Simona Casablanca

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AIMS Right atrial (RA) size predicts the outcome in some pathological conditions but reference values for RA volumes and myocardial function remain to be defined. Thus, we used two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) and three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) to define normative reference values of RA volumes and function. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Recent European Association of Echocardiography and American Society of Echocardiography guidelines on three-dimensional echocardiography state that normal values of left ventricular (LV) parameters for age and body size remain to be established. METHODS In 226 consecutive healthy subjects (125 women; age range, 18-76 years), comprehensive(More)
Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is a unique cardiovascular imaging modality in terms of: ability to provide realistic anatomical views of cardiac structures in the beating heart and possibility to visualize cardiac structures from any desired perspective. Therefore, 3DE is emerging as an accurate imaging modality for a prompt diagnosis and detailed(More)
A major reason for the patients' increasing drug abuse is inactivity and tediousness. The psychiatric hospital reacts primarily with repression but then tries more constructive measures: a special room, a sort of bar and disco for young people is created allowing all sorts of leisure activities and informal meetings. The target population of young patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To test an equation that uses measurements of fibroplastic intimal thickening and foam cell infiltrates, precursors for necrotic cores of atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries, to compute anticipated amounts of atheronecrosis. Data from New Orleans, La, and La Paz, Bolivia, afforded the opportunity to test the precision of the equation by(More)
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