Prof. Marco Agrifoglio

Professor Marco Agrifoglio

University of Milan, Italy




1999 Ph.D., Cardiovascular Surgical Physiopathology, University of Milan, Italy

1991 M.Sc., Cardiac Surgery, University of Milan, Italy

1986 B.Sc., Medicine at University of Milan, Italy


  1. BALLERIO M., BRAMBILLA M., COLNAGO D., PAROLARI A., AGRIFOGLIO M., CAMERA M., TREMOLI E., MUSSONI L. “Distinct roles for PAR1– and PAR2-mediated vasomotor modulation in human arterial and venous conduits”. J Thromb Haemost, 5 (1), 174-180, 2007. I.F. 5.947
  2. SPIRITO R., TRABATTONI P., POMPILIO G., ZOLI S., AGRIFOGLIO M., BIGLIOLI. Endovascular treatment of a post-traumatic tibial pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistola. Case report and review of the literature”. J Vasc Surg, 45 (5), 1076-79, 2007 . I.F. 3.27
  3. AGRIFOGLIO M., BARILI F., PAROLARI A., PENZA E., TREZZI M., POLVANI GL., ANTONA C., ALAMANNI F., BIGLIOLI P. “Recycling thoracic arteries for redo coronary artery bypass grafting: long term follow-up”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg,134 (1), 233-35, 2007. I.F. 3.354
  4. AGRIFOGLIO M., BARILI F., KASSEM S., DAINESE L., PAROLARI A., POLVANI GL., ALAMANNI F., BIGLIOLI P. “Sutureless patch and glue technique for the repair of coronary sinus injures”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 134 (2), 522-23, 2007. I.F. 3.354
  5. PAROLARI A., CAMERA M., ALAMANNI F., NALIATO M., POLVANI GL., AGRIFOGLIO M., BRAMBILLA M., BIANCARDI C., MUSSONI L., BIGLIOLI P., TREMOLI E. “Systemic inflammation after on-pump and off-pump coronary bypass surgery: a one month follow up”. Ann Thorac Surg, 84, 823-28, 2007. I.F. 2.022
  6. AGRIFOGLIO M., BARILI F., DAINESE L., BIGLIOLI P. “The Allen test is not adequate enough for the screening of hand circulation”. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg , 33, 754, 2008. I.F. 2.181
  7. PAROLARI A., DAINESE L., NALIATO M., GREGU S., AGRIFOGLIO M., POLVANI GL., BIGLIOLI P., ALAMANNI F. “On- and off-pump coronary surgery and perioperative myocardial infarction: an issue between incomplete and extensive revascularization”. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg , 34, 118-126, 2008. I.F. 2.181
  8. AGRIFOGLIO M., TREZZI M., BARILI F., DAINESE L., CHEEMA FS., TOPKARA VK., GHISLANDI C., PAROLARI A., POLVANI GL., ALAMANNI F., BIGLIOLI P. “Double vs single internal thoracic artery harvesting in diabetic patients: role in perioperative infection rate”. J Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jun 23;3(1):35-40, 2008. I.F. 0.791
  9. AGRIFOGLIO M, BARILI F, DAINESE L, CAPPAI A, CHEEMA FH, BIGLIOLI P. “An occasional diagnosis of myasthenia gravis: focusing on thymus during cardiac surgery”. J Cardiothoracic Surgery, 4, 55, 2009 I.F. 0.737.
  10. TRABATTONI P., ZOLI S., DAINESE L., SPIRITO R., BIGLIOLI P., AGRIFOGLIO M. “Aortic dissection complicating intraaortic balloon pumping: percutaneous management of delayed spinal cord ischemia”. Ann Thorac Surg, 88, e60-e62, 2009. I.F. 3.644
  11. CORSI MM., MASSACESI L., DOGLIOTTI G., VIANELLO E., AGRIFOGLIO M., PALUMBO F., GOI G. “O-beta-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase in erythrocytes of italian air force acrobatic pilots”. Clin Chem Lab Med, 48 (2), 213-16, 2010 I.F. 2.069
  12. TRABATTONI D., AGRIFOGLIO M., CAPPAI A., BARTORELLI A. “Incidence of stent fractures and patency after femoropopliteal stenting with the nitinol self-expandable Smart stent: a single center study”. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown), 11 (9), 678-82, 2010 I.F. 0.786
  13. AGRIFOGLIO M., KASSEM S., ALAMANNI F. “In situ right internal thoracic artery is usually long enough for grafting the circumflex artery through the transverse sinus”. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 140 (3), 731-2, .2010. I.F. 3.608
  14. GAMBINI E., POMPILIO G., BIONDI A., ALAMANNI F., CAPOGROSSI M.C., AGRIFOGLIO M., PESCE M. “C kit+ cardiac progenitors exhibit mesenchymal markers and preferential cardiovascular commitment”.Cardiovascular Research, 89, 362-73, 2011. I.F. 6.183 (2010)
  15. ZOLI S., KASSEM S., TESSITORE G., ANNONI A., ALAMANNI F., AGRIFOGLIO M. “Mycotic ascendine aortic pseudoaneurysm following reduction aortoplasty”. J Card Surg, 26, 100-01, 2011. I.F. 0.557 (2010)
  16. POMPILIO G., FILIPPINI S., AGRIFOGLIO M., MERATI E., LAURI G., SALIS S., ALAMANNI F, PAROLARI A. “Determinants of pericardial drainage for cardiac tamponade following cardiac surgery”. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg , 39(5):e107-13, 2011 I.F. 2.293 (2010)
  17. AGRIFOGLIO M., ZOLI S., TRABATTONI P., SPIRITO R., BIGLIOLI P. “Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm after previous left pneumonectomy: a sound choice”. Ann Vasc Surg, 25(4):556.e7-556.e10, 2011 I.F. 1.332 (2010)
  18. AGRIFOGLIO M., FILIPPINI S., ROBERTO M., ZANOBINI M., GREGORINI L., ALAMANNI F. “Non infective severe aortic paravalvular leakage 7 years after surgery: the role of suture technique” J Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2011 Apr 23;6(1):60. I.F. 0.908 (2010).
  19. AGRIFOGLIO M., PONTONE G., ANDREINI D., BIGLIOLI P., CHEEMA FH., BARILI F. “Conservative management of the pseudoaneurysms of ascending aortic graft: a case of spontaneous regression at follow up”. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2011 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] I.F. 0.786 (2010)
  20. AGRIFOGLIO M., CAPPAI A., FILIPPI N., ALAMANNI F. “Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer of the ascending aorta: the role of computed tomography scan”. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2011 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] I.F. 0.786 (2010)
  21. AGRIFOGLIO M., TRABATTONI D., ROSSI F., ALAMANNI F., BARTORELLI A.L., BIGLIOLI P. “Percutaneous closure of iatrogenic atrial septal defect due to implantation of a left-left “Tandem Heart” ventricle assistance device in a postcardiotomy cardiac failure: six-year follow-up”. J Cardiovasc Surg, 2011 (in press). I.F. 1.352 (2010)
  22. DOGLIOTTI G., DOZIO E., AGRIFOGLIO M., COSTA E., BROICH G., MALAVAZOS AE., PALUMBO F., CORSI MM. “Italian Air Force acrobatic pilots are protected against fly-induced oxidative stress”. In vivo, 2011 (in press) I.F. 1.159 (2010)
  23. MONTORSI P., CAPUTI L., GALLI S., CICERI E., BALLERINI G., AGRIFOGLIO M., RAVAGNANI P., TRABATTONI D., PONTONE G., FABBIOCCHI F., LOALDI A., PARATI E., VEGLIA F., BARTORELLI AL. “Randomized trial of proximal vs. distal cerebral protection on microembolization during carotid artery stenting in patients with high-risk lipid plaque”. J Am Coll Cardiol, 2011 (in press) I.F. 14.292 (2010)