Piercarlo Ballo

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Association of left ventricular longitudinal and circumferential systolic dysfunction with diastolic function in hypertension: a nonlinear analysis focused on the interplay with left ventricular geometry
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy Electronic address
    J Card Fail 20:110-20. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Application of 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Echocardiography appropriateness use criteria in hospitalized patients referred for transthoracic echocardiography in a community setting
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, Santa Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:589-98. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Dilated cardiomyopathy and inclusion body myositis
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Local Health Unit, via dell Antella 58, Florence, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:367-70. 2012
  4. pmc Methodological approach for the assessment of ultrasound reproducibility of cardiac structure and function: a proposal of the study group of Echocardiography of the Italian Society of Cardiology (Ultra Cardia SIC) part I
    Maurizio Galderisi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Hospital, Via S, Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 9:26. 2011
  5. pmc Echocardiography in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: usefulness of old and new techniques in the diagnosis and pathophysiological assessment
    Maria Angela Losi
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular and Immunological Sciences, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:7. 2010
  6. pmc Left atrial longitudinal strain by speckle tracking echocardiography correlates well with left ventricular filling pressures in patients with heart failure
    Matteo Cameli
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:14. 2010
  7. pmc Feasibility and reference values of left atrial longitudinal strain imaging by two-dimensional speckle tracking
    Matteo Cameli
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:6. 2009
  8. pmc Hand-held echocardiography: added value in clinical cardiological assessment
    Giovanna Giannotti
    Division of Cardiology, University of Siena, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 3:7. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Isolated papillary muscle rupture complicating acute pancreatitis
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Department of Cardiology, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, ASL 10, Florence, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:e36-8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Left ventricular longitudinal systolic dysfunction is an independent marker of cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 21:1047-54. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Association of left ventricular longitudinal and circumferential systolic dysfunction with diastolic function in hypertension: a nonlinear analysis focused on the interplay with left ventricular geometry
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy Electronic address
    J Card Fail 20:110-20. 2014
    ..The relationships of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal and circumferential systolic dysfunction with diastolic performance in hypertensive patients have never been compared...
  2. doi request reprint Application of 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Society of Echocardiography appropriateness use criteria in hospitalized patients referred for transthoracic echocardiography in a community setting
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, Santa Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:589-98. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the application of the new AUC, and the resulting appropriateness rate, in hospitalized patients referred for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a community setting...
  3. doi request reprint Dilated cardiomyopathy and inclusion body myositis
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Local Health Unit, via dell Antella 58, Florence, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:367-70. 2012
    ..The hypothesis of a pathophysiologic association between the two conditions is discussed...
  4. pmc Methodological approach for the assessment of ultrasound reproducibility of cardiac structure and function: a proposal of the study group of Echocardiography of the Italian Society of Cardiology (Ultra Cardia SIC) part I
    Maurizio Galderisi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Hospital, Via S, Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 9:26. 2011
    ..These procedures can be suggested for utilization also in non referall echocardiographic laboratories as an "inside" quality check, with the aim at optimizing clinical consistency of echo-Doppler data...
  5. pmc Echocardiography in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: usefulness of old and new techniques in the diagnosis and pathophysiological assessment
    Maria Angela Losi
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular and Immunological Sciences, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:7. 2010
    ..In this review, we discuss the current and emerging echocardiographic methodology that can help physicians in the correct diagnostic and pathophysiological assessment of patients with HCM...
  6. pmc Left atrial longitudinal strain by speckle tracking echocardiography correlates well with left ventricular filling pressures in patients with heart failure
    Matteo Cameli
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:14. 2010
    ..This study aimed at exploring the correlation of LA longitudinal function by STE and Doppler measurements with direct measurements of LV filling pressures in patients with heart failure...
  7. pmc Feasibility and reference values of left atrial longitudinal strain imaging by two-dimensional speckle tracking
    Matteo Cameli
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:6. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the feasibility and reference ranges of LA longitudinal strain indices measured by speckle tracking in a population of normal subjects...
  8. pmc Hand-held echocardiography: added value in clinical cardiological assessment
    Giovanna Giannotti
    Division of Cardiology, University of Siena, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 3:7. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to verify if the routine use of a basic model of echocardiographic Hand Held Device (HHD) could be an important diagnostic tool during outpatient cardiologic consulting or in non-cardiologic hospital sections...
  9. doi request reprint Isolated papillary muscle rupture complicating acute pancreatitis
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Department of Cardiology, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, ASL 10, Florence, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 91:e36-8. 2011
    ..This suggests that an increased susceptibility to coronary spasm and thrombosis, triggered by an acute systemic inflammatory response, may represent a mechanism of selective papillary muscle infarction...
  10. doi request reprint Left ventricular longitudinal systolic dysfunction is an independent marker of cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 21:1047-54. 2008
    ..To explore the prognostic value of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal systolic dysfunction in patients with hypertension...
  11. doi request reprint Concordance between M-mode, pulsed Tissue Doppler, and colour Tissue Doppler in the assessment of mitral annulus systolic excursion in normal subjects
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, Via Veneto 197, 19100 La Spezia, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:748-53. 2008
    ..We sought to analyze the effective concordance between techniques in the assessment of systolic annular excursion...
  12. pmc Acute effects of caffeine and cigarette smoking on ventricular long-axis function in healthy subjects
    Elisa Giacomin
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S, Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 6:9. 2008
    ..We sought to explore the acute effects of caffeine assumption, cigarette smoking, or both on left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) function in a population of young normal subjects...
  13. ncbi request reprint Impact of obesity on left ventricular mass and function in subjects with chronic volume overload
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2019-26. 2007
    ..This study assessed the impact of overweight-obesity on LV mass and systolic function in patients with coexistent chronic LV volume overload...
  14. ncbi request reprint Midwall mechanics in physiologic and hypertensive concentric hypertrophy
    Piercarlo Ballo
    U O Cardiologia, Ospedale S Andrea, Via Veneto 197, 19100 La Spezia, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:418-27. 2004
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  15. ncbi request reprint Heart rate is a predictor of success in the treatment of adults with symptomatic paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Department of Cardiology, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:1310-7. 2004
    ..To analyse whether heart rate may affect the efficacy of adenosine, verapamil and carotid sinus massage in terminating symptomatic episodes of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) in adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint Circumferential versus longitudinal systolic function in patients with hypertension: a nonlinear relation
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 20:298-306. 2007
    ..The relation between midwall and longitudinal indices in these patients has never been analyzed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular midwall mechanics in subjects with aortic stenosis and normal systolic chamber function
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    J Heart Valve Dis 15:639-50. 2006
    ..Also, a tendency towards hyperdynamic LV chamber function has been reported in women with AS in comparison with men, but whether there exist gender-related discrepancies in midwall performance is not known...
  18. doi request reprint Impact of diabetes and hypertension on left ventricular longitudinal systolic function
    Piercarlo Ballo
    S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 90:209-15. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the impact of isolated type-2 diabetes, isolated hypertension, and co-existence of both on LV longitudinal systolic performance, with particular focus on their potential interaction effect...
  19. doi request reprint Prevalence and long-term predictors of left ventricular hypertrophy, late hypertension, and hypertensive response to exercise after successful aortic coarctation repair
    Arianna Bocelli
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, A Meyer Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Pediatr Cardiol 34:620-9. 2013
    ..A considerable risk of LV hypertrophy, late hypertension, and hypertensive response to exercise exists after successful AC repair. Older age at intervention is the most important predictor of these complications...
  20. pmc Peripartum cardiomyopathy presenting with predominant left ventricular diastolic dysfunction: efficacy of bromocriptine
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Department of Cardiology, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, via dell Antella 58, 50012 Florence, Italy
    Case Report Med 2012:476903. 2012
    ..This paper might support the clinical utility of bromocriptine in patients with PPCM by suggesting a potential benefit on LV diastolic dysfunction...
  21. pmc Acute inflammatory bowel disease complicating chronic alcoholism and mimicking carcinoid syndrome
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, Local Health Unit, Florence, Italy
    Case Rep Gastroenterol 6:545-9. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint An unusual left atrial mass in a 72-year-old patient with cardiac tamponade
    Andrea Motto
    Cardiology Operative Unit, St Andrea Hospital, Via Veneto 197, 19100 La Spezia, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 26:989-91. 2007
  23. doi request reprint Subclavian steal syndrome presenting as recurrent pulmonary oedema associated with acute left ventricular diastolic dysfunction
    Giuseppe Mangialavori
    Department of Cardiology, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 14:45-8. 2013
    ..This report points out that, in patients with internal mammary-to-LAD grafts, subclavian steal syndrome may present as acute left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and pulmonary oedema even in the presence of normal ejection fraction...
  24. ncbi request reprint Recovery from cardiomyopathy after abstinence from cocaine
    Valerio Zaca
    Department of Cardiology, University of Siena, Viale Bracci 1, 53100, Siena, Italy
    Lancet 369:1574. 2007
  25. doi request reprint Prognostic value of pulsed tissue Doppler imaging for the assessment of left ventricular systolic function in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Firenze, Italy
    Echocardiography 29:291-7. 2012
    ..In conclusion, the assessment of systolic mitral annular velocity by pulsed TD is a useful indicator for prognostic stratification of patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and chronic HF...
  26. doi request reprint Body mass index, gender, and clinical outcome among hypertensive and diabetic patients with stage A/B heart failure
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Cardiology Unit, S Maria Annunziata Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E500-7. 2013
    ..The prognostic value of BMI in a cohort of hypertensive and diabetic patients with stage A/B HF enrolled in the PROBE-HF study was explored...
  27. doi request reprint Should we improve the management of NSTEMI? Results from the population-based "acute myocardial infarction in Florence 2" (AMI-Florence 2) registry
    Daniela Balzi
    Epidemiology Unit, Local Health Unit 10 Firenze, Via di San Salvi 12, 50135, Florence, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 8:725-33. 2013
    ..41, 95 % CI 0.28-0.60). PCI reduces mortality in both STEMI and NSTEMI, but it is underutilised in patients with NSTEMI. To improve overall prognosis of AMI, efforts should be made at improving the care of NSTEMI patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Echocardiographic history of an asymptomatic congenital cardiac tumor: no changes in mass dimensions during a 14-year follow-up
    Andrea Motto
    Cardiology Operative Unit, S Andrea Hospital, La Spezia, Italy
    Circulation 114:e591-3. 2006
  29. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular systolic longitudinal function: comparison among simple M-mode, pulsed, and M-mode color tissue Doppler of mitral annulus in healthy individuals
    Sergio Mondillo
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Le Scotte Hospital, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:1085-91. 2006
    ..Color tissue Doppler (TD) M-mode-derived AVPD and pulsed TD-derived systolic annular velocity are more sophisticated tools...
  30. ncbi request reprint What is the actual contribution of atrioventricular plane displacement to left ventricular stroke volume?
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 293:H1315; author reply H1316. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Relationship between coronary microcirculatory dysfunction and left ventricular long-axis function in heart transplant recipients
    Elisa Giacomin
    J Heart Lung Transplant 26:1349-50. 2007
  32. ncbi request reprint Correlates of aortic root size in a population-based screening by hand-held echocardiography: "The Heart in the City" Study
    Maurizio Galderisi
    Int J Cardiol 125:109-10. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Adaptive and maladaptive cardiac hypertrophy: what is the effective role of heat shock transcription factor 1?
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Circ Res 100:e45-6. 2007
  34. ncbi request reprint Impact of ventricular response irregularity in patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Eur Heart J 26:1689-90; author reply 1690-1. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint Abnormal QT responses to adenosine in subjects with long-QT syndrome
    Piercarlo Ballo
    Eur Heart J 27:1759-60; author reply 1760. 2006
  36. pmc Hypertension in children and adolescents
    Arianna Bocelli
    CMAJ 179:343-4. 2008
  37. ncbi request reprint Two- and three-dimensional echocardiographic imaging of massive left intraventricular thrombosis complicating fatal heart failure
    Andrea Motto
    Int J Cardiol 116:e10-2. 2007
    ..Three-dimensional echocardiography may be considered an accurate technique for the characterization of LV thrombi in these patients...