Mauri Giovanni Mazzei

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The recent discovery of cardiac endocrine function, together with the development of accurate and feasible assay methods for cardiac natriuretic hormone evaluation, i.e. for B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and inactive peptide NT-proBNP have confirmed their pathophysiological and clinical significance for cardiovascular disease assessment. Concerning heart(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)
Infusions of DL-carnitine are reported to improve the tolerance to atrial pacing of patients with angina pectoris. In the present study, six patients with angina of effort and triple vessel disease received two placebo and two carnitine infusions administered in a double-blind randomized fashion. Carnitine did not affect either the double product (heart(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)
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)
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)
Aim of the study was to evaluate whether frequency of myocardial ischemic attacks at rest (IA) had any identifiable distribution during 24-hour periods. Two ECG leads were continuously recorded by an Oxford 4-24 tape recorder for a total of 148 days in 10 patients admitted to CCU because of frequent spontaneous anginal attacks. During 48 days, in absence of(More)
Evaluating the performances of the instrumentation for Ambulatory ECG (AECG) analysis is a need largely recognized by both manufacturers and users. The most generally accepted method is the beat-by-beat comparison with annotated data bases, representing the different ECG abnormalities. Available data bases are aimed at arrhythmias detection evaluation,(More)
The 24-h ambulatory electrocardiograms of 15 patients with both variant angina and ischaemia-related arrhythmias were analyzed to correlate cardiac pain with the following variables: site, type, duration and magnitude of ECG changes, presence and type of arrhythmias and time of occurrence of ischaemic attacks during the 24-h. Apart from sublingual nitrate(More)
In the diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, long-term ECG recording has several distinct advantages. It allows one to relate patient symptoms to cardiac disturbances and to detect asymptomatic events, reveals the possible ischemic genesis of arrhythmias, and it is the most suitable method to assess the acute and chronic effectiveness of treatment and the(More)