P. G. Brambilla

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AIMS Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) may represent a novel class of biomarkers; therefore, we examined whether acute myocardial infarction (MI) modulates miRNAs plasma levels in humans and mice. METHODS AND RESULTS Healthy donors (n = 17) and patients (n = 33) with acute ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) were evaluated. In one cohort (n = 25), the first(More)
OBJECTIVES Feline cardiomyopathies (CMs) represent a heterogeneous group of myocardial diseases. The most common CM is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), followed by restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). Studies comparing survival and outcome for different types of CM are scant. Furthermore, little is known about the cardiovascular consequences of systemic(More)
OBJECTIVES To retrospectively compare and contrast the clinical presentation, diagnostic findings and survival in Boxer dogs with cardiomyopathy, with or without left ventricular (LV) systolic failure. ANIMALS, MATERIALS AND METHODS Medical records of Boxers referred between 1993 and 2008 in which a diagnosis of ventricular arrhythmias and/or(More)
In this work we investigated which mitral valve leaflet was most often involved in mitral valve prolapse with degenerative mitral valve disease and whether there was an association with breed, age, gender, or weight. Five hundred and thirty-seven dogs with mitral valve prolapse-degenerative mitral valve disease were assessed; the cross-breed dog was the(More)
We have characterized the time course of muscle pathology development during the postnatal maturation of quadriceps and tibialis anterior muscle in dystrophic golden retriever dogs. We determined the percentages of degenerating, regenerating, calcium-positive, hypercontracted, albumin-positive, and C3 complement fraction-positive muscle fibers and the(More)
OBJECTIVES Determine whether valve morphology, pulmonary annulus diameter, aortic/pulmonic annulus ratio, balloon-to-annulus ratio (BAR), pre-pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty (PBV), Doppler gradient, and residual Doppler gradient are independent predictors of immediate and long-term results after PBV in dogs as in humans. ANIMALS, MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
A 9-year-old, spayed, female Maremmano shepherd had a bilateral mastectomy for multiple mammary adenocarcinomas 2 years previous and was referred to the Cardiology Service of the School of Veterinary Medicine of Milan after an acute episode of cardiogenic collapse. Because of severe cardiovascular symptoms and poor prognosis, the dog was euthanized.(More)
A veterinary electronic patient record, compliant with the IT standards (HL7, DICOM and IHE), was developed at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Milan (Italy) in order to improve the veterinary hospital workflows, making the stored clinical data more homogenous and sharable, thereby increasing the integration with current and future software(More)
BACKGROUND Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MVD) is the most common acquired heart disease in dogs, and the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) is the most studied breed because of the high prevalence, early onset and hereditary component evidenced in the breed. MVD has different severity levels, and there are many practical limitations in identifying its(More)