Raffaele Piccolo

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Stable coronary artery disease is the most common clinical manifestation of ischaemic heart disease and a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Myocardial revascularisation is a mainstay in the treatment of symptomatic patients or those with ischaemia-producing coronary lesions, and reduces ischaemia to a greater extent than medical treatment. Documentation(More)
The benefits of prophylactic anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy for patients undergoing extracardiac conduit (ECC) Fontan procedure still are a matter of debate. Through a systematic review and meta-analysis, this study aimed to determine the incidence of thromboembolism among patients undergoing ECC Fontan who received anticoagulation or antiplatelet(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetes mellitus and angiographic coronary artery disease complexity are intertwined and unfavorably affect prognosis after percutaneous coronary interventions, but their relative impact on long-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents remains controversial. This study determined drug-eluting stents(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine clinical and echocardiographic correlates of acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock and in-hospital mortality in a large cohort of tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) patients. BACKGROUND Despite good long-term prognosis, life-threatening complications due to hemodynamic instability can occur early in TTC(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of lower extremity peripheral artery disease (LE-PAD) continues to increase and associated morbidity remains high. Despite the significant development of percutaneous revascularization strategies, over the past decade, LE-PAD still represents a unique challenge for interventional cardiologists and vascular surgeons. METHOD Typical(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal strategy for patients who need coronary revascularization before undeferrable non-cardiac surgery is still unknown. We performed a pilot study of dual antiplatelet therapy discontinuation followed by major non-cardiac surgery and endovascular aortic repair early after successful endothelial-progenitor cell-capture coronary stent(More)
AIMS New P2Y12 receptor inhibitors have provided new and more potent antiplatelet strategies, although raising several concerns on possible increase of bleedings. The aim of current meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of new adenosine diphosphate (ADP) receptor antagonists as compared with clopidogrel in elective or ACS patients managed(More)
BACKGROUND Although new-generation drug-eluting stents represent the standard of care among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, there remains debate about differences in efficacy and the risk of stent thrombosis between the Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (R-ZES) and the everolimus-eluting stent (EES). The aim of this study was to(More)
No-reflow is responsible for 40% of the primary percutaneous coronary intervention without complete myocardial reperfusion despite successful reopening of the infarct-related artery. This review describes the main pathophysiological mechanisms of no-reflow, its clinical manifestation, including the strong association with increased in-hospital mortality,(More)
The investigators performed a network meta-analysis of randomized trials comparing the effectiveness of currently available strategies for the treatment of drug-eluting stent (DES) restenosis. Despite the widespread use of DES in patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention, the optimal treatment for DES restenosis remains poorly defined. A(More)