Paolo Domenico Dallaglio

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INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES A standardized protocol of emergent transfer for primary percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction, defined as the Infarction Code, was implemented in June 2009 in the Catalan regional health system. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the new protocol on delay(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), an empirical burst of antitachycardia pacing (ATP) is moderately effective in terminating fast ventricular tachycardias (FVTs). It is unknown whether, in the case of failure of a first burst, a second burst attempt increases the efficacy of the intervention, without increasing(More)
Perforation of a cardiac chamber is an infrequent but serious sequela of pacemaker lead implantation. An even rarer event is the perforation of the aorta by a protruding right atrial wire. We present here the first case in the medical literature of aortic perforation as a sequela to the implantation of a cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and ventricular arrhythmias or sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). BACKGROUND Risk stratification for SCD in DCM needs to be improved. METHODS A systematic review and(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the acute and long-term outcome of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) for cavotricuspid isthmus-dependent atrial flutter (CTI-AFL) in adults with and without previous cardiac surgery (PCS), and predictors of these outcomes. Structural alterations of the anatomical substrate of the CTI-AFL are observed in(More)
INTRODUCTION Fast ventricular tachycardias (FVT) are less likely to be terminated by antitachycardia pacing (ATP). No information is available regarding the ability of far-field electrogram (Ff-EG) morphology (Ff-EGm) in predicting the result of the subsequent ATP. Our objective is to determine the relationship between Ff-EGm and ATP efficacy. METHODS AND(More)
The incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in congenital heart disease (CHD) adults has increased in the past decades due to a longer life expectancy of this population where the subjects are exposed to cardiac overflow, overpressure and structural changes for years. The literature regarding AF ablation in repaired CHD adults emphasizes the importance of(More)
High-risk Brugada syndrome (BrS) is treated with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). However, ventricular arrhythmias (VA) and high-energy shocks may be frequent events after ICD implantation (1), resulting in an impact on quality of life. Quinidine, a class Ia antiarrhythmic agent that inhibits outward transient K current (Ito1), has been(More)