Roberto Galea

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine whether clinical presentation and type of cell death in acute myocarditis might contribute to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) sensitivity. BACKGROUND Growing evidence indicates CMR is the reference noninvasive tool for the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. However, factors affecting CMR sensitivity are(More)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most important cause of death and illness in the western world. Atherosclerosis constitutes the single most important contributor to CVD. miRNAs are small ribonucleic acids (RNAs) that negatively regulate gene expression on the post-transcriptional level by inhibiting mRNA translation or promoting mRNA degradation.(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine whether a change in the treatment program at Akeela House Incorporated a therapeutic community in Anchorage. Alaska, significantly increased the time in treatment for Alaska Native residents. The change in treatment involved implementation of culturally sensitive approaches that incorporated and reinforced Native(More)
The aim of this work was to compare the prevalence of right ventricle involvement in a population of patients with myocardial infarction as detected by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), clinical presentation, electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic criteria. A total of 97 consecutive patients, admitted to our institution for acute myocardial(More)
BACKGROUND The right ventricle (RV) has been defined as the "forgotten chamber", as its role in cardiac physiopathology has long been underestimated. Nevertheless, the RV is involved in a wide range of pathological conditions and its altered function may significantly affect the patient's clinical status. METHODS A selection of the most common(More)
Atrial fibrillation is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality rates. The incompletely understood pathogenesis of this cardiac dysrhythmia makes it difficult to improve approaches to primary and secondary prevention. Evidence has accumulated in regard to a relationship between inflammation and atrial fibrillation. Investigators have correlated(More)
"I think AIDS is the worst disease in the world, and the fact that two people I used to get high with a couple of years ago are now dying puts fear in me. But, I've talked about it honestly and openly and realize worrying about getting sick won't do a thing to prevent it. All I can do is pray". Is there anything more that can be done to prevent or eliminate(More)
Background The right ventricle (RV) has been defined as the “forgotten chamber”, as its role in cardiac physiopathology has long been underestimated. Nevertheless, the RV is involved in a wide range of pathological conditions and its altered function may significantly affect the patient’s clinical status. Methods A selection of the most common(More)