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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiac Electronic Device Management and Role of Remote Monitoring

Michele Magnocavallo, Giampaolo Vetta, Alessia Bernardini, Agostino Piro, Maria Chiara Mei, Martina Di Iorio, Marco Valerio Mariani, Domenico G. Della Rocca, Paolo Severino, Raffaele Quaglione, Giuseppe Giunta, Cristina Chimenti, Fabio Miraldi, Carmine Dario Vizza, Francesco Fedele, Carlo Lavalle,

Synopsis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide pandemic, patients with cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) refused scheduled follow-up visits due to the risk of infection. In this scenario, different telemedicine strategies have been implemented to ensure continuity of care to CIED patients. Patients can be monitored through dedicated apps, ... Read more >>

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

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Outcome of a Modified Sympathicotomy for Cardiac Neuromodulation of Untreatable Ventricular Tachycardia.

Filippo M Cauti, Pietro Rossi, Stefano Bianchi, Katia Bruno, Luigi Iaia, Chiara Rossi, Francesco Pugliese, Raffaele Quaglione, Federico Venuta, Marco Anile,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study aimed to describe the preliminary results of a modified sympathicotomy for cardiac sympathetic denervation (CSD), which may reduce the predictive risk and intraoperative surgical time of the procedure.<h4>Background</h4>CSD, in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT), is comprehensively recognized as an important treatment option for patients with structural heart ... Read more >>

JACC Clin Electrophysiol (JACC. Clinical electrophysiology)
[2021, 7(4):442-449]

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Interatrial conduction times in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients with normal atrial volume and their correlation with areas of local prolonged bipolar electrograms.

Pietro Rossi, Filippo Maria Cauti, Luca Rosario Limite, Luigi Iaia, Greta Allegretti, Paolo Di Renzi, Giulia Della Longa, Raffaele Quaglione, Gianfranco Piccirillo, Stefano Bianchi,

<h4>Background</h4>Recent evidence has shown that the presence of abnormal substrate can be demonstrated also among patients with "lone" AF.<h4>Objectives</h4>Interatrial conduction slowing is likely to characterize patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and it could be correlated to the left atrium area of prolonged local bipolar endocardial electrograms.<h4>Methods</h4>P-wave duration (PWD), amplified ... Read more >>

J Electrocardiol (Journal of electrocardiology)
[2020, 58:19-26]

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Association between ventricular pacing and persistent atrial fibrillation in patients indicated to elective pacemaker replacement: Results of the Prefer for Elective Replacement MVP (PreFER MVP) randomized study.

Renato P Ricci, Giovanni Luca Botto, Juan M Bénézet, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Luc De Roy, Olivier Piot, Aurelio Quesada, Raffaele Quaglione, Diego Vaccari, Lorenza Mangoni, Andrea Grammatico, Milan Kozák, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Pacing in the right ventricle can cause a variety of detrimental effects, including atrial tachyarrhythmias (atrial tachycardia [AT]/atrial fibrillation [AF]).<h4>Objective</h4>The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and predictors of persistent AT/AF in patients with long-term exposure to ventricular pacing.<h4>Methods</h4>In a multicenter international trial, 605 patients (age 75 ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm (Heart rhythm)
[2015, 12(11):2239-2246]

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Intra-QT spectral coherence as a possible noninvasive marker of sustained ventricular tachycardia.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Federica Moscucci, Alessandro Persi, Daniele Di Barba, Maria Antonella Pappadà, Pietro Rossi, Raffaele Quaglione, Bich Lien Nguyen, Francesco Barillà, Matteo Casenghi, Damiano Magrì,

Sudden cardiac death is the main cause of mortality in patients affected by chronic heart failure (CHF) and with history of myocardial infarction. No study yet investigated the intra-QT phase spectral coherence as a possible tool in stratifying the arrhythmic susceptibility in patients at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). ... Read more >>

Biomed Res Int (BioMed research international)
[2014, 2014:583035]

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Managed ventricular pacing compared with conventional dual-chamber pacing for elective replacement in chronically paced patients: results of the Prefer for Elective Replacement Managed Ventricular Pacing randomized study.

Giovanni L Botto, Renato P Ricci, Juan M Bénézet, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Luc De Roy, Olivier Piot, Aurelio Quesada, Raffaele Quaglione, Diego Vaccari, Claudio Garutti, Lidwien Vainer, Milan Kozák, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Several studies have shown that unnecessary right ventricular pacing has detrimental effects.<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate whether minimization of ventricular pacing as compared with standard dual-chamber pacing (DDD) improves clinical outcomes in patients referred for pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) replacement.<h4>Methods</h4>In an international single-blind, multicenter, randomized controlled trial, we compared DDD with managed ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm (Heart rhythm)
[2014, 11(6):992-1000]

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Influence of aging and chronic heart failure on temporal dispersion of myocardial repolarization.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Federica Moscucci, Matteo Pascucci, Maria Antonella Pappadà, Gaetana D'Alessandro, Pietro Rossi, Raffaele Quaglione, Daniele Di Barba, Francesco Barillà, Damiano Magrì,

<h4>Background and purpose</h4>QT and T(peak)-T(end) (Te) intervals are associated with sudden cardiac death in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). We studied age-dependent influence on short-term temporal dispersion of these two variables in patients with postischemic CHF.<h4>Method</h4>We grouped 75 CHF and 53 healthy control subjects into three age subsets: ≤ ... Read more >>

Clin Interv Aging (Clinical interventions in aging)
[2013, 8:293-300]

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Indexes of temporal myocardial repolarization dispersion and sudden cardiac death in heart failure: any difference?

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Pietro Rossi, Marilena Mitra, Raffaele Quaglione, Annalaura Dell'Armi, Daniele Di Barba, Damiana Maisto, Andrea Lizio, Francesco Barillà, Damiano Magrì,

<h4>Background</h4>The QT variability index, calculated between Q- and the T-wave end (QTend VI), is an index of temporal myocardial repolarization lability associated with sudden cardiac death (SCD) in chronic heart failure (CHF). Little is known about temporal variability in the other two temporal myocardial repolarization descriptors obtained from Q-Tpeak and ... Read more >>

Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol (Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc)
[2013, 18(2):130-139]

Cited: 18 times

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Effect of Acute Mental Stress on Heart Rate and QT Variability in Postmyocardial Infarction Patients.

Damiano Magrì, Gianfranco Piccirillo, Raffaele Quaglione, Annalaura Dell'armi, Marilena Mitra, Stefania Velitti, Daniele Di Barba, Andrea Lizio, Damiana Maisto, Francesco Barillà,

Emotionally charged events are associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). In this study we assessed RR and QT variability index (QTVI) at baseline during anger recall test (AR). We calculated QTVI from a 5-min ECG recording and from a 10-beats segment around the presumed maximum sympathetic ... Read more >>

ISRN Cardiol (ISRN cardiology)
[2012, 2012:912672]

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Endocardial vagal atrioventricular node stimulation in humans: reproducibility on 18-month follow-up.

Pietro Rossi, Stefano Bianchi, Sergio Valsecchi, Daniele Porcelli, Fabrizio Sgreccia, Antonio Lucifiero, Sergio Canonaco, Massimiliano Campoli, Mario Malavasi, Gianfranco Piccirillo, Raffaele Quaglione, Paolo Azzolini,

<h4>Aims</h4>Control of atrioventricular (AV) node conduction by means of high-frequency stimulation (HFS) of efferent AV node vagal stimulation (AVNS) fibres enables the ventricular rate (VR) to be modulated during atrial fibrillation (AF). The aims of this study were to verify, on 18-month follow-up, the reproducibility of the dromotropic effect obtained ... 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)
[2010, 12(12):1719-1724]

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Epicardial ganglionated plexus stimulation decreases postoperative inflammatory response in humans.

Pietro Rossi, Alessandro Ricci, Ruggero De Paulis, Elsie Papi, Herribert Pavaci, Daniele Porcelli, Giancarlo Monari, Daniele Maselli, Alessandro Bellisario, Franco Turani, Saverio Nardella, Paolo Azzolini, Gianfranco Piccirillo, Raffaele Quaglione, Sergio Valsecchi, Stefano Bianchi,

<h4>Background</h4>Surgical cardiac revascularization produces a high degree of systemic inflammation and the secretion of several cytokines. Intensive postoperative inflammation may increase the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation and favor organ dysfunctions. No data documenting the anti-inflammatory properties of epicardial vagal ganglionated plexus stimulation are available.<h4>Objective</h4>To verify the feasibility and safety ... Read more >>

Heart Rhythm (Heart rhythm)
[2012, 9(6):943-950]

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Autonomic function during closed loop stimulation and fixed rate pacing: heart rate variability analysis from 24-hour Holter recordings.

Raffaele Quaglione, Giovanni Calcagnini, Federica Censi, Fabrizio Piccirilli, Luca Iannucci, Marco Raveggi, Gianluca Biancalana, Pietro Bartolini,

<h4>Aim</h4>Aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the effect of closed-loop stimulation (CLS) and DDD pacing mode on autonomic balance, and to evaluate heart rate variability (HRV) during CLS stimulation.<h4>Methods and materials</h4>Autonomic balance was estimated by a 24-hour HRV analysis of paced and spontaneous beats in patients implanted with ... Read more >>

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol (Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE)
[2010, 33(3):337-342]

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Early impairment of myocardial function in young patients with beta-thalassemia major.

Damiano Magrì, Susanna Sciomer, Francesco Fedele, Gianfranco Gualdi, Emanuele Casciani, Pellegrina Pugliese, Anna Losardo, Giancarlo Ferrazza, Eleonora Pasquazzi, Erika Schifano, Eleonora Mussino, Raffaele Quaglione, Gianfranco Piccirillo,

<h4>Background and objective</h4>One of the chief causes of death in patients with beta-thalassemia major (TM) remains heart failure due to iron overload. We investigated possible differences in myocardial function between a population of young asymptomatic patients with TM and healthy controls all of whom underwent an echocardiographic study, including tissue ... Read more >>

Eur J Haematol (European journal of haematology)
[2008, 80(6):515-522]

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QT variability strongly predicts sudden cardiac death in asymptomatic subjects with mild or moderate left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a prospective study.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Damiano Magrì, Sabrina Matera, Marzia Magnanti, Alessia Torrini, Eleonora Pasquazzi, Erika Schifano, Stefania Velitti, Vincenzo Marigliano, Raffaele Quaglione, Francesco Barillà,

<h4>Aims</h4>The most widely accepted marker for stratifying the risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in post myocardial infarction patients is a depressed left ventricular function. Left ventricular ejection fractions (EF) of 35% or less increase the risk of sudden death but values between 35 and 40% raise concern. The underlying ... Read more >>

Eur Heart J (European heart journal)
[2007, 28(11):1344-1350]

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Influence of cardiac-resynchronization therapy on heart rate and blood pressure variability: 1-year follow-up.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Damiano Magrì, Silvia di Carlo, Tiziana De Laurentis, Alessia Torrini, Sabrina Matera, Marzia Magnanti, Leda Bernardi, Franco Barillà, Raffaele Quaglione, Evaristo Ettorre, Vincenzo Marigliano,

<h4>Background</h4>Several studies have shown that cardiac-resynchronization therapy (CRT) improves haemodynamic function, cardiac symptoms, and heart rate variability (HRV) and reduces the risk of mortality and sudden death in subjects with chronic heart failure (CHF). In subjects with CHF, power spectral values for the low-frequency (LF) component of RR variability < ... Read more >>

Eur J Heart Fail (European journal of heart failure)
[2006, 8(7):716-722]

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Effect of pacemaker rate-adaptation on 24 h beat-to-beat heart rate and blood pressure profiles.

Raffaele Quaglione, Giovanni Calcagnini, Federica Censi, Mario Malavasi, Marco Raveggi, Gianluca Biancalana, Pietro Bartolini, Giuseppe Critelli,

<h4>Aims</h4>The aims of the study were to evaluate the 24-h beat-to-beat heart rate (RR) and blood pressure changes during closed loop stimulation (DDD-CLS) pacing and conventional fixed rate DDD pacing with respect to spontaneous activity.<h4>Methods</h4>We simultaneously and continuously measured beat-to-beat heart rate and blood pressure for 24 h in patients ... 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)
[2005, 7(4):366-373]

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Influence of L-arginine and vitamin C on the autonomic nervous system in chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Quaglione Raffaele, Filippo Fimognari, Antonio Moisè, Malavasi Mario, Marco Lionetti, Camilla Naso, Silvia Di Carlo, Marialuce Nocco, Damiano Magrì,

In this study, we used spectral analysis to assess changes in respiratory recording variability during infusion of L-arginine and vitamin C, individually or together, in patients with chronic heart failure. We found that healthy subjects have a substantial ability to modulate sympathetic-mediated peripheral vascular resistance through endothelial synthesis of nitric ... Read more >>

Am J Cardiol (The American journal of cardiology)
[2004, 93(5):650-654]

Cited: 8 times

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Detection of deleted mitochondrial DNA in Kearns-Sayre syndrome using laser capture microdissection.

Daniela Pistilli, Cira R T di Gioia, Giulia D'Amati, Salvatore Sciacchitano, Raffaele Quaglione, Raffaella Quitadamo, Carlo Casali, Pietro Gallo, Filippo M Santorelli,

A novel 4949-base pair mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletion was detected in various tissues in a postmortem study of a patient with Kearns-Sayre syndrome (KSS). Deleted mtDNA levels were higher in skeletal muscle and brain and lower in kidney, working myocardium, and endocrine tissues (thyroid, parathyroids, pancreas, and adrenal glands). The ... Read more >>

Hum Pathol (Human pathology)
[2003, 34(10):1058-1061]

Cited: 14 times

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QT-interval variability and autonomic control in hypertensive subjects with left ventricular hypertrophy.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Giuseppe Germanò, Raffaele Quaglione, Marialuce Nocco, Filippo Lintas, Marco Lionetti, Antonio Moisè, Maddalena Ragazzo, Vincenzo Marigliano, Mauro Cacciafesta,

Left ventricular hypertrophy is a risk factor for sudden death. Malignant ventricular arrhythmias originate from altered cardiac repolarization. Ample data have described spatial abnormalities in cardiac repolarization [QT interval (QT) dispersion] in subjects with hypertension; more data are needed on temporal changes. This study was designed to assess the QT ... Read more >>

Clin Sci (Lond) (Clinical science (London, England : 1979))
[2002, 102(3):363-371]

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Effects of long-term beta-blocker (metoprolol or carvedilol) therapy on QT variability in subjects with chronic heart failure secondary to ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Raffaele Quaglione, Marialuce Nocco, Camilla Naso, Antonio Moisè, Marco Lionetti, Silvia Di Carlo, Vincenzo Marigliano,

Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a risk factor for sudden death. Temporal and spatial changes in repolarization are among the most studied mechanisms for inducing fatal ventricular arrhythmias. Beta blockers effectively reduce the risk of sudden death in CHF. Our aim in this study was to investigate changes induced by ... Read more >>

Am J Cardiol (The American journal of cardiology)
[2002, 90(10):1113-1117]

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