Denise Todaro

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The aim of this study was to demonstrate the key role of the videofluorography swallow study (VFSS) in the management of patients with dysphagia and varying degrees of neurological deficit. In 1 year (March 2004–March 2005) 47 patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia due to different types of neurological deficit and who required rehabilitation were studied.(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the immediate outcome of patients undergoing transcatheter (TAVI) versus surgical aortic valve replacement with the sutureless Perceval bioprosthesis (SU-AVR). This is a retrospective multicenter analysis of 773 patients who underwent either TAVI (394 patients, mean age, 80.8 ± 5.5 years, mean EuroSCORE II 5.6 ± 4.9 %)(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to describe an optimized approach to coronary artery disease (CAD) screening and management in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). METHODS AND RESULTS When invasive coronary angiography showed CAD, the treatment strategy and completeness of revascularization was determined based on coronary anatomy. TAVR(More)
AIMS Long-term data on the durability of currently available transcatheter heart valves are limited. We sought to assess four-year clinical and echocardiographic outcomes in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with the CoreValve prosthesis. METHODS AND RESULTS Between June 2007 and February 2014, 450 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valves can degenerate in a manner similar to surgical bioprostheses. METHODS AND RESULTS Clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of patients who underwent redo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures >2 weeks post procedure were collected from 14 centers. Among 13 876 patients, 50 (0.4%) underwent redo TAVR(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to compare outcomes with the use of two haemostasis strategies after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) - one Prostar® vs. two ProGlide® devices (Abbott Vascular Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA). METHODS AND RESULTS This was a retrospective study enrolling consecutive patients undergoing fully(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the early and late performance of the 31mm CoreValve Revalving System (CRS, Medtronic Inc., Galway, Ireland). Our aim was to compare acute and long-term results of the 31mm CRS with other valve sizes. METHODS Consecutive patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with CRS in nine Italian centers(More)
AIM Drug eluting stents (DES) have been shown to reduce restenosis compared with bare metal stents in bifurcated lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes of patients with bifurcated lesions treated by 3 different DES. METHODS Consecutive patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease on one bifurcated lesion with(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the RenalGuard System (PLC Medical Systems, Milford, Massachusetts) on prevention of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND TAVR is associated with varying degrees of post-procedural AKI. The RenalGuard System is a(More)