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This clinical study evaluated the accuracy of planar myocardial scintigraphy with antimyosin monoclonal antibodies radiolabeled with indium-111 (AMA-Fab) in the detection and localization of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Fifty-seven patients admitted for suspected AMI were studied; 17 patients underwent thrombolytic therapy with intravenous(More)
Serum kinetics of total creatine kinase (CK), CK-MB isoenzyme, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LD) and alpha-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase (HBD) activities were studied in twenty patients with acute myocardial infarction randomly assigned to receive either intracoronary urokinase (group A) or conventional (control) therapy (group(More)
The occurrence of sustained ventricular tachycardia with worsening hemodynamic performance in patients with ischemic heart disease can represent a critical event when the arrhythmia, refractory to antiarrhythmic drugs, recurs after D.C. shock. In this case temporary DDD pacing can be a reliable alternative treatment.
The purpose of our study was to evaluate, during the early phase, the coronary anatomy of the patients who suffered from an acute non-Q myocardial infarction (non-Q MI) and to correlate it with the ECG findings and with clinical evolution. We studied 76 patients (pts.), mean age 56 +/- 9 years, who had their a first non-Q MI (reinfarctions non included).(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the minimum time interval necessary to avoid the development of tolerance during nitroglycerin patch application. We studied 24 patients, aged 23 to 73 years, with ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (LV EF less than 0.40) and stable clinical conditions during 30 days before the study. All patients had(More)
In patients with depressed left ventricular function, the normal precautions during transesophageal atrial pacing may not be sufficient to prevent life threatening arrhythmias. In this article two cases of ventricular fibrillation induced during this technique, aimed at treating atrial flutter, are described.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of right ventricular involvement on the magnitude of precordial ST segment depression during inferior acute myocardial infarction. For this reason 61 patients (55 M, 6 F; mean age 53 years--range 38-73 years) admitted in our CCU for inferior acute myocardial infarction were studied by coronary(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the hemodynamic response to the intravenous administration of the angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitor captopril. Plasmatic renin activity was also monitored. The study population included 10 patients with chronic congestive heart failure: 3 were in the second NYHA functional class, 5 in the third, and 2 in(More)