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 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)
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a therapeutic option with proven efficacy in improving symptoms and reducing both hospitalization and mortality in patients with refractory heart failure. However, a significant number of patients do not respond to CRT and this may be due to incomplete or inappropriate selection and characterization of patients(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)
Ultrasonography is the method of choice in the study of rotator cuff tears, a very frequent event especially as the final outcome of the impingement syndrome. The authors investigated US sensitivity with the retrospective review of 20 surgical patients with a chronically painful shoulder. US sensitivity was 85%, with 15% false-negative results. Seventeen(More)