Elisabetta Chiodi

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OBJECTIVES Forty sites were involved in this multicenter and multivendor registry, which sought to evaluate indications, spectrum of protocols, impact on clinical decision making and safety profile of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were prospectively collected on a 6-month period and included 3376 patients (47.2 ± 19 years;(More)
INTRODUCTION Hoffa's fat pad disease is characterized by chronic knee pain mostly under the patella. Acute cases are generally post-traumatic; the clinical picture consists of especially anterior pain and functional impairment mimicking a ligament injury, often in the presence of a bulky effusion even with blood from mucous ligament arteriole rupture. In(More)
The age at which it is necessary to start Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) T2* screening in thalassaemia major (TM) is still uncertain. To clarify this point, we evaluated the prevalence of myocardial iron overload (MIO), function and fibrosis by CMR in TM patients younger than 10 years. We retrospectively selected 35 TM patients enrolled in the(More)
A. Meloni, M. C. Dell'Amico, B. Favilli, G. D. Aquaro, P. Festa, E. Chiodi, S. Renne, G. Restaino, V. Positano, M. C. Galati, M. Lombardi, and A. Pepe Fondazione G.Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana and Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy, Arcispedale “S. Anna”, Ferrara, Italy, P.O. “Giovanni Paolo II”, Lamezia Terme, Italy, Università Cattolica del(More)
The relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiac complications has never been systematically studied in thalassaemia major (TM). We evaluated a large retrospective historical cohort of TM to determine whether DM is associated with a higher risk of heart complications. We compared 86 TM patients affected by DM with 709 TM patients without DM(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with ischemic heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) the underlying myocardial substrate at the left ventricle (LV) pacing site may affect CRT response. However, the effect of delivering the pacing stimulus remote, adjacent to or over LV transmural scar tissue (TST) identified by echocardiography is still(More)
Right Ventricular Volumes and Function normalized to body surface area, age and sex in a large cohort of well-treated Thalassemia Major without myocardial iron overload Antonella Meloni, Maria Chiara Dell’Amico, Brunella Favilli, Giovanni D Aquaro, Ait-Ali Lamia, Elisabetta Chiodi, Claudio Ascioti, Stefania Renne, Pier Paolo Bitti, Calogera Gerardi,(More)
BACKGROUND Real-life data on the use of R2 MRI for the assessment of liver iron concentration (LIC) remain limited. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional analysis on 363 patients (mean age 35.6 yr, 44.1% men) with hemoglobinopathies (204 β-thalassemia major [TM], 102 β-thalassemia intermedia [TI], and 57 sickle cell disease [SCD]) that were evaluated(More)
In the last 30 years the development and widespread use of modern imaging techniques has caused a 20-time increase in the diagnosis of adrenal incidentaloma (AI). Among AIs myelolipoma (ML) is reported with a frequency up to 10%. In the literature 8 patients with adrenal masses in thalassaemia or chronic haemolytic anaemia have been reported: five cases(More)