Matteo Anselmino

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OBJECTIVES This study investigated the left atrial appendage (LAA) by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to categorize different LAA morphologies and to correlate the morphology with the history of stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA). BACKGROUND LAA represents one of the major sources of cardiac thrombus formation responsible(More)
AIMS Glucose lowering (GL) therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and coronary artery disease (CAD) is prognostically important. This report from the Euro Heart Survey on Diabetes and the Heart describes present practice in relation to 1 year prognosis. METHODS AND RESULTS The survey enrolled 4676 patients with CAD from 110 centres out of whom(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of silent cerebral ischemia (SCI) and cognitive performance in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and controls in sinus rhythm. BACKGROUND Large registries have reported a similar risk for symptomatic stroke in both paroxysmal and persistent AF. The relationship(More)
UNLABELLED LA and PV Anatomy in Patients With AF. INTRODUCTION Although transcatheter atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation requires accurate anatomic knowledge, pulmonary vein (PV) anatomy has not been fully investigated. Aim of this study is to describe left atrium (LA) and PV anatomy by magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in a large cohort of patients(More)
BACKGROUND Risk stratification in asymptomatic patients remains by far the most important yet unresolved clinical problem in the Brugada syndrome (BrS). OBJECTIVES This study sought to analyze the usefulness of electrocardiographic parameters as markers of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in BrS. METHODS This study analyzed data from 347 consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Drug-eluting stents reduce the risk of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) but may pose a risk of thrombosis. Cilostazol, an oral antiplatelet agent with pleiotropic effects including inhibition of neointimal hyperplasia, could hold the promise of preventing both restenosis and thrombosis. We systematically reviewed(More)
The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is involved in the cardiovascular homeostasis as shown by previous studies reporting a positive association between specific RAAS genotypes and an increased risk of myocardial infarction. Anyhow the prognostic role in a long-term follow-up has not been yet investigated. Aim of the study was to evaluate the(More)
INTRODUCTION Long-term outcome of AF ablation in patients with impaired LVEF is unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate sinus rhythm (SR) maintenance, clinical status, and echocardiographic parameters over a long-term period following atrial fibrillation (AF) transcatheter ablation in patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <50%. (More)
CONTEXT Transcatheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) has undergone important development, with acceptable midterm results in terms of the safety and recurrence. A meta-analysis was performed to identify the periprocedural complications, midterm success rates and predictors of recurrence after AF ablation. METHODS AND RESULTS 4357 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous multipolar ablation catheters have been proposed to simplify pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, a new multipolar irrigated radiofrequency (RF) ablation catheter (nMARQ™, Biosense Webster Inc., Diamond Bar, CA, USA) combining both 3-dimensional electroanatomic mapping and multipolar(More)