Natale Daniele Brunetti

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BACKGROUND A limited number of studies have used Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) to evaluate the effect of statin therapy on left ventricular dysfunction in patients with chronic heart failure. In this work, we aimed to determine whether statin administration influenced prognosis, inflammatory activation and myocardial performance evaluated by Tissue Doppler(More)
Background. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can exert proatherogenic activities due to its direct action on vessel walls and/or via the chronic inflammatory process involving the liver. Aims. To clarify the role of HCV in atherosclerosis development in monoinfected HCV patients at different degrees of liver fibrosis and with no risk factors for coronary(More)
We read with great interest the review by Scholzel et al. [1], about chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hyperten-sion (CTEPH), and especially, the sections on pathophysi-ology, risk factors and diagnostic work-up. However, we would like a further comment about congenital abnormalities causing hypercoagulability in these subjects. In fact, in our experience(More)
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