Luigi Santarella

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OBJECTIVE The origin and mechanisms of focal and macro-re-entrant atrial tachycardia occurring after ablation of paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation are difficult to determine and are often the cause of distress for both patients and electrophysiologists. The purpose of this study was to describe a novel practical approach which would be helpful in(More)
OBJECTIVE Only a few studies have investigated the changes in carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) over time, and uncertainties remain on the underlying mechanisms linking depression and subclinical atherosclerosis. We carried out a prospective cohort study to evaluate whether depression is associated with changes in carotid IMT in subjects with cardiac(More)
It is well recognized that depression is independently associated with cardiovascular events. However, uncertainties remain on the pathophysiological pathways underlying the association between depression and coronary heart disease. In addition to the traditional cardiovascular risk factors, autonomic nervous system (ANS), low grade of inflammation,(More)
Patients with acute or chronic ischemic heart disease have a high incidence of depression, and a variable proportion of patients (ranging from 14% to 47%) suffer from major or subclinical depression. In addition, chronic depression has been shown to be associated with the development or progression of coronary atherosclerosis. Besides a poor quality of(More)
the 87 with essential RH (35.6%) fulfilled the office systolic BP criteria ( 160 mm Hg or 150 mm Hg for diabetics) for RDN; 5 of these patients had out-of-office BP 135/85 mm Hg, and 2 had an eGFR 45 ml/min/1.73 m. Consequently, only 24 atients were eligible for RDN on both BP and eGFR criteria. enal artery anatomy was appropriate for RDN on a computed(More)
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