Sara Gritti

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This review deals with a number of issues related to blood pressure variability. These include: historical aspects, with reference to the first pioneering observations; methodological aspects, focusing on the different methods for quantifying blood pressure variability; description of the characteristics of blood pressure variability over the 24 hours;(More)
BACKGROUND A profound autonomic unbalance is present in heart failure: its correlation with the etiology of the disease has never been investigated. AIMS We characterized the sympatho-vagal balance and autonomic responsiveness of 42 patients (21 with ischemic heart failure, 21 with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy). Patients had comparable NYHA class,(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined Continuing Medical Education (CME) systems in a sample of six EU countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, and the UK. The aim of this comparative study was to assess the main country-specific institutional settings applied by governments. METHODS A common scheme of analysis was applied to investigate the following(More)
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