Gjin Ndrepepa

Learn More
BACKGROUND The complexity of atrial tachycardias (ATs) makes the electroanatomic characterization of the arrhythmogenic substrate difficult with conventional mapping techniques. The aim of our study was to evaluate possible advantages of a novel multielectrode basket catheter (MBC) in patients with AT. METHODS AND RESULTS In 31 patients with AT, an MBC(More)
BACKGROUND Bioresorbable coronary stents might improve outcomes of patients treated with percutaneous coronary interventions. The everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold is the most studied of these stent platforms; however, its performance versus everolimus-eluting metallic stents remains poorly defined. We aimed to assess the efficacy and(More)
AIM To study the left and right ventricular function and to assess the predictors of increased left ventricular (LV) filling pressure in dialysis patients with preserved LV ejection fraction. METHODS This study included 63 consecutive patients (age 57+/-14 years, 57% women) with end-stage renal failure. Echocardiography, including tissue Doppler(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of the recording of monophasic action potentials (MAP) with fractal-coated iridium electrodes in a clinical setting. In 18 patients who underwent an electrophysiological study for various arrhythmias, we performed MAP recordings with both 1.3-mm2 and 6-mm2 tip surface area fractal-coated iridium and(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The comparative prognostic value of C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen for cardiovascular events has been inconclusively investigated. t0 his study was carried out to compare the prognostic value of CRP versus fibrinogen in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS The study included 13,100 patients with coronary(More)
  • 1