Ilaria Passaseo

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OBJECTIVES The present study attempts to identify appropriate elements that may contribute to clarify the broad clinical features (diagnosis, care, complication and prognosis) of Takotsubo-like cardiomyopathy for improving its management. DESIGN STUDY Observational study. SETTING Primary level of care referred to the emergency department of Vannini(More)
BACKGROUND To identify predisposing factors that can result in the onset of takotsubo syndrome, we performed an international, collaborative systematic review focusing on clinical characteristics and comorbidities of patients with takotsubo syndrome. METHODS We searched and reviewed cited references up to August 2013 to identify relevant studies.(More)
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also known as transient left-ventricular (LV) apical ballooning, is a reversible LV dysfunction triggered by emotional stress [1,2]. This is characterized by transient wall-motion abnormalities involving apical, mid-portions and/or basal segments of the LV in the absence of significant obstructive coronary disease [3–6]. Most(More)
AIMS The influence of clinical risk factors and therapeutic options on aortic plaque changes is unknown. In this study, we have evaluated aortic atheroma (AA) evolution in patients with and without embolic events. METHODS AND RESULTS We enrolled 83 patients (mean age 67.9+/-8.6 years). All patients were studied with transoesophageal echocardiography at(More)
Myocardial bridging (MB) and a long recurrent wraparound left anterior descending artery (wrap-LAD) are coronary anatomic variants that have been recently suggested to be associated with takotsubo syndrome (TS). Until now, coronary artery tortuosity (CAT) has never been investigated in this setting. Our study sought to evaluate the prevalence of the(More)
We report the clinical case of a 60-year-old woman who referred to our hospital for the occurrence of typical chest pain during mild effort. At admission, the electrocardiogram showed S-T segment elevation from V(3) to V(6), and an increase in troponin I level (11.4 ng/mL). Echocardiogram showed midapical segment akinesia with depressed ejection fraction(More)
Coronary artery anomalies are among the most confusing topics in cardiology. Although the medical community is increasingly aware that coronary anomalies can be fatal, the reasons for a sudden fatal event and the frequency with which it occurs are generally unclear. In addition, coronary anomalies are usually compatible with normal prenatal myocardial(More)
DOI 10.1007/s00059-013-3820-4 Received: 20 November 2012 Revised: 3 March 2013 Accepted: 8 March 2013 Published online: 1 May 2013 © Urban & Vogel 2013 L. Cacciotti1 · I. Passaseo1 · G.S. Camastra1 · C. Favoccia1 · S. Musarò1 · P. Giannantoni1 · G. Marazzi2 · G. Campolongo2 · S. Beni1 · F. Lupparelli1 · G. Ansalone1 1 Institute of Cardiology, Madre(More)