New Advances in Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation

Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting (Taormina, April 10–12, 2003)

  • Michele Gulizia
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure: The Chicken-Egg Dilemma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. A. Curnis, G. Mascioli, L. Bontempi, M. Metra, L. Dei Cas
      Pages 9-11
    3. F. Gaita, S. Grossi, R. Riccardi, C. Giustetto, E. Caruzzo, F. Bianchi et al.
      Pages 13-16
    4. A. Bonso, A. Rossillo, R. Valente, A. Raviele
      Pages 17-21
    5. R. M. Polimeni, G. Meduri, A. Amato
      Pages 23-25
    6. M. G. Bongiorni, G. Giannola, E. Soldati, G. Arena, E. Hoffmann, M. Mariani
      Pages 27-32
    7. M. G. Bongiorni, G. Giannola, G. Arena, E. Soldati, L. Padeletti, A. Puglisi et al.
      Pages 33-37
    8. G. Boriani, C. Camanini, A. Branzi, C. Rapezzi
      Pages 61-64
    9. S. Nodari, M. Metra, N. Pezzali, C. Giovannelli, G. Milesi, L. Dei Cas
      Pages 65-73
  4. In- and Outhospital Management of Heart Failure Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. M. Scherillo, F. Scotto di Uccio, F. Vigorito, D. Miceli, M. G. Tesorio, V. Monda et al.
      Pages 101-116
    3. G. Sinagra, G. Sabbadini, A. Perkan, S. Rakar, F. Longaro, L. Salvatore et al.
      Pages 117-121
    4. F. Furlanello, F. Terrasi, A. Bertoldi, R. Cappato
      Pages 123-129
    5. M. Santomauro, L. Ottaviano, D. Da Prato, A. Borrelli, M. Chiariello
      Pages 139-149
  5. Current Trends and Treatments of Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. E. N. Prystowsky, B. J. Padanilam
      Pages 157-165
    3. F. Gaita, S. Grossi, R. Riccardi, C. Giustetto, E. Caruzzo, F. Bianchi et al.
      Pages 173-178
    4. G. L. Botto, M. Luzi, A. Sagone
      Pages 191-195
    5. M. Lunati, G. Magenta, G. Cattafi, R. Vecchi, M. Paolucci, T. Di Camillo
      Pages 197-200
    6. F. Atienza, J. Almendral, A. Arenal, E. G. Torrecilla, J. Jiménez, M. Ortiz
      Pages 201-204
    7. G. L. Botto, M. Santini, L. Padeletti, A. Sagone, G. Boriani, G. Inama et al.
      Pages 215-222
    8. G. Boriani, M. Biffi, C. Martignani, C. Camanini, C. Valzania, I. Diemberger et al.
      Pages 223-226
  6. 10 Years of Biventricular Pacing in Congestive Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. E. Bertaglia
      Pages 229-232
    3. D. Gras, J. P. Cebron, P. Brunel, B. Leurent, Y. Banus
      Pages 237-241
    4. G. De Martino, T. Chiriaco, G. Pelargonio, A. Dello Russo, T. Sanna, C. Ierardi et al.
      Pages 263-266
    5. A. Curnis, F. Caprari, G. Mascioli, L. Bontempi, A. Scivales, F. Bianchetti et al.
      Pages 281-286
  7. Atrial Arrhythmias: Drugs, Devices or Ablation for the Prevention and Treatment of the Recurrences?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. F. Lombardi, D. Tarricone, F. Tundo, F. Colombo, S. Belletti
      Pages 289-292

About these proceedings


Subjects of the book are Heart Failure and Atrial Fibrillation, two emerging pathologies in the field of cardiology, to which many investigators are now addressing their research. Their diffusion in the sick population represents a major public health problem at the beginning of the third millennium. The volume aims to present the latest approaches to the management of heart failure and atrial fibrillation, emphasising in particular the intrinsic relation existing between them, the results after 10 years of biventricular pacing, the innovative pacing techniques now available, and the use of new drugs, devices or ablation procedures for the prevention and treatment of atrial fibrillation recurrences.


Ablation Atrial fibrillation Cardiac resincronisation Heart failure Internist Pacing

Editors and affiliations

  • Michele Gulizia
    • 1
  1. 1.S. Luigi — S. Currò HospitalCataniaItaly

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