Domenico Corrado

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Classifications of heart muscle diseases have proved to be exceedingly complex and in many respects contradictory. Indeed, the precise language used to describe these diseases is profoundly important. A new contemporary and rigorous classification of cardiomyopathies (with definitions) is proposed here. This reference document affords an important framework(More)
BACKGROUND In 1994, an International Task Force proposed criteria for the clinical diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D) that facilitated recognition and interpretation of the frequently nonspecific clinical features of ARVC/D. This enabled confirmatory clinical diagnosis in index cases through exclusion of(More)
CONTEXT A nationwide systematic preparticipation athletic screening was introduced in Italy in 1982. The impact of such a program on prevention of sudden cardiovascular death in the athlete remains to be determined. OBJECTIVE To analyze trends in incidence rates and cardiovascular causes of sudden death in young competitive athletes in relation to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to characterize the clinical profile and identify clinical markers that would enable the detection during life of anomalous coronary artery origin from the wrong aortic sinus (with course between the aorta and pulmonary trunk) in young competitive athletes. BACKGROUND Congenital coronary artery anomalies are not(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to assess the risk of sudden death (SD) in both male and female athletes age 12 to 35 years. BACKGROUND Little is known about the risk of SD in adolescents and young adults engaged in sports. METHODS We did a 21-year prospective cohort study of all young people of the Veneto Region of Italy. From 1979 to 1999, the total population(More)
Since its introduction as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada syndrome has progressed from being a rare disease to one that is second only to automobile accidents as a cause of death among young adults in some countries. Electrocardiographically characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads, the syndrome is associated(More)
BACKGROUND For more than 20 years in Italy, young athletes have been screened before participating in competitive sports. We assessed whether this strategy results in the prevention of sudden death from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common cardiovascular cause of death in young athletes. METHODS We prospectively studied sudden deaths among athletes and(More)
From 1979 to 1986, we conducted postmortem studies of 60 persons under 35 years of age who had died suddenly in the Veneto Region of northeastern Italy. Unexpectedly, we found that 12 subjects--7 males and 5 females ranging in age from 13 to 30 years--had morphologic features of right ventricular cardiomyopathy. This disorder had not been diagnosed or(More)
Coronary arteries anomalies may be part of complex congenital malformations of the heart or be an isolated defect. In our anatomic collection of congenital heart disease, an isolated anomalous origin of coronary arteries was observed in 27 of 1,200 specimens (2.2%): left coronary artery from pulmonary trunk in five, origin from the wrong aortic sinus in 12(More)
Since its introduction as a clinical entity in 1992, the Brugada syndrome has progressed from being a rare disease to one that is second only to automobile accidents as a cause of death among young adults in some countries. Electrocardiographically characterized by a distinct ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads, the syndrome is associated(More)