Umberto Manzoli

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We evaluated the hemodynamic effects of nifedipine in 10 symptomatic patients with chronic refractory heart failure due to idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Nifedipine significantly increased cardiac index (from 1.80 +/- 0.4 to 3 +/- 0.6 L/min/m2), stroke volume index (from 21 +/- 6 to 33 +/- 8 ml/beat/m2), and stroke work index (from 17.9 +/- 7 to 25.5 +/- 7(More)
L-carnitine was studied in forty-four men with stable chronic angina in a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled crossover trial. A cycloergometer exercise test was performed after a 10-day wash-out with placebo and at the end of each 4-week treatment period with either L-carnitine (1 g twice daily) or placebo. The mean (+/- SD) exercise(More)
Alternative code assignment policies for the forward link of a multicarrier DS-CDMA system employing the recently proposed quasi-orthogonal sequences are put forth in this paper. It is demonstrated how different allocation strategies of quasi-orthogonal codes alter the interference level suffered by active units; it is also shown how to shape the rate of(More)
• In 1951, Fischer and Roch made available an entirely new class of compounds which were basically a double-ring structure consisting of two condensed pyrimidine rings. Immediately following the introduction of this group of compounds, numerous derivatives from this pyrimido-(5, 4-d)-pyrimidine series were synthesized, and certain ones were demonstrated to(More)
Left atrial dimensions were measured using cross sectional echocardiography in 37 patients with mitral valve disease and 30 normal subjects of similar ages. The anteroposterior (AP), superior-inferior (SI), and medial-lateral (ML) left atrial dimensions were determined at the end of ventricular systole using parasternal long and short axis and apical four(More)
Circadian rhythms have been described both for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and sudden death. In this study the diurnal distribution of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with AMI was analyzed. Ninety-four AMI patients with greater than or equal to 1 VT on Holter electrocardiographic monitoring who were not taking antiarrhythmic drugs were(More)
The authors have tried to study the therapeutic efficacy of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). In fact, CoQ10 has been shown to be deficient in myocardial tissue biopsies taken from DCM hearts, compared to normal hearts. Thirty patients with histological diagnosis of DCM were orally treated with CoQ10 (100 mg/die) for 2(More)