Publications


Endothelial dysfunction assessment by noninvasive peripheral arterial tonometry in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compared with healthy subjects.
Clin Respir J 2018 Apr 16;12(4):1466-1472. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
Cardiology, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Mechanism of cardiovascular toxicity by proteasome inhibitors: New paradigm derived from clinical and pre-clinical evidence.
Eur J Pharmacol 2018 Mar 15;828:80-88. Epub 2018 Mar 15.
Cardiology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health University, Cardiothoracic Department, Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy.

Cardiac surgery in adult patients with remitted or active malignancies: a review of preoperative screening, surgical management and short- and long-term postoperative results.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Vascular Centre, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Endothelial dysfunction in early systemic lupus erythematosus patients and controls without previous cardiovascular events.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2017 Dec 15. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
Azienda Socio Sanitaria Territoriale degli Spedali Civili di Brescia, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Unit, Brescia, Italy.



Neurologic Injury in Adults Supported With Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Respiratory Failure: Findings From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Database.
Crit Care Med 2017 Aug;45(8):1389-1397
1Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Department, Heart & Vascular Centre, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands.2Cardiology Unit, Cardiology Institute, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.3Cardiac Surgery Unit, S.Croce Hospital, Cuneo, Italy.4Cardiology Unit, Community Hospital, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.5Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.6ECMO Department, University of Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany.7Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.8Department of Anesthesia, Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy.9Medical Intensive Care Unit, La Pitiè-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France.10Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Unit, Montefiore Hospital, New York, NY.11ECMO Unit, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.12Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Bambin Gesù Hospital, Rome, Italy.13Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine Department, Helios Frankelwaldklinik, Kronach, Germany.14Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.


Ranolazine therapy in drug-refractory ventricular arrhythmias.
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2017 Jul;18(7):534-538
aDivision of Cardiology, Spedali Civili Hospital, Brescia, Italy bCardiac Surgery Department, L.U.de.S. University, Lugano, Switzerland cClinical Research, Biotronik Italia, Milano, Italy.

Role of the old and new echocardiographic technologies in cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Minerva Cardioangiol 2016 Oct 23;64(5):572-80. Epub 2015 Jun 23.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy -

Prognostic value of diastolic dysfunction in asymptomatic rheumatoid arthritis patients without cardiovascular risk factors.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Mar-Apr;34(2):352. Epub 2015 Dec 1.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Italy.


Effects of mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists on the risk of thrombosis, bleeding and mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Thromb Res 2016 Aug 7;144:32-9. Epub 2016 May 7.
Research Centre on Thromboembolic Disorders and Antithrombotic Therapies, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. Electronic address:

Subclinical cardiac involvement in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis: an echocardiographic case-control study.
Panminerva Med 2016 Jun 10;58(2):115-20. Epub 2016 Mar 10.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy -

Prognostic value of serial measurements of blood urea nitrogen in ambulatory patients with chronic heart failure.
Panminerva Med 2016 Mar 8;58(1):8-15. Epub 2015 Jul 8.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University and Civil Hospitals of Brescia, Brescia, Italy -



Effects of spironolactone on ventricular-arterial coupling in patients with chronic systolic heart failure and mild symptoms.
Clin Res Cardiol 2015 Dec 10;104(12):1078-87. Epub 2015 Jun 10.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

The effect of aldosterone-antagonist therapy on aortic elastic properties in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2015 Sep;16(9):597-602
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health Specialties, University of Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Characteristics and mid-term follow-up of a single-center population affected by Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy.
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2015 May;16(5):326-30
Department of Medical and Surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health Specialty, Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Quantitative analysis of right ventricular (RV) function with echocardiography in chronic heart failure with no or mild RV dysfunction: comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb;34(2):247-55
Sections of Cardiovascular Disease (E.V., I.B., E.S., N.P., A.D., M.M.) and Radiology (D.F.), Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Effects of oral administration of orodispersible levo-carnosine on quality of life and exercise performance in patients with chronic heart failure.
Nutrition 2015 Jan 10;31(1):72-8. Epub 2014 May 10.
Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health University and Civil Hospital of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Echocardiographic evaluation of aortic atheromas in patients with aortic stenosis.
J Ultrasound Med 2015 Jan;34(1):105-10
From the Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy (E.V., A.D., E.S., I.B., M.M.); Heart and Vessels Department, Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy (S.G.); and Experimental Cardiac Surgery Laboratory, Cardiac Surgery Unit, Civil Hospital, Brescia, Italy (R.L.).

Evaluation of ascending aorta wall in rheumatoid arthritis by tissue and strain Doppler imaging during anti-tumor necrosis factor-α therapy.
Clin Cardiol 2014 Dec 18;37(12):738-43. Epub 2014 Sep 18.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Effects of transcatheter aortic valve implantation on ascending aorta wall elastic properties: Tissue Doppler imaging and strain Doppler echocardiography study.
Int J Cardiol Heart Vessel 2014 Sep 26;4:198-202. Epub 2014 Apr 26.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Italy.

Predicting the difficulty of a lead extraction procedure: the LED index.
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2014 Aug;15(8):668-73
aDivision of Cardiology, Civil Hospital and University, Brescia bBiotronik Italia Spa, Vimodrone, Milan, Italy cCardiovascular Department, Hospital Oil Workers, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Noninvasive assessment of endothelial function: the classic methods and the new peripheral arterial tonometry.
J Investig Med 2014 Aug;62(6):856-64
From the Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Study of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist in heart failure: Past, present and future perspectives.
Int J Cardiol Heart Vessel 2014 Jun 19;3:6-14. Epub 2014 Mar 19.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Italy.

Echocardiographic elastic properties of ascending aorta and their relationship with exercise capacity in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Int J Cardiol Heart Vessel 2014 Jun 18;3:78-81. Epub 2014 Apr 18.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Study of Brescia, Italy.

Need for ongoing anti arrhythmic drugs after ablation of atrial fibrillation. Review.
Recent Pat Cardiovasc Drug Discov 2013 Dec;8(3):204-15
Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University of Brescia, Italy.







Brugada syndrome phenotype cardiac arrest in a young patient unmasked during the acute phase of amiodarone infusion: disclosure and aggravation of Brugada electrocardiographic pattern.
J Electrocardiol 2012 Jul-Aug;45(4):411-3. Epub 2012 Mar 16.
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Effects of oral amino Acid supplements on functional capacity in patients with chronic heart failure.
Clin Med Insights Cardiol 2014 21;8:39-44. Epub 2014 May 21.
Cardiology, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University and Civil Hospital of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Extraction of a coronary sinus lead: always so easy?
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2017 10;18(10):807-810
aDivisione e Cattedra di Cardiologia, Spedali Civili e Università degli Studi di Brescia, Brescia, Italy bAswan Heart Centre, Aswan, Egypt cCentral Hospital of Oil Workers, Cardiovascular Disease Center, Baku, Azerbaijan.

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