Fabio Tarantino

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OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess whether intracoronary adenosine or nitroprusside following thrombus aspiration (TA) is superior to TA alone for the prevention of microvascular obstruction (MVO) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND MVO, due to its(More)
Adjunctive therapy with abciximab during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) determines a better short-term outcome compared to placebo. Tirofiban and eptifibatide represent a valid option with lower cost, but these have been less studied. The aim of the present study was to combine(More)
AIMS As data on the use of the latest-generation drugeluting stents (DES) in bifurcation interventions are lacking, we realized a multicenter registry to assess the procedural and clinical results obtained in patients with unselected bifurcated lesions treated with the novel zotarolimus-eluting Resolute stent (ZRS). METHODS AND RESULTS Three Italian(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess whether transradial intervention, by minimizing access-site bleeding and vascular events, improves outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction compared with the transfemoral approach. BACKGROUND Bleeding and consequent blood product transfusions have been causally associated with a higher(More)
BACKGROUND Stent implantation of renal stenosis (RS) has been reported on extensively; this technique is perceived as superior to balloon angioplasty alone and less invasive than surgical revascularization. With the development of new accessories and stents, we can now improve and optimize procedural and clinical results. In this pilot study, we tested an(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term safety and efficacy of drug eluting stents (DES) implanted during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare the long-term outcome of STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI with DES vs. bare metal stent (BMS)(More)
BACKGROUND The role of intraaortic balloon pump (IABP) during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in high-risk acute patients remains debated. Device-related complications and the more complex patient management could explain such lack of clinical benefit. We aimed to assess the impact of transradial versus transfemoral access for PCI requiring IABP(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the clinical outcome of sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) and paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in a real-world scenario. BACKGROUND In selected patients, SES has been associated with lower late luminal loss than PES. Whether this emerging biological difference could translate into different clinical efficacy in daily practice is(More)
BACKGROUND The long-term effectiveness of drug eluting stents (DESs) in a real-world setting of female patients is currently unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed long-term follow-up (up to 3 years) data from all female patients with de novo lesions enrolled in a prospective web-based multicenter registry (REAL Registry; study period, July 2002-June(More)
AIMS To evaluate the long-term clinical outcome after drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation, and to test if patient selection could enhance their net clinical benefit. METHODS AND RESULTS We assessed the incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACE=death, acute myocardial infarction, and target vessel revascularisation, TVR) and angiographic stent(More)