Alessandro Lualdi

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Unfavorable complex anatomy or congenital anomalies of supra-aortic vessel take-off may increase carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedural difficulties and complications through the femoral route. We assessed the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of CAS through the right brachial approach in patients in whom left internal carotid artery stenosis and bovine(More)
A decreased nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability and an increased oxidative stress play a pivotal role in different cardiovascular pathologies. As red blood cells (RBCs) participate in NO formation in the bloodstream, the aim of this study was to outline the metabolic profile of L-arginine (Arg)/NO pathway and of oxidative stress status in RBCs and in plasma(More)
BACKGROUND All the enzymatic factors/cofactors involved in nitric oxide (NO) metabolism have been recently found in red blood cells. Increased oxidative stress impairs NO bioavailability and has been described in plasma of coronary artery disease (CAD) patients. The aim of the study was to highlight a potential dysfunction of the metabolic profile of NO in(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of drug-eluting balloons (DEB) for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR) after carotid artery stenting (CAS). METHODS Among 830 consecutive patients undergoing CAS between November 2001 and June 2012, significant ISR (>80% stenosis) occurred in 10 (1.2%) asymptomatic patients. Angioplasty with DEB treatment(More)
PURPOSE To compare the feasibility and safety of proximal cerebral protection to a distal filter during carotid artery stenting (CAS) via a transbrachial (TB) or transradial (TR) approach. METHODS Among 856 patients who underwent CAS between January 2007 and July 2015, 214 (25%) patients (mean age 72±8 years; 154 men) had the procedure via a TR (n=154) or(More)
Bleeding and vascular access site complications are an important cause of morbidity after percutaneous femoral procedures. New haemostatic dressings have been developed to control heavy bleeding. To evaluate the efficacy of a new kaolin-based haemostatic bandage for femoral artery closure after diagnostic or interventional procedures compared with manual(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify whether an altered redox state persists in the subacute phase of myocardial infarction and if specific redox patterns are associated with later cardiac events. METHODS Ninety-seven patients [80 men, median 63 (interquartile range, 53, 69) years] with a first acute myocardial infarction, with (53%) or without ST segment elevation,(More)
UNLABELLED Drug-eluting stents (DES) are superior to bare metal stents in the prevention of restenosis and target lesion revascularization (TLR). This has led to a more aggressive use of DES in everyday interventional cardiology practice. METHODS All consecutive patients who underwent coronary artery stenting with greater than 34 mm of overlapping,(More)
nos: 810 813 TCT-810 Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair for Management of Systolic Anterior Motion and Mitral Regurgitation Associated with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Saurabh Gupta, Elizabeth Moe, Matthew Slater, Stephen Heitner OHSU, Portland, Oregon, United States; Medtronic, portland, Oregon, United States; Oregon Health & Science University, Portland,(More)
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