Giovanni Luca Botto

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BACKGROUND Heart failure(HF) and atrial fibrillation(AF) frequently coexist in the same patient and are associated with increased mortality and frequent hospitalizations. As the concomitance of AF and HF is often associated with a poor prognosis, the prompt treatment of AF in HF patients may significantly improve outcome. METHODS/DESIGN Recent implantable(More)
AIMS Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common comorbidity in bradycardia patients. Advanced pacemakers feature atrial preventive pacing and atrial antitachycardia pacing (DDDRP) and managed ventricular pacing (MVP), which minimizes unnecessary right ventricular pacing. We evaluated whether DDDRP and MVP might reduce mortality, morbidity, or progression to(More)
AIMS To evaluate clinical and arrhythmic outcomes in post-infarction cardiomyopathy patients implanted with a defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention of sudden death. METHODS AND RESULTS The SEARCH-MI registry is a European multi-centre, prospective, observational study enrolling patients after myocardial infarction, chronic left ventricular(More)
AIMS To analyse the effectiveness of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in patients with valvular heart disease (a subset not specifically investigated in randomized controlled trials) in comparison with ischaemic heart disease or dilated cardiomyopathy patients. METHODS AND RESULTS Patients enrolled in a national registry were evaluated during a(More)
BACKGROUND A multicenter European Registry, SEARCH-MI, was instituted in the year 2002 in order to assess patients' outcomes and ICD interventions in patients with a previous MI and depressed LV function, treated with an ICD according to MADIT II results. In this analysis, we evaluate the influence of the time elapsed between last myocardial infarction (MI)(More)
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