Luca Corsiglia

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Our aim was to define the distribution of monocyte subsets in a cohort of congestive heart failure (CHF) patients, to verify whether increased severity of CHF is linked to the expansion of specific monocyte subsets, and finally to investigate the relationship between monocyte subset relative frequencies, laboratory parameters of inflammation, and monocyte(More)
AIMS Congestive heart failure (CHF) can be thought of as a state of chronic immune activation. Polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) apoptosis is one of the mechanisms responsible for the resolution of inflammation. A reduced PMN apoptotic rate in CHF patients may generate a persistent inflammatory response and hence mediate tissue damage in this group of(More)
UNLABELLED The aims of this study were to assess the value of dobutamine echocardiography in identifying myocardial hibernation versus stunning and to elucidate the underlying pathophysiological mechanism of the contractile impairment. METHODS Twenty-one patients with isolated stenosis of the left anterior descending artery were evaluated 1 mo after(More)
The cell adhesion molecule CD146 is normally located at the endothelial cell-to-cell junction and colocalizes with actin cytoskeleton. The soluble form of CD146 (sCD146) has been identified in the endothelial cell supernatant and in normal human plasma, and is increased in pathologic conditions with altered endothelial function. Soluble CD146 binding to(More)
After myocardial infarction, regional dysfunction can occur in viable myocardial regions because of the presence of baseline hypoperfusion. Recent evidence suggests that these areas may maintain a residual perfusion reserve. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether oral nisoldipine can increase regional myocardial blood flow (MBF) in dyssynergic(More)
The increasing evidence on the favourable cost/effectiveness impact of the comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for the treatment of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular conditions have imposed to healthcare services a major attention on a critical analysis of the results in different clinical indications and delivery organisations. The Regional Health(More)
Silent myocardial ischaemia has been documented in various clinical entities. Exercise testing and ambulatory ECG monitoring are the most widely used tests for documenting silent ischaemia, and both exercise-induced and daily life ischaemia have the potential to trigger prolonged functional and structural changes. Numerous clinical investigations in(More)
The decision to treat hypercholesterolemia must take into account both the risk of death and myocardial infarction and the risk/benefit ratio of treatment. Nowadays there is convincing evidence that hypercholesterolemia in patients with previous myocardial infarction is an important prognostic factor: furthermore, the excess of risk due to cholesterol is(More)
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