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BACKGROUND Intravascular stenting is the procedure of choice in the treatment of vascular stenoses. However, in infants and small children large sheaths are needed, and adult-size stents cannot be implanted. The Valeo Biliary Lifestent (Edwards Lifesciences Irvine, CA) is low profile and can be dilated up to 18-20 mm. We aimed to report on early and(More)
  • Giuseppe Santoro, Gianpiero Gaio, +5 authors Maria Giovanna Russo
  • Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions…
  • 2015
OBJECTIVES To evaluate early results, learning-curve changes, and mid-term outcome of arterial duct (AD) stenting in congenital heart disease with duct-dependent pulmonary circulation (CHD-DPC) in a high-volume, tertiary referral center. BACKGROUND In spite of wide acceptance as cost-effective alternative to surgical palliation, AD stenting indications,(More)
Wideband satellite communication systems may suffer from the slow carrier phase fluctuations due to imperfections in the transmitter and receiver oscillators. The issue is particularly relevant (as the relevant performance degradation is non-negligible) when low cost RF oscillators (LNCs) are adopted. One of the most efficient approaches is compensating for(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the impact of arterial duct (AD) stenting in promoting catch-up growth of hypoplastic pulmonary artery (PA) tree in congenital heart disease with duct-dependent pulmonary circulation (CHD-DPC). BACKGROUND Significant and balanced PA growth following AD stenting has already been consistently reported in the(More)
We introduce in this paper a low-complexity joint carrier frequency and phase recovery algorithm for coherent detection/decoding of a turbo-coded 16-QAM signal. The estimator (which can be actually applied to any linear modulation scheme) is based on a pseudo-Maximum Likelihood (ML) approach, and unlike previously published works, makes iterative use of(More)
In up-to-date receiver architectures the gain and phase mismatch between the I and Q signal paths may degrade significantly the overall link performance. An alternative cost effective solution to expensive analog components with small tolerances, which make the I/Q mismatch effect negligible, consists in estimating and compensating it through appropriate(More)