R. Bonmassari

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of 16-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) in detecting coronary artery lesions in a low to moderate risk population. METHODS MSCT was performed in 33/78 patients at low to moderate risk for coronary artery disease affected by mitral and/or aortic valve disease and scheduled for conventional coronary(More)
BACKGROUND Atrial dilatation and atrial standstill are etiologically heterogeneous phenotypes with poorly defined nosology. In 1983, we described 8-years follow-up of atrial dilatation with standstill evolution in 8 patients from 3 families. We later identified 5 additional patients with identical phenotypes: 1 member of the largest original family and 4(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this multicentre study is to report the clinical experiences of all patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with a balloon-expandable device in Italy. METHODS The Italian Transcatheter balloon-Expandable valve Registry (ITER) is a real-world registry that includes patients who have undergone TAVI with the(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome is a disorder characterized by arterial and venous thromboses, thrombocytopaenia and stroke. Acute myocardial infarction is rarely associated with this syndrome. The treatment of these patients is a clinical challenge. This report is about a patient with antiphospholipid syndrome presenting with an acute myocardial infarction after(More)
AIMS Clinical trials have shown that transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis compares favorably to surgical replacement in high-risk patients and is superior to medical therapy in those at prohibitive risk. There is uncertainty however on patterns and trends in transcatheter aortic valve implantation, especially focusing on Italy. (More)
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a very common arrhythmia. Currently available tools to control arrhythmic recurrences (antiarrhythmic agents, catheter ablation) are not entirely satisfactory. Recently attention has been directed to upstream therapy, in order to alter the arrhythmia substrate; the most promising drugs seem to be those targeting the(More)
TCT-849 Radiation-Associated Lens Changes in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory: the IC-CATARACT (CATaracts Attributed to Radiation in the CaTh Lab) Initiative Aris Karatasakis, Harilaos Brilakis, Barbara Anna Danek, Phuong-Khanh Nguyen-Trong, Judit Karacsonyi, Jose Roberto Martinez-Parachini, Aya Alame, Bavana Rangan, Michele Roesle, Charles Chambers,(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary bifurcation lesions represent a difficult problem regularly confronting interventional cardiologist, in part due to the lack of dedicated device. OBJECTIVE To investigate the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of the Tryton Side Branch Stent (Tryton Medical, Durham, NC, USA), a dedicated bare metal stent deployed in conjunction with(More)
A case of severe tricuspid insufficiency with ruptured chordae tendineae due to nonpenetrating major chest trauma caused by a car accident is described. Electrocardiographic signs of complete right bundle branch block and olosystolic murmur were present and not observed before. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a significant prolapse of the septal(More)