Paolo Magrassi

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The plasma norepinephrine concentration (NE, ng . ml-1) in the pulmonary artery of dogs increased above resting values (0.22 +/- 0.04) for moderate (0.53 +/- 0.06) and severe exercise (1.45 +/- 0.23) and during prolonged exercise of moderate intensity (2.06 +/- 0.14). The plasma epinephrine concentration (E) increased above resting values (0.14 +/- 0.04)(More)
Free and open source software (FOSS) is considered by many, along with Wikipedia, the proof of an ongoing paradigm shift from hierarchically-managed and market-driven production of knowledge to heterarchical, collaborative and commons-based production styles. In such perspective, it has become common place to refer to FOSS as a manifestation of collective(More)
In six anesthetized dogs 70 indicator-dilution curves and phase-plane plots were recorded. Indocyanine green was injected into the superior vena cava and sampled through a dichromatic cuvette densitometer from the femoral artery. Dye-dilution curves were recorded from dogs with normal cardiovascular systems and repeated after right-to-left shunts of(More)
A true right ventricular diverticulum is a rare malformation consisting of an accessory ventricular outpouching communicating with the right ventricle through a muscular annulus and located at the right superior margin of the right ventricle. Its normal myocardial structure causes it to function as normal ventricle and in itself does not cause functional(More)
Incremental changes in the temperature (28-42.5 degrees C) of the anterior left ventricular wall in a canine, working, beating right heart bypass preparation (constant preload, afterload, and heart rate) were produced to measure the effect of regional temperature on myocardial function and blood flow. Circumferential-axis segment lengths were measured with(More)
The additive effects of propranolol and exercise on peripheral blood flow distribution were studied in conscious dogs. During treadmill exercise (8-10 km/h and 0% grade for 15 min.) cardiac performance increased significantly in parallel with myocardial and muscular blood flow (greater than 100%). Blood perfusion to liver and spleen decreased significantly(More)
Delivery of cardioplegic (CP) solutions to all regions of the myocardium is critical for optimal myocardial protection during cardiac surgery. However, there are little data regarding the effects of CP agents upon coronary vascular resistance (CVR) and CP delivery. Accordingly, we evaluated blood CP (Hct 30) delivery and CVR during 75 minutes of multi-dose(More)
This study was undertaken to examine the effects of lidocaine (L) (400 mg/liter) in a normokalemic crystalloid (S) (K +: 5 meq/liter, Na+: 120 meq/liter) and in a hyperkalemic crystalloid cardioplegic solution (K) (K+: 25 meq/liter, Na+: 120 meq/liter) during 90 min of hypothermic (28 degrees C) aortic occlusion followed by 45 min of reperfusion (R). Four(More)
This study observed the consequences of total normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on cardiac function, myocardial blood flow, and its regional distribution. To determine the potential effects of CPB per se on hemodynamic performance of the heart from the concomitant interfering influences of anesthesia, surgical procedure, and preexisting disease,(More)