Francesca Nesta Delling, MD, MPH

Education
M.P.H., 2016 - Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Fellow, 2010 - Cardiovascular Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Resident, 2007 - Medicine, Boston University Medical Center
Fellow, 2004 - Echocardiography, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital
M.D., 1998 - Medicine, Universita' di Brescia School of Medicine
Honors and Awards
  • Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award finalist, American Heart Association, 2004
Websites
Publications
  1. Tastet L, Lim LJ, Bibby D, Hu G, Cristin L, Rich AH, Jhawar R, Fang Q, Arya F, Delling FN. Primary Atriopathy in Mitral Valve Prolapse: Echocardiographic Evidence and Clinical Implications. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2024. PMID: 38860362


  2. Alfares FA, Sohn JH, Lee YJ, Farrell R, Delling FN, Avasarala K, Moon-Grady AJ, Anwar S, Austin KM. Mitral Annular Disjunction: An Under-Recognized Entity in Pediatrics. JACC. Case reports 2024. PMID: 38550911


  3. Ya'Qoub L, Caughron H, Qasim A, Tolstrup K, Delling FN, Watt C, Nguyen T, Deuse T, Beygui RE, Mahadevan VS.. Clinical Improvement With Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Tricuspid Repair Irrespective of Right Atrial Pressure JACC advances 2024. PMID:


  4. Tastet L, Ramakrishna S, Lim LJ, Bibby D, Olgin JE, Connolly AJ, Moffatt E, Tseng ZH, Delling FN. Mechanical Dispersion Discriminates Between Arrhythmic and Nonarrhythmic Sudden Death: From the POST SCD Study. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 2024. PMID: 38363275


  5. Tastet L, Dixit S, Nguyen T, Lim LJ, Al-Akchar M, Bibby D, Arya F, Cristin L, Anwar S, Higuchi S, Hsia H, Lee YJ, Delling FN. Interstitial Fibrosis and Arrhythmic Mitral Valve Prolapse: Unravelling Sex-Based Differences. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences 2024. PMID: 38260659


  6. Cecere A, Cipriani A, De Lazzari M, Graziano F, Brunetti G, De Conti G, Motta R, Ravagnin A, Lorenzoni G, Gregori D, Basso C, Tona F, Lee YJ, Delling FN, Iliceto S, Marra MP. Left ventricular fibrosis in arrhythmic mitral valve prolapse: quantification and comparison of semi-automated techniques assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging 2023. PMID: 38141098


  7. Teraoka JT, Tang JJ, Dellling FN, Vittinghoff E, Marcus GM. Cannabis Use and Incident Atrial Fibrillation in a Longitudinal Cohort. Heart rhythm 2023. PMID: 38142832


  8. Chakrabarti A, Giudicessi JR, Ezzeddine FM, Delling FN, Dixit S, Lee YJ, Muser D, Magnani S, Van Wijngaarden A, Ajmone Marsan N, Miller MA, Gandhi J, Trivieri M, Font J, Martins R, McCaffrey JA, Santangeli P, Marchlinski FE, Chapagain H, Mathew D, Kancharla K, Syed FF, Abid A, Cerbin L, Tzou WS, Garg L, Della Rocca DG, Natale A, Mohanty S, Sheldon SH, Kuo L, Haugaa KH, Aabel EW, Enriquez A, Maeda S, Deshmukh A, Ghannam M, Bogun FM, Ackerman MJ, Liang JJ.. Risk Factors for Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Arrhythmogenic Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome medRxiv 2023. PMID:


  9. Tison GH, Abreau S, Barrios J, Lim LJ, Yang M, Crudo V, Shah DJ, Nguyen T, Hu G, Dixit S, Nah G, Arya F, Bibby D, Lee Y, Delling FN. Identifying Mitral Valve Prolapse at Risk for Arrhythmias and Fibrosis From Electrocardiograms Using Deep Learning. JACC. Advances 2023. PMID: 37936601


  10. Calicchio F, Lim LJ, Cross D, Bibby D, Fang Q, Meisel K, Schiller NB, Delling FN. Stroke in mitral valve prolapse: risk factors and left atrial function in cryptogenic versus non-cryptogenic ischemic subtypes. Frontiers in Neurology 2023. PMID: 37560453


  11. Nagata Y, Bertrand PB, Baliyan V, Kochav J, Kagan RD, Ujka K, Alfraidi H, van Kampen A, Morningstar JE, Dal-Bianco JP, Melnitchouk S, Holmvang G, Borger MA, Moore R, Hua L, Sultana R, Calle PV, Yum B, Guerrero JL, Neilan TG, Picard MH, Kim J, Delling FN, Hung J, Norris RA, Weinsaft JW, Levine RA. Abnormal Mechanics Relate to Myocardial Fibrosis and Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Mitral Valve Prolapse. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2023. PMID: 37071717


  12. Delling FN, Noseworthy PA, Adams DH, Basso C, Borger M, Bouatia-Naji N, Elmariah S, Evans F, Gerstenfeld E, Hung J, Le Tourneau T, Lewis J, Miller MA, Norris RA, Padala M, Perazzolo-Marra M, Shah DJ, Weinsaft JW, Enriquez-Sarano M, Levine RA. Research Opportunities in the Treatment of Mitral Valve Prolapse: JACC Expert Panel. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2022. PMID: 36480975


  13. Tung M, Nah G, Tang J, Marcus G, Delling FN. Valvular disease burden in the modern era of percutaneous and surgical interventions: the UK Biobank. Open heart 2022. PMID: 36104095


  14. Roselli C, Yu M, Nauffal V, Georges A, Yang Q, Love K, Weng LC, Delling FN, Maurya SR, Schrölkamp M, Tfelt-Hansen J, Hagège A, Jeunemaitre X, Debette S, Amouyel P, Guan W, Muehlschlegel JD, Body SC, Shah S, Samad Z, Kyryachenko S, Haynes C, Rienstra M, Le Tourneau T, Probst V, Roussel R, Wijdh-Den Hamer IJ, Siland JE, Knowlton KU, Jacques Schott J, Levine RA, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Horne BD, Muhlestein JB, Benfari G, Enriquez-Sarano M, Natale A, Mohanty S, Trivedi C, Shoemaker MB, Yoneda ZT, Wells QS, Baker MT, Farber-Eger E, Michelena HI, Lundby A, Norris RA, Slaugenhaupt SA, Dina C, Lubitz SA, Bouatia-Naji N, Ellinor PT, Milan DJ. Genome-wide association study reveals novel genetic loci: a new polygenic risk score for mitral valve prolapse. 2015 Year Book of Pediatrics. Ed. Cabana MD. (Elsevier; Philadelphia, PA) 2022. PMID: 35245370


  15. DesJardin JT, Chikwe J, Hahn RT, Hung JW, Delling FN. Sex Differences and Similarities in Valvular Heart Disease. 2015 Year Book of Pediatrics. Ed. Cabana MD. (Elsevier; Philadelphia, PA) 2022. PMID: 35175844


  16. Kim EJ, Hoffmann TJ, Nah G, Vittinghoff E, Delling F, Marcus GM. Coffee Consumption and Incident Tachyarrhythmias: Reported Behavior, Mendelian Randomization, and Their Interactions. JAMA internal medicine 2021. PMID: 34279564


  17. Delling FN, Aung S, Vittinghoff E, Dave S, Lim LJ, Olgin JE, Connolly A, Moffatt E, Tseng ZH. Antemortem and Post-Mortem Characteristics of Lethal Mitral Valve Prolapse Among All Countywide Sudden Deaths. JACC. Clinical electrophysiology 2021. PMID: 33640349


  18. Tayal B, Delling FN, Malahfji M, Shah DJ. Cardiac Imaging for Risk Assessment of Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients With Mitral Valve Prolapse. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine 2021. PMID: 33659277


  19. Virani SS, Alonso A, Aparicio HJ, Benjamin EJ, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Cheng S, Delling FN, Elkind MSV, Evenson KR, Ferguson JF, Gupta DK, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Lee CD, Lewis TT, Liu J, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Ma J, Mackey J, Martin SS, Matchar DB, Mussolino ME, Navaneethan SD, Perak AM, Roth GA, Samad Z, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Shay CM, Stokes A, VanWagner LB, Wang NY, Tsao CW. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2021 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation 2021. PMID: 33501848


  20. Lorinsky MK, Belanger MJ, Shen C, Markson LJ, Delling FN, Manning WJ, Strom JB. Characteristics and Significance of Tricuspid Valve Prolapse in a Large Multidecade Echocardiographic Study. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2020. PMID: 33071045


  21. Marano PJ, Lim LJ, Sanchez JM, Alvi R, Nah G, Badhwar N, Gerstenfeld EP, Tseng ZH, Marcus GM, Delling FN. Long-term outcomes of ablation for ventricular arrhythmias in mitral valve prolapse. Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing 2020. PMID: 32506159


  22. Lim LJ, Tison GH, Delling FN. Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging. Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal 2020. PMID: 32670474


  23. Virani SS, Alonso A, Benjamin EJ, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longenecker CT, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Martin SS, Matsushita K, Moran AE, Mussolino ME, Perak AM, Rosamond WD, Roth GA, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Shay CM, Spartano NL, Stokes A, Tirschwell DL, VanWagner LB, Tsao CW. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2020 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation 2020. PMID: 31992061


  24. Tison GH, Zhang J, Delling FN, Deo RC. Automated and Interpretable Patient ECG Profiles for Disease Detection, Tracking, and Discovery. Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes 2019. PMID: 31525078


  25. Toomer KA, Yu M, Fulmer D, Guo L, Moore KS, Moore R, Drayton KD, Glover J, Peterson N, Ramos-Ortiz S, Drohan A, Catching BJ, Stairley R, Wessels A, Lipschutz JH, Delling FN, Jeunemaitre X, Dina C, Collins RL, Brand H, Talkowski ME, Del Monte F, Mukherjee R, Awgulewitsch A, Body S, Hardiman G, Hazard ES, da Silveira WA, Wang B, Leyne M, Durst R, Markwald RR, Le Scouarnec S, Hagege A, Le Tourneau T, Kohl P, Rog-Zielinska EA, Ellinor PT, Levine RA, Milan DJ, Schott JJ, Bouatia-Naji N, Slaugenhaupt SA, Norris RA. Primary cilia defects causing mitral valve prolapse. Science translational medicine 2019. PMID: 31118289


  26. Delling FN, Vittinghoff E, Dewland TA, Pletcher MJ, Olgin JE, Nah G, Aschbacher K, Fang CD, Lee ES, Fan SM, Kazi DS, Marcus GM. Does cannabis legalisation change healthcare utilisation? A population-based study using the healthcare cost and utilisation project in Colorado, USA. BMJ open 2019. PMID: 31092662


  27. Yu M, Georges A, Tucker NR, Kyryachenko S, Toomer K, Schott JJ, Delling FN, Fernandez-Friera L, Solis J, Ellinor PT, Levine RA, Slaugenhaupt SA, Hagège AA, Dina C, Jeunemaitre X, Milan DJ, Norris RA, Bouatia-Naji N. Genome-Wide Association Study-Driven Gene-Set Analyses, Genetic, and Functional Follow-Up Suggest GLIS1 as a Susceptibility Gene for Mitral Valve Prolapse. Circulation. Genomic and precision medicine 2019. PMID: 31112420


  28. Benjamin EJ, Muntner P, Alonso A, Bittencourt MS, Callaway CW, Carson AP, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Das SR, Delling FN, Djousse L, Elkind MSV, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Jordan LC, Khan SS, Kissela BM, Knutson KL, Kwan TW, Lackland DT, Lewis TT, Lichtman JH, Longenecker CT, Loop MS, Lutsey PL, Martin SS, Matsushita K, Moran AE, Mussolino ME, O'Flaherty M, Pandey A, Perak AM, Rosamond WD, Roth GA, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Schroeder EB, Shah SH, Spartano NL, Stokes A, Tirschwell DL, Tsao CW, Turakhia MP, VanWagner LB, Wilkins JT, Wong SS, Virani SS. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2019 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation 2019. PMID: 30700139


  29. Ermakov S, Gulhar R, Lim L, Bibby D, Fang Q, Nah G, Abraham TP, Schiller NB, Delling FN. Left ventricular mechanical dispersion predicts arrhythmic risk in mitral valve prolapse. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2019. PMID: 30755467


  30. Le Tourneau T, Le Scouarnec S, Cueff C, Bernstein D, Aalberts JJJ, Lecointe S, Mérot J, Bernstein JA, Oomen T, Dina C, Karakachoff M, Desal H, Al Habash O, Delling FN, Capoulade R, Suurmeijer AJH, Milan D, Norris RA, Markwald R, Aikawa E, Slaugenhaupt SA, Jeunemaitre X, Hagège A, Roussel JC, Trochu JN, Levine RA, Kyndt F, Probst V, Le Marec H, Schott JJ. New insights into mitral valve dystrophy: a Filamin-A genotype-phenotype and outcome study. European heart journal 2018. PMID: 29020406


  31. Benjamin EJ, Virani SS, Callaway CW, Chamberlain AM, Chang AR, Cheng S, Chiuve SE, Cushman M, Delling FN, Deo R, de Ferranti SD, Ferguson JF, Fornage M, Gillespie C, Isasi CR, Jiménez MC, Jordan LC, Judd SE, Lackland D, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth L, Liu S, Longenecker CT, Lutsey PL, Mackey JS, Matchar DB, Matsushita K, Mussolino ME, Nasir K, O'Flaherty M, Palaniappan LP, Pandey A, Pandey DK, Reeves MJ, Ritchey MD, Rodriguez CJ, Roth GA, Rosamond WD, Sampson UKA, Satou GM, Shah SH, Spartano NL, Tirschwell DL, Tsao CW, Voeks JH, Willey JZ, Wilkins JT, Wu JH, Alger HM, Wong SS, Muntner P. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics-2018 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association. Circulation 2018. PMID: 29386200


  32. Addison D, Lawler PR, Emami H, Janjua SA, Staziaki PV, Hallett TR, Hennessy O, Lee H, Szilveszter B, Lu M, Mousavi N, Nayor MG, Delling FN, Romero JM, Wirth LJ, Chan AW, Hoffmann U, Neilan TG. Incidental Statin Use and the Risk of Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack after Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer. Journal of stroke 2018. PMID: 29402065


  33. Parwani P, Avierinos JF, Levine RA, Delling FN. Mitral Valve Prolapse: Multimodality Imaging and Genetic Insights. Progress in cardiovascular diseases 2017. PMID: 29122631


  34. Delling FN, Li X, Li S, Yang Q, Xanthakis V, Martinsson A, Andell P, Lehman BT, Osypiuk EW, Stantchev P, Zöller B, Benjamin EJ, Sundquist K, Vasan RS, Smith JG. Heritability of Mitral Regurgitation: Observations From the Framingham Heart Study and Swedish Population. Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics 2017. PMID: 28993406


  35. Basha TA, Akçakaya M, Liew C, Tsao CW, Delling FN, Addae G, Ngo L, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Clinical performance of high-resolution late gadolinium enhancement imaging with compressed sensing. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI 2017. PMID: 28301075


  36. Kato S, Nakamori S, Roujol S, Delling FN, Akhtari S, Jang J, Basha T, Berg S, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Relationship between native papillary muscle T1 time and severity of functional mitral regurgitation in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2016. PMID: 27846845


  37. Bui AH, Roujol S, Foppa M, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Hauser TH, Zimetbaum PJ, Ngo LH, Manning WJ, Nezafat R, Delling FN. Diffuse myocardial fibrosis in patients with mitral valve prolapse and ventricular arrhythmia. Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2016. PMID: 27515954


  38. Delling FN, Rong J, Larson MG, Lehman B, Fuller D, Osypiuk E, Stantchev P, Hackman B, Manning WJ, Benjamin EJ, Levine RA, Vasan RS. Evolution of Mitral Valve Prolapse: Insights From the Framingham Heart Study. Circulation 2016. PMID: 27006478


  39. Delling FN, Hassan ZK, Piatkowski G, Tsao CW, Rajabali A, Markson LJ, Zimetbaum PJ, Manning WJ, Chang JD, Mukamal KJ. Tricuspid Regurgitation and Mortality in Patients With Transvenous Permanent Pacemaker Leads. The American journal of cardiology 2016. PMID: 26833208


  40. Levine RA, Hagége AA, Judge DP, Padala M, Dal-Bianco JP, Aikawa E, Beaudoin J, Bischoff J, Bouatia-Naji N, Bruneval P, Butcher JT, Carpentier A, Chaput M, Chester AH, Clusel C, Delling FN, Dietz HC, Dina C, Durst R, Fernandez-Friera L, Handschumacher MD, Jensen MO, Jeunemaitre XP, Le Marec H, Le Tourneau T, Markwald RR, Mérot J, Messas E, Milan DP, Neri T, Norris RA, Peal D, Perrocheau M, Probst V, Pucéat M, Rosenthal N, Solis J, Schott JJ, Schwammenthal E, Slaugenhaupt SA, Song JK, Yacoub MH. Mitral valve disease--morphology and mechanisms. Nature reviews. Cardiology 2015. PMID: 26483167


  41. Delling FN, Rong J, Larson MG, Lehman B, Osypiuk E, Stantchev P, Slaugenhaupt SA, Benjamin EJ, Levine RA, Vasan RS. Response to Letter Regarding Article, "Familial Clustering of Mitral Valve Prolapse in the Community". Circulation 2015. PMID: 26438779


  42. Dina C, Bouatia-Naji N, Tucker N, Delling FN, Toomer K, Durst R, Perrocheau M, Fernandez-Friera L, Solis J, Le Tourneau T, Chen MH, Probst V, Bosse Y, Pibarot P, Zelenika D, Lathrop M, Hercberg S, Roussel R, Benjamin EJ, Bonnet F, Lo SH, Dolmatova E, Simonet F, Lecointe S, Kyndt F, Redon R, Le Marec H, Froguel P, Ellinor PT, Vasan RS, Bruneval P, Markwald RR, Norris RA, Milan DJ, Slaugenhaupt SA, Levine RA, Schott JJ, Hagege AA, Jeunemaitre X. Genetic association analyses highlight biological pathways underlying mitral valve prolapse. Nature genetics 2015. PMID: 26301497


  43. Durst R, Sauls K, Peal DS, deVlaming A, Toomer K, Leyne M, Salani M, Talkowski ME, Brand H, Perrocheau M, Simpson C, Jett C, Stone MR, Charles F, Chiang C, Lynch SN, Bouatia-Naji N, Delling FN, Freed LA, Tribouilloy C, Le Tourneau T, LeMarec H, Fernandez-Friera L, Solis J, Trujillano D, Ossowski S, Estivill X, Dina C, Bruneval P, Chester A, Schott JJ, Irvine KD, Mao Y, Wessels A, Motiwala T, Puceat M, Tsukasaki Y, Menick DR, Kasiganesan H, Nie X, Broome AM, Williams K, Johnson A, Markwald RR, Jeunemaitre X, Hagege A, Levine RA, Milan DJ, Norris RA, Slaugenhaupt SA. Mutations in DCHS1 cause mitral valve prolapse. Nature 2015. PMID: 26258302


  44. Motiwala SR, Delling FN. Assessment of mitral valve disease: a review of imaging modalities. Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine 2015. PMID: 25981195


  45. Delling FN, Vasan RS. Mitral valve prolapse and glaucoma: a 'floppy' perception? Heart (British Cardiac Society) 2015. PMID: 25637370


  46. Delling FN, Rong J, Larson MG, Lehman B, Osypiuk E, Stantchev P, Slaugenhaupt SA, Benjamin EJ, Levine RA, Vasan RS. Familial clustering of mitral valve prolapse in the community. Circulation 2014. PMID: 25361552


  47. Delling FN, Gona P, Larson MG, Lehman B, Manning WJ, Levine RA, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS. Mild expression of mitral valve prolapse in the Framingham offspring: expanding the phenotypic spectrum. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2013. PMID: 24206636


  48. Appelbaum E, Maron BJ, Adabag S, Hauser TH, Lesser JR, Haas TS, Riley AB, Harrigan CJ, Delling FN, Udelson JE, Gibson CM, Manning WJ, Maron MS. Intermediate-signal-intensity late gadolinium enhancement predicts ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2011. PMID: 22135401


  49. Delling FN, Kang LL, Yeon SB, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Manning WJ, Han Y. CMR predictors of mitral regurgitation in mitral valve prolapse. JACC. Cardiovascular imaging 2010. PMID: 20947049


  50. Beeri R, Yosefy C, Guerrero JL, Nesta F, Abedat S, Chaput M, del Monte F, Handschumacher MD, Stroud R, Sullivan S, Pugatsch T, Gilon D, Vlahakes GJ, Spinale FG, Hajjar RJ, Levine RA. Mitral regurgitation augments post-myocardial infarction remodeling failure of hypertrophic compensation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2008. PMID: 18222360


  51. Delling FN, Sanborn DY, Levine RA, Picard MH, Fifer MA, Palacios IF, Lowry PA, Vlahakes GJ, Vaturi M, Hung J. Frequency and mechanism of persistent systolic anterior motion and mitral regurgitation after septal ablation in obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American journal of cardiology 2007. PMID: 18036370


  52. Syed Z, Leeds D, Curtis D, Nesta F, Levine RA, Guttag J. A framework for the analysis of acoustical cardiac signals. IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering 2007. PMID: 17405372


  53. Syed Z, Curtis D, Guttag J, Nesta F, Levine RA. Software enhanced learning of cardiac auscultation. Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference 2006. PMID: 17946356


  54. Nesta F, Leyne M, Yosefy C, Simpson C, Dai D, Marshall JE, Hung J, Slaugenhaupt SA, Levine RA. New locus for autosomal dominant mitral valve prolapse on chromosome 13: clinical insights from genetic studies. Circulation 2005. PMID: 16172273


  55. Sebag IA, Morgan JG, Handschumacher MD, Marshall JE, Nesta F, Hung J, Picard MH, Levine RA. Usefulness of three-dimensionally guided assessment of mitral stenosis using matrix-array ultrasound. The American journal of cardiology 2005. PMID: 16214455


  56. Dember LM, Shepard JA, Nesta F, Stone JR. Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 15-2005. An 80-year-old man with shortness of breath, edema, and proteinuria. The New England journal of medicine 2005. PMID: 15901865


  57. Nesta F, Otsuji Y, Handschumacher MD, Messas E, Leavitt M, Carpentier A, Levine RA, Hung J. Leaflet concavity: a rapid visual clue to the presence and mechanism of functional mitral regurgitation. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography 2003. PMID: 14652610


  58. Freed LA, Acierno JS, Dai D, Leyne M, Marshall JE, Nesta F, Levine RA, Slaugenhaupt SA. A locus for autosomal dominant mitral valve prolapse on chromosome 11p15.4. American journal of human genetics 2003. PMID: 12707861


  59. Mele D, Campana M, Sclavo M, Seveso G, Aschieri D, Nesta F, D'Aiello I, Ferrari R, Levine RA. Impact of tissue harmonic imaging in patients with distorted left ventricles: improvement in accuracy and reproducibility of visual, manual and automated echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction. European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology 2003. PMID: 12565064


  60. Mele D, Schwammenthal E, Torp H, Nesta F, Pedini I, Vandervoort P, Alboni P, Levine RA. A semiautomated objective technique for applying the proximal isovelocity surface area method to quantitate mitral regurgitation: Clinical studies with the digital flow map. American heart journal 2001. PMID: 11275934


  61. Ferrari R, Agnoletti L, Ceconi C, Curello S, Nesta F, Manfredini R.. Endothelial dysfunction during heart failure: effects of Carvedilol Heart failure reviews 1999. PMID:


  62. Ferrari R, Pepi P, Ferrari F, Nesta F, Benigno M, Visioli O. Metabolic derangement in ischemic heart disease and its therapeutic control. The American journal of cardiology 1998. PMID: 9737480