Fiorenzo Gaita

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Very long-term results of surgical and transcatheter ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1273-8. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Acute and long-term outcome of transvenous cryothermal catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias involving the perinodal region
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:785-92. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome: pharmacological treatment
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile di Asti, Asti, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1494-9. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Cryoenergy catheter ablation: a new technique for treatment of permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia in children
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano di Torino, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:263-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-pharmacological treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Divisione di Cardiologia Ospedale Civile Via Botallo, 4 14100 Asti
    Ital Heart J 4:745-54. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Incidence of silent cerebral thromboembolic lesions after atrial fibrillation ablation may change according to technology used: comparison of irrigated radiofrequency, multipolar nonirrigated catheter and cryoballoon
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:961-8. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a cause of silent thromboembolism? Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of cerebral thromboembolism in patients undergoing ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, University of Turin, Asti, Italy
    Circulation 122:1667-73. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Linear cryoablation of the left atrium versus pulmonary vein cryoisolation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease: correlation of electroanatomic mapping and long-term clinical results
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Civil Hospital Asti, Via Botallo, 4, 14100 Asti, Italy
    Circulation 111:136-42. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Short QT Syndrome: a familial cause of sudden death
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano Umberto I, Torino, Italy
    Circulation 108:965-70. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation. Left atrial fibrosis--a promising stroke risk factor?
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Corso Bramante 88, Turin, Italy
    Nat Rev Cardiol 8:307-8. 2011

Detail Information

Publications98

  1. doi request reprint Very long-term results of surgical and transcatheter ablation of long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Electronic address
    Ann Thorac Surg 96:1273-8. 2013
    ..Recent guidelines underline the need for long-term follow-up to really assess the efficacy of AF ablation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Acute and long-term outcome of transvenous cryothermal catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias involving the perinodal region
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:785-92. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to report our experience on the effectiveness and safety of catheter cryoablation performed in "critical areas" to treat a large cohort of patients with supraventricular arrhythmias...
  3. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome: pharmacological treatment
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile di Asti, Asti, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1494-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of various antiarrhythmic drugs at prolonging the QT interval into the normal range and preventing ventricular arrhythmias in patients with short QT syndrome...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cryoenergy catheter ablation: a new technique for treatment of permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia in children
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano di Torino, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:263-8. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the potential clinical utility of percutaneous cryoenergy catheter ablation for treatment of pediatric patients with PJRT...
  5. ncbi request reprint Non-pharmacological treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Divisione di Cardiologia Ospedale Civile Via Botallo, 4 14100 Asti
    Ital Heart J 4:745-54. 2003
    ..Ablative therapy of AF is a technique that still needs further improvement before it may be considered a definite approach and it is still to be proposed only to selected patients with drug-resistant and poorly tolerated AF...
  6. doi request reprint Incidence of silent cerebral thromboembolic lesions after atrial fibrillation ablation may change according to technology used: comparison of irrigated radiofrequency, multipolar nonirrigated catheter and cryoballoon
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:961-8. 2011
    ..The study purpose is to compare the incidence of new silent cerebral ischemic events in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) undergoing PVI with different ablation technologies...
  7. doi request reprint Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: a cause of silent thromboembolism? Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of cerebral thromboembolism in patients undergoing ablation of atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, University of Turin, Asti, Italy
    Circulation 122:1667-73. 2010
    ..The secondary end point was the identification of clinical or procedural parameters that correlate with cerebral embolism...
  8. ncbi request reprint Linear cryoablation of the left atrium versus pulmonary vein cryoisolation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease: correlation of electroanatomic mapping and long-term clinical results
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Civil Hospital Asti, Via Botallo, 4, 14100 Asti, Italy
    Circulation 111:136-42. 2005
    ..The primary end point was to assess the persistence of sinus rhythm (SR) off antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) at 2-year follow-up and to correlate clinical outcome with surgical results validated with electroanatomic mapping (EAM)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Short QT Syndrome: a familial cause of sudden death
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano Umberto I, Torino, Italy
    Circulation 108:965-70. 2003
    ..Autopsy did not reveal any structural heart disease. All patients had a constantly and uniformly short QT interval at ECG...
  10. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation. Left atrial fibrosis--a promising stroke risk factor?
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Corso Bramante 88, Turin, Italy
    Nat Rev Cardiol 8:307-8. 2011
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  11. doi request reprint Impact of ablation catheter irrigation design on silent cerebral embolism after radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: results from a pilot study
    Marco Scaglione
    Cardiology Division, Cardinal Guglielmo Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:801-5. 2012
    ..The study aim is to compare procedural parameters and safety of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) performed by using open-irrigated catheters with different irrigation design...
  12. doi request reprint Left atrial volume at MRI is the main determinant of outcome after pulmonary vein isolation plus linear lesion ablation for paroxysmal-persistent atrial fibrillation
    Antonio Montefusco
    Division of Cardiology, A S O Cardinal Massaia, Asti, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:593-8. 2010
    ..To assess retrospectively clinical and procedural predictors of long-term recurrences after atrial fibrillation ablation...
  13. doi request reprint Delaying cardioversion following 4-week anticoagulation in case of persistent atrial fibrillation after a transcatheter ablation procedure to reduce silent cerebral thromboembolism: a single-center pilot study
    Martina Pianelli
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital University of Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:785-9. 2011
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  14. doi request reprint Long-term clinical results of 2 different ablation strategies in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, University of Turin, Asti, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 1:269-75. 2008
    ..Data regarding the long-term efficacy of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation are still lacking...
  15. doi request reprint Efficacy of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: impact of age, atrial remodelling, and disease progression
    Paolo Di Donna
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital of Asti and Faculty of Medicine, University of Turin, Corso Dante, 202, Asti 14100, Italy
    Europace 12:347-55. 2010
    ..However, the predictors of RFCA efficacy remain largely unknown. We assessed the outcome of a multicentre HCM cohort following RFCA for symptomatic AF refractory to medical therapy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diffuse coronary disease: short- and long-term outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Giorgio Quadri
    Division of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera CittB della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 68:151-60. 2013
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  17. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary veins branching pattern, assessed by magnetic resonance, does not affect transcatheter atrial fibrillation ablation outcome
    Matteo Anselmino
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Asti, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 65:665-74. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study is to provide, in a large cohort of patients, a description of the left atrium (LA) and pulmonary veins (PV) anatomy in relation to ablation outcome...
  18. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of cryoablation of accessory pathways adjacent to the normal conduction system
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano di Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:825-9. 2003
    ..Cryoablation of Septal Accessory Pathways...
  19. doi request reprint Use and misuse of multivariable approaches in interventional cardiology studies on drug-eluting stents: a systematic review
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 25:611-21. 2012
    ..We aimed to appraise the performance of current multivariable approaches in the estimation of causal treatment and effects in studies focusing on drug-eluting stents (DES)...
  20. doi request reprint Long-term results of transcatheter atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with impaired left ventricular systolic function
    Matteo Anselmino
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:24-32. 2013
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  21. doi request reprint Changing of SYNTAX score performing fractional flow reserve in multivessel coronary artery disease
    Marco Novara
    Department of Cardiology, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:368-75. 2012
    ..To investigate the relationship between classic SYNTAX and functional SYNTAX score guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Usefulness and safety of transcatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Ospedale Civile Cardinal Massaia, Asti, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1575-81. 2007
    ..59). In conclusion, in most studied patients with HC, RFCA proved a safe and effective therapeutic option for AF, improved functional status, and was able to reduce or postpone the need for long-term pharmacologic treatment...
  23. doi request reprint Gender differences in patients undergoing TAVI: a multicentre study
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, San Giovanni Battista Molinette, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    EuroIntervention 9:367-72. 2013
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  24. doi request reprint Cardiac dysfunction in pauci symptomatic human immunodeficiency virus patients: a meta-analysis in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era
    Enrico Cerrato
    Division of Cardiology, Azienda Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza, Corso Bramante 88 90, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Eur Heart J 34:1432-6. 2013
    ..Thus, we performed a comprehensive meta-analysis to critically appraise the incidence of cardiac dysfunction in HIV-infected pauci symptomatic patients...
  25. doi request reprint Visualization of multiple catheters with electroanatomical mapping reduces X-ray exposure during atrial fibrillation ablation
    Marco Scaglione
    Cardiology Department, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    Europace 13:955-62. 2011
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  26. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome: clinical findings and diagnostic-therapeutic implications
    Carla Giustetto
    Department of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:2440-7. 2006
    ..Clinical presentation, occurrence of sudden infant death, and results of the available therapies in the largest group of patients with short QT syndrome (SQTS), studied so far, are reported...
  27. doi request reprint Echo Doppler predictors of pulmonary artery hypertension in patients with systemic sclerosis
    Simone Frea
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, AOU S Giovanni Battista di Torino and University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Echocardiography 28:860-9. 2011
    ..Evaluate echocardiographic predictors of pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH) in a prospective cohort of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Typical atrial flutter ablation outcome: correlation with isthmus anatomy using intracardiac echo 3D reconstruction
    Marco Scaglione
    Electrophysiology Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Civil Hospital, Via Botallo, 4, 14100 Asti, Italy
    Europace 6:407-17. 2004
    ..To verify if sites of conduction gaps on the isthmus correlate with anatomical peculiarities using the intracardiac echo (ICE) and a new 3D device to reconstruct the isthmus in patients undergoing cavotricuspid isthmus ablation...
  29. doi request reprint Prevalence of silent cerebral ischemia in paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation and correlation with cognitive function
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy Electronic address
    J Am Coll Cardiol 62:1990-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of silent cerebral ischemia (SCI) and cognitive performance in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and controls in sinus rhythm...
  30. doi request reprint Long-term efficacy and safety of two different rhythm control strategies in elderly patients with symptomatic persistent atrial fibrillation
    Alessandro Blandino
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:731-8. 2013
    ..We prospectively compared the efficacy, safety, and quality of life (QoL) impact of catheter ablation versus antiarrhythmic drugs (AAD) in elderly patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  31. doi request reprint Electrical cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation: acute and long-term results stratified according to arrhythmia duration
    Elisabetta Toso
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:1126-34. 2012
    ..Study aims were to evaluate acute and long-term results of electrical cardioversion (ECV) and to identify temporal cutoff of previous AF exposure to reclassify PAF in subgroups with different chance of sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance...
  32. pmc Acute coronary syndromes in human immunodeficiency virus patients: a meta-analysis investigating adverse event rates and the role of antiretroviral therapy
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Corso Bramante 88 90, Turin 10126, Italy
    Eur Heart J 33:875-80. 2012
    ..We thus performed a comprehensive review of studies focusing on ACS in HIV patients...
  33. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up of patients with short QT syndrome
    Carla Giustetto
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Turin, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 58:587-95. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and the long-term course of a large cohort of patients with short QT syndrome (SQTS)...
  34. pmc Risk stratification in individuals with the Brugada type 1 ECG pattern without previous cardiac arrest: usefulness of a combined clinical and electrophysiologic approach
    Pietro Delise
    Department of Cardiology, General Hospital of Conegliano, Via Brigata Bisagno 4, Conegliano, Treviso, Italy
    Eur Heart J 32:169-76. 2011
    ..Risk stratification in individuals with type 1 Brugada electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern (type 1 ECG) for primary prevention of sudden death (SD)...
  35. doi request reprint Morphologic analysis of left atrial anatomy by magnetic resonance angiography in patients with atrial fibrillation: a large single center experience
    Matteo Anselmino
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1-7. 2011
    ..In addition, not only LA volume, but also each PV ostia and LA appendage are significantly enlarged in patients with persistent compared to paroxysmal AF...
  36. doi request reprint Clinical, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic characteristics and long-term follow-up of elite soccer players with J-point elevation
    Luigi Biasco
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical Science, Città della Salute e della Scienza University of Torino, Turin, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:1178-84. 2013
    ..Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of J-point elevation, the associated clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic characteristics and its impact on long-term outcome in elite soccer players...
  37. doi request reprint Relationship of ECG findings to phenotypic expression in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a cardiac magnetic resonance study
    Sara Dalila Luisella Delcrè
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital of Asti and Faculty of Medicine University of Turin, Asti, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 167:1038-45. 2013
    ..Aim of this study was to assess the relationship of ECG patterns with the HCM phenotype assessed according to the novel opportunities offered by cardiac magnetic imaging (CMR)...
  38. doi request reprint Echocardiographic evaluation of right ventricular stroke work index in advanced heart failure: a new index?
    Simone Frea
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital and University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Card Fail 18:886-93. 2012
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  39. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of a new software for complex fractionated electrograms identification in patients with persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL Roma B, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:1024-30. 2008
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  40. doi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation: does the addition of three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of the left atrium to electroanatomic mapping improve the clinical outcome?: a randomized comparison of Carto-Merge vs. Carto-XP three-dimensional mapping a
    Domenico Caponi
    Cardiology Department, School of Medicine, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Corso Bramante 88, 10126, Turin and Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Corso Dante 202, Asti, Italy
    Europace 12:1098-104. 2010
    ..To compare in a randomized and prospective fashion the outcome of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation either after one procedure or after two procedures using the Carto-XP vs. the Carto-Merge mapping system in two different AF populations...
  41. doi request reprint Resynchronization therapy optimization by intracardiac impedance
    Mario Bocchiardo
    Cardiology Division, Ospedale Cardinal Massaia, C so Dante, 202, 14100 Asti, Italy
    Europace 12:1589-95. 2010
    ..The feasibility of optimizing LV lead position, atrioventricular delay (AVd), and interventricular delay (VVd) in CRT using intracardiac impedance measurement was evaluated...
  42. ncbi request reprint Local electrogram assessment of unidirectional isthmus block is sufficient to predict the acute and long-term success of cavo-tricuspid isthmus ablation
    Marco Scaglione
    Electrophysiology Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:263-9. 2002
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  43. doi request reprint Single center experience of fluoroless AVNRT ablation guided by electroanatomic reconstruction in children and adolescents
    Marco Scaglione
    Cardiology Department, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:1460-7. 2013
    ..We aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of performing fluoroless slow-pathway cryoablation guided by the electroanatomic (EA) mapping in children and adolescents...
  44. doi request reprint 30 days and midterm outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous replacement of aortic valve according to their renal function: a multicenter study
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, San Giovanni Battista Molinette, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 167:1514-8. 2013
    ..In patients undergoing TAVI no study was performed to evaluate outcomes according to renal clearance, which represents the most accurate instrument to assess kidney function...
  45. doi request reprint A new electrophysiology era: zero fluoroscopy
    Matteo Anselmino
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:221-7. 2013
    ..In the present review, we start by describing risks to health due to radiation exposure for conventional transcatheter ablations and we continue by reporting the current state of art of the zero fluoroscopy approach...
  46. doi request reprint Risk stratification of the patients with Brugada type electrocardiogram: a community-based prospective study
    Carla Giustetto
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, University of Torino, Corso Dante, 202, 14100 Asti, Italy
    Europace 11:507-13. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the incidence of arrhythmic events and the prognostic role of clinical presentation, ECG, and of a standardized PES protocol in consecutive cases from a community-based population...
  47. doi request reprint Incidence and predictors of coronary stent thrombosis: evidence from an international collaborative meta-analysis including 30 studies, 221,066 patients, and 4276 thromboses
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 167:575-84. 2013
    ..However, data on its incidence and predictors are sparse and conflicting. We thus aimed to perform a collaborative systematic review on incidence and predictors of stent thrombosis...
  48. doi request reprint Incidence, etiology and predictors of adverse outcomes in 43,315 patients presenting to the Emergency Department with syncope: an international meta-analysis
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    University of Turin, Division of Cardiology, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 167:57-62. 2013
    ..The aim of this meta-analysis is to establish the incidence and etiology of adverse outcomes as well as the predictors, in patients presenting with syncope to the ED...
  49. doi request reprint Impact of diabetes mellitus on early and midterm outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (from a multicenter registry)
    Federico Conrotto
    Division of Cardiology 2, Città della Salute e della Scienza Hospital, Turin, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:529-34. 2014
    ..Insulin-treated DM, but not orally treated DM, is independently associated with death and myocardial infarction at midterm follow-up and should be included into future TAVI-dedicated scores...
  50. doi request reprint Percutaneous coronary intervention in nonagenarian: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Davide G Presutti
    aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Turin, Italy bDepartment of Cardiology, St Joseph s Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey cDivision of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA dDivision of Interventional Cardiology, Instituto Cardiovascular, Hospital La Paz, Paseo La Castellana, Madrid, Spain eDepartment of Medico Surgical Sciences, Biotechnologies Sapienza University of Rome, Italy fInvasive Cardiology, Campus Middelheim, Antwerpen, Belgium gMeta analysis and Evidence based medicine Training in Cardiology, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:773-9. 2013
    ..We, thus, aimed to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical studies reporting on PCI with stenting in nonagenarians...
  51. doi request reprint Inaccuracy of available surgical risk scores to predict outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Città Della Salute e Della Scienza bDivision of Cardiac Surgery, San Giovanni Battista Molinette, University of Turin, Turin cDivision of Cardiology, Azienda Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania dDepartment of Medico Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome eDivision of Cardiology, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Milan fDivision of Cardiology, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:894-8. 2013
    ..We compared available surgical risk scores to describe unfavorable outcomes after TAVI...
  52. doi request reprint Coronary computed tomographic angiography for detection of coronary artery disease in patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain: a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Torin, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:782-9. 2013
    ..Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to test the safety and efficacy of this non-invasive diagnostic approach in low- and intermediate-risk chest pain patients...
  53. doi request reprint Lead vegetations in patients with local and systemic cardiac device infections: prevalence, risk factors, and therapeutic effects
    Pier Giorgio Golzio
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria San Giovanni Battista di Torino, University of Turin, Molinette, Corso A M Dogliotti, 14 10126 Torino, Italy
    Europace 15:89-100. 2013
    ..Actual rates of lead vegetations (LVs) in cardiovascular device infections (CDI) are debated in this study. The aim of this study is to characterize prevalence and risk factors of LV in patients with CDI treated with lead extraction (LE)...
  54. doi request reprint Atherosclerotic coronary plaque regression and the risk of adverse cardiovascular events: a meta-regression of randomized clinical trials
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 226:178-85. 2013
    ..However, no conclusive data are available to support the exploitation of IVUS-based plaque changes as a measure of clinically meaningful treatment's effect...
  55. doi request reprint TIMI, GRACE and alternative risk scores in Acute Coronary Syndromes: a meta-analysis of 40 derivation studies on 216,552 patients and of 42 validation studies on 31,625 patients
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:507-14. 2012
    ..Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) represent a difficult challenge for physicians. Risk scores have become the cornerstone in clinical and interventional decision making...
  56. 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
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  57. doi request reprint Prevalence and non-invasive predictors of left main or three-vessel coronary disease: evidence from a collaborative international meta-analysis including 22 740 patients
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, S Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Corso Bramante 88 90, Turin 10126, Italy
    Heart 98:914-9. 2012
    ..Thus the aim of this study was to perform an international collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis to appraise the prevalence and predictors of LMD and 3VD...
  58. doi request reprint Atrial tachycardia as a proarrhythmic effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia
    Serena Beninati
    Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:e33-7. 2011
    ..This tachycardia was successfully treated with a second ablation session...
  59. ncbi request reprint Surgical approaches to atrial fibrillation
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 6:401-5. 2002
    ..On the contrary it should be routinely proposed in most patients with permanent or paroxysmal AF undergoing cardiac surgery...
  60. doi request reprint Late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac magnetic resonance and phenotypic expression in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Maria Rosa Conte
    Ospedale Mauriziano, Torino, Italy
    Am Heart J 161:1073-7. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between clinical-morphological variables, risk factor for sudden death, and LGE findings in a consecutive, unselected population of HCM patients...
  61. doi request reprint Intracardiac impedance monitors stroke volume in resynchronization therapy patients
    Mario Bocchiardo
    Cardiology Division, Ospedale Cardinal Massaia, Asti, Italy
    Europace 12:702-7. 2010
    ..Since it is unknown whether this also holds in humans with heart failure (HF), we examined the correlation of LV intracardiac impedance with haemodynamic parameters in CRT patients for different positions of the LV lead...
  62. doi request reprint Left atrial appendage morphology and silent cerebral ischemia in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Matteo Anselmino
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 11:2-7. 2014
    ..Left atrial appendage (LAA) is the major source of cardiac thrombi in atrial fibrillation (AF) and plays a major role in cardioembolic events...
  63. ncbi request reprint Cryothermic ablation within the coronary sinus of an epicardial posterolateral pathway
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Mauriziano Umberto I di Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1160-3. 2002
    ..Six months later, the patient was asymptomatic without taking antiarrhythmic drugs. We conclude that cryoablation within the CS may be effective and safe...
  64. doi request reprint Gram-positive occult bacteremia in patients with pacemaker and mechanical valve prosthesis: a difficult therapeutic challenge
    Pier Giorgio Golzio
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Cardiology, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Europace 12:999-1002. 2010
    ..In pacemaker patients with Gram-positive occult bacteremia, it is reasonable to remove the whole stimulation system, but therapeutic decision is sometimes very challenging...
  65. pmc Telomere length variation in juvenile acute myocardial infarction
    Alessia Russo
    Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    PLoS ONE 7:e49206. 2012
    ..Based on present cohort of young Italian patients, the LTL did not represent a marker of acute myocardial infarction nor had a predictive role at medium term follow up...
  66. doi request reprint Emotional coping is a better predictor of cardiac prognosis than depression and anxiety
    Claudia Chiavarino
    Center for Cognitive Science, Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 73:473-5. 2012
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  67. doi request reprint History of transcatheter atrial fibrillation ablation
    Matteo Anselmino
    Cardiology Division, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Corso Dogliotti 14, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:1-8. 2012
    ..The present work reviews the history of transcatheter atrial fibrillation ablation, offering a wide view of current catheter-delivered atrial fibrillation procedures...
  68. ncbi request reprint Is acquired short QT due to digitalis intoxication responsible for malignant ventricular arrhythmias?
    Lucia Garberoglio
    Department of Cardiology, Cardinal G Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy
    J Electrocardiol 40:43-6. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Early EPS/ICD strategy in survivors of acute myocardial infarction with severe left ventricular dysfunction on optimal beta-blocker treatment. The BEta-blocker STrategy plus ICD trial
    Antonio Raviele
    Cardiology Division, Ospedale Umberto I, Via Circonvallazione, 50 30170 Mestre Venezia, Italy
    Europace 7:327-37. 2005
    ..Previous studies have shown the benefits of such a strategy only in high-risk patients late after MI...
  70. doi request reprint The heart in an airbag: spontaneous pneumopericardium in a young lady
    Davide Castagno
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:833-5. 2012
    ..Contrast swallow test failed to detect oesophagopericardial fistulae and the patient was managed conservatively without further complication...
  71. doi request reprint Remote ischaemic preconditioning in coronary artery bypass surgery: a meta-analysis
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Heart 98:1267-71. 2012
    ....
  72. doi request reprint Comparison of mortality rates in women versus men presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 107:651-4. 2011
    ..Also, despite their greater baseline risk profile, women were significantly less likely to have received effective treatment, the use of including drug-eluting stents...
  73. pmc Pressure ulcer: an unreported complication of the Safeguard® hemostasis device. No need to crack under pressure
    Claudio Moretti
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Heart Int 6:e3. 2011
    ..Knowledge of this potential complication is important to minimize its occurance and provide appropriate treatment...
  74. ncbi request reprint 'Unexpected' sudden death avoided by implantable cardioverter defibrillator in Emery Dreifuss patient
    Pier Giorgio Golzio
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Europace 9:1158-60. 2007
    ....
  75. ncbi request reprint Tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy: mechanisms of heart failure and clinical implications
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM B Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:138-43. 2007
    ..The diagnosis of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy can be made only after the improvement of the left ventricular function once the cardiac frequency has slowed down...
  76. pmc Antiplatelet combinations for prevention of atherothrombotic events
    Mario Bollati
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Torino, Italy
    Vasc Health Risk Manag 7:23-30. 2011
    ....
  77. doi request reprint Adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis of prasugrel versus ticagrelor for patients with acute coronary syndromes
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, San Giovanni Battista Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 150:325-31. 2011
    ..However, there is no comparison of prasugrel vs. ticagrelor. We performed an adjusted indirect meta-analysis comparing prasugrel vs. ticagrelor for acute coronary syndromes (ACSs)...
  78. doi request reprint Intensive glycemic control has no impact on the risk of heart failure in type 2 diabetic patients: evidence from a 37,229 patient meta-analysis
    Davide Castagno
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Turin, Italy
    Am Heart J 162:938-948.e2. 2011
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing strategies of more versus less intensive glucose-lowering that reported HF events...
  79. doi request reprint Continuing medical education activity in echocardiography
    Pohoey Fan
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department Division of Rheumatology Division of Pneumology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, AOU S Giovanni Battista di Torino and University of Torino, Torino, Italy
    Echocardiography 28:859. 2011
    ..Article Title: Echo-Doppler Predictors of Pulmonary Artery Hypertension in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis (Echocardiography 2011;28:859)...
  80. doi request reprint Prevalence of supraventricular tachyarrhythmias in a cohort of 115 patients with Brugada syndrome
    Rainer Schimpf
    First Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Germany
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 13:266-9. 2008
    ..Initial reports in small numbers of patients suggest an association between supraventricular tachycardias and Brugada syndrome with a prevalence varying between 13% and 40%...
  81. ncbi request reprint Slow pathway ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentry
    Dipen Shah
    Cardiology Division, Hopital Cantonal de Geneve, Switzerland
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:1054-5. 2002
  82. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous catheter cryothermal ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia: efficacy and safety of a new ablation technique
    Riccardo Riccardi
    Division of Cardiology, Mauriziano Hospital, Largo Turati, 62, 10126 Torino
    Ital Heart J 4:35-43. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to analyze the effectiveness and safety of catheter cryoablation in the treatment of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Functional and echocardiographic improvement following multisite biventricular pacing for congestive heart failure
    Kwan Leung Chan
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 19:387-90. 2003
    ..Heart failure remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite advances in pharmacological treatment. Recently, multisite biventricular pacing has been used in the treatment of patients with heart failure...
  84. ncbi request reprint Electropharmacological effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on atrial fibrillation termination. Part I: Molecular and ionic fundamentals of antiarrhythmic drug actions
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:430-41. 2003
    ..In part I of the review we try to give a unified vision of the old models and new concepts about the molecular and ionic fundamentals of antiarrhythmic drug actions...
  85. ncbi request reprint Lone atrial fibrillation ablation. Transcatheter or minimally invasive surgical approaches?
    Fiorenzo Gaita
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:481-3. 2002
  86. ncbi request reprint Electropharmacological effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on atrial fibrillation termination. Part II: New insights into the electrophysiological mechanisms of atrial fibrillation termination
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:442-7. 2003
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Wave similarity mapping shows the spatiotemporal distribution of fibrillatory wave complexity in the human right atrium during paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation
    Flavia Ravelli
    Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1071-6. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Cryoablation of the left posterior atrial wall: 95 patients and 3 years of mean follow-up
    Eric Manasse
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 24:731-40. 2003
    ..Moreover a statistical analysis to identify predictors of long-term sinus rhythm recovery has been provided...
  89. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome
    Rainer Schimpf
    1st Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1 3, D 68167 Mannheim, Germany
    Cardiovasc Res 67:357-66. 2005
    ..It may serve as an adjunct to ICD therapy or as a possible alternative treatment, especially for children and newborns...
  90. pmc Short QT syndrome. Genotype-phenotype correlations
    Martin Borggrefe
    1st Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Faculty of Clinical Medicine of the University of Heidelberg, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
    J Electrocardiol 38:75-80. 2005
    ..It may serve as an adjunct to ICD therapy or as possible alternative treatment especially for children and newborns...
  91. pmc Further insights into the effect of quinidine in short QT syndrome caused by a mutation in HERG
    Christian Wolpert
    1st Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:54-8. 2005
    ..The principal aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of quinidine in suppressing IKr in vitro and in modulating the rate dependence of the QT interval in the "SQT1" form of the short QT syndrome...
  92. ncbi request reprint Sudden death associated with short-QT syndrome linked to mutations in HERG
    Ramon Brugada
    Molecular Genetics Program, Masonic Medical Research Laboratory, 2150 Bleecker St, Utica, NY 13501, USA
    Circulation 109:30-5. 2004
    ..The present study describes the genetic basis for a new clinical entity characterized by sudden death and short-QT intervals in the ECG...
  93. ncbi request reprint In vivo effects of mutant HERG K+ channel inhibition by disopyramide in patients with a short QT-1 syndrome: a pilot study
    Rainer Schimpf
    First Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1157-60. 2007
    ..The aim of the present study was to test the in vivo effects of disopyramide in patients with short QT-1 syndrome caused by a N588K mutation in HERG...
  94. ncbi request reprint A method for quantifying atrial fibrillation organization based on wave-morphology similarity
    Luca Faes
    Laboratorio Biosegnali, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trento, Trento, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 49:1504-13. 2002
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Short QT syndrome: successful prevention of sudden cardiac death in an adolescent by implantable cardioverter-defibrillator treatment for primary prophylaxis
    Rainer Schimpf
    Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, 1st Department of Medicine Cardiology, Mannheim, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 2:416-7. 2005
  96. ncbi request reprint Clinical characteristics and treatment of short QT syndrome
    Christian Wolpert
    1st Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Faculty of Clinical Medicine of the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Theodor Kutzer Ufer 1 3, 68167 Mannheim, Germany
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 3:611-7. 2005
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  97. ncbi request reprint Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy for prevention of sudden death in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia
    Domenico Corrado
    Divisione di Cardiologia e Patologia Cardiovascolare, Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy
    Circulation 108:3084-91. 2003
    ..Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) is a condition associated with the risk of sudden death (SD)...
  98. pmc Electromechanical coupling in patients with the short QT syndrome: further insights into the mechanoelectrical hypothesis of the U wave
    Rainer Schimpf
    1st Department of Medicine Cardiology, University Hospital Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
    Heart Rhythm 5:241-5. 2008
    ..It is not known whether abbreviation of cardiac repolarization alters mechanical function in SQTS. Controversies persist regarding whether the U wave is a purely electrical or mechanoelectrical phenomenon...