Pasquale Guarini

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BACKGROUND G20210A prothrombin mutation has been associated with high prothrombin levels and an increased risk of venous thrombosis. The role of this common polymorphism, as well as that of prothrombin levels, in determining the risk of arterial disease is still somewhat controversial. METHODS AND RESULTS We determined the prevalence of the G20210A(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary flow reserve (CFR) may be reduced even in the absence of coronary artery disease. We investigated the determinants of CFR impairment in Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and in arterial hypertension (HTN) without epicardial coronary artery stenosis. METHODS Twenty-eight patients with DM2 and 27 with HTN, both with normal coronary(More)
After percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), stress-echocardiography and gated single photon emission computerized tomography (g-SPECT) are usually performed but both tools have technical limitations. The present study evaluated results of PTCA of left anterior descending artery (LAD) six months after PTCA, by combining transthoracic Doppler(More)
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