Claudio Giombolini

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Transradial access (TRA) decreased bleeding after coronary interventions compared with femoral access (FA). However, no large study focused on arterial access-related outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes, although procedure-related bleeding significantly impaired prognosis. The aim was to evaluate access site-related outcomes of patients who(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies indicate that T-cell activation may play an important role in the pathophysiology of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). However, although those studies detected T-cell expansion in peripheral blood cells, demonstration of specific T-cell expansion within the plaque of patients with ACS is lacking. The present study aims to address(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether post-ischemic left ventricular (LV) remodeling might be induced by regional contractile dysfunction per se (i.e., in the absence of transmural necrosis) and whether this phenomenon is potentially reversible after contractile recovery. BACKGROUND Formation of extensive scar tissue is thought(More)
AIMS In patients with ischaemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction and viable myocardium, revascularization improves systolic function. Diastolic dysfunction is also present in such patients; however, whether revascularization improves diastolic function also is largely unknown. METHODS Twenty-six patients with chronic ischaemic cardiomyopathy [ejection(More)
The presentation of simultaneous severe coarctation of the descending aorta and severe aortic valve disease is uncommon. We describe the management of simultaneous association of aortic coarctation, aortic valve disease, and ischemic cardiomyopathy and describe a one-stage surgical approach for the correction of all pathologies. After performing the aortic(More)
BACKGROUND In the last few years, advances have been made in the diagnosis and management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Recent guidelines have been developed to improve outcome of STEMI patients by implementation of the recommendations into clinical practice. In order to assess the disease burden, the treatment modalities and the(More)
Patients with severe depression of left ventricular ejection fraction and high-risk coronary lesions are at risk of developing complications during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a support that helps the interventionalist in such hemodynamic complications during high-risk PCI, but it does not offer complete(More)
Rupture of the interventricular septum is a rare and life-threatening complication of acute myocardial infarction. Postmyocardial infarction, ventricular septal defect is associated with very high morbidity and mortality. The therapy of this complication is the surgical closure. The Amplatzer occluder is currently used to close percutaneously atrial septal(More)
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a non-atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which typically affects women with a low cardiovascular risk profile, and its prevalence as a cause of acute coronary syndrome and sudden death is probably under-recognized. The pathophysiology of SCAD consists essentially in the formation of an intramural(More)