Giovanni Cuminetti

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Although the benefits of using the left internal mammary artery to bypass the left anterior descending artery (LAD) have been extensively ascertained, freedom from major cardiovascular events and survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) also correlate with the completeness of revascularisation. Hence, careful selection of the second-best graft(More)
BACKGROUND Limited evidence is available about MitraClip therapy in patients with acute mitral regurgitation (MR) complicating myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS AND RESULTS Among 80 consecutive patients undergoing MitraClip treatment, 5 (6.3%) had been admitted for acute MI complicated by severe MR. Mean age was 73±6years and 3 were males. At the time(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of Mitraclip therapy in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR) and missing leaflet coaptation (MLC). METHODS AND RESULTS Out of 62 consecutive patients with functional MR undergoing Mitraclip implantation, 22 had MLC defined as the presence of a 'gap' between(More)
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