M Santini

Summary

Affiliation: San Filippo Neri Hospital
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Influence of time between last myocardial infarction and prophylactic implantable defibrillator implant on device detections and therapies. "Routine Practice" data from the SEARCH MI registry
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S, Orsola Malpighi Via Massarenti, 9 40138, Bologna, Italy
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:72. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Evaluating MRI-compatible pacemakers: patient data now paves the way to widespread clinical application?
    Luca Santini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:270-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Prevention of syncope through permanent cardiac pacing in patients with bifascicular block and syncope of unexplained origin: the PRESS study
    Massimo Santini
    Azienda Ospedaliera S Filippo Neri, Roma, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:101-7. 2013
  4. pmc Feasibility and efficacy of minimally invasive stand-alone surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. A single-center experience
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 34:79-87. 2012
  5. pmc Distal left circumflex coronary artery flow reserve recorded by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography: a comparison with Doppler-wire
    Antonio Auriti
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease Echocardiography Unit S, Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:22. 2007
  6. pmc Primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death: who should get an ICD?
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Heart 93:1478-83. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Remote monitoring of patients with biventricular defibrillators through the CareLink system improves clinical management of arrhythmias and heart failure episodes
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 24:53-61. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint The worldwide social burden of atrial fibrillation: what should be done and where do we go?
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:183-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical impact of surface electrocardiography of cardiac arrhythmias in pacemaker-ICD patients
    Massimo Santini
    Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 7:60-3. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Recommendations of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society Committee on device failures and complications
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Heart Disease, San Filipo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:653-69. 2006

Detail Information

Publications124 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Influence of time between last myocardial infarction and prophylactic implantable defibrillator implant on device detections and therapies. "Routine Practice" data from the SEARCH MI registry
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S, Orsola Malpighi Via Massarenti, 9 40138, Bologna, Italy
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 12:72. 2012
    ..In this analysis, we evaluate the influence of the time elapsed between last myocardial infarction (MI) and prophylactic cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implant on device activations...
  2. doi request reprint Evaluating MRI-compatible pacemakers: patient data now paves the way to widespread clinical application?
    Luca Santini
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 36:270-8. 2013
    ..We will also discuss how to approach the decision whether or not an MRI-conditional system should be implanted and highlight key issues that warrant further studies...
  3. doi request reprint Prevention of syncope through permanent cardiac pacing in patients with bifascicular block and syncope of unexplained origin: the PRESS study
    Massimo Santini
    Azienda Ospedaliera S Filippo Neri, Roma, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:101-7. 2013
    ..Syncope in patients with bifascicular block (BFB) is a common event whose causes might be difficult to assess...
  4. pmc Feasibility and efficacy of minimally invasive stand-alone surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation. A single-center experience
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 34:79-87. 2012
    ..Minimally invasive surgical ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) has shown good results and low complications incidence. Our objective was to evaluate feasibility and efficacy of this technique in our center...
  5. pmc Distal left circumflex coronary artery flow reserve recorded by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography: a comparison with Doppler-wire
    Antonio Auriti
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease Echocardiography Unit S, Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 5:22. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc Primary and secondary prevention of sudden cardiac death: who should get an ICD?
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Heart 93:1478-83. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Remote monitoring of patients with biventricular defibrillators through the CareLink system improves clinical management of arrhythmias and heart failure episodes
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 24:53-61. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study is to evaluate if remote monitoring with the CareLink Network may improve clinical management of tachyarrhythmias and heart failure episodes in patients treated with biventricular defibrillators (CRT-D)...
  8. ncbi request reprint The worldwide social burden of atrial fibrillation: what should be done and where do we go?
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:183-8. 2006
    ..New and more effective antiarrhythmic drugs are needed. Genetic studies will deeply change understanding and therapy of atrial fibrillation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Clinical impact of surface electrocardiography of cardiac arrhythmias in pacemaker-ICD patients
    Massimo Santini
    Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Anadolu Kardiyol Derg 7:60-3. 2007
    ..Wavelet, onset, stability, and other algorithms, specifically in dual chamber ICDs, are used to discriminate SVT from VT assuring more specific interventions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Recommendations of the European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society Committee on device failures and complications
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Heart Disease, San Filipo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:653-69. 2006
  11. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of ibutilide in cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation in patients with dual chamber stimulation
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:15-20. 2003
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  12. ncbi request reprint Is dual defibrillator better than conventional DDD pacing in brady-tachy syndrome? Results of the ICARUS Trial (Internal Cardioversion Antitachypacing and Prevention: Resource Utilization Study)
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, Rome, 00135, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 14:159-68. 2005
    ..To compare the impact of dual defibrillator versus conventional DDD pacing on quality of life and hospitalizations in patients with sinus node disease and recurrent symptomatic atrial fibrillation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation: the role of atrial defibrillation
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 9:229-33. 2003
    ..Controlled studies are needed in order to define the subset of patients who can benefit more from device implantation...
  14. ncbi request reprint [The SEOT-Urbe project:an observational study on the cardiovascular profile of a young population living in the Roman suburb]
    Massimo Santini
    Dipartimento Cardiovascolare Ospedale San Filippo Neri Via G Martinotti, 20 00135 Roma
    Ital Heart J Suppl 4:658-71. 2003
    ..Although several observational studies regarding clinical aspects of different populations have been performed, information about the cardiovascular profile and the lifestyle of young Italian people is poor...
  15. ncbi request reprint The role of the implantable atrial cardioverter-defibrillator
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:206-9. 2005
    ..Controlled studies are needed in order to define the subset of patients who can benefit more from device implantation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Electrotherapeutic management of patients with heart failure
    M Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 1:227-31. 2001
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  17. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and heart failure
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    Europace 5:S55-9. 2004
  18. ncbi request reprint Hybrid therapy of atrial fibrillation
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:571-8. 2002
    ..More recently the ablation of the automatic activity originating from the posterior wall of the left atrium or within the pulmonary veins, which can trigger the onset of atrial fibrillation, has been performed...
  19. pmc Clinical and arrhythmic outcomes after implantation of a defibrillator for primary prevention of sudden death in patients with post-myocardial infarction cardiomyopathy: The Survey to Evaluate Arrhythmia Rate in High-risk MI patients (SEARCH-MI)
    Massimo Santini
    Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135 Roma, Italy
    Europace 11:476-82. 2009
    ..To evaluate clinical and arrhythmic outcomes in post-infarction cardiomyopathy patients implanted with a defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention of sudden death...
  20. doi request reprint Current state of knowledge and experts' perspective on the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
    Massimo Santini
    Cardiovascular Department, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Via Martinotti 20, 00135, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 25:83-8. 2009
    ..This paper describes the conclusions recently reached by a panel of experts, with regard to the potential role of an implantable subcutaneous defibrillator in the prevention of sudden cardiac death...
  21. doi request reprint Cardiac arrhythmias: what's new? Report on the XIV International Symposium on Progress in Clinical Pacing
    Massimo Santini
    Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 9:287-90. 2011
    ..The role of the nurse is becoming increasingly important in clinical practice in order to replace physicians in performing noninvasive procedures...
  22. ncbi request reprint Immediate and long-term atrial sensing stability in single-lead VDD pacing depends on right atrial dimensions
    M Santini
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Europace 3:324-31. 2001
    ..We investigated the impact of right heart dimensions on immediate and long-term atrial sensing stability in VDD systems to draw guidelines for optimal atrial sensitivity programming...
  23. doi request reprint Device-detected atrial tachyarrhythmias predict adverse outcome in real-world patients with implantable biventricular defibrillators
    Massimo Santini
    Institute of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:167-72. 2011
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  24. doi request reprint News from the XIII World Congress on Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology focus on implantable device performance and recalls
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:613-6. 2008
  25. pmc Prospective multicenter randomized trial of fast ventricular tachycardia termination by prolonged versus conventional anti-tachyarrhythmia burst pacing in implantable cardioverter-defibrillator patients-Atp DeliVery for pAiNless ICD thErapy (ADVANCE-D) Tr
    Massimo Santini
    Ospedale S Filippo Neri, Roma, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 27:127-35. 2010
    ..The purpose of the trial was to quantify and compare the efficacy of two different sequences of burst anti-tachycardia pacing (ATP) strategies for the termination of fast ventricular tachycardia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiological characteristics of the human atria after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation
    C Pandozi
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, La Sapienza University, Rome
    Circulation 98:2860-5. 1998
    ..In animal models, induced atrial fibrillation shortens the atrial effective refractory period (ERP) and reverses its physiological adaptation to rate. It is not clear whether this process, known as "electrical remodeling," occurs in humans...
  27. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a dual chamber defibrillator with atrial antitachycardia functions in treating spontaneous atrial tachyarrhythmias in patients with life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias
    R Ricci
    San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 23:1471-9. 2002
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of a dual chamber defibrillator with atrial antitachycardia functions in treating spontaneous atrial tachyarrhythmias...
  28. doi request reprint Persistent atrial fibrillation worsens heart rate variability, activity and heart rate, as shown by a continuous monitoring by implantable biventricular pacemakers in heart failure patients
    Andrea Puglisi
    Institute of Cardiology, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:693-701. 2008
    ..Objectives: The objectives of the study were to accurately measure AF incidence and to investigate the mutual temporal patterns of AF and heart failure (HF) in patients indicated to cardiac resynchronization therapy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Electroencephalographic correlates of vasovagal syncope induced by head-up tilt testing
    F Ammirati
    Heart Disease Department and the Neurological Sciences Department, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Stroke 29:2347-51. 1998
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  30. doi request reprint Intrathoracic and ventricular impedances are associated with changes in ventricular volume in patients receiving defibrillators for CRT
    Massimiliano Maines
    Division of Cardiology, Santa Maria del Carmine Hospital, Corso Verona, 4, 38068 Rovereto TN, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:64-73. 2010
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients paced for atrioventricular block. Comparison between DDD and VDD single-lead pacing system
    C Pignalberi
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:772-7. 2001
    ..However, it is not yet clear which is the actual incidence of such arrhythmias and if they were preexisting but not recognized, or if they could be related to the device...
  32. ncbi request reprint Permanent cardiac pacing versus medical treatment for the prevention of recurrent vasovagal syncope: a multicenter, randomized, controlled trial
    F Ammirati
    Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiovascolari, Ospedale S Filippo Neri, Rome, Italy
    Circulation 104:52-7. 2001
    ..This clinical investigation was performed to compare the effects of permanent dual-chamber cardiac pacing with pharmacological therapy in patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope...
  33. ncbi request reprint Doppler myocardial imaging in patients with heart failure receiving biventricular pacing treatment
    G Ansalone
    Department of Heart Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 142:881-96. 2001
    ..However, no data are yet available on regional long-axis function in patients with LBBB or on BIV effectiveness in improving such a function in patients with heart failure and LBBB...
  34. ncbi request reprint Comparison of intravenously administered dofetilide versus amiodarone in the acute termination of atrial fibrillation and flutter. A multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    L Bianconi
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 21:1265-73. 2000
    ..This study compared the efficacy and safety of intravenous dofetilide with amiodarone and placebo in converting atrial fibrillation or flutter to sinus rhythm...
  35. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of syncope-related traumatic injuries in tilt-induced vasovagal syncope
    F Ammirati
    Department of Heart Diseases, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:38-41. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and clinical correlates of syncope-related trauma in a cohort of consecutive patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope...
  36. ncbi request reprint Impact of consistent atrial pacing algorithm on premature atrial complexe number and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation recurrences in brady-tachy syndrome: a randomized prospective cross over study
    R Ricci
    San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 5:33-44. 2001
    ..The aim of our study was to compare the impact of DDDR+CAP versus DDDR pacing on paroxysmal atrial fibrillation recurrences and triggers in patients with Brady-Tachy Syndrome...
  37. ncbi request reprint Variable cerebral dysfunction during tilt induced vasovagal syncope
    F Ammirati
    Heart Disease Department, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 21:2420-5. 1998
    ..4 s). EEG monitoring during HUT allowed the recording and systematic description of electroencephalographic abnormalities developing in the course of tilt induced vasovagal syncope...
  38. ncbi request reprint Exercise-related syncope in young competitive athletes without evidence of structural heart disease. Clinical presentation and long-term outcome
    F Colivicchi
    Division of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 23:1125-30. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study is to describe the clinical presentation, the yield of the initial diagnostic work-up and the long-term outcome of a series of consecutive competitive athletes with recurrent exercise-related syncopal spells...
  39. ncbi request reprint Management of atrial fibrillation--what are the possibilities of early detection with home monitoring?
    R P Ricci
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 95:III10-6. 2006
    ..The ongoing, international, randomized Home-PAT clinical trial aims at defining and quantifying the importance of Home Monitoring for the diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with dual-chamber pacemakers...
  40. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of electromagnetic interference of GSM mobile phones with pacemakers featuring remote monitoring functions
    G Calcagnini
    Department of Technologies and Health Istituto Superiore Sanità, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161, Roma, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:380-5. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether global system for mobile communication (GSM) cellular phones can affect the home monitoring (HM) function implemented in last generation pacemakers (PM)...
  41. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiology of atrial fibrillation: evolving insights
    L Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 1:521-31. 2000
    ..The purpose of this review was to provide current knowledge about AF electrophysiology in an effort to unite old models and new concepts...
  42. ncbi request reprint Management of patients with syncope referred urgently to general hospitals
    M Disertori
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale S Chiara, Trento, Italy
    Europace 5:283-91. 2003
    ..To evaluate the incidence and the strategy of management of syncope admitted urgently to a general hospital...
  43. ncbi request reprint Facilitation of atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia by iatrogenic right bundle branch block
    L Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:468-71. 2001
    ..This relevant delay also allows the sinus beat to initiate and stabilize the tachycardia thus rendering it incessant...
  44. doi request reprint Primary prevention implantation of cardioverter defibrillator without defibrillation threshold testing: 2-year follow-up
    Stefano Bianchi
    Unità di Aritmologia ed Elettrofisiologia Cardiaca, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:573-8. 2009
    ..We compared the outcome of ICD recipients who underwent defibrillation threshold testing (DFT) with that of patients in whom no testing was performed...
  45. ncbi request reprint Physiologic pacing for atrial fibrillation prevention in sinus node disease: long-term results
    Renato Ricci
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20 00135 Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 29:S54-60. 2006
    ..Furthermore, predictors of arrhythmia recurrence and effect of pacing mode were investigated...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint Improving feasibility of posterior descending coronary artery flow recording by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography
    A Auriti
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Echo Lab, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 4:214-20. 2003
    ..Reported feasibility is not more than 76%. The aim of the study was to try to improve feasibility by using an additional two-dimensional view as a guide...
  48. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac evaluation for non-cardiac surgical patients]
    S Greco
    Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiache, Ospedale S Filippo Neri, Roma
    Minerva Cardioangiol 51:295-304. 2003
    ..Patients who are at risk of cardiac events should perform tests which may be invasive but may reveal a serious heart disease. In some cases, the patients should have to be submitted to heart surgery before their programmed intervention...
  49. ncbi request reprint A new echo-Doppler method to measure interatrial conduction time. Validation and clinical usefulness
    L Antonini
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 59:9-15. 2011
    ..The study proposes a new echo-Doppler method to measure interatrial conduction time, correlating it with electrophysiological measures...
  50. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency catheter ablation of idiopathic left ventricular outflow tract tachycardia: utility of intracardiac echocardiography
    F Lamberti
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 12:529-35. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to define the utility and the accuracy of ICE in guiding RF ablation of idiopathic VT of the LVOT...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cardiac autonomic dysfunction and functional outcome after ischaemic stroke
    A Bassi
    I R C C S Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 14:917-22. 2007
    ..58-18.67, P = 0.006) were independent predictors of an unfavorable functional outcome. Assessment of HRV before a rehabilitation program may provide additional information on the probability of a functional recovery in stroke survivors...
  52. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of atrial antitachycardia functions for treating atrial fibrillation: observations in patients with a dual-chamber defibrillator
    Renato Ricci
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:348-51. 2003
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Relation of C-reactive protein to long-term risk of recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion
    Maria Luisa Loricchio
    Cardiology Department, Sandro Pertini Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1421-4. 2007
    ..98, 95% confidence interval 1.75 to 14.26, p = 0.003). In conclusion, low CRP is associated with long-term maintenance of sinus rhythm after cardioversion for nonvalvular AF...
  54. pmc Effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure patients with valvular heart disease: comparison with patients affected by ischaemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy. The InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registry
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:2275-83. 2009
    ....
  55. 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...
  56. doi request reprint Home monitoring in patients with implantable cardiac devices: is there a potential reduction of stroke risk? Results from a computer model tested through monte carlo simulations
    Renato P Ricci
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 20:1244-51. 2009
    ..Home monitoring (HM) remote control with automatic alerts for AF may drive early anticoagulation, potentially reducing stroke risk...
  57. doi request reprint A prognostic index relating 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure to cardiac events in ischemic cardiomyopathy following defibrillator implantation
    Lanfranco Antonini
    Department of Cardiologia, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Roma, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:1089-94. 2008
    ..ABPM variables assessed included: mean 24 hours diastolic and systolic blood pressure, mean 24 hours heart rate, and pulse pressure...
  58. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation requiring urgent medical care. Approach and outcome in the various departments of admission. Data from the atrial Fibrillation/flutter Italian REgistry (FIRE)
    Massimo Santini
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:205-13. 2004
    ....
  59. 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...
  60. ncbi request reprint Oesophageal electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    L Santini
    Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 52:73-80. 2004
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical significance of frequent and complex ventricular tachyarrhythmias in trained athletes
    Alessandro Biffi
    Institute of Sports Science, Department of Medicine, Italian National Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 40:446-52. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical relevance of ventricular tachyarrhythmias assessed by 24-h ambulatory electrocardiograms (ECG) in a large, unique, and prospectively evaluated athletic population...
  62. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal low-energy cardioversion of atrial fibrillation without fluoroscopy outside the electrophysiology laboratory
    Claudio Pandozi
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:335-40. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a new simplified procedure of esophageal LEIC performed without fluoroscopy, outside the electrophysiology laboratory...
  63. doi request reprint Intracardiac echocardiography and electroanatomic mapping in diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
    Sabina Ficili
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:59-60. 2010
    ..5 mV) area at the same level of the right ventricular apex. Cardiovascular imaging improves the detection of abnormal myocardial areas. Further studies are warranted to support this hypothesis...
  64. ncbi request reprint Early and late QRS morphology and width in biventricular pacing: relationship to lead site and electrical remodeling
    Renato Ricci
    Department of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20 00135 Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 6:279-85. 2002
    ..Left and biventricular pacing axis was poorly related to left ventricular lead positioning. Biventricular pacing axis variability over time may suggest a role of electrical remodeling...
  65. ncbi request reprint Relations between monophasic action potential duration and refractoriness after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation: results in wash-out and amiodarone-treated patients
    Claudio Pandozi
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:257-63. 2003
    ..However, this relation has not been carefully investigated in the atria of patients with persistent atrial fibrillation after cardioversion...
  66. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factor control among diabetic patients attending community-based diabetic care clinics in Italy
    Furio Colivicchi
    Cardiovascular Department, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 75:176-83. 2007
    ..To describe the extent to which hyperglycemia, hypertension, and dyslipidemia are currently detected, treated, and controlled in diabetic patients attending a network of urban community-based diabetic care clinics in Italy...
  67. 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)...
  68. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and prognostic implications of syncope in young competing athletes
    Furio Colivicchi
    Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Viale Gorgia da Leontini, 330, 00124 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:1749-53. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the epidemiological features and the prognostic implications of syncope in young athletes...
  69. ncbi request reprint Development and prospective validation of a risk stratification system for patients with syncope in the emergency department: the OESIL risk score
    Furio Colivicchi
    Cardiovascular Department, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Viale Gorgia da Leontini, 330, 00124 Rome, Italy
    Eur Heart J 24:811-9. 2003
    ..Aim of the present study was the development and the subsequent validation of a simple risk classification system for patients presenting with syncope to the emergency departments...
  70. ncbi request reprint New antiarrhythmic drugs for the treatment of atrial fibrillation
    Antonio Castro
    Department of Heart Disease, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 25:249-59. 2002
  71. doi request reprint Endogenous erythropoietin and a single bolus of 40,000 IU of epoetin alpha do not protect the heart from ischaemia-reperfusion injury during extracorporeal circulation for cardiac surgery
    D Mocini
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Perfusion 23:187-92. 2008
    ..7+/-1.8 vs 2.6+/-3.4, p>0.05) or CK-MB (19.6 +/-13.2 vs 17.1+/-12.6, p>0.05) peaks measured in the post-surgical period...
  72. ncbi request reprint Repolarization and refractoriness in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation
    M Santini
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Rome, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 37:435-41. 2001
    ..Finally, the recording of a mean ERP/MAP90 ratio < 1 at all the pacing cycle lengths, indicates that no post-repolarization refractoriness was present after cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation...
  73. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in the elderly: results from a population survey
    M Prencipe
    Department of Neurological Sciences, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
    J Hum Hypertens 14:825-30. 2000
    ..Journal of Human Hypertension (2000) 14, 825-830..
  74. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up of right atrial ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation:
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:37-43. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the impact on quality of life of a new ablative approach to the right atrium in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  75. ncbi request reprint Effects of atorvastatin 80 mg daily early after onset of unstable angina pectoris or non-Q-wave myocardial infarction
    Furio Colivicchi
    Division of Cardiology, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 90:872-4. 2002
  76. doi request reprint Differences between diabetic and non-diabetic hypertensive patients with first acute non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and predictors of in-hospital complications
    Furio Colivicchi
    Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, Ospedale S Filippo Neri, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:267-72. 2008
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  77. doi request reprint Dual-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators reduce clinical adverse events related to atrial fibrillation when compared with single-chamber defibrillators: a subanalysis of the DATAS trial
    Renato Pietro Ricci
    Heart Diseases Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    Europace 11:587-93. 2009
    ..single-chamber defibrillators on atrial fibrillation (AF) occurrence and AF-related clinical events in patients with Class I indication for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and no indication for dual-chamber pacing...
  78. ncbi request reprint N-3 Fatty acids for the prevention of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass surgery: a randomized, controlled trial
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:1723-8. 2005
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Atrial tachyarrhythmias and cardiac resynchronisation therapy: clinical and therapeutic implications
    Carlo Lavalle
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Heart 96:1174-8. 2010
    ..Furthermore, modern implantable pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators are provided with diagnostic algorithms which allow a better understanding of the AF burden...
  80. ncbi request reprint Recovery of cardiac function after ablation of atrial tachycardia arising from the tricuspid annulus
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:652-7. 2005
    ..The arrhythmia was successfully treated with transcatheter ablation. In the follow-up no recurrences of the arrhythmia occurred and a significant improvement in myocardial function was observed...
  81. ncbi request reprint [Atrioventricular asynchrony and pacing]
    Lanfranco Antonini
    Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiovascolari, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Roma
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 11:28-34. 2010
    ..All described asynchronies can be eliminated by sequential pacing with programmed synchronous atrioventricular delay...
  82. doi request reprint Prospective multicentre systematic guideline-based management of patients referred to the Syncope Units of general hospitals
    Michele Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Arrhythmologic Centre, Ospedali del Tigullio, Via don Bobbio 24, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 12:109-18. 2010
    ..Although an organizational model for syncope management facilities was proposed in the 2004 guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), its implementation in clinical practice and its effectiveness are largely unknown...
  83. 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...
  84. doi request reprint Time-domain and morphological analysis of the P wave. Part II: effects of atrial pacing on P-wave features
    Frederica Censi
    Department of Technologies and Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 31:935-42. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to compare time-domain and morphological descriptors of paced and spontaneous P wave in patients prone to atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  85. ncbi request reprint Structure, production and function of erythropoietin: implications for therapeutical use in cardiovascular disease
    D Mocini
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Department, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Curr Med Chem 14:2278-87. 2007
    ..Acute coronary syndrome, extracorporeal circulation and percutaneous coronary intervention are potential fields of application for tissue protective EPO activity to reduce myocardial damage, increase cardiac function ad improve outcome...
  86. pmc Expression of p21 in SV40 large T antigen positive human pleural mesothelioma: relationship with survival
    A Baldi
    Laboratory C, Department for the Development of Therapeutical Programs, Center for Experimental Research, Regina Elena Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy
    Thorax 57:353-6. 2002
    ..The ability of SV40 oncoproteins to inactivate p53 and retinoblastoma tumour suppressor proteins has been proposed as an important step in the pathogenesis of human mesothelioma...
  87. doi request reprint Long-term patient acceptance of and satisfaction with implanted device remote monitoring
    Renato Pietro Ricci
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, Rome 00135, Italy
    Europace 12:674-9. 2010
    ....
  88. doi request reprint Remote control of implanted devices through Home Monitoring technology improves detection and clinical management of atrial fibrillation
    Renato Pietro Ricci
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti, 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    Europace 11:54-61. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of Home Monitoring (HM) technology on detection and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Left atrial ablation versus biatrial ablation for persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation: a prospective and randomized study
    Leonardo Calo
    Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Casilino, ASL RM B, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 47:2504-12. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare--in patients with persistent and permanent atrial fibrillation (AF)--the efficacy and safety of left atrial ablation with that of a biatrial approach...
  90. ncbi request reprint Electropharmacological effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on atrial fibrillation termination. Part I: Molecular and ionic fundamentals of antiarrhythmic drug actions
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:430-41. 2003
    ..In part I of the review we try to give a unified vision of the old models and new concepts about the molecular and ionic fundamentals of antiarrhythmic drug actions...
  91. ncbi request reprint Electropharmacological effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on atrial fibrillation termination. Part II: New insights into the electrophysiological mechanisms of atrial fibrillation termination
    Leonardo Calo
    Department of Cardiac Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:442-7. 2003
    ....
  92. doi request reprint Pain perception during esophageal warming due to radiofrequency catheter ablation in the left atrium
    Marco Galeazzi
    Dipartimento Cardiovascolare, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, 00135 Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 27:109-15. 2010
    ..Such a procedure in awake patients is often linked to the development of visceral pain and esophageal warming. As a consequence, potentially dangerous complications have been described...
  93. 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...
  94. ncbi request reprint Doppler myocardial imaging to evaluate the effectiveness of pacing sites in patients receiving biventricular pacing
    Gerardo Ansalone
    Department of Heart Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:489-99. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to compare the efficacy of biventricular pacing (BIV) at the most delayed wall of the left ventricle (LV) and at other LV walls...
  95. ncbi request reprint Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring early after acute myocardial infarction: development of a new prognostic index
    Lanfranco Antonini
    Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Anneo Lucano 26, 00136 Rome, Italy
    Blood Press Monit 12:69-74. 2007
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the possible role of a prognostic index based on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in a large cohort of patients with recent myocardial infarction...
  96. ncbi request reprint [The digitalis: should we forget it?]
    Salvatore Greco
    Dipartimento di Malattie Cardiache, Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Roma
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 9:482-90. 2008
    ..5-0.9 ng/ml. In conclusion, digitalis should still be considered effective for the treatment of heart failure; therefore prescription modality as well as the range of normal values of digoxinemia should be updated...
  97. doi request reprint Home monitoring remote control of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator patients in clinical practice: impact on medical management and health-care resource utilization
    Renato Pietro Ricci
    Department of Cardiovascular Disease, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Via Martinotti 20, 00135 Rome, Italy
    Europace 10:164-70. 2008
    ..To evaluate the impact of Home Monitoringtrade mark(HM) remote control on patient medical treatment and on health-care resource utilization...
  98. doi request reprint Strain rate analysis and levosimendan improve detection of myocardial viability by dobutamine echocardiography in patients with post-infarction left ventricular dysfunction: a pilot study
    Cinzia Cianfrocca
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 21:1068-74. 2008
    ....
  99. doi request reprint Management of syncope: clinical and economic impact of a Syncope Unit
    Fabrizio Ammirati
    Department of Cardiology, G B Grassi Hospital, Via Passeroni 28, Ostia Lido, Roma, Italy
    Europace 10:471-6. 2008
    ..Aim of this observational study is to evaluate the clinical performance of a Syncope Unit, in order to assess whether the implemented organization really improves syncope management...
  100. doi request reprint Full-dose atorvastatin versus conventional medical therapy after non-ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction in patients with advanced non-revascularisable coronary artery disease
    Furio Colivicchi
    Cardiology Division, Cardiovascular Department, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Curr Med Res Opin 26:1277-84. 2010
    ....