Roberta Rossini

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The anatomy of the radial artery has yet to be systematically studied from the perspective of using it as a route for catheter access. We prospectively performed angiography of the arteries of the upper limb to delineate the anatomic features of the radial artery as a way to determine the feasibility of using it as a route for coronary intervention. We(More)
BACKGROUND Effective myocardial reperfusion after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be limited by distal embolization. We tested the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of the FilterWire-Ex (FW), a distal embolic protection device, as an adjunct to primary PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-three consecutive patients undergoing primary PCI(More)
To date, limited information is available on the long-term discontinuation rates of antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of premature discontinuation of oral antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation and to evaluate its effects on long-term(More)
The optimal management and short- and long-term prognoses of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) remain not well defined. The aim of this observational multicenter study was to assess long-term clinical outcomes in patients with SCAD. In-hospital and long-term outcomes were assessed in 134 patients with documented SCAD, as well as the clinical(More)
The aim was to investigate the perioperative risk of ischaemic and bleeding events in patients with coronary stents undergoing cardiac and non-cardiac surgery and how these outcomes are affected by the perioperative use of oral antiplatelet therapy. This was a multicentre, retrospective, observational study conducted in patients with coronary stent(s)(More)
In patients undergoing coronary stenting, long-term dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel reduces atherothrombotic events but also increases the risk of bleeding. The potential for developing bleeding complications is further enhanced in patients also requiring oral anticoagulant treatment ("triple therapy"). The aim of the study is to(More)
Transradial approach in primary and rescue angioplasty may be advantageous with respect to the femoral access due to the lower incidence of vascular complications. Ulnar cannulation has been proposed for elective procedures in patients not suitable for transradial approach. We here report on 13 patients undergoing primary angioplasty performed using the(More)
BACKGROUND Bivalirudin significantly reduces 30-day major and minor bleeding compared with unfractionated heparin (UFH), while resulting in similar or lower rates of ischemic events in both patients with stable and unstable coronary disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. We performed a meta-analysis of randomized trials to evaluate the(More)
The aim of this study was to test the safety and efficacy of a novel rapid desensitization procedure in patients with acetylsalicylic acid sensitivity and coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac catheterization and coronary stent implantation. Aspirin plays a key role in the secondary prevention of atherothrombotic events and thrombotic complications(More)
The management of antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary stents undergoing surgery is a growing clinical problem and often represents a matter of debate between cardiologists and surgeons. It has been estimated that about 4-8% of patients undergoing coronary stenting need to undergo surgery within the next year. Surgery represents one of the most(More)