Giuseppina D'Apolito

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BACKGROUND In patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, mortality rate and quality of life are unsatisfactory. We investigated the effects of the metabolic agent trimetazidine (TMZ) on exercise tolerance and prognostic markers B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and cardiac troponin T (cTnT) plasma levels. METHODS Fifty patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy(More)
UNLABELLED In order to evaluate the prevalence of carotid atherosclerosis (CA) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and to identify the differential role of traditional risk factors, we analyzed data concerning 290 patients aged 61.9 +/- 10.8 years who underwent color duplex ultrasound of extracranial arteries before coronary angiography.(More)
Left ventricular remodeling, through long-term left ventricular chamber dilation and increased wall stress can result in alteration of ventricular architecture and impairment of systolic and diastolic performance. Most of the studies regard post acute myocardial infarction remodeling, knowledge is still lacking about preoperative and postoperative factors(More)
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