Grazia Valsecchi

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This study assessed left atrial (LA) dimension as a potential predictor of outcome in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC). From the Italian Registry for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, 1,491 patients (mean age 47 +/- 17 years; 61% men; 19% obstructive), followed for 9.4 +/- 7.4 years after the initial echocardiographic evaluation, constituted the study group. The(More)
Hunter disease is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder characterized by progressive storage of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and multi-organ impairment. The central nervous system (CNS) is involved in at least 50% of cases. Since 2006, the enzymatic replacement therapy (ERT) is available but with no effect on the cognitive impairment, as the present(More)
Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is a rare X-linked disorder caused by lysosomal storage of several glycosphingolipids, affecting virtually all organs and systems. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for AFD has been available since 2001. Due to the highly variable nature of clinical manifestations in patients with AFD, it is very difficult to assess disease(More)
Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a well-known multiple congenital anomalies/intellectual disability syndrome with genetic heterogeneity and wide clinical variability, regarding the severity of both the intellectual disabilities and the physical features, not completely explained by the genotype-phenotype correlations known to date. The aim of the study was the(More)
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