Rosa Sicari

Summary

Affiliation: Institute of Clinical Physiology
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Reviewer acknowledgement 2013
    Rosa Sicari
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 12:4. 2014
  2. pmc Real time 3D echocardiography (RT3D) for assessment of ventricular and vascular function in hypertensive and heart failure patients
    Maria Chiara Scali
    Cardiologia Asl 2 Lucca, Lucca, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:27. 2012
  3. pmc The impact of aging and atherosclerotic risk factors on transthoracic coronary flow reserve in subjects with normal coronary angiography
    Maurizio Galderisi
    Division of Cardioangiology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:20. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint The use of echocardiography in observational clinical trials: the EURECA-m registry
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:19-23. 2013
  5. pmc The best of 2005 in echocardiography back from EuroEcho 9--Florence, Italy
    Rosa Sicari
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 4:11. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic coronary flow reserve in the left anterior descending artery in hypertensive and normotensive patients [corrected]
    Lauro Cortigiani
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Heart 97:1758-65. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The use of pocket-size imaging devices: a position statement of the European Association of Echocardiography
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:85-7. 2011
  8. pmc Cardiac functional stress imaging: a sequential approach with stress echo and cardiovascular magnetic resonance
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:47. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Stress echocardiography expert consensus statement: European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (a registered branch of the ESC)
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:415-37. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognostic value of dipyridamole echocardiography in vascular surgery: a large-scale multicenter study
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, Pisa
    Coron Artery Dis 13:49-55. 2002

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. doi request reprint Reviewer acknowledgement 2013
    Rosa Sicari
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 12:4. 2014
    ..The Editors of Cardiovascular Ultrasound would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 11 (2013)...
  2. pmc Real time 3D echocardiography (RT3D) for assessment of ventricular and vascular function in hypertensive and heart failure patients
    Maria Chiara Scali
    Cardiologia Asl 2 Lucca, Lucca, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:27. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc The impact of aging and atherosclerotic risk factors on transthoracic coronary flow reserve in subjects with normal coronary angiography
    Maurizio Galderisi
    Division of Cardioangiology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University Hospital, Naples, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 10:20. 2012
    ..CFR is also affected by atherosclerotic risk factors and left ventricular hypertrophy...
  4. ncbi request reprint The use of echocardiography in observational clinical trials: the EURECA-m registry
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 28:19-23. 2013
    ..A central reading protocol has been set up for the registry in order to give robustness to the echo studies...
  5. pmc The best of 2005 in echocardiography back from EuroEcho 9--Florence, Italy
    Rosa Sicari
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 4:11. 2006
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Diagnostic and prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic coronary flow reserve in the left anterior descending artery in hypertensive and normotensive patients [corrected]
    Lauro Cortigiani
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Heart 97:1758-65. 2011
    ..Hypertension may affect CFR independently of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) through coronary microcirculatory damage...
  7. doi request reprint The use of pocket-size imaging devices: a position statement of the European Association of Echocardiography
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:85-7. 2011
    ..4) The patient has to be informed that an examination with the current generation of pocket-size imaging devices does not replace a complete echocardiogram...
  8. pmc Cardiac functional stress imaging: a sequential approach with stress echo and cardiovascular magnetic resonance
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:47. 2007
    ..CMR might ideally complement SE in well-selected cases with unfeasible and/or ambiguous and/or submaximal results...
  9. doi request reprint Stress echocardiography expert consensus statement: European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (a registered branch of the ESC)
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:415-37. 2008
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term prognostic value of dipyridamole echocardiography in vascular surgery: a large-scale multicenter study
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, Pisa
    Coron Artery Dis 13:49-55. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the value of a preoperative dipyridamole echocardiography test (up to 0.84 mg/kg over 10 min) in predicting late cardiac events in survivors of major non-cardiac vascular surgery...
  11. doi request reprint Additive prognostic value of coronary flow reserve in patients with chest pain syndrome and normal or near-normal coronary arteries
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 103:626-31. 2009
    ....
  12. doi request reprint [Role of pharmacologic or exercise stress echocardiography for the assessment of hemodynamics in valvular heart disease]
    Rosa Sicari
    Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica del CNR, Pisa, Italy
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 12:645-51. 2011
    ..Therefore, large-scale prospective randomized studies focusing on patient outcomes are needed in the future...
  13. doi request reprint The prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic-derived coronary flow reserve is not affected by concomitant antiischemic therapy at the time of testing
    Rosa Sicari
    National Council of Research, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Am Heart J 156:573-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to determine whether antianginal medications affect the prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic-derived CFR in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease undergoing DET...
  14. ncbi request reprint Pharmacologic stress echocardiography predicts total mortality early after acute myocardial infarction
    Rosa Sicari
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Via Giuseppi Moruzzi 1, 56123 Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:114-20. 2004
    ..The aim of this multicenter, prospective, observational study was to assess the value of inducible ischemia in a large population of survivors of a first uncomplicated myocardial infarction (MI)...
  15. pmc Perioperative risk stratification in non cardiac surgery: role of pharmacological stress echocardiography
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G, Moruzzi, 1 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2:4. 2004
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Stress echo results predict mortality: a large-scale multicenter prospective international study
    Rosa Sicari
    National Council of Research, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi 1, 56125 Pisa, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:589-95. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of myocardial viability recognized by low-dose dobutamine echocardiography in chronic ischemic left ventricular dysfunction
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 92:1263-6. 2003
    ..1% vs 62%, p <0.0078). Thus, in severe LV ischemic dysfunction, myocardial viability by low-dose dobutamine echocardiography is associated with improved survival in revascularized patients...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of pharmacological stress echocardiography is affected by concomitant antiischemic therapy at the time of testing
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, 561200 Pisa, Italy
    Circulation 109:2428-31. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether antianginal medications affect the prognostic value of pharmacological stress echocardiography...
  19. pmc Anti-ischemic therapy and stress testing: pathophysiologic, diagnostic and prognostic implications
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 2:14. 2004
    ..If the purpose of testing is to assess the protective effects of antianginal therapy, the test should be performed on medications...
  20. pmc Relevance of tissue Doppler in the quantification of stress echocardiography for the detection of myocardial ischemia in clinical practice
    Rosa Sicari
    Department of Echocardiography, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Council of Research, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 3:2. 2005
    ..The quantitative assessment of myocardial ischemia remains a scientific challenge and a clinical goal but time has not come for these newer ultrasonographic techniques which should be restricted to research laboratories...
  21. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival of patients with chest pain syndrome and angiographically normal or near-normal coronary arteries: the additional prognostic value of dipyridamole echocardiography test (DET)
    Rosa Sicari
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi 1, 56123 Pisa, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:2136-41. 2005
    ..Patients with normal coronary arteries have a heterogeneous prognosis. Aim of this study was to assess whether dipyridamole stress echocardiography positivity identifies a prognostically less benign subset...
  22. pmc End-systolic elastance and ventricular-arterial coupling reserve predict cardiac events in patients with negative stress echocardiography
    Tonino Bombardini
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Res Int 2013:235194. 2013
    ..Aim of this study was to assess the prognostic value of stress-induced variation in cardiovascular hemodynamics in patients with negative stress echocardiography...
  23. doi request reprint Exercise induces rapid interstitial lung water accumulation in patients with chronic mountain sickness
    Lorenza Pratali
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Chest 141:953-8. 2012
    ..Recent evidence indicates that exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension is markedly exaggerated in CMS. We speculated that this problem may cause pulmonary fluid accumulation and aggravate hypoxemia during exercise...
  24. pmc Transplant of stunned donor hearts rescued by pharmacological stress echocardiography: a "proof of concept" report
    Tonino Bombardini
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:27. 2013
    ..Hearts with regional or global left ventricular dysfunction are excluded from donation, but stress echo might be useful to identify patients with reversible wall motion abnormalities, potentially eligible for donation...
  25. pmc Feasibility of real-time three-dimensional stress echocardiography: pharmacological and semi-supine exercise
    Lorenza Pratali
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:10. 2010
    ..Real time three dimensional (RT3D) echocardiography is an accurate and reproducible method for assessing left ventricular shape and function...
  26. doi request reprint Adenosine A2(A) receptor gene polymorphism (1976C>T) affects coronary flow reserve response during vasodilator stress testing in patients with non ischemic-dilated cardiomyopathy
    Maria Grazia Andreassi
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 21:469-75. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess whether genetic polymorphisms (263C>T and 1976C>T) of the A2(A) receptor gene affect CFR response in patients with DCM...
  27. doi request reprint Imaging cardiac fat
    Daniel Davidovich
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:625-30. 2013
    ..The aim of this review is to provide an overview of current knowledge regarding imaging techniques to measure cardiac fat deposition and its potential clinical relevance, if any...
  28. doi request reprint RV contractility and exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension in chronic mountain sickness: a stress echocardiographic and tissue Doppler imaging study
    Lorenza Pratali
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, Italy Electronic address
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 6:1287-97. 2013
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Left ventricular ejection fraction measurements: accuracy and prognostic implications in a large population of patients with known or suspected ischemic heart disease
    Alessia Gimelli
    CNR, Clinical Physiology Institute, San Cataldo Research Area, Via Moruzzi 1, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 24:793-801. 2008
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction: a mutual relationship in cardiometabolic risk
    Serena Del Turco
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 19:2420-31. 2013
    ..The present review analyzes the close relationship between endothelial dysfunction and insulin resistance and explores the common mechanisms, with clinical considerations and pharmacological strategies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Effect of concomitant oral chronic dipyridamole therapy on inflammatory cytokines in heart failure patients
    Silvia Del Ry
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Lab 59:843-9. 2013
    ..To assess whether dipyridamole therapy exerts a significant anti-inflammatory effect in heart failure patients...
  32. doi request reprint The role of cardiac fat in insulin resistance
    Amalia Gastaldelli
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 15:523-8. 2012
    ....
  33. doi request reprint European Association of Echocardiography: Research Grant Programme
    Luna Gargani
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Giuseppe Moruzzi 1, Pisa 56124, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:47-50. 2012
    ..The programme has been very successful so far, therefore in 2012 the EAE has increased its offer to two grants of 25,000 euros per annum each...
  34. pmc Abnormal shortened diastolic time length at increasing heart rates in patients with abnormal exercise-induced increase in pulmonary artery pressure
    Tonino Bombardini
    National Research Council, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 9:36. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess diastolic times at increasing heart rates in normal and in patients with and without abnormal exercise-induced increase in pulmonary artery pressure (PASP)...
  35. doi request reprint Assessment of carotid elasticity during exercise: a reproducibility study
    Elisabetta Bianchini
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:223-30. 2012
    ..When designing future studies, acquisitions during first recovery minute might be preferred to peak measures...
  36. doi request reprint Pericardial rather than epicardial fat is a cardiometabolic risk marker: an MRI vs echo study
    Rosa Sicari
    National Research Council Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:1156-62. 2011
    ..The aims of this study were to validate echocardiographic analyses compared with MRI and to evaluate which cardiac fat depot (EPI or PERI) is the most appropriate cardiovascular risk marker...
  37. doi request reprint [Endothelial dysfunction. An integrated overview of the physiopatologic and diagnostic aspects]
    Serena Del Turco
    Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
    Recenti Prog Med 103:109-18. 2012
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Ectopic fat: the true culprit linking obesity and cardiovascular disease?
    Mariangela Morelli
    Amalia Gastaldelli, PhD, Head of Cardiometabolic Risk Unit, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via Moruzzi 1, 56100 Pisa, Italy, Tel 39 050 3152680 79, Fax 39 050 3152166, E mail
    Thromb Haemost 110:651-60. 2013
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarise the current available data on the impact of excess adiposity vs ectopic fat in the development of cardio-metabolic diseases. ..
  39. doi request reprint Clinical and echocardiographic correlations of exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension in systemic sclerosis: a multicenter study
    Luna Gargani
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Council of Research, Pisa, Italy
    Am Heart J 165:200-7. 2013
    ..Exercise Doppler echocardiography enables the identification of exercise-induced increase in pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP) and may provide a thorough noninvasive hemodynamic evaluation...
  40. ncbi request reprint [A novel lamin A/C mutation in a family with dilated cardiomyopathy and a strong history of sudden cardiac death]
    Maria Grazia Andreassi
    UO Ricerca Genetica, Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica CNR e Fondazione G Monasterio, Regione Toscana, Pisa e Massa
    Recenti Prog Med 101:127-30. 2010
    ..Here we present a family with a strong positive history of sudden cardiac death in presence of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and cardiac conduction abnormalities, related to a novel lamin A/C mutation in exon 3...
  41. ncbi request reprint [Patent foramen ovale: "les liaisons dangereuses" between anatomy and genetics]
    Nicoletta Botto
    Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
    Recenti Prog Med 100:356-60. 2009
    ..3 +/- 3.9 micromol/L). These findings strongly confirm and emphasize the importance of the genetic screening for thrombotic mutations in young patients with PFO-related ischemic events in order to improve secondary prevention strategies...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prothrombotic mutations as risk factors for cryptogenic ischemic cerebrovascular events in young subjects with patent foramen ovale
    Nicoletta Botto
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, G Pasquinucci Hospital, Massa, Italy
    Stroke 38:2070-3. 2007
    ..We evaluated the prevalence of the 2 most common genetic risk factors for thromboembolism, factor V Leiden (G1691A) and prothrombin G20210A, in young PFO patients who were referred for percutaneous transcatheter closure of their PFO...
  43. doi request reprint Frequent subclinical high-altitude pulmonary edema detected by chest sonography as ultrasound lung comets in recreational climbers
    Lorenza Pratali
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, Italy
    Crit Care Med 38:1818-23. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate, by chest sonography, the incidence of interstitial pulmonary edema in recreational high-altitude climbers...
  44. doi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of arsenic: clinical and epidemiological findings
    Francesco Stea
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Via G Moruzzi, 1, 56124, Pisa, Italy
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 21:244-51. 2014
    ..The article provides an overview of the pathophysiologic mechanisms linking low-level arsenic exposure to the occurrence of cardiovascular disease and its complications, and some potential preventive strategies to implement. ..
  45. ncbi request reprint [Differential diagnosis of dyspnea: the incremental value of lung ultrasound]
    Luna Gargani
    Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
    Recenti Prog Med 101:78-82. 2010
    ..The authors describe the case of a 77 year-old man with both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiac insufficiency, presenting with episodes of acute dyspnea, whose ethiology has been revealed by lung ultrasound...
  46. doi request reprint Maternal and sex dependency of insulin resistance: longitudinal PET and echocardiography study from the healthy fetus to the adult minipig
    Letizia Guiducci
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy
    J Nucl Med 52:1993-2000. 2011
    ....
  47. pmc Post-exercise contractility, diastolic function, and pressure: operator-independent sensor-based intelligent monitoring for heart failure telemedicine
    Tonino Bombardini
    Department of Echocardiography Lab, Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Council of Research, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:21. 2009
    ..Recently, a cutaneous force-frequency relation recording system has been validated based on heart sound amplitude and timing variations at increasing heart rates...
  48. ncbi request reprint Imaging and laboratory biomarkers in cardiovascular disease
    Maria Grazia Andreassi
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 15:1131-41. 2009
    ..In general, a targeted approach tailored on the individual patient should be preferred to a carpet diagnostic bombing, which will lead to an exorbitant multiplier of costs, risks and inappropriate testing...
  49. doi request reprint Innate inflammation in myocardial perfusion and its implication for heart failure
    Eugenio Picano
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1207:107-15. 2010
    ....
  50. doi request reprint The appropriate and justified use of medical radiation in cardiovascular imaging: a position document of the ESC Associations of Cardiovascular Imaging, Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and Electrophysiology
    Eugenio Picano
    Institute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Heart J 35:665-72. 2014
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint [Papillary thyroid carcinoma of an interventional cardiologist. A case report]
    Lucia Venneri
    Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
    Recenti Prog Med 100:80-3. 2009
    ..Good dosimetric practice is essential to establish a legally plausible cause-effect relationship between exposure and damage...
  52. pmc Ozone and cardiovascular injury
    Vera Srebot
    CNR, Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 7:30. 2009
    ..The correlation between ozone level and occurrence of acute myocardial infarction will be eventually discussed...
  53. ncbi request reprint The additive prognostic value of wall motion abnormalities and coronary flow reserve during dipyridamole stress echo
    Fausto Rigo
    Cardiology Division, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:79-88. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of a multiparametric risk score in patients undergoing dipyridamole stress echocardiography
    Lauro Cortigiani
    Division of Cardiology, Lucca Hospital, Lucca, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:529-32. 2005
    ..The multiparametric risk score, immediately available at the bedside, can be used to predict the survival of patients undergoing dipyridamole stress echocardiography...
  55. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification by stress echocardiography: a whiter shade of pale?
    Eugenio Picano
    Eur J Echocardiogr 5:162-4. 2004
  56. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of coronary flow reserve in medically treated patients with left anterior descending coronary disease with stenosis 51% to 75% in diameter
    Fausto Rigo
    Cardiology Division, Umberto Io Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1527-31. 2007
    ..2 to 179.7, p = 0.002) was the only independent prognostic predictor of outcome. In conclusion, in medically treated patients with single-vessel disease of intermediate severity, decreased CFR is associated with a worse outcome...
  57. ncbi request reprint Additional prognostic value of coronary flow reserve in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with negative dipyridamole stress echocardiography by wall motion criteria
    Lauro Cortigiani
    Cardiology Division, Campo di Marte Hospital, Lucca, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:1354-61. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Dobutamine stress echocardiography and the effect of revascularization on outcome in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with chronic ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction
    Lauro Cortigiani
    Division of Cardiology, Hospital Campo di Marte, Lucca, 55032 Lucca, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 9:1038-43. 2007
    ..To evaluate the interaction between prognostic effect of revascularization and viability in diabetic and non-diabetic patients with ischaemic left ventricular dysfunction...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of pharmacological stress echocardiography in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease
    Lauro Cortigiani
    Division of Cardiology, Lucca Hospital, Lucca, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:605-10. 2006
    ..We sought to compare the prognostic value of pharmacological stress echocardiography (SE) in diabetic and nondiabetic patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint The prognostic impact of coronary flow-reserve assessed by Doppler echocardiography in non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Fausto Rigo
    Cardiology Division, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, and Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:1319-23. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study is to evaluate the prognostic value of Doppler echocardiographic-derived CFR in patients with DCM...
  61. ncbi request reprint [Recent advances in the prognostic evaluation of non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy]
    Rosa Sicari
    Recenti Prog Med 98:389-97. 2007
    ..Rest and stress echocardiography are the ideal tool to be applied to this class of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy due to its low cost, widespread availability, lack of ionising radiation and repeatability...
  62. ncbi request reprint Prognostic implications of dipyridamole or dobutamine stress echocardiography for evaluation of patients > or =65 years of age with known or suspected coronary heart disease
    Lauro Cortigiani
    Division of Cardiology, Lucca Hospital, Lucca, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1491-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, pharmacologic stress echocardiography provides useful prognostic information in patients > or =65 years of age. However, its prognostic value decreases with increasing age...
  63. ncbi request reprint Comparison of prognostic value of pharmacologic stress echocardiography in chest pain patients with versus without diabetes mellitus and positive exercise electrocardiography
    Lauro Cortigiani
    Division of Cardiology, Lucca Hospital, Lucca, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1744-9. 2007
    ..However, major event rates associated with a nonischemic test result were similar in diabetic and nondiabetic patients during the first year of follow-up and markedly increased in the former thereafter...
  64. ncbi request reprint The independent prognostic value of contractile and coronary flow reserve determined by dipyridamole stress echocardiography in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Fausto Rigo
    Cardiology Division, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Cesena, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1154-8. 2007
    ..06 to 5.1) were independent predictors of survival. In conclusion, in patients with IDC, CFR is often impaired. Reduced CFR and the absence of an inotropic response during vasodilator stress are additive in predicting a worse prognosis...