Monica Ciamei

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aortic stenosis, causing flow abnormalities, disturbs the normal hemodynamics in the common carotid arteries. The aim of the present study was to investigate the remodeling process of the common carotid arteries after surgical correction of aortic stenosis. METHODS Eleven subjects with aortic stenosis were studied before and 1 and 6(More)
Human serum paraoxonase (PON1) is an HDL-associated enzyme involved in the protection of lipoproteins from oxidation. A polymorphism at position 192 (Gln/Arg) influences its activity in a substrate-dependent manner. The aim of the present study was to evaluate, in vivo, the contribution of the PON1-192 polymorphism to the protective effect of HDLs. Three(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that blood and plasma viscosities are associated with clinical manifestations of atherosclerosis, though evidence is not conclusive particularly in women. OBJECTIVE To verify whether hematocrit and blood and plasma viscosities are independently associated with carotid atherosclerosis and whether their measurement can improve the(More)
According to the focal nature of atherosclerosis, ischemic stroke is frequently unilateral. Atherosclerotic plaques are favoured by local hemodynamic factors as low wall shear stress and/or elevated circumferential wall tension. Aim of the present study was to investigate the possible association between hemodynamic forces and cerebrovascular disease.(More)
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