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)
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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