Pierfrancesco Agostoni

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Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Acute myocardial infarction probably caused by paradoxical embolus in a pregnant woman
    P Agostoni
    Institute of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Heart 90:e12. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Radial versus femoral approach for percutaneous coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures; Systematic overview and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:349-56. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Is bare-metal stenting superior to balloon angioplasty for small vessel coronary artery disease? Evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:881-9. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis appraising high clopidogrel loading in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Marzia Lotrionte
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1199-206. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Enhanced plasma levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein increase circulating nuclear factor-kappa B activation in patients with unstable angina
    Luciano Cominacini
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:799-806. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Adjusted indirect meta-analysis of aspirin plus warfarin at international normalized ratios 2 to 3 versus aspirin plus clopidogrel after acute coronary syndromes
    Luca Testa
    Institute of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, and Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1637-42. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Ischemia induced by transesophageal atrial pacing stress echocardiography predicts long-term mortality
    Maurizio Anselmi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cardiology 111:111-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Safety of percutaneous left heart catheterization directly performed by cardiology fellows: a cohort analysis
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    University of Verona, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:248-52. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of oxidized-low-density lipoproteins are higher in patients with unstable angina and correlated with angiographic coronary complex plaques
    Maurizio Anselmi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 185:114-20. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term benefits of an early invasive management in acute coronary syndromes depend on intracoronary stenting and aggressive antiplatelet treatment: a metaregression
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 149:504-11. 2005

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Publications63

  1. pmc Acute myocardial infarction probably caused by paradoxical embolus in a pregnant woman
    P Agostoni
    Institute of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile Maggiore, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Heart 90:e12. 2004
    ..Pregnancy and factor V Leiden carriership are associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism and the association between PFO and atrial septal aneurysm is a strong risk factor for systemic embolisation...
  2. ncbi request reprint Radial versus femoral approach for percutaneous coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures; Systematic overview and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:349-56. 2004
    ..We sought to compare, through a meta-analytic process, the transradial and transfemoral approaches for coronary procedures in terms of clinical and procedural outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Is bare-metal stenting superior to balloon angioplasty for small vessel coronary artery disease? Evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:881-9. 2005
    ..To compare, by meta-analytical techniques, the clinical impact of bare-metal stenting vs. balloon angioplasty for the treatment of lesions in small coronary arteries...
  4. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis appraising high clopidogrel loading in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Marzia Lotrionte
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1199-206. 2007
    ..In conclusion, a high clopidogrel loading dose (>300 mg) significantly reduces early ischemic events in patients scheduled for percutaneous coronary intervention...
  5. ncbi request reprint Enhanced plasma levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein increase circulating nuclear factor-kappa B activation in patients with unstable angina
    Luciano Cominacini
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Internal Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:799-806. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Adjusted indirect meta-analysis of aspirin plus warfarin at international normalized ratios 2 to 3 versus aspirin plus clopidogrel after acute coronary syndromes
    Luca Testa
    Institute of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom, and Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:1637-42. 2007
    ..Allocating 100 patients to A+W (at international normalized ratio 2 to 3) with respect to A+C could prevent 17 thromboembolic strokes while causing 3 major bleeds...
  7. doi request reprint Ischemia induced by transesophageal atrial pacing stress echocardiography predicts long-term mortality
    Maurizio Anselmi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Cardiology 111:111-8. 2008
    ..It was the aim of this study to investigate the long-term value of transesophageal atrial pacing in predicting death in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease...
  8. ncbi request reprint Safety of percutaneous left heart catheterization directly performed by cardiology fellows: a cohort analysis
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    University of Verona, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 18:248-52. 2006
    ..Thus, we sought to identify possible risk factors for access site complications following cardiac catheterization procedures, with particular attention to the role of cardiology fellows...
  9. ncbi request reprint Plasma levels of oxidized-low-density lipoproteins are higher in patients with unstable angina and correlated with angiographic coronary complex plaques
    Maurizio Anselmi
    Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Cardiology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 185:114-20. 2006
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Long-term benefits of an early invasive management in acute coronary syndromes depend on intracoronary stenting and aggressive antiplatelet treatment: a metaregression
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 149:504-11. 2005
    ..We performed a metaregression to explore the impact of intracoronary stenting and aggressive antiplatelet treatment on the risk/benefit ratio of an early invasive approach...
  11. doi request reprint Long-term effect of chronic oral anticoagulation: focus on coronary artery disease
    Marzia Lotrionte
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Future Cardiol 5:259-71. 2009
    ..This review provides a succinct and updated appraisal of the long-term effects of chronic oral anticoagulation in the setting of coronary artery disease...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is vasopressin superior to adrenaline or placebo in the management of cardiac arrest? A meta-analysis
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Resuscitation 59:221-4. 2003
    ..Evidence in humans is still limited and confidence intervals estimates too wide to reliably confirm or disprove results obtained in experimental animal settings...
  13. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcome following aleatory implantation of paclitaxel-eluting or sirolimus-eluting stents in complex coronary lesions
    John Cosgrave
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus and San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:1663-8. 2005
    ..Overall, the 2 available stent platforms had similar performance characteristics...
  14. ncbi request reprint Incidence, predictors, and outcomes of coronary dissections left untreated after drug-eluting stent implantation
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology Unit, St Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:540-6. 2006
    ..However, their role after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation is still undescribed. We assessed incidence, predictors, and outcomes of residual dissections in DES-treated lesions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Two-by-two factorial comparison of high-bolus-dose tirofiban followed by standard infusion versus abciximab and sirolimus-eluting versus bare-metal stent implantation in patients with acute myocardial infarction: design and rationale for the MULTI-STRATEG
    Marco Valgimigli
    Cardiology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    Am Heart J 154:39-45. 2007
    ..Similarly, whether tirofiban administered at high-bolus dose (HBD) followed by standard infusion is a valuable alternative to abciximab in the setting of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction remains uncertain...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is late luminal loss an accurate predictor of the clinical effectiveness of drug-eluting stents in the coronary arteries?
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middleheim, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 97:603-5. 2006
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Increased late mortality after sirolimus-eluting stents versus bare-metal stents in diseased saphenous vein grafts: results from the randomized DELAYED RRISC Trial
    Paul Vermeersch
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:261-7. 2007
    ..We sought to provide long-term follow-up data of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) in saphenous vein grafts (SVG) from the RRISC (Reduction of Restenosis In Saphenous vein grafts with Cypher) trial...
  18. ncbi request reprint Benefits of clopidogrel in patients undergoing coronary stenting significantly depend on loading dose: evidence from a meta-regression
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Am Heart J 153:587-93. 2007
    ..We performed a systematic review and meta-regression of randomized clinical trials comparing clopidogrel versus ticlopidine, focusing on clopidogrel front-loading...
  19. ncbi request reprint Letter of comment on "Intracoronary nitroprusside for the prevention of the no-reflow phenomenon after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial" (Am
    Tom Vydt
    Am Heart J 153:e25; author reply e27. 2007
  20. ncbi request reprint Angiographic analysis of pattern of late luminal loss in sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stents
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:593-8. 2007
    ..Thus, late loss may not be a reliable marker of the true efficacy of these devices due to its complex and nongaussian distribution...
  21. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes following drug-eluting stent implantation in unprotected left main bifurcation lesions
    Lei Ge
    Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Shanghai 200032, China
    Chin Med J (Engl) 120:545-51. 2007
    ..The aim of the present report was to evaluate the long-term outcome following implantation of DES in unprotected LM bifurcation lesions...
  22. ncbi request reprint Acute coronary syndromes: an emphasis shift from treatment to prevention; and the enduring challenge of vulnerable plaque detection in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
    Marco Valgimigli
    Thoraxcentre, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:221-9. 2007
    ..Thus, a combination of several modalities will be important in the future to ensure a high sensitivity and specificity in detecting vulnerable plaques...
  23. ncbi request reprint Recurrent angina after coronary revascularization: a clinical challenge
    Antonio Abbate
    Division of Cardiology, West Hospital, Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Pauley Heart Center, 1200 E, Marshall Street, PO Box 980036, Richmond, VA 23298 0036, USA
    Eur Heart J 28:1057-65. 2007
    ..This review attempts to summarize the most common causes of recurrent chest pain after coronary revascularization, to analyse the possible diagnostic approaches, and to discuss the potential treatment modalities...
  24. ncbi request reprint Successful percutaneous treatment of an intraprocedural left main stent thrombosis with the support of an automatic mechanical chest compression device
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Int J Cardiol 124:e19-21. 2008
  25. ncbi request reprint Bifurcation stenting with a dedicated biolimus-eluting stent: X-ray visual enhancement of the final angiographic result with "StentBoost Subtract"
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 70:233-6. 2007
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Treatment of restenosis with a paclitaxel-coated balloon catheter
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    N Engl J Med 356:1071-2; author reply 1072-3. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint Engineering aspects of stents design and their translation into clinical practice
    Giuseppe Sangiorgi
    Ospedale San Raffaele, Via Olgettina 64, 20132 Milan, Italy
    Ann Ist Super Sanita 43:89-100. 2007
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Re: early decrease in coagulation activity after myocardial infarction is associated with lower risk of new ischaemic events: observations from the ESTEEM trial
    Luca Testa
    Eur Heart J 28:1782-3; author reply 1783. 2007
  29. ncbi request reprint Bare-metal versus drug-eluting coronary stents
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    N Engl J Med 358:2516-7; author reply 2517-8. 2008
  30. doi request reprint Comparison of angioplasty with infusion of tirofiban or abciximab and with implantation of sirolimus-eluting or uncoated stents for acute myocardial infarction: the MULTISTRATEGY randomized trial
    Marco Valgimigli
    Cardiovascular Institute, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
    JAMA 299:1788-99. 2008
    ..Similarly, the use of drug-eluting stents in this patient population is currently discouraged because of conflicting results on efficacy reported in randomized trials and safety concerns reported by registries...
  31. doi request reprint Revisiting the role of percutaneous revascularization versus medical therapy for later infarct-related artery occlusion (letter of comment on Ioannidis and Katritsis. Am Heart J. 2007;154:1065-71)
    Darryn Appleton
    Am Heart J 155:e41; author reply e43. 2008
  32. doi request reprint Survival and cardiac remodeling benefits in patients undergoing late percutaneous coronary intervention of the infarct-related artery: evidence from a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Antonio Abbate
    Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Pauley Heart Center, Richmond, Virginia 23298, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:956-64. 2008
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of early outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention for unprotected left main coronary artery disease in the drug-eluting stent era with versus without intravascular ultrasonic guidance
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 95:644-7. 2005
    ..The use of intravascular ultrasound, used in 41% of the procedures, was not associated with additional clinical benefit with respect to angiographic-assisted stent deployment...
  34. ncbi request reprint Targeted stent use in clinical practice based on evidence from the Basel Stent Cost Effectiveness Trial (BASKET)
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Eur Heart J 28:1912-3; author reply 1913. 2007
  35. ncbi request reprint Intravascular ultrasound comparison of sirolimus-eluting stent versus bare metal stent implantation in diseased saphenous vein grafts (from the RRISC [Reduction of Restenosis In Saphenous Vein Grafts With Cypher Sirolimus-Eluting Stent] trial)
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    Am J Cardiol 100:52-8. 2007
    ..The neointimal response to overlapping SES layers seems higher than to a single SES layer...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparable clinical outcomes with paclitaxel- and sirolimus-eluting stents in unrestricted contemporary practice
    John Cosgrave
    EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2320-8. 2007
    ..This study was designed to compare the outcomes of paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) and sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) in a contemporaneous cohort of real-world patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of the PROTECT-TIMI-30 trial
    Marco Valgimigli
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:729-30; author reply 730-1. 2007
  38. ncbi request reprint Keeping a high standard in quantitative analyses, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Eur Heart J 28:516-7; author reply 517-8. 2007
  39. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis of the studies assessing temporal changes in coronary plaque volume using intravascular ultrasound
    Gaston A Rodriguez-Granillo
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 99:5-10. 2007
    ..13 mm(3), 95% confidence interval -4.42 to 4.68, p = 0.96). In conclusion, statin therapy, particularly when achieving the target LDL level, appears to promote a significant regression of coronary plaque volume as measured by IVUS...
  40. ncbi request reprint Direct and indirect comparison meta-analysis demonstrates the superiority of sirolimus- versus paclitaxel-eluting stents across 5854 patients
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 114:104-5. 2007
    ..66 [0.52-0.84], p=0.0008 for target lesion revascularization). Indeed, such combination of direct and indirect comparisons should also be envisaged to soundly and timely appraise the next generation of drug-eluting stents...
  41. ncbi request reprint Letter regarding article by Mauri et al, "Late loss in lumen diameter and binary restenosis for drug-eluting stent comparison"
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Circulation 112:e358; author reply e358. 2005
  42. ncbi request reprint Should degenerated saphenous vein grafts routinely be sealed with drug-eluting stents?
    Paul Vermeersch
    The Department of Cardiology, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Interv Cardiol 18:467-73. 2005
    ..These devices are potentially the principal promise for the long-term successful sealing of vein graft disease; however, clear and definitive data coming from controlled trials are requested...
  43. ncbi request reprint In-vivo, cardiac-cycle related intimal displacement of coronary plaques assessed by 3-D ECG-gated intravascular ultrasound: exploring its correlate with tissue deformability identified by palpography
    Gaston A Rodriguez-Granillo
    Erasmus Medical Center, Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 22:147-52. 2006
    ..ECG-gated image acquisition of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has been shown to provide more accurate measurements at different phases of the cardiac cycle...
  44. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant vitamins and coronary disease
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    N Engl J Med 346:1092-3. 2002
  45. ncbi request reprint ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction: reperfusion at any cost?
    Antonio Abbate
    Eur Heart J 26:1813-5. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Validation of predictors of intraprocedural stent thrombosis in the drug-eluting stent era
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    St Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 95:1466-8. 2005
    ..Such results may provide useful information to guide prevention of this complication...
  47. ncbi request reprint Critical role of bare-metal stent controls in trials of drug-eluting stents
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Eur Heart J 26:1686-7; author reply 1687. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Adjusted indirect comparison of intracoronary drug-eluting stents: evidence from a metaanalysis of randomized bare-metal-stent-controlled trials
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Invasive Cardiology, San Raffaele Hospital, and EMO Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 100:119-23. 2005
    ..Drug-eluting stents (DES) have been recently investigated, with favorable data for many devices, but comparative data are lacking. We thus performed an adjusted indirect comparison metaanalysis of DES...
  49. ncbi request reprint Coronary stenting versus balloon angioplasty in small vessels
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:323-4; author reply 324-5. 2005
  50. ncbi request reprint Drawbacks of nonrandomized trials in acute coronary syndromes
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Am J Cardiol 97:151. 2006
  51. pmc Compliance with QUOROM and quality of reporting of overlapping meta-analyses on the role of acetylcysteine in the prevention of contrast associated nephropathy: case study
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Radiology Service, Policlinico San Donato, Via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Italy
    BMJ 332:202-9. 2006
    ..To appraise multiple systematic reviews on the same clinical topic, focusing on predictors and correlates of quality of reporting of meta-analysis (QUOROM) scores...
  52. ncbi request reprint Clinical effectiveness of bare-metal stenting compared with balloon angioplasty in total coronary occlusions: insights from a systematic overview of randomized trials in light of the drug-eluting stent era
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    S Raffaele Hospital, Vita e Salute University, Milan, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:682-9. 2006
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Acute and mid-term local vascular effects of compliant balloon inflation (GuardWire system) on saphenous vein bypass grafts: an angiographic analysis
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, AZ Middelheim, Lindendreef 1, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Int J Cardiol 120:227-31. 2007
    ..We thus evaluated the angiographic outcome of the vein graft segment where the compliant balloon of the GuardWire distal protection device was inflated during percutaneous interventions of diseased vein grafts...
  54. ncbi request reprint Randomized double-blind comparison of sirolimus-eluting stent versus bare-metal stent implantation in diseased saphenous vein grafts: six-month angiographic, intravascular ultrasound, and clinical follow-up of the RRISC Trial
    Paul Vermeersch
    Antwerp Cardiovascular Institute Middelheim, AZ Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2423-31. 2006
    ..We sought to compare, in a randomized fashion, sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) versus bare-metal stents (BMS) in saphenous vein grafts (SVGs)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Mastering the antegrade femoral artery access in patients with symptomatic lower limb ischemia: learning curve, complications, and technical tips and tricks
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Hemodynamics and Cardiovascular Interventions Service, Abano Terme Hospital, Abano Terme, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 68:835-42. 2006
    ..We appraised learning curve, complications, and technical aspects inherent in the adoption of antegrade approach...
  56. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic performance of multislice spiral computed tomography of coronary arteries as compared with conventional invasive coronary angiography: a meta-analysis
    Michele Hamon
    Department of Radiology of the University Hospital of Caen, Caen, Normandy, France
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:1896-910. 2006
    ..This study was designed to define the current role of multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) using a meta-analytic process...
  57. ncbi request reprint A systematic review and meta-analysis on the hazards of discontinuing or not adhering to aspirin among 50,279 patients at risk for coronary artery disease
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Interventional Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Corso Bramante 88 90, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:2667-74. 2006
    ..We thus undertook a systematic review to appraise the hazards inherent to aspirin withdrawal or non-compliance in subjects at risk for or with CAD...
  58. ncbi request reprint Dissimilar relevance given to diseases by medical literature, and the potential to create biases in the clinical decision-making process: the case of late stent thrombosis
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Int J Cardiol 114:E38-9. 2007
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Macroscopic assessment of porcine coronary vessel wall trauma after percutaneous cardiac catheterization and intervention
    Pierfrancesco Agostoni
    Int J Cardiol 113:E87-8. 2006
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Testing prospectively the effectiveness and safety of paclitaxel-eluting stents in over 1000 very high-risk patients: design, baseline characteristics, procedural data and in-hospital outcomes of the multicenter Taxus in Real-life Usage Evaluation (TRUE)
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Mediolanum Cardio Research, Milan, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 117:349-54. 2007
    ..Indeed, the TRUE Study, including as much as 115 ULM and 229 bifurcation interventions, should give important insights into the outcome of PES in such an unprecedented and challenging context...
  61. ncbi request reprint The drug-eluting stent dilemma: comparing the effectiveness of Cypher versus Taxus
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:2-4. 2006
  62. ncbi request reprint Comparison of ticlopidine vs. clopidogrel in addition to aspirin after paclitaxel-eluting stent implantation: insights from the TRUE (Taxusin Real-life Usage Evaluation) Study
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Int J Cardiol 108:406-7. 2006
    ..These findings thus support the overall safety and effectiveness of ticlopidine after DES implantation, and also confirm the increased risk of late thrombosis when premature withdrawal of thienopyridines occurs...
  63. ncbi request reprint Stenting versus surgical bypass grafting for coronary artery disease: systematic overview and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Giuseppe G L Biondi-Zoccai
    Istituto di Cardiologia Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Policlinico A Gemelli Largo A Gemelli, 8 00168 Roma
    Ital Heart J 4:271-80. 2003
    ..We thus undertook a systematic overview of the randomized trials comparing stenting vs CABG in coronary artery disease...