Stefano Domenicucci

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In the last 20 years, atrial fibrillation (AF) has become one of the most important public health problems and a significant cause of increasing health care costs in western countries. The prevalence of AF is increasing due to our greater ability to treat chronic cardiac and noncardiac diseases, and the improved ability to suspect and diagnose AF. At the(More)
To prospectively assess the predictive value of left ventricular (LV) thrombus anatomy for defining the embolic risk after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 2 comparable groups of patients with a first anterior AMI (group A, 97 thrombolysed patients; group B, 125 patients untreated with antithrombotic drugs [total 222]) underwent prospective serial(More)
Supravalvular aortic stenosis (McKusick 18550) is a rare hereditary condition with autosomal dominant transmission. However, the available data have been limited to small family groups which do not allow the definition of the degree of penetrance of the disease. The present study describes a large family with a high frequency of supravalvular aortic(More)
BACKGROUND In adult patients with d-transposition of the great arteries after atrial switch operation, dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle (RV) is a well-known complication. Echocardiographic variables may provide adequate estimation of subpulmonary RV function, but their applicability to the subaortic RV is not straightforward. We evaluate the(More)
Left ventricular (LV) thrombosis can be found in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). No wide multicenter trial on AMI has provided information about LV thrombosis until now. The protocol of the GISSI-3 study included the search for the presence of LV thrombosis in patients from 200 coronary care units that did not specifically focus on LV(More)
Fifty-eight patients with transmural anterior myocardial infarction were prospectively studied with serial two-dimensional echocardiography to determine the clinical implications and prognostic significance of detection of left ventricular thrombus during acute myocardial infarction, the incidence of systemic embolization, and the possible occurrence of(More)
The present study was performed to assess the extent of left ventricular diastolic abnormalities and their possible progression with time in patients with type I (insulin dependent) diabetes. Two echocardiographic examinations were performed at an interval of 5 years in 18 study patients. Left ventricular diastolic function was assessed by computer(More)
BACKGROUND Streptokinase reduces the incidence of left ventricular thrombosis after acute myocardial infarction. However, it is unknown whether a similar effect can be obtained with different thrombolytic agents and whether subcutaneous calcium heparin can have an additional efficacy. METHODS AND RESULTS To compare the effects of two different(More)
Previous retrospective echocardiographic studies have reported a higher embolic potential of left ventricular thrombi with protruding configuration and patterns of mobility. The present study was performed to prospectively assess the shape and mobility patterns of left ventricular thrombi and their spontaneous changes with time. Two-dimensional(More)