Luigi Padeletti

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is a dual-sensor pacemaker appropriate in patients with sino-atrial disease? Results from the DUSISLOG study
    Luigi Padeletti
    Ist Di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Osp Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:34-40. 2006
  2. pmc Critical appraisal of cardiac implantable electronic devices: complications and management
    Luigi Padeletti
    Istituto di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
    Med Devices (Auckl) 4:157-67. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Larger interventricular conduction time enhances mechanical response to resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:416-23. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Acute hemodynamic effect of left ventricular endocardial pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy: assessment by pressure-volume loops
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:460-7. 2012
  5. pmc Treatment of atrial fibrillation with a dual defibrillator in heart failure patients (TRADE HF): protocol for a randomized clinical trial
    Giovanni Luca Botto
    U O di Cardiologia, Ospedale S, Anna, Como, Italy
    Trials 12:44. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Digital technology in cardiac pacing: methods for morphology analysis of sensed endocavitary signals
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 14:9-16. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term reduction of atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrences in patients paced for bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 2:1047-57. 2005
  8. doi request reprint Cardiac memory in humans: vectocardiographic quantification in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 100:51-6. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint The risk profile for obstructive sleep apnea does not affect the recurrence of atrial fibrillation
    Luigi Padeletti
    Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:727-32. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Temporal variability of atrial tachyarrhythmia burden in bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome patients
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:165-72. 2005

Detail Information

Publications94

  1. ncbi request reprint Is a dual-sensor pacemaker appropriate in patients with sino-atrial disease? Results from the DUSISLOG study
    Luigi Padeletti
    Ist Di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Osp Careggi, Firenze, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:34-40. 2006
    ..No information is available about the real benefit of dual-sensor rate-responsive pacing on the daily life of patients...
  2. pmc Critical appraisal of cardiac implantable electronic devices: complications and management
    Luigi Padeletti
    Istituto di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
    Med Devices (Auckl) 4:157-67. 2011
    ..Technological improvements and new clinical evidences may help reduce the total burden of shocks. A specific supporting team, providing psychosocial help, may contribute to improving patient quality of life...
  3. doi request reprint Larger interventricular conduction time enhances mechanical response to resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:416-23. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between the right ventricular (RV)-to-LV conduction time and the systolic function during CRT on the basis of changes to LV pressure-volume loops...
  4. doi request reprint Acute hemodynamic effect of left ventricular endocardial pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy: assessment by pressure-volume loops
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:460-7. 2012
    ..In the present study, we evaluated the acute hemodynamic effects of CRT through LV endocardial pacing in heart failure patients by analyzing LV pressure-volume relationships...
  5. pmc Treatment of atrial fibrillation with a dual defibrillator in heart failure patients (TRADE HF): protocol for a randomized clinical trial
    Giovanni Luca Botto
    U O di Cardiologia, Ospedale S, Anna, Como, Italy
    Trials 12:44. 2011
    ..As the concomitance of AF and HF is often associated with a poor prognosis, the prompt treatment of AF in HF patients may significantly improve outcome...
  6. ncbi request reprint Digital technology in cardiac pacing: methods for morphology analysis of sensed endocavitary signals
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 14:9-16. 2005
    ..The recent incorporation of digital signal processing of sensed events in pacemaker permits diagnostic characterization heretofore impossible...
  7. ncbi request reprint Long-term reduction of atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrences in patients paced for bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 2:1047-57. 2005
    ..Atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) are considered progressive diseases. Several rhythm control therapies for treatment of AT have been proposed...
  8. doi request reprint Cardiac memory in humans: vectocardiographic quantification in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 100:51-6. 2011
    ..Cardiac memory" (CM) refers to a change in repolarization induced by an altered pathway of activation. The effects of biventricular pacing on CM induction have not been investigated...
  9. ncbi request reprint The risk profile for obstructive sleep apnea does not affect the recurrence of atrial fibrillation
    Luigi Padeletti
    Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:727-32. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that OSA may aggravate AF in patients with pacemakers implanted for sinus bradycardia who had documented paroxysmal AF...
  10. ncbi request reprint Temporal variability of atrial tachyarrhythmia burden in bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome patients
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:165-72. 2005
    ..We studied AT burden variability in patients paced for sinus node disease (SND) in order to interpret currently published data appropriately and to evaluate reliable sample sizes...
  11. doi request reprint EHRA Expert Consensus Statement on the management of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices in patients nearing end of life or requesting withdrawal of therapy
    Luigi Padeletti
    1Department of Heart and Vessels, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Europace 12:1480-9. 2010
    ..Obviously, the physician asked to deactivate the ICD and the industry representative asked to assist can conscientiously object to and refuse to perform device deactivation...
  12. ncbi request reprint Product-experience reporting on endocardial defibrillation leads: a 4-year national perspective
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Firenze, Italy
    Expert Rev Med Devices 6:383-8. 2009
    ..01%). The practice of reporting product performance and returning the device to companies should be strongly encouraged in order to better identify potential issues affecting implantable devices...
  13. ncbi request reprint Duration of P-wave is associated with atrial fibrillation hospitalizations in patients with atrial fibrillation and paced for bradycardia
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:961-9. 2007
    ..The patients were evaluated for the prevalence, cause, and predictors of hospitalization...
  14. ncbi request reprint Dual-site left ventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Luigi Padeletti
    University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 102:1687-92. 2008
    ..In conclusion, adding a second LV lead does not result in further improvement in acute hemodynamic response with respect to standard CRT when the single LV pacing site and atrioventricular interval are optimal...
  15. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in recipients of cardiac resynchronization therapy device: 1-year results of the randomized MASCOT trial
    Luigi Padeletti
    Ospedale Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Am Heart J 156:520-6. 2008
    ..Patients in New York Heart Association HF classes III or IV, with systolic dysfunction and a wide QRS, are candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and might benefit from atrial overdrive pacing (AOP)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy: gender related differences in left ventricular reverse remodeling
    Alessio Lilli
    Department Heart and Vessels, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:1349-55. 2007
    ..Gender related differences in epidemiology, treatment, and prognosis of heart failure (HF) have been reported. We examined the sex influence in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on the mechanisms underlying functional mitral regurgitation in congestive heart failure
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    University of Florence, Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, V le Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 7:31-9. 2006
    ..The effects induced by the changes of LV synchronicity indexes on FMR severity have not been investigated...
  18. doi request reprint Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion evaluation improves selection of cardiac resynchronization therapy patients
    Francesco Cappelli
    Heart and Vessels Department, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 33:578-82. 2010
    ..The beneficial effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on left ventricular (LV) remodeling have been extensively described. Few data are available about the effects of CRT on right ventricular (RV) function and remodeling...
  19. ncbi request reprint Utility of a new left ventricular asynchrony index as a predictor of reverse remodelling after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Department of Heart and Vessels, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence 50134, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:1818-23. 2006
    ..We evaluated the predictive value of a new strain-imaging parameter reflecting the total amount of time spent by 12 LV segments in contracting after aortic valve closure...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on systemic inflammation and neurohormonal pathways in heart failure
    Roberto Tarquini
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Cardiol J 16:545-52. 2009
    ..Accordingly, we aimed to assess the long term effects of CRT on systemic inflammation and neurohormonal factors in heart failure patients...
  21. doi request reprint Echo/Doppler-derived time intervals are able to predict left ventricular reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Cristina M Porciani
    Department of Heart and Vessels, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:157-63. 2010
    ..We evaluated the predictive value of echo/Doppler derived indices, which reflect the duration of the isovolumic phases of the cardiac cycle, in identifying cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) responders...
  22. doi request reprint Abnormal troponin level as short-term predictor of poor outcome in acute atrial fibrillation
    Alberto Conti
    Emergency Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Am J Emerg Med 31:699-704. 2013
    ..The link between minor troponin (cardiac troponin I [cTnI]) elevations and atrial fibrillation (AF) is still debated...
  23. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization therapy: the MASCOT study
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Europace 5:S49-54. 2004
    ..CRT combined with a refined atrial tachyarrhythmia prevention pacing algorithm may represent a major advance in the management of AF and CHF by electrical stimulation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evolution and prognostic significance of diastolic filling pattern in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 112:322-8. 2006
    ..We investigated the effects of CRT on diastolic function and the prognostic value of LVFP in patients on CRT...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acute effects of His bundle pacing versus left ventricular and right ventricular pacing on left ventricular function
    Luigi Padeletti
    University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1556-60. 2007
    ..LV end-diastolic pressure, or cycle efficiency, were observed between RV pacing sites. In conclusion, acute His bundle pacing did not improve LV function compared with alternate site RV pacing and may be inferior to LV pacing...
  26. ncbi request reprint Temporal variation in optimal atrioventricular and interventricular delay during cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Division of Cardiology, Clinica Medica Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Card Fail 12:715-9. 2006
    ..Tailored atrioventricular delay (AVd) and interventricular delay (VVd) combination improves hemodynamics in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Whether tailored AVd-VVd combination changes over time is not known...
  27. doi request reprint Comparison of the usefulness of cardiac resynchronization therapy in three age-groups (<65, 65-74 and ≥75 Years) (from the InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registry)
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Unit, Critical Care Medicine and Surgery Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 107:1510-6. 2011
    ..The proportion of the responder condition to CRT was the same in all groups. Pharmacologic undertreatment is an important issue in a "real-world" geriatric population...
  28. doi request reprint A real-time three-dimensional echocardiographic validation of an intracardiac electrogram-based method for optimizing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Clinica Medica Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:56-63. 2008
    ..We evaluated the effectiveness of this method in improving left ventricular (LV) asynchrony and performance using real-time 3D echocardiography (RT3DE)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic examination of atrioventricular and interventricular delay optimization in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Division of Cardiology, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 95:1108-10. 2005
    ..An additional improvement was obtained by tailored biventricular pacing. The optimal AVds were significantly shorter during right ventricular preactivation than during left ventricular preactivation...
  30. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognostic value of dysglycemia and ischemic vascular disease beyond abnormal troponin levels in patients presenting acute atrial fibrillation
    Alberto Conti
    Emergency Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Crit Pathw Cardiol 12:14-23. 2013
    ..Prognostication beyond troponin levels in patients with acute atrial fibrillation (AF) is still unclear...
  31. doi request reprint Right ventricular function in AL amyloidosis: characteristics and prognostic implication
    Francesco Cappelli
    Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Heart and Vessel Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, 50127 Florence, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:416-22. 2012
    ..This study was designed to comprehensively evaluate RV function and its prognostic role in patients with AL amyloidosis with and without echocardiographic evidence of cardiac involvement...
  32. ncbi request reprint Rate stabilization by right ventricular apex or His bundle pacing in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Italy
    Europace 7:454-9. 2005
    ..In this study the effects of pacing at two sites were compared in order to evaluate the role of conduction times in determining the stabilization of ventricular rhythm...
  33. ncbi request reprint A perspective on atrioventricular delay optimization in patients with a dual chamber pacemaker
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence Vitatron Medical Italia, Bologna, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:333-8. 2004
    ..At MPI optimized AVD, a high CO combined with the most advantageous conditions of both isovolumic contraction and relaxation phases is achieved...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients with sinus bradycardia: role of right atrial linear ablation and pacing site
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:733-8. 2003
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  35. doi request reprint Application of the Seattle Heart Failure Model in patients on cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Laura Perrotta
    University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:88-94. 2012
    ..Aim: To assess whether the SHFM can be used to risk-stratify HF patients who underwent cardiac resynchronization therapy with (CRT-D) or without (CRT) an implantable defibrillator...
  36. doi request reprint Aggressive approach and outcome in patients presenting atrial fibrillation and hypertension
    Alberto Conti
    Emergency Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, University of Florence and Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 166:50-4. 2013
    ..Aggressive approach in patients presenting atrial fibrillation (AF) and hypertension could result in improving rhythm control and reducing admission...
  37. doi request reprint Has mechanical dyssynchrony still a role in predicting cardiac resynchronization therapy response?
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Heart and Vessels Department, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, Florence, Italy
    Echocardiography 27:831-8. 2010
    ..0001 for all). Conclusion: Our data demonstrate that the highest CRT response rate can be achieved by combining traditional QRS criterion and a currently used echocardiographic dyssynchrony parameter...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relation of inflammatory status to major adverse cardiac events and reverse remodeling in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Antonio Michelucci
    Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Card Fail 13:207-10. 2007
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  39. doi request reprint Tissue Doppler and strain imaging: a new tool for early detection of cardiac amyloidosis
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Amyloid 16:63-70. 2009
    ..TDI and SDI are able to detect amyloid myocardial involvement in such an early stage that cannot be evidenced by using traditional echocardiography...
  40. doi request reprint Clinical management of atrial fibrillation: early interventions, observation, and structured follow-up reduce hospitalizations
    Alberto Conti
    Emergency Medicine, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1962-9. 2012
    ..Novel facilities such as an intensive observation unit and an outpatient clinic could result in improving management of patients presenting with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Atrial septal pacing: a new approach to prevent atrial fibrillation
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:850-4. 2004
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  42. doi request reprint Characteristics of left ventricular rotational mechanics in patients with systemic amyloidosis, systemic hypertension and normal left ventricular mass
    Francesco Cappelli
    Heart and Vessels Department, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 31:159-65. 2011
    ..The aim of our study is to evaluate whether in early stage of hypertension and systemic amyloidosis, subclinical alteration of LV twist and untwist is already present even if no LV hypertrophy is evidenced...
  43. ncbi request reprint AGT and ACE genes influence classic mitral valve prolapse predisposition in Marfan patients
    Cinzia Fatini
    Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, University of Florence, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 123:293-7. 2008
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  44. ncbi request reprint Multicenter experience with implantable defibrillators subject to recall
    Laura Perrotta
    Department of Heart and Vessels, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:998-1002. 2011
    ..The management of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) affected by advisories, which often include generator replacement, is complex and the risk of device failure needs to be carefully assessed for each patient...
  45. ncbi request reprint A new algorithm for closed-loop stimulation: a feasibility study
    Paolo Pieragnoli
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni, 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:229-32. 2003
    ..Moreover, with this algorithm the ventricle is paced only when required, which may be expected to retard battery depletion and retain the natural ventricular activation pattern whenever possible...
  46. ncbi request reprint Combined efficacy of atrial septal lead placement and atrial pacing algorithms for prevention of paroxysmal atrial tachyarrhythmia
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1189-95. 2003
    ..We tested the hypothesis that atrial prevention pacing algorithms could decrease AT/AF frequency in patients with atrial septal leads, bradycardia, and paroxysmal AT/AF...
  47. doi request reprint Cardiac amyloidosis: the heart of the matter
    Federico Perfetto
    Regional Amyloid Center AOU Careggi Firenze, Florence, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 8:191-203. 2013
    ..This review outlines current approaches to diagnosis, assessment of disease severity, and treatment of cardiac amyloidosis...
  48. ncbi request reprint How to test mode switching in pacemakers implanted in patients: the MOST study
    Luigi Padeletti
    Istituto Clinica Medica e Cardiologica, Firenze, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:156-60. 2002
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  49. ncbi request reprint Interatrial septum pacing avoids the adverse effect of interatrial delay in biventricular pacing: an echo-Doppler evaluation
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Italy
    Europace 4:317-24. 2002
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Physiologic pacing: new modalities and pacing sites
    Luigi Padeletti
    Institute of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:S73-7. 2006
    ..His bundle pacing is a promising and evolving technique that requires improvements in lead technology...
  51. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery: incidence, risk factors, and economic burden
    Carlo Rostagno
    Department Critical Area, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 24:952-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF), the predisposing factors, the results of treatment before discharge, and the impact on duration and costs of hospitalization...
  52. doi request reprint CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores to predict morbidity and mortality in heart failure patients candidates to cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Alessandro Paoletti Perini
    Dipartimento Cuore e Vasi, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 85, Firenze 50134, Italia
    Europace 16:71-80. 2014
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Biohumoral markers as predictor of right ventricular dysfunction in AL Amyloidosis
    Francesco Cappelli
    Department of Heart and Vessel, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, AOUC, Florence, Italy
    Amyloid 21:97-102. 2014
    ..Aim of our study was to clarify the relationship between NT-proBNP and troponin and RV involvement and analyze their independent value as predictors of RV dysfunction...
  54. doi request reprint Rotational mechanics of the left ventricle in AL amyloidosis
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Heart and Vessels Department, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Echocardiography 27:1061-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether alterations in left ventricular (LV) twisting and untwisting motion could be induced by cardiac involvement in patients with immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) systemic amyloidosis...
  55. doi request reprint Discordant electrical and mechanical atrial delays affect intracavitary electrogram-based cardiac resynchronization therapy optimization
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    Department of Medical and Surgical Critical Care, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Europace 14:593-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to test this hypothesis in 23 CRT patients who were recipients of St. Jude Medical devices...
  56. ncbi request reprint Myocardial perfusion imaging using gated SPECT in heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Roberto Sciagrà
    Nuclear Medicine, Department of Clinical Physiopathology, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Nucl Med 45:164-8. 2004
    ..The relationship between baseline resting perfusion pattern and hemodynamic response to CRT has not been fully investigated. We tested the usefulness of perfusion gated SPECT for baseline evaluation and follow-up of these patients...
  57. doi request reprint Concordant versus discordant left bundle branch block in heart failure patients: novel clinical value of an old electrocardiographic diagnosis
    Luigi Padeletti
    Postgraduate School of Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Card Fail 16:320-6. 2010
    ..LBBB is recognized as an adverse prognostic factor in heart failure (HF). The prevalence and clinical significance of cLBBB and dLBBB in HF patients are unknown...
  58. doi request reprint Multiple shocks affect thoracic electrical impedance during external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:371-7. 2009
    ..Experimental data suggest that TI decreases after multiple shocks. We undertook a clinical study to determine changes of TI values in patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter requiring ECV...
  59. doi request reprint Effects of smoking in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Laura Perrotta
    University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 9:311-8. 2014
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  60. doi request reprint Short- and long-term cardiac events in patients with chest pain with or without known existing coronary disease presenting normal electrocardiogram
    Alberto Conti
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy
    Am J Emerg Med 30:1698-705. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate incidence of adverse cardiac events in patients with chest pain with or without known existing coronary disease presenting normal electrocardiogram (ECG) and initial troponin...
  61. ncbi request reprint Determinants of thoracic electrical impedance in external electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Geriatrics, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:82-7. 2006
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Hemodynamic sensor in cardiac implantable electric devices: the endocardial accelaration technology
    Stefania Sacchi
    Istituto di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, University of Florence, Italy
    J Healthc Eng 4:453-64. 2013
    ..The objectives of this work are to report how this sensor operates and to review the main findings about its clinical applications. ..
  63. ncbi request reprint Pacemaker selection: time for a rethinking of complex pacing systems?
    Nicola Musilli
    Internal Medicine and Cardiology Institute, University of Florence, V le Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:132-5. 2006
    ..The cheaper single-chamber AAI(R) or VVI(R) has been shown to satisfy both conditions in most cases of sinus node disease and AV block...
  64. ncbi request reprint Koch and the "ultimum moriens" theory--the last part to die of the heart
    Andrea A Conti
    Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 15:69-70. 2006
  65. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of extended-length electrocardiogram in differentiating between athlete's heart and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Luigi Caselli
    Sports Medicine Department, Careggi Hospital, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    J Electrocardiol 42:636-41. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of several arrhythmic risk indexes in differentiating PLVH from HCM...
  66. ncbi request reprint Presence and duration of atrial fibrillation detected by continuous monitoring: crucial implications for the risk of thromboembolic events
    Giovanni L Botto
    Cardiology Department, S Anna Hospital, Como, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:241-8. 2009
    ..The secondary objective was to compare intermittent versus continuous monitoring strategies...
  67. ncbi request reprint Temporal variability of atrial fibrillation in pacemaker recipients for bradycardia: implications for crossover designed trials, study sample size, and identification of responder patients by means of arrhythmia burden
    Giovanni Luca Botto
    Cardiology Department, S Anna Hospital, Como, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:250-7. 2007
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  68. doi request reprint Implantable cardioverter defibrillator prevents sudden cardiac death in systemic sclerosis
    Pasquale Bernardo
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Rheumatol 38:1617-21. 2011
    ..We tested whether electrophysiologic studies and implantation of cardioverter defibrillators are recommended when ventricular arrhythmias are present...
  69. ncbi request reprint Real-time 3-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography improves the diagnosis of isolated ventricular noncompaction
    Maria Cristina Porciani
    University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 26:551-3. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint Arrhythmic complication in cardiorenal syndrome
    Luigi Padeletti
    Istituto di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, AUO Careggi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    Heart Fail Rev 16:569-73. 2011
    ..Cardiorenal syndrome patients have increase in SCD risk, and when receiving ICD implantation, survival improves...
  71. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme and endothelial nitric oxide synthase polymorphisms in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Francesca Gensini
    Department of Clinical Physiopathology, Unit of Medical Genetics, University of Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:295-8. 2003
    ..The results suggest a possible role of ACE DD genotype as a predisposing factor to AF and a pathophysiological mechanism of ACE inhibition in reducing the incidence of AF in patients with left ventricular dysfunction...
  72. doi request reprint Electrocardiographic criteria of true left bundle branch block: a simple sign to predict a better clinical and instrumental response to CRT
    Giosue Mascioli
    Department of Arrhythmology, Cliniche Humanitas Gavazzeni, Bergamo, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:927-34. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to verify if newly proposed criteria for true LBBB identify patients with a better clinical and instrumental response to CRT...
  73. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy: the issue of non-response
    Luigi Padeletti
    Istituto di Clinica Medica e Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, AUO Careggi, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Heart Fail Rev 17:97-105. 2012
    ..Consequently, they should be part of the standard pre-implant evaluation, as they could be used to identify patients who are very unlikely to be responders...
  74. ncbi request reprint Sir James Mackenzie: from auricular paralysis and nodal rhythm to auricular fibrillation
    Donatella Lippi
    History of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134, Florence, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 31:263-6. 2011
    ..The invention of an instrument of precision, the electrocardiograph, revolutionized the diagnosis of heart disease and catalyzed the formation of cardiology as a specialty...
  75. ncbi request reprint Monitored atrial fibrillation duration predicts arterial embolic events in patients suffering from bradycardia and atrial fibrillation implanted with antitachycardia pacemakers
    Alessandro Capucci
    Cardiology Department, Civile Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1913-20. 2005
    ..The aim of our study was to evaluate arterial embolism (AE) occurrence rates and predictors in patients suffering from bradycardia and wearing a pacemaker with antitachycardia pacing therapies...
  76. ncbi request reprint Methods for testing automatic mode switching in patients implanted with DDD(R) pacemakers
    Chu Pak Lau
    Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong
    Ital Heart J 5:11-5. 2004
    ..The method based on the external supraventricular arrhythmia simulator allows the most detailed of the ECG traces, but it needs a dedicated electronic device...
  77. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with class II versus class III and IV heart failure (from the InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registry)
    Maurizio Landolina
    Fondazione Policlinico S Matteo IRCCS, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1007-12. 2007
    ..A positive effect of CRT on cardiac dimensions was associated with a long-term beneficial effect on disease progression in patients in NYHA class II...
  78. ncbi request reprint Predictors of atrial antitachycardia pacing efficacy in patients affected by brady-tachy form of sick sinus syndrome and implanted with a DDDRP device
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Azienda Ospedaliera, S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:714-23. 2005
    ..Predictors of ATP efficacy in brady/tachy patients...
  79. ncbi request reprint Sample size estimates for atrial fibrillation endpoints
    Eduardo N Warman
    Medtronic Inc, 7000 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55432, USA
    Heart Rhythm 1:B58-62, discussion B63. 2004
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Digital technology for cardiac pacing
    Luigi Padeletti
    Am J Cardiol 95:479-82. 2005
    ..In digital format, data are easy to handle and can be compressed without undergoing any alteration of their contents, creating a vast wealth of information contained in little space, as in digital libraries...
  81. ncbi request reprint Atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrence temporal patterns in bradycardia patients implanted with antitachycardia pacemakers
    Renato Ricci
    Institute of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:44-51. 2004
    ..New-generation pacemakers allow continuous atrial tachyarrhythmia (AT) monitoring that provides accurate information about AT type, frequency, burden, and temporary evolution...
  82. ncbi request reprint [Economic impact of cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure. Available evidence and evaluation of the CRT-Eucomed model for analysis of cost-effectiveness]
    Giovanni Fattore
    Facoltà di Economia Aziendale, Università degli Studi Parthenope, Napoli, Istituto di Pubblica Amministrazione e Sanità, e CeRGAS, Università degli Studi Bocconi, Milano
    Ital Heart J Suppl 6:796-803. 2005
    ..The model presented can be easily adapted to take into account new evidence and to calculate cost per QALY gained in regional and local contexts...
  83. ncbi request reprint Role of ventricular Autocapture function in increasing longevity of DDDR pacemakers: a prospective study
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Europace 8:216-20. 2006
    ..Autocapture is an algorithm for automatic adaptation of ventricular output to capture threshold. The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the effects of ventricular Autocapture algorithm on DDD-DDDR pacemaker longevity...
  84. doi request reprint The MINERVA study design and rationale: a controlled randomized trial to assess the clinical benefit of minimizing ventricular pacing in pacemaker patients with atrial tachyarrhythmias
    Reinhard C Funck
    Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
    Am Heart J 156:445-51. 2008
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy in very old patients: the Insync/Insync ICD Italian Registry
    Augusto Achilli
    Belcolle Hospital, Via Monfalcone 20 A, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
    Europace 9:732-8. 2007
    ..patients <80 years, in terms of clinical, functional, and echocardiographic parameters after 12 month of CRT, survival, and incidence of arrhythmic events...
  86. ncbi request reprint Rate control in patients with pacemaker affected by brady-tachy form of sick sinus syndrome
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 154:193-200. 2007
    ..In sinus node disease (SND) atrial tachyarrhythmias (ATs) may frequently occur, after implant of a pacemaker for bradycardia, and are to be managed by rate or rhythm control...
  87. ncbi request reprint Prognostic role of post-infarction C-reactive protein in patients undergoing implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators: design of the C-reactive protein Assessment after Myocardial Infarction to GUide Implantation of DEfibrillator (CAMI GUIDE) study
    Fulvio Bellocci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:293-9. 2007
    ..Whether C-reactive protein (CRP), a serum inflammatory marker with established prognostic accuracy after MI, can also be a predictor of SCD is unclear...
  88. ncbi request reprint Ventricular pacing lead location alters systemic hemodynamics and left ventricular function in patients with and without reduced ejection fraction
    Randy Lieberman
    Department of Cardiology, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1634-41. 2006
    ..We compared left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function during right ventricular (RV), LV, and biventricular (BiV) pacing in patients with narrow QRS duration with and without LV dysfunction...
  89. ncbi request reprint [Natriuretic peptides and cardiac resynchronization therapy]
    Antonio Michelucci
    Dipartimento del Cuore e dei Vasi, Universita degli Studi, Firenze
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 7:296-8. 2006
  90. ncbi request reprint P wave assessment: state of the art update
    Antonio Michelucci
    Dipartimento di Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, Universita di Firenze, Italy
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 6:215-20. 2002
    ..Introduction of these developments into clinical practice should allow better prevention and treatment of atrial arrhythmias and could have considerable impact in view of their high frequency especially in the older population...
  91. ncbi request reprint Transient overdrive pacing upon standing prevents orthostatic hypotension in elderly pacemaker patients with chronotropic incompetence
    Hung Fat Tse
    Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:188-92. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether a transient increase in heart rate (HR) by overdrive pacing upon standing prevents OH in elderly pacemaker patients...
  92. ncbi request reprint Far-field R wave oversensing in dual chamber pacemakers designed for atrial arrhythmia management: effect of pacing site and lead tip to ring distance
    Giuseppe Inama
    Institute of Cardiology, Maggiore Hospital, Crema, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1221-30. 2004
    ..8% of patients). Compared to RAA, the CSO lead position was more frequently associated with FFRWO.TTRS < 10 mm was associated with lower risk of clinically significant FFRWO in RAA. (PACE 2004; 27:1221-1230)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Progression of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation to persistent atrial fibrillation in patients with bradyarrhythmias
    Sanjeev Saksena
    Electrophysiology Research Foundation, Warren, NJ 07059, USA
    Am Heart J 154:884-92. 2007
    ..We analyzed the average daily AT/AF burden in patients with concomitant bradycardia and paroxysmal AF to examine these issues...
  94. ncbi request reprint [Normal and abnormal atrial activation. An update with special reference to surface electrocardiogram]
    Giuseppe Bagliani
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Civile, Foligno, PG
    Ital Heart J Suppl 4:569-80. 2003
    ..A careful analysis of the ectopic atrial beats on the 12-lead electrocardiogram can identify the site of origin of the ectopic atrial beat. Surface electrocardiogram is commonly used in the classification of atrial flutter...