Claudio Rapezzi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Guideline of transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis for clinicians
    Yukio Ando
    Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 8:31. 2013
  2. pmc The empowerment of translational research: lessons from laminopathies
    Sara Benedetti
    National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Molecular Genetics, IGM CNR, Unit of Bologna, Via Di Barbiano 1 10, 40136, Bologna, Italy
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 7:37. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Disease profile and differential diagnosis of hereditary transthyretin-related amyloidosis with exclusively cardiac phenotype: an Italian perspective
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Cardiovascular Department, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 34:520-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Cardiac involvement in hereditary-transthyretin related amyloidosis
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 19:16-21. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Systemic cardiac amyloidoses: disease profiles and clinical courses of the 3 main types
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti n 9, 40125 Bologna, Italy
    Circulation 120:1203-12. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Exploring the gap between National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines and clinical practice in secondary care: results of a cross-sectional study involving over 10 000 patients followed in different specialty settings across Italy
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Ospedale S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:878-87. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Usefulness and limitations of 99mTc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid scintigraphy in the aetiological diagnosis of amyloidotic cardiomyopathy
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 38:470-8. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint [The JUPITER study: background and research hypotheses]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Dipartimento Cardio Toraco Vascolare, Universita degli Studi, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:25S-27S. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Transthyretin-related amyloidoses and the heart: a clinical overview
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Nat Rev Cardiol 7:398-408. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint [Atherosclerosis: a polidistrectual disease]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Dipartimento Cardio Toraco Vascolare, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 11:43S-48S. 2010

Detail Information

Publications91

  1. pmc Guideline of transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis for clinicians
    Yukio Ando
    Department of Neurology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Chuo Ku, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 8:31. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc The empowerment of translational research: lessons from laminopathies
    Sara Benedetti
    National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Molecular Genetics, IGM CNR, Unit of Bologna, Via Di Barbiano 1 10, 40136, Bologna, Italy
    Orphanet J Rare Dis 7:37. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Disease profile and differential diagnosis of hereditary transthyretin-related amyloidosis with exclusively cardiac phenotype: an Italian perspective
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Cardiovascular Department, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 34:520-8. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Cardiac involvement in hereditary-transthyretin related amyloidosis
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 19:16-21. 2012
    ..Assessment of such patients should include an active search for possible red flags that can indicate the correct final diagnosis...
  5. doi request reprint Systemic cardiac amyloidoses: disease profiles and clinical courses of the 3 main types
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti n 9, 40125 Bologna, Italy
    Circulation 120:1203-12. 2009
    ..In this study, we compared the diagnostic/clinical profiles of these 3 types of systemic cardiac amyloidosis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Exploring the gap between National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines and clinical practice in secondary care: results of a cross-sectional study involving over 10 000 patients followed in different specialty settings across Italy
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Ospedale S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:878-87. 2008
    ..To evaluate implementation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) control recommendations in secondary care and explore key points in the decisional workup...
  7. doi request reprint Usefulness and limitations of 99mTc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid scintigraphy in the aetiological diagnosis of amyloidotic cardiomyopathy
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 38:470-8. 2011
    ..We extended our study to a larger cohort of patients with AC...
  8. ncbi request reprint [The JUPITER study: background and research hypotheses]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Dipartimento Cardio Toraco Vascolare, Universita degli Studi, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 10:25S-27S. 2009
    ..36 mmol/I) who are at high risk because of an enhanced inflammatory response as indicated by hsCRP levels > 2 mg/I...
  9. doi request reprint Transthyretin-related amyloidoses and the heart: a clinical overview
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Nat Rev Cardiol 7:398-408. 2010
    ..Assessment of such patients should include an active search for possible red flags that can point to the correct final diagnosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint [Atherosclerosis: a polidistrectual disease]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Dipartimento Cardio Toraco Vascolare, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 11:43S-48S. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Gender-related risk of myocardial involvement in systemic amyloidosis
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 15:40-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, these findings raise the hypothesis that some biological characteristic associated with female gender protects against myocardial involvement in familial ATTR...
  12. doi request reprint Role of (99m)Tc-DPD scintigraphy in diagnosis and prognosis of hereditary transthyretin-related cardiac amyloidosis
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:659-70. 2011
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Risk factors for diagnostic delay in acute aortic dissection
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 102:1399-406. 2008
    ..At presentation, pleural effusion, troponin positivity, acute coronary syndrome-like electrocardiogram, and dyspnea are possible "clinical confounders" associated with particularly long in-hospital diagnostic times...
  14. ncbi request reprint [Residual risk in cardiovascular prevention]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 9:18S-22S. 2008
    ..Awareness of this problem can properly orient the search for new effective and efficient preventive strategies...
  15. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of internal cardioversion for chronic atrial fibrillation in patients with and without left ventricular dysfunction
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Policlinico, S Orsola Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 95:43-7. 2004
    ..Although these patients may have a higher risk of short- or medium-term AF recurrence, 6-month maintenance of sinus rhythm is possible in about 50% of cases...
  16. ncbi request reprint How, why, and when may atrial defibrillation find a specific role in implantable devices? A clinical viewpoint
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 30:422-33. 2007
    ..Future studies should examine clinically relevant outcomes and not be limited (as occurred with stand-alone defibrillators) to technical or other soft endpoints...
  17. doi request reprint Predictors of complicated athero-thrombotic lesions in non-ST segment acute coronary syndrome
    Nevio Taglieri
    Institute of Cardiology, St Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:430-7. 2013
    ..We sought to investigate the clinical features associated with complicated athero-thrombotic (CAT) coronary lesions and their prognostic relevance in NSTE-ACS...
  18. ncbi request reprint Left ventricular structure and function in transthyretin-related versus light-chain cardiac amyloidosis
    Candida Cristina Quarta
    Cardiovascular Division C C Q, S D S, I U, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Institute of Cardiology C C Q, S L, M F, C G, A M, C R, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy Department of Cardiology J K, R H F, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Boston, MA and Brigham and Women s Hospital Cardiac Amyloidosis Program R H F, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
    Circulation 129:1840-9. 2014
    ..We assessed cardiac structure and function and outcome in a large population of patients with CA and compared findings in TTR and AL-related disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity in transthyretin-related cardiac amyloidosis: towards tailoring of therapeutic strategies?
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 13:143-53. 2006
    ..We think that combined heart-liver transplantation could be considered for Glu89Gln carriers with established, morphologically severe cardiomyopathy...
  20. doi request reprint Arrhythmia discrimination by physician and defibrillator: importance of atrial channel
    Igor Diemberger
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 154:134-40. 2012
    ..We explored possible advantages of the atrial data provided by dual-chamber implantable defibrillators (ICD) for discrimination of real-life supraventricular/ventricular tachyarrhythmias (SVT/VT)...
  21. doi request reprint Exercise stress echocardiography is superior to rest echocardiography in predicting left ventricular reverse remodelling and functional improvement after cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Guido Rocchi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:89-97. 2009
    ..LV dyssynchrony can totally change during exercise. Aim of this study was to evaluate whether exercise dyssynchrony could select responders to CRT...
  22. doi request reprint Prognostic significance of mean platelet volume on admission in an unselected cohort of patients with non ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
    Nevio Taglieri
    Institute of Cardiology, St Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 106:132-40. 2011
    ..009). Therefore, MPV may be useful to improve risk stratification in NSTE-ACS patients and should be included in future prospective studies evaluating the role of platelet function in promoting cardiovascular events...
  23. doi request reprint Left ventricular versus biventricular pacing: a randomized comparative study evaluating mid-term electromechanical and clinical effects
    Cinzia Valzania
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Echocardiography 25:141-8. 2008
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive etiologic diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis using 99mTc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid scintigraphy
    Enrica Perugini
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1076-84. 2005
    ..We investigated the diagnostic accuracy of 99mTc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic acid (99mTc-DPD) scintigraphy for differentiation of monoclonal immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) and transthyretin (TTR)-related cardiac amyloidosis...
  25. doi request reprint Prognostic implications of the Doppler restrictive filling pattern in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Elena Biagini
    Institute of Cardiology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 104:1727-31. 2009
    ..In conclusion, in our study cohort, the Doppler pattern of restrictive LV filling proved to be a strong predictor of sudden death and HC-related death, independently of other markers for unfavorable prognosis in this disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Frequency, determinants, and clinical relevance of acute coronary syndrome-like electrocardiographic findings in patients with acute aortic syndrome
    Elena Biagini
    Institute of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Radiology Unit, Cardiothoracic Department, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 100:1013-9. 2007
    ..ACS-like ECG profile was associated with more complicated disease, and in type A disease was a strong independent predictor of in-hospital mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Different types of cardiomyopathy associated with isolated ventricular noncompaction
    Elena Biagini
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:821-4. 2006
    ..This knowledge should be taken into account during echocardiographic examination and encourage the use of contrast echocardiography (and magnetic resonance) and could also orient molecular biology studies...
  28. doi request reprint Heart transplantation in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Elena Biagini
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 101:387-92. 2008
    ..In patients with end-stage HC, young age is associated with more rapid progression to refractory heart failure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Outcome of cardioverter-defibrillator implant in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Heart Vessels 22:184-92. 2007
    ..These findings underline the need of careful follow-up in ARVC aimed at early recognition of complications that can impair ICD function...
  30. ncbi request reprint Radionuclide angiographic determination of regional left ventricular systolic function during rest and exercise in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Cinzia Valzania
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 106:389-94. 2010
    ..This was associated with an improvement in global LVEF and dyssynchrony...
  31. doi request reprint Interventricular delay optimization: a comparison among three different echocardiographic methods
    Matteo Bertini
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Maplpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Echocardiography 27:38-43. 2010
    ..To compare three different methods for obtaining interventricular-(VV) interval optimization...
  32. ncbi request reprint Potential of non-antiarrhythmic drugs to provide an innovative upstream approach to the pharmacological prevention of sudden cardiac death
    Giuseppe Boriani
    University of Bologna, Institute of Cardiology, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti n 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Expert Opin Investig Drugs 16:605-23. 2007
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy in clinical practice: need for electrical, mechanical, clinical and logistic synchronization
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti n 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 17:215-24. 2006
    ..Interdisciplinary synchronization in the various phases of CRT (screening, proposing, implementing, optimizing and monitoring) should eventually help develop a coordinated system for patient referral...
  34. doi request reprint Safety and efficacy of early aggressive versus cholesterol-driven lipid-lowering strategies in heart transplantation: a pilot, randomized, intravascular ultrasound study
    Luciano Potena
    Cardiovascular Department, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 30:1305-11. 2011
    ..Statins are recommended in heart transplantation regardless of lipid levels. However, it remains unknown whether dosing should be maximized or adjusted toward a pre-defined cholesterol threshold...
  35. ncbi request reprint Acute and chronic haemodynamic effects of biventricular pacing and of switching to different pacing modalities in heart failure patients
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 110:318-23. 2006
    ..In patients with severe heart failure, sinus rhythm and wide QRS complex biventricular (BiV) pacing leads to clinical and haemodynamic improvement, but the immediate reversibility of these changes is not known...
  36. doi request reprint Effects of cardiac resynchronisation therapy on dilated cardiomyopathy with isolated ventricular non-compaction
    Matteo Bertini
    Department of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Heart 97:295-300. 2011
    ..To compare the effects of cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) on left ventricular (LV) reverse remodelling in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) associated or not with isolated ventricular non-compaction (IVNC)...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization therapy: variations in echo-guided optimized atrioventricular and interventricular delays during follow-up
    Cinzia Valzania
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Echocardiography 24:933-9. 2007
    ..We assessed variations in optimized AV and VV delays during long-term follow-up...
  38. ncbi request reprint Risk of stroke in patients with high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity to adenosine diphosphate after percutaneous coronary intervention
    Nevio Taglieri
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Dipartimento di Medicina Specialistica, Diagnostica e Sperimentale, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1807-14. 2014
    ..In conclusion, in patients with coronary artery disease undergoing PCI, the presence of HPR to adenosine diphosphate is a risk factor for stroke...
  39. ncbi request reprint Paradoxical contributions of non-compacted and compacted segments to global left ventricular dysfunction in isolated left ventricular noncompaction
    Carla Lofiego
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 97:738-41. 2006
    ..These paradoxical findings support the concept that noncompaction represents a marker of a more generalized (cardio)myopathy rather than the direct pathophysiologic substrate of this still little-understood disease...
  40. ncbi request reprint High 99mTc-DPD myocardial uptake in a patient with apolipoprotein AI-related amyloidotic cardiomyopathy
    Candida Cristina Quarta
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 20:48-51. 2013
    ....
  41. doi request reprint New pathological insights into cardiac amyloidosis: implications for non-invasive diagnosis
    Ornella Leone
    Department of Pathology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 19:99-105. 2012
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy at a glance
    Elena Biagini
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:758. 2007
  43. doi request reprint Trial-generated profiles for implantation of electrical devices in outpatients with heart failure: real-world prevalence and 1-year outcome
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:82-91. 2010
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Heart transplantation in infants with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Luca Ragni
    Pediatric Cardiology and Adult Congenital Cardiology Unit, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Pediatr Transplant 13:650-3. 2009
    ..When HF manifests in a newborn/infant with idiopathic HCM and extreme cavity size reduction, the possibility of a rapidly progressive clinical course should be anticipated and HT may become the only available therapeutic solution...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neurohormones and inflammatory mediators in patients with heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy: time courses and prediction of response
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Peptides 27:1776-86. 2006
    ..A baseline ANP concentration < or = 150 pg/ml might be a clinically useful predictor of medium-term response to CRT...
  46. ncbi request reprint Dilated-hypokinetic evolution of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: prevalence, incidence, risk factors, and prognostic implications in pediatric and adult patients
    Elena Biagini
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:1543-50. 2005
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Carotid revascularization in patients with ongoing oral anticoagulant therapy: the advantages of stent placement
    Gianluca Faggioli
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 11, Bologna 40138, Italy
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 24:370-7. 2013
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Significance of magnetic resonance imaging in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Rossella Fattori
    Institute of Cardiovascular Radiology, S Orsola Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 105:1592-6. 2010
    ..In conclusion, magnetic resonance imaging in patients with apical HC showed a high incidence of apical aneurysms and a peculiar distribution of LGE, that was not limited to hypertrophic segments...
  49. ncbi request reprint Ventricular remodeling in Loeffler endocarditis: implications for therapeutic decision making
    Carla Lofiego
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 7:1023-6. 2005
    ..Little is known about the morphological and functional evolution of ventricular abnormalities in Loeffler endocarditis...
  50. doi request reprint Recent temporal trends for first-time hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction. Treatment patterns and clinical outcome in a large cohort study
    Paolo Ortolani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Am Heart J 166:846-54. 2013
    ..The objective was to report recent trends in the incidence, adoption of evidence-based treatment, and clinical outcomes for first-time hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction...
  51. doi request reprint Baseline white blood cell count is an independent predictor of long-term cardiovascular mortality in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome, but it does not improve the risk classification of the GRACE score
    Nevio Taglieri
    Institute of Cardiology, St Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
    Cardiology 124:97-104. 2013
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography-guided algorithm for stent-graft implantation in aortic dissection
    Guido Rocchi
    Institute of Cardiology, S Orsola University Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    J Vasc Surg 40:880-5. 2004
    ..We investigated the value of a developed algorithm based on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for guiding stent-graft implantation in type B aortic dissection...
  53. doi request reprint Age and heart transplantation: results from a heart failure management unit
    Francesco Grigioni
    Cardiovascular Department, The University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Transplant 22:150-5. 2008
    ..More evidence is needed to assess the pros and cons of maintaining age-limit policies in heart transplantation (HT)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Late improvement in ventricular performance following internal cardioversion for persistent atrial fibrillation: an argument in support of concealed cardiomyopathy
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1218-26. 2003
    ..The dissociation between the time course of atrial and ventricular function improvement suggests that the latter was partly due to regression of a concealed form of cardiomyopathy and/or of a ventricular dysfunction due to chronic AF...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiac resynchronization by pacing: an electrical treatment of heart failure
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita di Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 94:151-61. 2004
    ....
  56. doi request reprint The elusive link between aortic wall histology and echocardiographic anatomy in bicuspid aortic valve: implications for prophylactic surgery
    Ornella Leone
    Department of Pathology, S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 41:322-7. 2012
    ..We aimed to identify clinical and echocardiography predictors of histological abnormalities of the aortic wall in patients with bicuspid aortic valve undergoing aortic surgery...
  57. doi request reprint Cyclosporine lowering with everolimus versus mycophenolate mofetil in heart transplant recipients: long-term follow-up of the SHIRAKISS randomized, prospective study
    Luciano Potena
    Cardiovascular Department, University of Bologna, Academic Hospital S Orsola Malpighi, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna, Italy
    J Heart Lung Transplant 31:565-70. 2012
    ..It is unknown whether this efficacy could be maintained over the long term...
  58. doi request reprint Short- and long-term prognostic significance of ST-segment elevation in lead aVR in patients with non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome
    Nevio Taglieri
    Institute of Cardiology, St Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 108:21-8. 2011
    ..Therefore, this promptly available ECG pattern could be useful to improve risk stratification and management of patients with NSTE-ACS...
  59. ncbi request reprint Role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of infective endocarditis in patients with an implanted cardiac device: a prospective study
    Maddalena Graziosi
    Cardiology Unit, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, Alma Mater University of Bologna, and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 41:1617-23. 2014
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the incremental diagnostic role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in patients with an implanted cardiac device and suspected IE...
  60. ncbi request reprint Aortic thrombosis: a shared complication of different underlying diseases
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:967-8. 2007
  61. ncbi request reprint Prenatal echographic recognition of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy leading to heart transplantation in the newborn
    Daniela Prandstraller
    Pediatric and Congenital Adult Cardiology Unit, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 29:845. 2008
  62. ncbi request reprint Cardioverter-defibrillators after MADIT-II: the balance between weight of evidence and treatment costs
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 5:419-25. 2003
    ..In this perspective, data from the COMPANION trial are expected to stimulate the use of devices with defibrillation back-up in candidates for biventricular pacing...
  63. ncbi request reprint [Hypertension, heart failure, myocardial infarction, secondary prevention: the role of perindopril]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universittà degli Studi Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    Ital Heart J 6:40S-47S. 2005
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Isolated ventricular non-compaction with restrictive cardiomyopathy
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and S Orsola Malpighi Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:1927. 2006
  65. ncbi request reprint Inotropic therapy is unsuccessful: wrong conceptual target or wrong therapeutic tools?
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:22S-26S. 2003
    ..A new class of inotropes working with this mechanism is now available and could represent a real improvement in this challenging therapeutic area...
  66. doi request reprint Atherosclerotic aortic lesions increase the risk of cerebral embolism during carotid stenting in patients with complex aortic arch anatomy
    Gianluca Faggioli
    Department of Vascular Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Vasc Surg 49:80-5. 2009
    ..In order to investigate this phenomenon, we have evaluated embolic brain lesions (BL) after CAS and correlated them with aortic arch (AA) characteristics...
  67. doi request reprint Genotypic and phenotypic correlation in an Italian population of hereditary amyloidosis TTR-related (HA-TTR): clinical and neurophysiological aids to diagnosis and some reflections on misdiagnosis
    Fabrizio Salvi
    IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, UOC Neurologia, Centro Il Bene, Bellaria Hospital, Bologna, Italy
    Amyloid 19:58-60. 2012
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Non-invasive detection of coronary artery stenosis: a comparison among power-Doppler contrast echo, 99Tc-Sestamibi SPECT and echo wall-motion analysis
    Guido Rocchi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, S Orsola University Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Coron Artery Dis 14:239-45. 2003
    ..Power-Doppler imaging is a recently developed method for myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE). It can selectively evaluate the signal coming from an ultrasound contrast agent, allowing myocardial perfusion studies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Clinical relevance of atrial fibrillation/flutter, stroke, pacemaker implant, and heart failure in Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy: a long-term longitudinal study
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Stroke 34:901-8. 2003
    ..We investigated the spectrum and relevance of the cardiac manifestations of EDMD, focusing on bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation/flutter), embolic stroke, and heart failure...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Crimes and diseases: comparison of the clinical method and the police investigation method]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Istituto di Cardiologia Università degli Studi Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi Via Massarenti, 9 40138 Bologna
    Ital Heart J Suppl 4:415-9. 2003
  71. pmc White coats and fingerprints: diagnostic reasoning in medicine and investigative methods of fictional detectives
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna, Italy
    BMJ 331:1491-4. 2005
  72. ncbi request reprint [Pitfalls of cardiologic consultation in internal medicine: an obvious case of alcoholic liver cirrhosis]
    Elena Biagini
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 9:199-204. 2008
  73. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation precipitating sustained ventricular tachycardia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Istituto di Cardiologia, Universita di Bologna, Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 13:954. 2002
  74. ncbi request reprint Prognostic stratification of patients with right bundle branch block using dobutamine stress echocardiography
    Elena Biagini
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Am J Cardiol 94:954-7. 2004
    ..The presence of an abnormal dobutamine stress echocardiography was the strongest predictor of cardiac events and provided incremental prognostic information to clinical and stress test data...
  75. ncbi request reprint Female sex as a possible protective factor from myocardial involvement in transthyretin-related amyloidoses
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Arch Intern Med 165:2429. 2005
  76. ncbi request reprint Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with massive hypertrophy, amiodarone treatment and high defibrillation threshold at cardioverter-defibrillator implant
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Int J Cardiol 83:171-3. 2002
  77. ncbi request reprint [Cardiac amyloidosis: pitfalls and deceptions]
    Claudio Rapezzi
    G Ital Cardiol (Rome) 8:377-80. 2007
  78. ncbi request reprint Ventricular fibrillation during sleep in an adolescent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: the difficulty of risk stratification and the power of the cardioverter-defibrillator
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Int J Cardiol 97:143-4. 2004
  79. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes: the task force for the diagnosis and treatment of non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes of the European Society of Cardiology
    Claudio Rapezzi
    Eur Heart J 29:277-8. 2008
  80. ncbi request reprint Comparison of ventricular long-axis function in patients with cardiac amyloidosis versus idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy
    Enrica Perugini
    The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 95:146-9. 2005
    ..CA and IRC have quite distinct pathophysiologic profiles, raising some concerns about the appropriateness of considering them as 2 subtypes of a single nosographic entity...
  81. ncbi request reprint Prognostic significance of left anterior hemiblock in patients with suspected coronary artery disease
    Elena Biagini
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:858-63. 2005
    ..This study was designed to assess the functional and prognostic significance of left anterior hemiblock (LAHB) in patients with no history of myocardial infarction referred for dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE)...
  82. ncbi request reprint Seven-year follow-up after dobutamine stress echocardiography: impact of gender on prognosis
    Elena Biagini
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:93-7. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of gender on long-term prognosis of patients undergoing dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE)...
  83. doi request reprint Local amyloidosis as a possible component of the atrial remodeling accompanying atrial fibrillation [corrected]
    Ornella Leone
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:2444-5; author reply 2445. 2008
  84. ncbi request reprint Obstructive intramural coronary amyloidosis: a distinct phenotype of cardiac amyloidosis that can cause acute heart failure
    Michele Pasotti
    Department of Cardiology, I R C C S Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur Heart J 27:1810. 2006
  85. ncbi request reprint The Italian Registry for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: a nationwide survey
    Franco Cecchi
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Rome, Italy
    Am Heart J 150:947-54. 2005
    ..Thus, an Italian Registry for HCM was created to assess the clinical profile and the level of care nationwide of patients with HCM...
  86. ncbi request reprint [Classification of the cardiomyopathies]
    Perry Elliott
    Hadassah University Hospital Ein Kerem, Kirjat Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel
    Kardiol Pol 66:533-40, discussion 541-2. 2008
  87. ncbi request reprint Classification of the cardiomyopathies: a position statement from the European Society Of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases
    Perry Elliott
    Hadassah University Hospital Ein Kerem, Kirjat Hadassah, Jerusalem 91120, Israel
    Eur Heart J 29:270-6. 2008
    ..The aim is to help clinicians look beyond generic diagnostic labels in order to reach more specific diagnoses...
  88. ncbi request reprint Risk stratification of patients with classic angina pectoris and no history of coronary artery disease by dobutamine stress echocardiography
    Elena Biagini
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:730-2. 2005
  89. ncbi request reprint Long-term prediction of mortality in elderly persons by dobutamine stress echocardiography
    Elena Biagini
    Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcenter, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 60:1333-8. 2005
    ..However, its role in the prediction of mortality in elderly persons is not well defined. We assessed the value of DSE in the prediction of mortality and hard cardiac events during long-term follow-up in patients older than 65 years...
  90. doi request reprint Usefulness of 99mTc-DPD scintigraphy in cardiac amyloidosis
    Claudio Rapezzi
    J Am Coll Cardiol 51:1509-10; author reply 1510. 2008