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Pubblicazioni Internazionali Indicizzate

Angeloni E, Vitaterna A, Lombardo P, Michele P. Single-pill combination therapy in the initial treatment of marked hypertension: a propensity-

matched analysis. Clin Exp Hypertens 2014 Dec 12:1-7. [Epub ahead of 

print]

Angeloni E, Refice S, Lombardo P, Vitaterna A, Pirelli M. Optimal single-

pill fixed-dose combination therapy in the treatment of moderate 

hypertension. Take Care 2014; :23-27.

Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Takkenberg JJM, Stigliano I, Roscitano A, Melina G, Sinatra R. Unilateral versus bilateral antegrade cerebral protection during circulatory arrest in aortic surgery: A meta-analysis of 5100 patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014:167:60-67.

Capuano F, Angeloni E, Melina G, Sinatra R. Blackish aorta pigmentation. Aorta J 2014; 2:74-76.

Angeloni E, Paneni F, Landmesser U, Benedetto U, Melina G, Lüscher TF, Volpe M, Sinatra R, Cosentino F. Lack of Protective Role of HDL-C Cholesterol in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease Undergoing Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Eur Heart J 2013; 34:3557-3562.

Angeloni E, Melina G, Benedetto U, Roscitano A, Refice S, Quarto C, Comito C, Pibarot P, Sinatra R. Impact of prosthesis-patient mismatch on tricuspid valve regurgitation and pulmonary hypertension following mitral valve replacement. Int J Cardiol 2013; 168:4150-4154.

Angeloni E, Melina G,Roscitano A, Refice S, Capuano F, Lechiancole A, Comito C, Benedetto U, Sinatra R. Beta-blockers improve survival of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2013;95:525-32.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Angeloni E, Codispoti M, Sinatra R. Current results of open total arch replacement versus hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic arch aneurysm: A meta-analysis of comparative studies. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013;145:305-6.

Melina G, Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Monti F, Comito C, Serdoz R, Sinatra R. Complexity of Coronary Artery Disease Affects Outcome of Patients undergoing CABG with Impaired Left Ventricular Function. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013; 146:656-661.

Angeloni E, Melina G, Roscitano A, Refice S, Capuano F, Comito C, Benedetto U, Sinatra R. Perioperative Administration of Enoximone and Renal Function after Cardiac Surgery: a Propensity-matched analysis. Int J Cardiol 2013; 167:1961-1966.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Melina G, Pisano C, Lechiancole A, Roscitano A, Pooley M, Comito C, Codispoti M, Sinatra R. Red blood cell distribution width predicts mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Int J Cardiol 2013; 165:369-371.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Melina G, Danesi TH, Di Bartolomeo R, Lechiancole A, Refice S, Roscitano A, Comito C, Sinatra R. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Cardiovasc Med 2013; 14:104-109.

Quarto C, Dweck MR, Murigu T, Joshi S, Melina G, Angeloni E, Prasad SK, Pepper JR. Late gadolinium enhancement as a potential marker of increate perioperative risk in aortic valve replacement. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2012; 15:45-50.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Angeloni E, Refice S, Roscitano A, Comito C, Ciavarella GM, Sinatra R. Prophylactic tricuspid annuloplasty in patients with dilated tricuspid annulus undergoing mitral valve surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2012; 143:632-8.

Angeloni E, Melina G, Pibarot P, Benedetto U, Refice S, Ciavarella GM, Roscitano A, Sinatra R, Pepper JR. Impact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on the Regression of Secondary Mitral Regurgitation After Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement with A Bioprosthetic Valve in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2012; 5:36-42.

Angeloni E, Melina G, Benedetto U, Refice S, Capuano F, Roscitano A, Comito C, Sinatra R. Metabolic Syndrome affects mid-term outcome after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2012; 93:537-44.

Dweck MR, Joshi S, Murigu T, Alpendurada F, Jabbour A, Melina G, Banya W, Gulati A, Roussin I, Raza S, Prasad NA, Wage R, Quarto C, Angeloni E, Refice S, Sheppard M, Cook SA, Kilner P, Pennell DJ, Newby DE, Mohiaddin RH, Pepper JR, Prasad SK. Mid-Wall Fibrosis is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Aortic Stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011; 58:1271-1279.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. If we are uncritical, we shall always find what we want. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 142:723-4.

Angeloni E, Melina G, Benedetto U, Refice S, Quarto C, Bianchi P, Sinatra R, Pepper JR. Statins improve outcome in isolated heart valve surgery: a propensity-score analysis of 3217 patients. Ann Thor Surg 2011; 92:68-73.

Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Sinatra R. Acute kidney injury following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Does Rhabdomyolysis Play a Role? Reply. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 141:601-2.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Di Bartolomeo R, Angeloni E, Sansone D, Falaschi G, Capuano F, Comito C, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Ann Thorac Surg 2011; 91:1166-1172.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Takkenberg JJM, Roscitano A, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Surgical management of aortic root disease in Marfan syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart 2011; 97:955-8.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Refice S, Di Bartolomeo R, Roscitano A, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Dual Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade for patients with Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch. Ann Thorac Surg 2010; 90:1899-903.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Luciani R, Refice S, Stefanelli M, Comito C, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. Acute kidney injury following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Does Rhabdomyolysis Play a Role? J Thor Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 140:464-70.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Response to letter regarding article "Radial artery versus saphenous vein graft patency: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 139:1669.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. A keyhole is better than a black hole. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 139: 1670-1.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Response to letter by Dr. Takagi regarding article "Radial artery versus saphenous vein graft patency: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 139:1673.

Melina G, Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Refice S, Miceli A, Miele C, Ciavarella GM, Sinatra R. Relation of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch to Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptides after Aortic Valve Replacement. J Heart Valv Dis 2010; 19:171-6.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Refice S, Sinatra R. Radial Artery Versus Saphenous Vein Graft Patency. Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 139:230-2.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Angeloni E, Refice S, Sclafani G, Tonelli E, Luciani R, Sinatra R. Moderate chronic kidney disease and left ventricular hypertrophy after aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 139:881-6.

Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Refice S, Capuano F, Goracci M, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. Is minimized extracorporeal circulation effective to reduce the need for red blood cell transfusion in coronary artery bypass grafting? Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 138:1450-3.

Benedetto U, Luciani R, Goracci M, Capuano F, Refice S, Angeloni E, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. Miniaturized cardiopulmonary bypass and acute kidney injury in coronary artery bypass grafting. Ann Thor Surg 2009; 88:529-35.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Angeloni E, Refice S, Roscitano A, Fiorani B, Di Nucci GD, Sinatra R. Coronary artery bypass grafting versus drug-eluting stents in multivessel coronary disease. A meta-analysis on 24,268 patients. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2009; 36:611-5.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Roscitano A, Refice S, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery – Reply. Ann Thor Surg 2009; 87:1653-4.

Benedetto U, Melina G, Capuano F, Comito C, Bianchini R, Simon C, Refice S, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors protect myocardium from ischemia during coronary artery bypass graft surgery. J Cardvasc Med 2008; 9:1098-1103.

Benedetto U, Sciarretta S, Refice S, Fiorani B, Roscitano A, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Preoperative Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Acute Kidney Injury After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting ACE-Inhibitors and renal outcome. Ann Thor Surg 2008; 86:1160-6.

Bianchini R, Danesi TH, Refice S, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Mitral valve pathophysiology in the elderly. Cuore e vasi, 2007; I:19-21.

Presentazioni Congressuali

Società Italiana di Cardiologia – 75° Congresso Nazionale (Roma, I; 13-15 

Dec. 2014). Palleschi F, Ciavarella GM, Salvati M, Rutigliano T, 

Angeloni E, Lechiancole A, Volpe M, Sinatra R. La massa ventricolare 

sinistra inappropriata come fattore prognostico predittivo nei pazienti 

sottoposti ad intervento di sostituzione valvolare aortica per stenosi 

valvolare aortica.

Società Italiana di Cardiochirurgia – 27° Congresso Nazionale (Roma, I; 

28-30 Nov. 2014). Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Preoperative administration of Enoximone and flogosis modulation.

”American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2014” (San Diego, CA, 

USA; 15-19 Nov. 2014). Melina G, Angeloni E, Refice S, Benegiamo CV, Lechiancole A, Roscitano A, Bianchini R, Spitaleri P, Capuano F, Comito 

C, Goracci M, Rosato S, Seccareccia F, Monti F, Serdoz R, Colivicchi F, 

Paneni F, Sinatra R. Residual SYNTAX score and survival following 

coronary artery bypass grafting: analysis of 1608 patients. Circulation 

2014; 130:A18525.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2014” (San Diego, CA, 

USA; 15-19 Nov. 2014). Angeloni E, Refice S, Vitaterna A, Lombardo P, 

Pirelli P, Melina G, Sinatra R. Effects of statin therapy on ascending aorta growth: a propensity-matched analysis of 828 patients. Circulation 2014; 130:A16388.

“American Association of Thoracic Surgery – Cardiovascular Valves Symposium” (Istanbul, T; 4-6 Sep. 2014). Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Unilateral 

vs. Bilateral ACP for Circulatory Arrest in Aortic Surgery.

“American Association of Thoracic Surgery – Aortic Symposium 2014” 

(New York, NY, USA; 24-25 Apr. 2014). Angeloni E, Melina G, Refice S, Roscitano A, Capuano F, Comito C, Sinatra R. Surgery for Type A Acute 

Aortic Dissection in patients with preoperative Cerebral Malperfusion: a 

Meta-Analysis.

“American Association of Thoracic Surgery – Aortic Symposium 2014” 

(New York, NY, USA; 24-25 Apr. 2014). Angeloni E, Melina G, Refice S, Roscitano A, Capuano F, Comito C, Sinatra R. Type A Acute Aortic 

Dissection in the Elderly Population: Meta-Analysis of Comparative 

Studies.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2013” (Dallas, TX, USA; 

16-20 Nov 2013). Angeloni E, Melina G, Roscitano A, Refice S, Capuano 

F, Comito C, Sinatra R. Metabolic Syndrome and Postoperative Outcomes 

After Heart Valve Surgery. Circulation 2013;128:A13250

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2013” (Dallas, TX, USA; 

16-20 Nov 2013). Melina G, Angeloni E, Refice S, Colivicchi F, Monti F, 

Spitaleri P, Capuano F, Comito C, Roscitano A, Bianchini R, Serdoz R, 

Sinatra R. Prognostic Value of the Residual SYNTAX Score to Quantify Untreated Coronary Artery Disease After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Circulation 2013;128:A17110.

“Società Italiana di Cardiochirurgia - Valve Surgery: an update on current 

trends and future perspectives” (Roma, I; 29-30 Nov. 2013). Angeloni E, 

Sinatra R. Perioperative administration of Enoximone in Heart Valve 

Surgery.

“Society of Thoracic Surgeons – 49th Annual Meeting” (Los Angeles, CA, 

USA; 26 -30 Jan 2013). Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Roscitano A, Capuano 

F, Comito C, Melina G, Sinatra R. Quality of Life After Surgical versus Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization: A Meta-Analysis.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2012” (Los Angeles, CA, 

USA; 3-7 Nov. 2012). Melina G, Angeloni E, Roscitano A, Bianchini R, 

Serdoz A, Monti F, Boggi A, Colantonio R, Rotolo F, Caselli S, Capuano F, Comito C, Refice S, Hinna Danesi T, Di Bartolomeo R, Benedetto U, 

Sinatra R. SYNTAX Score and Clinical SYNTAX Score Predict Outcomes 

of Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graf. Circulation 2012; 126:A16176.

“20 Years of Valve-Sparing; 10 Years of Valsalva Graft” (Rome, I; 3 Mar. 

2012). Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Optimal Strategies for Aortic Root Surgery in Patients with Marfan Syndrome.

“American Association of Thoracic Surgery – Aortic Symposium 2012” 

(New York, NY, USA; 26-27 Apr. 2012). Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Stigliano 

I, Refice S, Roscitano A, Melina G, Sinatra R. Unilateral versus Bilateral Antegrade Cerebral Protection During Circulatory Arrest in Aortic Surgery: 

A Meta-Analysis of 5462 patients.

“American Association of Thoracic Surgery – Aortic Symposium 2012” 

(New York, NY, USA; 26-27 Apr. 2012). Benedetto U, Codispodi M, Melina 

G, Angeloni E, Bianchini R, Capuano F, Lechiancole A, Comito C, Sinatra 

R. Current Results of Elective Open Total Arch Replacement Versus 

Hybrid Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Aortic Arch Aneurysm. A 

Meta-analysis of Comparative Studies. (Presentation available at: http://aats.org/aortic/abstracts/2012-Presentations-On-Demand.cgi)

“Society of Thoracic Surgeons – 48th Annual Meeting” (Fort Lauderdale, 

USA; 30 Jan – 1 Feb 2012). Angeloni E, Melina G, Benedetto U, Refice S, Capuano F, Di Bartolomeo R, Roscitano A, Comito C, Pibarot P, Sinatra 

R. Impact of Valve-Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation after mitral valve replacement.

“Society of Thoracic Surgeons – 48th Annual Meeting” (Fort Lauderdale, 

USA; 30 Jan – 1 Feb 2012). Melina G, Angeloni E, Rotolo F, Colantonio 

G, Monti M, Boggi C, Benedetto U, Refice S, Lechiancole A, Roscitano A, Serdoz M, Sinatra R. Severity Of Coronary Artery Disease Affects Survival 

Late After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting In Patients With Impaired Left Ventricular Function.

“European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 25ndAnnual Meeting” (Lisbon, Portugal; 1-5 Oct. 2011). Quarto C, Dweck M, Joshi S, Melina G, Angeloni E, Mohiaddin R, Prasad SK, Pepper JR. Improved risk-

assessment in surgery for aortic valve stenosis. Interact Thorac 

Cardiovasc Surg 2011; 13 (Suppl.2): S112.

“European Society of Cardiology – Congress 2011” (Paris, France; 27-29 

Aug. 2011). Angeloni E, Melina G, Benedetto U, Refice S, Hinna Danesi T, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. Effect of Enoximone on Kidney Function after 

Cardiac Surgery: a Propensity-matched analysis of 2425 patients. Eur 

Heart J 2011; 32: S13.

“European Society of Cardiology – Congress 2011” (Paris, France; 27-29 

Aug. 2011). Hinna Danesi T, Angeloni E, Melina G, Benedetto U, Capuano 

F, Refice S, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. The role of amiodarone in the 

development of respiratory failure early after cardiac surgery. Eur Heart J 

2011; 32: S167.

“American College of Cardiology – 60th Annual Scientific Session” (New Orleans, La, USA; Apr 1-5 2011). Angeloni E, Melina G, Pibarot P, 

Benedetto U, Giorni E, Refice S, Sinatra R, Pepper JR. Functional Mitral Regurgitation Persistence Following Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement: 

The Role Of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch. J Am Coll Cardiol 

2011;57:E1353.

“The Society of Thoracic Surgeons – 47th Annual Meeting” (San Diego, 

Ca, USA; 31 Jan – 2 Feb. 2011). Benedetto U, Refice S, Angeloni E, 

Roscitano A, Melina G, Sinatra R. Clopidogrel and mortality in Coronary 

Artery Bypass Grafting patients.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2010” (Chicago, Il, USA; 

13-17 Nov. 2010). Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Refice S, Santini D, 

Ciavarella GM, Roscitano A, Melina G, Sinatra R. Prosthesis-Patient 

Mismatch and Mitral Regurgitation Persistence Late after Aortic Valve Replacement. Circulation 2010;122:A19184.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2010” (Chicago, Il, USA; 

13-17 Nov. 2010). Benedetto U, Melina G, Sansone D, Di Bartolomeo R, Angeloni E, Refice S, Stigliano I, Roscitano A, Hinna Danesi T, Sinatra R. Alcohol intake and outcomes following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting – 

The BACCO Study. Circulation 2010;122:A14440.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2010” (Chicago, Il, USA; 

13-17 Nov. 2010). Benedetto U, Refice S, Angeloni E, Roscitano A, Melina 

G, Sinatra R. Clopidogrel Administration Before Coronary Artery Bypass 

Grafting Increases Operative Mortality. A Meta-analysis On 29553 

Patients. Circulation 2010;122:A14394.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2010” (Chicago, Il, USA; 

13-17 Nov. 2010). Benedetto U, Melina G, Roscitano A, Angeloni E, 

Refice S, Sinatra R. Direct Renin Inhibition With Aliskiren Promotes Left Ventricular Reverse Remodelling After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Circulation 2010;122:A20766.

“European Society of Cardiology – Congress 2010” (Stockholm, Sweden; 

28 Aug.-01 Sep. 2010). Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Refice S, Roscitano A, 

Sinatra R. Statins improve early and mid-term operative outcome also in 

non-coronary artery disease patients. Eur Heart J 2010; 31:S600.

“European Society of Cardiology – Congress 2010” (Stockholm, Sweden; 

28 Aug.-01 Sep. 2010). Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Melina G, Refice S, 

Santini D, Miele C, Ciavarella GM, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. Cardiac 

dysfunction detected by tissue doppler imaging and major adverse cardiovascular events after isolated aortic valve replacement. Eur Heart J 

2010; 31:S428.

“American Association of Thoracic Surgery – Aortic Symposium 2010” 

(New York, NY, USA; 27-29 Apr. 2010). Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Refice 

S, Capuano F, Roscitano A, Sinatra R. Aortic Root Surgery in Marfan 

Syndrome: Comparison of Valve-Sparing versus Total Root Replacement. 

A Meta-analysis on 1650 patients. (Presentation available at: http://www.aats.org/multimedia/files/CME/2010/AorticSymposium2010_P

OD/180_ANGELONI.ppt)

“The Society of Thoracic Surgeons – 46th Annual Meeting” (Fort 

Lauderdale, Fl, USA; 25-27 Jan. 2010). Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Refice 

S, Sinatra R. Angiotensin Convertyng Enzyme-Inhibitors and Left 

Ventricular Hypertrophy Regression after Aortic Valve Replacement.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2009” (Orlando, Fl, USA; 

14-18 Nov. 2009). Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Refice S, Sclafani G, Melina 

G, Roscitano A, Tonelli E, Sinatra R. Dual Blockade Of Renin-Angiotensin System Promotes Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Regression In Patents 

With Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch Following Aortic Valve Replacement. Circulation 2009; 120:S854.

“European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 23ndAnnual Meeting” (Vienna, Austria; 17-22 Oct. 2009). Benedetto U, Sinatra R, Angeloni E. Coronary. Radial Artery Versus Saphenous Vein Graft Patency. Meta-

analysis of randomized controlled trials. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 

2009; 9:S59.

“European Society of Cardiology – Congress 2009” (Barcelona, Spain; 29 Aug.-02 Sep. 2009). Melina G, Angeloni E, Di Nucci GD, Benedetto U, 

Fiorani B, Sclafani G, Comito C, Tonelli E, refice S, Sinatra R. 

Preoperative HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors and atrial fibrillation in 

patients undergoing CABG: a prospective randomised trial. Eur Heart J 2009;30;S32.

“Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Society of Heart Valve Disease” (Berlin, 

Germany; 23-30 Jun. 2009). Benedetto U, Melina G, Sciarretta S, Refice 

S, Angeloni E, Stefanelli M, Ciavarella GM, Sinatra R. Left Ventricular 

Midwall Dysfunction In The Context Of Normal Ejection Fraction In Aortic 

Valve Disease Predicts Major Adverse Cardiac Events.

“Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Society of Heart Valve Disease” (Berlin, 

Germany; 23-30 Jun. 2009). Melina G, Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Refice S, Miceli A, Miele C, Ciavarella GM, Sinatra R. Relation Of N-Terminal Pro B-

Type Natriuretic Peptide To Patient Prosthesis Mismatch Following Aortic 

Valve Replacement.

“European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 22ndAnnual Meeting” (Lisbon, Portugal; 13-17 Sep. 2008). Benedetto U, Melina G, Fiorani B, 

Angeloni E, Refice S, Roscitano A, Comito C, Sinatra R. Coronary artery 

bypass grafting versus drug-eluting stents in multivessel coronary 

disease. A meta-analysis on 21,832 patients. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac 

Surg 2008;7:S213.

“XXI SPIGC National Congress” (Perugia, Italy; 15-18 Jun. 2008). 

Angeloni E, Benedetto U, Santini D, Refice S, Sclafani G, Capuano F, 

Fiorani B, Tonelli E, Ciavarella GM, Sinatra R. Tissue Doppler imaging is 

the best non-invasive tool to evaluate left ventricular systolic function in prediction of operative risk in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Eur 

Surg Res 2008;41:61.

“XXI SPIGC National Congress” (Perugia, Italy; 15-18 Jun. 2008). Refice 

S, Benedetto U, Angeloni E, Roscitano A, Simon C, Iannone L, Miele C, 

Comito C, Sinatra R. Preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme 

inhibitors protect myocardium from ischemia during coronary artery 

bypass graft surgery. Eur Surg Res 2008;41:61.

“European Society of Cardiology – Congress 2008” (Munich, Germany; 30 Aug.-3Sep. 2008). Benedetto U, Refice S, Roscitano A, Angeloni E, 

Melina G, Sinatra R. Preoperative right ventricular dysfunction detected by Tissue Doppler Imaging predicts late tricuspid regurgitation following 

mitral valve surgery. Eur Heart J 2008; 29; S219.

“XX SPIGC National Congress” (Naples, Italy; 10 Nov. 2007). Hinna 

Danesi T, Miceli A, Refice S, Angeloni E, Fiorani B, Iannone L, Roscitano 

A, Di Nucci GD, Sinatra R. Risk Factors of Acute Renal Failure in Cardiac Surgery: A Multivariate Analysis. Eur Surg Res 2008;40:65.

“XX SPIGC National Congress” (Naples, Italy; 10 Nov. 2007). Refice S, Benedetto U, Miceli A, Angeloni E, Hinna Danesi T, Sclafani G, Melina G, 

Tonelli E, Di Nucci GD, Comito C, Sinatra R. Previous Percutaneous 

Coronary Intervention Predicts Low Output Cardiac Syndrome following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Eur Surg Res 2008;40:64.

“XX SPIGC National Congress” (Naples, Italy; 10 Nov. 2007). Angeloni E, 

Miceli A, Refice S, Hinna Danesi T, Benedetto U, Nardone S, Fiorani B, Bianchini R, Capuano F, Simon C, Roscitano A, Di Nucci GD, Sinatra R. 

Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery: comparison of different predictive 

risk algorithms. Eur Surg Res 2008;40:64.

“American Heart Association – Scientific Session 2007” (Orlando, Fl, USA; 

4-7 Nov. 2007). Benedetto U Refice S, Roscitano A, Capuano F, Simon C, Comito C, Di Nucci GD, Angeloni E, Sinatra R. Protective effect of 

preoperative angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors on renal outcome following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. A propensity Score-

Adjusted analysis. Circulation. 2007;116:II 682.

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