Marinella Mazzei

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Which are the causes of death among Chileans today? Long-term perspectives During the last decades, Chile experienced substantial socioeconomic, epidemiological and demographic changes. These resulted, among other consequences, in a deceleration of population growth, a notorious decrease in fertility rates, and one of the most rapid and deepest drop in(More)
Asymptomatic episodes of ST segment and/or T wave changes are often reported during Holter monitoring in patients with angina pectoris. However, the interpretation of such changes is debated relative to silent myocardial ischemia. We studied 11 patients admitted to the CCU because of frequent episodes of unstable anginal attacks who had undergone repeated(More)
PURPOSE To report the endovascular treatment of a subtotal occlusion of the innominate artery giving rise to subclavian steal syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS A 60-year-old man in general good health was admitted to the hospital for sudden onset of amaurosis in the right eye. Thrombosis of the central retinal artery was diagnosed. Physical examination, color(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to evaluate the healing process of the bronchial stump after pneumonectomy reinforced with different pedicled flaps in an animal model. The specimens were analyzed by means of histology and immunohistochemistry. MATERIALS AND METHODS We have considered 45 New Zealand White male rabbits that underwent a left(More)
Visual monitoring at the central station of coronary care units (CCUs) may not adequately assess the presence and frequency of transient asymptomatic ST segment changes in patients with unstable angina. We have performed continuous 24-h electrocardiographic recordings over a total period of 50 days in 10 patients admitted to our CCU with frequent attacks of(More)
While the use of the 24 hour Holter monitoring for the detection of the cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances is well established, its applicability to the monitoring of the ST segment and T wave for the detection of myocardial ischemia is controversial. For these reasons the Holter monitoring is mainly confined to the detection of cadiac(More)
Following the casual observation reported by one anginal patient of ours, of improvement of its claudicatio intermittens with application of isosorbide dinitrate ointment directly on the leg suffering pain, we undertook a study to assess the possible use of the drug in peripheral vascular disease in a group of 10 patients suffering of a severe form of(More)
Eleven patients with frequent episodes of variant angina underwent 24-hour electrocardiographic monitoring in a coronary care unit for a total of 70 days to assess circadian variation in ischemic episodes and its correlation with circadian heart rate (HR) rhythm. In each patient a series of 4 to 13 consecutive days, in the absence of therapy, with 8 or more(More)
In the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, long-term electrocardiographic recording has several distinct advantages. It allows one to relate patient symptoms to cardiac disturbances and to detect asymptomatic events, furnishes the whole spectrum of electrocardiographic alterations accompanying ischemic attacks, reveals the possible ischemic genesis of(More)
In 10 patients with frequent anginal attacks admitted to CCU, 2-lead ECG Holter monitoring (H-M) was performed for a total of 10 days. The number of ischemic episodes detected by retrospective analysis of H-M was compared with the number detected on the basis of symptoms and continuous visual ECG monitoring in CCU (CCU-M) by highly trained staff. A total of(More)