Giorgio Cautilli

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At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 102 consecutive patients treated in a halo vest orthosis were randomized into one of two torque protocol groups based on their date of birth. The pins of patients who were born in even-numbered months were inserted with 8 inch-lbs of torque and those born in odd-numbered months were inserted with 6 inch-lbs. All(More)
Percutaneous intervention carries a higher risk of distal embolization and fatal outcome in saphenous vein grafts (SVG) than in native coronary vessels. Most of these adverse clinical events, predominantly myocardial infarction and reduced antegrade flow (no reflow phenomenon), are due to distal embolization of atherothrombotic debris and distal(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate a possible independent predictive role of systemic inflammation markers on renal function after renal artery stenting. BACKGROUND An elevated baseline serum creatinine has previously been shown to be the strongest predictor of improved renal function after percutaneous renal artery stenting. The inflammatory system is implicated(More)
In an era of catheter-based structural heart disease and left-side electrophysiologic interventions, transseptal puncture (TSP) is probably the most common transcatheter procedure. Experienced interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists may safely perform TSP using fluoroscopic guidance alone. However, at present TSP is usually the first step in(More)
Real time three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) is probably the most powerful and convincing imaging method for understanding the complicated multiform morphology and for evaluating geometry, dynamics and function of degenerative and functional mitral valve (MV) regurgitation. Moreover, color Doppler 3D TEE has been valuable to(More)
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