Riccardo Michi

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BACKGROUND Elevation of cardiac biomarkers after coronary angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) reflects periprocedural myocardial damage and is associated with adverse cardiac events. We assessed whether periprocedural myocardial damage that occurs despite successful PCI could be rapidly and easily identified by intracoronary ST-segment(More)
Acute myocardial infarction in pregnancy is a rare condition with substantial risk of maternal and fetal death. There is very little information about the use in this setting of percutaneous coronary interventional therapy. Together with literature review on this topic, we present the case of a 33-year-old 39-week pregnant woman who sustained during labor(More)
OBJECTIVE The guidelines for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) state the minimum operator volume for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), without strong evidence of a relationship between operator volume and outcomes of primary angioplasty, at variance with elective practice. We sought to investigate the effect of operator(More)
BACKGROUND By measuring the pressure decline caused by coronary narrowing, fractional flow reserve (FFR) is an index of the physiological significance of a vessel stenosis. Intracoronary electrocardiogram (IC-ECG) recording from an angioplasty guidewire is more sensitive than standard ECG in detecting regional myocardial ischemia. The aim of the study was(More)
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