A Raviele

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of permanent cardiac pacing for the treatment of recurrent tilt-induced vasovagal syncope. The vasovagal syncope and pacing trial (SYNPACE)
    Antonio Raviele
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Via Circonvallazione 50, 30174 Mestre Venice, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:1741-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope--update 2004
    Michele Brignole
    Europace 6:467-537. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of sublingual nitroglycerin test and low-dose isoproterenol test in patients with unexplained syncope
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 85:1194-8. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint The vasovagal Syncope and pacing (Synpace) trial: rationale and study design
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre (VE, Italy
    Europace 3:336-41. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Management of syncope referred urgently to general hospitals with and without syncope units
    M Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 5:293-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of history in patients with syncope with or without heart disease
    P Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1921-8. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of etilefrine in preventing syncopal recurrence in patients with vasovagal syncope: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The Vasovagal Syncope International Study
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Circulation 99:1452-7. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparative assessment of right, left, and biventricular pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    M Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedali del Tigullio, Via don Bobbio, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:712-22. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Low-energy internal cardioversion in patients with long-lasting atrial fibrillation refractory to external electrical cardioversion: results and long-term follow-up
    G Gasparini
    Division of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre, Venice, Italy
    Europace 3:90-5. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular adaptations to endurance training and detraining in young and older athletes
    F Giada
    Division of Cardiology, O C Mestre, Venice, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 65:149-55. 1998

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Publications52

  1. ncbi request reprint A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of permanent cardiac pacing for the treatment of recurrent tilt-induced vasovagal syncope. The vasovagal syncope and pacing trial (SYNPACE)
    Antonio Raviele
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Via Circonvallazione 50, 30174 Mestre Venice, Italy
    Eur Heart J 25:1741-8. 2004
    ..We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in order to ascertain if pacing therapy reduces the risk of syncope relapse...
  2. ncbi request reprint Guidelines on management (diagnosis and treatment) of syncope--update 2004
    Michele Brignole
    Europace 6:467-537. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of sublingual nitroglycerin test and low-dose isoproterenol test in patients with unexplained syncope
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 85:1194-8. 2000
    ..The sublingual nitroglycerin test, however, is simpler, better tolerated, and safer than the low-dose isoproterenol test and, thus, more suitable for routine clinical use...
  4. ncbi request reprint The vasovagal Syncope and pacing (Synpace) trial: rationale and study design
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre (VE, Italy
    Europace 3:336-41. 2001
    ..This implies a 10% incidence of syncope recurrence after one year, vs 50% in patients with 'pacemaker OFF'. Fifty patients will need to be enrolled in the study: 25 patients for each group...
  5. ncbi request reprint Management of syncope referred urgently to general hospitals with and without syncope units
    M Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale del Tigullio, Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 5:293-8. 2003
    ..We tested the hypothesis that management of patients with syncope admitted urgently to a general hospital may be influenced by the presence of an in-hospital structured syncope unit...
  6. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic value of history in patients with syncope with or without heart disease
    P Alboni
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Cento, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1921-8. 2001
    ..We sought to establish what historical findings are predictive of the cause of syncope...
  7. ncbi request reprint Effect of etilefrine in preventing syncopal recurrence in patients with vasovagal syncope: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. The Vasovagal Syncope International Study
    A Raviele
    Division of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Circulation 99:1452-7. 1999
    ..The present multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of this drug for the long-term management of patients with recurrent vasovagal syncope...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparative assessment of right, left, and biventricular pacing in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation
    M Brignole
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedali del Tigullio, Via don Bobbio, 16033 Lavagna, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:712-22. 2005
    ..Left ventricular (LV) and biventricular (BiV) pacing are potentially superior to right ventricular (RV) apical pacing in patients undergoing atrioventricular (AV) junction ablation and pacing for permanent atrial fibrillation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Low-energy internal cardioversion in patients with long-lasting atrial fibrillation refractory to external electrical cardioversion: results and long-term follow-up
    G Gasparini
    Division of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre, Venice, Italy
    Europace 3:90-5. 2001
    ..This paper evaluates the efficacy and safety of low-energy internal cardioversion in patients with long-lasting atrial fibrillation refractory to external electrical cardioversion, and the clinical outcome of such patients...
  10. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular adaptations to endurance training and detraining in young and older athletes
    F Giada
    Division of Cardiology, O C Mestre, Venice, Italy
    Int J Cardiol 65:149-55. 1998
    ..No relevant differences were observed in the Doppler filling pattern between athletes and sedentary controls...
  11. ncbi request reprint Management of patients with syncope referred urgently to general hospitals
    M Disertori
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale S Chiara, Trento, Italy
    Europace 5:283-91. 2003
    ..To evaluate the incidence and the strategy of management of syncope admitted urgently to a general hospital...
  12. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of spinal cord stimulation on myocardial ischemia and heart rate variability: results of a 48-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring
    F Di Pede
    Cardiology Department, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Ital Heart J 2:690-5. 2001
    ..Some studies have also demonstrated an anti-ischemic effect. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term persistence of the effects of SCS on myocardial ischemia and on heart rate variability...
  13. ncbi request reprint A standardized conventional evaluation of the mechanism of syncope in patients with bundle branch block
    P Donateo
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedali Riuniti, Lavagna, Italy
    Europace 4:357-60. 2002
    ..The finding of bundle branch block in patients with syncope suggests that paroxysmal AV block may be the cause of syncope, even though its prevalence is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiographic indices predictive of sinus rhythm maintenance after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation: an echocardiographic study during direct current shock
    B De Piccoli
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto 1 Hospital, Mestre, Venice, Italy
    Echocardiography 18:545-52. 2001
    ..Previous echocardiographic studies on sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance after cardioversion have focused mainly on parameters recorded before DCS, while other studies have reported on the indices recorded soon after delivery of the shock...
  15. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric profile, quality of life and risk of syncopal recurrence in patients with tilt-induced vasovagal syncope
    Franco Giada
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Europace 7:465-71. 2005
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  16. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of tilt training in the treatment of neurally mediated syncope. A randomized study
    Giovanni Foglia-Manzillo
    Department of Cardiology of Ospedale Valduce, Como, Italy
    Europace 6:199-204. 2004
    ..Because of poor compliance, tilt training appears to be a feasible treatment only for highly motivated patients, but not for the majority of patients with recurrent neurally mediated syncope...
  17. ncbi request reprint Dual defibrillator improves quality of life and decreases hospitalizations in patients with drug refractory atrial fibrillation
    Renato Ricci
    San Filippo Neri Hospital in Rome, Italy
    J Interv Card Electrophysiol 10:85-92. 2004
    ..to evaluate the impact of dual defibrillator implantation on quality of life and resource utilization in patients with drug refractory atrial fibrillation (AF) without prior ventricular arrhythmias...
  18. doi request reprint Role of anticoagulation therapy after pulmonary vein antrum isolation for atrial fibrillation treatment
    Antonio Rossillo
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 9:51-5. 2008
    ..In the present study, we evaluated the incidence of CVA following the interruption of OAT 3 months after ICE-PVAI...
  19. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
    Fethi Kilicaslan
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 3:275-80. 2006
    ..Although pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation is effective in curing atrial fibrillation (AF) in a variety of heart diseases, results in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) have not been reported...
  20. doi request reprint Pulmonary-vein isolation for atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure
    Mohammed N Khan
    Cardiovascular Associates, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:1778-85. 2008
    ..Pulmonary-vein isolation is increasingly being used to treat atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure...
  21. ncbi request reprint An integrated anatomical and electrophysiological approach to atrial fibrillation ablation
    Aldo Bonso
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:592-3. 2006
  22. ncbi request reprint Prognostic role of post-infarction C-reactive protein in patients undergoing implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators: design of the C-reactive protein Assessment after Myocardial Infarction to GUide Implantation of DEfibrillator (CAMI GUIDE) study
    Fulvio Bellocci
    Institute of Cardiology, Catholic University, A Gemelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 8:293-9. 2007
    ..Whether C-reactive protein (CRP), a serum inflammatory marker with established prognostic accuracy after MI, can also be a predictor of SCD is unclear...
  23. ncbi request reprint Venice Chart international consensus document on atrial fibrillation ablation
    Andrea Natale
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:560-80. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Intracardiac echocardiography for implantation of LAA occlusion devices: a further step toward the ICE era?
    Sakis Themistoclakis
    Heart Rhythm 4:572-4. 2007
  25. ncbi request reprint Recurrent unexplained palpitations (RUP) study comparison of implantable loop recorder versus conventional diagnostic strategy
    Franco Giada
    Cardiovascular Department, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre Venice, Venice, Italy
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:1951-6. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic yield and the costs of implantable loop recorder (ILR) with those of the conventional strategy in patients with unexplained palpitations...
  26. ncbi request reprint HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert Consensus Statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on catheter and surgical ablation of
    Hugh Calkins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
    Heart Rhythm 4:816-61. 2007
  27. doi request reprint Role of transoesophageal echocardiography in evaluating the effect of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation on anatomy and function of the pulmonary veins
    Bruno De Piccoli
    Cardiovascular Department, Umberto I Hospital, Via Circonvallazione 50, 30171 Venice Mestre, Italy
    Europace 10:1079-84. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible morphological and functional consequences of this procedure on PV during a 12-month follow-up...
  28. ncbi request reprint HRS/EHRA/ECAS expert consensus statement on catheter and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: recommendations for personnel, policy, procedures and follow-up. A report of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Task Force on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of
    Hugh Calkins
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA
    Europace 9:335-79. 2007
  29. doi request reprint Efficacy, safety, and outcome of atrial fibrillation ablation in septuagenarians
    Andrea Corrado
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:807-11. 2008
    ..Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF). The outcome of AF ablation in septuagenarians is not clear. Our aim was to evaluate success rate, outcome, and complication rate of AF ablation in septuagenarians...
  30. ncbi request reprint Tilt testing potentiated with sublingual nitroglycerin in children with unexplained syncope
    Giovanni Foglia-Manzillo
    Cardiology Department, Ospedale Valduce, Via Dane, 11, 22100 Como, Italy
    Eur Heart J 28:2605-9. 2007
    ..The aim of this prospective study was to assess the diagnostic value of a sublingual nitroglycerin (NTG) potentiated head-up tilt (HUT) testing protocol in children with unexplained syncope...
  31. ncbi request reprint Anatomic location of pulmonary vein electrical disconnection with balloon-based catheter ablation
    Karen P Phillips
    Section of Pacing and Electrophysiology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 19:14-8. 2008
    ..We sought to evaluate the precise anatomic level of PV electrical disconnection with current design balloon-based catheters...
  32. doi request reprint Clinical predictors and relationship between early and late atrial tachyarrhythmias after pulmonary vein antrum isolation
    Sakis Themistoclakis
    Cardiovascular Department, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 5:679-85. 2008
    ..Several studies have reported early (EAT) and late (LAT) atrial tachyarrhythmias following atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, but the factors associated with them and their clinical significance are not well known...
  33. ncbi request reprint Should the "scalpel" be preferred to catheter ablation to cure atrial fibrillation?
    Antonio Rossillo
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 18:1296-8. 2007
  34. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic effects of atrial septal pacing in cardiac resynchronization therapy patients
    Francesco Di Pede
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Umberto I, Mestre Venezia, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:1273-8. 2005
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic fiberoptic assessment of balloon occlusion of the pulmonary vein ostium in humans: comparison with phased-array intracardiac echocardiography
    Sakis Themistoclakis
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    Heart Rhythm 3:44-9. 2006
    ..Anatomic pulmonary vein (PV) variants may affect the ability to position balloon catheter systems at the left atrium (LA)-PV junction with complete circumferential contact, resulting in ineffective PV isolation...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relation of clinical presentation of syncope to the age of patients
    Attilio Del Rosso
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale S Pietro Igneo, Fucecchio, Florence, Italy
    Am J Cardiol 96:1431-5. 2005
    ..The specificity of some features is high but these can be observed in only a minority of patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy for prevention of sudden death in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia
    Domenico Corrado
    Divisione di Cardiologia e Patologia Cardiovascolare, Universita di Padova, Padova, Italy
    Circulation 108:3084-91. 2003
    ..Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) is a condition associated with the risk of sudden death (SD)...
  38. ncbi request reprint Left atrial radiofrequency ablation during cardiac surgery in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Roberto Mantovan
    Cardiovascular Department, Ospedale Regionale Santa Maria dei Battuti di Treviso, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 14:1289-95. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to verify the outcome of this technique in a controlled multicenter trial...
  39. ncbi request reprint Clinical spectrum of neurally mediated reflex syncopes
    Paolo Alboni
    Division of Cardiology and Section of Arrhythmology, Ospedale Civile, 44042 Cento FE, Italy
    Europace 6:55-62. 2004
    ..The clinical features of the various types of neurally mediated reflex syncope have not been systematically investigated and compared. We sought to assess and compare the clinical spectrum of neurally mediated reflex syncopes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Mode of initiation and ablation of ventricular fibrillation storms in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy
    Nassir F Marrouche
    Section of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1715-20. 2004
    ..We report on the initiation of ventricular fibrillation (VF) storm in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and the results of targeted ablation to treat VF storm...
  41. ncbi request reprint Use of ibutilide in cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter treated with class IC agents
    Richard H Hongo
    University of California, San Francisco 94143 1354, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 44:864-8. 2004
    ..We sought to assess the efficacy and safety of ibutilide cardioversion for those with atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL) receiving long-term treatmentwith class IC agents...
  42. ncbi request reprint [How is syncope studied in the Italian hospitals?]
    Angelo Bartoletti
    Task Force Associazione Italiana di Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione, Modello organizzativo di Syncope Unit
    Ital Heart J Suppl 5:472-9. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate how the main tests for the diagnostic assessment of syncope are currently performed in the Italian hospitals...
  43. ncbi request reprint Impact of coronary sinus lead position on biventricular pacing: mortality and echocardiographic evaluation during long-term follow-up
    Antonio Rossillo
    Department of Cardiology, Umberto I Hospital, Mestre Venice, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 15:1120-5. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical response and mortality in patients who had transvenous CS leads placed in different anatomic branches for biventricular pacing...
  44. ncbi request reprint Different clinical courses and predictors of atrial fibrillation occurrence after transisthmic ablation in patients with preablation lone atrial flutter, coexistent atrial fibrillation, and drug induced atrial flutter
    Emanuele Bertaglia
    Department of Cardiology, Ospedale Civile, Mirano, Italy
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 27:1507-12. 2004
    ..Different clinical and echocardiographical variables predict postablation AF occurrence in different subgroups of patients...
  45. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a patient-activated pharmacologic pump using phenylephrine as active drug and prodromal symptoms as a marker of imminent loss of consciousness to abort tilt-induced syncope
    Antonio Raviele
    J Am Coll Cardiol 45:320-1. 2005
  46. ncbi request reprint Iatrogenic postatrial fibrillation ablation left atrial tachycardia/flutter: how to prevent and treat it?
    Antonio Raviele
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:298-301. 2005
  47. ncbi request reprint Rate-responsive pacing regulated by cardiac haemodynamics
    Gianni Gasparini
    Unita Operativa di Cardiologia, Ospedale Umberto I, Via Circonvallazione, 50, 30174 Mestre, Venezia, Italy
    Europace 7:234-41. 2005
    ..We checked whether the TVI sensor can drive the rate-responsive function of a cardiac pacemaker following changes in the inotropic regulation of the heart...
  48. ncbi request reprint Radiofrequency ablation vs antiarrhythmic drugs as first-line treatment of symptomatic atrial fibrillation: a randomized trial
    Oussama M Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    JAMA 293:2634-40. 2005
    ..Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) with radiofrequency ablation may cure AF, obviating the need for antiarrhythmic drugs and anticoagulation...
  49. ncbi request reprint Embolic events and char formation during pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation: impact of different anticoagulation regimens and importance of intracardiac echo imaging
    Oussama M Wazni
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:576-81. 2005
    ..8% of patients. In this study, we report the incidence of char formation and embolic events with different anticoagulation protocols prospectively changed to reduce such complication...
  50. ncbi request reprint Early EPS/ICD strategy in survivors of acute myocardial infarction with severe left ventricular dysfunction on optimal beta-blocker treatment. The BEta-blocker STrategy plus ICD trial
    Antonio Raviele
    Cardiology Division, Ospedale Umberto I, Via Circonvallazione, 50 30170 Mestre Venezia, Italy
    Europace 7:327-37. 2005
    ..Previous studies have shown the benefits of such a strategy only in high-risk patients late after MI...
  51. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation in patients with a dual defibrillator: characteristics of spontaneous and induced episodes and effect of ventricular tachyarrhythmia induction
    Giuseppe Boriani
    Institute of Cardiology, University of Bologna and Azienda Ospedaliera S Orsola Malpighi, Bologna, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 16:974-80. 2005
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary vein stenosis after radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation: functional characterization, evolution, and influence of the ablation strategy
    Eduardo B Saad
    Center for Atrial Fibrillation, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Circulation 108:3102-7. 2003
    ..Pulmonary vein (PV) stenosis is a complication of ablation for atrial fibrillation. The impact of different ablation strategies on the incidence of PV stenosis and its functional characterization has not been described...