Raffaele Carotenuto

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AIMS Insulin resistance (IR) represents, at the same time, cause and consequence of heart failure (HF) and affects prognosis in HF patients, but pathophysiological mechanisms remain unclear. Hyperinsulinemia, which characterizes IR, enhances sympathetic drive, and it can be hypothesized that IR is associated with impaired cardiac sympathetic innervation in(More)
The clinical outcome of 48 consective patients with myocardial infarction who received tirofiban for unsuccessful thrombolysis was compared with that of 48 patients matched for age, gender, and infarct location who did not receive rescue treatment. Those who received tirofiban had more successful reperfusions, and there were few bleeding complications.
Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors have been recently proposed as a bridge to rescue transluminal coronary angioplasty in ST elevation myocardial infarction patients in whom thrombolysis fails; but data in its feasibility, safety and efficacy are still limited. In 47 consecutive acute myocardial infarction patients in whom thrombolysis failed to achieve 90(More)
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