Evelina Toscano

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of the 2 different neuroprotection systems in preventing embolization during carotid artery stenting (CAS), as detected by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI). BACKGROUND Data from randomized and nonrandomized studies comparing both types of embolic(More)
Controversial data exist regarding the impact of body mass index (BMI) on TAVI outcomes. Thirteen TAVI studies were included and analyzed for the incidence of procedural complications, 30-day, and long-term all-cause mortality. Three comparisons were executed: (1) underweight versus normal weight, (2) overweight versus normal weight, and (3) obese versus(More)
BACKGROUND There is conflicting evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures in patients with severe aortic stenosis and low left ventricular ejection fraction (EF). The primary aim of this study was to determine the impact of TAVI on short- and long-term mortality in patients with low EF (EF <50%);(More)
Aging is a well-known cardiovascular risk factor and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are estimated to be the most common cause of death in the elderly. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) represents an important clinical manifestation of CVD leading to increase morbidity and mortality, especially in elderly population. The correct management of PAD population(More)
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an effective alternative therapy in selected patients with severe aortic stenosis. The role and effects of coexistent moderate to severe mitral regurgitation (msMR) in patients who undergo TAVI remain unclear. Thirteen studies enrolling 4,839 patients who underwent TAVI, including patients with msMR, were(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of pain in patients with chronic kidney diseases (CKD) is not known. In the current study, we aim to determine the prevalence of pain in CKD patients and its associations with various medical and psychosocial factors. METHODS Consecutive CKD patients who were presented to the renal clinic at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, a Los(More)
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disorder that can evolve into an acute clinical event by plaque development, rupture, and thrombosis. Plaque vulnerability represents the susceptibility of a plaque to rupture and to result in an acute cardiovascular event. Nevertheless, plaque vulnerability is not an established medical diagnosis, but rather an evolving(More)
Aims Gut microbiota-derived metabolite trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) is emerging as a new potentially important cause of increased cardiovascular risk. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to systematically estimate and quantify the association between TMAO plasma levels, mortality, and major adverse cardio and cerebrovascular events (MACCE). Methods and(More)
PURPOSE Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease and coronary artery disease is frequently associated with peripheral artery disease. As aortic and mitral valvular calcification (VC) share some etiopathogenetic mechanisms with atherosclerosis, we analyzed the risk profile and the echocardiographic characteristics of patients admitted for first acute coronary(More)
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