Arturo Evangelista

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CONTEXT Acute aortic dissection is a life-threatening medical emergency associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Data are limited regarding the effect of recent imaging and therapeutic advances on patient care and outcomes in this setting. OBJECTIVE To assess the presentation, management, and outcomes of acute aortic dissection. DESIGN(More)
Abbreviations: AR aortic regurgitation, AS aortic stenosis, AVA aortic valve area, CSA cross sectional area, CWD continuous wave Doppler, D diameter, HOCM hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, LV left ventricle, LVOT left ventricular outflow tract, MR mitral regurgitation, MS mitral stenosis, MVA mitral valve area, DP pressure gradient, RV right(More)
Authors/Task Force members: Raimund Erbel* (Chairperson) (Germany), Victor Aboyans* (Chairperson) (France), Catherine Boileau (France), Eduardo Bossone (Italy), Roberto Di Bartolomeo (Italy), Holger Eggebrecht (Germany), Arturo Evangelista (Spain), Volkmar Falk (Switzerland), Herbert Frank (Austria), Oliver Gaemperli (Switzerland), Martin Grabenwöger(More)
Stress echocardiography is the combination of 2D echocardiography with a physical, pharmacological or electrical stress. The diagnostic end point for the detection of myocardial ischemia is the induction of a transient worsening in regional function during stress. Stress echocardiography provides similar diagnostic and prognostic accuracy as radionuclide(More)
Echocardiography plays an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of aortic diseases. Evaluation of the aorta is a routine part of the standard echocardiographic examination. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) permits adequate assessment of several aortic segments, particularly the aortic root and proximal ascending aorta. Transoesophageal(More)
Alec Vahanian, Ottavio Alfieri, Felicita Andreotti, Manuel J. Antunes, Gonzalo Barón-Esquivias, Helmut Baumgartner, Michael Andrew Borger, Thierry P. Carrel, Michele De Bonis, Arturo Evangelista, Volkmar Falk, Bernard Iung, Patrizio Lancellotti, Luc Pierard, Susanna Price, Hans-Joachim Schäfers, Gerhard Schuler, Janina Stepinska, Karl Swedberg, Johanna(More)
BACKGROUND Patency or thrombosis of the false lumen in type B acute aortic dissection has been found to predict outcomes. The prognostic implications of partial thrombosis of the false lumen have not yet been elucidated. METHODS We examined 201 patients with type B acute aortic dissection who were enrolled in the International Registry of Acute Aortic(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of aortic aneurysm patients have shown that the risk of rupture increases with aortic size. However, few studies of acute aortic dissection patients and aortic size exist. We used data from our registry of acute aortic dissection patients to better understand the relationship between aortic diameter and type A dissection. METHODS AND(More)
AIMS To investigate the clinical features, echocardiographic characteristics, management, and prognostic factors of mortality of aorto-cavitary fistulization (ACF) in infective endocarditis (IE). Extension of infection in aortic valve IE beyond valvular structures may result in peri-annular complications with resulting necrosis and rupture, and subsequent(More)