L M Biasucci

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in microparticle release in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina
    Luigi Marzio Biasucci
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Roma, Italy
    Circ J 76:2174-82. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Risk stratification of ischaemic patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators by C-reactive protein and a multi-markers strategy: results of the CAMI-GUIDE study
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 33:1344-50. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint CRP is or is not a reliable marker of ischaemic heart disease?
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Lupus 14:752-5. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Inflammatory markers, cholesterol and statins: pathophysiological role and clinical importance
    Luigi Marzio Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 48:1685-91. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Delayed neutrophil apoptosis in patients with unstable angina: relation to C-reactive protein and recurrence of instability
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Instituto di Cardiologia, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:2220-5. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Antibody response to chlamydial heat shock protein 60 is strongly associated with acute coronary syndromes
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Circulation 107:3015-7. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Local and systemic mechanisms of plaque rupture
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Angiology 59:73S-6S. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Different apparent prognostic value of hsCRP in type 2 diabetic and nondiabetic patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem 55:365-8. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Elevated levels of C-reactive protein at discharge in patients with unstable angina predict recurrent instability
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 99:855-60. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Inflammation and acute coronary syndromes
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Herz 25:108-12. 2000

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  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in microparticle release in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina
    Luigi Marzio Biasucci
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Roma, Italy
    Circ J 76:2174-82. 2012
    ..The aim was to assess the release of MP and its association with inflammation and atherosclerotic burden...
  2. doi request reprint Risk stratification of ischaemic patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators by C-reactive protein and a multi-markers strategy: results of the CAMI-GUIDE study
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 33:1344-50. 2012
    ..Whether plasma biomarkers can help risk stratify for SCD and ventricular arrhythmias (VT/VF) is unclear...
  3. ncbi request reprint CRP is or is not a reliable marker of ischaemic heart disease?
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Lupus 14:752-5. 2005
    ..It must be stressed that CRP, because of its analytical and biological properties and the large amount of available data, is the only inflammatory marker accepted for clinical use...
  4. doi request reprint Inflammatory markers, cholesterol and statins: pathophysiological role and clinical importance
    Luigi Marzio Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem Lab Med 48:1685-91. 2010
    ..These results suggest that initiating and monitoring statin therapy on the basis of inflammatory markers, in particular C-reactive protein, may improve cardiovascular prevention and treatment...
  5. doi request reprint Delayed neutrophil apoptosis in patients with unstable angina: relation to C-reactive protein and recurrence of instability
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Instituto di Cardiologia, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:2220-5. 2009
    ..To investigate spontaneous polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) apoptosis in unstable angina (UA) and its association with recurrence of instability...
  6. ncbi request reprint Antibody response to chlamydial heat shock protein 60 is strongly associated with acute coronary syndromes
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Circulation 107:3015-7. 2003
    ..Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a family of proteins with immunogenic and proinflammatory properties. Human and Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cp) HSP60 were found in patients with stable coronary disease...
  7. doi request reprint Local and systemic mechanisms of plaque rupture
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Angiology 59:73S-6S. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Different apparent prognostic value of hsCRP in type 2 diabetic and nondiabetic patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Chem 55:365-8. 2009
    ..We evaluated the prognostic role of CRP separately in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with ACS...
  9. ncbi request reprint Elevated levels of C-reactive protein at discharge in patients with unstable angina predict recurrent instability
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 99:855-60. 1999
    ..In a group of patients admitted for unstable angina, we investigated whether C-reactive protein (CRP) plasma levels remain elevated at discharge and whether persistent elevation is associated with recurrence of instability...
  10. ncbi request reprint Inflammation and acute coronary syndromes
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Herz 25:108-12. 2000
    ..Although no information is yet available on the causes of inflammation and on its localization, these novel lines of research may open the way to a different approach to the patient with acute coronary syndromes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Preprocedural serum levels of C-reactive protein predict early complications and late restenosis after coronary angioplasty
    A Buffon
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 34:1512-21. 1999
    ..We sought to investigate whether early and late outcome after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) could be predicted by baseline levels of acute-phase reactants...
  12. ncbi request reprint Clinical use of C-reactive protein for the prognostic stratification of patients with ischemic heart disease
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:164-71. 2001
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  13. ncbi request reprint The variable role of inflammation in acute coronary syndromes and in restenosis
    L M Biasucci
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Semin Interv Cardiol 4:105-10. 1999
    ..The cause of inflammation, what triggers the shift from an indolent disease to the acute coronary syndromes and the more appropriate therapies are still a matter of debate...
  14. ncbi request reprint Immune system activation follows inflammation in unstable angina: pathogenetic implications
    G Caligiuri
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:1295-304. 1998
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relations between inflammation, specific immune response and clinical course in unstable angina (UA)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Increasing levels of interleukin (IL)-1Ra and IL-6 during the first 2 days of hospitalization in unstable angina are associated with increased risk of in-hospital coronary events
    L M Biasucci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 99:2079-84. 1999
    ..A growing body of evidence suggests a role for inflammation in acute coronary syndromes. The aim of this study was to assess the role of proinflammatory cytokines, their time course, and their association with prognosis in unstable angina...
  16. pmc Cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression at the site of recent myocardial infarction: friend or foe?
    A Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Heart 90:440-3. 2004
    ..Cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) is induced in cardiomyocytes only in response to stress, such as ischaemia...
  17. doi request reprint Predictors of thromboxane levels in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes on chronic aspirin therapy
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 108:133-9. 2012
    ..This finding suggests that additional efforts should be made to lower TxA2 levels in patients with widespread coronary artery disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint [Inflammation, atherosclerosis and acute coronary syndromes]
    L M Biasucci
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 50:475-86. 2002
    ..Although the causes of inflammation in patients with ACS are not yet clear, this new line of research may open the way to a different clinical approach for these patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Enhanced response of blood monocytes to in vitro lipopolysaccharide-challenge in patients with recurrent unstable angina
    G Liuzzo
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 103:2236-41. 2001
    ..We investigated whether circulating inflammatory cell responsiveness to low-grade stimuli could contribute to the reported association between CRP and coronary events...
  20. ncbi request reprint Increased mortality after coronary stenting in patients treated with clopidogrel without loading dose. Evidence from a meta-analysis
    G G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Caholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 52:195-208. 2004
    ..We thus systematically reviewed randomized trials comparing clopidogrel vs ticlopidine after coronary stenting...
  21. ncbi request reprint Unusual CD4+CD28null T lymphocytes and recurrence of acute coronary events
    Giovanna Liuzzo
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1450-8. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that the expansion of unusual T lymphocytes, CD4+CD28null T cells, might represent a key pathogenetic mechanism of recurrent instability...
  22. 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
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  23. ncbi request reprint Combined role of the Lewis antigenic system, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and C-reactive protein in unstable angina
    Dominick J Angiolillo
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:546-50. 2003
    ..The goal of this study was to assess the prognostic role of the Lewis antigenic system, Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP) seropositivity (CP+), and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in unstable angina (UA)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Endothelium and inflammation
    M Piro
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Panminerva Med 47:75-80. 2005
    ..Emerging data support the concept that assessment of endothelial vasomotion may be a useful biomarker for atherosclerotic vascular disease...
  25. ncbi request reprint C-Reactive Protein and secondary prevention of coronary events
    L M Biasucci
    Servizio di Cardiologia Ospedale A Gemelli, Universita Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Largo Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Chim Acta 311:49-52. 2001
    ..The seronegativity of both markers is associated with very low risk of myocardial infarction, while 15% of patients with MI have elevated CRP with negative troponins...
  26. ncbi request reprint Risk of myocardial infarction and angina in patients with severe peripheral vascular disease: predictive role of C-reactive protein
    Elisabetta Rossi
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 105:800-3. 2002
    ..We investigated whether the prognostic assessment in PVD patients could be improved by preoperative measurements of C-reactive protein (CRP)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Widespread coronary inflammation in unstable angina
    Antonino Buffon
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome
    N Engl J Med 347:5-12. 2002
    ..In unstable angina, activated leukocytes may be found in peripheral and coronary-sinus blood, but it is unclear whether they are selectively activated in the vascular bed of the culprit stenosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Markers of acute coronary syndrome in emergency room
    V Loria
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Med 99:497-517. 2008
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  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint [Inflammation in acute coronary syndromes: mechanisms and clinical implications]
    Dominick J Angiolillo
    Institute of Cardiology Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Roma, Italy
    Rev Esp Cardiol 57:433-46. 2004
    ..The present review summarizes the mechanisms of the inflammatory response in ACS, its clinical implications, and the potential treatment strategies to contrast this phenomenon...
  31. ncbi request reprint Prognostic role of post-infarction C-reactive protein in patients undergoing implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators: design of the C-reactive protein Assessment after Myocardial Infarction to GUide Implantation of DEfibrillator (CAMI GUIDE) study
    Fulvio Bellocci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:293-9. 2007
    ..Whether C-reactive protein (CRP), a serum inflammatory marker with established prognostic accuracy after MI, can also be a predictor of SCD is unclear...
  32. ncbi request reprint High-risk clinical features predict increased post-infarction myocardial apoptosis and the benefits as a result of an open infarct-related artery
    A Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Clin Invest 33:662-8. 2003
    ..low-risk patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Persistent activation of nuclear factor kappa-B signaling pathway in patients with unstable angina and elevated levels of C-reactive protein evidence for a direct proinflammatory effect of azide and lipopolysaccharide-free C-reactive protein on human mono
    Giovanna Liuzzo
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:185-94. 2007
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  34. ncbi request reprint Independent prognostic value of C-reactive protein and coronary artery disease extent in patients affected by unstable angina
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 196:779-85. 2008
    ..We tested this hypothesis in a selected population of patients with unstable angina undergoing coronary angiography...
  35. ncbi request reprint 1059G/C polymorphism within the exon 2 of the C-reactive protein gene: relationship to C-reactive protein levels and prognosis in unstable angina
    Vittoria Rizzello
    The Institute of Cardiology, University Hospital, The Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Coron Artery Dis 18:533-8. 2007
    ..Whether genetic factors such as the synonymous 1059G/C polymorphism within the exon 2 of the human CRP gene determine CRP levels and outcome is unclear...
  36. doi request reprint Association between C-reactive protein and angiographic restenosis after bare metal stents: an updated and comprehensive meta-analysis of 2747 patients
    Giuseppe Ferrante
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 9:156-65. 2008
    ..Previous studies have shown conflicting results about the relationship between baseline C-reactive protein (CRP) and restenosis after stenting with bare metal stent (BMS)...
  37. doi request reprint Pioglitazone reduces monocyte activation in type 2 diabetes
    Dario Pitocco
    Internal Medicine Institute, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Acta Diabetol 46:75-7. 2009
    ..04 vs. baseline) while, in controls, did not change at 8 weeks (16.9 pg/mL, range 1.5-58.8). Treatment with pioglitazone, associated with metformin, showed a reduction of IL-6 monocyte production after their in vitro activation with LPS...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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
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  41. ncbi request reprint Female gender, myocardial remodeling and cardiac failure: are women protected from increased myocardiocyte apoptosis?
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:498-504. 2004
    ....
  42. doi request reprint Ethanol abolishes ischemic preconditioning in humans
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:271-5. 2008
    ..This study sought to assess the effect of acute alcohol intake on ischemic preconditioning (IPC) in humans using the clinical model of 2 sequential balloon inflations during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  43. doi request reprint Plasma levels of thromboxane A2 on admission are associated with no-reflow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:1843-50. 2008
    ..We sought to investigate whether baseline plasma levels of TXA2 are associated with coronary no-reflow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cystatin C is associated with an increased coronary atherosclerotic burden and a stable plaque phenotype in patients with ischemic heart disease and normal glomerular filtration rate
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 198:373-80. 2008
    ..Cystatin C (Cys-C) is an accurate marker of renal function. Recent studies have shown that serum Cys-C levels predict the risk of cardiovascular events. The causes of this association, however, are largely unknown...
  45. ncbi request reprint The 'Open-Artery Hypothesis': new clinical and pathophysiologic insights
    Antonio Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli, 8, IT 00168 Rome, Italy
    Cardiology 100:196-206. 2003
    ..Limitations of ischemic left ventricular dilatation and myopathy could markedly reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after acute myocardial infarction...
  46. doi request reprint Role of the CD14 C(-260)T promoter polymorphism in determining the first clinical manifestation of coronary artery disease
    Vittoria Rizzello
    The Institute of Cardiology, The Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:20-5. 2010
    ..We evaluated the role of the C(-260)T polymorphism in the promoter of the CD14-receptor gene, an important mediator of the inflammatory response to lipopolysaccharide...
  47. 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
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  48. ncbi request reprint Clinical relevance of apoptosis in early and late post-infarction left ventricular remodeling
    Antonio Abbate
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:699-705. 2002
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  49. ncbi request reprint Identification of protein disulfide isomerase as a cardiomyocyte survival factor in ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Anna Severino
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1029-37. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to analyze the molecular mechanisms activated during postinfarction remodeling in human hearts...
  50. ncbi request reprint Baseline systemic inflammatory status and no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 117:306-11. 2007
    ..However, whether it plays a role in the no-reflow phenomenon occurring in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unknown...
  51. ncbi request reprint Modulation of CD4(+)CD28null T lymphocytes by tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockade in patients with unstable angina
    Vittoria Rizzello
    Cardiology Department, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 113:2272-7. 2006
    ..The purpose of the present ex vivo study was to evaluate whether inflammation in patients with UA may be modulated by selective blockade of TNF-alpha...
  52. ncbi request reprint CDC/AHA Workshop on Markers of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: Application to Clinical and Public Health Practice: clinical use of inflammatory markers in patients with cardiovascular diseases: a background paper
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Circulation 110:e560-7. 2004
    ..Whether CRP also should be used as a guide to therapy is still a matter of discussion that deserves further, properly designed studies...
  53. pmc Myeloperoxidase: a new biomarker of inflammation in ischemic heart disease and acute coronary syndromes
    Valentina Loria
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 8 Largo Gemelli, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Mediators Inflamm 2008:135625. 2008
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  54. ncbi request reprint Persistent systemic inflammation in unstable angina is largely unrelated to the atherothrombotic burden
    Claudia Monaco
    Cytokine Biology of Vessels, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology and Surgery, Anesthetics and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:238-43. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between systemic inflammation, atherosclerosis, and thrombosis in two distinct clinical models of atherothrombosis...
  55. ncbi request reprint Infarct-related artery occlusion, tissue markers of ischaemia, and increased apoptosis in the peri-infarct viable myocardium
    Antonio Abbate
    Department of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University MCV Campus, Richmond, VA, USA
    Eur Heart J 26:2039-45. 2005
    ..It is currently unclear whether ongoing or recurrent ischaemia is an independent determinant for increased apoptosis in peri-infarct viable myocardium...
  56. ncbi request reprint B-type natriuretic peptide and acute coronary syndromes
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    N Engl J Med 346:453-5. 2002
  57. ncbi request reprint CDC/AHA Workshop on Markers of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: Application to Clinical and Public Health Practice: report from the laboratory science discussion group
    Gary L Myers
    Circulation 110:e545-9. 2004
  58. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A: do specific markers of vascular or plaque activation exist, and do we really need them?
    Luigi M Biasucci
    Clin Chem 52:913-4. 2006
  59. 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
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  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Improvement of cardiac function with parecoxib, a cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor, in a rat model of ischemic heart failure
    Antonio Abbate
    Virginia Commonwealth University Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, VA 23233, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 49:416-8. 2007
    ..To assess changes in cardiac function in animals with ischemic congestive heart failure (CHF) treated with a selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor...
  62. ncbi request reprint Ischemia and apoptosis in an animal model of permanent infarct-related artery occlusion
    Antonio Abbate
    Int J Cardiol 121:109-11. 2007
    ..4% [0.1-0.9], respectively, P<0.001) and than in sham-operated cases (0.01% [0-0.02], P<0.001). A gradual decrease of AR in the peri-infarct region was observed over time with a 90% reduction at 8 weeks after coronary ligation...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular diastolic filling pattern at Doppler echocardiography and apoptotic rate in fatal acute myocardial infarction
    Gianfranco Sinagra
    Institutes of Cardiology, Anatomic Pathology, and Internal Medicine, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:307-9. 2007
    ..030). In conclusion, patients with severe postinfarction LV diastolic dysfunction had significantly higher rates of cardiomyocyte loss by apoptosis, which may partly explain their unfavorable outcome...
  65. 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
  66. doi request reprint Anakinra, a recombinant human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, inhibits apoptosis in experimental acute myocardial infarction
    Antonio Abbate
    Division of Cardiology VCU Pauley Heart Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 E Broad St, West Hospital, 10th Floor, East Wing, Room 1041, PO Box 980281, Richmond, VA 23298 0281, USA
    Circulation 117:2670-83. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to test the impact of an exogenous recombinant human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (anakinra) in experimental acute myocardial infarction...
  67. ncbi request reprint Instability mechanisms in unstable angina according to baseline serum levels of C-reactive protein: the role of thrombosis, fibrinolysis and atherosclerotic burden
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Int J Cardiol 122:245-7. 2007
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  68. ncbi request reprint Protective effects of parecoxib, a cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibitor, in postinfarction remodeling in the rat
    Stefania Straino
    VCU Pauley Heart Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 50:571-7. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of parecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, in an experimental AMI model in the rat...
  69. ncbi request reprint Hypoxia inducible factor-1 expression mediates myocardial response to ischemia late after acute myocardial infarction
    Quintino Parisi
    Int J Cardiol 99:337-9. 2005
    ..g. expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)) may derive...
  70. ncbi request reprint Coronary vasospasm secondary to hypercholinergic crisis: an iatrogenic cause of acute myocardial infarction in myasthenia gravis
    Gianluca Comerci
    Int J Cardiol 103:335-7. 2005
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