A navigator-echo sequence was used. Two or three 15% overlapped transverse slabs were acquired. Data(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate coronary artery stents with MR. Thirty-eight patients underwent MR imaging 48.1±6.6 days (range 38–60 days) after placement of 47 coronary stents of 11 different types, using navigator echo (NE) and cine gradient-echo (GE) techniques. For both sequences the low signal artifact was used to localize the stent, whereas the(More)
UNLABELLED Various functional indicators are utilized to measure outcome in cardiac rehabilitation. Little information exists regarding the role played by psychological variables during the rehabilitative period, after cardiac valve surgery. The present study aims at exploring the relationship existing between different levels of functional capacity(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to verify in a long-term follow-up whether frequent monomorphic right ventricle extrasystoles may progress to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD). BACKGROUND Frequent monomorphic right ventricle extrasystoles are generally considered benign. However, in patients with this pattern, cardiac magnetic(More)
Epidemiologic reports on food-borne diseases from different countries show not infrequently outbreaks due to histamine toxicity. The Authors were interested in assessing the relative importance of this nosological entity in Italy and made a global review of old and recent literature on the subject referring also their earliest data on a recently performed(More)
The effects of vestibular stimuli on the vagal efferent complex were examined in cats under chloralose anasthesia. The results showed that two functionally distinct groups of vagal efferent fibres are excited by vestibular stimuli. The neural complex involved in the delayed vestibulo-vagal response (latency of 15-22 msec) lies at the orbital surface of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the feasibility of using contrast enhanced colour Doppler echocardiography to determine left ventricular (LV) mass and to compare its accuracy with LV mass obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Images were acquired in the short axis plane of the heart, derived from coronal and sagittal scout views and double oblique(More)