Pietro Tito Ugolotti

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Background It has been previously shown in patients with heart failure that exercise-based rehabilitation programmes may improve functional capacity and autonomic response. The aim of this study was to investigate this issue further by evaluating whether an association exists between autonomic adaptations and improvements of aerobic capacity in a general(More)
OBJECTIVES Although it is well documented that an exaggerated sympathetic stimulation plays a role in the development of Takotsubo Syndrome (TS) during the acute phase, only few studies have focused on autonomic adaptations in stress-induced cardiomyopathy long after the acute phase. Aim of the study was to investigate whether an impairment of the autonomic(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed that left atrial enlargement is an independent marker of adverse outcomes in both primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. However, no data are available on long-term outcomes in patients undergoing valve surgery and/or coronary artery by-pass graft (CABG) surgery. Aim of the study was to evaluate long-term(More)
Background High levels of serum uric acid have been associated with adverse outcomes in cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and heart failure. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the prognostic role of serum uric acid levels in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation after myocardial revascularization and/or cardiac valve(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety disorders are more common in Takotsubo syndrome (TS) than in acute coronary syndrome patients. Theaim of this study was to investigate whether pre-existing anxiety disorders predispose to TS triggered by exclusively emotional stressful events. METHODS Triggering events were compared in 58 TS patients with and without pre-existing(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is frequently found at the time of diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). An incomplete resolution of PE can lead to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTPH). Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) is the first step to diagnose an abnormality of the pulmonary vasculature. Based on computed tomography (CT), the(More)
Background Abnormal P-wave axis has been correlated with an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in a general population. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic role of abnormal P-wave axis in patients undergoing myocardial revascularisation or cardiac valve surgery. Methods We considered data of 810 patients with available P-wave axis(More)
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