Giuseppina Barletta

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Bromocriptine, a dopamine agonist, is known to lower cardiovascular mortality in L-dopa-treated patients with Parkinson's disease, probably by reducing the cardiac sympathetic activity. We aimed at unmasking the central effects of bromocriptine on the heart by power spectrum analysis. Ten healthy subjects (aged 31+/-2 years) in supine and sitting positions(More)
In experimental animals, C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) has vasodilating, hypotensive, and natriuretic activities. The role of circulating CNP in the overall regulation of cardiac and renal function in humans is less defined, in both health and disease. We measured cardiac volumes, diastolic and systolic functions, systemic (Doppler echocardiography) and(More)
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