Raffaella De Vito

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AIMS Right ventricle fractional area change (RVFAC), tissue Doppler and M-mode measurements of tricuspid systolic motion [tricuspid Sm and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE)], and 3D echocardiography are the current non-invasive methods for the quantification of RV systolic function; RV deformation analysis by speckle-tracking(More)
An 84-year-old woman implanted with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator underwent transvenous lead extraction 4 mo after the implant due to pocket infection. Atrial and right ventricular leads were easily extracted, while the attempt to remove the coronary sinus (CS) lead was unsuccessful. A few weeks later a new extraction procedure was(More)
A decreased tolerance to carbohydrates has been reported in several studies of liver diseases, whereas only a few investigations have been performed in chronic noncirrhotic alcoholic patients with and without alcohol abstinence. The aim of this study was to evaluate in detail the metabolic portrait of six noncirrhotic alcoholics during the early phase of(More)
UNLABELLED Silicone oil is used for complicated retinal detachment, but it can be associated with relevant side effects. We report a 6-year-old South American female admitted to our hospital with steroid-resistant Fisher-Evans syndrome. She also had developed a retinal detachment, managed with intravitreal oil injection. During treatment for Fisher-Evans(More)
Among the implantable cardioverter defibrillator recipients, there is still a subgroup of patients in whom the defibrillation threshold is too high and the maximal shock output of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator can fail to terminate a ventricular arrhythmia. We report a new thoracoscopic minimally invasive approach to place a standard array(More)
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