Giacomo Musso

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The new generation of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) allows storage of intracardiac electrograms (EGMs) recorded immediately before the onset of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VTs) and during their course. Although all devices base most of diagnostic parameters on the bipolar EGMs, some of them allow two types of EGM recordings:(More)
BACKGROUND Uncontrolled studies have suggested that atrioventricular junction ablation and pacemaker implantation have beneficial effects on quality of life in patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS We performed a multicenter, controlled, randomized, 12-month evaluation of the clinical effects of atrioventricular junction(More)
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can store intracardiac electrograms (EGMs) in sinus rhythm (SR), at the onset of spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT) or during their course. This allows the investigation of unknown features of the heart electrical activity associated with different cardiac rhythms. In this study we propose a non(More)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune disease whose etiology remains controversial. Both genetic and environmental factors are thought to be involved in the risk of developing the disease. The purpose of our study was to assess the association of Vitamin D receptor (VDR) polymorphisms with MS and to investigate the interaction of these polymorphisms(More)
Ventricular tachyarrhythmia (VT) onset is studied by reviewing spontaneous intracardiac electrograms (EGMs) from coronary artery disease (CAD) and dilated cardiomyopathies (DCM) patients with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD). A total of 165 VT episodes (79 CAD and 86 DCM) from 37 patients (26 CAD and 11 DCM) are analysed. Modes of VT onset are(More)
Aim: Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) are structurally different heart diseases. Spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT) from implantable cardio-defibrillators (ICD) are studied to explore clinical differences between CAD and DCM. Methods: The analysis is focused on: number of VT episodes, variability of the VT onset(More)
This explorative study focuses on differences between the onset of spontaneous ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT) of patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and affected by coronary artery disease (CAD) or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). From 57 patients (40 CAD and 17 DCM), 35 (24 CAD and 11 DCM) we retrieved a total of 154 spontaneous VTs(More)
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