Laura Ragni

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BACKGROUND Restenosis after carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a poorly described phenomenon. Studies have reported a variable incidence ranging from 4% to 19.7% at 1 year of follow-up. Doppler Ultrasound (DUS) is now routinely used in the follow-up after CAS and endarterectomy with optimal accuracy in detecting significant restenosis, compared to digital(More)
BACKGROUND Severe primary mitral regurgitation (MR) carries a significant incidence of mortality and morbidity. Though a number of prognostic factors have been identified, the best timing for mitral valve repair is still debated. We assessed the role of Left Atrial Volume Indexed (LAVI) as predictor of adverse events after mitral valve surgery. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Intracranial hemorrhage is the most serious complication of anticoagulant therapy and is itself an absolute contraindication to further treatment. CASE REPORT We present the case of a 78-year-old patient with permanent atrial fibrillation and previous intracranial hemorrhage during oral anticoagulation therapy, who was a candidate for(More)
Although carotid artery stenting is a safe and effective treatment for preventing ischaemic stroke in significant carotid atherosclerotic disease, it can be complicated by in-stent restenosis (ISR). Factors involved in the ISR process are both mechanical and patient-related, but the most important is the neointimal thickening within stent struts, leading to(More)
BACKGROUND In 1990 the American Heart Association (AHA) established a standard 0.05 to 150Hz bandwidth for the routine recording of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs). However, subsequent studies have indicated a very high prevalence of deviations from the recommended cutoffs. OBJECTIVE This prospective observational study investigates the impact of 40Hz(More)
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