Carlo Trani

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pushing the limits forward: transradial superficial femoral artery stenting
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:1065-71. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Transradial carotid artery stenting with proximal embolic protection
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:267-72. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Transradial renal stenting: why and how
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:951-6. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Transradial approach to treat superficial femoral artery in-stent restenosis
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:494-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint "Fogarty-like" removal of large coronary thrombus
    Carlo Trani
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Institute of Cardiology, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:E317-9. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Renal artery stenting in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease
    Carlo Trani
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Viale G Rossini 74, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:26-34. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of sequential thrombus aspiration and filter distal protection in the management of very high thrombus burden lesions
    Francesco Burzotta
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Cardiology Department, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:317-23. 2007
  8. doi request reprint The HEART study: a real-world experience using the CID Chrono Carbostent in primary and rescue PCI
    Antonio Maria Leone
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:775-82. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Impact of radial-to-aorta vascular anatomical variants on risk of failure in trans-radial coronary procedures
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 80:298-303. 2012
  10. pmc INtimal hyPerplasia evAluated by oCT in de novo COROnary lesions treated by drug-eluting balloon and bare-metal stent (IN-PACT CORO): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L, go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Trials 13:55. 2012

Detail Information

Publications95

  1. doi request reprint Pushing the limits forward: transradial superficial femoral artery stenting
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:1065-71. 2010
    ..Treatment of SFA disease by transradial route, allowing for immediate post-procedure walking and simultaneous bilateral interventions, may represent an alternative for effective treatment of selected patients with SFA lesions...
  2. doi request reprint Transradial carotid artery stenting with proximal embolic protection
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:267-72. 2009
    ..Here we report three cases of severe internal carotid artery stenosis successfully treated by CAS with 8 Fr MoMa using transradial approach, showing the technical feasibility of such procedure...
  3. doi request reprint Transradial renal stenting: why and how
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:951-6. 2009
    ..In this article, we discuss the rationale for preferring the radial approach instead of femoral and review the specific technical issues related to transradial renal artery stenting (RAS)...
  4. doi request reprint Transradial approach to treat superficial femoral artery in-stent restenosis
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:494-8. 2009
    ..As plain balloon angioplasty represents a valuable option for SFA in-stent restenosis treatment, we evaluated the feasibility of transradial approach in this clinical setting...
  5. ncbi request reprint "Fogarty-like" removal of large coronary thrombus
    Carlo Trani
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Institute of Cardiology, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:E317-9. 2007
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Renal artery stenting in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease
    Carlo Trani
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Viale G Rossini 74, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:26-34. 2010
    ..To investigate the role of renal stenting in selected patients with chronic ischemic heart disease and renal artery stenosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of sequential thrombus aspiration and filter distal protection in the management of very high thrombus burden lesions
    Francesco Burzotta
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Cardiology Department, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:317-23. 2007
    ..A series of thrombectomy and distal filter devices have been developed to limit distal embolization during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)...
  8. doi request reprint The HEART study: a real-world experience using the CID Chrono Carbostent in primary and rescue PCI
    Antonio Maria Leone
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:775-82. 2012
    ..This feature should be particularly useful in the setting of primary or rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of radial-to-aorta vascular anatomical variants on risk of failure in trans-radial coronary procedures
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 80:298-303. 2012
    ..To assess the impact of an "operative" classification of vascular anatomic variants on the feasibility of trans-radial approach...
  10. pmc INtimal hyPerplasia evAluated by oCT in de novo COROnary lesions treated by drug-eluting balloon and bare-metal stent (IN-PACT CORO): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L, go Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Trials 13:55. 2012
    ..Drug-eluting balloons are a promising tool to prevent restenosis after coronary angioplasty. Moreover, an increased knowledge of the pathophysiology of restenosis my help improve therapeutic strategies...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Prospective evaluation of myocardial ischemia related to post-procedural side-branch stenosis in bifurcated lesions treated by provisional approach with drug-eluting stents
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:351-9. 2012
    ..To prospectively assess the impact of post-procedural side-branch (SB) stenosis on inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with bifurcated lesions undergoing percutaneous interventions...
  13. doi request reprint Glycoprotein IIB/IIIA inhibitor to reduce postpercutaneous coronary intervention myonecrosis and improve coronary flow in diabetics: the 'OPTIMIZE-IT' pilot randomized study
    Giovanni Paolo Talarico
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:245-51. 2009
    ..However, the efficacy of small-molecule IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors to improve microvascular perfusion in stable diabetic patients undergoing elective PCI has not been specifically investigated...
  14. ncbi request reprint The complex link between oxidised low-density lipoprotein and unstable angina
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:387-91. 2007
    ..We also assessed the correlation between plaque or plasma ox-LDL and angiographic complex stenosis morphology...
  15. doi request reprint Outcome of patients treated by a novel thin-strut cobalt-chromium stent in the drug-eluting stent era: Results of the SKICE (Skylor in real world practice) registry
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:457-65. 2009
    ..To investigate the outcome of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with implantation of a new thin-strut cobalt-chromium bare-metal-stent (BMS) in the drug-eluting-stent (DES) era...
  16. doi request reprint Angiographic predictors of recurrent stent thrombosis (from the Outcome of PCI for stent-ThrombosIs MultIcentre STudy [OPTIMIST])
    Italo Porto
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 105:1710-5. 2010
    ..In conclusion, when performing percutaneous coronary intervention for stent thrombosis, the residual thrombus burden and larger reference vessel were potent risk factors for rST...
  17. doi request reprint Comparative assessment of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor-eluting stents in the treatment of coronary artery bifurcation lesions: the CASTOR-Bifurcation registry
    Gregory A Sgueglia
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 77:503-9. 2011
    ..Thus, prospective randomized trials in this field are needed...
  18. doi request reprint One-year outcomes of consecutive patients treated by Endeavor zotarolimus and Resolute zotarolimus stents: the impact of polymer coating in drug-eluting stent technology
    Giovanni Paolo Talarico
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:268-73. 2013
    ..Thus, we compared the clinical outcome of patients treated by Endeavor Zotarolimus-eluting stent (E-ZES) and Resolute Zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) as they differ in the polymer-coating only...
  19. doi request reprint Angiographic and clinical outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention for in-stent restenosis of bifurcated lesions
    Santiago Federico Coroleu
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    EuroIntervention 8:701-7. 2012
    ..Our aims were to evaluate angiographic and procedural results and one-year clinical outcome of PCI for restenosis of stented bifurcated lesions...
  20. doi request reprint Late (3 years) follow-up of successful versus unsuccessful revascularization in chronic total coronary occlusions treated by drug eluting stent
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 110:948-53. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint Feasibility and long-term safety of elective Impella-assisted high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention: a pilot two-centre study
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:1004-10. 2008
    ..We evaluated the acute and long-term results of the use of a new intracardiac microaxial pump, the Impella Recover LP 2.5, during elective high-risk percutaneous coronary interventions in a two-centre registry...
  22. ncbi request reprint Thrombus aspiration without additional ballooning or stenting to treat selected patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Giovanni Paolo Talarico
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:489-92. 2010
    ..To date, no data are available concerning the use of thrombectomy alone without additional ballooning or stenting...
  23. ncbi request reprint Implantation in coronary circulation induces morphofunctional transformation of radial grafts from muscular to elastomuscular
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 112:I208-11. 2005
    ....
  24. 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...
  25. ncbi request reprint Patients with in-stent restenosis have an increased risk of mid-term venous graft failure
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:802-4. 2006
    ..This study was designed to evaluate if patients in whom in-stent restenosis developed had an higher risk of early venous graft failure compared with normal patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Arterial versus venous bypass grafts in patients with in-stent restenosis
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 112:I265-9. 2005
    ..This study was designed to verify the surgical results in this setting and to evaluate the potential beneficial role of arterial bypass conduits...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Modified T-stenting with intentional protrusion of the side-branch stent within the main vessel stent to ensure ostial coverage and facilitate final kissing balloon: the T-stenting and small protrusion technique (TAP-stenting). Report of bench testing and
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 70:75-82. 2007
    ..To describe a novel modification of the T-stenting technique and to report the bench test as well as the first clinical results obtained...
  29. doi request reprint Comparison of the transradial and transfemoral approaches for coronary angiographic evaluation in patients with internal mammary artery grafts
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:263-6. 2008
    ..Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the transradial and transfemoral approaches in patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery using the left internal mammary artery (IMA)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Procedural and clinical evaluation of the novel zotarolimus-eluting resolute stent in patients with unselected bifurcated coronary stenosis treated by provisional approach: a multicenter registry
    Antonella Tommasino
    Cardiovascular Department, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 23:50-4. 2011
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Sodium bicarbonate plus N-acetylcysteine to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy in primary and rescue percutaneous coronary interventions: the BINARIO (BIcarbonato e N-Acetil-cisteina nell'infaRto mIocardico acutO) study
    Antonio Maria Leone
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine and Center of Hemodialysis, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy
    EuroIntervention 8:839-47. 2012
    ..We tested the efficacy of a sodium bicarbonate (SB)-based hydration in urgent PCI for STEMI...
  32. 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...
  33. doi request reprint Impact of vascular approach (transradial vs. transfemoral) on the efficacy of thrombus aspiration in acute myocardial infarction patients
    Alessandro Sciahbasi
    UO Cardiologia, Policlinico Casilino ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 13:79-83. 2012
    ..As data on the combination of thrombus aspiration and TRA are scarce, we sought to assess the feasibility of TRA manual thrombus aspiration in STEMI patients...
  34. doi request reprint Predictors of periprocedural (type IVa) myocardial infarction, as assessed by frequency-domain optical coherence tomography
    Italo Porto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Policlinico A Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 5:89-96, S1-6. 2012
    ..We sought to examine which FD-OCT-defined characteristics, assessed both before and after stent deployment, predicted periprocedural (type IVa) myocardial infarction (MI)...
  35. doi request reprint Prospective randomized comparison of sirolimus- or everolimus-eluting stent to treat bifurcated lesions by provisional approach
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 4:327-35. 2011
    ..This study sought to compare the procedural performance and the acute angiographic result on side-branch ostium obtained using 2 different drug-eluting stents (DES) to treat patients with bifurcated coronary lesions...
  36. doi request reprint Angiographic patterns of myocardial reperfusion after primary angioplasty and ventricular remodeling
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Coron Artery Dis 22:507-14. 2011
    ..We aimed at assessing in-hospital evolution of angiographic no reflow, predictors of its reversibility, and its impact on LV function at follow-up (FU)...
  37. doi request reprint Angiographic and clinical outcome of invasively managed patients with thrombosed coronary bare metal or drug-eluting stents: the OPTIMIST study
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:3011-21. 2008
    ..Stent thrombosis (ST) is a major complication of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). An invasive management by re-PCI is the commonly adopted treatment for ST, but data on outcome are limited...
  38. doi request reprint Intracoronary microparticles and microvascular obstruction in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous intervention
    Italo Porto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, L go A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 33:2928-38. 2012
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Impact of gender on clinical outcomes after mTOR-inhibitor drug-eluting stent implantation in patients with first manifestation of ischaemic heart disease
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:914-26. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of gender on clinical outcomes in a consecutive series of patients at first manifestation of coronary artery disease (CAD) undergoing PCI with mTOR-inhibitor DES...
  40. doi request reprint Filter no-reflow during percutaneous coronary intervention of saphenous vein grafts: incidence, predictors and effect of the type of protection device
    Italo Porto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    EuroIntervention 7:955-61. 2011
    ..The phenomenon of FNR has been described as a transient impairment of blood flow due to debris plugging of a filter-based device used to shield the distal microvasculature during SVG PCI...
  41. doi request reprint Vascular complications and access crossover in 10,676 transradial percutaneous coronary procedures
    Francesco Burzotta
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 163:230-8. 2012
    ..Yet, radial approach is associated to a variety of access-site VC as well as to a higher failure rate compared with femoral access...
  42. doi request reprint Evaluation of the "learning curve" for left and right radial approach during percutaneous coronary procedures
    Alessandro Sciahbasi
    UO Cardiologia, Policlinico Casilino ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 108:185-8. 2011
    ..0001). In conclusion, the LRA is associated with a shorter learning curve compared to the RRA...
  43. 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)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Outcome of non-cardiac surgery after stent implantation in the DES era: results of the Surgery After Stent (SAS) registry
    Marta Francesca Brancati
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 23:44-9. 2011
    ..Objective. To assess the perioperative outcome of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery after coronary bare-metal stent (BMS) or drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Directional atherectomy before stenting versus stenting alone in percutaneous coronary interventions: a meta-analysis
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Largo F Vito 1 00168 Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 112:178-83. 2006
    ..The higher prevalence of early MACEs with DCA before stenting, however, is disturbing and probably related to distal embolization...
  46. doi request reprint Early beneficial effects of drug-eluting stents in vein grafts wane during long term follow-up: a case-control study
    Vincenzo Pasceri
    Emodinamica, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 80:1112-7. 2012
    ..The aim of the study was to compare outcomes of drug-eluting stents (DES) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) in saphenous vein graft (SVG) interventions in a case-control study with a long-term follow-up...
  47. doi request reprint Eosinophil cationic protein and clinical outcome after bare metal stent implantation
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Allergology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 215:166-9. 2011
    ..we assessed the association between baseline eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) levels, a sensitive marker of eosinophil activation, and clinical outcome in patients undergoing bare metal stent (BMS) implantation...
  48. 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)...
  49. ncbi request reprint Angiographic evaluation of the effect of intracoronary abciximab administration in patients undergoing urgent PCI
    Enrico Romagnoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 105:250-5. 2005
    ..c.) administration of a systemic bolus dose of abciximab during PCI may increase the efficacy of this antiplatelet drug. However, the effect of i.c. abciximab on coronary angiographic flow has been not clarified...
  50. ncbi request reprint Outcome of overlapping heterogenous drug-eluting stents and of overlapping drug-eluting and bare metal stents
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:364-8. 2007
    ..Overlap between SESs and PESs in this very preliminary report was associated with no specific adverse event...
  51. doi request reprint Case-control registry of excimer laser coronary angioplasty versus distal protection devices in patients with acute coronary syndromes due to saphenous vein graft disease
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 112:1586-91. 2013
    ..Controlled randomized trials are warranted to confirm these early observations...
  52. doi request reprint Influence of the amount of myocardium subtended by a stenosis on fractional flow reserve
    Antonio Maria Leone
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 6:29-36. 2013
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate the influence of the amount of myocardium subtended to an intermediate stenosis on FFR, especially in relation to quantitative coronary angiography...
  53. doi request reprint The occurrence of radial artery occlusion following catheterization
    Marta Francesca Brancati
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 10:1287-95. 2012
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Comparison of two- and three-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography to intravascular ultrasound in the assessment of intermediate left main stenosis
    Italo Porto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 109:1600-7. 2012
    ..Among 2D-QCA parameters, minimum luminal diameter is more accurate than percent diameter stenosis in predicting significant LMS...
  55. ncbi request reprint Endothelin-1 and acute myocardial infarction: a no-reflow mediator after successful percutaneous myocardial revascularization
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:1793-8. 2006
    ..We aimed to investigate the relationship between systemic ET-1 plasma levels and no-reflow in a group of AMI patients treated by primary PCI...
  56. ncbi request reprint Baseline C-reactive protein serum levels and in-stent restenosis pattern after m-TOR inhibitors drug-eluting stent implantation
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Cardiovascular Medicine, L go F Vito 1, Rome 00168, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 23:16-20. 2011
    ..A diffuse pattern of in-stent restenosis (ISR) has been shown to have a worse prognosis when compared to a focal pattern. It is still unknown whether baseline C-reactive protein (CRP) levels predict ISR pattern...
  57. ncbi request reprint Composite Y internal thoracic artery-saphenous vein grafts: short-term angiographic results and vasoreactive profile
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 127:1139-44. 2004
    ..The angiographic patency of composite Y internal thoracic artery-saphenous vein grafts has not been investigated in detail...
  58. 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)...
  59. doi request reprint Transradial approach (left vs right) and procedural times during percutaneous coronary procedures: TALENT study
    Alessandro Sciahbasi
    UO Cardiologia, Policlinico Casilino ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 161:172-9. 2011
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of left radial approach (LRA) compared with RRA for coronary procedures...
  60. doi request reprint Management and timing of access-site vascular complications occurring after trans-radial percutaneous coronary procedures
    Francesco Burzotta
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 167:1973-8. 2013
    ..Access-site vascular complications (ASVC) in patients undergoing trans-radial coronary procedures are rare but may have relevant clinical consequences. Data regarding the optimal management of radial-access-related ASVC are lacking...
  61. 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...
  62. doi request reprint Maximal hyperemia in the assessment of fractional flow reserve: intracoronary adenosine versus intracoronary sodium nitroprusside versus intravenous adenosine: the NASCI (Nitroprussiato versus Adenosina nelle Stenosi Coronariche Intermedie) study
    Antonio Maria Leone
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 5:402-8. 2012
    ..This study sought to compare increasing doses of intracoronary (i.c.) adenosine or i.c. sodium nitroprusside versus intravenous (i.v.) adenosine for fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment...
  63. doi request reprint Coronary bifurcation lesions: to stent one branch or both? A meta-analysis of patients treated with drug eluting stents
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 139:80-91. 2010
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Operator radiation exposure during percutaneous coronary procedures through the left or right radial approach: the TALENT dosimetric substudy
    Alessandro Sciahbasi
    Cardiology Department, Policlinico Casilino ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 4:226-31. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate radiation dose absorbed by operators during coronary procedures through the RRA and LRA...
  65. ncbi request reprint Relation of myocardial blush grade to microvascular perfusion and myocardial infarct size after primary or rescue percutaneous coronary intervention
    Italo Porto
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1671-3. 2007
    ..Moreover, the mechanisms of ST resolution should be searched for at the cellular level...
  66. ncbi request reprint Provisional TAP-stenting strategy to treat bifurcated lesions with drug-eluting stents: one-year clinical results of a prospective registry
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Via Prati Fiscali 158, 00141 Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:532-7. 2009
    ..To assess the clinical outcome of unselected patients undergoing drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation on bifurcated lesions using a "provisional T And small Protrusion (TAP)" stenting strategy...
  67. ncbi request reprint Long-term results of the radial artery used for myocardial revascularization
    Gianfederico Possati
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 108:1350-4. 2003
    ..No information is available on the long-term results of radial artery (RA) grafts used as coronary artery bypass conduits...
  68. ncbi request reprint The Outcome of PCI for stent-ThrombosIs MultIcentre Study (OPTIMIST): rationale and design of a multicenter registry
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 153:377.e1-5. 2007
    ..Moreover, the possible benefit associated with the use of adjunctive devices (AD) with theoretical antiembolic property has not been systematically analyzed in this high-risk population...
  69. doi request reprint Transradial approach for coronary angiography and interventions in patients with coronary bypass grafts: tips and tricks
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 72:263-72. 2008
    ..In this article we discuss the specific technical issues and we present a series of tips and tricks which may facilitate angiography and interventions on both internal mammary and aorto-coronary grafts...
  70. ncbi request reprint Intracoronary use of GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors in percutaneous coronary interventions
    Maria De Vita
    Interventional Cardiology, Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital, Forli, Italy
    Curr Vasc Pharmacol 10:448-53. 2012
    ..Larger and randomized studies are warranted to confirm the superiority of the IC route of administration of the GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors to the IV one in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing PCI...
  71. doi request reprint How to solve difficult side branch access?
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo Gemelli 1, Rome, Italy
    EuroIntervention 6:J72-80. 2010
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Pre-intervention eosinophil cationic protein serum levels predict clinical outcomes following implantation of drug-eluting stents
    Giampaolo Niccoli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:1340-7. 2009
    ..We aimed at assessing the association between baseline levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), a marker of eosinophil activation, and recurrence of clinical events in a consecutive series of patients who underwent DES implantation...
  73. 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...
  74. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes (early and six- month) of direct stenting with conventional stenting (a meta-analysis of ten randomized trials)
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 91:790-6. 2003
    ....
  75. doi request reprint Identifying factors that predict the choice and success rate of radial artery catheterisation in contemporary real world cardiology practice: a sub-analysis of the PREVAIL study data
    Christian Pristipino
    San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    EuroIntervention 6:240-6. 2010
    ..To assess: the reasons behind an operator choosing to perform radial artery catheterisation (RAC) as against femoral arterial catheterisation, and to explore why RAC may fail in the real world...
  76. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous treatment of a large coronary aneurysm using the self-expandable Symbiot PTFE-covered stent
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Via Prati Fiscali 158, 00141 Rome, Italy
    Chest 126:644-5. 2004
    ..The use of this new device may enhance the anatomic indications for percutaneous interventions on coronary aneurysms...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint Use of a second buddy wire during percutaneous coronary interventions: a simple solution for some challenging situations
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Via Prati Fiscali 158, 00141, Rome, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 17:171-4. 2005
    ..Because of its simplicity, low cost, and availability, the use of a buddy wire should be considered when dealing with the aforementioned conditions during PCI procedures...
  79. ncbi request reprint How to manage difficult anatomic conditions affecting transradial approach coronary procedures?
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Indian Heart J 62:238-44. 2010
    ..In the present paper, we discuss how to diagnose and manage the possible obstacles occurring at the different steps of transradial diagnostic and interventional procedures...
  80. ncbi request reprint Selective intracoronary injection of sestamibi to detect myocardial viability: Prediction of perfusion and contractile recovery after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
    Carlo Trani
    Institute of Cardiology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Nucl Cardiol 10:473-81. 2003
    ..The hypothesis that the intracoronary administration of sestamibi could improve myocardial SPECT accuracy in detecting hibernating myocardium was addressed in this pilot study...
  81. ncbi request reprint Retrograde recanalization of left main from saphenous vein graft supported by percutaneous Impella Recover LP 2.5 assist device
    Francesco Burzotta
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Cardiology Department, Rome, 00168, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:E147-50. 2009
    ..Here we report a case of successful retrograde transradial recanalization and stenting of a chronically occluded left main coronary artery (LMCA) from a saphenous vein graft supported by the Impella Recover LP 2.5 assist device...
  82. ncbi request reprint Direct coronary stenting by transradial approach: rationale and technical issues
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 63:215-9. 2004
    ..Here we discuss the main advantages of the adoption of this technique. Moreover, a detailed analysis of the technical issues specifically related with each phase of transradial direct stenting procedures is reported...
  83. ncbi request reprint Jailed balloon protection: a new technique to avoid acute side-branch occlusion during provisional stenting of bifurcated lesions. Bench test report and first clinical experience
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    EuroIntervention 5:809-13. 2010
    ..Provisional stenting with drug-eluting-stents is actually adopted to treat most of bifurcated lesions. A major drawback of this technique is the risk of side-branch (SB) closure after main vessel (MV) stenting...
  84. ncbi request reprint Early vasoreactive profile of skeletonized versus pedicled internal thoracic artery grafts
    Mario Gaudino
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 125:638-41. 2003
    ..No data are available on the early vasoreactive profile of skeletonized internal thoracic artery grafts...
  85. doi request reprint Percutaneous removal of an embolized port catheter: description of a new coaxial recovery technique including a case-report
    Francesco Burzotta
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 72:289-93. 2008
    ..014'' guidewire. This new technique has been bench tested and then successfully used to remove a long Port-A catheter's fragment embolized into the right sided heart...
  86. doi request reprint Italian multicenter, prospective study to evaluate the negative predictive value of 16- and 64-slice MDCT imaging in patients scheduled for coronary angiography (NIMISCAD-Non Invasive Multicenter Italian Study for Coronary Artery Disease)
    Riccardo Marano
    Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Institute of Radiology, A Gemelli Hospital Catholic University, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Radiol 19:1114-23. 2009
    ..97), and 0.82 (95% CI 0.77-0.86), respectively. The results of this study demonstrate the utility of MDCT in excluding significant CAD even when conducted by centers with varying degrees of expertise and using different MDCT machines...
  87. ncbi request reprint Combined percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty and patent foramen ovale closure in an adult with recurrent transient ischemic attacks
    Carlo Trani
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:424-6. 2002
    ..The patient was submitted to combined percutaneous pulmonary valvuloplasty and patent foramen ovale closure using the Amplatzer device...
  88. 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...
  89. doi request reprint Outcomes of the tacrolimus drug-eluting Janus stent: a prospective two-centre registry in high-risk patients
    Enrico Romagnoli
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Catholic University, Campobasso, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:589-94. 2008
    ..Thus, we performed a prospective registry of consecutive, unselected patients receiving this new DES...
  90. doi request reprint Impact of metabolic syndrome on angiographic and clinical outcome after stenting
    Antonella Tommasino
    Am J Cardiol 101:1679. 2008
  91. ncbi request reprint Intracoronary administration of abciximab acutely increases flow through culprit vessels of patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Francesco Burzotta
    Circulation 108:e138; author reply e138. 2003
  92. ncbi request reprint Use of a novel high-osmolar gadolinium chelate, gadobutrol, for percutaneous renal artery stenting in two patients with chronic renal failure
    Carlo Trani
    Int J Cardiol 102:361-2. 2005
    ..In both patients gadobutrol yielded high-quality images without digital subtraction and was well tolerated with no ensuing renal dysfunction...
  93. ncbi request reprint Catheter-induced straightening of external iliac tortuosity: a cause of pseudostenosis to be borne in mind
    Carlo Trani
    Int J Cardiol 101:333-4. 2005
    ..This clinical vignette emphasizes the importance of a thorough clinical examination and angiographic assessment for the appropriate diagnosis and management of reversible stenoses...
  94. ncbi request reprint Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention for failed thrombolysis in a patient with anomalous coronary arteries
    Mario Mazzari
    Int J Cardiol 99:325-6. 2005
    ....
  95. 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...