Giuseppe Tavilla

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AIMS Aortic regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is one of the most frequent complications. However, the underlying mechanisms of this complication remain unclear. The present evaluation studied the anatomic and morphological features of the aortic valve annulus that may predict aortic regurgitation after TAVI. METHODS AND(More)
BACKGROUND 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may provide more accurate aortic annular and left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) dimensions and geometries compared with 2D TEE. We assessed agreements between 2D and 3D TEE measurements with multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and changes in annular/LVOT areas and geometries after transcatheter(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is commonly implanted through a transfemoral (TFA) or transapical approach (TAA) for patients with severe aortic stenosis. This study aimed to describe the clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of TFA versus TAA. METHODS Clinical and echocardiographic evaluations were performed at baseline, post-TAVI(More)
BACKGROUND Considerable data now exist that show that coronary artery bypass grafting with bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafts produce better outcomes than the use of a single ITA graft. The benefit of a third arterial graft has been less well established. Therefore this article describes the survival and cardiac-related event-free survival in(More)
We report a case of damage to the circumflex coronary artery during mitral valve repair using sliding leaflet technique in a patient with a posterior mitral leaflet prolapse and coronary artery disease who underwent mitral valve reconstruction using Carpentier's technique and coronary artery bypass grafting. This case underscores the risk of circumflex(More)
lthough percutaneous aortic valve replacement (PAVR) has een used to treat severe aortic stenosis for high-risk surgical atients not suitable for conventional surgery, the feasibility of sing PAVR for treatment of severe paravalvular regurgitation n patients with prior aortic valve replacement is unknown. We ould like to share our experience with an(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether information processing persists during general anesthesia, and if so, to determine the relationship between the degree of cognitive processing measured during anesthesia and the presence or absence of intraoperative memories measured after anesthesia. Subjects were 12 patients, undergoing cardiac surgery with(More)
In an attempt to perform complete coronary revascularization with only arterial conduits in a 44 year-old male, both internal mammary arteries and the right gastroepiploic artery were harvested. The right gastroepiploic artery, however, showed an anatomical variation that excluded its use as a pedicled graft.
Between 1970 and 1990, of 1287 patients undergoing resection for primary lung cancer, we considered 55 (4.3%) to have a second primary lung cancer, being synchronous in 15 cases (1.2%) and metachronous in 40 (3.1%). Two patients had a third primary lung cancer. The 15 patients with synchronous cancers were all treated surgically: ten underwent a two-stage(More)