Pasquale Santangeli

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Meta-analysis: age and effectiveness of prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 153:592-9. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with mild heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 32:125-35. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Outcome of invasive electrophysiological procedures and gender: are males and females the same?
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:605-12. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of electroanatomic abnormalities in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:632-8. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Imaging of scar in patients with ventricular arrhythmias of right ventricular origin: cardiac magnetic resonance versus electroanatomic mapping
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1359-66. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Left ventricular ejection fraction for the risk stratification of sudden cardiac death: friend or foe?
    P Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Arrhythmia Department, Institute of Cardiology, University of Milan, IRCCS Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milan, Italy
    Intern Med J 41:55-60. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Gender differences in clinical outcome and primary prevention defibrillator benefit in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 7:876-82. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Usefulness of statins in preventing atrial fibrillation in patients with permanent pacemaker: a systematic review
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Europace 12:649-54. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive and antiviral treatment of inflammatory cardiomyopathy
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Cardiovascular Department, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov 4:88-97. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute left atrial thrombosis during anticoagulant therapy in a patient with antithrombin deficiency
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 63:635-7. 2008

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Publications62

  1. doi request reprint Meta-analysis: age and effectiveness of prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Ann Intern Med 153:592-9. 2010
    ..Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for the primary prevention of sudden cardiac death have been proven effective in several clinical trials...
  2. doi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with mild heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 32:125-35. 2011
    ..Our objective is to summarize the available evidence on the effects of CRT in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic (NYHA I-II) heart failure patients...
  3. doi request reprint Outcome of invasive electrophysiological procedures and gender: are males and females the same?
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:605-12. 2011
    ..On the other hand, the clinical outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy seems to be more favorable in women, who experience a greater degree of reverse left ventricular remodeling...
  4. doi request reprint Noninvasive diagnosis of electroanatomic abnormalities in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 3:632-8. 2010
    ..We tested the association between noninvasive diagnostic criteria for ARVC and the presence of low-voltage areas (LVAs) detected at electroanatomic voltage mapping (EAM)...
  5. doi request reprint Imaging of scar in patients with ventricular arrhythmias of right ventricular origin: cardiac magnetic resonance versus electroanatomic mapping
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1359-66. 2011
    ..Recently, electroanatomic mapping (EAM) has been shown to reliably detect scars corresponding to different cardiomyopathic substrates. We compared LGE with EAM for the detection of scar in patients with arrhythmias of RV origin...
  6. doi request reprint Left ventricular ejection fraction for the risk stratification of sudden cardiac death: friend or foe?
    P Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome Arrhythmia Department, Institute of Cardiology, University of Milan, IRCCS Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Milan, Italy
    Intern Med J 41:55-60. 2011
    ..The aim of this viewpoint is to critically revise the value of ejection fraction in the identification of patients at risk of sudden cardiac death...
  7. doi request reprint Gender differences in clinical outcome and primary prevention defibrillator benefit in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 7:876-82. 2010
    ..Women are underrepresented in primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) trials, and data on the benefit of ICD therapy in this subgroup are controversial...
  8. doi request reprint Usefulness of statins in preventing atrial fibrillation in patients with permanent pacemaker: a systematic review
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo A Gemelli, 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Europace 12:649-54. 2010
    ..Basing on our findings, a randomized clinical trial with a proper design to evaluate the utility of statins in preventing AF in these patients is warranted...
  9. ncbi request reprint Immunosuppressive and antiviral treatment of inflammatory cardiomyopathy
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Cardiovascular Department, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy
    Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov 4:88-97. 2009
    ..The present review summarizes the recent advances in the diagnosis and risk stratification of ICMP, and reviews patents and treatment options for these patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Acute left atrial thrombosis during anticoagulant therapy in a patient with antithrombin deficiency
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Acta Cardiol 63:635-7. 2008
    ..After 1 month of follow-up the patient underwent TEE which showed a dramatic reduction of the left atrial thrombosis. Our patient is doing well and is continuing life-long anticoagulant therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Ventricular late potentials: a critical overview and current applications
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 00168 Roma, Italy
    J Electrocardiol 41:318-24. 2008
    ..Ventricular late potentials (VLPs) represent delayed conduction through a diseased myocardium and consist of the presence of electrical activity after the end of the standard QRS. The VLPs are potential substrates for reentry VT...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of metabolic syndrome on procedural outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing catheter ablation
    Sanghamitra Mohanty
    St David s Medical Center, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 59:1295-301. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate impact of metabolic syndrome (MS) on outcomes of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) in terms of recurrence and quality of life (QoL)...
  13. doi request reprint Endo-epicardial homogenization of the scar versus limited substrate ablation for the treatment of electrical storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:132-41. 2012
    ..This study investigated the impact on recurrences of 2 different substrate approaches for the treatment of these arrhythmias...
  14. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in octogenarians: safety and outcomes
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:687-93. 2012
    ..We report the safety and outcomes of RFCA of AF in octogenarians...
  15. doi request reprint Correlation between signal-averaged ECG and the histologic evaluation of the myocardial substrate in right ventricular outflow tract arrhythmias
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:475-83. 2012
    ..We tested the association between SAECG and the myocardial substrate underlying RVOT-VAs...
  16. doi request reprint Identifying the relationship between the non-PV triggers and the critical CFAE sites post-PVAI to curtail the extent of atrial ablation in longstanding persistent AF
    Claude S Elayi
    University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 22:1199-205. 2011
    ..The mechanism underlying the clinical benefit of CFAE ablation remains, however, poorly understood...
  17. doi request reprint Ablation of atrial fibrillation under therapeutic warfarin reduces periprocedural complications: evidence from a meta-analysis
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:302-11. 2012
    ..We systematically reviewed the available evidence on the impact of CW compared with DW on periprocedural complications of AF catheter ablation...
  18. doi request reprint Fragmented and delayed electrograms within fibrofatty scar predict arrhythmic events in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: results from a prospective risk stratification study
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    Heart Rhythm 9:1200-6. 2012
    ..Islets of myocytes within fibrofatty scars represent the substrate for reentrant ventricular arrhythmias in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). Electroanatomic mapping can reliably identify such areas...
  19. doi request reprint Intraprocedural and long-term incomplete occlusion of the left atrial appendage following placement of the WATCHMAN device: a single center experience
    Rong Bai
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:455-61. 2012
    ..However, the incidence and evolution of incomplete occlusion of the LAA during and after placement of the WATCHMAN device has not been reported...
  20. doi request reprint Drug-refractory ventricular tachycardias after myocarditis: endocardial and epicardial radiofrequency catheter ablation
    Antonio Dello Russo
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 5:492-8. 2012
    ..Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a significant therapeutic challenge in patients with myocarditis. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of VT in patients with myocarditis...
  21. doi request reprint "Near-zero" fluoroscopic exposure in supraventricular arrhythmia ablation using the EnSite NavX™ mapping system: personal experience and review of the literature
    Michela Casella
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 31:109-18. 2011
    ..We aim to demonstrate the feasibility and safety of such an approach in young and middle-aged patients...
  22. doi request reprint Transseptal access and atrial fibrillation ablation guided by intracardiac echocardiography in patients with atrial septal closure devices
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:1669-75. 2011
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  23. doi request reprint Quality of life and patient-centered outcomes following atrial fibrillation ablation: short- and long-term perspectives to improving care
    Sanghamitra Mohanty
    St David s Medical Center, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, TX, USA
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 10:889-900. 2012
    ..This article reviews all the information that has been contributed by prominent independent researchers over the last decade...
  24. doi request reprint Concealed cardiomyopathies in competitive athletes with ventricular arrhythmias and an apparently normal heart: role of cardiac electroanatomical mapping and biopsy
    Antonio Dello Russo
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 8:1915-22. 2011
    ..Three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping (EAM) has been demonstrated to reliably identify low-voltage areas that correspond to different cardiomyopathic substrates...
  25. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: long-term outcomes and mechanisms of arrhythmia recurrence
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 6:1089-94. 2013
    ..We determined the outcomes at the long-term follow-up of PV antrum isolation in these patients...
  26. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: state-of-the-art techniques and future perspectives
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 13:108-24. 2012
    ..This article will summarize the state-of-the art techniques for atrial fibrillation ablation, and will discuss the contribution of ongoing studies to the future of atrial fibrillation ablation...
  27. doi request reprint Safety and effectiveness of transvenous lead extraction in octogenarians
    Gemma Pelargonio
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 23:1103-8. 2012
    ..The safety and effectiveness of lead extraction in elderly patients has not been well evaluated. We report the safety and effectiveness of transvenous lead extraction in octogenarians...
  28. doi request reprint Reversible atrial gap junction remodeling during hypoxia/reoxygenation and ischemia: a possible arrhythmogenic substrate for atrial fibrillation
    Anna Severino
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Gen Physiol Biophys 31:439-48. 2012
    ..These alterations characterize several conditions and might contribute to the generation of an arrhythmogenic substrate leading to AF onset and/or maintenance...
  29. doi request reprint Does the left atrial appendage morphology correlate with the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation? Results from a multicenter study
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 60:531-8. 2012
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  30. doi request reprint Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: randomized controlled trials and registries, a look back and the view forward
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 31:69-80. 2011
    ..This article will provide an overview of AF ablation trials that have constituted the basis for current clinical practice and will discuss the contribution of ongoing studies and registries to the future of AF ablation...
  31. doi request reprint Usefulness of intracardiac echocardiography for the diagnosis of cardiovascular implantable electronic device-related endocarditis
    Maria Lucia Narducci
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 61:1398-405. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to compare transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) for the diagnosis of cardiac device-related endocarditis (CDI)...
  32. doi request reprint Atrial fibrillation and the risk of incident dementia: a meta-analysis
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    Heart Rhythm 9:1761-8. 2012
    ..However, epidemiologic studies exploring the association between AF and incident dementia have reported conflicting results...
  33. doi request reprint Role of tissue C-reactive protein in atrial cardiomyocytes of patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: pathogenetic implications
    Maria Lucia Narducci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Europace 13:1133-40. 2011
    ..We describe a novel and safe technique of atrial biopsy during AF radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) to investigate the role of atrial tissue inflammation...
  34. doi request reprint Predictors of impaired heart rate variability and clinical outcome in patients with acute myocardial infarction treated by primary angioplasty
    Claudio Larosa
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:76-80. 2008
    ..To investigate the determinants and prognostic value of heart rate variability (HRV) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  35. doi request reprint Periprocedural stroke and management of major bleeding complications in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: the impact of periprocedural therapeutic international normalized ratio
    Luigi Di Biase
    Executive Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, 1015 E 32th St, Suite 516, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Circulation 121:2550-6. 2010
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  36. doi request reprint Variant rs2200733 on chromosome 4q25 confers increased risk of atrial fibrillation: evidence from a meta-analysis
    Sanghamitra Mohanty
    St David s Medical Center, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 24:155-61. 2013
    ..We aimed to explore the association of rs2200733 with AF through a systematic review and meta-analysis...
  37. doi request reprint Results from a single-blind, randomized study comparing the impact of different ablation approaches on long-term procedure outcome in coexistent atrial fibrillation and flutter (APPROVAL)
    Sanghamitra Mohanty
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, 3000 N I 35, Ste 720, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Circulation 127:1853-60. 2013
    ..This study examined the impact of different ablation strategies on atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence and quality of life in coexistent AF and atrial flutter (AFL)...
  38. pmc Advances in catheter ablation: atrial fibrillation ablation in patients with mitral mechanical prosthetic valve
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Curr Cardiol Rev 8:362-7. 2012
    ..These data would encourage the adoption of RFCA of AF in MVR patients mostly by more experienced Institutions...
  39. doi request reprint How to ablate long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation?
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 28:26-35. 2013
    ..Several approaches with various outcomes have been described in the literature. The purpose of this review is to summarize the ablation approach that we developed at our institution...
  40. doi request reprint Rationale and design of the NO-PARTY trial: near-zero fluoroscopic exposure during catheter ablation of supraventricular arrhythmias in young patients
    Michela Casella
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Cardiol Young 22:539-46. 2012
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Examining the safety of amiodarone
    Pasquale Santangeli
    St David s Medical Center, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, Austin, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 11:191-214. 2012
    ..This article systematically reviews the published evidence on amiodarone versus placebo to examine its safety as an antiarrhythmic drug...
  42. doi request reprint Left atrial appendage: an underrecognized trigger site of atrial fibrillation
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Tex 78705, USA
    Circulation 122:109-18. 2010
    ..The left atrial appendage (LAA) is an underestimated site of initiation of atrial fibrillation. Here, we report the prevalence of triggers from the LAA and the best strategy for successful ablation...
  43. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of wide antral versus ostial pulmonary vein isolation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Riccardo Proietti
    Cardiology Department, Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:39-45. 2014
    ..The aims of this systematic review are to evaluate the relative merits of each technique with a pooled comparative analysis of efficacy and complications...
  44. doi request reprint Inflammatory markers in heart failure: hype or hope?
    Pio Cialdella
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:342-50. 2013
    ..Therefore, the binomial topic of heart failure and inflammation still has a number of fields not completely explored: our aim is to update current knowledge and future perspectives. ..
  45. doi request reprint Ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy: arrhythmia-free survival after endo-epicardial substrate based mapping and ablation
    Rong Bai
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX, USA
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 4:478-85. 2011
    ..We compared the long-term freedom from recurrent VAs by using endocardial-alone ablation versus endo-epicardial substrate-based ablation...
  46. doi request reprint Safety and outcomes of cryoablation for ventricular tachyarrhythmias: results from a multicenter experience
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:968-74. 2011
    ..Catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs) with cryoenergy has not been widely reported...
  47. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: safety and feasibility
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David Medical Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1036-42. 2010
    ..Management of ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is challenging...
  48. doi request reprint Prevalence and clinical significance of collateral findings detected by chest computed tomography in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation ablation
    Michela Casella
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy
    Europace 14:209-16. 2012
    ..Chest CT scans visualize organs other than the heart and collateral findings may be identified incidentally. Our study aims to assess the prevalence and clinical relevance of such collateral findings in patients undergoing AF ablation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Simultaneous assessment of contact pressure and local electrical coupling index using robotic navigation
    Antonio Dello Russo
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Centre, Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Via Parea 4, 20138, Milan, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 40:23-31. 2014
    ..Jude Medical, MN) has been validated as an indicator of tissue contact. We aimed at analyzing ECI behavior during radiofrequency (RF) pulses maintaining a stable contact through the robotic navigation contact system...
  50. doi request reprint The pharmaceutical pipeline for atrial fibrillation
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Ann Med 43:13-32. 2011
    ..In this article, we will focus on recent advances in antiarrhythmic therapy for AF, reviewing the possible clinical utility of novel antifibrillatory agents...
  51. doi request reprint General anesthesia reduces the prevalence of pulmonary vein reconnection during repeat ablation when compared with conscious sedation: results from a randomized study
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas 78705, USA
    Heart Rhythm 8:368-72. 2011
    ..Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation can be performed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation at the physician's preference...
  52. ncbi request reprint Novel agents for the acute conversion of atrial fibrillation: focus on vernakalant
    Pio Cialdella
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov 6:1-8. 2011
    ..This article will review the recent patents on this novel atrial-selective agent, discussing its mechanisms of action and possible clinical applications in the real-world practice...
  53. ncbi request reprint Does periprocedural anticoagulation management of atrial fibrillation affect the prevalence of silent thromboembolic lesion detected by diffusion cerebral magnetic resonance imaging in patients undergoing radiofrequency atrial fibrillation ablation with o
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital, New York, New York Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 11:791-8. 2014
    ..Silent cerebral ischemia (SCI) has been reported in 14% of cases after catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) with radiofrequency (RF) energy and discontinuation of warfarin before AF ablation procedures...
  54. doi request reprint Increased risk of myocardial infarction with dabigatran: fact or fiction?
    Ada F Giglio
    aInstitute of Cardiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy bStanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA cTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA dUniversity of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 15:19-26. 2014
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Visual, tactile, and contact force feedback: which one is more important for catheter ablation? Results from an in vitro experimental study
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Montefiore Hospital, New York, New York Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas Department of Cardiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 11:506-13. 2014
    ..During radiofrequency ablation, effective contact is crucial in determining lesions efficacy...
  56. doi request reprint Clinical and procedural outcome of patients implanted with a quadripolar left ventricular lead: early results of a prospective multicenter study
    Giovanni B Forleo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 9:1822-8. 2012
    ..Confirmation of these results by long-term observational studies is needed...
  57. doi request reprint [Catheter ablation as first-line therapy for atrial fibrillation: an analysis of available evidence]
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 14:12-8. 2013
    ..According to these results, catheter ablation could be considered as first-line therapy for patients with symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation without significant heart disease...
  58. doi request reprint Closed loop stimulation is effective in improving heart rate and blood pressure response to mental stress: report of a single-chamber pacemaker study in patients with chronotropic incompetent atrial fibrillation
    Riccardo Proietti
    Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Luigi Sacco Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:990-8. 2012
    ..To test its effectiveness, CLS and accelerometer sensor (AS) rate response were compared intraindividually during a mental stress test (MST)...
  59. pmc Atrial Fibrillation Ablation without Interruption of Anticoagulation
    Pasquale Santangeli
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St David s Medical Center, 1015 East 32nd Street, Suite 516, Austin, TX 78705, USA
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:837841. 2011
    ..Therefore, continuation of therapeutic warfarin during ablation of AF appears to be the best anticoagulation strategy. In this paper we summarize our experience with AF ablation without interruption of anticoagulation...
  60. ncbi request reprint Exercise-induced ST-segment elevation in patients with a recent acute myocardial infarction treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention
    Fabio Infusino
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 12:349-53. 2007
    ..To get insight in the mechanism of exercise-induced ST-segment elevation (STE) in patients with Q/QS waves at the electrocardiogram (ECG)...
  61. ncbi request reprint Endo-epicardial ablation of ventricular arrhythmias in the left ventricle with the Remote Magnetic Navigation System and the 3.5-mm open irrigated magnetic catheter: results from a large single-center case-control series
    Luigi Di Biase
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David Medical Center, Austin, Texas, USA
    Heart Rhythm 7:1029-35. 2010
    ..Remote magnetic navigation (RMN) has been reported as a feasible and safe mapping and ablation system for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). However, the reported success rates have been limited with the 4- and 8-mm catheter tips...
  62. doi request reprint Continuous positive airway pressure treatment in addition to optimal medical therapy for ventricular ectopy in a patient with heart failure and sleep-related breathing disorder
    Nicola Vitulano
    Department of Cardiology, Catholic University of Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:673-6. 2013
    ..This showed a considerable decrease in ventricular premature beats (VPBs) during the night, a better control of ventricular ectopy during the day and a better compliance with medical therapy. ..