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)
OBJECTIVE We compared MRI with two-dimensional echocardiography (2dE) and Doppler echocardiography to determine the diagnostic role of MRI in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three patients with 2dE diagnosis of HCM were examined with MRI; 12 of 23 patients were also studied by color (cDE) and continuous wave (cwDE) Doppler(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess myocardial involvement in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) with no signs or symptoms of cardiac impairment (New York Heart Association functional class I). METHODS Fifty patients (45 women, 5 men, age 53.3 +/- 12.9 yrs) who did not complain of serious diseases other than SSc were recruited out of 119 consecutive patients with(More)
We reevaluated the magnetic resonance (MR) examinations of 38 healthy volunteers (control group, CG) and of 124 patients with RV arrhythmia with left bundle branch block (LBBB) morphology: 45 with episodes of RV sustained tachycardia and of polymorphic RV premature beats (RVST-PPB group); 36 with only RV outflow tract sustained or not sustained tachycardia(More)
We studied the role of telecardiology in reducing unnecessary hospital admissions of patients with suspected life-threatening cardiac events (CEs), evaluated by general practitioners (GPs). Over one month, 456 consecutive patients (mean age 65 years, SD 19) complaining of typical (10%) or atypical (42%) chest pain, palpitations (19%), dyspnoea (19%) or(More)
The aim of our study was to define cardiac morphological and functional abnormalities of right ventricular dysplasia by magnetic resonance imaging. Twenty-two healthy volunteers (age, 37.7 +/- 14.2 years) free of cardiac or respiratory diseases (group I) and 12 patients (age, 41.9 +/- 15.8 years) with clinical, electrophysiological and cineangiographic(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)
We examined three groups: 29 patients suffering from balance disorders and craniomandibular disorders but from vestibular disease; 21 patients suffering from balance disorders, craniomandibular disorders and vestibular disease; 26 patients suffering from craniomandibular disorders but not from vestibular disease or balance disorders. All cases were examined(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of the cervical region and the stomatognathic system on the balance control. We examined 35 healthy subjects and 201 balance disorder patients; of the 201 patients 60 suffered also from craniomandibular disorders (CMD) and 40 from cervical rachis disease. All cases were tested by computerized stabilometry(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)