Enrico Antonio Martino

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BACKGROUND The aims of this study were: 1) to evaluate silent cerebral injury detected by cerebral diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI); and 2) to assess the efficacy of embolic protection devices (EPDs) on DW-MRI endpoints. METHODS We included in a pooled analysis 25 prospective(More)
OBJECTIVES Methylene blue commonly is used as a dye or an antidote, but also can be used off label as a vasopressor. Serotonin toxicity is a potentially lethal and often misdiagnosed condition that can result from drug interaction. Mild serotonin toxicity previously was reported in settings in which methylene blue was used as a dye. The authors report 3(More)
OBJECTIVES Differences in terms of safety and efficacy of percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral repair between patients with functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) are not well established. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to clarify these differences. METHODS PubMed, EMBASE, Google scholar database and international meeting(More)
BACKGROUND Despite several clinical studies, efficacy of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery versus percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with left main (LM) disease remains controversial. The objective of this meta-analysis of randomized trials was to evaluate the clinical outcome of CABG versus PCI with drug-eluting stents in LM(More)
BACKGROUND Traditional ventilation approaches, providing high tidal volumes (Vt), produce excessive alveolar distention and lung injury. Protective ventilation, employing lower Vt and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), is an attractive alternative also for neuroanesthesia, when prolonged mechanical ventilation is needed. Nevertheless, protective(More)
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