Gaetano Nucifora

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Congenital quadricuspid aortic valve associated with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:317-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic value of concealed structural abnormalities in patients with apparently idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias of left versus right ventricular origin: a magnetic resonance imaging study
    Gaetano Nucifora
    From the Division of Cardiology G N, D M, L R, E D, M T, D Z, D F, A P and the Division of Diagnostic Angiography and Interventional Radiology G P, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy Postgraduate School of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy D M Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department, Fondazione CNR Regione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Pisa, Italy P G M, A B Multimodality Cardiac Imaging Section, I R C C S Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy M L and I R C A B Foundation, Udine, Italy A P
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:456-62. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance assessment of prevalence and correlates of right ventricular abnormalities in isolated left ventricular noncompaction
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:142-6. 2014
  4. doi request reprint Infarct-like acute myocarditis: relation between electrocardiographic findings and myocardial damage as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 36:146-52. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Danon disease
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    Cardiology 121:27-30. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium scoring in cardiovascular risk assessment
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ther 29:e43-53. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint [Anterior myocardial infarction in a chronic alcoholic man on disulfiram therapy: a case report]
    Gaetano Nucifora
    U O di Cardiologia ARC, Azienda Ospedaliera S Maria degli Angeli, Pordenone
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:900-4. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy as a cause of sudden infant death
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, IRCCS, Istituto per l Infanzia, Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:430-1. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Thrombolysis in acute nonmassive pulmonary embolism: potential role of multidetector-row spiral computed tomography in decision making
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiology Unit, Gorizia Hospital, Gorizia, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 9:184-7. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Prevalence of coronary artery disease across the Framingham risk categories: coronary artery calcium scoring and MSCT coronary angiography
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, P O Box 9600, Leiden, 2300 RC, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:368-75. 2009

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. doi request reprint Congenital quadricuspid aortic valve associated with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:317-8. 2008
    ..To our knowledge, the association between quadricuspid aortic valve and obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has never been described before...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and prognostic value of concealed structural abnormalities in patients with apparently idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias of left versus right ventricular origin: a magnetic resonance imaging study
    Gaetano Nucifora
    From the Division of Cardiology G N, D M, L R, E D, M T, D Z, D F, A P and the Division of Diagnostic Angiography and Interventional Radiology G P, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy Postgraduate School of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy D M Magnetic Resonance Imaging Department, Fondazione CNR Regione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Pisa, Italy P G M, A B Multimodality Cardiac Imaging Section, I R C C S Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy M L and I R C A B Foundation, Udine, Italy A P
    Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 7:456-62. 2014
    ..Aim of this study was to investigate the value of cardiac MRI (cMRI) for the diagnostic work-up and prognostication of these patients...
  3. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance assessment of prevalence and correlates of right ventricular abnormalities in isolated left ventricular noncompaction
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:142-6. 2014
    ..62, p <0.001). In conclusion, RV systolic dysfunction is present in a non-negligible proportion of patients with isolated LVNC; LV systolic function is the only variable independently related to RV systolic function...
  4. doi request reprint Infarct-like acute myocarditis: relation between electrocardiographic findings and myocardial damage as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 36:146-52. 2013
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  5. doi request reprint Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Danon disease
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    Cardiology 121:27-30. 2012
    ..The present report demonstrates the clinical value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnostic work-up of Danon disease...
  6. doi request reprint Coronary artery calcium scoring in cardiovascular risk assessment
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Ther 29:e43-53. 2011
    ..Aim of this review is to provide an overview of the literature regarding the prognostic value of CACS assessment. In addition, potential other applications of CACS assessment as well as the limitations of the technique are discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Anterior myocardial infarction in a chronic alcoholic man on disulfiram therapy: a case report]
    Gaetano Nucifora
    U O di Cardiologia ARC, Azienda Ospedaliera S Maria degli Angeli, Pordenone
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:900-4. 2004
    ..The possible factors precipitating acute myocardial infarction in this patient are discussed...
  8. doi request reprint Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy as a cause of sudden infant death
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Pediatric Cardiology Unit, IRCCS, Istituto per l Infanzia, Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:430-1. 2008
    ..We report the case of a 4-month-old male infant who died suddenly in his sleep. Postmortem examination revealed the presence of arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy...
  9. doi request reprint Thrombolysis in acute nonmassive pulmonary embolism: potential role of multidetector-row spiral computed tomography in decision making
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiology Unit, Gorizia Hospital, Gorizia, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 9:184-7. 2008
    ..According to these findings, thrombolysis was safely performed, obtaining a rapid clinical improvement and a regression of RV dysfunction...
  10. doi request reprint Prevalence of coronary artery disease across the Framingham risk categories: coronary artery calcium scoring and MSCT coronary angiography
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, P O Box 9600, Leiden, 2300 RC, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:368-75. 2009
    ..However, data relating observations on CACS and MSCT coronary angiography to traditional risk assessment are scarce...
  11. doi request reprint Evaluation of the left atrial appendage with real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography: implications for catheter-based left atrial appendage closure
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Division of Cardiology, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 4:514-23. 2011
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  12. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary fat embolism: common and unusual computed tomography findings
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, Udine, Italy
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 31:806-7. 2007
    ..We present an unusual case of nonfulminant pulmonary FES in which computed tomography disclosed multiple macroscopic pulmonary fat emboli associated to diffuse ground-glass attenuation in both lungs...
  13. doi request reprint Myocardial fibrosis in isolated left ventricular non-compaction and its relation to disease severity
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Division of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Fondazione CNR Regione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 13:170-6. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence and extent of myocardial fibrosis in patients with isolated left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) and to determine its relation to clinical status and LV systolic function...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lack of improvement of clinical outcomes by a low-cost, hospital-based heart failure management programme
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiology Unit, Cardiopulmonary Science Department, S Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:614-22. 2006
    ..We evaluated the effects of our HF management programme, which included patient education and regular outpatient contact with the HF team, on re-hospitalisation and death, optimising the few resources already available at our hospital...
  15. ncbi request reprint Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery mimicking aortic dissection at transesophageal echocardiography
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, P le S Maria della Misericordia, 15, 33100, Udine, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:333-6. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary embolism and fever: when should right-sided infective endocarditis be considered?
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, P le S Maria della Misericordia 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Circulation 115:e173-6. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Severe tricuspid regurgitation due to entrapment of the anterior leaflet of the valve by a permanent pacemaker lead: role of real time three-dimensional echocardiography
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, Udine, Italy
    Echocardiography 24:649-52. 2007
    ..The mechanism of regurgitation was clarified by real time three-dimensional echocardiography that showed the location of the ventricular lead and its interference with the tricuspid valve...
  18. ncbi request reprint Blunt traumatic abdominal aortic rupture: CT imaging
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Santa Maria della Misericordia, P le S Maria della Misericordia, 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Emerg Radiol 15:211-3. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis in chronic haemodialysis patients: an increasing clinical challenge
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, P le S Maria della Misericordia, 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Eur Heart J 28:2307-12. 2007
    ..The aim of this review is to clarify the peculiar features of chronic HD patients with regard to pathogenesis, diagnosis, current therapeutic options, and determinants of prognosis of IE...
  20. ncbi request reprint Comparison of early dobutamine stress echocardiography and exercise electrocardiographic testing for management of patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain
    Gaetano Nucifora
    IRCAB Foundation, Udine, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1068-73. 2007
    ..03) and 2-month ($1,029 +/- 253 vs $1,684 +/- $2,149, p = 0.005) follow-up. In conclusion, early DASE in emergency department triage of low-risk patients with ACP is safe and reduces costs of care compared to EET...
  21. doi request reprint Predictive value of electrocardiogram in diagnosing acute coronary artery lesions among patients with out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
    Davide Zanuttini
    Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    Resuscitation 84:1250-4. 2013
    ..Aim of the present study was to assess the predictive value of ST-segment changes in diagnosing the presence of acute coronary lesions among OHCA patients..
  22. ncbi request reprint Reduced left ventricular torsion early after myocardial infarction is related to left ventricular remodeling
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:433-42. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to explore the effects of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) on LV torsion and to determine the value of LV torsion early after AMI in predicting LV remodeling at 6-month follow-up...
  23. doi request reprint Prediction of cardiac resynchronization therapy response: value of calibrated integrated backscatter imaging
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:86-93. 2010
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  24. doi request reprint Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on subendo- and subepicardial left ventricular twist mechanics and relation to favorable outcome
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 106:682-7. 2010
    ..In conclusion, the immediate improvement of subepicardial LV twist (but not subendocardial LV twist) is independently related to favorable outcomes after CRT...
  25. doi request reprint Incremental value of subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction for the identification of patients with obstructive coronary artery disease
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 159:148-57. 2010
    ..Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction and subclinical systolic dysfunction may be markers of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, whether these markers are useful for prediction of obstructive CAD is unknown...
  26. doi request reprint Comparison of aortic root dimensions and geometries before and after transcatheter aortic valve implantation by 2- and 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and multislice computed tomography
    Arnold C T Ng
    Department of Cardiology, The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and the Department of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 3:94-102. 2010
    ..We assessed agreements between 2D and 3D TEE measurements with multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and changes in annular/LVOT areas and geometries after transcatheter aortic valve implantations (TAVI)...
  27. pmc Relationship between obstructive coronary artery disease and abnormal stress testing in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, P O Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 27:777-85. 2011
    ..013 compared to AF patients). A positive stress test was observed in 48% of non-AF patients with obstructive CAD. In conclusion, the higher burden of CAD observed in AF patients is not associated to higher burden of myocardial ischemia...
  28. doi request reprint Effect on quality of life of different accelerated diagnostic protocols for management of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute chest pain
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Istituto per la Ricerca Clinica Applicata e di Base Foundation, Udine, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 103:592-7. 2009
    ..003, respectively). In conclusion, low-risk patients with ACP had non-negligible impairment of QoL in the acute phase. Emergency department ADPs with early DASE and EET reduced QoL impairment at both baseline and 2-month follow-up...
  29. doi request reprint Global longitudinal strain predicts long-term survival in patients with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 5:383-91. 2012
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  30. doi request reprint Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography early after acute myocardial infarction: incremental value of echo-contrast for assessment of left ventricular function
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 157:882.e1-8. 2009
    ..Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) is an accurate technique, but it relies heavily on good image quality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incremental value of contrast-enhanced RT3DE...
  31. doi request reprint Temporal evolution of left ventricular dyssynchrony after myocardial infarction: relation with changes in left ventricular systolic function
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 13:1041-6. 2012
    ..Accordingly, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the temporal evolution of LV synchronicity after acute MI, and to explore the relationship between changes in LV systolic function and LV synchronicity...
  32. doi request reprint Subclinical left ventricular dysfunction and coronary atherosclerosis in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes
    Arthur J H A Scholte
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 12:148-55. 2011
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  33. doi request reprint Relation between Framingham risk categories and the presence of functionally relevant coronary lesions as determined on multislice computed tomography and stress testing
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 104:758-63. 2009
    ..Selective use of MSCT coronary angiography and stress testing may refine the traditional risk assessment of CAD events, especially in patients deemed at intermediate and high risk...
  34. doi request reprint Impact of left ventricular dyssynchrony early on left ventricular function after first acute myocardial infarction
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 105:306-11. 2010
    ..9, p <0.001). In conclusion, LV synchronicity is significantly impaired soon after AMI. LV dyssynchrony is related to LVEF and has an additional detrimental effect on LV function, beyond infarct size and the anterior location of AMI...
  35. doi request reprint Mitral valve morphology assessment: three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography versus computed tomography
    Miriam Shanks
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Ann Thorac Surg 90:1922-9. 2010
    ..The present study compared mitral valve geometry measurements obtained by three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to those obtained with multidetector row computed tomography (MDCT) used as a standard reference...
  36. doi request reprint Findings from left ventricular strain and strain rate imaging in asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Arnold C T Ng
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 104:1398-401. 2009
    ..001). In conclusion, the LV longitudinal systolic and diastolic function were impaired, but the circumferential and radial functions were preserved in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  37. doi request reprint Feasibility of diastolic function assessment with cardiac CT: feasibility study in comparison with tissue Doppler imaging
    Mark J Boogers
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:246-56. 2011
    ..This study aimed to demonstrate the feasibility of multidetector row computed tomography (CT) for assessment of diastolic function in comparison with 2-dimensional (2D) echocardiography using tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)...
  38. doi request reprint Longitudinal mechanics of the periinfarct zone and ventricular tachycardia inducibility in patients with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am Heart J 160:729-36. 2010
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  39. doi request reprint Assessment with multi-slice computed tomography and gray-scale and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound of gender-specific differences in extent and composition of coronary atherosclerotic plaques in relation to age
    Gabija Pundziute
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 105:480-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, more extensive atherosclerosis and more calcified lesions were observed in men than in women. These differences were predominantly present in patients aged <65 years and were lost in those aged >or=65 years...
  40. doi request reprint Effect of biventricular pacing on diastolic dyssynchrony
    Miriam Shanks
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:1567-75. 2010
    ..This study sought to examine the changes in diastolic dyssynchrony with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  41. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison between bicycle exercise testing and coronary calcium score and coronary stenoses on multislice computed tomography
    Gabija Pundziute
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Coron Artery Dis 20:281-7. 2009
    ..To perform a head-to-head comparison between signs of ischemia during bicycle exercise testing and coronary atherosclerosis on multislice computed tomography (MSCT) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD)...
  42. doi request reprint Safety of contrast-enhanced echocardiography within 24 h after acute myocardial infarction
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:816-8. 2008
    ..In the current study, the experience on the safety of contrast-enhanced echocardiography within 24 h of acute myocardial infarction is reported...
  43. doi request reprint Impact of clinical and echocardiographic response to cardiac resynchronization therapy on long-term survival
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 14:774-81. 2013
    ..The aim of the evaluation was to establish which definition of response to CRT, clinical or echocardiographic, best predicts long-term prognosis...
  44. doi request reprint Relative merits of left ventricular dyssynchrony, left ventricular lead position, and myocardial scar to predict long-term survival of ischemic heart failure patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Victoria Delgado
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circulation 123:70-8. 2011
    ..The relative merits of left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony, LV lead position, and myocardial scar to predict long-term outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy remain unknown and were evaluated in the present study...
  45. doi request reprint Left ventricular muscle and fluid mechanics in acute myocardial infarction
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 106:1404-9. 2010
    ..In conclusion, early in AMI, both the LV infarct size and the mechanical sequence of diastolic restoration play key roles in modulating the morphology and dynamics of early diastolic vortex ring formation...
  46. doi request reprint Usefulness of echocardiographic assessment of cardiac and ascending aorta calcific deposits to predict coronary artery calcium and presence and severity of obstructive coronary artery disease
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 103:1045-50. 2009
    ..In conclusion, echocardiographic assessment of cardiac and ascending aorta calcium may allow detection of patients with extensive calcified coronary arterial atherosclerotic plaques...
  47. doi request reprint Left ventricular rotational mechanics in patients with coronary artery disease: differences in subendocardial and subepicardial layers
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands
    Heart 96:1737-43. 2010
    ..This study investigated the differences in subendocardial and subepicardial left ventricular (LV) twist in patients with coronary artery disease...
  48. doi request reprint Effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy on left ventricular twist
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:1317-25. 2009
    ..This study explored the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) on left ventricular (LV) twist, particularly in relation to LV lead position...
  49. doi request reprint Role of left ventricular twist mechanics in the assessment of cardiac dyssynchrony in heart failure
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2:1425-35. 2009
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  50. doi request reprint Fat in left ventricular myocardium assessed by steady-state free precession pulse sequences
    Giovanni Donato Aquaro
    MRI Lab, Foundation G Monasterio CNR Regione Toscana, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124, Pisa, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 28:813-21. 2012
    ..SSFP sequence with TR/TE = 2 is capable in identifying and quantifying the presence of fat tissue within the LV myocardium in patients with previous myocardial infarction and ARVC...
  51. ncbi request reprint Value of three-dimensional speckle-tracking longitudinal strain for predicting improvement of left ventricular function after acute myocardial infarction
    Elena Abate
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 110:961-7. 2012
    ..64 to 0.71 to 0.84). In conclusion, longitudinal strain assessed by 3D speckle-tracking analysis is an important predictor for segmental and global LV function improvement after AMI...
  52. doi request reprint Quantification of functional mitral regurgitation by real-time 3D echocardiography: comparison with 3D velocity-encoded cardiac magnetic resonance
    Nina Ajmone Marsan
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2:1245-52. 2009
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Alterations in multidirectional myocardial functions in patients with aortic stenosis and preserved ejection fraction: a two-dimensional speckle tracking analysis
    Arnold C T Ng
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur Heart J 32:1542-50. 2011
    ..To identify changes in multidirectional strain and strain rate (SR) in patients with aortic stenosis (AS)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Value of contrast echocardiography for left ventricular thrombus detection postinfarction and impact on antithrombotic therapy
    Hans Marc J Siebelink
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Coron Artery Dis 20:462-6. 2009
    ..This analysis investigated the value of contrast echocardiography for LV thrombus detection in patients postinfarction and the impact on choice of antithrombotic therapy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of polymicrobial multivalve infective endocarditis. Multivalve infective endocarditis
    Giuseppe Allocca
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, A O S Maria della Misericordia, P le S Maria della Misericordia 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 23:501-5. 2007
    ..Triple valve replacement was successfully performed without major complication. Vegetation cultures grew Streptococcus bovis and Enterecoccus faecalis. At 1 year follow-up, the patient is alive in NYHA functional class I...
  56. pmc Assessment of global left ventricular function and volumes with 320-row multidetector computed tomography: A comparison with 2D-echocardiography
    Fleur R de Graaf
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Postal Zone C5 P, P O Box 9600, 2333 ZA, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 17:225-31. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of 320-row MDCT in the assessment of global LV function compared to two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography as the standard of reference...
  57. doi request reprint Incremental prognostic value of novel left ventricular diastolic indexes for prediction of clinical outcome in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction
    Miriam Shanks
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 105:592-7. 2010
    ..SR(IVR) may be useful in identifying high-risk patients soon after AMI...
  58. doi request reprint Predictors of death and occurrence of appropriate implantable defibrillator therapies in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Arnold C T Ng
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 106:1566-73. 2010
    ..In contrast, only impaired peri-infarct zone function determined the occurrence of appropriate ICD therapy on follow-up...
  59. doi request reprint How many patients would be misclassified using M-mode and two-dimensional estimates of left atrial size instead of left atrial volume? A three-dimensional echocardiographic study
    Luigi P Badano
    Dipartimento Scienze Cardiopolmonari, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:476-84. 2008
    ..To address this issue, we compared M-mode and 2D parameters routinely used to estimate left atrial size with three-dimensional (3D) echo measured left atrial volume (LAV) as a reference standard...
  60. doi request reprint Feasibility and acute efficacy of radiofrequency ablation of cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter guided by real-time 3D TEE
    Francois Regoli
    Division of Cardiology, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:716-26. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and acute efficacy of real-time 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3DTEE)-guided ablation of the cavotricuspid isthmus (CVTI)...
  61. pmc The value of multi-slice-computed tomography coronary angiography for risk stratification
    Jacob M van Werkhoven
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, 2333 Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:970-80. 2009
    ..Future studies assessing outcome after CTA-based risk adjustments are needed to further understand the value of detailed non-invasive anatomic imaging...
  62. doi request reprint Biventricular non-compaction demonstrated on multi-slice computed tomography with echocardiographic correlation
    Saverio Grillone
    Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:677-80. 2013
    ..In the present report, the CT features of LVNC are described. ..
  63. doi request reprint Fast data acquisition and analysis with real time triplane echocardiography for the assessment of left ventricular size and function: a validation study
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, University Hospital S Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    Echocardiography 26:66-75. 2009
    ..To assess accuracy and reproducibility of real time simultaneous triplane echocardiography (RT3PE) for the assessment of left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) as a reference method...
  64. doi request reprint Pulmonary vein isolation guided by real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography
    Francois Regoli
    Division of Cardiology, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 35:e76-9. 2012
    ..The ability to visualize this anatomical structure along with intracardiac recording of electrical signals allowed to safely modulate in loco radiofrequency energy delivery, thus achieving electrical isolation of the pulmonary vein...
  65. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary embolism and fever: an indication for urgent echocardiography not reported in clinical guidelines?
    Edlira Zakja
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, A O Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:846-9. 2007
    ..The patient underwent transthoracic two- and three-dimensional echocardiography, which showed a large pulmonary valve vegetation prolapsing into the main and right pulmonary artery during systole...
  66. ncbi request reprint Relation of epicardial adipose tissue to coronary atherosclerosis
    Roxana Djaberi
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 102:1602-7. 2008
    ..001). In conclusion, a significant relation was shown between EAT volume and presence of coronary atherosclerosis. Quantification of EAT may be useful to identify patients at risk for coronary artery disease...
  67. doi request reprint Left ventricular rotational mechanics in acute myocardial infarction and in chronic (ischemic and nonischemic) heart failure patients
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 103:1506-12. 2009
    ..Impairment of LV function observed in patients with AMI and HF is associated with a decrease of LV twist and untwisting rate...
  68. doi request reprint Prevalence of coronary artery disease assessed by multislice computed tomography coronary angiography in patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation
    Gaetano Nucifora
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2:100-6. 2009
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  69. doi request reprint Transient left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome: a 4-year experience
    Leonardo Spedicato
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:916-21. 2008
    ..Aim of this study is to elucidate incidence and clinical features of left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome in a tertiary-care hospital in northeastern Italy...
  70. ncbi request reprint American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association perioperative assessment guidelines for noncardiac surgery reduces cardiologic resource utilization preserving a favourable clinical outcome
    Margherita Cinello
    Cardiology Unit, Cardiopulmonary Science Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Udine, Piazzale Santa Maria della Misericordia 15, Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:882-8. 2007
    ..We evaluated the impact of strict application of ACC/AHA guidelines for cardiac risk assessment of patients undergoing elective noncardiac vascular surgery in a consultant anaesthesiologist-led preoperative clinic...
  71. doi request reprint Improved workflow, sonographer productivity, and cost-effectiveness of echocardiographic service for inpatients by using miniaturized systems
    Luigi P Badano
    Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S Maria della Misericordia, P le S Maria della Misericordia, 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 10:537-42. 2009
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  72. doi request reprint Type 2 diabetes is associated with more advanced coronary atherosclerosis on multislice computed tomography and virtual histology intravascular ultrasound
    Gabija Pundziute
    Department of Cardiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, 2333 ZA, Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Cardiol 16:376-83. 2009
    ..Data on coronary plaque observations on multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) in patients with type 2 diabetes are scarce...
  73. doi request reprint Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia in 'Brugada syndrome': clinical case and literature review
    Giuseppe Allocca
    Cardiopulmonary Science Department, S Maria della Misericordia Hospital and IRCAB Foundations Udine, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:842-6. 2008
    ..We reviewed literature data concerning a few cases of 'atypical Brugada syndrome' characterized by monomorphic ventricular tachycardia as clinical arrhythmia...
  74. ncbi request reprint Incremental prognostic value of restrictive filling pattern in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a Doppler echocardiographic study
    Bruno Pinamonti
    Cardiovascular Department, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti di Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:466-71. 2008
    ..To study frequency and incremental prognostic value of restrictive filling pattern (RFP) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)...
  75. ncbi request reprint [Permanent atrial fibrillation and heart failure: radiofrequency ablation of atrioventricular junction and cardiac resynchronization therapy: review of the literature and of the new techniques for echocardiographic assessment]
    Alessandro Proclemer
    U O di Cardiologia, Dipartimento di Scienze Cardiopolmonari, Fondazione IRCAB, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria, Udine
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 8:215-24. 2007
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