Claudio Reverberi

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Since the dorsal root ganglia represent the first structure of pain modulation, they are the target of the newest therapies of neuropathic pain. Between these, pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) has been described among the promising non-invasive methods. Although the results encourage the clinical use of this procedure, their mechanism of action is still unclear.(More)
This study was done to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) for the detection of significant coronary artery stenosis in the real clinical world. From the CTCA database of our institution, we enrolled 145 patients (92 men, 52 women, mean age 63.4 ± 10.2 years) with suspected coronary artery disease.(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of stress electrocardiogram (ECG) and computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) for the detection of significant coronary artery stenosis (≥50%) in the real world using conventional CA as the reference standard. A total of 236 consecutive patients (159 men, 77 women; mean age 62.8±10.2 years) at(More)
We report a case-series of seven patients with Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and at least one concomitant >or=50% coronary stenosis. Each case involves a female patient who presented symptoms and an electrocardiogram compatible with acute coronary syndrome, mild troponin I elevation, a ventriculogram showing left ventricle (LV) apical or midventricular(More)
BACKGROUND Wall motion (WM), Doppler-derived measurement of the coronary flow reserve (CFR) in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), and myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) can be sequentially assessed during dipyridamole stress echocardiography. Data regarding the relative diagnostic value of each of these parameters when assessed during the(More)
BACKGROUND The inappropriate admission of patients with noncardiac chest pain is an enormous cost to society. Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) could prove effective in the risk stratification of patients in whom acute coronary syndromes are ruled out by electrocardiography and troponin levels, thanks to its incremental sensitivity beyond that of wall(More)
BACKGROUND An important goal of noninvasive stress testing is the identification of patients with left main coronary artery or three-vessel disease, because coronary artery disease extension and severity are major prognostic factors in ischemic heart disease. Wall motion abnormalities during vasodilator stress echocardiography become apparent in more than(More)
Myocardium subtended by obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) may show reduced left ventricle (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS), as well as early systolic lengthening (ESL) before shortening; these can be measured at rest and may predict obstructive CAD. This study investigated whether baseline resting LV longitudinal strain measurements may be able(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of 64-slice computed tomography (64-CT) coronary angiography in the detection of coronary in-stent restenosis. Ninety-five patients (72 men and 23 women, mean age 58±8 years) with previous percutaneous coronary intervention with stenting and suspected restenosis underwent 64-CT (Sensation 64,(More)