Marco Brieda

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BACKGROUND The management of patients with acute chest pain is a common and difficult challenge from the epidemiological, clinical, organizational and malpractice points of view. Our purpose was to test and implement a simple clinical protocol for the management of patients with acute chest pain and at low-risk for an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) at the(More)
Upgrading of a pacing system in the presence of a subclavian occlusion is technically challenging. We describe the case of a patient who underwent a successful upgrading procedure of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) to a biventricular defibrillator (ICD-CRT) in the presence of a suboccluded left subclavian vein, using a collateral vein that(More)
OBJECTIVE The performances of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and leads are important issues for healthcare providers and patients. In 2007 Sprint Fidelis leads were found to be associated with an increased failure rate and so the purpose of the study was to evaluate long-term mortality and clinical outcomes in patients implanted with Sprint Fidelis(More)
Atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction, however its pathophysiological mechanisms are not fully understood. We describe the unusual case of a 76-year old woman admitted for non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, who developed multiple episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation triggered by(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the fact that magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional pacemaker and lead systems have been introduced more than 5 years ago, it is still not clear whether they have actually facilitated the access of pacemaker patients to this important diagnostic tool. Factors limiting MR scans in daily practice in patients with MR-conditional cardiac(More)
From a group of 142 patient with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter treated with DC shock, we selected 5 cases who showed a marked ST segment elevation immediately after electrical cardioversion. Only two patients, who received high voltage DC shock (950 and 1220 Joules) revealed prolonged and significant increase of CPK values. Our data suggest that ST(More)
The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between occurrence of hemorrhagic complications, kinetic of fibrinogen degradation-regeneration and the changes of prothrombin time (PT), partial thromboplastin time (PTT), after intravenous administration of Streptokinase (SK), 1.500.000 U., in acute myocardial infarction. 45 selected patients with(More)