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Echocardiography in COVID-19 pandemic: clinical findings and the importance of emerging technology

Alberto Barosi, Luca Bergamaschi, Ignazio Cusmano, Alessio Gasperetti, Marco Schiavone, Elisa Gherbesi,

SYNOPSIS Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could have a direct or indirect effect on the cardiovascular system. To detect cardiac involvement, trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE), as a widely available and cost-effective tool, is highly recommended and can provide important information that can affect the clinical management of COVID-19 patients. Despite that, considering ... Read more >>

Card Electrophysiol Clin (Cardiac electrophysiology clinics)
[2021, :]

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Early echocardiographic findings in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 pneumonia: a prospective, single center study.

Elisa Ceriani, Azzurra Marceca, Antonio Lanfranchi, Stefano De Vita, Riccardo Schiavon, Francesco Casella, Daniela Torzillo, Marta Del Medico, Diego Ruggiero, Alberto Barosi, Chiara Cogliati,

<h4>Background</h4>Cardiac dysfunction, mainly assessed by biomarker alterations, has been described in COVID-19 infection. However, there are still areas of uncertainty regarding its effective role in disease evolution. Aim of this study was to evaluate early echocardiographic parameters in COVID pneumonia and their association with severity disease and prognosis.<h4>Methods</h4>An echocardiographic examination ... Read more >>

Intern Emerg Med (Internal and emergency medicine)
[2021, 16(8):2173-2180]

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A massive intracardiac localization of a non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a multimodality-approach diagnosis.

Stefano De Vita, Marina PetullĂ , Manfredo Cerchiello, Alberto Barosi,

Eur Heart J Case Rep (European heart journal. Case reports)
[2020, 4(5):1-2]

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Epidemiological trends of infective endocarditis in a single center in Italy between 2003-2015.

Laurenzia Ferraris, Laura Milazzo, Sara Giordana Rimoldi, Cristina Mazzali, Alberto Barosi, Maria Rita Gismondo, Paolo Vanelli, Alessandro Cialfi, Salvatore Sollima, Massimo Galli, Carlo Antona, Spinello Antinori,

<h4>Objective</h4>Changes in the incidence, clinical features and microbiology of infective endocarditis (IE) observed in a single center in Italy were compared between the period 2003-2010 and 2011-2015.<h4>Methods</h4>All cases of IE, defined as definite or possible according to the modified Duke criteria, observed at the 'L. Sacco' Hospital in Milan, Italy ... Read more >>

Infect Dis (Lond) (Infectious diseases (London, England))
[2018, 50(10):749-756]

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Direct Flow Implantation in a Patient With Mechanical Mitral Prostheses.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Alberto Barosi, Paola Colombo, Emanuela Montorsi, Stefano Nava, Francesco Soriano, Luca Botta, Pasquale Fratto, Silvio Klugmann, Federico de Marco,

We describe a case of Direct Flow (Direct Flow Medical Inc, Santa Rosa, CA) transcatheter aortic valve implantation in a patient with a mechanical valve in a mitral position. ... Read more >>

Ann Thorac Surg (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2016, 101(2):753-756]

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Direct Flow valve-in-valve implantation in a degenerated mitral bioprosthesis.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Aldo Cannata, Alberto Barosi, Paola Colombo, Francesco Soriano, Stefano Nava, Elisa Montrasio, Luca Botta, Maria Pia Gagliardone, Silvio Klugmann, Federico De Marco,

<h4>Aims</h4>Mitral valve reoperations due to failing bioprostheses, in patients affected by multiple comorbidities, are associated with high morbidity and mortality. Transcatheter techniques may evolve as complementary approaches to surgery in these patients at high risk for surgery.<h4>Methods and results</h4>We describe a case of Direct Flow 25 mm transcatheter valve implantation ... Read more >>

EuroIntervention (EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2016, 11(13):1549-1553]

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CoreValve Evolut R implantation as valve-in-valve in an Edwards SAPIEN 3 to treat paravalvular regurgitation.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Francesco Soriano, Francesco Musca, Stefano Nava, Arturo Einaudi, Andrea Garascia, Oriana Belli, Alberto Barosi, Pasquale Fratto, Paola Colombo, Claudio Francesco Russo, Maria Pia Gagliardone, Silvio Klugmann,

EuroIntervention (EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2015, 11(5):e1]

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Direct aortic Direct Flow implantation via right anterior thoracotomy in a patient with patent bilateral mammary artery coronary grafts.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Bruno Merlanti, Alberto Barosi, Paola Colombo, Pasquale Fratto, Stefano Nava, Francesco Soriano, Elisa Montrasio, Silvio Klugmann, Federico de Marco,

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2015, 185:22-24]

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Self-expandable CoreValve implantation without contrast media.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Paola Colombo, Federico De Marco, Alberto Barosi, Silvia Mauri, Silvio Klugmann,

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has been designed to treat high-risk surgical patients affected by severe aortic stenosis, many of whom are affected by chronic kidney disease. To perform transcatheter self-expandable valve implantation, multiple contrast injections are required to monitor the procedure, so these patients are at increased risk of acute ... Read more >>

Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann (Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals)
[2016, 24(7):696-698]

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First case of trans-axillary direct flow implantation.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Luca Botta, Aldo Cannata, Paola Colombo, Alberto Barosi, Francesco Soriano, Maurizio Bottiroli, Stefano Nava, Silvio Klugmann, Federico De Marco,

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2014, 177(3):e176-8]

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Colchicine for prevention of postpericardiotomy syndrome and postoperative atrial fibrillation: the COPPS-2 randomized clinical trial.

Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Paolo Ferrazzi, Alberto Pullara, Yehuda Adler, Alberto Barosi, Alida L Caforio, Roberto Cemin, Fabio Chirillo, Chiara Comoglio, Diego Cugola, Davide Cumetti, Oleksandr Dyrda, Stefania Ferrua, Yaron Finkelstein, Roberto Flocco, Anna Gandino, Brian Hoit, Francesco Innocente, Silvia Maestroni, Francesco Musumeci, Jae Oh, Amedeo Pergolini, Vincenzo Polizzi, Arsen Ristic, Caterina Simon, David H Spodick, Vincenzo Tarzia, Stefania Trimboli, Anna Valenti, Riccardo Belli, Fiorenzo Gaita, ,

<h4>Importance</h4>Postpericardiotomy syndrome, postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF), and postoperative effusions may be responsible for increased morbidity and health care costs after cardiac surgery. Postoperative use of colchicine prevented these complications in a single trial.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine the efficacy and safety of perioperative use of oral colchicine in reducing postpericardiotomy syndrome, postoperative AF, ... Read more >>

JAMA (JAMA)
[2014, 312(10):1016-1023]

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Right anterior mini-thoracotomy direct aortic self-expanding trans-catheter aortic valve implantation: A single center experience.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Federico De Marco, Luca Botta, Alberto Barosi, Paola Colombo, Silvia Mauri, Aldo Cannata, Nuccia Morici, Tiziano Colombo, Pasquale Fratto, Sandra Nonini, Francesco Soriano, Michele Mondino, Cristina Giannattasio, Silvio Klugmann,

<h4>Objective</h4>Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been designed to treat elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis at high risk for surgery. These patients are also often affected by severe iliac-femoral arteriopathy, rendering the trans-femoral approach unusable. We report our experience with the direct-aortic approach to treat these patients.<h4>Methods</h4>From May 2008 ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2015, 181:437-442]

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Direct-aortic "evolute" self-expanding aortic bioprosthesis implantation.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Federico De Marco, Alberto Barosi, Luca Botta, Paola Colombo, Emanuela Montorsi, Silvio Klugmann, Luigi Martinelli,

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2013, 167(6):e172-4]

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Self-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis after mitral valve surgery.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Federico De Marco, Alberto Barosi, Paola Colombo, Luca Botta, Sandra Nonini, Luigi Martinelli, Silvio Klugmann,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Transcatheter aortic valve implantation has emerged as a valuable option to treat patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, who are not being considered for surgery because of significant comorbidities. Concerns exist over treating patients who have previously undergone mitral valve surgery for possible interference between the percutaneous aortic valve and ... Read more >>

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg (Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery)
[2013, 17(1):90-95]

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Direct aortic access for transcatheter self-expanding aortic bioprosthetic valves implantation.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Federico de Marco, Luca Botta, Aldo Cannata, Jacopo Oreglia, Paola Colombo, Alberto Barosi, Tiziano Colombo, Sandra Nonini, Roberto Paino, Silvio Klugmann, Luigi Martinelli,

<h4>Background</h4>Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been designed to treat elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis at high risk for operation; however, these patients are also often affected by severe iliac-femoral arteriopathy that prohibits the transfemoral approach.<h4>Methods</h4>From May 2008 to January 2012, 400 patients were evaluated for TAVI at our ... Read more >>

Ann Thorac Surg (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2012, 94(2):497-503]

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Direct transatrial transcatheter SAPIEN valve implantation through right minithoracotomy in a degenerated mitral bioprosthetic valve.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Alberto Barosi, Paola Colombo, Luca Botta, Jacopo Oreglia, Federico De Marco, Roberto Paino, Silvio Klugmann, Luigi Martinelli,

Transcatheter valve implantation into failing surgical mitral bioprosthetic valves have been reported. This strategy avoids performing high-risk repeat cardiac surgery in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. All these patients have been treated by a transapical approach. We report a case of failing bioprosthetic mitral valve in an 82-year-old woman successfully ... Read more >>

Ann Thorac Surg (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2012, 93(5):1708-1710]

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Colchicine reduces postoperative atrial fibrillation: results of the Colchicine for the Prevention of the Postpericardiotomy Syndrome (COPPS) atrial fibrillation substudy.

Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Paolo Ferrazzi, Maria Elena Rovere, Anna Gandino, Roberto Cemin, Stefania Ferrua, Riccardo Belli, Silvia Maestroni, Caterina Simon, Edoardo Zingarelli, Alberto Barosi, Fabrizio Sansone, Davide Patrini, Ettore Vitali, Rita Trinchero, David H Spodick, Yehuda Adler, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Inflammation and pericarditis may be contributing factors for postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF), and both are potentially affected by antiinflammatory drugs and colchicine, which has been shown to be safe and efficacious for the prevention of pericarditis and the postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS). The aim of the Colchicine for the Prevention of ... Read more >>

Circulation (Circulation)
[2011, 124(21):2290-2295]

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Transcatheter self-expandable aortic valve implantation after undersized mitral annuloplasty.

Giuseppe Bruschi, Federico De Marco, Jacopo Oreglia, Paola Colombo, Alberto Barosi, Arturo Einaudi, Roberto Paino, Luigi Martinelli, Silvio Klugmann,

No data are available in the literature regarding the effectiveness and safety of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients who underwent previous mitral valve ring repair. Concerns exist related to the possible interference between the percutaneous aortic valve and the mitral annuloplasty ring. We report our experience with percutaneous aortic ... Read more >>

Ann Thorac Surg (The Annals of thoracic surgery)
[2011, 92(5):1881-1883]

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Colchicine prevents early postoperative pericardial and pleural effusions.

Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Maria Elena Rovere, Anna Gandino, Roberto Cemin, Stefania Ferrua, Silvia Maestroni, Edoardo Zingarelli, Alberto Barosi, Caterina Simon, Fabrizio Sansone, Davide Patrini, Ettore Vitali, Riccardo Belli, Paolo Ferrazzi, Rita Trinchero, David H Spodick, Yehuda Adler,

<h4>Background</h4>No preventive pharmacologic strategies have been proven efficacious for the prevention of postoperative effusions after cardiac surgery. Colchicine is safe and efficacious for the prevention of pericarditis. On this basis, we realized a substudy of the COPPS trial to assess the efficacy and safety of colchicine for the prevention of ... Read more >>

Am Heart J (American heart journal)
[2011, 162(3):527-32.e1]

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Contemporary features, risk factors, and prognosis of the post-pericardiotomy syndrome.

Massimo Imazio, Antonio Brucato, Maria Elena Rovere, Anna Gandino, Roberto Cemin, Stefania Ferrua, Silvia Maestroni, Alberto Barosi, Caterina Simon, Paolo Ferrazzi, Riccardo Belli, Rita Trinchero, David Spodick, Yehuda Adler,

Contemporary series of postpericardiotomy syndrome (PPS) are lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence, time course, features at presentation, risk factors, and prognosis of PPS. The study population consisted of 360 consecutive candidates to cardiac surgery enrolled in a prospective cohort study. PPS was diagnosed in ... Read more >>

Am J Cardiol (The American journal of cardiology)
[2011, 108(8):1183-1187]

Cited: 39 times

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Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients undergoing open-chest cardiac surgery.

Alberto Barosi, Maurizio Lunati, Giancarlo Speca, Alessandro Mazzola, Gabriele Paglino, Michele De Bonis, Saverio Iacopino, Mauro Cassese, Cosimo Damiano Dicandia, Giampiero Esposito, Marco Vimercati, Alberto Della Scala, Ettore Vitali,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Few data are available on the effects of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in candidates for cardiac surgery and affected by severe heart failure (HF). The aim of our analysis is to evaluate the percentage of patients who maintain indication for CRT after surgery and the efficacy of CRT in those ... Read more >>

J Interv Card Electrophysiol (Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing)
[2011, 30(3):251-259]

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COlchicine for the Prevention of the Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome (COPPS): a multicentre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Massimo Imazio, Rita Trinchero, Antonio Brucato, Maria Elena Rovere, Anna Gandino, Roberto Cemin, Stefania Ferrua, Silvia Maestroni, Edoardo Zingarelli, Alberto Barosi, Caterina Simon, Fabrizio Sansone, Davide Patrini, Ettore Vitali, Paolo Ferrazzi, David H Spodick, Yehuda Adler, ,

<h4>Aims</h4>No drug has been proven efficacious to prevent the post-pericardiotomy syndrome (PPS), but colchicine seems safe and effective for the treatment and prevention of pericarditis. The aim of the COlchicine for the Prevention of the Post-pericardiotomy Syndrome (COPPS) trial is to test the efficacy and safety of colchicine for the ... Read more >>

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2010, 31(22):2749-2754]

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Left ventricular support by axial flow pump: the echocardiographic approach to device malfunction.

Emanuele Catena, Filippo Milazzo, Emanuela Montorsi, Giuseppe Bruschi, Aldo Cannata, Claudio Russo, Alberto Barosi, Giuseppe Tarelli, Paolo Tartara, Roberto Paino, Ettore Vitali,

Axial flow pumps have gained increased acceptance in recent years as a bridge to heart transplantation and, more recently, as destination therapy. As left ventricular (LV) assist device dysfunction will be increasingly prevalent, the aim of our work was to introduce an echocardiographic management protocol as a guide to recognize ... Read more >>

J Am Soc Echocardiogr (Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography)
[2005, 18(12):1422]

Cited: 25 times

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Three-dimensional echocardiographic assessment of a patient supported by intravascular blood pump Impella recover 100.

Emanuele Catena, Alberto Barosi, Filippo Milazzo, Roberto Paino, Stefano Pelenghi, Andrea Garatti, Tiziano Colombo, Ettore Vitali,

Impella Recover 100 is an intravascular microaxial blood pump designed for short-term circulatory support in conditions of reduced left ventricular function. Two-dimensional echocardiography is a consolidated tool to study and monitor patients undergoing circulatory support. Three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography is emerging as a source of more accurate analysis in heart morphology ... Read more >>

Echocardiography (Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.))
[2005, 22(8):682-685]

Cited: 6 times

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