Francesco Arioli

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OBJECTIVE Few data are available on heart failure (HF) in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to provide a current picture of HF aetiologies in urban Uganda, access to heart surgery, and outcomes. METHODS We prospectively collected clinical and echocardiographic data from 272 consecutive patients referred for suspected heart disease to a tertiary hospital in(More)
BACKGROUND Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients with ischemic systolic left ventricular dysfunction (SLVD) are routinely performed although their impact on prognosis remains unclear. METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 385 consecutive patients (76 % male, 66 ± 9 years) with SLVD (left ventricular ejection fraction [LVEF] ≤40 %) due to(More)
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