Roberto Formigari

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Usefulness of cardiopulmonary exercise to predict long-term prognosis in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1462-7. 2007
  2. ncbi Better surgical prognosis for patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect and Down's syndrome
    Roberto Formigari
    Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Policlinico S Orsola, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:666-72; discussion 672. 2004
  3. doi A pilot study on the effects of carvedilol on right ventricular remodelling and exercise tolerance in patients with systemic right ventricle
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 114:241-6. 2007
  4. ncbi Long-term impact of transcatheter atrial septal defect closure in adults on cardiac function and exercise capacity
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 124:179-82. 2008
  5. ncbi Relation between right ventricular structural alterations and markers of adverse clinical outcome in adults with systemic right ventricle and either congenital complete (after Senning operation) or congenitally corrected transposition of the great arterie
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:1277-82. 2006
  6. ncbi Transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure mitigates aura migraine headaches abolishing spontaneous right-to-left shunting
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:922.e1-5. 2006
  7. ncbi Long-term efficacy of transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure on migraine headache with aura and recurrent stroke
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:625-9. 2006
  8. ncbi Spontaneous large right-to-left shunt and migraine headache with aura are risk factors for recurrent stroke in patients with a patent foramen ovale
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 120:357-62. 2007
  9. doi Natural and modified history of single-ventricle physiology in adult patients
    Emanuela Angeli
    Pediatric and Grown Up Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:996-1002. 2012
  10. ncbi Recovery kinetics of oxygen uptake is prolonged in adults with an atrial septal defect and improves after transcatheter closure
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 147:910-4. 2004

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Publications34

  1. ncbi Usefulness of cardiopulmonary exercise to predict long-term prognosis in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1462-7. 2007
    ....
  2. ncbi Better surgical prognosis for patients with complete atrioventricular septal defect and Down's syndrome
    Roberto Formigari
    Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Policlinico S Orsola, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 78:666-72; discussion 672. 2004
    ..However, few data are available about the comprehensive outcome of all the cardiac surgical procedures in patients with trisomy 21, including palliative surgery...
  3. doi A pilot study on the effects of carvedilol on right ventricular remodelling and exercise tolerance in patients with systemic right ventricle
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 114:241-6. 2007
    ..No data is available on the effect of carvedilol in patients with dysfunctional systemic RV...
  4. ncbi Long-term impact of transcatheter atrial septal defect closure in adults on cardiac function and exercise capacity
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 124:179-82. 2008
    ..The long-term impact of transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure on right ventricular (RV) remodeling and exercise capacity is unknown...
  5. ncbi Relation between right ventricular structural alterations and markers of adverse clinical outcome in adults with systemic right ventricle and either congenital complete (after Senning operation) or congenitally corrected transposition of the great arterie
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:1277-82. 2006
    ..The presence of abnormal myocardial regions is associated with RV dysfunction, poor exercise tolerance, arrhythmia, and progressive clinical deterioration...
  6. ncbi Transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure mitigates aura migraine headaches abolishing spontaneous right-to-left shunting
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:922.e1-5. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi Long-term efficacy of transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure on migraine headache with aura and recurrent stroke
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 67:625-9. 2006
    ..Background: Transcatheter PFO closure is associated with an early improvement of MHA, and a reduction or the risk of recurrent cerebral ischemia, but the long-term outcome after the procedure is unknown...
  8. ncbi Spontaneous large right-to-left shunt and migraine headache with aura are risk factors for recurrent stroke in patients with a patent foramen ovale
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 120:357-62. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether migraine headache with aura (MHA) and spontaneous large right-to-left (R-L) shunt are risk factors for recurrent cerebral ischemic events in cryptogenic stroke patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO)...
  9. doi Natural and modified history of single-ventricle physiology in adult patients
    Emanuela Angeli
    Pediatric and Grown Up Congenital Cardiac Surgery, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 42:996-1002. 2012
    ..To define the evolution of the single-ventricle (SV) heart in adult patients in terms of morbidity, mortality and quality of life...
  10. ncbi Recovery kinetics of oxygen uptake is prolonged in adults with an atrial septal defect and improves after transcatheter closure
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 147:910-4. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi Transcatheter coil occlusion of residual shunt in a patient with recurrent cryptogenic stroke after PFO percutaneous closure
    Andrea Donti
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 61:415-7. 2004
    ..We report the use of a detachable coil to treat a residual shunt in a patient who had a recurrent cerebral ischemic event after transcatheter closure of a PFO...
  12. ncbi Impact of pulmonary regurgitation and right ventricular dysfunction on oxygen uptake recovery kinetics in repaired tetralogy of Fallot
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:736-43. 2006
    ..Patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) featuring severe pulmonary regurgitation (PR) and/or right ventricular (RV) dysfunction have reduced exercise tolerance...
  13. doi Long-term coronary artery outcome after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries
    Emanuela Angeli
    Pediatric and Grown Up Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 38:714-20. 2010
    ..To analyse the long-term patency of coronary arteries after neonatal arterial switch operation (ASO)...
  14. ncbi Conversion of atriopulmonary Fontan to extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection improves cardiopulmonary function
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 113:341-4. 2006
    ..Experimental studies showed that extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection provides superior hemodynamics than atriopulmonary Fontan...
  15. ncbi Comparison of results of percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale for paradoxical embolism in patients with versus without thrombophilia
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, Department of Angiology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 94:1012-6. 2004
    ..Thus, transcatheter PFO closure is effective for preventing recurrences in patients who have a thrombophilia...
  16. ncbi Ipsilateral hemangioma and aortic arch anomalies in posterior fossa malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, coarctation of the aorta, and cardiac defects and eye abnormalities (PHACE) anomaly: report and review
    Gabriele Bronzetti
    Pediatric Cardiology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Pediatrics 113:412-5. 2004
    ..We conclude that cardiac catheterization is required to define the complex anatomy of aortic lesions and should be performed in all patients with PHACE and evident aortic involvement to plan appropriate and safe surgical repair...
  17. ncbi Transcatheter patent foramen ovale closure using the Premere PFO occlusion system
    Andrea Donti
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 68:736-40. 2006
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy profile of the new Premere patent foramen ovale (PFO) occlusion system...
  18. ncbi Transcatheter residual ventricular septal defect closure after Rastelli operation
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 64:209-12. 2005
    ..Device closure of the defect was associated with a considerable reduction of right ventricular hypertension and of the pressure gradient across the right ventricle-to-pulmonary artery conduit...
  19. ncbi Images in cardiovascular medicine. Left common carotid artery isolation in a newborn with tetralogy of Fallot and DiGeorge syndrome
    Guido Oppido
    Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Massarenti, N 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Circulation 111:e4-5. 2005
  20. ncbi Modulation of neurohormonal activity after treatment of children in heart failure with carvedilol
    Alessandro Giardini
    Pediatric Cardiology, Policlinico S Orsola, University of Bologna, Italy
    Cardiol Young 13:333-6. 2003
    ..beta-blockers, which modulate neurohormonal activation, now play an essential role in the pharmacological management of heart failure in adults, but their use in children is very limited...
  21. ncbi Intravenous flecainide for the treatment of junctional ectopic tachycardia after surgery for congenital heart disease
    Gabriele Bronzetti
    Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 76:148-51; discussion 151. 2003
    ..Strict care and a fast and effective antiarrhythmic strategy are essential, because mortality largely depends on the duration of the arrhythmia...
  22. doi Genetic syndromes and congenital heart defects: how is surgical management affected?
    Roberto Formigari
    Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:606-14. 2009
    ..Recognition of specific surgical risk factors can lead to the preparation of specific diagnostic and perioperative protocols in order to reduce operative mortality and morbidity...
  23. ncbi Prevalence and predictors of neoaortic regurgitation after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries
    Roberto Formigari
    Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1753-9. 2003
    ..We evaluated the prevalence and predictive factors associated with neoaortic valvular regurgitation by a retrospective study of children who underwent arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries...
  24. ncbi Genetic syndromes and outcome after surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot
    Guido Michielon
    Dipartimento Medico Chirurgico di Cardiochirurgia e Cardiologia Pediatrica, DMCCP, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:968-75. 2006
    ..Genetic syndromes occur in 20% of patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The impact of genetic syndromes on surgical repair of TOF in infancy is still under investigation...
  25. ncbi Pulmonary arterial hypertension in the pediatric age
    Andrea Donti
    Pediatric Cardiology, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:72-7. 2007
    ....
  26. doi Are nasal decongestants safer than rhinitis? A case of oxymetazoline-induced syncope
    Marianna Fabi
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Unit, University of Bologna, Ospedale S Orsola Malpghi, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna BO, Italy
    Cardiol Young 19:633-4. 2009
    ..These medications do not require medical prescriptions, so often parents use them, bypassing paediatricians. We report here a case of cardiovascular and neurological depression induced by oxymetalzoline in a toddler...
  27. ncbi Repair of a complex aortic arch anomaly associated with cutaneous hemangioma
    Gaetano Gargiulo
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 74:245-6. 2002
    ..We describe the case of a neonate with abnormal looping of the aortic arch associated with hemangioma of the head and neck who underwent complex surgical repair without cardiopulmonary bypass...
  28. ncbi Treatment of recurrent stroke and pulmonary thromboembolism with percutaneous closure of a patent foramen ovale and placement of inferior vena cava filter
    Andrea Donti
    Pediatric Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 58:413-5. 2003
    ..We report the successful management of this association with percutaneous closure of the foramen ovale and placement of an inferior caval vein filter...
  29. ncbi Transcatheter closure of the patent ductus arteriosus with new-generation devices: comparative data and follow-up results
    Andrea Donti
    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:122-7. 2002
    ..This should provide the basis for further cost-analysis studies...
  30. doi Better surgical prognosis for patients with Down syndrome
    Claudia Saffirio
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:230. 2008
  31. ncbi Outcome of cardiac surgery in low birth weight and premature infants
    Guido Oppido
    Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Massarenti, No 9, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:44-53. 2004
    ..This retrospective study was undertaken to evaluate early and mid-term results in infants, weighing less than 2500 g, who underwent surgery other than patent ductus arteriosus closure...
  32. ncbi Conotruncal heart defects: impact of genetic syndromes on immediate operative mortality
    Silvia Anaclerio
    Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:624-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this prospective 5-year multicenter study was to elucidate the post-surgical death rate of children with conotruncal heart defects in relation to the presence of associated genetic syndromes...
  33. ncbi Surgical management of double outlet right ventricle with intact ventricular septum
    Carlo Pace Napoleone
    Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 75:586-7. 2003
    ..This is the only case of pulmonary banding with mitral avulsion reported in the literature for this type of heart defect..
  34. ncbi Right superior vena cava draining in the left atrium: anatomical, embryological, and surgical considerations
    Guido Oppido
    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:2313-5. 2006
    ..This rare cyanotic, congenital, cardiac malformation is herein described with particular regard to its anatomical, embryological, and surgical implications...