Cristina Capogrosso

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate early results, learning-curve changes, and mid-term outcome of arterial duct (AD) stenting in congenital heart disease with duct-dependent pulmonary circulation (CHD-DPC) in a high-volume, tertiary referral center. BACKGROUND In spite of wide acceptance as cost-effective alternative to surgical palliation, AD stenting indications,(More)
Aims: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) is generally associated with a poorer prognosis in comparison to normal intraventricular conduction, but also in comparison to right bundle branch block which is generally considered to be benign in the absence of an underlying cardiac disorder like congenital heart disease. In this paper we evaluate the presence of(More)
Antihypertensive therapy can lower the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Yet, partly because of inadequate dosing, wrong pharmacological choices, and poor patient adherence, hypertension control remains suboptimal in the majority of hypertensive patients. Achieving greater blood pressure control requires a multifaceted approach that raises(More)
OBJECTIVE Significant and balanced pulmonary artery (PA) growth following arterial duct (AD) stenting has already been reported in literature. However, no data are so far available about the role of this percutaneous approach in promoting PA growth in the case of congenital heart disease (CHD) with completely duct-dependent pulmonary blood flow (CDD-PBF).(More)
OBJECTIVES Coronary heart disease is frequent in the working-age population. Traditional outcomes, such as mortality and hospital readmission, are useful for evaluating prognosis. Fit-for-work is an emerging outcome with clinical as well as socioeconomic significance. We describe the possible benefit of a cardiac rehabilitation (CR) program for return to(More)
Factors that compete to establish heart failure (HF) are not completely known. In the last years the several technological improvements allowed us to deeply study the molecular and genetic aspects of this complex syndrome. This new approach to HF based on molecular biology new discoveries shows us more clearly the pathophysiological bases of this disease,(More)
Blockade of the renin-angiotensin system is an important approach in managing high blood pressure, and has increasingly been shown to affect cardiovascular disease processes mediated by angiotensin II throughout the cardiovascular and renal continua. Telmisartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) displaying unique pharmacologic properties,(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to evaluate the impact of arterial duct (AD) stenting in promoting catch-up growth of hypoplastic pulmonary artery (PA) tree in congenital heart disease with duct-dependent pulmonary circulation (CHD-DPC). BACKGROUND Significant and balanced PA growth following AD stenting has already been consistently reported in the(More)
Nowadays, reasonable transcatheter tricuspid valve (TV) interventions are emerging as therapeutic options for functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR). The preprocedural planning is based on a multimodality imaging approach, which aims to (1) define the mechanisms of TR, (2) characterize TV morphology, (3) analyze the anatomic relationship between the TV(More)