OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study was planned for a good risk assessment of asymptomatic patients affected by ventricular pre-excitation. METHODS: From 1985 to 2007, 124 patients with an atrioventricular pathway (electrocardiographic signs of ventricular pre-excitation) were admitted to our cardiology division. The average age was 7 years (range 1 month to 18 years). The mean follow-up period in the whole population of patients was 4.2 years (range 1-13 years). Four patients were lost during the follow-up. During this period, all patients remained in good health. In all of them, we performed a Holter evaluation every year. An intermittent pathway was detected in 18 patients (15%), and four of them (3.4%) showed a supraventricular tachycardia even though they were asymptomatic patients. An ergometric test was performed in 76 asymptomatic patients; 16 children (21%) showed a total abrupt vanishing of delta wave. A transoesophageal electrophysiological evaluation was performed in 14 patients. CONCLUSION: According to our data, asymptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in children has a good outcome during a short-term (4 years) follow-up. The usefulness of electrophysiological evaluation (in particular its predictive value) is uncertain.

FERRARA F, AMATO C, RAIMONDI F, COSPITE V, NOVO S, MELI F, et al. (2006). Optimal duration of treatment in surgical patients with calf venous thrombosis localized only in one or two leg. ANGIOLOGY, 57(4), 418-423 [10.1177/0003319706290745].

Optimal duration of treatment in surgical patients with calf venous thrombosis localized only in one or two leg.

FERRARA, Filippo;RAIMONDI, Francesco;Cospite, Valentina;NOVO, Salvatore;MELI, Francesco;NOVO, Giuseppina
2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study was planned for a good risk assessment of asymptomatic patients affected by ventricular pre-excitation. METHODS: From 1985 to 2007, 124 patients with an atrioventricular pathway (electrocardiographic signs of ventricular pre-excitation) were admitted to our cardiology division. The average age was 7 years (range 1 month to 18 years). The mean follow-up period in the whole population of patients was 4.2 years (range 1-13 years). Four patients were lost during the follow-up. During this period, all patients remained in good health. In all of them, we performed a Holter evaluation every year. An intermittent pathway was detected in 18 patients (15%), and four of them (3.4%) showed a supraventricular tachycardia even though they were asymptomatic patients. An ergometric test was performed in 76 asymptomatic patients; 16 children (21%) showed a total abrupt vanishing of delta wave. A transoesophageal electrophysiological evaluation was performed in 14 patients. CONCLUSION: According to our data, asymptomatic Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in children has a good outcome during a short-term (4 years) follow-up. The usefulness of electrophysiological evaluation (in particular its predictive value) is uncertain.
FERRARA F, AMATO C, RAIMONDI F, COSPITE V, NOVO S, MELI F, et al. (2006). Optimal duration of treatment in surgical patients with calf venous thrombosis localized only in one or two leg. ANGIOLOGY, 57(4), 418-423 [10.1177/0003319706290745].
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