Maurizio Gasparini

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Affiliation: Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The CERTIFY Study (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Multinational Registry)
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Italy Electronic address
    JACC Heart Fail 1:500-7. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Absolute survival after cardiac resynchronization therapy according to baseline QRS duration: a multinational 10-year experience: data from the Multicenter International CRT Study
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital IRCCS, Rozzano Milano, Italy Electronic address
    Am Heart J 167:203-209.e1. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Effect of long-detection interval vs standard-detection interval for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators on antitachycardia pacing and shock delivery: the ADVANCE III randomized clinical trial
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano MI, Italy
    JAMA 309:1903-11. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The importance of increased percentage of biventricular pacing to improve clinical outcomes in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:50-4. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Implantable cardioverter defibrillator harm?
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Europace 14:1087-93. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The values of defibrillation testing at implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation: 'and then there were none'
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas, IRCCS, Via Manzoni, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:8-12. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 1-year effects of left ventricular and biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure who have ventricular arrhythmias and left bundle-branch block: the Bi vs Left Ventricular Pacing: an International Pilot Evaluation on Heart Failure P
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Am Heart J 152:155.e1-7. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Remission of left ventricular systolic dysfunction and of heart failure symptoms after cardiac resynchronization therapy: temporal pattern and clinical predictors
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Am Heart J 155:507-14. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy: a 3-year follow-up study from the InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registry
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:S2-10. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Endocardial implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator in early childhood
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, IRRCS, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1381-3. 2005

Detail Information

Publications63

  1. doi request reprint Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: The CERTIFY Study (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Multinational Registry)
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Italy Electronic address
    JACC Heart Fail 1:500-7. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Absolute survival after cardiac resynchronization therapy according to baseline QRS duration: a multinational 10-year experience: data from the Multicenter International CRT Study
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Humanitas Research Hospital IRCCS, Rozzano Milano, Italy Electronic address
    Am Heart J 167:203-209.e1. 2014
    ..Relative survival benefit from a therapy, however, is not synonymous with a longer absolute survival. We sought to determine whether baseline QRS duration relates to the absolute survival after CRT...
  3. doi request reprint Effect of long-detection interval vs standard-detection interval for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators on antitachycardia pacing and shock delivery: the ADVANCE III randomized clinical trial
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano MI, Italy
    JAMA 309:1903-11. 2013
    ..Using more intervals to detect ventricular tachyarrhythmias has been associated with reducing unnecessary implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapies...
  4. doi request reprint The importance of increased percentage of biventricular pacing to improve clinical outcomes in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:50-4. 2013
    ..To describe the growing evidence that a maximal biventricular pacing is needed to gain the maximal benefits from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  5. doi request reprint Implantable cardioverter defibrillator harm?
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Europace 14:1087-93. 2012
    ..There is now a large body of evidence, particularly in recent years with improved technology, that, rather than 'harm', the ICD/CRT-D provides substantial protection for appropriately selected patients...
  6. doi request reprint The values of defibrillation testing at implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation: 'and then there were none'
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas, IRCCS, Via Manzoni, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Curr Opin Cardiol 27:8-12. 2012
    ..The purpose of this review is to summarize the pro and contra DFT arguments, according to benefits, risk and clinical relevance, trying to identify the candidates for whom DFT is really indicated...
  7. ncbi request reprint Comparison of 1-year effects of left ventricular and biventricular pacing in patients with heart failure who have ventricular arrhythmias and left bundle-branch block: the Bi vs Left Ventricular Pacing: an International Pilot Evaluation on Heart Failure P
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Am Heart J 152:155.e1-7. 2006
    ..Little is known on the chronic effects of left ventricular pacing (LV) in heart failure...
  8. doi request reprint Remission of left ventricular systolic dysfunction and of heart failure symptoms after cardiac resynchronization therapy: temporal pattern and clinical predictors
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Am Heart J 155:507-14. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival in patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy: a 3-year follow-up study from the InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registry
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:S2-10. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify the survival of patients treated with CRT in clinical practice and to investigate the long-term effects of CRT on clinical status and echocardiographic parameters...
  10. ncbi request reprint Endocardial implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator in early childhood
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, IRRCS, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1381-3. 2005
    ..The safety and feasibility of adopting a complete endovascular/endocardial approach for implanting ICDs is assessed by considering the cases of two young children...
  11. ncbi request reprint Four-year efficacy of cardiac resynchronization therapy on exercise tolerance and disease progression: the importance of performing atrioventricular junction ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Rozzano Milano, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:734-43. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to investigate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and the role of atrioventricular junction (AVJ) ablation...
  12. doi request reprint BIVentricular versus right ventricular antitachycardia pacing to terminate ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy: the ADVANCE CRT-D Trial
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano MI, Italy
    Am Heart J 159:1116-1123.e2. 2010
    ..This multicenter, prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel trial compares the efficacy of biventricular (BIV) versus right ventricular (RV) antitachycardia pacing (ATP) in terminating all kinds of ventricular tachycardia (VT)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Hiccups and dysphonic metallic voice: a unique presentation of Twiddler syndrome
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Circulation 114:e534-5. 2006
  14. doi request reprint Resumption of sinus rhythm in patients with heart failure and permanent atrial fibrillation undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: a longitudinal observational study
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Cardiology Department, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Eur Heart J 31:976-83. 2010
    ....
  15. pmc Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Europace 11:v82-6. 2009
    ..In this review, the authors explain in which way AF may interfere with adequate CRT delivery, how to manage different AF burden, and finally present a brief overview on the effects of CRT in AF patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Three years of cardiac resynchronization therapy: could superior benefits be obtained in patients with heart failure and narrow QRS?
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:S34-9. 2007
    ..To examine the long-term effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients presenting with heart failure (HF) and QRS </= 120 ms...
  17. doi request reprint Electrical storm in patients with biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator: incidence, predictors, and prognostic implications
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 156:847-54. 2008
    ..Electrical storm was defined as the occurrence of >or=3 episodes in 24 hours of sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias...
  18. pmc Long-term survival in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: the importance of performing atrio-ventricular junction ablation in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas Rozzano Milano, Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano, Milano IT 2089, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:1644-52. 2008
    ..To investigate the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on survival in heart failure (HF) patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) and the role of atrio-ventricular junction (AVJ) ablation in these patients...
  19. ncbi request reprint Delayed defibrillation testing in patients implanted with biventricular ICD (CRT-D): a reliable and safe approach
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni, Rozzano Milano, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1279-83. 2005
    ..However, until now, delayed DT has not been assessed as a possible option in HF patients implanted with CRT-D...
  20. ncbi request reprint Relief of drug refractory angina by biventricular pacing in heart failure
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:181-4. 2003
    ..007). No further hospitalization was necessary. The beneficial effects of CRT on overall cardiac function may include a better control of angina in severely symptomatic patients...
  21. pmc Thromboembolism after atrioventricular node ablation and pacing: long term follow up
    M Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, 56 Rozzano, 20089 Milan, Italy
    Heart 82:494-8. 1999
    ..To assess the incidence of arterial embolic events in patients with high rate, drug resistant, severely symptomatic paroxysmal and chronic atrial fibrillation who have undergone atrioventricular (AV) node ablation and permanent pacing...
  22. ncbi request reprint Noncontact system-guided simplified right atrial linear lesions using radiofrequency transcatheter ablation for treatment of refractory atrial fibrillation
    M Gasparini
    Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:1843-7. 2000
    ..Overall, a favorable clinical result was achieved in 18 (75%) patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up after atrioventricular nodal ablation and pacing: low incidence of sudden cardiac death
    M Gasparini
    Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56 Rozzano, 20089 Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:1925-9. 2000
    ..The presence of underlying heart disease and the extent of baseline LV dysfunction were associated with an increased likelihood of SCD...
  24. ncbi request reprint Inferior vena cava loop of the implantable cardioverter defibrillator endocardial lead: a possible solution of the growth problem in pediatric implantation
    M Gasparini
    Unità Operativa di Elettrofisiologia ed Elettrostimolazione, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 23:2108-12. 2000
    ..In conclusion, the creation of a loop within the IVC allows the lead to adjust for growth in children receiving an ICD. This approach is feasible and safe...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization and implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy: preliminary results from the InSync Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Italian Registry
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni, 56 20089 Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:148-51. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Programmed electrical stimulation in Brugada syndrome: how reproducible are the results?
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Milan, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:880-7. 2002
    ..However, the variety of PES protocols and the lack of data relative to a control group or to ventricular arrhythmia reproducibility contribute to a still undefined interpretation of PES outcome in Brugada syndrome...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Atrial fibrillation: pharmacologic or electric therapy. Opinion of the interventional cardiologist]
    Maurizio Gasparini
    U O di Elettrofisiologia ed Elettrostimolazione Istituto Clinico Humanitas Via Manzoni, 56 20089 Rozzano, MI
    Ital Heart J 3:42S-46S. 2002
  28. ncbi request reprint Is the left ventricular lateral wall the best lead implantation site for cardiac resynchronization therapy?
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology Humanitas Clinical Institut Rozzano, Via Manzoni, 56 20089 Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:162-8. 2003
    ..0001). A significant improvement in cardiac function and increase in exercise capacity were observed over time regardless of the LV stimulation sites, either considered singly or grouped as lateral versus septal sites...
  29. ncbi request reprint Images in cardiovascular medicine. Endocardial implantation of a cardioverter-defibrillator in a 13-month-old child affected by long-QT syndrome and syndactyly
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni, 56 20089 Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Circulation 110:e525-7. 2004
  30. ncbi request reprint Flecainide test in Brugada syndrome: a reproducible but risky tool
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing Unit Humanitas Clinical Institute, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:338-41. 2003
    ..Whether a slower rate of drug infusion can lower the risk of VA induction, while maintaining the sensitivity of the test should be explored...
  31. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effects of biventricular pacing in patients with a "narrow" QRS
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, Humanitas Clinical Institute Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:169-74. 2003
    ..These patients should not be excluded "a priori" from cardiac resynchronization therapy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is the outcome of cardiac resynchronization therapy related to the underlying etiology?
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:175-80. 2003
    ..007) and decrease in NYHA class (P < 0.05). Patients with CAD or non-CAD significantly improved clinically during CRT. Non-CAD patients had a greater increase in LVEF and decrease in NYHA functional class than patients with CAD...
  33. ncbi request reprint Biventricular pacing via a persistent left superior vena cava: report of four cases
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:192-6. 2003
    ..The direct lead placement in large CS tributaries in the presence of persistent LSVC was feasible and safe. The leads remained stable up to a mean follow-up of nearly 1 year...
  34. ncbi request reprint Clustering of ventricular tachyarrhythmias in heart failure patients implanted with a biventricular cardioverter defibrillator
    Maurizio Lunati
    Cardiology, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital Milano, Milano, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:1299-306. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate VT/VF recurrence patterns in heart failure (HF) patients with biventricular ICD and to stratify results according to HF etiology and ICD indication...
  35. ncbi request reprint Clinical predictors of marked improvement in left ventricular performance after cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with chronic heart failure
    Maurizio Mangiavacchi
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:477.e1-477.e6. 2006
    ..However, it is not yet clear which patients will benefit from the procedure the most. The purpose of the study was to identify the pre-implant characteristics that better predict which patients will have the best outcome after CRT...
  36. doi request reprint Insulin-treated type 2 diabetes is associated with a decreased survival in heart failure patients after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maurizio Mangiavacchi
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1425-32. 2008
    ..Recent observations suggest that diabetes is associated with a worse outcome in these patients. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of diabetes and insulin treatment on outcome after CRT...
  37. pmc A simplified biventricular defibrillator with fixed long detection intervals reduces implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) interventions and heart failure hospitalizations in patients with non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy implanted for primary preventi
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni 56, Rozzano MI IT 2089, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:2758-67. 2009
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Follow-up of CRT-ICD: implications for the use of remote follow-up systems. Data from the InSync ICD Italian Registry
    Maurizio Lunati
    Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:38-46. 2008
    ..Launch of remote follow-up systems in Europe is currently underway. However, there is insufficient understanding of postimplant practices with respect to device follow-up, reprogramming of device features, and postshock clinic visits...
  39. doi request reprint Low-dose dobutamine test associated with interventricular dyssynchrony: a useful tool to identify cardiac resynchronization therapy responders: data from the LOw dose DObutamine stress-echo test in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (LODO-CRT) phase 2 stud
    Maurizio Gasparini
    IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Rozzano, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 163:422-9. 2012
    ..Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is effective in patients with heart failure, but 30% to 50% of subjects are classified as nonresponders. Identifying responders remains a challenging task...
  40. doi request reprint Who are the long-QT syndrome patients who receive an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and what happens to them?: data from the European Long-QT Syndrome Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (LQTS ICD) Registry
    Peter J Schwartz
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, V le Golgi, 19 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Circulation 122:1272-82. 2010
    ..ICDs may pose problems, especially in the young. We sought to determine the characteristics of the LQTS patients receiving an ICD, the indications, and the aftermath...
  41. doi request reprint Genetic variants of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Renata De Maria
    CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, Niguarda Ca Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy
    J Card Fail 18:762-8. 2012
    ..Reverse remodeling (RR) after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is associated with favorable clinical outcomes in heart failure (HF). The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is involved in the remodeling process...
  42. ncbi request reprint Defibrillation testing at the time of implantation of cardioverter defibrillator in the clinical practice: a nation-wide survey
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 9:540-3. 2007
    ..We conducted a systematic nation-wide retrospective survey in order to determine the DT rate and its complications...
  43. doi request reprint Implantable CRT device diagnostics identify patients with increased risk for heart failure hospitalization
    Giovanni B Perego
    Istituto Auxologico S Luca, Milan, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 23:235-42. 2008
    ..To determine the association between device-determined diagnostic indices, including intrathoracic impedance, and heart failure (HF) hospitalization...
  44. ncbi request reprint Antineuronal antibodies in patients with neuroblastoma: relationships with clinical features
    A Salmaggi
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C. Besta, Milan, Italy
    Tumori 83:953-7. 1997
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Natural history of Brugada syndrome: insights for risk stratification and management
    Silvia G Priori
    Molecular Cardiology Laboratories, IRCCS Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri and University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Circulation 105:1342-7. 2002
    ..Furthermore, the value of programmed electrical stimulation (PES) for risk stratification is highly debated. The objective of this study was to search for novel parameters to identify patients at risk of sudden death...
  46. 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
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Letter regarding article by Coronel et al, "right ventricular fibrosis and conduction delay in a patient with clinical signs of Brugada syndrome: a combined electrophysiological, genetic, histopathologic, and computational study"
    Silvia G Priori
    Circulation 113:e726; author reply 726-7. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular versus biventricular antitachycardia pacing in the termination of ventricular tachyarrhythmia in patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy: the ADVANCE CRT-D trial
    Joerg O Schwab
    Department of Medicine Cardiology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:504-7. 2006
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy. The Task Force for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Europace 9:959-98. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation burden during the post-implant period after crt using device-based diagnostics
    Burkhard Hügl
    Arrhythmia Section, Division of Cardiology, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Bad Berka, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:813-7. 2006
    ..AF Burden After CRT Implantation...
  51. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of ventricular tachyarrhythmias occurring in ischemic versus nonischemic patients implanted with a biventricular cardioverter-defibrillator for primary or secondary prevention of sudden death
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Am Heart J 152:527.e1-11. 2006
    ..The InSync ICD Registry evaluated patients indicated for cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Long-term survival of patients with heart failure and ventricular conduction delay treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Angelo Auricchio
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany
    Am J Cardiol 99:232-8. 2007
    ..Total mortality was 20% lower with ICD backup (95% CI 42% lower to 17% higher) due to a protective effect against sudden cardiac death...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Hemodynamic changes before acute heart failure episodes in patients with advanced systolic left ventricular dysfunction
    Stefano Ghio
    Fondazione IRCCS S Matteo Hospital, Cardiology Division, Pavia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:799-804. 2008
    ..In patients with chronic HF, continuous hemodynamic monitoring by implantable devices may detect increases in pulmonary pressures before the onset of symptoms...
  55. 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...
  56. doi request reprint Efficacy of LOw-dose DObutamine stress-echocardiography to predict cardiac resynchronization therapy response (LODO-CRT) multicenter prospective study: design and rationale
    Carmine Muto
    Ospedale Santa Maria di Loreto Mare, Napoli, Italy
    Am Heart J 156:656-61. 2008
    ..The LODO-CRT is designed to improve patient selection for CRT. Design and rationale of this study are presented herein...
  57. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy: The Task Force for Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy of the European Society of Cardiology. Developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, PO Box 1352 Stavrakia, GR 711 10 Heraklion Crete, Greece
    Eur Heart J 28:2256-95. 2007
  58. ncbi request reprint Delayed defibrillation testing after CRT-D implant--weighing competing risks
    Maurizio Gasparini
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 17:457; author reply 457-8. 2006
  59. ncbi request reprint Indications to implantable cardioverter defibrillator in heart failure patients: a comment on the recently released ESC Guidelines on treatment and diagnosis of heart failure
    Maurizio Gasparini
    Eur Heart J 26:2472-3; author reply 2473-4. 2005
  60. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with narrow QRS
    Maurizio Gasparini
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:2096; author reply 2096-7. 2004
  61. ncbi request reprint Clinical and molecular characterization of patients with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
    Silvia G Priori
    Molecular Cardiology, IRCCS Fondazione S Maugeri, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Circulation 106:69-74. 2002
    ..The proportion of patients with CPVT carrying RyR2 mutations is unknown, and the clinical features of RyR2-CPVT as compared with nongenotyped CPVT are undefined...
  62. ncbi request reprint [European practice guidelines on cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Working Group of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) on cardiac pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy. Developed in collaboration with the European
    Panos E Vardas
    Department of Cardiology, Heraklion University Hospital, PO Box 1352, Stavrakia GR 711 10 Heraklion Creta, Grecia
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:1272.e1-1272.e51. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint [Guidelines in cardiac pacing and resynchronization therapy]
    Panos E Vardas
    Kardiol Pol 65:1449-87; discussion 1488-9. 2007