Leonardo Calo

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Acute echocardiographic optimization of multiple stimulation configurations of cardiac resynchronization therapy through quadripolar left ventricular pacing: A tailored approach
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Rome B, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Am Heart J 167:546-54. 2014
  2. doi request reprint The anti-arrhythmic effects of n-3 PUFAs
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Rome B, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 170:S21-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Economic impact of remote monitoring on ordinary follow-up of implantable cardioverter defibrillators as compared with conventional in-hospital visits. A single-center prospective and randomized study
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Via Casilina, 1049, 00169, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 37:69-78. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of right atrial ganglionated plexi in patients with vagal paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:22-31. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Efficacy of ivabradine administration in patients affected by inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RmB, Rome, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 7:1318-23. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint N-3 Fatty acids for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized, controlled trial
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1723-8. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation: which relationship? New insights into the electrophysiological mechanisms and catheter ablation treatment
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:368-73. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiology of atrial fibrillation: evolving insights
    L Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 1:521-31. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Recovery of cardiac function after ablation of atrial tachycardia arising from the tricuspid annulus
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:652-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Left atrial ablation versus biatrial ablation for persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation: a prospective and randomized study
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2504-12. 2006

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Acute echocardiographic optimization of multiple stimulation configurations of cardiac resynchronization therapy through quadripolar left ventricular pacing: A tailored approach
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Rome B, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Am Heart J 167:546-54. 2014
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  2. doi request reprint The anti-arrhythmic effects of n-3 PUFAs
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Rome B, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 170:S21-7. 2013
    ..Published data are conflicting, but some benefits have been reported in the prevention of SCD after myocardial infarction and of AF, generally after long-course administration. ..
  3. doi request reprint Economic impact of remote monitoring on ordinary follow-up of implantable cardioverter defibrillators as compared with conventional in-hospital visits. A single-center prospective and randomized study
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Via Casilina, 1049, 00169, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 37:69-78. 2013
    ..Our study aimed at assessing current direct costs of 1-year ICD follow-up based on RM compared with conventional quarterly in-hospital follow-ups...
  4. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of right atrial ganglionated plexi in patients with vagal paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:22-31. 2012
    ..Experimental data suggested the potential role of right atrial GP in the AF initiation and maintenance. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of GP ablation in RA in patients with vagal AF...
  5. doi request reprint Efficacy of ivabradine administration in patients affected by inappropriate sinus tachycardia
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RmB, Rome, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 7:1318-23. 2010
    ..Beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers are the first-line therapy but sometimes are poorly tolerated due to side effects...
  6. ncbi request reprint N-3 Fatty acids for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized, controlled trial
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1723-8. 2005
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  7. ncbi request reprint Atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation: which relationship? New insights into the electrophysiological mechanisms and catheter ablation treatment
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:368-73. 2005
    ..Also, atypical right and left AFL can determine AF. Finally, atypical AFL may occur after AF ablation, and could be prevented by associated cavotricuspid isthmus ablation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiology of atrial fibrillation: evolving insights
    L Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 1:521-31. 2000
    ..The purpose of this review was to provide current knowledge about AF electrophysiology in an effort to unite old models and new concepts...
  9. ncbi request reprint Recovery of cardiac function after ablation of atrial tachycardia arising from the tricuspid annulus
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:652-7. 2005
    ..The arrhythmia was successfully treated with transcatheter ablation. In the follow-up no recurrences of the arrhythmia occurred and a significant improvement in myocardial function was observed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Left atrial ablation versus biatrial ablation for persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation: a prospective and randomized study
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2504-12. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare--in patients with persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation (AF)--the efficacy and safety of left atrial ablation with that of a biatrial approach...
  11. ncbi request reprint Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy: mechanisms of heart failure and clinical implications
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM B Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:138-43. 2007
    ..The diagnosis of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy can be made only after the improvement of the left ventricular function once the cardiac frequency has slowed down...
  12. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of a new software for complex fractionated electrograms identification in patients with persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1024-30. 2008
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  13. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of right atrial ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation:
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:37-43. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the impact on quality of life of a new ablative approach to the right atrium in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification for arrhythmic events in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: a review of the literature and current perspectives
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:580-8. 2003
    ..The present review focuses on arrhythmic events in idiopathic DCM and on the value of noninvasive methods and electrophysiological study in the risk stratification of this group of patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Electropharmacological effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on atrial fibrillation termination. Part II: New insights into the electrophysiological mechanisms of atrial fibrillation termination
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:442-7. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint Electropharmacological effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on atrial fibrillation termination. Part I: Molecular and ionic fundamentals of antiarrhythmic drug actions
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:430-41. 2003
    ..In part I of the review we try to give a unified vision of the old models and new concepts about the molecular and ionic fundamentals of antiarrhythmic drug actions...
  17. doi request reprint Predictive value of microvolt T-wave alternans for cardiac death or ventricular tachyarrhythmic events in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy patients: a meta-analysis
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Via Buonarroti 16, Marino, Rome, Italy
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 16:388-402. 2011
    ..Aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature and a meta-analysis of MTWA in primary prevention patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Intracardiac echocardiography: from electroanatomic correlation to clinical application in interventional electrophysiology
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:387-98. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia with ventriculoatrial block and unsuccessful ablation of the slow pathway
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:705-8. 2002
    ..This supports the notion that, at least in some cases, the location of the reentrant circuit for AVNRT is completely in the compact AV node...
  20. ncbi request reprint Transseptal activation during left atrial pacing in humans: electroanatomic mapping using a noncontact catheter and the intracardiac echocardiography
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 6:149-59. 2002
    ..A better understanding of transseptal activation may be important for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, but little is known about preferential routes of conduction from the left atrium (LA) to the right atrium (RA) in humans...
  21. ncbi request reprint Facilitation of atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia by iatrogenic right bundle branch block
    L Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:468-71. 2001
    ..This relevant delay also allows the sinus beat to initiate and stabilize the tachycardia thus rendering it incessant...
  22. ncbi request reprint Successful catheter ablation of a manifest left anterior accessory pathway
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:1065-8. 2007
    ..Complete elimination of the accessory pathway was achieved by means of an ablative procedure via the transaortic retrograde approach...
  23. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal low-energy cardioversion of atrial fibrillation without fluoroscopy outside the electrophysiology laboratory
    Claudio Pandozi
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:335-40. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a new simplified procedure of esophageal LEIC performed without fluoroscopy, outside the electrophysiology laboratory...
  24. ncbi request reprint Atrial flutter: arrhythmia circuit and basis for radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Csaba Foldesi
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:395-403. 2003
    ..This paper describes the different techniques that validate bidirectional isthmus block, which is an important endpoint for successful ablation...
  25. doi request reprint Impact of respiration on electroanatomical mapping of the right atrium: implication for cavotricuspid isthmus ablation
    Ermenegildo de Ruvo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 36:33-40; discussion 40. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to assess the impact of respiratory gating (RG) on electroanatomical mapping of CTI and to assess the efficiency of CTI ablation guided by the Carto3® system equipped with the new respiration gating software...
  26. doi request reprint How many atrial fibrillation ablation candidates have an underlying supraventricular tachycardia previously unknown? Efficacy of isolated triggering arrhythmia ablation
    Luigi Sciarra
    Cardiology Department, Via Montaione 20 00139, Policlinico Casilino, Rome, Italy
    Europace 12:1707-12. 2010
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) inducibility in patients referred for AF ablation and to evaluate the effects of SVT ablation on AF recurrences...
  27. ncbi request reprint Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: anatomical and electrophysiological considerations
    Alan Bulava
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:163-72. 2003
    ..The authors summarize our present knowledge about AVNRT and stress the unique features of the atrioventricular junction anatomy and the current opinions on the reentrant impulse propagation...
  28. doi request reprint Early detection of adverse events with daily remote monitoring versus quarterly standard follow-up program in patients with CRT-D
    Ermenegildo de Ruvo
    UOC Cardiologia, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:208-16. 2011
    ..Aim of this study was to compare a daily remote monitoring (RM) to a standard program of in-office visits...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relation of C-reactive protein to long-term risk of recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion
    Maria Luisa Loricchio
    Cardiology Department, Sandro Pertini Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1421-4. 2007
    ..98, 95% confidence interval 1.75 to 14.26, p = 0.003). In conclusion, low CRP is associated with long-term maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion for nonvalvular AF...
  30. doi request reprint Efficacy of ivabradine in a case of inappropriate sinus tachycardia and ventricular dysfunction
    Antonella Sette
    Cardiology Department, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Rome B, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:815-7. 2010
    ..After 3 months of using this medication, we observed an improvement of ejection fraction and quality of life...
  31. ncbi request reprint Relations between monophasic action potential duration and refractoriness after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation: results in wash-out and amiodarone-treated patients
    Claudio Pandozi
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:257-63. 2003
    ..However, this relation has not been carefully investigated in the atria of patients with persistent atrial fibrillation after cardioversion...
  32. doi request reprint The new electroanatomical Carto3 mapping system: three-dimensional right ventricular fast anatomical map resolution in comparison to magnetic resonance image
    Luigi Sciarra
    Department of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:434-5. 2011
    ..The three-dimensional anatomical reconstruction of the right ventricle was compared to the magnetic resonance image of the same chamber...
  33. doi request reprint Upstream effect for atrial fibrillation: still a dilemma?
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino ASL RMB, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:111-28. 2011
    ..The mechanisms involved and the most important clinical evidence regarding the upstream therapy influence on atrial fibrillation are presented in this review. Some open questions are also proposed...
  34. doi request reprint n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the prevention of arrhythmia recurrence after electrical cardioversion of chronic persistent atrial fibrillation: a randomized, double-blind, multicentre study
    Leopoldo Bianconi
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Europace 13:174-81. 2011
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  35. doi request reprint Cardiomyopathy induced by adenosine-insensitive atrial tachycardia
    Paolo Golia
    Division of Cardiology, Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital, Forli, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:1147-51. 2008
    ..Electroanatomic mapping during tachycardia showed a focus arising from the left superior pulmonary vein ostium. After successful catheter ablation of the focus, left ventricular function fully recovered...
  36. ncbi request reprint Change in atrial activation during orthodromic atrioventricular tachycardia: what is the mechanism?
    Filippo Lamberti
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:952-3. 2002
  37. pmc Effectiveness of remote monitoring of CIEDs in detection and treatment of clinical and device-related cardiovascular events in daily practice: the HomeGuide Registry
    Renato Pietro Ricci
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, Rome, Italy
    Europace 15:970-7. 2013
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  38. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome: pharmacological treatment
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile di Asti, Asti, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1494-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of various antiarrhythmic drugs at prolonging the QT interval into the normal range and preventing ventricular arrhythmias in patients with short QT syndrome...
  39. doi request reprint Use of electroanatomic mapping in the assessment of atrial tachycardia aetiology
    Luigi Sciarra
    Department of Cardiology, Polyclinic Casilino, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:1280-1. 2008
    ..Electroanatomic mapping showed substantially normal values in the right atrium other than an area along the posteroseptal region of the tricuspid annulus, with a low-voltage region that correlated with the area of earliest activation...
  40. ncbi request reprint Hybrid therapy of atrial fibrillation
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:571-8. 2002
    ..More recently the ablation of the automatic activity originating from the posterior wall of the left atrium or within the pulmonary veins, which can trigger the onset of atrial fibrillation, has been performed...
  41. ncbi request reprint Catheter ablation of isolated premature ventricular contractions arising from the sinus of Valsalva
    Filippo Lamberti
    Division of Cardiology, St Eugenio Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:732-7. 2007
    ..Aortography was performed to disclose the relationship between the ablation catheter and the anatomic structure of the aortic root. PVCs were successfully eliminated with radiofrequency application in both patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Risk of arrhythmias in myotonic dystrophy: trial design of the RAMYD study
    Antonio Dello Russo
    Institute of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:51-8. 2009
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