G Mercuro

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Affiliation: University of Cagliari
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cardiac dysfunction in acromegaly: evidence by pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging
    G Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 143:363-9. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect of hormone therapy on exercise capacity in early postmenopausal women
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Obstet Gynecol 110:780-7. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of hyperuricemia upon endothelial function in patients at increased cardiovascular risk
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 94:932-5. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Menopause induced by oophorectomy reveals a role of ovarian estrogen on the maintenance of pressure homeostasis
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Policlinico Universitario, Presidio di Monserrato CA, S S 554, Bivio Sestu, 09042 Monserrato, CA Italy
    Maturitas 47:131-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease in women. Past gaps and current understanding
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:505-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in cardiovascular risk factors
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:363-6. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Evidence of a role of endogenous estrogen in the modulation of autonomic nervous system
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 85:787-9, A9. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Can menopause be considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease?
    G Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:719-27. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Study of myocardial contractility by pulsed wave Doppler tissue imaging does not reveal an inotropic effect of estrogen at physiologic dose
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 83:1677-9, A7. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute administration of natural progesterone on peripheral vascular responsiveness in healthy postmenopausal women
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 84:214-8. 1999

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint Cardiac dysfunction in acromegaly: evidence by pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging
    G Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 143:363-9. 2000
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Effect of hormone therapy on exercise capacity in early postmenopausal women
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Obstet Gynecol 110:780-7. 2007
    ..To compare the exercise capacity of postmenopausal women with matched premenopausal controls, as well as postmenopausal women before and after 3 months of hormone therapy (HT)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effect of hyperuricemia upon endothelial function in patients at increased cardiovascular risk
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 94:932-5. 2004
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Menopause induced by oophorectomy reveals a role of ovarian estrogen on the maintenance of pressure homeostasis
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Policlinico Universitario, Presidio di Monserrato CA, S S 554, Bivio Sestu, 09042 Monserrato, CA Italy
    Maturitas 47:131-8. 2004
    ..The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of acute ovarian hormone withdrawal and replacement on blood pressure and forearm blood flow...
  5. ncbi request reprint Coronary heart disease in women. Past gaps and current understanding
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:505-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in cardiovascular risk factors
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:363-6. 2003
    ..Finally, the unfavorable effects of menopause on the coronary risk seem to be mediated partly by changes in clotting and fibrinolytic factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Evidence of a role of endogenous estrogen in the modulation of autonomic nervous system
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 85:787-9, A9. 2000
    ..Recovery of the baseline condition after 3 months of estrogen replacement therapy in oophorectomized women suggests a role of estrogen in the autonomic nervous control of the cardiovascular system...
  8. ncbi request reprint Can menopause be considered an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease?
    G Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:719-27. 2001
    ..Nevertheless, results from recent randomized clinical trials are challenging the belief that postmenopausal hormone therapy protects against coronary artery disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Study of myocardial contractility by pulsed wave Doppler tissue imaging does not reveal an inotropic effect of estrogen at physiologic dose
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 83:1677-9, A7. 1999
    ..Thus, at least when acutely administered, estrogen seems to be unable to determine hemodynamic changes at the myocardial level, in opposition to what occurs in the peripheral vascular system...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of acute administration of natural progesterone on peripheral vascular responsiveness in healthy postmenopausal women
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 84:214-8. 1999
    ..Consideration must be given to the hypothesis that the addition of progestin may attenuate the beneficial effects of unopposed estrogen replacement therapy in postmenopausal women...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cardiac function, physical exercise capacity, and quality of life during long-term thyrotropin-suppressive therapy with levothyroxine: effect of individual dose tailoring
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Cagliari, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 85:159-64. 2000
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  12. ncbi request reprint Impairment of physical exercise capacity in healthy postmenopausal women
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am Heart J 151:923-7. 2006
    ..Healthy postmenopausal women reveal a series of peripheral vascular abnormalities, whose possible consequences on exercise performance has not been yet elucidated...
  13. ncbi request reprint Estradiol-17beta reduces blood pressure and restores the normal amplitude of the circadian blood pressure rhythm in postmenopausal hypertension
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Hypertens 11:909-13. 1998
    ..Our data suggest that this activity could be attributed, at least in part, to the activity of E2 in preserving physiologic circadian fluctuation of BP...
  14. ncbi request reprint Impaired forearm blood flow and vasodilator reserve in healthy postmenopausal women
    G Mercuro
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am Heart J 137:692-7. 1999
    ..The natural process of cessation of ovarian estrogen production is associated with an increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease...
  15. ncbi request reprint Early epirubicin-induced myocardial dysfunction revealed by serial tissue Doppler echocardiography: correlation with inflammatory and oxidative stress markers
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Oncologist 12:1124-33. 2007
    ..The clinical meaningfulness of our findings warrants further investigations in a larger number of patients for a longer period of follow-up...
  16. ncbi request reprint Different effect of hormone replacement therapy, DHEAS and tibolone on endothelial function in postmenopausal women with increased cardiovascular risk
    Antonello Silvestri
    Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Unit, San Raffaele Roma, Tosinvest Sanita, via della Pisana 235, 00163 Roma, Italy
    Maturitas 50:305-11. 2005
    ..In conclusion, HRT, but neither T nor DHEAS, improves endothelial function and reduces plasma levels of endothelin-1 in PMW at risk of CAD...
  17. doi request reprint Could ADMA levels in young adults born preterm predict an early endothelial dysfunction?
    P P Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 159:217-9. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Reduced brachial flow-mediated vasodilation in young adult ex extremely low birth weight preterm: a condition predictive of increased cardiovascular risk?
    P P Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Universitario, S S 554, bivio di Sestu, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 23:121-4. 2010
    ..Sporadic data present in literature report how preterm birth and low birth weight constitute the risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases in later life...
  19. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific aspects in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
    G Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 17:1082-9. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Echocardiographic accidental finding of asymptomatic cardiac and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after percutaneous vertebroplasty
    Christian Cadeddu
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Monserrato 09042, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:590-2. 2009
    ..We report a case of accidental finding of asymptomatic cardiac and pulmonary embolism caused by cement leakage after PVP...
  21. doi request reprint Persistence, up to 18 months of follow-up, of epirubicin-induced myocardial dysfunction detected early by serial tissue Doppler echocardiography: correlation with inflammatory and oxidative stress markers
    Giovanni Mantovani
    Department of Medical Oncology, University of Cagliari, Monserrato Cagliari, Italy
    Oncologist 13:1296-305. 2008
    ..The clinical meaningfulness of our findings warrants further investigations on a larger number of patients for a longer period of follow-up...
  22. doi request reprint Cardiovascular modulation during vagus nerve stimulation therapy in patients with refractory epilepsy
    Christian Cadeddu
    Dept of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 92:145-52. 2010
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  23. ncbi request reprint Cardiac effects of L-thyroxine administration in borderline hypothyroidism
    Stefano Mariotti
    Endocrinology, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 126:190-5. 2008
    ..To investigate the clinical relevance of l-thyroxine (l-T(4)) substitution therapy in borderline hypothyroidism...
  24. doi request reprint Gender determinants of cardiovascular risk factors and diseases
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:207-20. 2010
    ..We are absolutely convinced that only an accurate knowledge of the sex-specific pathophysiology may allow determination of the appropriate diagnostic instruments and to implement tailored treatments of CVD in men and women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Value of C-reactive protein levels and IL-6 in predicting events levels in women at increased cardiovascular risk
    Cristiana Vitale
    Deptartment of Cardiology, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Maturitas 50:239-46. 2005
    ..Because of the possible metabolic effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on CRP, the relative predictive importance of CRP and IL-6 levels in PMW receiving HRT remains to be elucidated...
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of atorvastatin on endothelium-dependent vasodilation in postmenopausal women with average serum cholesterol levels
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 90:747-50. 2002
    ..Our data show that the beneficial effect of atorvastatin on endothelium-dependent vasodilation is independent from changes in the lipid profile...
  27. ncbi request reprint In patients with coronary artery disease endothelial function is associated with plasma levels of C-reactive protein and is improved by optimal medical therapy
    Cristiana Vitale
    Cardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Medical Sciences, San Raffaele Rome, Tosinvest Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:627-32. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of medical therapy on endothelial function and CRP in patients with CAD...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of estradiol 17beta upon coronary artery vasoconstrictor response to methylergometrine maleate in female menopausal patients
    Giuseppe M C Rosano
    Department of Medical Sciences, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Tosinvest Sanita, via della Pisana 235, 00164 Roma, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 107:254-9. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of acute administration of estradiol 17beta upon coronary artery reactivity to methylergometrine in 16 menopausal patients with coronary artery disease...
  29. doi request reprint Protective effects of the angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan on epirubicin-induced inflammation, oxidative stress, and early ventricular impairment
    Christian Cadeddu
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Am Heart J 160:487.e1-7. 2010
    ..Telmisartan, an angiotensin II type 1 receptor blocker, inhibits activation of superoxide sources and induces anti-inflammatory effects...
  30. ncbi request reprint Early markers of cardiovascular dysfunction in young girls affected by Cushing's syndrome before and after successful cure
    Pier Paolo Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 23:627-35. 2010
    ..even after successful surgical cure, Cushing's Syndrome (CS) may induce cardiovascular (CV) diseases including hypertension, or elicit onset of CV risk factors, such as obesity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Metformin improves endothelial function in patients with metabolic syndrome
    C Vitale
    Department of Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular Research Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele, Roma, Tosinvest Sanita, Rome, Italy
    J Intern Med 258:250-6. 2005
    ..Aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of metformin on endothelial function and insulin resistance, assessed by the homeostasis model (HOMA-IR, homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance), in patients with MS...
  32. ncbi request reprint Assessment of regional systolic and diastolic wall motion velocities in highly trained athletes by pulsed wave Doppler tissue imaging
    Sandra Zoncu
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Universitario, S S 554 Bivio Sestu, 3042 Monserrato Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:900-5. 2002
    ..This study suggests therefore the usefulness of PWDTI in the assessment of functional properties of "athlete's heart" and differentiation from pathologic cardiac conditions...
  33. doi request reprint Muscle MRI findings in patients with an apparently exclusive cardiac phenotype due to a novel LMNA gene mutation
    Nicola Carboni
    Neuromuscular Unit, Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiovascolari e Neurologiche, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 18:291-8. 2008
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  34. ncbi request reprint Cardiac function in borderline hypothyroidism: a study by pulsed wave tissue Doppler imaging
    Sandra Zoncu
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 152:527-33. 2005
    ..In subclinical hypothyroidism (SH), impaired diastolic function has been documented at rest and on effort, while systolic dysfunction has only been assessed on effort...
  35. doi request reprint The influence of different surgical approaches on arterial rigidity in children after aortic coarctation repair
    Pier Paolo Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurologic Sciences, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Universitario, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    Pediatr Cardiol 30:414-8. 2009
    ..Therefore, it appears to be advantageous, whenever possible, to use the end-end anastomosis approach, which appears to lessen the incidence of the most common complications after aortic arch surgery...
  36. pmc Cor triatriatum and lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum in the elderly: a case report
    Pier Paolo Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:4. 2010
    ..The singular physiologic and anatomic factors underlying survival until such a late age are described. The diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical management is discussed and a short review of the literature performed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular giant rhabdomyoma in an infant with no tuberous sclerosis: accidental finding and complex management
    Pier Paolo Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Turk J Pediatr 52:420-2. 2010
    ..The clinical management of the baby and the difficult therapeutical choices involved both pediatricians and pediatric cardiologists...
  38. doi request reprint Evaluation of regional myocardial function by Doppler tissue imaging in univentricular heart after successful Fontan repair
    Pier Paolo Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Universitario, Cagliari, Italy
    Echocardiography 27:702-8. 2010
    ..The complex geometrical distortion and asynchronous contraction of this organ prevents assessment of systolic and diastolic function by traditional echocardiographic procedures...
  39. ncbi request reprint Biomarkers of corticosteroid-induced hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in preterm babies
    Pier Paolo Bassareo
    Department of Cardiovascular and Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Policlinico Universitario, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy
    Front Biosci (Elite Ed) 2:1460-71. 2010
    ..This investigative approach may not only provide pathophysiological information on this serious drug-induced adverse effect, but also suggest novel therapeutic approaches to be applied in controlling its harmful consequences...
  40. doi request reprint Endothelial progenitor cells in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction
    Francesco Pelliccia
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Coron Artery Dis 20:303-8. 2009
    ..We verified whether the number of subpopulations of EPCs is different in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and normal or impaired left ventricular (LV) function...
  41. ncbi request reprint Increased levels of C-reactive protein after oral hormone replacement therapy may not be related to an increased inflammatory response
    Antonello Silvestri
    Cardiovascular Research Unit, San Raffaele Roma, Tosinvest Sanita, Italy
    Circulation 107:3165-9. 2003
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate a broad spectrum of vascular inflammation markers in 389 postmenopausal women with increased cardiovascular risk at baseline and after either 6 months of HRT (126 women) or no HRT (263 women)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Lipid profiles and endothelial function with low-dose hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women at risk for coronary artery disease: a randomized trial
    Giuseppe Mercuro
    Cardiovascular Research Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, San Raffaele Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 89:257-65. 2003
    ..To compare the effect of low (0.3 mg) and commonly prescribed (0.625 mg) doses of conjugated equine estrogens (CEE) on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation and lipid profiles...
  43. ncbi request reprint Time since menopause influences the acute and chronic effect of estrogens on endothelial function
    Cristiana Vitale
    Department of Internal Medicine, IRCCS San Raffaele, via della Pisana 235, Roma 00163, Italy
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 28:348-52. 2008
    ..We evaluated whether time since menopause influences the acute and chronic effect of Estradiol (E) on vascular endothelial function...
  44. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of short-term celecoxib before elective percutaneous coronary intervention for stable angina pectoris
    Francesco Pelliccia
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:1461-3. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that the antiphlogistic action of cyclo-oxygenase-2 inhibition may provide a friendly protection to ischemic cardiomyocytes...
  45. ncbi request reprint Frequency and clinical correlates of changes in Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction risk score during observation period at emergency department in "low-risk" patients with acute chest pain
    Francesco Pelliccia
    Department of Cardiology, San Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 97:781-4. 2006
    ..Serial, frequent assessments of TIMI score during the ED observation period are mandatory, particularly in these subsets of patients...
  46. ncbi request reprint Acute administration of 17beta-estradiol reduces endothelin-1 release during pacing-induced ischemia
    Giuseppe M C Rosano
    Cardiovascular Research Unit, IRCCS San Raffaele Roma, Via della Pisana, 235 00163, Roma, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 116:34-9. 2007
    ..To assess whether acute administration of 17beta-estradiol reduces pacing-induced cardiac release of endothelin-1 in female menopausal patients with coronary artery disease...
  47. ncbi request reprint Comparison of presenting features, diagnostic tools, hospital outcomes, and quality of care indicators in older (>65 years) to younger, men to women, and diabetics to nondiabetics with acute chest pain triaged in the emergency department
    Francesco Pelliccia
    Department of Cardioscience, San Camillo Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 94:216-9. 2004
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