Antonello D'Andrea

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Aortic stiffness and distensibility in top-level athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:561-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Right heart morphology and function in heart transplantation recipients
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:648-58. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The prognostic impact of dynamic ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and narrow QRS
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Via M Schipa 44, 80122 Naples, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:183-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Range of right heart measurements in top-level athletes: the training impact
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 164:48-57. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Right ventricular morphology and function in top-level athletes: a three-dimensional echocardiographic study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:1268-76. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Global longitudinal speckle-tracking strain is predictive of left ventricular remodeling after coronary angioplasty in patients with recent non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 153:185-91. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the evaluation of heart failure: a luxury or a need?
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, AORN Ospedali dei Colli, Via Michelangelo Schipa 44, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:24-31. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The relationship between early left ventricular myocardial alterations and reduced coronary flow reserve in non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients with microvascular angina
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 154:250-5. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Effects of global longitudinal strain and total scar burden on response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Martucci 35, 80121 Naples, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 11:58-67. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Association between left atrial myocardial function and exercise capacity in patients with either idiopathic or ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a two-dimensional speckle strain study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 132:354-63. 2009

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Publications79

  1. doi request reprint Aortic stiffness and distensibility in top-level athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:561-7. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to compare AR morphology and stiffness between highly trained athletes and sedentary subjects and to assess the independent determinants of AR stiffness and distensibility in athletes...
  2. doi request reprint Right heart morphology and function in heart transplantation recipients
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:648-58. 2013
    ..The right heart is a major determinant of prognosis in cardiac transplant recipient patients...
  3. doi request reprint The prognostic impact of dynamic ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and narrow QRS
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Via M Schipa 44, 80122 Naples, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:183-9. 2013
    ..Exercise-induced change in ventricular dyssynchrony may be an important determinant of dynamic changes in cardiac output and mitral regurgitation...
  4. doi request reprint Range of right heart measurements in top-level athletes: the training impact
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 164:48-57. 2013
    ..To explore the full range of right heart dimensions and the impact of long-term intensive training in athletes...
  5. doi request reprint Right ventricular morphology and function in top-level athletes: a three-dimensional echocardiographic study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:1268-76. 2012
    ..Our objective was to explore the right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function and the effect of long-term intensive training in a large population of top level athletes using real-time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography...
  6. doi request reprint Global longitudinal speckle-tracking strain is predictive of left ventricular remodeling after coronary angioplasty in patients with recent non-ST elevation myocardial infarction
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 153:185-91. 2011
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the evaluation of heart failure: a luxury or a need?
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, AORN Ospedali dei Colli, Via Michelangelo Schipa 44, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:24-31. 2012
    ..Progress is continuing and rapid with promising new techniques such as diffuse fibrosis assessment. This article discusses the diverse roles of CMR in heart failure...
  8. doi request reprint The relationship between early left ventricular myocardial alterations and reduced coronary flow reserve in non-insulin-dependent diabetic patients with microvascular angina
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 154:250-5. 2012
    ..To evaluate left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic myocardial function, and their relation to coronary flow reserve in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DM) and microvascular angina...
  9. doi request reprint Effects of global longitudinal strain and total scar burden on response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Martucci 35, 80121 Naples, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 11:58-67. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Association between left atrial myocardial function and exercise capacity in patients with either idiopathic or ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a two-dimensional speckle strain study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 132:354-63. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Clinical outcome in patients with intermediate stenosis of left anterior descending coronary artery after deferral of revascularization on the basis of noninvasive coronary flow reserve measurement
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Via G Martucci 35, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 26:431-40. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was therefore to analyze the clinical outcome in patients with intermediate stenosis of LAD after deferral of coronary revascularization on the basis of noninvasive CFR measurement...
  12. ncbi request reprint Different effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on left atrial function in patients with either idiopathic or ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy: a two-dimensional speckle strain study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, Via G Martucci 35, 80121 Naples, Italy
    Eur Heart J 28:2738-48. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Effect of dynamic myocardial dyssynchrony on mitral regurgitation during supine bicycle exercise stress echocardiography in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and 'narrow' QRS
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Eur Heart J 28:1004-11. 2007
    ....
  14. pmc Left ventricular early myocardial dysfunction after chronic misuse of anabolic androgenic steroids: a Doppler myocardial and strain imaging analysis
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 41:149-55. 2007
    ..Recent bioptical data have shown that in athletes under the pharmacological effects of AAS, a focal increase in myocardial collagen content might occur as a repair mechanism against myocardial damage...
  15. doi request reprint Right ventricular myocardial function in patients with either idiopathic or ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy without clinical sign of right heart failure: effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:1017-29. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to detect RV myocardial function in DCM using two-dimensional (2D) strain echocardiography and to assess the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on RV myocardial strain during a 6-month follow-up...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Echocardiographic evaluation of the athlete's heart: from morphological adaptations to myocardial function]
    Antonello D'Andrea
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:533-44. 2009
    ..Also the morphological and functional features of the left atrium and of the right ventricle can be assessed in the athlete's heart by combining standard echocardiography with new echocardiographic technologies...
  17. doi request reprint Right atrial size and deformation in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 11:1169-77. 2009
    ..To evaluate right atrial (RA) morphology and deformation in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  18. doi request reprint Aortic root dimensions in elite athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 105:1629-34. 2010
    ..However, significant ascending aorta dilation and aortic regurgitation proved to be uncommon...
  19. doi request reprint Right ventricular myocardial involvement in either physiological or pathological left ventricular hypertrophy: an ultrasound speckle-tracking two-dimensional strain analysis
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 11:492-500. 2010
    ..To analyse right ventricular (RV) myocardial deformation in patients with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy secondary to either hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) or athlete's competitive endurance training...
  20. doi request reprint Left atrial volume index in highly trained athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Am Heart J 159:1155-61. 2010
    ..Increase of left atrial (LA) diameter in trained athletes has been regarded as another component of the "athlete's heart"...
  21. doi request reprint Left ventricular myocardial velocities and deformation indexes in top-level athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:1281-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to define the range of left ventricular (LV) velocities and deformation indexes in highly trained athletes, analyzing potential differences induced by different long-term training protocols...
  22. doi request reprint Right ventricular ejection fraction and left ventricular dyssynchrony by 3D echo correlate with functional impairment in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Via G Martucci 35, Naples, Italy
    J Card Fail 17:309-17. 2011
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  23. ncbi request reprint An atypical assessment of Ebstein's anomaly in an 86-year-old man
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology Second University of Naples, Italy
    Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 76:104-5. 2011
    ..The patient presented severe right atrial dilatation and right heart failure, and he was referred to our institution for supraventricular tachycardia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Biventricular myocardial adaptation to different training protocols in competitive master athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 115:342-9. 2007
    ..Conflicting data have been reported about the nature (physiologic versus pathologic) of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy in master athletes...
  25. pmc Prognostic value of intra-left ventricular electromechanical asynchrony in patients with mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy compared with power athletes
    A D'ANDREA
    Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 40:244-50; discussion 244-50. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular myocardial adaptation to different training protocols in top-level athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Second University of Naples and Division of Cardiology, V Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 20:329-36. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to analyze right ventricular (RV) myocardial function in competitive athletes with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy induced by either endurance or strength training...
  27. ncbi request reprint Myocardial systolic activation delay in patients with left bundle branch block and either normal or impaired left ventricular function
    Pio Caso
    Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 23:14-23. 2006
    ..to evaluate determinants of myocardial activation delay of both left (LV) and right (RV) ventricle in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and either normal or impaired LV ejection fraction (EF)...
  28. doi request reprint Association between right ventricular two-dimensional strain and exercise capacity in patients with either idiopathic or ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Gemma Salerno
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:625-34. 2011
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  29. ncbi request reprint Abnormal regional myocardial deformation properties and increased aortic stiffness in normotensive patients with aortic coarctation despite successful correction: an ABPM, standard echocardiography and strain rate imaging study
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Clin Sci (Lond) 113:259-66. 2007
    ..Early repair can delay the onset of hypertension in postcoarctectomy patients, but cannot prevent the innate structural and functional abnormalities of the aorta and their deleterious effect on myocardial deformation properties...
  30. doi request reprint Clinical course and risk profile in adolescents with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Giuseppe Limongelli
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 105:716-20. 2010
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  31. ncbi request reprint Association between left ventricular structure and cardiac performance during effort in two morphological forms of athlete's heart
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 86:177-84. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate in 263 competitive athletes possible correlations between changes induced by different sport activities in left ventricular (LV) structure and cardiac response during maximal physical effort...
  32. doi request reprint Usefulness of bidimensional strain imaging for predicting outcome in asymptomatic patients aged ≤ 16 years with isolated moderate to severe aortic regurgitation
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 110:1051-5. 2012
    ..This could allow young patients with AR to have a better definition of surgical timing before the occurrence of irreversible myocardial damage...
  33. ncbi request reprint Global and regional left ventricular function in patients undergoing transcatheter closure of secundum atrial septal defect
    Marco Pascotto
    Pediatric Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:439-42. 2005
    ..Thus, lateral and inferior LV regional systolic function were preserved after device implantation. Moreover, no changes in regional LV diastolic function were highlighted during the study...
  34. ncbi request reprint Analysis of right ventricular Doppler tissue imaging and load dependence in patients undergoing percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect
    Marco Pascotto
    Pediatric Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 94:1202-5. 2004
    ..Because RV Doppler tissue imaging velocities are still in the normal range 1 month after ASD closure, cardiac function does not seem to be affected by the presence of the occluder device...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of intra-left ventricular electromechanical asynchrony in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Via G Martucci 35, 80121 Naples, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:1311-8. 2006
    ..The distribution and magnitude of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy are not uniform in patients with HCM, which results in heterogeneity of regional LV systolic function...
  36. doi request reprint End-diastolic wall thickness as a predictor of reverse remodelling after cardiac resynchronization therapy: a two-dimensional echocardiographic study
    Luigi Ascione
    S Maria of Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:1055-61. 2008
    ..EDWT assessed by two-dimensional (2D) resting echocardiography is a simple and reliable marker to identify scar tissue in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction...
  37. ncbi request reprint Associations between left ventricular myocardial involvement and endothelial dysfunction in systemic sclerosis: noninvasive assessment in asymptomatic patients
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 24:587-97. 2007
    ..Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem disorder characterized by widespread vascular lesions and fibrosis of skin and distinct internal organs. Cardiac involvement is a common finding in SSc, but often clinically occult...
  38. doi request reprint Factors predicting coronary flow reserve impairment in patients evaluated for chest pain: an ultrasound study
    Bernardino Tuccillo
    Division of Cardiology, S Maria di Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:251-5. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of multiple cardiovascular risk factors on coronary flow reserve (CFR) in a large patient population with acute chest pain referred for coronary angiography...
  39. ncbi request reprint Ultrasonographic assessment of basal coronary flow as a screening tool to exclude significant left anterior descending coronary artery stenosis
    Maria Accadia
    Division of Cardiology, S Maria di Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:696-700. 2006
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  40. ncbi request reprint Ventricular interdependence in patients with dual-chamber pacing: a Doppler tissue imaging study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Medical Surgical Physiopathology of Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory System and Associated Biotechnologies, Second University of Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 19:289-97. 2002
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  41. doi request reprint Impact of obesity on left ventricular geometry and function in pediatric patients after successful aortic coarctation repair
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 28:907-12. 2011
    ..To evaluate if obesity has an additional negative impact on left ventricular (LV) geometry and function in normotensive pediatric patients >12 months after successful treatment of aortic coarctation (CoA)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and feasibility of a simplified approach to assess the regurgitant orifice area in patients with mitral regurgitation
    Luigi Ascione
    Division of Cardiology, S Maria di Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 20:95-100. 2004
    ..In the present study, we evaluated the accuracy and feasibility of a simplified method for quantification of ROA in patients with varying grades of MR...
  43. doi request reprint Range in pulmonary artery systolic pressure among highly trained athletes
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University Naples, Naples, Italy
    Chest 139:788-94. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to explore the full spectrum of PASP and the long-term training impact in a large population of highly trained athletes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Potential clinical perspectives of Doppler myocardial imaging and strain rate imaging during stress echocardiography
    Pio Caso
    Non invasive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:480-90. 2006
    ..However, these non-invasive techniques are rapidly evolving and expanding. Further refinements in signal processing and quantitative analysis are likely in the near future...
  45. doi request reprint Two-dimensional atrial systolic strain imaging predicts atrial fibrillation at 4-year follow-up in asymptomatic rheumatic mitral stenosis
    Roberta Ancona
    Noninvasive Cardiology Unit, Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 26:270-7. 2013
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  46. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification and prognosis of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease by use of supine bicycle exercise stress echocardiography
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:565-72. 2005
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  47. ncbi request reprint Myocardial global performance index as a predictor of in-hospital cardiac events in patients with first myocardial infarction
    Luigi Ascione
    S Maria di Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:1019-23. 2003
    ..We sought to assess the ability of a Doppler index of global myocardial performance (MPI), measured at entry, to predict inhospital cardiac events in a series of patients with first acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  48. doi request reprint Non sustained ventricular tachycardia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and new ultrasonic derived parameters
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Second University of Naples, Chair of Cardiology, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 23:581-90. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between new ultrasonically derived parameters and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) in patients with HCM...
  49. doi request reprint Transverse strain predicts exercise capacity in systemic right ventricle patients
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Second University of Naples, Chair of Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 145:193-6. 2010
    ..Detection of systemic right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in patients who are asymptomatic may prompt early initiation of heart failure therapy and more frequent clinical follow-up...
  50. ncbi request reprint Different involvement of right ventricular myocardial function in either physiologic or pathologic left ventricular hypertrophy: a Doppler tissue study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples and Monaldi Hospital, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 16:154-61. 2003
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Sustained-release diltiazem reduces myocardial ischemic episodes in end-stage renal disease: a double-blind, randomized, crossover, placebo-controlled trial
    Gennaro Cice
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:1006-11. 2003
    ..Diltiazem reduces the number and the duration of silent ischemic episodes, has a good tolerability, and positively modifies the circadian pattern of ischemic episodes...
  52. doi request reprint Assessment of left-ventricular mass and remodeling in obese adolescents: M-mode, 2D or 3D echocardiography?
    Giuseppe Pacileo
    Department of Cardiology, Second University, A O Monaldi, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:144-9. 2013
    ..In addition, the role of systemic hypertension on LVM in obese adolescents has not been adequately investigated...
  53. doi request reprint Prolonged left ventricular twist in cardiomyopathies: a potential link between systolic and diastolic dysfunction
    Giuseppe Pacileo
    Department of Cardiology, 2nd University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Via Leonardo Bianchi 1, Naples, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:841-9. 2011
    ..Left ventricular (LV) twist and untwist play a major role in LV mechanics. We sought to acquire new pathophysiological insights in cardiomyopathies (CM) studying LV twist dynamics by speckle tracking imaging (STI)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Heart rate as independent prognostic factor for mortality in normotensive hemodialysed patients
    Gennaro Cice
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples Italy
    J Nephrol 21:704-12. 2008
    ..Aim of the present study was to investigate a possible relation between increased HR and mortality in normotensive end-stage renal disease (ERSD) patients...
  55. doi request reprint Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on cardiotrophin-1 circulating levels in patients with heart failure
    Giuseppe Limongelli
    Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 9:43-50. 2014
    ..02; CI 1.2-5.6; OR 3.1) and CT1 post-CRT (p = 0.01; CI 1.4-4.3; OR 2.7) as independent predictors of cardiac events. Analysis of CT-1 plasma levels deserves future consideration for larger, longitudinal studies in patients with CHF. ..
  56. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of Doppler myocardial imaging in the study of the athlete's heart and in the differential diagnosis between physiological and pathological ventricular hypertrophy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 23:149-57. 2006
    ..On this ground, a combined use of standard 2D echo and DMI may be taken into account for a valid noninvasive and easy-repeatable evaluation of both physiological and pathological ventricular hypertrophies...
  57. doi request reprint Early left ventricular abnormalities in children with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Via Omodeo 45, Naples, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:1075-82. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to define in children with FH the preclinical effects of isolated hypercholesterolemia on the cardiovascular system by examining left ventricular (LV) function using speckle-tracking echocardiography...
  58. ncbi request reprint Incremental diagnostic value of ultrasonographic assessment of coronary flow reserve with high-dose dipyridamole in patients with acute coronary syndrome
    Luigi Ascione
    Division of Cardiology, S Maria di Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 106:313-8. 2006
    ..An important clinical question is whether such technique can be successfully applied in patients admitted to the coronary care unit with an acute coronary syndrome to detect a significant left anterior descending (LAD) disease...
  59. ncbi request reprint Association between intraventricular myocardial systolic dyssynchrony and ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiology, AO Monaldi, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 22:571-8. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate LV regional systolic asynchrony in patients with HCM by pulsed Doppler myocardial imaging (DMI)...
  60. ncbi request reprint Assessment of accessory atrioventricular pathways by Doppler myocardial imaging
    Pio Caso
    Division of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Echocardiography 19:373-81. 2002
    ..Doppler myocardial imaging (DMI) is a new ultrasound technique that allows the detection of abnormal and early regional myocardial depolarization. The purpose of this study was to identify an abnormal pathway site in WPW patients...
  61. pmc Echocardiography in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: usefulness of old and new techniques in the diagnosis and pathophysiological assessment
    Maria Angela Losi
    Department of Clinical Medicine, Cardiovascular and Immunological Sciences, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:7. 2010
    ..In this review, we discuss the current and emerging echocardiographic methodology that can help physicians in the correct diagnostic and pathophysiological assessment of patients with HCM...
  62. doi request reprint Right ventricular hypertrabeculation associated with double-outlet left ventricle: exaggeration of a normal pattern or right ventricular cardiomyopathy?
    Giuseppe Limongelli
    Department of Cardiology, Monaldi Hospital, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:193-5. 2010
    ..We briefly discuss the cause diagnosis, and clinical significance of right ventricular hypertrabeculation/noncompaction...
  63. doi request reprint A radial global dyssynchrony index as predictor of left ventricular reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Ascione
    Division of Cardiology, S Maria di Loreto Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:819-27. 2008
    ..Aim of this study was to evaluate whether global measures of mechanical dyssynchrony are able to predict reverse remodeling of the left ventricle in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  64. doi request reprint Effects of telmisartan added to Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on mortality and morbidity in hemodialysis patients with chronic heart failure a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Gennaro Cice
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1701-8. 2010
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension due to congenital heart disease and Down's syndrome
    Michele D'Alto
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 164:323-6. 2013
    ..In patients with Down's syndrome, the effect of bosentan is largely unknown. Aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term effects of bosentan in adult patients with CHD-related PAH with and without Down's syndrome...
  66. pmc Methodological approach for the assessment of ultrasound reproducibility of cardiac structure and function: a proposal of the study group of Echocardiography of the Italian Society of Cardiology (Ultra Cardia SIC) part I
    Maurizio Galderisi
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Hospital, Via S, Pansini 5, 80131, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 9:26. 2011
    ..These procedures can be suggested for utilization also in non referall echocardiographic laboratories as an "inside" quality check, with the aim at optimizing clinical consistency of echo-Doppler data...
  67. doi request reprint Two-dimensional strain and atrial function: a study on patients after percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Department of Cardiology, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Second University of Naples Monaldi Hospital, Via Omodeo 45, Naples 80128, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:256-9. 2009
    ..To assess the value of two-dimensional (2D) strain in assessing regional myocardial function along the atrial wall...
  68. doi request reprint Inappropriate exercise-induced increase in pulmonary artery pressure in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Michele D'Alto
    Department of Cardiology, Second University of Naples Monaldi Hospital, Via L Bianchi, Naples 80131, Italy
    Heart 97:112-7. 2011
    ..However, no consensus exists as to which threshold of pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) can be considered diagnostically relevant...
  69. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy in Caucasian master athletes: Differences with hypertension and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Giuseppe Limongelli
    Department of Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 111:113-9. 2006
    ..To study, by conventional echocardiography, left ventricular remodelling and function in master athletes, hypertension and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
  70. ncbi request reprint Effects of different training protocols on left ventricular myocardial function in competitive athletes: a Doppler tissue imaging study
    Antonello D'Andrea
    Department of Cardiothoracic and Respiratory Sciences, Second University of Naples, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:34-40. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to analyze the differences in myocardial function in case of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy induced by either endurance or strength training in top-level athletes...
  71. ncbi request reprint Abnormal myocardial deformation properties in obese, non-hypertensive children: an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, standard echocardiographic, and strain rate imaging study
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Second University of Naples, Via Omodeo 45, Naples 80128, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:2689-95. 2006
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Cardiotrophin-1 and TNF-alpha circulating levels at rest and during cardiopulmonary exercise test in athletes and healthy individuals
    Giuseppe Limongelli
    Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    Cytokine 50:245-7. 2010
    ..Aims: This study aims to analyse cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) and Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) plasma levels at rest and during exercise in elite athletes and healthy controls...
  73. ncbi request reprint [Real-time multiplane echocardiography. Current applications, limits and perspectives]
    Donato Mele
    U O di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Corso della Giovecca, 203 44100 Ferrara
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 11:870-80. 2010
    ..This review evaluates the state of the art of multiplane echocardiography and discusses possible clinical applications, advantages and limitations of this technique...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography: current applications, advantages and limits for the evaluation of the left ventricle]
    Donato Mele
    U O di Cardiologia, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Corso Giovecca, 203, 44100 Ferrara
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:516-32. 2009
    ..In this review we discuss the state-of-the-art and anticipate future developments of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography that are relevant to its application to the left ventricle...
  75. doi request reprint Echocardiographic myocardial scar burden predicts response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in ischemic heart failure
    Donato Mele
    Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Corso Giovecca 203, Ferrara, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:702-8. 2009
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  76. doi request reprint Optimal site for atrial lead implantation in myotonic dystrophy patients: the role of Bachmann's Bundle stimulation
    Gerardo Nigro
    Chair of Cardiology, Second University of Naples Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1463-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the optimal site for atrial lead implantation in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (MD1) patients...
  77. ncbi request reprint Carvedilol increases two-year survivalin dialysis patients with dilated cardiomyopathy: a prospective, placebo-controlled trial
    Gennaro Cice
    Division of Cardiology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1438-44. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate the effects of carvedilol on mortality and morbidity in dialysis patients with dilated cardiomyopathy...
  78. ncbi request reprint First human chronic experience with cardiac contractility modulation by nonexcitatory electrical currents for treating systolic heart failure: mid-term safety and efficacy results from a multicenter study
    Carlo Pappone
    Department of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:418-27. 2004
    ..The aim of this multicenter study was to assess the chronic safety and preliminary efficacy of an implantable device delivering this novel form of electrical therapy...
  79. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic classification of chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation caused by restricted motion according to tethering pattern
    Eustachio Agricola
    Division of Non Invasive Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milano, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 5:326-34. 2004
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