Cinzia Forleo

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Affiliation: University of Bari
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Head-up tilt testing for diagnosing vasovagal syncope: a meta-analysis
    Cinzia Forleo
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 168:27-35. 2013
  2. ncbi Beta1- and beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms affect susceptibility to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Cinzia Forleo
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:589-95. 2007
  3. ncbi Alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in hypertensive and normotensive offspring
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:316-21. 2006
  4. ncbi Independent role of reduced arterial baroreflex sensitivity during head-up tilt testing in predicting vasovagal syncope recurrence
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Europace 12:1149-55. 2010
  5. doi Endothelin system polymorphisms in tilt test-induced vasovagal syncope
    Sandro Sorrentino
    Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 19:347-54. 2009
  6. ncbi Lack of association between genetic polymorphisms affecting sympathetic activity and tilt-induced vasovagal syncope
    Sandro Sorrentino
    Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Auton Neurosci 155:98-103. 2010
  7. ncbi Ventricular repolarization dynamicity provides independent prognostic information toward major arrhythmic events in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:225-31. 2007
  8. ncbi Association of beta-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms and progression to heart failure in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Cinzia Forleo
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Am J Med 117:451-8. 2004
  9. ncbi Ventricular asynchrony predicts a better outcome in patients with chronic heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:65-9. 2005
  10. doi Nitrate-potentiated head-up tilt testing in older patients: outcomes, hemodynamic responses and prodrome recognition
    Pietro Guida
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, Bari, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1210-6. 2010

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Publications27

  1. ncbi Head-up tilt testing for diagnosing vasovagal syncope: a meta-analysis
    Cinzia Forleo
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 168:27-35. 2013
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing HUT outcome between patients with syncope of unknown origin and control subjects without previous syncope...
  2. ncbi Beta1- and beta2-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms affect susceptibility to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Cinzia Forleo
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:589-95. 2007
    ..We investigated whether functionally relevant polymorphisms within the genes encoding for these receptors indicate susceptibility to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  3. ncbi Alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms in hypertensive and normotensive offspring
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:316-21. 2006
    ..The present study aimed to verify whether these differences are associated with a different genotype distribution of functionally relevant polymorphisms of the alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptor (AR) genes...
  4. ncbi Independent role of reduced arterial baroreflex sensitivity during head-up tilt testing in predicting vasovagal syncope recurrence
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Europace 12:1149-55. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of arterial baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) at baseline and during head-up tilt testing (HUT) in predicting the recurrence of VVS...
  5. doi Endothelin system polymorphisms in tilt test-induced vasovagal syncope
    Sandro Sorrentino
    Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 19:347-54. 2009
    ..As the endothelin system participates in the regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis, the aim of this study was to analyse the role of these genetic variants in influencing tilt-induced vasovagal syncope...
  6. ncbi Lack of association between genetic polymorphisms affecting sympathetic activity and tilt-induced vasovagal syncope
    Sandro Sorrentino
    Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Auton Neurosci 155:98-103. 2010
    ..None of the considered polymorphisms influencing sympathetic activity is a major risk factor for vasovagal syncope in Italian patients...
  7. ncbi Ventricular repolarization dynamicity provides independent prognostic information toward major arrhythmic events in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 50:225-31. 2007
    ..The purpose of this work was to evaluate whether ventricular repolarization dynamicity predicts major arrhythmic events in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)...
  8. ncbi Association of beta-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms and progression to heart failure in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Cinzia Forleo
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Am J Med 117:451-8. 2004
    ..We assessed the effects of beta-adrenergic receptor variants on heart failure in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy...
  9. ncbi Ventricular asynchrony predicts a better outcome in patients with chronic heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:65-9. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the clinical benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can be prospectively predicted by means of the baseline evaluation of left ventricular asynchrony...
  10. doi Nitrate-potentiated head-up tilt testing in older patients: outcomes, hemodynamic responses and prodrome recognition
    Pietro Guida
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, Bari, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 33:1210-6. 2010
    ..To compare head-up tilt testing (HUT) outcomes and hemodynamic responses, and the prevalence and correlates of prodromes, in elderly and younger patients with suspected vasovagal syncope (VVS)...
  11. ncbi Independent and incremental prognostic value of endogenous ouabain in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:179-86. 2006
    ..This study provides the first evidence that circulating EO is a novel, independent and incremental marker that predicts the progression of heart failure...
  12. doi Clinical predictors of head-up tilt test outcome during the nitroglycerin phase
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 20:167-73. 2010
    ..Given the few data currently available, the aim of this study was to assess correlations between nitrate-induced HUT outcomes and the clinical characteristics of patients...
  13. doi Independent role of left ventricular global longitudinal strain in predicting prognosis of chronic heart failure patients
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Echocardiography 30:803-11. 2013
    ..To evaluate the independent prognostic role of two-dimensional (2D) strain measures reflecting global longitudinal left ventricular (LV) systolic function in outpatients affected by chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  14. doi Altered two-dimensional strain measures of the right ventricle in patients with Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:773-81. 2011
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  15. doi Prevalence, timing, and haemodynamic correlates of prodromes in patients with vasovagal syncope induced by head-up tilt test
    Pietro Guida
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Europace 11:1221-6. 2009
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  16. doi Impaired arterial baroreflex function before nitrate-induced vasovagal syncope during head-up tilt test
    Massimo Iacoviello
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Department, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124 Bari, Italy
    Europace 10:1170-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate arterial baroreflex control of heart rate immediately before head-up tilt test (HUT)-induced vasovagal syncope (VVS)...
  17. doi Endothelin system polymorphisms in tilt test-induced vasovagal syncope
    Sandro Sorrentino
    Cardiology Unit, Emergency and Organ Transplantation Dept, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, 70124, Bari, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 19:123-9. 2009
    ..As the endothelin system participates in the regulation of cardiovascular homeostasis, the aim of this study was to analyse the role of endothelin system polymorphisms in influencing tilt-induced vasovagal syncope...
  18. ncbi Incidence and prevalence of hypothyroidism in patients affected by chronic heart failure: role of amiodarone
    Vincenzo Triggiani
    Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets 12:86-94. 2012
    ..Furthermore, amiodarone, an iodine-containing antiarhythmic drug frequently used in CHF patients, is often the cause of primary hypothyroidism...
  19. ncbi QT-interval prolongation in right precordial leads: an additional electrocardiographic hallmark of Brugada syndrome
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1632-7. 2003
    ..e., right bundle branch block, coved-type ST-segment elevation, and T-wave inversion in the right precordial leads) is characterized by a concomitant lengthening of QT intervals in the right precordial leads...
  20. ncbi Allelic variants of natriuretic peptide receptor genes are associated with family history of hypertension and cardiovascular phenotype
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    J Hypertens 21:1491-6. 2003
    ..We evaluated the associations between a family history of hypertension, cardiovascular phenotype and allelic variants of Npr1 and Npr3, two candidate genes that codify for natriuretic peptide receptors...
  21. doi Reversibility of the endothelial dysfunction after CPAP therapy in OSAS patients
    Marco Matteo Ciccone
    Department of Cardiology, University of Bari, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 158:383-6. 2012
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  22. ncbi Shortened head-up tilting test guided by systolic pressure reductions in neurocardiogenic syncope
    Mariavittoria Pitzalis
    Institute of Cardiology, and Innovative Technologies for Signal Detection and Processing Center, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Circulation 105:146-8. 2002
    ..Asymptomatic reductions in arterial pressure have been reported to occur before the onset of tilt-induced syncope. We investigated the predictive value of these reductions for a positive tilt result...
  23. ncbi Prognostic value of brain natriuretic peptide in the management of patients receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 600 Moye Boulevard, 27834 Greenville, NC, USA
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:509-14. 2006
    ..To evaluate the role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in predicting the progression of heart failure (HF) after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  24. ncbi High circulating levels of endogenous ouabain in the offspring of hypertensive and normotensive individuals
    Paolo Manunta
    Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Hypertension, University Vita e Salute San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy
    J Hypertens 23:1677-81. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether these cardiac modifications are related to plasma EO levels in the offspring of hypertensive families...
  25. ncbi [Natriuretic peptides and essential arterial hypertension]
    Katya Lucarelli
    Istituto di Cardiologia Università degli Studi Policlinico Piazza Giulio Cesare, 11 70124 Bari
    Ital Heart J Suppl 3:1085-91. 2002
    ..The "deletion 15129" variant might participate in the functional impairment of natriuretic peptide system defining an increased genetic susceptibility to hypertension...
  26. ncbi The 212A variant of the APJ receptor gene for the endogenous inotrope apelin is associated with slower heart failure progression in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
    Riccardo Sarzani
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ancona Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Card Fail 13:521-9. 2007
    ..No data are available concerning the APJ gene mutations responsible for IDC or on the role of APJ receptor gene variants in predicting heart failure (HF) progression...
  27. ncbi Role of septal to posterior wall motion delay in cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Maria Vittoria Pitzalis
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:596-7. 2006