Folco Frattini

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AIMS Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is a marker of poor prognosis in heart failure (HF) patients. It is still unclear whether RV function might influence response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS Forty-four consecutive patients with HF, large QRS, and either intraventricular or interventricular dyssynchrony underwent(More)
1 Forsyth AL, Zourikian N, Valentino LA, Rivard GE. The effect of cooling on coagulation and haemostasis: should ‘Ice’ be part of treatment of acute haemarthrosis in haemophilia? Haemophilia 2012; 18: 843– 50. 2 Wolberg AS, Meng ZH, Monroe DM 3rd, Hoffman M. A systematic evaluation of the effect of temperature on coagulation enzyme activity and platelet(More)
The optimal left ventricular pacing location for cardiac resynchronization therapy should be individualized according to the site of maximal mechanical delay. However, the presence of vein stenosis or kinking in coronary sinus (CS) anatomy could hamper lead implantation in the target vessel. We describe the case of a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and(More)
The low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) is an ubiquitously expressed endocytic receptor that, among its several functions, is involved in the catabolism of coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) and in the regulation of its plasma concentrations. Although LRP1/CD91 polymorphisms have been associated with increased FVIII levels and a(More)
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation is often initiated by foci in the pulmonary veins (PVs); the junction between the PVs and the left atrium (LA) has become the target of radiofrequency (RF) ablation performed to isolate the PVs. Ectopic atrial beats originating from the PVs propagate to the LA with a characteristically long conduction time, often with a(More)
AIMS The present study assessed the role of programmed ventricular stimulation (PVS) in risk stratification of patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). METHODS AND RESULTS Consecutive patients with ICM and LVEF < or = 40% (n = 106, age 61 +/- 7 years, LVEF 27 +/- 7%) underwent PVS. This was(More)
It has been suggested that a reentrant circuit confined to the posterior extensions of the atrioventricular node underlies both fast-slow and slow-slow types of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT). According to this hypothesis the fast-slow reentrant circuit would be formed by two slow pathways, located in the rightward and leftward(More)
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