Sabino Scardi

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PURPOSE To compare the long-term patency after the treatment of mild-to-moderate femoropopliteal artery disease by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) alone (PTA group) and PTA plus stenting (STENT group) in a non-randomised retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-six limbs in 64 patients (mean age 67+/-8 years, 47 males and 17 females)(More)
BACKGROUND Lone atrial fibrillation (LAF) is defined by the presence of atrial fibrillation unassociated with other evidence of organic heart disease. There are conflicting data concerning the prognostic importance, rate of embolic complications, and survival in subjects affected by this arrhythmia. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred forty-five patients(More)
In a 66-year-old patient a relationship between the development of gingival hyperplasia and nifedipine treatment was suggested. The hyperplasia was clinically and histologically similar to the gingival hyperplasia induced by diphenylhydantoin. The nifedipine-induced gingival hyperplasia may be probably caused by alterations in calcium metabolism. The(More)
In a double-blind, within-patient, randomized, placebo-controlled, acute study, the effects at rest and on exercise capacity of two doses of a new transdermal therapeutic system (TTS), releasing respectively 10 and 20 mg of nitroglycerin (NTG) over 24 hours, were assessed in 15 outpatients with stable exercise-induced angina pectoris. A symptom-limited(More)
Eighty-eight patients (84 men and 4 women; mean age 59.3 years) with stable exercise-induced angina pectoris were enrolled in this within-patient, placebo-controlled study aimed at comparing the efficacy of the continuous and intermittent (12 hour on, 12 hour off) application of transdermal nitroglycerin. Eighty-one patients completed the study. After a(More)
Therapy with Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) effectively reduces the thrombosis risk in many clinical conditions. Genetic variants of vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKORC-1) are associated with increased VKA effect and bleeding risk. It is unknown whether these variants could also affect the long-term outcome in patients with high-dosage oral anticoagulation(More)
BACKGROUND Transient atrial and appendage dysfunction occurs after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. It has been suggested that one component of early dysfunction is related to the method of restoration of sinus rhythm and it is less severe in patients undergoing pharmacological than electrical cardioversion. The aim of this study was to compare left(More)
A 52-year-old man with myotonic dystrophy and first degree atrioventricular block, right bundle branch block and left anterior hemiblock was shown by echocardiographic examination to have hypertrophy of the posterior segment of the septum and of the anterior left ventricular wall. Myocardial involvement in this patient may represent the full expression of a(More)