Ilaria Iacucci

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Aims To assess the intricate relationship between myocardial infarction (MI) location and size and their reciprocal influences on post-infarction left ventricular (LV) remodelling. A cohort of 260 reperfused ST-segment elevation MI patients was prospectively studied with cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 1 week (baseline) and 4 months (follow-up). Area(More)
Radiation exposure is a critical issue in multidetector CT (MDCT) particularly since fast MDCT scanners have become widely available, and the method has been proposed as a noninvasive diagnostic tool for an increasing number of clinical applications. Additional features of MDCT imaging affecting individual dose are related to the inappropriate use of(More)
BACKGROUND Most measures that predict survival in pulmonary hypertension (PH) relate directly to, or correlate with, right ventricular (RV) function. Direct assessment of RV function using noninvasive techniques such as cardiac MRI may therefore be an appropriate way of determining response to therapy and monitoring disease progression in PH. METHODS AND(More)
T2-weighted short-tau inversion recovery (T2w-STIR) imaging is the best approach for oedema-weighted cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as it suppresses the signal from flowing blood and from fat and enhances sensitivity to tissue fluid. The purpose of this pictorial review is to illustrate the clinical use and application of this technique in(More)
AIMS To assess the intricate relationship between myocardial infarction (MI) location and size and their reciprocal influences on post-infarction left ventricular (LV) remodelling. METHODS AND RESULTS A cohort of 260 reperfused ST-segment elevation MI patients was prospectively studied with cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 1 week (baseline) and 4(More)
PURPOSE The main hallmark of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TT-CMP) is transient ischaemia, with completely reversible regional contractile dysfunction, which involves the mid-apical segments and shows no angiographic signs of coronary artery disease (CAD). The acute and reversible myocardial injury suggests that tissue oedema may be an important marker of(More)
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