Vitantonio Di Bello

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pisa
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Advantages of real time three-dimensional echocardiography in the assessment of right ventricular volumes and function in patients with pulmonary hypertension compared with conventional two-dimensional echocardiography
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 30:820-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint New echocardiographic techniques in the evaluation of left ventricular function in obesity
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:881-92. 2013
  3. pmc Non invasive evaluation of cardiomechanics in patients undergoing MitrClip procedure
    Fabio Guarracino
    Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, 56123, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:13. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Early left ventricular mechanics abnormalities in prehypertension: a two-dimensional strain echocardiography study
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 23:405-12. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Myocardial function in severe aortic stenosis before and after aortic valve replacement: a Doppler tissue imaging study
    Davide Giorgi
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:8-14. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessment of myocardial perfusion with intravenous contrast echocardiography: comparison with (99) Tc-tetrofosmin single photon emission computed tomography and dobutamine echocardiography
    Caterina Palagi
    Cardiothoracic Department, Pisa University, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 20:37-45. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of residual viability by enoximone echocardiography in patients with previous myocardial infarction correlation with positron emission tomographic studies and functional follow-up
    Fei Lu
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 27:544-51. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Early textural and functional alterations of left ventricular myocardium in mild hypothyroidism
    Fabrizio Aghini-Lombardi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:3-9. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Early impairment of left ventricular function in hypercholesterolemia and its reversibility after short term treatment with rosuvastatin A preliminary echocardiographic study
    Enrica Talini
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 197:346-54. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Acute improvement in arterial-ventricular coupling after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (CoreValve) in patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Imaging Laboratory, Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2 Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:79-87. 2012

Detail Information

Publications48

  1. doi request reprint Advantages of real time three-dimensional echocardiography in the assessment of right ventricular volumes and function in patients with pulmonary hypertension compared with conventional two-dimensional echocardiography
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 30:820-8. 2013
    ....
  2. doi request reprint New echocardiographic techniques in the evaluation of left ventricular function in obesity
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:881-92. 2013
    ..Obesity has reached global epidemic proportions and is associated with numerous comorbidities, including major cardiovascular (CV) diseases...
  3. pmc Non invasive evaluation of cardiomechanics in patients undergoing MitrClip procedure
    Fabio Guarracino
    Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, Via Paradisa 2, 56123, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 11:13. 2013
    ..Few data are present in literature about the variation of hemodynamic parameters and ventricular coupling after Mitraclip implantation...
  4. doi request reprint Early left ventricular mechanics abnormalities in prehypertension: a two-dimensional strain echocardiography study
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 23:405-12. 2010
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Myocardial function in severe aortic stenosis before and after aortic valve replacement: a Doppler tissue imaging study
    Davide Giorgi
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 18:8-14. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the value of Pulsed-wave Doppler tissue imaging (DTI) in assessing diastolic and systolic function in patients with severe aortic value stenosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Assessment of myocardial perfusion with intravenous contrast echocardiography: comparison with (99) Tc-tetrofosmin single photon emission computed tomography and dobutamine echocardiography
    Caterina Palagi
    Cardiothoracic Department, Pisa University, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 20:37-45. 2003
    ..This method has a limited sensitivity but a high specificity in detecting SPECT perfusion defects, and a good sensitivity but a limited specificity in detecting contractile reserve...
  7. doi request reprint Assessment of residual viability by enoximone echocardiography in patients with previous myocardial infarction correlation with positron emission tomographic studies and functional follow-up
    Fei Lu
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 27:544-51. 2010
    ..Findings obtained during EE were compared with those acquired by myocardial uptake of fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and functional follow-up results...
  8. ncbi request reprint Early textural and functional alterations of left ventricular myocardium in mild hypothyroidism
    Fabrizio Aghini-Lombardi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:3-9. 2006
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Early impairment of left ventricular function in hypercholesterolemia and its reversibility after short term treatment with rosuvastatin A preliminary echocardiographic study
    Enrica Talini
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    Atherosclerosis 197:346-54. 2008
    ..We evaluated left ventricular function using echocardiography and the effect of treatment with rosuvastatin in a group of patients with primary hypercholesterolemia...
  10. doi request reprint Acute improvement in arterial-ventricular coupling after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (CoreValve) in patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Imaging Laboratory, Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2 Cisanello, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:79-87. 2012
    ..Further follow-up investigations are needed to evaluate these results in a more prolonged time observation...
  11. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular hypertrophy and its regression in essential arterial hypertension. A tissue Doppler imaging study
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 17:882-90. 2004
    ..With regard to this, more extensive randomized studies are needed to evaluate the effect of different pharmacologic treatments (calcium antagonists, beta-blockers, angiotensin I and II inhibitors) on TDI parameters...
  12. ncbi request reprint A multiparametric clinical and echocardiographic score to risk stratify patients with chronic systolic heart failure: derivation and testing
    Paolo Fontanive
    Cardiovascular Diseases Unit 2, Cisanello Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 30:1172-9. 2013
    ..2%). All-cause mortality significantly increased with increasing score both in the derivation and in the testing cohort (P < 0.0001). In conclusion, this multiparametric score is able to predict mortality in chronic systolic HF. ..
  13. doi request reprint Prevalence of left ventricular hypertrophy and determinants of left ventricular mass in obese women
    Guido Salvetti
    Obesity Centre at the Endocrinology Unit, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    High Blood Press Cardiovasc Prev 19:33-9. 2012
    ..Obesity is frequently associated with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), a condition leading to an increased cardiovascular risk...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of bariatric surgery on early myocardial alterations in adult severely obese subjects
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Cardiology 109:241-8. 2008
    ..Aim of this study was to investigate the effect of weight loss on structural and functional myocardial alterations in severely obese subjects treated with bariatric surgery...
  15. doi request reprint The incremental value of valvuloarterial impedance in evaluating the results of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in symptomatic aortic stenosis
    Cristina Giannini
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:444-53. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the acute improvement of left ventricular performance in patients with symptomatic aortic stenosis after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using Z(va)...
  16. doi request reprint Carotid intima-media thickness in asymptomatic patients with arterial hypertension without clinical cardiovascular disease: relation with left ventricular geometry and mass and coexisting risk factors
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Angiology 60:705-13. 2009
    ..Altered patterns of LV geometry and carotid structural changes occur in many patients with essential hypertension. LVH or carotid remodeling are greater in elderly, in patients with higher systolic BP and with associated CV risk factors...
  17. doi request reprint Systemic hypertension and the right-sided cardiovascular system: a review of the available evidence
    Roberto Pedrinelli
    Dipartimento Cardio Toracico e Vascolare, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:115-21. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Early impairment of myocardial blood flow reserve in men with essential hypertension: a quantitative myocardial contrast echocardiography study
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Via Paradisa 2, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 17:1037-43. 2004
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular function in normotensive young adults with well-controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus
    Andrea Di Cori
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 99:84-90. 2007
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  20. ncbi request reprint Right ventricular dysfunction in early systemic hypertension: a tissue Doppler imaging study in patients with high-normal and mildly increased arterial blood pressure
    Roberto Pedrinelli
    Dipartimento Cardio Toracico e Vascolare and Endocrinologia e Metabolismo, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Hypertens 28:615-21. 2010
    ..To analyze the relationship between increasing systemic blood pressure (BP) and right ventricular (RV) function...
  21. ncbi request reprint Severe aortic stenosis and myocardial function: diagnostic and prognostic usefulness of ultrasonic integrated backscatter analysis
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    Circulation 110:849-55. 2004
    ..Patients with aortic stenosis (AS) were carefully selected in the Department of Cardiology...
  22. doi request reprint Comparison of exercise electrocardiography, technetium-99m sestamibi single photon emission computed tomography, and dobutamine and dipyridamole echocardiography for detection of coronary artery disease in hypertensive women
    Chunzeng Lu
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 105:1254-60. 2010
    ..Both exercise ECG and MIBI scanning had fare sensitivity; however, our findings limit the usefulness of these 2 tests in unselected patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Incremental value of ultrasonic tissue characterization (backscatter) in the evaluation of left ventricular myocardial structure and mechanics in essential arterial hypertension
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Circulation 107:74-80. 2003
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for development of coronary heart disease in patients with acromegaly: a five-year prospective study
    Fausto Bogazzi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Ospedale Cisanello, Via Paradisa 2, 56124, Pisa, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:4271-7. 2007
    ..Data on coronary heart disease (CHD) are scanty and matter of argument in acromegalic patients...
  25. doi request reprint Plasma N-terminal protype-B natriuretic peptide and restrictive mitral flow to risk-stratify patients with stage B heart failure
    Frank L Dini
    Cardiovascular Diseases Unit 2, Santa Chiara Hospital, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 32:711-7. 2009
    ..This study investigated the role of plasma N-terminal protype-B natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and Doppler-echo parameters of diastolic and systolic function for risk stratification in stage B HF patients...
  26. doi request reprint New echocardiographic techniques in the evaluation of left ventricular mechanics in subclinical thyroid dysfunction
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 26:711-9. 2009
    ..In subclinical hyperthyroidism, these new ultrasonic techniques permitted to discover more complex and different early cardiac abnormalities of both systolic and diastolic phases...
  27. doi request reprint Ultrasound assessment of the force-frequency relationship from the law of conservation of momentum in patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    Frank Lloyd Dini
    Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 39:585-91. 2013
    ..75; 95% confidence interval, 0.55-94.0). The evaluation of the LVF using Doppler is an alternative method for the assessment of FFR during stress echocardiography in patients with LV dysfunction...
  28. ncbi request reprint New echocardiographic technologies in the clinical management of hypertensive heart disease
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:997-1006. 2007
    ..This review shows the advancement of high-tech ultrasound applied to hypertensive heart disease, pointing out limitations and incremental potentialities in comparison with conventional echocardiography...
  29. doi request reprint Role of intraoperative electrical parameters in predicting reverse remodelling after cardiac resynchronization therapy and correlation with interventricular mechanical dyssynchrony
    Giulio Zucchelli
    Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana, Pisa, Italy
    Europace 12:1453-9. 2010
    ..We aimed to investigate whether intraoperative electrical parameters (IEP) were predictive factors of LV reverse remodelling and were correlated with mechanical dyssynchrony indexes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic acute myocardial infarction in a cardiac transplant recipient successfully treated with primary coronary angioplasty: evidence of prognostic importance of chest pain after cardiac transplantation
    Andrea Di Cori
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 24:1146-9. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint Improvement of intrinsic myocardial contractility and cardiac fibrosis degree in acromegalic patients treated with somatostatin analogues: a prospective study
    Fausto Bogazzi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 62:590-6. 2005
    ..Acromegalic patients have increased left ventricular (LV) mass (M) and impaired diastolic function...
  32. doi request reprint Patterns of left ventricular remodeling in chronic heart failure: prevalence and prognostic implications
    Frank Lloyd Dini
    Unità Operativa Cardiologia Universitaria 1, Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am Heart J 161:1088-95. 2011
    ..We sought to assess the prognostic value of the combination of increased LV mass with a disproportion between wall thickness and internal diameter...
  33. doi request reprint Early left ventricular longitudinal systolic dysfunction and cardiovascular risk factors in 1,371 asymptomatic subjects with normal ejection fraction: a tissue Doppler study
    Giovanni Di Salvo
    Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Echocardiography 28:268-75. 2011
    ..Aim: To evaluate the ability of TDI in detecting early longitudinal ventricular dysfunction in asymptomatic subjects, with LV ejection fraction >55%, normal diastolic function, and its relationship with CV risk factors...
  34. doi request reprint Left ventricular reverse remodeling in percutaneous and surgical aortic bioprostheses: an echocardiographic study
    Cristina Giannini
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 24:28-36. 2011
    ..The main objective of this study was the comparison of LV hemodynamic and structural modifications (reverse remodeling) between percutaneous and surgical approaches in the treatment of severe aortic stenosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular remodeling after primary coronary angioplasty in patients treated with abciximab or intracoronary adenosine
    Anna S Petronio
    Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am Heart J 150:1015. 2005
    ..Our aim was to evaluate the impact of abciximab and adenosine on immediate angiographic results and on 6-month left ventricular remodeling...
  36. ncbi request reprint Obesity cardiomyopathy: is it a reality? An ultrasonic tissue characterization study
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 19:1063-71. 2006
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  37. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of cardiac hypertophy without detectable signs of fibrosis in patients with untreated active acromegaly: an in vivo study using magnetic resonance imaging
    Fausto Bogazzi
    Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 68:361-8. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the proportion of LV hypertrophy and the presence of fibrosis in acromegalic cardiomyopathy in vivo using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mechanical prevention of distal embolization during primary angioplasty: safety, feasibility, and impact on myocardial reperfusion
    Ugo Limbruno
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Circulation 108:171-6. 2003
    ..We tested the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of the FilterWire-Ex (FW), a distal embolic protection device, as an adjunct to primary PCI...
  39. doi request reprint Integrated reverse left and right ventricular remodelling after MitraClip implantation in functional mitral regurgitation: an echocardiographic study
    Cristina Giannini
    Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 15:95-103. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate the changes of left and right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function after MitraClip implantation in high-risk surgical patients with severe functional mitral regurgitation (MR)...
  40. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography during MitraClip® procedure
    Fabio Guarracino
    From the Department of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa and Departments of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, and Cardiac Surgery, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy
    Anesth Analg 118:1188-96. 2014
    ..Cardiac anesthesiologists may provide assistance to interventional cardiologists during the procedure itself in addition to their anesthetic-related tasks. ..
  41. ncbi request reprint Excess aldosterone is associated with alterations of myocardial texture in primary aldosteronism
    Gian Paolo Rossi
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    Hypertension 40:23-7. 2002
    ..PA is associated with alterations of myocardial textures that suggest increased collagen deposition and that can explain both the dependence of LV diastolic filling from presystole and the prolongation of the PQ interval...
  42. doi request reprint Early left ventricular structural myocardial alterations and their relationship with functional and electrical properties of the heart in myotonic dystrophy type 1
    Andrea Di Cori
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 22:1173-9. 2009
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  43. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of intravenous myocardial contrast echoardiography in the early left ventricular remodeling in acute myocardial infarction
    Giovanna Mengozzi
    Cardiothoracic Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 90:713-9. 2002
    ..0001). Thus, IMCE seems to be an important diagnostic tool, able to predict LV remodeling in patients with AMI...
  44. ncbi request reprint Alpha-adducin and angiotensin-converting enzyme polymorphisms in hypertension: evidence for a joint influence on albuminuria
    Roberto Pedrinelli
    Dipartimento Cardio Toracico, Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    J Hypertens 24:931-7. 2006
    ..The angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) insertion/deletion (ID) polymorphism was also evaluated because of its interactive potential with the ADD1 genotype...
  45. doi request reprint Inflammatory markers and cardiac function in acute coronary syndrome: difference in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and in non-STEMI models
    Rossella Di Stefano
    Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Department, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Biomed Pharmacother 63:773-80. 2009
    ..No studies have been addressed to the differences in inflammation kinetics between ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)...
  46. doi request reprint Arterial stiffness changes in patients with cardiovascular risk factors but normal carotid intima-media thickness
    Moemen Mohammed
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:622-8. 2013
    ..We aimed to evaluate, through an Echotracking system, the functional changes of carotid arteries with relation to the amount of cardiovascular risk factors in patients without structural atherosclerotic damage...
  47. ncbi request reprint The informative contribution of the "virtual medical visit" in a new heart failure telemedicine integrated system
    Maria Francesca Romano
    1 Institute of Economics, Sant Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
    Telemed J E Health 20:508-21. 2014
    ..Combining patient information with instrumental parameters, it is possible to achieve a more correct automatic classification of health status of heart failure patients. ..
  48. ncbi request reprint The role of quantitative myocardial contrast echocardiography in the study of coronary microcirculation in athlete's heart
    Vitantonio Di Bello
    Cardiac and Thoracic Department, University of Pisa, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:678-85. 2002
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