Gabriele Ghetti

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Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a low platelet count and an increased risk of bleeding. At the same time, ITP patients present an increased risk of thrombosis and atherosclerosis related to the high presence of haemostatic factors and chronic steroid therapy. Although relatively rare, the association of(More)
AIMS To evaluate the relationship between ECG patterns and infarct related artery (IRA) in an all-comer population with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and validate current criteria for identifying IRA (right coronary artery (RCA) versus left circumflex artery (LCA)) in inferior STEMI and for diagnosing left main (LM) or left anterior(More)
To evaluate the relationship between aortic inflammation as assessed by 18F–fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (18F–FDG-PET) and features of plaque vulnerability as assessed by frequency domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). We enrolled 30 consecutive non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome patients undergoing percutaneous(More)
Several prospective studies have shown that high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity (HPR) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a risk factor for ischemic events. All studies were insufficiently powered to detect differences in stroke between patients with HPR and those without. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and(More)
AIM To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of electrocardiographic inferior Q waves persistence during inspiration and echocardiographic segmental wall motion abnormalities for the detection of previously unsuspected silent myocardial infarction, by using cardiac magnetic resonance as the gold standard. METHODS We prospectively enrolled 50 apparently healthy(More)
Survival and exercise performance are key targets of heart transplantation (HT). We designed this study to help in identifying (1) patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) at risk of poor exercise capacity after HT and (2) HT recipients presenting risk factors modifiable with exercise showing a potential impact on outcome. We enrolled 49 HT recipients (age(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is a rare but serious adverse event associated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, the relative risk of stroke between stable patients undergoing a direct PCI strategy and those undergoing an initial optimal medical therapy (OMT) strategy has not been established yet. This study sought to investigate if, in patients(More)
To assess the accuracy of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) for the diagnosis of angiographic stenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of left main coronary artery (LMCA). Patients undergone in the last year PCI of unprotected LMCA and scheduled for conventional X-ray coronary angiography (CXA) were evaluated with stress perfusion CMR within 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate strut coverage after biolimus-A9 eluting stent (BES) implantation for unprotected left main artery (ULMA) stenosis during follow-up and identify features associated with the length of uncovered stent segment, as assessed by frequency domain-optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). BACKGROUND Incomplete stent strut coverage is a risk(More)
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