Michele Di Mauro

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OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the role of angiotensin type 1 receptor gene (AGTR1) polymorphism (A1166C) in left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) mediated by the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) in endurance athletes. METHODS A group of 74 white, healthy male endurance athletes, aged between 25 and 40 yr, were enrolled in this study. All of them(More)
OBJECTIVE It is uncertain whether mitral valve replacement is really inferior to mitral valve repair for the treatment of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation. This multicenter study aimed at providing a contribution to this issue. METHODS Of 1006 patients with chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation and impaired left ventricular function (ejection(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate early and late results of reoperative coronary artery bypass grafting compared with those of first coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS From November 21, 1994, to December 31, 2001, 4,381 patients underwent isolated coronary revascularization: among these patients, 274 (6.3%) underwent a redo.(More)
OBJECTIVE Day 0 intensive care unit (ICU) discharge allows to use one ICU bed for two patients. Results of this policy were analysed. METHODS From January 1998 to June 2001, 1194 patients who had myocardial revascularization in the morning were discharged on the same day (Group 0, n=647), or one (Group 1, n=521) or many days (Group 2, n=26) after surgery.(More)
A 71-year-old female developed a painless neck mass three months following an aortic valve replacement, mitral commissurotomy, and coronary artery bypass. A cervical trunk angio revealed a pseudoaneurysm supplied from a branch of the thyrocervical trunk, which was successfully excised.
BACKGROUND Acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) may represent a life-threatening event, characterized by rapidly progressive cardiac compromise that ultimately leads to refractory cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides effective cardiocirculatory support in this circumstance, but few clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Early and midterm clinical and echocardiographic results after mitral valve (MV) surgery for chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation were investigated to evaluate the validity of the criteria for repair or replacement applied by us. METHODS From 1988 to 2002, 102 patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation underwent MV surgery (82 repairs and 20(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of treating or not treating moderate-or-more functional tricuspid regurgitation in patients with functional mitral regurgitation undergoing mitral valve surgery. METHODS From January 1988 to March 2003, 110 patients with functional mitral regurgitation undergoing mitral(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the 20-year clinical outcome of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with bilateral internal mammary arteries (BIMAs) using two different configurations, in situ versus Y-graft. METHODS From September 1991 to December 2002, 2150 patients with multivessel coronary artery disease underwent(More)
The superiority of the left internal mammary artery over the saphenous vein graft led many surgeons to adopt bilateral internal mammary artery (BIMA) as a good surgical option for further improving late outcome of patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. However, routine use of BIMA was limited by some potential drawbacks: the increase of deep(More)