Giuseppe Boriani

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Authors/Task Force Members: Michele Brignole (Chairperson) (Italy)*, Angelo Auricchio (Switzerland), Gonzalo Baron-Esquivias (Spain), Pierre Bordachar (France), Giuseppe Boriani (Italy), Ole-A Breithardt (Germany), John Cleland (UK), Jean-Claude Deharo (France), Victoria Delgado (Netherlands), Perry M. Elliott (UK), Bulent Gorenek (Turkey), Carsten W.(More)
CONTEXT Recently, the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has been promoted for prevention of sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). However, the effectiveness and appropriate selection of patients for this therapy is incompletely resolved. OBJECTIVE To study the relationship between clinical risk profile and incidence and efficacy of(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical value of interventricular (V-V) delay optimization in patients with chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) undergoing implantation of a device for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has not been clearly demonstrated. METHODS RHYTHM II was a single-blind randomized trial including 121 recipients of a device for CRT with(More)
BACKGROUND Phrenic stimulation (PS) may hinder left ventricular (LV) pacing. We prospectively observed its prevalence in consecutive patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. METHODS AND RESULTS In the years 2003 to 2006, 197 patients received a CRT device. PS and LV threshold measurements were carried out at implantation and at(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate diagnostic routes, echocardiographic substrates, outcomes and prognostic factors in patients with isolated ventricular non-compaction (IVNC) identified by echocardiographic laboratories with referral from specialists and primary care physicians. PATIENTS AND DESIGN Since 1991, all patients with suspected IVNC were flagged and(More)
BACKGROUND The role of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia and no prior ventricular fibrillation (VF) or sustained ventricular tachycardia is an unsolved issue. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 106 consecutive patients (62 men and 44 women; age, 35.6±18 years) with(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to investigate the incidence, risk factors, and prognosis of dilated-hypokinetic evolution in a large cohort of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) followed up at a cardiology center serving both the pediatric and the adult population. BACKGROUND The available data on this evolution of HCM mainly regards prevalence(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy (EDMD) is a rare inherited disorder associated with cardiac involvement. We investigated the spectrum and relevance of the cardiac manifestations of EDMD, focusing on bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation/flutter), embolic stroke, and heart failure. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
AIMS Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is sometimes complicated by elevated pacing thresholds and phrenic nerve stimulation (PNS), both of which may require that the coronary sinus lead be repositioned. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of a novel quadripolar electrode lead and cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillator(More)