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Prevalence and Clinical Implications of COVID-19 Myocarditis

Cristina Chimenti, Michele Magnocavallo, Federico Ballatore, Federico Bernardini, Maria Alfarano, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Paolo Severino, Carlo Lavalle, Fedele Francesco, Andrea Frustaci,

Synopsis The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are widely variable and may involve several districts. Although the clinical course is mostly characterized by respiratory involvement, up to 30% of hospitalized patients have evidence of myocardial injury due to acute coronary syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias, myocarditis, and cardiogenic shock. In particular, myocarditis is ... Read more >>

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

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COVID-19, Acute Myocardial Injury and Infarction

Armando Del Prete, Francesca Conway, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Francesco De Felice, Carmine Musto, Marco Picichè, Eugenio Martuscelli, Andrea Natale, Francesco Versaci,

Synopsis SARS-CoV-2 can affect the cardiovascular system yielding a wide range of complications, including acute myocardial injury. The myocardium can be damaged by direct viral invasion or indirect mechanisms, sustained by systemic inflammation, immune-mediated response and dysregulation of the renin-angiotensin system. Myocardial injury affects about one-quarter of patients with COVID-19, ... Read more >>

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

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New evidence of direct oral anticoagulation therapy on cardiac valve calcifications, renal preservation and inflammatory modulation.

Luca Di Lullo, Carlo Lavalle, Michele Magnocavallo, Marco Valerio Mariani, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Paolo Severino, Biagio Raffaele Di Iorio, Domenico Russo, Francesco Summaria, Giovanni Battista Forleo, Claudio Ronco, Massimo Mancone, Cristina Chimenti, Fabio Miraldi, Andrea Natale, Antonio Bellasi,

<h4>Background</h4>Rivaroxaban is a direct inhibitor of activated Factor X (FXa), an anti-inflammatory protein exerting a protective effect on the cardiac valve and vascular endothelium. We compare the effect of Warfarin and Rivaroxaban on inflammation biomarkers and their contribution to heart valve calcification progression and renal preservation in a population of ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2021, 345:90-97]

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Arrhythmia profile and ablation-outcome in elderly women with atrial fibrillation undergoing first catheter ablation.

Veronica Natale, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Faiz M Baqai, Joseph Gallinghouse, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Carola Gianni, Bryan MacDonald, Angel Mayedo, John David Burkhardt, Gerald J Gallinghouse, Amin Al-Ahmad, Rodney Horton, Mohamed Bassiouny, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale,

<h4>Background</h4>This study evaluated the arrhythmia profile and ablation outcome in women with atrial fibrillation (AF) aged ≥75 years.<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 573 consecutive female patients undergoing first AF ablation were classified into group 1: ≥75 years (n = 221) and group 2: < 75 years (n = 352). Isolation of PVs, posterior wall and superior vena cava ... Read more >>

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE)
[2021, 44(5):835-842]

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Advanced Therapies for Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Chagasic Cardiomyopathy: JACC State-of-the-Art Review.

Jorge Romero, Alejandro Velasco, Cristiano F Pisani, Isabella Alviz, David Briceno, Juan Carlos Díaz, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Andrea Natale, Maria de Lourdes Higuchi, Mauricio Scanavacca, Luigi Di Biase,

Chagas disease is caused by infection from the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Although it is endemic to Latin America, global migration has led to an increased incidence of Chagas in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Following acute infection, up to 30% of patients will develop chronic Chagas disease, with ... Read more >>

J Am Coll Cardiol (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)
[2021, 77(9):1225-1242]

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Efficacy and safety of left atrial appendage electrical isolation during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation: an updated meta-analysis.

Jorge Romero, Mohamed Gabr, Kavisha Patel, David Briceno, Juan Carlos Diaz, Isabella Alviz, Chintan Trivedi, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Dalvert Polanco, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase,

<h4>Aims</h4>Left atrial appendage electrical isolation (LAAEI) has been shown to improve freedom from all-atrial arrhythmia recurrence in patients with non-paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study is to investigate the long-term efficacy and safety outcomes of LAAEI in patients with non-paroxysmal AF undergoing catheter ablation.<h4>Methods and results</h4>A systematic review ... Read more >>

Europace (Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2021, 23(2):226-237]

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Thromboembolic and Bleeding Risk in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Role of Anticoagulation Therapy.

Michele Magnocavallo, Antonio Bellasi, Marco Valerio Mariani, Maria Fusaro, Maura Ravera, Ernesto Paoletti, Biagio Di Iorio, Vincenzo Barbera, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Roberto Palumbo, Paolo Severino, Carlo Lavalle, Luca Di Lullo,

Atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are strictly related; several independent risk factors of AF are often frequent in CKD patients. AF prevalence is very common among these patients, ranging between 15% and 20% in advanced stages of CKD. Moreover, the results of several studies showed that AF ... Read more >>

J Clin Med (Journal of clinical medicine)
[2020, 10(1):]

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Prospective use of ablation index for the ablation of right ventricle outflow tract premature ventricular contractions: a proof of concept study.

Alessio Gasperetti, Rita Sicuso, Antonio Dello Russo, Giulio Zucchelli, Ardan Muammer Saguner, Pasquale Notarstefano, Ezio Soldati, Maria Grazia Bongiorni, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Corrado Carbucicchio, Firat Duru, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale, Claudio Tondo, Michela Casella,

<h4>Aims</h4>Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) represents an effective option for idiopathic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) treatment. Ablation Index (AI) is a novel ablation marker incorporating RF power, contact force, and time of delivery into a single weighted formula. Data regarding AI-guided PVCs RFCA are currently lacking. Aim of the study was ... Read more >>

Europace (Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology)
[2021, 23(1):91-98]

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Direct oral anticoagulants versus vitamin K antagonists in patients with atrial fibrillation and cancer a meta-analysis.

Marco Valerio Mariani, Michele Magnocavallo, Martina Straito, Agostino Piro, Paolo Severino, Gino Iannucci, Cristina Chimenti, Massimo Mancone, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Giovanni Battista Forleo, Francesco Fedele, Carlo Lavalle,

<h4>Background</h4>Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recommended as first-line anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). However, in patients with cancer and AF the efficacy and safety of DOACs are not well established.<h4>Objective</h4>We performed a meta-analysis comparing available data regarding the efficacy and safety of DOACs vs vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) ... Read more >>

J Thromb Thrombolysis (Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis)
[2021, 51(2):419-429]

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Management of cardiac implantable electronic device follow-up in COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned during Italian lockdown.

Agostino Piro, Michele Magnocavallo, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Matteo Neccia, Giovanna Manzi, Marco Valerio Mariani, Martina Straito, Alessia Bernardini, Paolo Severino, Gino Iannucci, Giuseppe Giunta, Cristina Chimenti, Andrea Natale, Francesco Fedele, Carlo Lavalle,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Remote monitoring (RM) has significantly transformed the standard of care for patients with cardiac electronic implantable devices. It provides easy access to valuable information, such as arrhythmic events, acute decompensation manifestations and device-related issues, without the need of in-person visits.<h4>Methods</h4>Starting March 1st, 332 patients were introduced to an RM program ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2020, 31(11):2814-2823]

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Chromogranin-A serum levels in patients with takotsubo syndrome and ST elevation acute myocardial infarction.

Nicola Tarantino, Francesco Santoro, Luigi Di Biase, Vito Di Terlizzi, Enrica Vitale, Roberta Barone, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Nicole Stephany De Leon De La Cruz, Matteo Di Biase, Natale Daniele Brunetti,

<h4>Background</h4>Sympathergic hyperactivity is considered one of the main trigger precipitating takotsubo syndrome (TTS). Chromogranin-A (CgA), a prognostic biomarker of sympatho-adrenal activation, is markedly high in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and heart failure (HF), but its role in TTS is unknown.<h4>Methods</h4>CgA serum levels from patients with TTS and symptoms onset <24 ... Read more >>

Int J Cardiol (International journal of cardiology)
[2020, 320:12-17]

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Perclose Proglide™ for vascular closure.

Armando Del Prete, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Simone Calcagno, Riccardo Di Pietro, Giuseppe Del Prete, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Massimo Raponi, Massimiliano Scappaticci, Antonio Di Matteo, Andrea Natale, Francesco Versaci,

In the past 20 years, numerous percutaneous vascular closure devices have been tested and compared with manual compression and to surgical cut-down. The suture-mediated closure device Perclose ProGlide™ system (Abbott Vascular, CA, USA) emerged as a safe and effective alternative for many procedures requiring either small or large bore vascular accesses. ... Read more >>

Future Cardiol (Future cardiology)
[2021, 17(2):269-282]

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Periprocedural and long-term safety and feasibility of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with biological valve undergoing radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: a prospective multicenter study.

Luigi Di Biase, Jorge Romero, David Briceno, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, Chintan Trivedi, Prasant Mohanty, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Rodney Horton, Patrick Hranitzky, G Joseph Gallinghouse, Isabella Alviz, Mohit Turagam, Rakesh Gopinathannair, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Salwa Beheiry, John David Burkhardt, Juan Viles-Gonzales, Andrea Natale,

<h4>Background</h4>Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are contraindicated in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and mechanical cardiac valves. However, safety and efficacy are controversial in patients with biological cardiac valves.<h4>Objective</h4>We report the safety and feasibility of periprocedural and long-term treatment with DOACs in patients with biological valves undergoing ablation for AF.<h4>Methods</h4>A total ... Read more >>

J Interv Card Electrophysiol (Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing)
[2021, 61(3):617-622]

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On the role of echocardiography and beta-receptors downregulation in multipattern Takotsubo.

Nicola Tarantino, Francesco Santoro, Luigi Di Biase, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Natale Daniele Brunetti,

Echocardiography (Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.))
[2020, 37(7):1134-1135]

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Toward a Uniform Ablation Protocol for Paroxysmal, Persistent, and Permanent Atrial Fibrillation.

Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Carlo Lavalle, Carola Gianni, Marco Valerio Mariani, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Ugur Canpolat, Bryan MacDonald, Huseyin Ayhan, Agostino Piro, Mohamed Bassiouny, Amin Al-Ahmad, John David Burkhardt, Joseph G Gallinghouse, Rodney P Horton, Javier Sanchez, Nicola Tarantino, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale,

Atrial fibrillation catheter ablation has emerged as the most effective strategy to restore and maintain sinus rhythm. The cornerstone of atrial fibrillation ablation is elimination of triggers from the pulmonary veins by pulmonary vein isolation. Nevertheless, some patients may experience atrial tachyarrhythmia recurrences even with permanent pulmonary vein antral isolation. ... Read more >>

Card Electrophysiol Clin (Cardiac electrophysiology clinics)
[2019, 11(4):731-738]

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CABANA trial: "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

David Briceno, Prasant Mohanty, Luigi Di Biase, Jorge Romero, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Chintan Trivedi, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Andrea Natale,

The CABANA trial reported that catheter ablation, when compared with drug therapy, did not significantly reduce the primary composite end point of death, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest in patients with atrial fibrillation. Despite multiple limitations in study design, the CABANA trial still confirmed that catheter ablation of ... Read more >>

J Interv Card Electrophysiol (Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing)
[2020, 57(1):1-3]

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Role of surface electrocardiogram in the era of high-resolution mapping and imaging systems-back to the future.

Carlo Lavalle, Marco Valerio Mariani, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Andrea Natale,

J Thorac Dis (Journal of thoracic disease)
[2019, 11(Suppl 3):S307-S310]

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Impact of dense "smoke" detected on transesophageal echocardiography on stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing catheter ablation.

Ömer Gedikli, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Carola Gianni, Qiong Chen, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, J David Burkhardt, Javier E Sanchez, Patrick Hranitzky, G Joseph Gallinghouse, Amin Al-Ahmad, Rodney Horton, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale,

<h4>Background</h4>Spontaneous echocardiographic contrast ("smoke") within the left atrial cavity on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) suggests low blood flow velocities in the heart that may lead to thromboembolic (TE) events.<h4>Objective</h4>The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of TE events in the periprocedural period and at long-term follow-up in atrial ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm (Heart rhythm)
[2019, 16(3):351-357]

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Ectopic Beats: Insights from Timing and Morphology.

Giuseppe Bagliani, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Roberto De Ponti, Alessandro Capucci, Margherita Padeletti, Andrea Natale,

Premature complexes are electrical impulses arising from atrial, junctional, or ventricular tissue, leading to premature heart beats. Premature atrial beats are much more frequent than those arising in the atrioventricular junction but less frequent than premature beats from the ventricles. Although they are usually benign and highly prevalent in the ... Read more >>

Card Electrophysiol Clin (Cardiac electrophysiology clinics)
[2018, 10(2):257-275]

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Localization of Ventricular Arrhythmias for Catheter Ablation: The Role of Surface Electrocardiogram.

Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale,

The surface ECG is a valuable mapping tool in patients with idiopathic and scar-related ventricular arrhythmias (VAs). A detailed analysis of 12-lead ECG can provide useful information in localizing the VA site of origin. This might help tailoring the ablation strategy to optimize procedural duration, increase the probability of success, ... Read more >>

Card Electrophysiol Clin (Cardiac electrophysiology clinics)
[2018, 10(2):333-354]

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Procedural findings and ablation outcome in patients with atrial fibrillation referred after two or more failed catheter ablations.

Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Carola Gianni, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Eli Hamilton Morris, J David Burkhardt, Javier E Sanchez, Rodney Horton, G Joseph Gallinghouse, Richard Hongo, Salwa Beheiry, Amin Al-Ahmad, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale,

<h4>Introduction</h4>This study reports the procedural findings and ablation outcome in AF patients referred after ≥2 failed PV isolation (PVI).<h4>Methods</h4>Three hundred and five consecutive AF patients referred after ≥2 PVI were included in the analysis. High-dose isoproterenol challenge was used to identify PV reconnection and non-PV triggers; the latter were ablated ... Read more >>

J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol (Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology)
[2017, 28(12):1379-1386]

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PR Interval and Junctional Zone.

Giuseppe Bagliani, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Luigi Di Biase, Luigi Padeletti,

The atrioventricular junction is a pivotal component of the cardiac conduction system, a key electrical relay site between the atria and the ventricles. The sophisticated functions carried out by the atrioventricular junction are possible for the presence of a complex apparatus made of specialized anatomic structures, cells with specific ion-channel ... Read more >>

Card Electrophysiol Clin (Cardiac electrophysiology clinics)
[2017, 9(3):411-433]

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Body composition changes and cardiometabolic benefits of a balanced Italian Mediterranean Diet in obese patients with metabolic syndrome.

Nicola Di Daniele, Luigi Petramala, Laura Di Renzo, Francesca Sarlo, Domenico Giovanni Della Rocca, Mariagiovanna Rizzo, Valentina Fondacaro, Leonardo Iacopino, Carl J Pepine, Antonino De Lorenzo,

Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a cluster of metabolic alteration associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and overall mortality than the single alterations alone. The Italian Mediterranean Diet (IMD) can exert a positive effect on cardiovascular risk and related morbidity and mortality. The aim was to evaluate the benefits ... Read more >>

Acta Diabetol (Acta diabetologica)
[2013, 50(3):409-416]

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