Joseph Lanfranchi

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In 40 hypertensive patients continuous ECG recording was done before and after 30 days treatment with indapamide 2.5 mg. There was no change in heart rate. In addition, the incidence of extrasystoles was not changed in patients in whom the ECG was normal before treatment (30 cases) or in 8 of the 10 patients who had an incidence of more than 1%(More)
Forty-nine diabetic patients (26 type I and 23 type II), free of cardiovascular disease symptoms, were compared with 32 controls in a noninvasive study of left ventricular (LV) function. Absence of ischemic cardiopathy was confirmed by routine investigations and an exercise electrocardiogram using 12 leads with a thallium-201 myocardial scintigraphy.(More)
In order to detect evidence of cardiac autonomic neuropathy, 24-hour continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was carried out on fifty-one diabetic patients (thirty-one IDD, twenty NIDD) and twenty-two healthy controls taking no treatment which could alter the heart rate. In the diabetic patients the minimum 24-hour heart-rate and the mean sleeping heart(More)
Myocardial failure may complicate hyperthyroidism. Some authors consider that preexisting myocardial lesions are necessary for its development. We studied a case of myocardial failure, presenting as a dilated cardiomyopathy, complicating hyperthyroidism in a 57 year old woman. She had a bio-clinical evaluation and a haemodynamic study with endomyocardial(More)
The case of a 71 year old woman with an idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is reported. Bidimensional ultrasonography was in favor of endomyocardial involvement. This case was original as nephrotic syndrome developed, due to membranous glomerulopathy which was complicated with renal vein thrombosis. Both eosinophilia and nephrotic syndrome greatly(More)