Antonello Castro

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AIMS Catheter-tissue contact is critical for effective lesion creation in radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). In a multicentre prospective study, we assessed the effect of direct contact force (CF) measurement on acute procedural parameters during RFCA of atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS A new open-irrigated tip catheter with CF sensing(More)
AIMS Patients at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) after myocardial infarction (MI) can be offered therapy with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Whether plasma biomarkers can help risk stratify for SCD and ventricular arrhythmias (VT/VF) is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS The primary objective of the CAMI-GUIDE study is to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate if HDL cholesterol (HDL-c) could be a biomarker of the degree of severity according to prognostic prediction scores in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) or the development of clinical complications such as pleural effusion. METHODS We included in a retrospective study 107 patients admitted to the hospital that fulfilled(More)
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