Luciano Daliento

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A consensus conference on cardio-renal syndromes (CRS) was held in Venice Italy, in September 2008 under the auspices of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). The following topics were matter of discussion after a systematic literature review and the appraisal of the best available evidence: definition/classification system; epidemiology; diagnostic(More)
Coronary arteries anomalies may be part of complex congenital malformations of the heart or be an isolated defect. In our anatomic collection of congenital heart disease, an isolated anomalous origin of coronary arteries was observed in 27 of 1,200 specimens (2.2%): left coronary artery from pulmonary trunk in five, origin from the wrong aortic sinus in 12(More)
AIMS Myocarditis may be idiopathic, viral, and/or immune; frequency of these forms and prognosis are ill-defined. We aimed at identifying aetiopathogenetic and prognostic markers in myocarditis, including viral genome on endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serum anti-heart autoantibodies (AHA). METHODS AND RESULTS We studied(More)
AIMS To assess the natural history, risk factors for death and deterioration of patients with Eisenmenger Syndrome. METHODS The clinical course of 188 patients from three different cardiac centres specialized in adult congenital heart defects, followed for a median period of 31 years, was retrospectively analysed. According to the diagnosis, 64 males and(More)
Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVD) is a dominantly inherited disorder progressively affecting the myocardium and it is one of the major causes of juvenile sudden death. The chromosomal localization of the disease gene is reported here for the first time. A maximum lod score of 6.04 was obtained at theta = 0 for linkage with the(More)
Since 1977, six patients (five males and one female), aged 14 to 35 years, resuscitated from ventricular fibrillation, were referred to our department for detailed evaluation, after exclusion of major cardiac pathologic conditions. Four patients had a family history of heart disease. Basic ECGs showed sinus rhythm in all of them. PR interval was prolonged(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional electroanatomic voltage mapping offers the potential to identify low-voltage areas that correspond to regions of right ventricular (RV) myocardial loss and fibrofatty replacement in patients with arrhythmogenic RV cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D). METHODS AND RESULTS Thirty-one consecutive patients (22 men and 9 women; mean(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare active (AM) with borderline (BM) myocarditis to verify whether the pathological distinction between the two forms may help to identify patients with different clinical and haemodynamic characteristics and to aid prognosis. MATERIALS Myocarditis was diagnosed in 56 patients on endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) within one year from clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to define the clinical picture and natural history of familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). BACKGROUND Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy is a myocardial disease, often familial, clinically characterized by the impending risk of ventricular arrhythmias and sudden death. METHODS Thirty-seven(More)