Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stenting versus surgical bypass grafting for coronary artery disease: systematic overview and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Istituto di Cardiologia Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Policlinico A Gemelli Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168 Roma
    Ital Heart J 4:271-80. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Direct and indirect comparison meta-analysis demonstrates the superiority of sirolimus- versus paclitaxel-eluting stents across 5854 patients
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 114:104-5. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical effectiveness of bare-metal stenting compared with balloon angioplasty in total coronary occlusions: insights from a systematic overview of randomized trials in light of the drug-eluting stent era
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    S Raffaele Hospital, Vita e Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:682-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint The drug-eluting stent dilemma: comparing the effectiveness of Cypher versus Taxus
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:2-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting stents for the treatment of bare-metal in-stent restenosis: long-term clinical follow up
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:174-80. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Right versus left radial artery access for coronary procedures: an international collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis including 5 randomized trials and 3210 patients
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 166:621-6. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Why interventional cardiologists may be the most suitable specialists for the endovascular management of peripheral artery disease
    G Biondi-Zoccai
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 61:367-70. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Simplifying clinical risk prediction for percutaneous coronary intervention of bifurcation lesions: the case for the ACEF (age, creatinine, ejection fraction) score
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, Latina, Italy
    EuroIntervention 8:359-67. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Assessing the role of eptifibatide in patients with diffuse coronary disease undergoing drug-eluting stenting: the INtegrilin plus STenting to Avoid myocardial Necrosis Trial
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, Latina, Italy
    Am Heart J 163:835.e1-7. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Prasugrel during primary percutaneous coronary intervention: evidence from clinical data
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, Modena, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:454-7. 2012

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Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Stenting versus surgical bypass grafting for coronary artery disease: systematic overview and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Istituto di Cardiologia Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Policlinico A Gemelli Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168 Roma
    Ital Heart J 4:271-80. 2003
    ..We thus undertook a systematic overview of the randomized trials comparing stenting vs CABG in coronary artery disease...
  2. ncbi request reprint Direct and indirect comparison meta-analysis demonstrates the superiority of sirolimus- versus paclitaxel-eluting stents across 5854 patients
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 114:104-5. 2007
    ..66 [0.52-0.84], p=0.0008 for target lesion revascularization). Indeed, such combination of direct and indirect comparisons should also be envisaged to soundly and timely appraise the next generation of drug-eluting stents...
  3. ncbi request reprint Clinical effectiveness of bare-metal stenting compared with balloon angioplasty in total coronary occlusions: insights from a systematic overview of randomized trials in light of the drug-eluting stent era
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    S Raffaele Hospital, Vita e Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:682-9. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint The drug-eluting stent dilemma: comparing the effectiveness of Cypher versus Taxus
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:2-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting stents for the treatment of bare-metal in-stent restenosis: long-term clinical follow up
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:174-80. 2007
    ..Studies focusing on short- and mid-term follow up support the beneficial role of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR), yet no long-term safety and/or efficacy data are available...
  6. doi request reprint Right versus left radial artery access for coronary procedures: an international collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis including 5 randomized trials and 3210 patients
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 166:621-6. 2013
    ..We thus undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing right versus left radial access for coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Why interventional cardiologists may be the most suitable specialists for the endovascular management of peripheral artery disease
    G Biondi-Zoccai
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 61:367-70. 2013
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Simplifying clinical risk prediction for percutaneous coronary intervention of bifurcation lesions: the case for the ACEF (age, creatinine, ejection fraction) score
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, Latina, Italy
    EuroIntervention 8:359-67. 2012
    ..We aimed to appraise the predictive accuracy of a novel and user-friendly risk score, the ACEF (age, creatinine, ejection fraction), in patients undergoing PCI for coronary bifurcations...
  9. doi request reprint Assessing the role of eptifibatide in patients with diffuse coronary disease undergoing drug-eluting stenting: the INtegrilin plus STenting to Avoid myocardial Necrosis Trial
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Department of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Corso della Repubblica 79, Latina, Italy
    Am Heart J 163:835.e1-7. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GpIIb/IIIa) inhibition with eptifibatide in clinically stable subjects with diffuse coronary lesions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prasugrel during primary percutaneous coronary intervention: evidence from clinical data
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, Modena, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:454-7. 2012
    ..Thus, the use of prasugrel, as well as that of clopidogrel or ticagrelor, should best be individualized to maximize clinical benefits and minimize hazards...
  11. doi request reprint Management of multivessel coronary disease after ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary coronary angioplasty
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am Heart J 160:S28-35. 2010
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Appraising the impact of left ventricular ejection fraction on outcomes of percutaneous drug-eluting stenting for unprotected left main disease: insights from a multicenter registry of 975 patients
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Universita di Torino, San Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Corso Bramante 88 90, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 100:403-11. 2011
    ..We thus appraised the prognostic role of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in patients undergoing PCI for ULM with drug-eluting stents (DES)...
  13. doi request reprint Adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis of prasugrel versus ticagrelor for patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 150:325-31. 2011
    ..However, there is no comparison of prasugrel vs. ticagrelor. We performed an adjusted indirect meta-analysis comparing prasugrel vs. ticagrelor for acute coronary syndromes (ACSs)...
  14. doi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention for small vessel coronary artery disease
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 11:189-98. 2010
    ..The present article provides a concise and updated review on percutaneous coronary revascularization in patients with symptomatic small vessel coronary artery disease...
  15. doi request reprint Impact of routine angiographic follow-up after percutaneous coronary drug-eluting stenting for unprotected left main disease: the Turin Registry
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 99:235-42. 2010
    ..We aimed to retrospectively compare the outcome of patients with ULM treated with DES according to their follow-up management strategy...
  16. pmc Compliance with QUOROM and quality of reporting of overlapping meta-analyses on the role of acetylcysteine in the prevention of contrast associated nephropathy: case study
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Radiology Service, Policlinico San Donato, Via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Italy
    BMJ 332:202-9. 2006
    ..To appraise multiple systematic reviews on the same clinical topic, focusing on predictors and correlates of quality of reporting of meta-analysis (QUOROM) scores...
  17. doi request reprint Infragenicular stent implantation for below-the-knee atherosclerotic disease: clinical evidence from an international collaborative meta-analysis on 640 patients
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Italy
    J Endovasc Ther 16:251-60. 2009
    ..To report a systematic review of the literature published on the outcomes of stenting for below-the-knee disease in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention with everolimus-eluting stents (Xience V): systematic review and direct-indirect comparison meta-analyses with paclitaxel-eluting stents (Taxus) and sirolimus-eluting stents (Cypher)
    G Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 56:55-65. 2008
    ..Whether long-term results and direct comparison to Cypher will also be favorable remains to be established by future clinical trials...
  19. ncbi request reprint Intra-arterial lidocaine versus saline to reduce peri-procedural discomfort in patients undergoing percutaneous trans-radial or trans-ulnar coronary procedures
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 66:9-14. 2011
    ..We aimed to compare intraarterial lidocaine versus saline to reduce peri-procedural discomfort during percutaneous trans-radial or trans-ulnar procedures...
  20. doi request reprint A collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis on 1278 patients undergoing percutaneous drug-eluting stenting for unprotected left main coronary artery disease
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am Heart J 155:274-83. 2008
    ..Drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation has been recently reported in patients with ULM but with unclear results. We systematically reviewed outcomes of percutaneous DES implantation in ULM...
  21. doi request reprint Are propensity scores really superior to standard multivariable analysis?
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Contemp Clin Trials 32:731-40. 2011
    ..This qualitative review aims to provide a concise and practical guide to choose between propensity scores and standard multivariable analysis, emphasizing strengths and weaknesses of both approaches...
  22. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials appraising the impact of cilostazol after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am Heart J 155:1081-9. 2008
    ..We systematically reviewed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the angiographic and clinical impact of cilostazol after PCI...
  23. ncbi request reprint Mastering the antegrade femoral artery access in patients with symptomatic lower limb ischemia: learning curve, complications, and technical tips and tricks
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Interventions Service, Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 68:835-42. 2006
    ..We appraised learning curve, complications, and technical aspects inherent in the adoption of antegrade approach...
  24. ncbi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis on the hazards of discontinuing or not adhering to aspirin among 50,279 patients at risk for coronary artery disease
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Corso Bramante 88 90, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:2667-74. 2006
    ..We thus undertook a systematic review to appraise the hazards inherent to aspirin withdrawal or non-compliance in subjects at risk for or with CAD...
  25. ncbi request reprint Benefits of clopidogrel in patients undergoing coronary stenting significantly depend on loading dose: evidence from a meta-regression
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am Heart J 153:587-93. 2007
    ..We performed a systematic review and meta-regression of randomized clinical trials comparing clopidogrel versus ticlopidine, focusing on clopidogrel front-loading...
  26. doi request reprint Is intravascular ultrasound beneficial for percutaneous coronary intervention of bifurcation lesions? Evidence from a 4,314-patient registry
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 100:1021-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to compare IVUS-guided PCI versus standard PCI in a large registry of patients undergoing PCI for bifurcations in the drug-eluting stent era...
  27. ncbi request reprint Safety of drug-coated stents
    Giuseppe Gl Biondi-Zoccai
    University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Corso Bramante 88 90, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 7:597-606. 2008
    ..However, a number of safety concerns have been raised on DES...
  28. ncbi request reprint Manual thrombus-aspiration improves myocardial reperfusion: the randomized evaluation of the effect of mechanical reduction of distal embolization by thrombus-aspiration in primary and rescue angioplasty (REMEDIA) trial
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:371-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a new manual thrombus-aspirating device in unselected patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing urgent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term benefits of an early invasive management in acute coronary syndromes depend on intracoronary stenting and aggressive antiplatelet treatment: a metaregression
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 149:504-11. 2005
    ..We performed a metaregression to explore the impact of intracoronary stenting and aggressive antiplatelet treatment on the risk/benefit ratio of an early invasive approach...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increased myocardial apoptosis in patients with unfavorable left ventricular remodeling and early symptomatic post-infarction heart failure
    Antonio Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:753-60. 2003
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Widespread myocardial inflammation and infarct-related artery patency
    Antonio Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 110:46-50. 2004
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis appraising high clopidogrel loading in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Marzia Lotrionte
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1199-206. 2007
    ..In conclusion, a high clopidogrel loading dose (>300 mg) significantly reduces early ischemic events in patients scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention...
  33. ncbi request reprint The retrograde coronary approach for chronic total occlusions: mid-term results and technical tips & tricks
    Imad Sheiban
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 20:466-73. 2007
    ..The retrograde approach is a novel but still incompletely described technique. We report our 5-year-long experience in retrograde percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTOs...
  34. doi request reprint Clinical impact of thrombectomy in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: an individual patient-data pooled analysis of 11 trials
    Francesco Burzotta
    Cardiology Institute, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:2193-203. 2009
    ..Thus, we sought to assess these issues in a collaborative individual patient-data pooled analysis of randomized studies (study acronym: ATTEMPT, number of registration: NCT00766740)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Aspirin plus warfarin compared to aspirin alone after acute coronary syndromes: an updated and comprehensive meta-analysis of 25,307 patients
    Felicita Andreotti
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Largo F Vito, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:519-26. 2006
    ..We conducted a specific meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing aspirin plus warfarin (A+W) with aspirin alone in such patients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Urgent PCI in patients with stent thrombosis: an observational single-center study comparing thrombus aspiration and standard PCI
    Maria De Vita
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Via B Barbiellini Amidei, 80, 00168, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 20:161-5. 2008
    ..Due to the high thrombus burden present in ST, the use of thrombus aspiration (TA) may enhance the angiographic results by limiting distal embolization...
  37. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical and angiographic outcomes of treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis with sirolimus-eluting stents
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:431-5. 2007
    ..No case of stent thrombosis was reported. In conclusion, this single-center experience suggests that percutaneous use of SESs to treat LM disease in unselected high-risk patients is safe and effective even 1 year after implantation...
  38. ncbi request reprint A pilot study with a new, rapid-exchange, thrombus-aspirating device in patients with thrombus-containing lesions: the Diver C.E. study
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:887-93. 2006
    ..Thus, interventional techniques able to reduce thrombus burden at the culprit vessel might improve final myocardial reperfusion...
  39. pmc Individual patient-data meta-analysis comparing clinical outcome in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary intervention with or without prior thrombectomy. ATTEMPT study: a pooled Analysis of Trials on ThrombEc
    Maria De Vita
    Cardiology Institute, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 5:243-7. 2009
    ..Thus we have designed a collaborative individual patient-data meta-analysis which aimed to assess the long-term clinical outcome in STEMI patients randomized to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with or without thrombectomy...
  40. doi request reprint A randomized trial comparing eptifibatide vs. placebo in patients with diffuse coronary artery disease undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation: design of the INtegrilin plus STenting to Avoid myocardial Necrosis Trial
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:957-62. 2008
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Increased apoptosis in remote non-infarcted myocardium in multivessel coronary disease
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 94:105-10. 2004
    ..Our aim was to assess the role of post-infarction myocardial apoptosis and pro-apoptotic factor expression in the non-infarcted remote myocardium of subjects with multivessel coronary disease...
  42. doi request reprint Long-term effect of chronic oral anticoagulation: focus on coronary artery disease
    Marzia Lotrionte
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Future Cardiol 5:259-71. 2009
    ..This review provides a succinct and updated appraisal of the long-term effects of chronic oral anticoagulation in the setting of coronary artery disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein and other inflammatory biomarkers as predictors of outcome following acute coronary syndromes
    Antonio Abbate
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Semin Vasc Med 3:375-84. 2003
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Early and long-term results of percutaneous coronary intervention for unprotected left main trifurcation disease
    Imad Sheiban
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:25-31. 2009
    ..We aimed to conduct a retrospective cohort study focusing on our 5-year experience in the percutaneous treatment of unprotected left main (ULM) trifurcation disease...
  45. ncbi request reprint Pathophysiologic role of myocardial apoptosis in post-infarction left ventricular remodeling
    Antonio Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cell Physiol 193:145-53. 2002
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Plantar to dorsalis pedis artery subintimal angioplasty in a patient with critical foot ischemia: a novel technique in the armamentarium of the peripheral interventionist
    Massimiliano Fusaro
    Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Interventions Service, Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:977-80. 2007
  47. doi request reprint Very very late thrombosis of a sirolimus-eluting stent: does suboptimal stent expansion take its toll even after three years?
    Mario Bollati
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:403-5. 2008
    ..This clinical vignette suggests that suboptimal drug-eluting stent deployment may be associated with stent thrombosis well after the traditional time frame of subacute thrombosis...
  48. doi request reprint Impact of multivessel stenting on top of percutaneous revascularization for unprotected left main disease in the drug-eluting stent era: insights from the Turin registry
    Imad Sheiban
    Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:461-8. 2009
    ..Although multivessel disease and stenting are frequent in this population, pertinent details on short-term and long-term outcomes are lacking...
  49. ncbi request reprint Clinical manifestations of coronary aneurysms in the adult as possible sequelae of Kawasaki disease during infancy
    Quintino Parisi
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 59:5-9. 2004
    ..The present reports highlight the potential clinical relevance of previously misdiagnosed KD in patients with ischaemic chest pain, low probability of atherosclerosis and coronary aneurysms...
  50. ncbi request reprint Persistent infarct-related artery occlusion is associated with an increased myocardial apoptosis at postmortem examination in humans late after an acute myocardial infarction
    Antonio Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic Univeristy, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 106:1051-4. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the influence of IRA status on apoptotic rate (AR) in the hearts of subjects dying late after AMI...
  51. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic vessel perforation during below-the-knee percutaneous revascularisation for critical limb ischaemia: successful management with deep catheter intubation and prolonged balloon inflations
    Massimiliano Fusaro
    Division of Catheterisation and Cardiovascular Radiology, E Malan Cardiovascular Centre, Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese MI, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:305-8. 2007
  52. doi request reprint Comparison of the feasibility and effectiveness of transradial coronary angiography via right versus left radial artery approaches (from the PREVAIL Study)
    Francesco Pelliccia
    Dipartimento Universitario del Cuore e Grossi Vasi A Reale, 1 a Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Universita degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 110:771-5. 2012
    ..In the contemporary real world, however, the left radial route is associated with shorter procedures and lower radiologic exposure than the right radial approach, independently of an operator's proficiency...
  53. ncbi request reprint Making sense of the recent meta-analytical confusion concerning the safety of drug-eluting stents
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    EuroIntervention 3:381-5. 2007
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analysis of currently available clinical evidence on migraine and patent foramen ovale percutaneous closure: much ado about nothing?
    Gianfranco Butera
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology and GUCH Unit, Policlinico San Donato, IRCCS, San Donato Milanese, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:494-504. 2010
    ..To investigate the role of transcatheter closure of patent foramen ovale on the occurrence of migraine...
  55. ncbi request reprint Is late luminal loss an accurate predictor of the clinical effectiveness of drug-eluting stents in the coronary arteries?
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middleheim, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 97:603-5. 2006
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the studies assessing temporal changes in coronary plaque volume using intravascular ultrasound
    Gaston A Rodriguez-Granillo
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 99:5-10. 2007
    ..13 mm(3), 95% confidence interval -4.42 to 4.68, p = 0.96). In conclusion, statin therapy, particularly when achieving the target LDL level, appears to promote a significant regression of coronary plaque volume as measured by IVUS...
  57. doi request reprint Very long-term results comparing a simple versus a complex stenting strategy in the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:313-20. 2009
    ..We compared our long-term results of a simple vs complex stenting strategy in patients with bifurcation lesions...
  58. doi request reprint Comparison of assessment of native coronary arteries by standard versus three-dimensional coronary angiography
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 102:272-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, 3-dimensional coronary modeling is highly feasible and yields more accurate assessments of the lengths of coronary segments than standard QCA...
  59. doi request reprint Strut coverage and vessel wall response to zotarolimus-eluting and bare-metal stents implanted in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: the OCTAMI (Optical Coherence Tomography in Acute Myocardial Infarction) Study
    Giulio Guagliumi
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 3:680-7. 2010
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Optical coherence tomography assessment of in vivo vascular response after implantation of overlapping bare-metal and drug-eluting stents
    Giulio Guagliumi
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 3:531-9. 2010
    ..We designed a randomized trial exploiting optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess coverage and apposition of overlapping bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES) in human coronary arteries...
  61. doi request reprint Drug eluting stents versus bare metal stents in the treatment of saphenous vein graft disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Luca Testa
    Department of Interventional Cardiology, Istituto Clinico S Ambrogio, Milan, Italy
    EuroIntervention 6:527-36. 2010
    ..Our aim was to assess, by means of a meta-analytic approach, the risk/benefit profile of drug eluting stents (DES) versus bare metal stents (BMS) in the treatment of SVG disease...
  62. doi request reprint Comparison of mortality rates in women versus men presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 107:651-4. 2011
    ..Also, despite their greater baseline risk profile, women were significantly less likely to have received effective treatment, the use of including drug-eluting stents...
  63. ncbi request reprint Myocardial ischemia, stunning, inflammation, and apoptosis during cardiac surgery: a review of evidence
    Amedeo Anselmi
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 25:304-11. 2004
    ..This review will provide an overview of the major studies about the link between ischemia, myocardial inflammation and apoptosis during and after CS, with particular regard to the markers and methods for apoptosis detection...
  64. ncbi request reprint Treatment of mediastinitis using an open irrigation and delayed sternal reconstruction with a pectoralis major muscle flap
    Nicola Luciani
    Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:468-72. 2003
    ..To date, the optimal treatment of mediastinitis is still controversial: the "closed wound" procedures and the "open wound" treatments are the two conventional modalities reported in the literature...
  65. ncbi request reprint Atherothrombosis, inflammation, and diabetes
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1071-7. 2003
    ....
  66. doi request reprint The CIAO (Coronary Interventions Antiplatelet-based Only) Study: a randomized study comparing standard anticoagulation regimen to absence of anticoagulation for elective percutaneous coronary intervention
    Eugenio Stabile
    Laboratory of Invasive Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Clinica Montevergine, Mercogliano, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:1293-8. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate, in a double-blind, randomized, prospective study, safety and efficacy of elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with pharmacotherapy consisting of antiplatelet therapy and no anticoagulation therapy...
  67. doi request reprint Sirolimus-eluting stent implantation for bare-metal in-stent restenosis: is there any evidence for a late catch-up phenomenon?
    Imad Sheiban
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:783-8. 2008
    ..We aimed to appraise whether the effectiveness of drug-eluting stents for in-stent restenosis is maintained even in the long term...
  68. ncbi request reprint Coronary stenting versus balloon angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction: a meta-regression analysis of randomized trials
    Giuseppe De Luca
    Division of Cardiology, Maggiore della Carita Hospital, Eastern Piedmont University, C so Mazzini, 18, 24100 Novara, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 126:37-44. 2008
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Appraising cardiotoxicity associated with liposomal doxorubicin by means of tissue Doppler echocardiography end-points: rationale and design of the LITE (Liposomal doxorubicin-Investigational chemotherapy-Tissue Doppler imaging Evaluation) randomized pilo
    Marzia Lotrionte
    Division of Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiovascular Department, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 135:72-7. 2009
    ..Early detection at subclinical stage is pivotal to minimize the risk of overt cardiotoxicity. Liposomal anthracyclines have the potential for more selective uptake by cancer cells and reduced cardiac toxicity...
  70. ncbi request reprint Sex-related differences in patients undergoing percutaneous unprotected left main stenting
    Imad Sheiban
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Universita di Torino, Turin, Italy
    EuroIntervention 5:795-800. 2010
    ..Limited data are available on sex-related differences in this setting. We investigated gender-associated differences in patients undergoing stent-based PCI for ULM...
  71. doi request reprint Effect of a novel drug-eluted balloon coated with genistein before stent implantation in porcine coronary arteries
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 97:891-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to test in a porcine model the safety and efficacy of a novel Genistein-eluting balloon preceding coronary stenting...
  72. doi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention on left main coronary artery trifurcation
    Matteo Anselmino
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Heart Vessels 23:279-81. 2008
    ..We therefore describe a case of successful PCI on a left main trifurcation supported by pre-and post-intravascular ultrasound iconography...
  73. ncbi request reprint A long-term comparison of drug-eluting versus bare metal stents for the percutaneous treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions
    Francesco Colombo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 64:583-8. 2009
    ..We thus aimed to appraise the long-term (> 2 years) outcomes of patients with bifurcation lesions treated with DES vs. BMS...
  74. ncbi request reprint Potentiation of fibrinolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction: expanding the role of ACE-inhibitors
    Felicita Andreotti
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 88:176-8. 2002
  75. doi request reprint Results of percutaneous drug-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main coronary disease according to left ventricular systolic function
    Mario Bollati
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:586-93. 2010
    ..We aimed to appraise the early and long-term outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with unprotected left main disease (ULM) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVD)...
  76. pmc Next-generation drug-eluting stents in coronary artery disease: focus on everolimus-eluting stent (Xience V)
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 4:31-8. 2008
    ..Only indirect meta-analyses can be used to date to compare the Xience V with the Cypher. This systematic review tries to provide a concise and critical appraisal of the data in support of the Xience V everolimus-eluting stent...
  77. doi request reprint Impact of diabetes mellitus on early and long-term results of percutaneous drug-eluting stent implantation for unprotected left main coronary disease
    Imad Sheiban
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:1246-53. 2008
    ..Percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent implantation is increasingly used for ULM disease. However, there are no data on the clinical results of drug-eluting stents for ULM disease in patients with diabetes...
  78. doi request reprint Incidence and management of restenosis after treatment of unprotected left main disease with drug-eluting stents 70 restenotic cases from a cohort of 718 patients: FAILS (Failure in Left Main Study)
    Imad Sheiban
    University of Turin, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:1131-6. 2009
    ..This study sought to retrospectively appraise the incidence and management of restenosis after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation for unprotected left main (ULM) disease...
  79. doi request reprint Update on dedicated bifurcation stents
    Imad Sheiban
    From the Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 22:150-5. 2009
    ..The development of further drug-eluting platforms and larger controlled studies should demonstrate their clinical applicability, efficacy, and safety before they are widely incorporated into daily practice...
  80. doi request reprint Transferring patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction for mechanical reperfusion: a meta-regression analysis of randomized trials
    Giuseppe De Luca
    Division of Cardiology, Maggiore della Carita Hospital, Eastern Piedmont University A Avogadro, Novara, Italy
    Ann Emerg Med 52:665-76. 2008
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Impact of multivessel coronary disease on long-term outcome after percutaneous recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusions
    C La Spina
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 58:159-65. 2010
    ..Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTO) is common even with concomitant multivessel disease. We aimed to investigate the impact of multivessel disease on long-term outcome after PCI for CTO...
  82. ncbi request reprint Is bare-metal stenting superior to balloon angioplasty for small vessel coronary artery disease? Evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:881-9. 2005
    ..To compare, by meta-analytical techniques, the clinical impact of bare-metal stenting vs. balloon angioplasty for the treatment of lesions in small coronary arteries...
  83. ncbi request reprint Drug-eluting stent restenosis the pattern predicts the outcome
    John Cosgrave
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2399-404. 2006
    ..We sought to determine if the angiographic pattern of in-stent restenosis in drug-eluting stents (DES) maintains its prognostic importance...
  84. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous saphenectomy: a potentially dreadful complication of cutting balloon angioplasty in saphenous vein grafts
    Worawut Tassanawiwat
    Int J Cardiol 106:418-9. 2006
    ..This clinical vignette emphasizes the role of optimal backup in order to deploy life-saving devices and successfully manage life-threatening pericardial tamponade due to SVG rupture...
  85. ncbi request reprint Antegrade access in a stented common femoral artery: feasible but with a real bleeding risk
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 114:E68-9. 2007
    ..This clinical vignette, the first to date to report on antegrade access in a stented femoral artery, supports its feasibility despite the presence of a real bleeding risk...
  86. ncbi request reprint Rationale for intracoronary administration of abciximab
    Enrico Romagnoli
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy
    J Thromb Thrombolysis 23:57-63. 2007
    ..On such basis, the present review aims to describe the pharmacological aspects as well as the available clinical data supporting the choice of intracoronary route of administration for abciximab...
  87. ncbi request reprint Angiographic analysis of pattern of late luminal loss in sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:593-8. 2007
    ..Thus, late loss may not be a reliable marker of the true efficacy of these devices due to its complex and nongaussian distribution...
  88. ncbi request reprint Preprocedural C-reactive protein for risk prediction before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): a European perspective
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Clin Chem 50:1492-4. 2004
  89. ncbi request reprint Patterns of restenosis after drug-eluting stent implantation: Insights from a contemporary and comparative analysis of sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents
    Simon J Corbett
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, 48 Via M Buonarroti, 20145 Milan, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:2330-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate patterns of restenosis following implantation of sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) and paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) in comparable unselected lesions...
  90. ncbi request reprint Keeping a high standard in quantitative analyses, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Eur Heart J 28:516-7; author reply 517-8. 2007
  91. ncbi request reprint Repeated drug-eluting stent implantation for drug-eluting stent restenosis: the same or a different stent
    John Cosgrave
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 153:354-9. 2007
    ..Currently, little data are available on the management of drug-eluting stent (DES) restenosis. Drug resistance may play a role in its etiology...
  92. ncbi request reprint Validation of predictors of intraprocedural stent thrombosis in the drug-eluting stent era
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    St Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 95:1466-8. 2005
    ..Such results may provide useful information to guide prevention of this complication...
  93. ncbi request reprint Adjusted indirect comparison of intracoronary drug-eluting stents: evidence from a metaanalysis of randomized bare-metal-stent-controlled trials
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Invasive Cardiology, San Raffaele Hospital, and EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 100:119-23. 2005
    ..Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been recently investigated, with favorable data for many devices, but comparative data are lacking. We thus performed an adjusted indirect comparison metaanalysis of DES...
  94. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive devices in primary or rescue PCI: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Via Prati Fiscali 158, 00141 Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 123:313-21. 2008
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Comparable clinical outcomes with paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents in unrestricted contemporary practice
    John Cosgrave
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2320-8. 2007
    ..This study was designed to compare the outcomes of paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) and sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in a contemporaneous cohort of real-world patients...
  96. ncbi request reprint Drawbacks of nonrandomized trials in acute coronary syndromes
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Am J Cardiol 97:151. 2006
  97. ncbi request reprint Angioseal use after antegrade femoral arteriotomy in patients undergoing percutaneous revascularization for critical limb ischemia: a case series
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 118:398-9. 2007
    ....
  98. ncbi request reprint Comparison of ticlopidine vs. clopidogrel in addition to aspirin after paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation: insights from the TRUE (Taxusin Real-life Usage Evaluation) Study
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 108:406-7. 2006
    ..These findings thus support the overall safety and effectiveness of ticlopidine after DES implantation, and also confirm the increased risk of late thrombosis when premature withdrawal of thienopyridines occurs...
  99. ncbi request reprint Testing prospectively the effectiveness and safety of paclitaxel-eluting stents in over 1000 very high-risk patients: design, baseline characteristics, procedural data and in-hospital outcomes of the multicenter Taxus in Real-life Usage Evaluation (TRUE)
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Mediolanum Cardio Research, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 117:349-54. 2007
    ..Indeed, the TRUE Study, including as much as 115 ULM and 229 bifurcation interventions, should give important insights into the outcome of PES in such an unprecedented and challenging context...
  100. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcome following aleatory implantation of paclitaxel-eluting or sirolimus-eluting stents in complex coronary lesions
    John Cosgrave
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus and San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:1663-8. 2005
    ..Overall, the 2 available stent platforms had similar performance characteristics...
  101. ncbi request reprint Recurrent angina after coronary revascularization: a clinical challenge
    Antonio Abbate
    Division of Cardiology, West Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Pauley Heart Center, 1200 E, Marshall Street, PO Box 980036, Richmond, VA 23298 0036, USA
    Eur Heart J 28:1057-65. 2007
    ..This review attempts to summarize the most common causes of recurrent chest pain after coronary revascularization, to analyse the possible diagnostic approaches, and to discuss the potential treatment modalities...