P Alboni

Summary

Affiliation: Division of Cardiology
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc The fusion band in V1: a simple ECG guide to optimal resynchronization? An echocardiographic case report
    Lorella Gianfranchi
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento Via Vicini 2 Cento Fe, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 3:29. 2005
  2. pmc Fusion beat in patients with heart failure treated with left ventricular pacing: may ECG morphology relate to mechanical synchrony? A pilot study
    Lorella Gianfranchi
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale di Cento Fe, Via Vicini 2, Cento, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 6:1. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Diving bradycardia: a mechanism of defence against hypoxic damage
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile, Cento, FE, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:422-7. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Outpatient treatment of recent-onset atrial fibrillation with the "pill-in-the-pocket" approach
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    N Engl J Med 351:2384-91. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Antiarrhythmic drugs in patients with recurrent atrial fibrillation: where are we?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Civic Hospital, Cento Fe, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:169-74. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint [Outpatient treatment of recurrent atrial fibrillation with the "pill-in-the-pocket" approach: practical aspects]
    Paolo Alboni
    U O di Cardiologia e Centro Aritmologico, Ospedale Civile, Cento Fe
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:335-40. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint [Psychosocial factors as predictors of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events: contribution from animal models]
    Paolo Alboni
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile, Via Vicini, 2 44042 Cento
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 7:747-53. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Is vasovagal syncope a disease?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile, Via Vicini 2, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 9:83-7. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Current treatment of recurrent vasovagal syncope: between evidence-based therapy and common sense
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:835-9. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Is there an association between depression and cardiovascular mortality or sudden death?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedale Civile, Cento Fe, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:356-62. 2008

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Publications45

  1. pmc The fusion band in V1: a simple ECG guide to optimal resynchronization? An echocardiographic case report
    Lorella Gianfranchi
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento Via Vicini 2 Cento Fe, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 3:29. 2005
    ..Moreover, the efficacy of left ventricular pacing could be enhanced with an optimal timing between the spontaneous right ventricular activation and the left ventricular pulse...
  2. pmc Fusion beat in patients with heart failure treated with left ventricular pacing: may ECG morphology relate to mechanical synchrony? A pilot study
    Lorella Gianfranchi
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale di Cento Fe, Via Vicini 2, Cento, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 6:1. 2008
    ..Electrical fusion between left ventricular pacing and spontaneous right ventricular activation is considered the key to resynchronisation in sinus rhythm patients treated with single-site left ventricular pacing...
  3. doi request reprint Diving bradycardia: a mechanism of defence against hypoxic damage
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile, Cento, FE, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:422-7. 2011
    ..The diving response can therefore be regarded as an important defence mechanism for the organism...
  4. ncbi request reprint Outpatient treatment of recent-onset atrial fibrillation with the "pill-in-the-pocket" approach
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    N Engl J Med 351:2384-91. 2004
    ..We evaluated the feasibility and the safety of self-administered oral loading of flecainide and propafenone in terminating atrial fibrillation of recent onset outside the hospital...
  5. ncbi request reprint Antiarrhythmic drugs in patients with recurrent atrial fibrillation: where are we?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Civic Hospital, Cento Fe, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:169-74. 2005
    ..When these drugs fail (ineffective or not tolerated) a non-pharmacological treatment or a hybrid therapy may be indicated...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Outpatient treatment of recurrent atrial fibrillation with the "pill-in-the-pocket" approach: practical aspects]
    Paolo Alboni
    U O di Cardiologia e Centro Aritmologico, Ospedale Civile, Cento Fe
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:335-40. 2005
    ..Some recommendations on the practical use of this type of treatment are given...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Psychosocial factors as predictors of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular events: contribution from animal models]
    Paolo Alboni
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile, Via Vicini, 2 44042 Cento
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 7:747-53. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the results offered by animal models seem to satisfy the first of Kuller's criteria, as for the three above-mentioned psychosocial factors...
  8. ncbi request reprint Is vasovagal syncope a disease?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile, Via Vicini 2, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 9:83-7. 2007
    ..In these subjects, VVS appears as an expression of a pathological process, i.e. a disease, mainly related to a generalized involvement of the autonomic nervous system, which is not yet well-defined from a nosological point of view...
  9. ncbi request reprint Current treatment of recurrent vasovagal syncope: between evidence-based therapy and common sense
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:835-9. 2007
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  10. doi request reprint Is there an association between depression and cardiovascular mortality or sudden death?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedale Civile, Cento Fe, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:356-62. 2008
    ..However, taken together, the results of studies carried out in the general population and in patients with AMI strongly suggest that depression is a significant risk factor for sudden death...
  11. doi request reprint The origin of vasovagal syncope: to protect the heart or to escape predation?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, 44042, Cento, FE, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 18:170-8. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Treatment of persistent sinus bradycardia with intermittent symptoms: are guidelines clear?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Arrhythmologic Center, Ospedale Civile di Cento, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 11:562-4. 2009
    ..Since in most cases the causal relationship between syncope and persistent SB appears very weak, 'reflex syncope with associated SB' appears to be the most appropriate diagnosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint [Upstream therapy of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure]
    Paolo Alboni
    Divisione di Cardiologia e Centro Aritmologico, Ospedale Civile, Cento Fe
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:566-71. 2009
    ..However, it emerges a background to plan a large-scale prospective, randomized trial on upstream therapy in the primary prevention of AF in patients with heart failure...
  14. doi request reprint Intravenous administration of flecainide or propafenone in patients with recent-onset atrial fibrillation does not predict adverse effects during 'pill-in-the-pocket' treatment
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, FE 44042, Italy
    Heart 96:546-9. 2010
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint [Origin and evolution of vasovagal syncope]
    Paolo Alboni
    Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile, Cento, FE
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 11:20-7. 2010
    ..The slowing of heart rate induced by the vasovagal reflex may constitute a beneficial break of cardiac pump (thereby reducing myocardial oxygen consumption) and permit better diastolic filling and coronary perfusion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Sexual activity with and without the use of sildenafil: risk of cardiovascular events in patients with heart disease
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Civic Hospital, Cento Fe, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:343-9. 2004
    ..The drug is absolutely contraindicated in patients using nitrates...
  17. ncbi request reprint Haemodynamic changes early in prodromal symptoms of vasovagal syncope
    P Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento Fe, Italy
    Europace 4:333-8. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the behaviour of blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR) and sympathetic activity at the beginning of the prodrome in patients with tilt-induced VVS...
  18. ncbi request reprint [The amiodarone-beta blockers combination could represent an alternative treatment in patients at risk for sudden death in which a benefit from implantable defibrillators has not been clearly demonstrated]
    Paolo Alboni
    Divisione di Cardiologia e Centro Aritmologico, Ospedale Civile, Cento, FE
    Ital Heart J Suppl 3:337-43. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Is an individualized treatment possible in patients with paroxysmal supraventricular reentrant tachycardia?
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Civic Hospital, Cento, FE, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:738-42. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of history in patients with syncope with or without heart disease
    P Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1921-8. 2001
    ..We sought to establish what historical findings are predictive of the cause of syncope...
  21. ncbi request reprint In industrialized nations, a low socioeconomic status represents an independent predictor of mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Civic Hospital, Centro, FE, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:551-8. 2003
    ..Conventional risk factors only partly account for the social gradient in CHD. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether mortality was associated with SES in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
  22. doi request reprint Simultaneous occurrence of two independent vagal reflexes: a possible cause of vagal sudden death
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Heart 97:623-5. 2011
    ..These sudden deaths could be due to vagal overactivity. The development of an adequate laboratory model may improve knowledge of the pathophysiology of this type of vagal sudden death and of its prevention...
  23. ncbi request reprint Clinical spectrum of neurally mediated reflex syncopes
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Section of Arrhythmology, Ospedale Civile, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 6:55-62. 2004
    ..The clinical features of the various types of neurally mediated reflex syncope have not been systematically investigated and compared. We sought to assess and compare the clinical spectrum of neurally mediated reflex syncopes...
  24. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of sublingual nitroglycerin test and low-dose isoproterenol test in patients with unexplained syncope
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 85:1194-8. 2000
    ..The sublingual nitroglycerin test, however, is simpler, better tolerated, and safer than the low-dose isoproterenol test and, thus, more suitable for routine clinical use...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of intravenously administered dofetilide versus amiodarone in the acute termination of atrial fibrillation and flutter. A multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    L Bianconi
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 21:1265-73. 2000
    ..This study compared the efficacy and safety of intravenous dofetilide with amiodarone and placebo in converting atrial fibrillation or flutter to sinus rhythm...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of etilefrine in preventing syncopal recurrence in patients with vasovagal syncope: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The Vasovagal Syncope International Study
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Circulation 99:1452-7. 1999
    ..The present multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of this drug for the long-term management of patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope...
  27. ncbi request reprint The vasovagal Syncope and pacing (Synpace) trial: rationale and study design
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre (VE, Italy
    Europace 3:336-41. 2001
    ..This implies a 10% incidence of syncope recurrence after one year, vs 50% in patients with 'pacemaker OFF'. Fifty patients will need to be enrolled in the study: 25 patients for each group...
  28. ncbi request reprint Atrioventricular nodal versus atrioventricular supraventricular reentrant tachycardias: characterization by an integrated Doppler electrophysiological hemodynamic study
    D Mele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:2078-85. 2000
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  29. ncbi request reprint The venous system is the main determinant of hypotension in patients with vasovagal syncope
    Giuseppe Fucà
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 8:839-45. 2006
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  30. ncbi request reprint Development of heart failure in bradycardic sick sinus syndrome
    P Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Civil Hospital, Cento Fe, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:9-12. 2001
    ..However, this conclusion needs further validation...
  31. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy: back to ECG?
    Lorella Gianfranchi
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Ferrara, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:145-50. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and safety of noninvasive pacemaker stress echocardiography with externally triggered stimulation
    Lorella Gianfranchi
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Hospital of Cento, Cento Fe, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 94:1074-6. 2004
    ..No adverse effects were reported. The method of externally triggered stimulation is feasible, safe, and allows a diagnosis in every patient with a pacemaker without additional cost...
  33. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of electrical storm with oral quinidine in Brugada syndrome
    Katia Bettiol
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Center, Civic Hospital, Cento Fe, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:601-2. 2005
    ..This case report, together with few others reported in the literature, suggests a role of oral quinidine in the treatment of electrical storm in Brugada syndrome...
  34. doi request reprint Do subjects with vasovagal syncope have subtle haemodynamic alterations during orthostatic stress?
    Giuseppe Fucà
    Division of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedale Civile, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 10:751-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether young/middle-aged subjects with VVS show abnormal responses to orthostatic stress...
  35. ncbi request reprint A semiautomated objective technique for applying the proximal isovelocity surface area method to quantitate mitral regurgitation: Clinical studies with the digital flow map
    D Mele
    Division of Cardiology, Arcispedale S Anna, Cento Ferrara, The Hospital of Cento, Corso Giovecca 203, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Am Heart J 141:653-60. 2001
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  36. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation requiring urgent medical care. Approach and outcome in the various departments of admission. Data from the atrial Fibrillation/flutter Italian REgistry (FIRE)
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:205-13. 2004
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint [How is syncope studied in the Italian hospitals?]
    Angelo Bartoletti
    Task Force Associazione Italiana di Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione, Modello organizzativo di Syncope Unit
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:472-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate how the main tests for the diagnostic assessment of syncope are currently performed in the Italian hospitals...
  38. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope--update 2004
    Michele Brignole
    Europace 6:467-537. 2004
  39. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope-update 2004. Executive Summary
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:2054-72. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint [Epidemiology of acute coronary syndromes in cardiology departments of the Emilia Romagna region: the AI-CARE2 study]
    Pier Camillo Pavesi
    U O di Cardiologia, Ospedale Maggiore, AUSL Città di Bologna, Bologna
    Ital Heart J Suppl 4:733-44. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to better delineate the characteristics, treatments and outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes in Emilia Romagna, a region of Italy, with 4 million inhabitants...
  41. ncbi request reprint Plasma galanin response to head-up tilt in normal subjects and patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope
    Marta Bondanelli
    Department of Biomedical Sciences and Advanced Therapies, Section of Endocrinology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Metabolism 52:315-21. 2003
    ..These data suggest a role for endogenous GAL in the adaptive responses to acute orthostatic stress preventing syncope in susceptible individuals...
  42. ncbi request reprint Relation of clinical presentation of syncope to the age of patients
    Attilio Del Rosso
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale S Pietro Igneo, Fucecchio, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:1431-5. 2005
    ..The specificity of some features is high but these can be observed in only a minority of patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope. Update 2004. Executive summary]
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology and Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy
    Rev Esp Cardiol 58:175-93. 2005
  44. ncbi request reprint Standardized-care pathway vs. usual management of syncope patients presenting as emergencies at general hospitals
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, Via don Bobbio 24, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 8:644-50. 2006
    ..The study hypothesis was that a decision-making approach improves diagnostic yield and reduces resource consumption for patients with syncope who present as emergencies at general hospitals...
  45. ncbi request reprint Mechanism of syncope in patients with positive adenosine triphosphate tests
    Paolo Donateo
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedali del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:93-8. 2003
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