Giuseppe Gatti

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The aim of this study was to compare the immediate outcome of patients undergoing transcatheter (TAVI) versus surgical aortic valve replacement with the sutureless Perceval bioprosthesis (SU-AVR). This is a retrospective multicenter analysis of 773 patients who underwent either TAVI (394 patients, mean age, 80.8 ± 5.5 years, mean EuroSCORE II 5.6 ± 4.9 %)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of epiaortic scanning on the incidence of perioperative stroke in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS Patients consecutively enrolled in our surgical database between January 2000 and August 2004 were subdivided into three groups depending on the planned use of epiaortic ultrasonographic scan. Patients treated(More)
Despite encouraging improvements, outcomes of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the presence of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction remain poor. In the present study, the authors’ experience on this subject was reviewed to establish the predictors of immediate and long-term results of surgery. Out of 4383 consecutive patients with multivessel coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Expanding demand for cardiac surgery in the elderly requires constant assessment of selection criteria and outcomes. METHODS Records of consecutive patients 80 years old or greater (n = 355) having cardiac operations from September 1998 through May 2007 were reviewed. There were 172 isolated coronary bypass grafting (CABG), 73 isolated valve,(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been proposed as a therapeutic option for high-risk or inoperable patients with severe symptomatic aortic valve stenosis. The aim of this multicenter study was to assess early and medium term outcomes of transapical aortic valve implantation (TA-TAVI). METHODS From April 2008 through June 2012,(More)
BACKGROUND Occlusion of the atherosclerotic ascending aorta by an endoaortic inflatable balloon has been proposed as an alternative to conventional cross-clamping to prevent injury to the vessel and distal embolization of debris. The safety and the effectiveness of endoaortic occlusion have not been documented in this setting. METHODS Endoaortic occlusion(More)
BACKGROUND Severe atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta is a challenging issue potentially affecting indications for surgery, operative choices, and patients' outcome. No standard treatment has emerged to date, and uncertainties persist about criteria for selecting patients and procedures. METHODS Replacement of the atherosclerotic ascending aorta was(More)
A gas chromatographic (GC) method with mass spectrometry detection (MS) for the determination of eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in olive pomace oil has been developed. The oil was diluted with n-pentane and extracted by liquid-liquid partition with dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO). After water addition and back-extraction with cyclohexane, a(More)
This study evaluates the application to the tricuspid valve of a flexible prosthetic band originally devised for mitral repair. Between March 2001 and May 2005, 53 consecutive patients (age 66.2+/-8.5 years) with significant tricuspid regurgitation and dilatation of the right-sided cardiac chambers underwent tricuspid valve annuloplasty with the band and(More)
The right internal thoracic artery graft is placed in jeopardy during repeat sternotomy as it crosses the aorta anteriorly to reach its left-sided coronary targets. We have devised a way of protecting it by means of a pedicled flap taken from the thymic remnants. The flap is easily developed without unduly increasing operative time and morbidity, and it is(More)