Corrado Tamburino

Summary

Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Self-apposing STENTYS® stent in acute myocardial infarction
    G Giacchi
    Cardiovascular Department Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 62:59-70. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Real world safety and efficacy of the Janus Tacrolimus-Eluting stent: long-term clinical outcome and angiographic findings from the Tacrolimus-Eluting STent (TEST) registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:243-8. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Routine versus selective coronary artery bypass for left main coronary artery revascularization: the Appraise a Customized Strategy for Left Main Revascularization (CUSTOMIZE) study
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 150:307-14. 2011
  4. doi request reprint First-in-man 1-year clinical outcomes of the Catania Coronary Stent System with Nanothin Polyzene-F in de novo native coronary artery lesions: the ATLANTA (Assessment of The LAtest Non-Thrombogenic Angioplasty stent) trial
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:197-204. 2009
  5. pmc Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system: acute results from a real world setting
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Via Citelli 6, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Eur Heart J 31:1382-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Rapid Evaluation of Vessel HEaling After AngiopLasty (REVEAL) trial: rationale, objectives and design
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:53-8. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Sicilian DES Registry: prospective in-hospital and 9-month clinical and angiographic follow-up in selected high restenosis risk patients
    Corrado Tamburino
    Ferrarotto Hospital, Cardiology Division, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:161-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Are drug-eluting stents superior to bare-metal stents in patients with unprotected non-bifurcational left main disease? Insights from a multicentre registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Via Citelli 6, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:1171-9. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Procedural success and 30-day clinical outcomes after percutaneous aortic valve replacement using current third-generation self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis
    Corrado Tamburino
    Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:93-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of the real-world use of drug-eluting stents at 9-month follow-up: results from the Sicilian DES Registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:322-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications122 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Self-apposing STENTYS® stent in acute myocardial infarction
    G Giacchi
    Cardiovascular Department Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Minerva Cardioangiol 62:59-70. 2014
    ..This article provides an overview of clinical trials, completed and currently on-going, on this self-apposing technology. ..
  2. doi request reprint Real world safety and efficacy of the Janus Tacrolimus-Eluting stent: long-term clinical outcome and angiographic findings from the Tacrolimus-Eluting STent (TEST) registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:243-8. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate the safety and performance of the Janus Tacrolimus-Eluting stent (TES) in an unselected population of patients, without application of restrictive clinical or angiographic criteria...
  3. doi request reprint Routine versus selective coronary artery bypass for left main coronary artery revascularization: the Appraise a Customized Strategy for Left Main Revascularization (CUSTOMIZE) study
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 150:307-14. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint First-in-man 1-year clinical outcomes of the Catania Coronary Stent System with Nanothin Polyzene-F in de novo native coronary artery lesions: the ATLANTA (Assessment of The LAtest Non-Thrombogenic Angioplasty stent) trial
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:197-204. 2009
    ....
  5. pmc Percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system: acute results from a real world setting
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Via Citelli 6, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Eur Heart J 31:1382-9. 2010
    ..8% of patients (95% CI 81.5-99.8). Compared with baseline, left ventricular diameters, diastolic left ventricular volume, diastolic annular septal-lateral dimension, and mitral valve area significantly diminished at 30 days...
  6. doi request reprint Rapid Evaluation of Vessel HEaling After AngiopLasty (REVEAL) trial: rationale, objectives and design
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:53-8. 2010
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Sicilian DES Registry: prospective in-hospital and 9-month clinical and angiographic follow-up in selected high restenosis risk patients
    Corrado Tamburino
    Ferrarotto Hospital, Cardiology Division, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:161-8. 2008
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Are drug-eluting stents superior to bare-metal stents in patients with unprotected non-bifurcational left main disease? Insights from a multicentre registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Via Citelli 6, 95124 Catania, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:1171-9. 2009
    ..The advent of DES decreased the risk of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) restenosis when compared with BMS, but it is unclear if this advantage continues when non-bifurcational lesions are considered...
  9. ncbi request reprint Procedural success and 30-day clinical outcomes after percutaneous aortic valve replacement using current third-generation self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis
    Corrado Tamburino
    Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:93-8. 2009
    ..Percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) is an emerging alternative for high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The aim of this study was to report acute and short-term outcomes of PAVR with the 18 Fr CoreValve Revalving System...
  10. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of the real-world use of drug-eluting stents at 9-month follow-up: results from the Sicilian DES Registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:322-9. 2009
    ..However, the higher cost of DES in comparison with BMS made it necessary to determine whether their use brings a real economic advantage...
  11. doi request reprint Early- and mid-term outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with logistic EuroSCORE less than 20%: a comparative analysis between different risk strata
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:132-40. 2012
    ..To date, there is lack of clarity on data about outcomes of TAVI in lower risk patients. We sought to evaluate the outcomes of patients undergoing TAVI with LES ≥ 20% in comparison with patients with LES < 20%...
  12. doi request reprint Management of implant failure during transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:440-9. 2010
    ..There is a paucity of detailed data on the management and outcome of complications related to the sub-optimal deployment of the prosthesis. We appraised the incidence and management of early implant failure occurring during TAVI...
  13. doi request reprint Quality-of-life in elderly patients one year after transcatheter aortic valve implantation for severe aortic stenosis
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 7:573-9. 2011
    ..Quality-of-life (QoL) is a critical measure of effectiveness of TAVI in this patient population. In this prospective study, we sought to assess one year changes in QoL in patients who underwent TAVI...
  14. doi request reprint EuroSCORE refines the predictive ability of SYNTAX score in patients undergoing left main percutaneous coronary intervention
    Davide Capodanno
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Am Heart J 159:103-9. 2010
    ..Whether SYNTAX score should be used as a stand-alone tool or whether its performance may be improved by the parallel use of clinical scores focusing on comorbidities, such as EuroSCORE, is a matter of debate...
  15. doi request reprint Incidence rate and predictors of permanent pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation with self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis
    Valeria Calvi
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, via Citelli 1, Catania, 95100, Sicily, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 34:189-95. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the incidence rate of conduction disorders and the predictors of postoperative PPM requirement in a large series of patients undergoing TAVI...
  16. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic bioprosthesis dislocation: technical aspects and midterm follow-up
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 7:1285-92. 2012
    ..We investigated the causes of dislocation during TAVI of the self-expanding CoreValve ReValving™ System (CRS) (Medtronic Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA). This included midterm follow-up of patients experiencing this acute complication...
  17. doi request reprint The valve-in-valve technique for treatment of aortic bioprosthesis malposition an analysis of incidence and 1-year clinical outcomes from the italian CoreValve registry
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 57:1062-8. 2011
    ..We appraised the incidence and clinical outcomes of patients who were treated with the valve-in-valve (ViV) technique for hemodynamically destabilizing paraprosthetic leak (PPL)...
  18. pmc Cardiovascular magnetic resonance for the assessment of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation: a pilot study
    Alessio La Manna
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 13:82. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Global risk classification and clinical SYNTAX (synergy between percutaneous coronary intervention with TAXUS and cardiac surgery) score in patients undergoing percutaneous or surgical left main revascularization
    Davide Capodanno
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 4:287-97. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Plaque distribution patterns in distal left main coronary artery to predict outcomes after stent implantation
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 3:624-31. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between plaque distribution at left main (LM) bifurcation and target lesion revascularization (TLR) after stenting...
  21. doi request reprint One- and twelve-month safety and efficacy outcomes of patients undergoing edge-to-edge percutaneous mitral valve repair (from the GRASP Registry)
    Carmelo Grasso
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 111:1482-7. 2013
    ..In conclusion, percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip technique was shown to be safe and reasonably effective in 117 patients from a real-world setting...
  22. doi request reprint Prognostic value of exercise myocardial scintigraphy in patients with coronary chronic total occlusions
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 23:139-48. 2010
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Percutaneous closure of left atrial appendage to prevent embolic events in high-risk patients with chronic atrial fibrillation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:217-22. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to asses the safety, feasibility, and long-term efficacy of this procedure...
  24. doi request reprint Early and mid-term clinical outcomes with the CATANIA coronary stent system vs. bare metal stents in patients with coronary artery disease
    Davide Capodanno
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Cardiovasc Revasc Med 10:216-20. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare short-term outcomes of patients treated with the CAT stent with those treated with BMS...
  25. doi request reprint Comparison of drug-eluting stents and bare-metal stents for the treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery disease in acute coronary syndromes
    Corrado Tamburino
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 103:187-93. 2009
    ..There was no evidence of a significant reduction in mortality with DES versus BMS...
  26. doi request reprint How should I treat a massive thrombus embolisation in the left coronary artery during chronic total occlusion revascularisation?
    Salvatore Geraci
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 8:866-75. 2012
    ..A 53-year-old man symptomatic for unstable angina, underwent PCI for a severe stenosis of the first obtuse marginal and a CTO of the left circumflex arteries...
  27. doi request reprint Long-term clinical and angiographic results of Sirolimus-Eluting Stent in Complex Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Revascularization: the SECTOR registry
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, ETNA Foundation, University of Catania, Via Antonello da Messina 75, Catania, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 24:426-36. 2011
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Dual antiplatelet therapy versus aspirin alone in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 108:1772-6. 2011
    ..71) and 6 months (18% vs 15%; p = 0.85). In conclusion, the strategy of adding clopidogrel to aspirin for 3 months after TAVI was not found to be superior to aspirin alone. These results must be confirmed in a larger randomized trial...
  29. ncbi request reprint Long-term outcomes of bifurcation lesions after implantation of drug-eluting stents with the "mini-crush technique"
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 69:976-83. 2007
    ..To evaluate clinical and angiographic long-term outcome of "the mini-crush" technique for treating bifurcation lesions...
  30. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for severe regurgitation in native and degenerated bioprosthetic aortic valves
    Kunal Sarkar
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 81:864-70. 2013
    ..Background: TAVI has emerged as a viable treatment modality for severe aortic stenosis in inoperable or high-risk patients. The use of TAVI for treatment of severe AR has remained largely unexplored...
  31. doi request reprint Effect of renal artery stenting on left ventricular mass: a randomized clinical trial
    Carmelita Marcantoni
    Division of Nephrology, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Am J Kidney Dis 60:39-46. 2012
    ..Whether renal revascularization reduces left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with coronary artery disease is uncertain...
  32. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: 3-year outcomes of self-expanding CoreValve prosthesis
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Interventional Structural and Congenital Heart Disease Programme, Invasive Cardiology Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Eur Heart J 33:969-76. 2012
    ..We sought to assess 3-year clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of patients undergoing TAVI with the third generation CoreValve prosthesis (Medtronic Incorporation, MN, USA)...
  33. doi request reprint Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale with a bioabsorbable occluder device: single-centre experience
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 74:607-14. 2009
    ..We report our experience about PFO closure with a bioabsorbable device, BioSTAR (NMT Inc, USA)...
  34. doi request reprint Usefulness of SYNTAX score to select patients with left main coronary artery disease to be treated with coronary artery bypass graft
    Davide Capodanno
    Department of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:731-8. 2009
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Postprocedural management of patients after transcatheter aortic valve implantation procedure with self-expanding bioprosthesis
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 76:757-66. 2010
    ..We report our experience about postoperative management protocol adopted in our Division...
  36. doi request reprint Validating the EXCEL hypothesis: a propensity score matched 3-year comparison of percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass graft in left main patients with SYNTAX score ≤32
    Davide Capodanno
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 77:936-43. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to verify the study hypothesis of the EXCEL trial by comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in an EXCEL-like population of patients...
  37. doi request reprint Complete versus incomplete revascularization in patients with multivessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 72:448-56. 2008
    ..To investigate the long-term prognostic implications of complete versus incomplete revascularization in multivessel coronary artery disease (MVD) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stent (DES)...
  38. doi request reprint Gender differences in patients undergoing TAVI: a multicentre study
    Fabrizio D'Ascenzo
    Division of Cardiology, San Giovanni Battista Molinette, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    EuroIntervention 9:367-72. 2013
    ....
  39. doi request reprint EuroSCORE II versus additive and logistic EuroSCORE in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Davide Capodanno
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 112:323-9. 2013
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Balloon aortic valvuloplasty for severe aortic stenosis as a bridge to high-risk transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Department of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:161-6. 2010
    ..Background. There are no data on BAV use as a bridge to TAVI in patients at high risk of periprocedural complications...
  41. doi request reprint Quality of life following percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip System
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 155:194-200. 2012
    ..QoL is a critical measure of effectiveness of this procedure. We sought to evaluate quality of life (QoL) and NYHA class following this novel procedure...
  42. doi request reprint Comparison of complications and outcomes to one year of transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 109:1487-93. 2012
    ..In conclusion, in a large observational registry with admitted potential for selection bias and residual confounding, TAVI was not associated with a higher risk of 1-year MACCEs compared to SAVR...
  43. doi request reprint Transient impairment of vasomotion function after successful chronic total occlusion recanalization
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Catheterization Laboratory and Cardiovascular Interventional Unit, Cannizzaro Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 59:711-8. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to assess coronary vasomotion after successful revascularization of chronic total occlusion (CTO)...
  44. doi request reprint Is intravascular ultrasound beneficial for percutaneous coronary intervention of bifurcation lesions? Evidence from a 4,314-patient registry
    Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
    Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 100:1021-8. 2011
    ..We aimed to compare IVUS-guided PCI versus standard PCI in a large registry of patients undergoing PCI for bifurcations in the drug-eluting stent era...
  45. doi request reprint Comparative one-year effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention versus coronary artery bypass grafting in patients <75 versus ≥75 years with unprotected left main disease (from the CUSTOMIZE Registry)
    Davide Capodanno
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy Excellence Through Newest Advances Foundation, Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 110:1452-8. 2012
    ..034). In conclusion, compared to younger patients, elderly patients with left main disease are likely to derive the maximal gain from a less invasive procedure such as PCI...
  46. doi request reprint Safety and effectiveness of the Catania Polyzene-F coated stent in real world clinical practice: 12-month results from the ATLANTA 2 registry
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 7:1062-8. 2012
    ..The ATLANTA 2 registry was designed to evaluate the 12-month safety and efficacy of the Catania stent in a broader real world scenario...
  47. doi request reprint Accuracy of intracardiac echocardiography for aortic root assessment in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy
    Am Heart J 163:684-9. 2012
    ..We sought to appraise the accuracy of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) in measurements of structures in the aortic root in patients undergoing TAVI...
  48. doi request reprint Mini-STAR as bail-out strategy for percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion
    Alfredo Ruggero Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:30-40. 2012
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Treatment of multilesion coronary artery disease with simultaneous drug-eluting and bare-metal stent implantation: clinical follow up and angiographic mid-term results
    Francesca Mirabella
    Department of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 21:145-50. 2009
    ..We sought to evaluate clinical and angiographic outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients receiving both bare-metal stents (BMS) and drug-eluting stents (DES)...
  50. doi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of early vessel healing by optical coherence tomography after implantation of different stents in the same patient
    Alessio La Manna
    Department of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:328-33. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to get new insights on temporal patterns of vessel healing after stenting with different types of stent...
  51. doi request reprint Aortic valve perforation during aortic valvuloplasty: Identification and strategies for prevention
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy Excellence Through Newest Advances ETNA Foundation, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 77:876-80. 2011
    ..Failure to recognize cusp perforation can lead to serious procedural complications like severe aortic regurgitation, suboptimal prosthesis deployment, and function that can necessitate emergent open cardiac surgery...
  52. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic valve implantation for severe aortic regurgitation in a stentless bioprosthetic valve with the Core Valve revalving system-technical tips and role of the Accutrak system
    Kunal Sarkar
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:485-90. 2011
    ..Salient technical expedients have been mentioned and discussed in detail...
  53. ncbi request reprint Comparison of optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound for the assessment of in-stent tissue coverage after stent implantation
    Davide Capodanno
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 5:538-43. 2009
    ..To explore this subject, we investigated the correlation between the IVUS and OCT measurements derived from a contemporary population...
  54. ncbi request reprint Long-term follow-up after drug eluting stent implantation in left main trifurcations
    Corrado Tamburino
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 5:432-7. 2009
    ..We sought to determine the feasibility and long-term clinical outcome of drug eluting stent (DES) implantation in patients with LM coronary trifurcation lesions...
  55. doi request reprint Sirolimus versus paclitaxel-eluting stents in small coronary vessels: long-term outcomes from a single-center registry
    Rita Bucalo
    Institute of Cardiology Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:365-8. 2010
    ..The aim of the present observational study was to compare long-term clinical outcomes after sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) or paclitaxel-eluting stent (PES) implantation in lesions located in small coronary vessels...
  56. doi request reprint Incidence and predictors of early and late mortality after transcatheter aortic valve implantation in 663 patients with severe aortic stenosis
    Corrado Tamburino
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Circulation 123:299-308. 2011
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Clinical impact of enhanced inhibition of P2Y12-mediated platelet aggregation in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
    Piera Capranzano
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Hosp Pract (1995) 38:38-43. 2010
    ....
  58. doi request reprint Quality of life assessment after percutaneous aortic valve implantation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Via Citelli 6, Catania, Italy
    Eur Heart J 30:1790-6. 2009
    ..To assess the NYHA class and the quality of life (QoL) scores after percutaneous aortic valve implantation (PAVI) with the 18-Fr CoreValve prosthesis...
  59. doi request reprint Epidemiology and clinical impact of different anatomical phenotypes of the left main coronary artery
    Davide Capodanno
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Via Citelli 6, 95124, Catania, Italy
    Heart Vessels 26:138-44. 2011
    ..77). In conclusion, LM phenotypes can be identified that are more likely to present with atherosclerotic disease and significant stenosis...
  60. doi request reprint Optical coherence tomographic results at six-month follow-up evaluation of the CATANIA coronary stent system with nanothin Polyzene-F surface modification (from the Assessment of The LAtest Non-Thrombogenic Angioplasty Stent [ATLANTA] trial)
    Alessio La Manna
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 103:1551-5. 2009
    ..These figures indicate that the CATANIA stent with Polyzene-F is a promising solution for decreasing late stent restenosis and preventing thrombosis...
  61. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes after drug-eluting stent for the treatment of ostial left anterior descending coronary artery lesions
    Piera Capranzano
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am Heart J 160:973-8. 2010
    ..In addition, in the setting of these high-risk lesions, there is the issue of the potential involvement of the left main (LM) bifurcation, requiring subsequent revascularization for a lesion involving this critical location...
  62. doi request reprint Three-dimensional echocardiographic and surgical findings in mitral mechanical valve dysfunction
    Salvatore Scandura
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:317-8. 2013
    ..In addition, 3D-TEE gives unique views that add extra morphological and anatomical information, providing a very accurate presurgical evaluation...
  63. doi request reprint Left cardiac chambers reverse remodeling after percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system
    Salvatore Scandura
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 25:1099-105. 2012
    ..However, specific data on left cardiac chambers reverse remodeling after such procedures are limited...
  64. doi request reprint Percutaneous mitral valve repair in patients with prior cardiac surgery
    Salvatore Scandura
    Cardiovascular Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Card Surg 27:295-8. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of patients with prior cardiac surgery undergoing MitraClip therapy (Abbott, Abbott Park, Chicago, IL, USA) for severe mitral regurgitation...
  65. doi request reprint Core Valve embolization: technical challenges and management
    Kunal Sarkar
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 79:777-82. 2012
    ..We have discussed the technical issues and the approach to address them successfully in a systematic manner to ensure optimal procedural and patient outcomes...
  66. doi request reprint Impact of diabetes mellitus on long-term follow-up of percutaneous coronary intervention based on clinical presentation of coronary artery disease
    Cettina Ruperto
    Department of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 12:405-10. 2011
    ..We investigated the long-term interaction of diabetes mellitus and clinical presentation in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)...
  67. doi request reprint Platelet function profiles in the elderly: results of a pharmacodynamic study in patients on clopidogrel therapy and effects of switching to prasugrel 5 mg in patients with high platelet reactivity
    Piera Capranzano
    Cardiology Department Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 106:1149-57. 2011
    ..Switching to 5 mg/day prasugrel in elderly patients with HPR is associated with enhanced platelet inhibition and overcomes HPR in the majority of these patients...
  68. doi request reprint Feasibility of percutaneous transcatheter mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system using conscious sedation
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 75:1137-40. 2010
    ..Conscious sedation may represent a convenient alternative approach for selected patients who undergo this innovative procedure...
  69. doi request reprint ClearWayRX system to reduce intracoronary thrombus in patients with acute coronary syndromes according to optical coherence tomography after abciximab intracoronary local infusion trial (COCTAIL): study rationale and design
    Davide Capodanno
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 11:130-6. 2010
    ....
  70. doi request reprint A novel 3-d reconstruction system for the assessment of bifurcation lesions treated by the mini-crush technique
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 23:46-53. 2010
    ..Conventional two-dimensional angiography lacks the ability to properly image the true bifurcation geometry, and its percutaneous coronary intervention-induced changes in the clinical setting...
  71. doi request reprint Usefulness of the SYNTAX score for predicting clinical outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention of unprotected left main coronary artery disease
    Davide Capodanno
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2:302-8. 2009
    ..However, the prognostic value of SXscores in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention of the left main artery has not been validated...
  72. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of exercise myocardial scintigraphy in multivessel coronary disease after incomplete revascularization with coronary stenting
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 97:207-15. 2006
    ..Myocardial scintigraphy is able to provide incremental prognostic information after adjusting for clinical, angiographic, and exercise variables...
  73. doi request reprint A novel approach to define risk of stent thrombosis after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents: the DERIVATION score
    Davide Capodanno
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Clin Res Cardiol 98:240-8. 2009
    ..65 and 0.73, respectively) in the derivation set. In conclusion, the DERIVATION score may be used as a simple clinical tool for the identification of a sizable cohort in whom close monitoring and aggressive therapy may be beneficial...
  74. ncbi request reprint Very late thrombosis in acute myocardial infarction: drug-eluting versus uncoated stents
    Nadia Garro
    Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 4:324-30. 2008
    ....
  75. doi request reprint Long-term clinical benefit of drug-eluting stents over bare-metal stents in diabetic patients with de novo left main coronary artery disease: results from a real-world multicenter registry
    Davide Capodanno
    Dipartimento di Cardiologia, Ospedale Ferrarotto, Universita di Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:310-6. 2009
    ....
  76. doi request reprint Long-term clinical outcomes after drug-eluting stent implantation in unprotected left main coronary artery disease
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:291-8. 2009
    ..To investigate long-term outcomes of unprotected left main coronary artery (ULMCA) disease treatment using drug-eluting stents (DES)...
  77. doi request reprint The valve-in-valve technique: transcatheter treatment of aortic bioprothesis malposition
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 73:713-6. 2009
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Carotid artery stenting in the presence of contralateral carotid occlusion: mind the hyperperfusion syndrome!
    Antonino Nicosia
    Cardiovascular Department, University of Catania, Ferrarorto Hospital Postgraduate School in Cardiology, Catania, Italy
    Ital Heart J 5:152-6. 2004
    ..We describe the immediate and late outcomes of 3 patients treated with carotid artery stenting in the presence of contralateral carotid occlusion...
  79. doi request reprint Percutaneous treatment of aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation in the same patient: first human cases description
    Marco Barbanti
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:650-5. 2011
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Myocardial contrast echocardiography in the evaluation of myocardial perfusion in patients with left bundle branch block and coronary artery disease
    Salvatore Felis
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Diseases, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:956-61. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate, retrospectively, myocardial perfusion in selected patients with LBBB...
  81. doi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography and transcranial color Doppler: independent or complementary diagnostic tests for cardiologists in the detection of patent foramen ovale?
    Sarah Mangiafico
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 10:143-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the practical use of contrast-enhanced transcranial color Doppler (c-TCD) to define its role in the diagnostic pathway of patent foramen ovale...
  82. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical follow-up of drug-eluting stent restenosis treatment: retrospective analysis from two high volume catheterisation laboratories
    Francesco Tagliareni
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 5:703-8. 2010
    ..To evaluate clinical outcome of patients undergoing repeated percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for drug-eluting stent (DES) restenosis...
  83. doi request reprint Trans catheter aortic valve implantation with core valve revalving system in uncoiled (horizontal) aorta. Overcoming anatomical and technical challenges for successful deployment
    Kunal Sarkar
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 78:964-9. 2011
    ..Familiarity and facility with retrieval techniques using a snare catheter is desirable in cases of implant failure...
  84. doi request reprint Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: what has been done and what is going to be done
    Corrado Tamburino
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy and ETNA Foundation, Catania, Italy
    Future Cardiol 6:83-95. 2010
    ..This paper aims to go over all the current devices, from the most widely used to the newest technology, focusing on device description, procedural issues, potential complications and clinical studies currently available in literature...
  85. doi request reprint Mini-crush versus T-provisional techniques in bifurcation lesions: clinical and angiographic long-term outcome after implantation of drug-eluting stents
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2:185-94. 2009
    ..This retrospective study sought to assess the clinical and angiographic long-term outcome after implanting drug-eluting stents in bifurcation lesions with the T-provisional (T-prov) technique and mini-crush (MC) technique...
  86. doi request reprint Intraoperative defibrillation threshold testing during implantable cardioverter-defibrillator insertion: do we really need it?
    Valeria Calvi
    Electrophysiology Unit, Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am Heart J 159:98-102. 2010
    ..Therefore, the need for testing has been recently questioned. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of defibrillation threshold (DFT) testing of ICD on the efficacy of ICD therapy...
  87. ncbi request reprint Head-to-head comparison of sirolimus- and paclitaxel-eluting stent in the same diabetic patient with multiple coronary artery lesions: a prospective, randomized, multicenter study
    Fabrizio Tomai
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, European Hospital, Via Portuense 700, 00149 Rome, Italy
    Diabetes Care 31:15-9. 2008
    ..In these patients, multiple individual variables may be responsible for neointimal hyperplasia, thus making difficult the comparison of the two drug-eluting stents (DES)...
  88. ncbi request reprint Consequences of underexpansion of a percutaneous aortic valve bioprosthesis
    Gian Paolo Ussia
    Invasive Cardiology, Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    J Invasive Cardiol 22:E86-9. 2010
    ..We describe a case of CoreValve self-expanding prosthesis underexpansion, reporting data on prosthesis performance and short-term clinical outcome...
  89. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of transient left ventricular apical ballooning
    Salvatore Azzarelli
    Cardiovascular Catheterization Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Cannizzaro Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:1273-6. 2006
    ....
  90. doi request reprint A prospective multicentre observational study on the management of unprotected left main coronary artery disease: rationale and design of the Registro Italiano sul Trattamento del tronco comune non protetto study
    Imad Sheiban
    Division of Cardiology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:826-30. 2008
    ..We designed a prospective multicentre registry, which will include patients with unprotected left main disease independent of the subsequent medical, interventional or surgical treatment...
  91. doi request reprint Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: a report of two atypical cases
    Ines Monte
    Clinical Echocardiography, EchoDiagnostic Department, Polyclinic of University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Heart Vessels 24:380-4. 2009
    ..A review of the literature and the management of this condition are presented...
  92. ncbi request reprint The "mini-crush technique" for the treatment of coronary trifurcation lesions
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    EuroIntervention 4:358-64. 2008
    ..However, the treatment of a coronary trifurcation lesion is more problematic. Here we assess the feasibility of the "mini-crush technique" for treating trifurcation lesions...
  93. doi request reprint Early discharge in acute myocardial infarction after clinical and angiographic risk assessment
    Giuseppina Branca
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto University Hospital, Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:858-61. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate feasibility and safety of early discharge (defined as discharge between 48 and 72 h from AMI) in low-risk patients after uncomplicated infarction...
  94. pmc Early restenosis after drug-eluting stent implantation: A putative role for platelet activation
    Corrado Tamburino
    Institute of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    Can J Cardiol 23:57-9. 2007
    ..Extremely careful follow-up is mandatory after the recognition of intraluminal thrombi inside DES because restenosis may occur at the same site of DES thrombosis...
  95. doi request reprint Recanalization of complex coronary chronic total occlusions using high-frequency vibrational energy CROSSER catheter as first-line therapy: a single center experience
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy Etna Foundation, Catania, Italy
    J Interv Cardiol 23:130-8. 2010
    ..Several studies have illustrated the safety and the procedural outcome of high-frequency vibrational energy in guidewire refractory chronic total occlusions (CTOs)...
  96. doi request reprint Elective coronary stent patients: preinterventional functional status and clinical-instrumental assessment
    Guglielmo M Trovato
    Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine and Surgery, State University of Catania, Catania, 95131, Italy
    Heart Vessels 25:82-6. 2010
    ..This can also have consequences for therapeutic indications...
  97. doi request reprint Early conduction disorders following percutaneous aortic valve replacement
    Valeria Calvi
    Cardiology Department, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:S126-30. 2009
    ..We examined the incidence and characteristics of CD in the immediate postoperative period after PAVR, and the need for permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation...
  98. ncbi request reprint Resolution of myocardial ischemia due to coronary microcirculatory vasoconstriction in a patient with mixed angina
    Alfredo R Galassi
    Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, Clinical Division of Cardiology, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ital Heart J 3:525-8. 2002
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Echocardiographic diagnosis in diffusely aneurysmal coronary artery disease
    Salvatore Felis
    Clinical Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine and Systemic Disease, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
    Ital Heart J 4:633-7. 2003
    ....
  100. ncbi request reprint Coronary slow flow phenomenon: description of three cases evaluated with myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
    Salvatore Azzarelli
    Cardiovascular Department, Cannizzaro Hospital, Italy
    Ital Heart J 6:341-4. 2005
    ..Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy might help for an accurate assessment of myocardial ischemia in such patients...
  101. ncbi request reprint Which strategy should be used for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in patients aged more than 75 years?
    Alessio La Manna
    Division of Cardiology, Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:388-96. 2006
    ....