Silvio E Papapietro

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To achieve optimal myocardial revascularization and prevent rethrombosis of the infarct-related coronary artery, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was attempted in 18 patients with evolving acute myocardial infarction (9 anterior and 9 inferior) after administration of intracoronary streptokinase. PTCA was attempted 338 +/- 151 minutes(More)
To assess the long-term effect of thrombolytic therapy on left ventricular (LV) systolic function, 222 patients with acute myocardial infarction treated with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator within 4 hours of symptom onset underwent assessment of LV ejection fraction (EF) by radionuclide equilibrium angiography at hospital discharge and 1 year(More)
BACKGROUND The perioperative management of patients with a coronary artery stent is a major patient safety issue currently confronting clinicians. Surgery on a patient on antiplatelet therapy creates the following dilemma: is it better to withdraw the drugs and reduce the hemorrhagic risk or to maintain them and reduce the risk of a myocardial ischemic(More)
Forty-eight patients within 3 weeks of myocardial infarction underwent both limited treadmill graded exercise testing and coronary and left ventricular angiography. Nineteen (90%) of 21 patients with positive exercise tests (greater than or equal to 1 mm ST depression, angina, or both) had multivessel coronary artery disease. In the 27 patients with(More)
It has been suggested that the rate of left ventricular (LV) relaxation is related to the inotropic state, end-systolic fiber length and peak LV pressure, but little information is available regarding the rate of LV relaxation in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and LV dysfunction. To assess the rate of LV relaxation we obtained high-fidelity LV(More)
Total and individual plasma free fatty acids (FFA) were measured on admission and over the next 4 days in 24 patients admitted to the hospital with chest pain and suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In a prospective randomized fashion, the patients were either given an infusion of 300 gm of glucose, 50 units of insulin, and 80 mEq of KCl per liter(More)