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Towards 100% Repair Rate In Mitral Valve Surgery Through Sternotomy Or Minithoracotomy As Individualized Approach: A Single Center Experience

Marco Diena, Attilio Cotroneo, Gheorghe Cerin

Cardioteam Foundation. San Gaudenzio Clinic, Novara, Italy.


From Sternotomy to Simplified Minithoracotomy for Mitral Valve Repair

Marco Diena

Cardioteam Foundation. San Gaudenzio Clinic, Novara, Italy


A new approach for severe aortic regurgitation in porcelain aorta with sutureless Perceval valve: A case report

Martinelli GL, Cotroneo A, Stelian E, Benea D, Diena M

Int J Surg Case Rep. 2019;59:124-127. doi: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2019.04.044. Epub 2019 May 13.

PMID: 31132610 PMCID: PMC6536741


Early and Mid-Term Results of Rapid Deployment Valves: The Intuity Italian Registry (INTU-ITA)

D’Onofrio A, Tessari C, Filippini C, Bagozzi L, Diena M, Alamanni F, Massetti M, Livi U, Di Eusanio M, Mignosa C, Russo C, Rinaldi M, Di Bartolomeo R, Salvador L, Antona C, Maselli D, De Paulis R, Luzi G, Alfieri O, De Filippo CM, Portoghese M, Musumeci F, Bortolotti U, Gerosa G

Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec;106(6):1742-1749. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.002. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

PMID: 30055145


Distal ulnar artery aneurysm repair by end-to-end technique: a case report

Cotroneo A, Barillà D, Armienti F, Martinelli GL, Diena M

Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jan; 46:367.e15-367.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.07.025. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

PMID: 28739457


Safe Reentry for False Aneurysm Operations in High-Risk Patients

Martinelli GL, Cotroneo A, Caimmi PP, Musica G, Barillà D, Stelian E, Romano A, Novelli E, Renzi L, Diena M

Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):1907-1913. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.09.028. Epub 2016 Dec 1.

PMID: 27916243


Correction: Human Cardiac Progenitor Spheroids Exhibit Enhanced Engraftment Potential

Oltolina F, Zamperone A, Colangelo D, Gregoletto L, Reano S, Pietronave S, Merlin S, Talmon M, Novelli E, Diena M, Nicoletti C, Musarò A, Filigheddu N, Follenzi A, Prat M

PLoS One. 2015 Oct 23;10(10):e0141632. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141632. eCollection 2015.

PMID: 26495969


Atypical abnormal pulmonary vein drainage with atrial septal defect: surgical treatment

Szychta W, Cerin G, Popa BA, Felice A, Lanzillo G, Diena M, Opolski G

Echocardiography. 2015 Jun;32(6):1040-3. doi: 10.1111/echo.12863. Epub 2015 Jan 21.

PMID: 25604753


Perfusion techniques for minimally invasive valve procedure

A de Jong, B A Popa, E Stelian, L Karazanishvili, G Lanzillo, S Simonini, L Renzi, M Diena, U F Tesler

Perfusion. 2015 May;30(4):270-6. doi: 10.1177/0267659114550326. Epub 2014 Oct 3.

PMID: 25280878


Monophasic and biphasic electrical stimulation induces a precardiac differentiation in progenitor cells isolated from human heart

Pietronave S, Zamperone A, Oltolina F, Colangelo D, Follenzi A, Novelli E, Diena M, Pavesi A, Consolo F, Fiore GB, Soncini M, Prat M

Stem Cells Dev. 2014 Apr 15;23(8):888-98. doi: 10.1089/scd.2013.0375. Epub 2014 Jan 24.

PMID: 24328510 PMCID: PMC3991992


Relationship between left atrial volume and atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting

Nardi F, Diena M, Caimmi PP, Iraghi G, Lazzero M, Cerin G, Rossi L, Bongo AS, Cernigliaro C, Lupi A

J Card Surg. 2012 Jan;27(1):128-35. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2011.01373.x.

PMID: 22321120


Myocardial systolic velocities and deformation assessed by speckle tracking for early detection of left ventricular dysfunction in asymptomatic patients with severe primary mitral regurgitation.

Florescu M, Benea DC, Rimbas RC, Cerin G, Diena M, Lanzzillo G, Enescu OA, Cinteza M, Vinereanu D

Echocardiography. 2012 Mar;29(3):326-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01563.x. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

PMID: 22066959


Mitral insufficiency due to an isolated anterior-leaflet cleft: correction with an autologous pericardial patch supported by artificial chordae

Zamfir LE, Diena M, Cerin G, Hakimpour M, Benea DC, Tesler UF

Tex Heart Inst J. 2011;38(3):243-5.

PMID: 21720461 PMCID: PMC3113113


Evolution of surgical techniques for mitral valve repair

Tesler UF, Cerin G, Novelli E, Popa A, Diena M

Tex Heart Inst J. 2009;36(5):438-40.

PMID: 19876422 PMCID: PMC2763455


Aorto-pulmonary fistula as a late complication of multiple valve replacement after Streptococcus Bovis endocarditis in a patient with occult colon carcinoma

Florescu M, Benea DC, Cerin G, Lanzillo G, Diena M, Cernigliaro C, Cinteza M, Vinereanu D

J Clin Ultrasound. 2009 Jul-Aug;37(6):369-73. doi: 10.1002/jcu.20562.

PMID: 19253356


Cardiac resynchronization therapy as an adjunct to conventional surgical treatment for heart failure

Tesler UF, Lanzillo G, Novelli E, Cerin G, Diena M

Tex Heart Inst J. 2008;35(3):289-95.

PMID: 18941640 PMCID: PMC2565518


The efficacy and safety of extending the ischemic time with a modified cardioplegic technique for coronary artery surgery

Casalino S, Tesler UF, Novelli E, Stelian E, Renzi L, Alessi C, Lanzillo G, Cerin G, Diena M

J Card Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):444-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2008.00647.x.

PMID: 18928483


Aortic valve replacement on two octogenarians awake patients without tracheal intubation, with thoracic epidural anesthesia

Casalino S, Lanzillo G, Mangia F, Stelian E, Sozio C, Cerin G, Tesler UF, Diena M

G Ital Cardiol (Rome). 2006 Sep;7(9):646-50. Italian.

PMID: 17128789


Can EuroSCORE predict direct costs of cardiac surgery?

Pinna Pintor P, Bobbio M, Colangelo S, Veglia F, Marras R, Diena M

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2003 Apr;23(4):595-8. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(02)00868-0.

PMID: 12694782


Myocardial revascularization through a mini-thoracotomy with thoracoscopic assistance

G L Martinelli, M Cassese, G Speziali, A Testa, M Lirici, M Bobbio, M Braccio, M Diena

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1998 Oct;14 Suppl 1:S68-70. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(98)00108-0.

PMID: 9814796


Reduced complication rate in bilateral mammary artery-to-coronary artery bypass grafting

M Cassese, G Speziali, G L Martinelli, M Diena

Ann Thorac Surg. 1998 Jun;65(6):1841-2.

PMID: 9647133