Stefano Fumagalli

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Age, left atrial dimension and arterial stiffness after external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. A vascular component in arrhythmia maintenance? Results from a preliminary study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Viale Pieraccini, 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 26:327-30. 2014
  2. doi From left bundle branch block to Icelandic whales: the multiple perils of atrial fibrillation management in the elderly
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 28:573-6. 2016
  3. pmc Atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion in elderly patients: a role for arterial stiffness? Results from a preliminary study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Geriatric Intensive Care Unit, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 28:1273-1277. 2016
  4. ncbi Effects of a new device to guide venous puncture in elderly critically ill patients: results of a pilot randomized study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine Division, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res . 2016
  5. doi The role of the Arrhythmia Team, an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias: results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine Division, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Europace 18:623-7. 2016
  6. doi Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves functional status and cognition
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 219:212-7. 2016
  7. pmc Psychological effects of treatment with new oral anticoagulants in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: a preliminary report
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Viale Pieraccini, 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 27:99-102. 2015
  8. doi Determinants of all-cause mortality in different age groups in patients with severe systolic left ventricular dysfunction receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (from the Italian ClinicalService Multicenter Observational Project)
    Stefano Fumagalli
    ICU, Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine Unit, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1691-6. 2014
  9. doi Multiple shocks affect thoracic electrical impedance during external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:371-7. 2009
  10. doi Atrial fibrillation is a possible marker of frailty in hospitalized patients: results of the GIFA Study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Geriatric Medicine Unit, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Via delle Oblate 4, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 22:129-33. 2010

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Publications30

  1. pmc Age, left atrial dimension and arterial stiffness after external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. A vascular component in arrhythmia maintenance? Results from a preliminary study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Viale Pieraccini, 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 26:327-30. 2014
    ..Aims of this study were to evaluate the predictors of arterial stiffness after external cardioversion (ECV) of AF and to establish whether a link exists between vascular properties and left atrial diameter (LAD)...
  2. doi From left bundle branch block to Icelandic whales: the multiple perils of atrial fibrillation management in the elderly
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Viale Pieraccini 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 28:573-6. 2016
    ..Oral anticoagulant therapy must be wisely managed to maximize benefits-in terms of stroke and dementia control-and to reduce complications. ..
  3. pmc Atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion in elderly patients: a role for arterial stiffness? Results from a preliminary study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Geriatric Intensive Care Unit, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 28:1273-1277. 2016
    ..We evaluated the possible association between arterial stiffness (AS) and the persistence or recurrence of AF in elderly patients after ECV...
  4. ncbi Effects of a new device to guide venous puncture in elderly critically ill patients: results of a pilot randomized study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine Division, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res . 2016
    ..These instruments produce an "augmented reality" image, in which subcutaneous veins are depicted on a LCD display. We compared the new technique with standard venipuncture in a population of elderly patients...
  5. doi The role of the Arrhythmia Team, an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias: results of the European Heart Rhythm Association survey
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine Division, Experimental and Clinical Medicine Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Europace 18:623-7. 2016
    ..The Arrhythmia Team seems to be connected to important expectations in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. The efficacy of such an integrated and multidisciplinary approach should be encouraged and tested in clinical practice. ..
  6. doi Cardiac resynchronization therapy improves functional status and cognition
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy Electronic address
    Int J Cardiol 219:212-7. 2016
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate CRT effects on functional performance and cognition, two determinants of disability, frailty development and survival...
  7. pmc Psychological effects of treatment with new oral anticoagulants in elderly patients with atrial fibrillation: a preliminary report
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit and Geriatric Arrhythmology Unit, Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, and Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Viale Pieraccini, 6, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 27:99-102. 2015
    ..Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in elderly people, yet oral anticoagulation is underused in the aged. We tried to determine whether new oral anticoagulants (NOA) have greater psychological tolerability than warfarin...
  8. doi Determinants of all-cause mortality in different age groups in patients with severe systolic left ventricular dysfunction receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (from the Italian ClinicalService Multicenter Observational Project)
    Stefano Fumagalli
    ICU, Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine Unit, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy Electronic address
    Am J Cardiol 113:1691-6. 2014
    ..In conclusion, a large proportion of our population was aged ≥ 75 years. Mortality was related to age and several co-morbidities, except for the oldest patients in whom age alone resulted predictive...
  9. doi Multiple shocks affect thoracic electrical impedance during external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 32:371-7. 2009
    ..Experimental data suggest that TI decreases after multiple shocks. We undertook a clinical study to determine changes of TI values in patients with atrial fibrillation or flutter requiring ECV...
  10. doi Atrial fibrillation is a possible marker of frailty in hospitalized patients: results of the GIFA Study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Intensive Care Unit, Geriatric Medicine Unit, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Via delle Oblate 4, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 22:129-33. 2010
    ..We studied the clinical associations and effects of AF on the 23,174 hospitalized patients enrolled in the GIFA (Gruppo Italiano di Farmacoepidemiologia nell'Anziano) Study...
  11. ncbi Determinants of thoracic electrical impedance in external electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Geriatrics, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 98:82-7. 2006
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  12. doi Comparison of the usefulness of cardiac resynchronization therapy in three age-groups (<65, 65-74 and ≥75 Years) (from the InSync/InSync ICD Italian Registry)
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Unit, Critical Care Medicine and Surgery Department, University of Florence and AOU Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 107:1510-6. 2011
    ..The proportion of the responder condition to CRT was the same in all groups. Pharmacologic undertreatment is an important issue in a "real-world" geriatric population...
  13. doi Coenzyme Q10 terclatrate and creatine in chronic heart failure: a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Clin Cardiol 34:211-7. 2011
    ..Studies have suggested that micronutrient deficiency has some role in the progression of chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  14. doi Characteristics, management and prognosis of elderly patients in the Euro Heart Survey on atrial fibrillation
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 24:517-23. 2012
    ..Aim of this study was to assess age-related differences in the characteristics, management and prognosis of patients with AF in European cardiology practices...
  15. doi Prognostic value of adiponectin in coronary artery disease: Role of diabetes and left ventricular systolic dysfunction
    Alessandra Pratesi
    Division of Geriatric Cardiology and Medicine, Research Unit of Medicine of Ageing, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 118:58-66. 2016
    ..However, the role of AD on clinical outcomes in coronary artery disease (CAD) is controversial. We analyzed whether AD was an independent predictor of all-cause mortality and hospitalization in patients with CAD...
  16. ncbi Reduced cardiocirculatory complications with unrestrictive visiting policy in an intensive care unit: results from a pilot, randomized trial
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Circulation 113:946-52. 2006
    ..The aim of this pilot, randomized trial was to compare the complications associated with UVP (single visitor with frequency and duration chosen by patient) and RVP (single visitor for 30 minutes twice a day)...
  17. ncbi Renal, but not systemic, hemodynamic effects of dopamine are influenced by the severity of congestive heart failure
    Andrea Ungar
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Crit Care Med 32:1125-9. 2004
    ..To determine whether the short-term systemic and renal hemodynamic response to dopamine is influenced by clinical severity of congestive heart failure...
  18. ncbi Relationship between cognitive function and 6-minute walking test in older outpatients with chronic heart failure
    Samuele Baldasseroni
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Via delle Oblate 4, 50134 Florence, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 22:308-13. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between mild cognitive decline and exercise capacity in older outpatients with chronic heart failure (CHF)...
  19. doi Resistin level in coronary artery disease and heart failure: the central role of kidney function
    Samuele Baldasseroni
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Viale Morgagni 85, Florence, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 14:150-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate resistin levels in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) with or without chronic heart failure, in order to define its independent predictor...
  20. doi Prognostic stratification of older persons based on simple administrative data: development and validation of the "Silver Code," to be used in emergency department triage
    Mauro Di Bari
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Via delle Oblate 4, Florence, Italy
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 65:159-64. 2010
    ..Whether such targeting can be performed through simple administrative data is unknown...
  21. ncbi Does advanced age affect the immediate and long-term results of direct-current external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation?
    Stefano Fumagalli
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Florence, and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Florence, Italy
    J Am Geriatr Soc 50:1192-7. 2002
    ..To determine whether advanced age affects the immediate and long-term results of direct-current external cardioversion (ECV) of atrial fibrillation (AF), the sustained arrhythmia most commonly encountered in older patients...
  22. ncbi Improved exercise tolerance and quality of life with cardiac rehabilitation of older patients after myocardial infarction: results of a randomized, controlled trial
    Niccolo Marchionni
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Via delle Oblate, 4 50141 Florence, Italy
    Circulation 107:2201-6. 2003
    ..We enrolled patients 46 to 86 years old in a randomized trial and assessed the effects of 2 months of post-myocardial infarction (MI) CR on total work capacity (TWC, in kilograms per meter) and health-related quality of life (HRQL)...
  23. pmc Adiponectin, diabetes and ischemic heart failure: a challenging relationship
    Samuele Baldasseroni
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Geriatric Medicine Unit, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 11:151. 2012
    ..We evaluated the level of adiponectin in patients with ischemic HF, with and without type 2 diabetes, to elucidate whether the metabolic syndrome was able to influence the relationship between AD and HF...
  24. doi Epidemiology of suboptimal prescribing in older, community dwellers: a two-wave, population-based survey in Dicomano, Italy
    Francesco Lapi
    Tuscan Regional Centre of Pharmacovigilance, Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Drugs Aging 26:1029-38. 2009
    ..Time trends of suboptimal prescribing in older, community dwellers have been poorly investigated, particularly in Italy...
  25. doi Combination evidence-based therapy is effective in the oldest 'old patients' following myocardial infarction. The "Salute e Benessere nell'Anziano" (SeBA) observational study
    Mauro Di Bari
    Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini, 18, 50139, Florence, Italy
    Intern Emerg Med 11:677-85. 2016
    ..Enhancing compliance with treatment guidelines may reduce the burden of mortality and hospitalizations in older MI survivors. ..
  26. doi Age-dependent prognostic significance of atrial fibrillation in outpatients with chronic heart failure: data from the Italian Network on Congestive Heart Failure Registry
    Samuele Baldasseroni
    Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists Research Center, University School of Medicine, Florence, Italy
    Cardiology 116:79-88. 2010
    ..The role of atrial fibrillation (AF) in older patients with heart failure (HF) is controversial because many variables seem to influence their outcome. We investigated the predictivity of AF in 3 age groups of outpatients with HF...
  27. ncbi Polyunsaturated fatty acids and cardiovascular disease
    Ivan Calzolari
    Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Unit of Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Florence and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
    Curr Pharm Des 15:4094-102. 2009
    ..Analysis of their biological actions suggests a variety of anti-arrhythmic, anti-thrombotic, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory mechanisms underlying their clinical benefits...
  28. ncbi First-Person Perspective Action Observation Training in Individuals With Parkinson's Disease: A Consideration-of-Concept Controlled Pilot Trial
    Giovanni Giorgi
    1Outpatient Rehabilitation Service, Fondazione Maria Assunta in Cielo Onlus, Pistoia, Italy 2Functional Rehabilitation Unit, Azienda Usl Toscana Centro, Prato, Italy 3Physical Therapy, Villa delle Terme, Impruneta, Florence, Italy 4Research Unit of Medicine of Aging, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, and Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Viale Pieraccini, Florence, Italy
    J Geriatr Phys Ther . 2016
    ..Physical therapy techniques based on action observation may influence motor performance in individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD)...
  29. pmc S100A13 is a new angiogenic marker in human melanoma
    Daniela Massi
    Division of Pathological Anatomy, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
    Mod Pathol 23:804-13. 2010
    ..Therefore, S100A13 may represent a new angiogenic and prognostic marker in melanoma...
  30. ncbi Thromboxane inhibition improves renal perfusion and excretory function in severe congestive heart failure
    Sergio Castellani
    Sezione Clinica Medica Generale e Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 85, 50134 Florence, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:133-9. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate whether thromboxane inhibition can favorably affect renal perfusion and clinical conditions in patients affected by severe heart failure...