Maria Cristina Caporale

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Miller Fisher syndrome is characterized by ataxia, ophthalmoplegia, and reduced or absent tendon reflexes. Generally, it is considered an acute postinfectious paralytic illness caused by a wide variety of infections including Campylobacter jejuni. The authors report the case of a 10-year-old girl with Miller Fisher syndrome who had a previous infection of(More)
A sharp and unusually high increase in the serum of glutamic-oxalacetic and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase and of lactic-dehydrogenase accompanied the terminal events, acute pulmonary edema with cardiogenic shock, in 2 patients suffering from chronic congestive heart failure caused by dilatative myocardiopathy. Experimental and clinical data raises the(More)
Atrial vectorcardiograms (vcg) were analysed in 23 patients with partial (n = 15) or complete (n = 8) forms of atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD). The rotation and the projection of the maximum left atrial vector (MLAV) on the frontal plane (FP) and on the horizontal plane (HP) were noted. To assess the possible influence of the degree of left-to-right(More)
Electrical ventricular activation was studied by means of electrocardiogram and vectorcardiogram in 62 patients, 55 women and 7 men, affected by systemic sclerosis of average disease duration of 10.3 years. 45% of the patients showed the "diffused form" of the disease and 55% the "limited form". The vectorcardiogram showed some alterations of the(More)
Clinical picture and diagnostic methods in a patient with primary pericardial mesothelioma are described. Echocardiography shows an intrapericardial mass in direct continuity with left ventricular wall. Magnetic resonance imaging is essential to define mass dimension and extension and show cardiac wall and contiguous tissues infiltration. The histological(More)
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