Placido Grillo

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BACKGROUND There is some controversy as to whether tirofiban or eptifibatide, two small anti-aggregating drugs (AAD), may reduce the incidence of composite ischemic events within one year in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the real clinical world. METHODS We compared consecutive patients on oral double AAD (with clopidogrel(More)
Images are presented of coronary reperfusion that occurred shortly after insertion of an intra-aortic balloon pump for counter-pulsation in 3 patients with acute myocardial infarction refractory to thrombolytic therapy and hemodynamic derangement. It is shown that prophylactic intra-aortic balloon pump use may facilitate percutaneous coronary intervention(More)
The prevalence of isolated right ventricular infarction is 0.4-2.4% in autopsy series and may occur by at least three different mechanisms, of which occlusion of a nondominant right coronary artery is reviewed here. Although rare, as oxygen demand/supply of the right is lower than that of the left ventricle, due to the smaller muscular mass, and it has a(More)
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