Pietro Vandoni

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AIMS The aim of this study was to correlate total and differential leucocyte (WBC) count with myocardial blush, peak CK levels, and left ventricular (LV) functional recovery at 6 months in 238 consecutive acute myocardial infarction (MI) patients treated with successful primary coronary angioplasty (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS Total and differential WBC(More)
BACKGROUND ST-segment elevation (SigmaSTe) recovery and the angiographic myocardial blush (MB) grade are useful markers of microvascular reperfusion after recanalization of the infarct-related artery. We investigated the ability of a combined analysis of MB grade and SigmaSTe changes to identify different patterns of myocardial reperfusion shortly after(More)
We describe four cases of patients with multiple coronary drug eluting stent implantation who underwent major surgery (cardiac and noncardiac) early after stent implantation and needed premature interruption of dual antiplatelet therapy. The transitory withdrawal of oral antiplatelet therapy was accomplished without complications with the use of an IIb/IIIa(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effect of periprocedural antibiotic treatment with roxithromycin on circulating cell adhesion molecules and restenosis after coronary stent implantation. METHODS Case-control study enrolling 25 consecutive patients submitted to coronary stenting for stable, single-vessel coronary artery disease, treated(More)
BACKGROUND Serum cystatin C (Cys-C), a good marker of renal function, predicts prognosis in non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS). However, no data are available on the time course of Cys-C values after discharge. In this study, Cys-C was measured during admission (ACS sample) and 6 weeks after discharge, and was correlated with troponin(More)
Gastroepiploic arterial aneurysm (GEAA) is a rare condition, but the rupture risk is very high. We report the case of a patient with incidental finding of GEAA during US examination. The diagnosis was confirmed by a computed tomography and an angiographic study. A classic laparotomy with aneurysmectomy has been successfully performed.
BACKGROUND Inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndromes. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the time course and the clinical relevance of inflammatory markers in patients with unstable angina undergoing successful coronary stent implantation. METHODS Fifty-six patients (33 with unstable and 23 with stable(More)
Early achievement of TIMI 3 (normal) flow in the infarct-related artery is the goal of therapy of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in order to reduce infarct size and improve clinical outcome. By the mid 1990s mechanical treatment (primary angioplasty) has been recognized as the best method to gain this goal but fibrinolysis still remains the standard of(More)
Early risk stratification and an invasive approach (coronary angiography and reperfusion if indicated) have recently emerged as the treatment of choice in non-ST elevation acute coronary syndromes. An aggressive pharmacologic therapy, i.e. glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists, is also more effective in case of risk assessment at the time of the admission of(More)