Alessandra Serio

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The gold standard for the study of the macro-anatomy of the aortic root are multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Both technologies have major advantages and limitations. Although 4D echo is entering the study of the aortic root, 2D echo is the most commonly used diagnostic tool in daily practice. We designed and(More)
AIMS The study aimed at evaluating the prevalence of interventricular and intraventricular contractile dyssynchrony in heart failure patients with either normal or prolonged QRS duration. METHODS AND RESULTS Echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) were performed in 158 consecutive patients with advanced left ventricular dysfunction (LVEF<35%);(More)
AIM Numerous genes are known to cause dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). However, until now technological limitations have hindered elucidation of the contribution of all clinically relevant disease genes to DCM phenotypes in larger cohorts. We now utilized next-generation sequencing to overcome these limitations and screened all DCM disease genes in a large(More)
AIMS The SENIORS trial recently demonstrated that nebivolol reduces the composite risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular hospital admission in elderly patients with chronic heart failure and, importantly, that ejection fraction does not influence the clinical effects of nebivolol. An echocardiographic substudy was designed to evaluate the effects of(More)
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