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Randomized prospective study for the evaluation the effect of dual antiplatelet therapy in patient undergoing incomplete myocardial revascularization by coronary artery bypass grafting Project Objectives The aim of this study it to evaluate the efficacy of dual antiplatelet therapy ( ASA plus ticagrelor) compared with single ASA therapy in patient undergoing incomplete myocardial revascularizati...

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Engineering of organ Models of physiological and pathological interest for the investigation of disorders related to ageing (MIND) Project objectives The MIND project aims to overcome the current lack of a model for the study of physiological conditions related to aging by developing dynamic models that reproduce the physio-pathological conditions of aged tissue in vitro through adv...
An experimental model of Ross operation. Development of resorbable reinforcements for pulmonary autograft Project objectives In an attempt to contain the inevitable dilation of pulmonary autograft after Ross procedure, numerous surgical reinforcement strategies have been proposed over the years. However, there is a current lack of a preclinical large animal model of Ross procedure t...
Staged transthoracic approach to persistent atrial fibrillation (TOP-AF): study protocol for a randomized trial Project objectives Persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently shows multiple electrophysiological mechanisms of induction. This heterogeneity causes a low success rate of single procedures of ablation and a high incidence of FA recurrence. So far, surgical ablation thr...