Manuela Muratori

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BACKGROUND Post-procedural aortic regurgitation (AR) has been described in a large number of patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the intraoperative 2-dimensional (2D) and 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic features of the aortic valve associated with significant(More)
AIMS A reduction in tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and peak systolic velocity (PSV) of tricuspid annulus after cardiac surgery is a well-known phenomenon, even though its origin is not well established. Recently, a new three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic software adapted for right ventricular (RV) analysis has been validated. Aims(More)
BACKGROUND Thrombolysis (T) is an effective therapy for prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT). Debate still exists as to which clinical or noninvasive finding best predict the result of T. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of fluoroscopy (F) to predict efficacy of T in pts with mitral PVT. METHODS We evaluated 17 consecutive pts with bileaflet(More)
AIMS Despite expected improvement in left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), the complex relationship between pre-existent LV systolic and diastolic function and changes in LV haemodynamics and clinical symptoms have been scarcely investigated. This study investigated the presence of(More)
Mitral valve (MV) repair is the preferential treatment for mitral regurgitation (MR) associated with degenerative MV disease, and the functional benefits of early surgery are known. Our goal was to evaluate the changes in LV shape following MV repair, using a new method based on real-time 3D echocardiography (RT3DE). Fifty patients with severe asymptomatic(More)
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