Alessandra Repetto

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pavia
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of programmed ventricular stimulation in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy: implications for the selection of candidates for an implantable defibrillator
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Europace 9:1151-7. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Drug safety evaluation of dronedarone in atrial fibrillation
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100, Pavia PV, Italy
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 11:1023-45. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Chronic vagal stimulation in patients with congestive heart failure
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:2037-9. 2009
  4. doi request reprint T-wave alternans in risk stratification of patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: can it help to better select candidates for ICD implantation?
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 6:S29-35. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Chronic vagus nerve stimulation: a new and promising therapeutic approach for chronic heart failure
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur Heart J 32:847-55. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Favourable effects of heart rate reduction with intravenous administration of ivabradine in patients with advanced heart failure
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:550-5. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation: from pre-clinical to clinical application: challenges and future directions
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Heart Fail Rev 16:195-203. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Patients with acute coronary syndrome and nonobstructive coronary artery disease in the real world are markedly undertreated
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:700-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence, clinical characteristics and treatment patterns of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the US population: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2008
    Jennifer B Christian
    GlaxoSmithKline, Worldwide Epidemiology, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:714-22. 2011
  10. doi request reprint High-dose erythropoietin in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a pilot, randomised, placebo-controlled study
    Maurizio Ferrario
    Cardiology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 147:124-31. 2011

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of programmed ventricular stimulation in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy: implications for the selection of candidates for an implantable defibrillator
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Europace 9:1151-7. 2007
    ..The present study assessed the role of programmed ventricular stimulation (PVS) in risk stratification of patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)...
  2. doi request reprint Drug safety evaluation of dronedarone in atrial fibrillation
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100, Pavia PV, Italy
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 11:1023-45. 2012
    ..Dronedarone was developed with the intent of replicating the antiarrhythmic effects of amiodarone, while minimizing its side effects...
  3. doi request reprint Chronic vagal stimulation in patients with congestive heart failure
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:2037-9. 2009
    ..Should these results be confirmed in larger controlled studies, chronic vagal stimulation could be a further treatment option for CHF patients, possibly integrated with defibrillator and resynchronization therapies...
  4. doi request reprint T-wave alternans in risk stratification of patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy: can it help to better select candidates for ICD implantation?
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 6:S29-35. 2009
    ..Thus, there is a strong need to identify reliable risk stratifiers, particularly among patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NIDCM), in whom the search for risk predictors has been particularly frustrating...
  5. doi request reprint Chronic vagus nerve stimulation: a new and promising therapeutic approach for chronic heart failure
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur Heart J 32:847-55. 2011
    ..We assessed safety and tolerability of chronic VNS in symptomatic CHF patients, using a novel implantable nerve stimulation system. The secondary goal was to obtain preliminary data on clinical efficacy...
  6. doi request reprint Favourable effects of heart rate reduction with intravenous administration of ivabradine in patients with advanced heart failure
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:550-5. 2008
    ..Heart rate (HR) reduction may be useful in treatment of patients with heart failure (HF). There are no data on the haemodynamic effects of ivabradine (a selective I(f) current inhibitor) in advanced HF patients...
  7. doi request reprint Vagus nerve stimulation: from pre-clinical to clinical application: challenges and future directions
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Viale Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Heart Fail Rev 16:195-203. 2011
    ..Controlled clinical trials will start soon to assess whether vagus nerve stimulation can indeed represent a new non-pharmacological approach for the treatment of symptomatic heart failure...
  8. doi request reprint Patients with acute coronary syndrome and nonobstructive coronary artery disease in the real world are markedly undertreated
    Gaetano M De Ferrari
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:700-8. 2011
    ..We assessed the clinical profile of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in a real world setting, focusing on pattern of care and on prognosis...
  9. doi request reprint Prevalence, clinical characteristics and treatment patterns of low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the US population: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2008
    Jennifer B Christian
    GlaxoSmithKline, Worldwide Epidemiology, Durham, North Carolina, USA
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:714-22. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint High-dose erythropoietin in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a pilot, randomised, placebo-controlled study
    Maurizio Ferrario
    Cardiology Department, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 147:124-31. 2011
    ..Mortality and morbidity after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) remain high even when myocardial reperfusion is successful. Erythropoietin (EPO) protects against experimental MI...
  11. ncbi request reprint Use of sirolimus-eluting stents for treatment of in-stent restenosis: long-term follow-up
    Nedy Brambilla
    Cardiology Division, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:699-705. 2007
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  12. ncbi request reprint Directional coronary atherectomy plus stent implantation vs. left internal mammary artery bypass grafting for isolated proximal stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery
    Nedy Brambilla
    Division of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 64:45-52. 2005
    ..As fewer periprocedural events and more TVRs occur after DCA + stenting than after LIMA-LAD, they can be considered valuable alternatives to each other...
  13. ncbi request reprint Angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism and risk of restenosis after directional coronary atherectomy followed by stent implantation
    Umberto Canosi
    Divisione di Cardiologia IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Piazza Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 91:795-800. 2004
    ..Our results indicate that ACE I/D polymorphism does not influence the risk of developing angiographic restenosis in patients undergoing DCA followed by stent implantation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Desmin accumulation restrictive cardiomyopathy and atrioventricular block associated with desmin gene defects
    Eloisa Arbustini
    Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, I R C C S Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 8:477-83. 2006
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  15. doi request reprint REM and NREM sleep enactment behaviors in Parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease dementia, and dementia with Lewy bodies
    Pietro Luca Ratti
    Sleep Unit, IRCCS C Mondino National Institute of Neurology Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Sleep Med 13:926-32. 2012
    ..We investigated the occurrence and neurobiological significance of abnormal SEBs in the context of PD without cognitive decline compared to PDD/DLB patients...
  16. ncbi request reprint Genetic predisposition to heart failure
    Michele Pasotti
    IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Med Clin North Am 88:1173-92. 2004
    ..The potential result will be a more accurate definition of HF identified as an evolving complex of cardiovascular diseases...
  17. pmc Dobutamine stress echocardiography for assessing the role of dynamic intraventricular obstruction in left ventricular ballooning syndrome
    Mario Previtali
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia School of Medicine, Pavia, Italy
    Cardiovasc Ultrasound 8:11. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and significance of dynamic intraventricular obstruction in patients with LVBS...
  18. doi request reprint Hallucinations and REM sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson's disease: dream imagery intrusions and other hypotheses
    Raffaele Manni
    Unit of Sleep Medicine, IRCCS C Mondino National Institute of Neurology Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Conscious Cogn 20:1021-6. 2011
    ..Neuropsychological deficits involving visual perception and attentional processes are thought to play an important role in the pathophysiology of VHs. On this basis, RBD in PD could be viewed as a contributory risk factor for VHs...
  19. ncbi request reprint Loss of lamin A/C expression revealed by immuno-electron microscopy in dilated cardiomyopathy with atrioventricular block caused by LMNA gene defects
    Laura Verga
    Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, Transplant Research Area, I R C C S Policlinico San Matteo, Via Forlanini 16, 27100, Pavia, Italy
    Virchows Arch 443:664-71. 2003
    ..Light immunohistochemistry confirmed the results. These findings confirm the hypothesis that LMNA gene defects are associated with a loss of protein expression in the selective compartment of non-cycling myocyte nuclei...
  20. ncbi request reprint Coronary atherosclerosis in end-stage idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: an innocent bystander?
    Alessandra Repetto
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:1519-27. 2005
    ..This study investigates the pathology of coronary trees in IDCM patients and correlates the findings with risk factors for atherosclerosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Directional coronary atherectomy in 2005
    Alessandra Repetto
    Division of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:494-7. 2005
    ..Given the possible role of plaque shifting at the edges of a stent in causing restenosis, debulking could be added to the local drug effect in complex lesions...
  22. doi request reprint The angiotensin-converting enzyme insertion/deletion polymorphism modifies the clinical outcome in patients with Pompe disease
    Paola De Filippi
    Department of Patologia Umana ed Ereditaria, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Genet Med 12:206-11. 2010
    ..We examined whether Pompe disease clinical manifestations, which are known to be highly variable among late-onset patients, may be modulated by angiotensin-converting enzyme polymorphism...
  23. doi request reprint Left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome: prevalence, clinical characteristics and pathogenetic mechanisms in a European population
    Mario Previtali
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 134:91-6. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to assess its prevalence, clinical characteristics and pathophysiological mechanisms in a European population of myocardial infarction patients...
  24. doi request reprint Emergency percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction complicated by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: early and medium-term outcome
    Corrado Lettieri
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Carlo Poma, Mantova, Italy
    Am Heart J 157:569-575.e1. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the in-hospital and postdischarge outcomes of STEMI patients surviving OHCA and undergoing emergency angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention [PCI]) within an established regional network...
  25. doi request reprint Complex paroxysmal nocturnal behaviors in Parkinson's disease
    Raffaele Manni
    Sleep Unit, IRCCS C Mondino Institute of Neurology Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Mov Disord 25:985-90. 2010
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  26. doi request reprint Delayed ICD lead cardiac perforation: comparison of small versus standard-diameter leads implanted in a single center
    Roberto Rordorf
    Department of Cardiology Department of Radiology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 34:475-83. 2011
    ..Moreover, no data on the performances of St. Jude's new small-diameter Durata lead are as yet available. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of DCP in small versus standard-diameter leads implanted in our center...
  27. doi request reprint Intermittent rate-dependent retrograde conduction over a concealed atrioventricular accessory pathway: what is the mechanism?
    Roberto Rordorf
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico S Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Europace 11:260-2. 2009
    ..Interestingly, retrograde conduction over the AP was detectable only when ventricular pacing was performed at fast rate. Supernormal retrograde conduction over the AP was considered the most likely explanation of this unusual finding...
  28. doi request reprint Heart rate variability monitored by the implanted device predicts response to CRT and long-term clinical outcome in patients with advanced heart failure
    Maurizio Landolina
    Fondazione Policlinico S Matteo IRCCS, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:1073-9. 2008
    ..Few data exist on the long-term changes and the prognostic value of heart rate variability (HRV) assessed by implanted devices in heart failure (HF) patients treated with resynchronization therapy (CRT)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Periodic conduction and 2:1 block from the left atrium to the pulmonary vein during radiofrequency ablation
    Maurizio Landolina
    Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Unit, Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:872-5. 2004
    ..The present report demonstrates, for the first time in humans, that decremental conduction may be related to the progressive damage of the conducting myocardial bundle due to RF energy applications...
  30. ncbi request reprint Fast-slow and slow-slow form of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia sustained by the same reentrant circuit: a case report
    Francesco Cantu
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:80-4. 2005
    ..Our observation is in agreement with the hypothesis that the fast-slow reentrant circuit consists of two slow pathways with the fast pathway acting as a bystander...
  31. ncbi request reprint Autosomal dominant dilated cardiomyopathy with atrioventricular block: a lamin A/C defect-related disease
    Eloisa Arbustini
    Molecular Diagnostic Division, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 39:981-90. 2002
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Clinical characteristics and outcome of left ventricular ballooning syndrome in a European population
    Mario Previtali
    Department of Cardiology, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia School of Medicine, Pavia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 107:120-5. 2011
    ..The extent of wall motion abnormalities was the best predictor of acute events. Contractile recovery occurred within 1 month in most patients. The long-term prognosis was good, with a recurrence rate of <2%/year...
  33. ncbi request reprint Early haemoglobin-independent increase of plasma erythropoietin levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction
    Maurizio Ferrario
    Division of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, P le Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Eur Heart J 28:1805-13. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of adjunctive stent implantation following directional coronary atherectomy for treatment of left anterior descending ostial stenosis
    Ezio Bramucci
    Department of Cardiology, I R C C S Policlinico San Matteo, Piazzale Golgi 2, 27100 Pavia, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 90:1074-8. 2002
    ..These results indicate that the combined approach of DCA and stent implantation is feasible and safe in patients with LAD ostial lesions, has a high success rate, a low incidence of restenosis, and a good long-term outcome...
  35. doi request reprint The FLEP scale in diagnosing nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, NREM and REM parasomnias: data from a tertiary sleep and epilepsy unit
    Raffaele Manni
    Unit of Sleep Medicine and Epilepsy, Institute of Neurology, C Mondino Foundation, Pavia, Italy
    Epilepsia 49:1581-5. 2008
    ..To test the usefulness of the FLEP scale in diagnosing nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (NFLE), arousal parasomnias, and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)...
  36. doi request reprint Long term vagal stimulation in patients with advanced heart failure: first experience in man
    Peter J Schwartz
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Eur J Heart Fail 10:884-91. 2008
    ..In man, VS is used in refractory epilepsy but has never been used in cardiovascular diseases. Increased sympathetic and reduced vagal activity predict increased mortality in HF...
  37. doi request reprint Relevance of echocardiographic evaluation of right ventricular function in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy
    Lea Scuteri
    Department of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:1040-9. 2009
    ..Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a marker of poor prognosis in heart failure (HF) patients. It is still unclear whether RV function might influence response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)...