Cardiologist and Radiologist
Since 2008 Dr. Alessia Pepe works as cardiologist consultant at the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit, Fondazione G. Monasterio in Pisa, Italy, where more than 2500 patients are clinically scanned every year in the whole field of the cardiology. Her main research interest is the application of MRI in hemoglobinopathies, myelodisplastic syndromes, cardiac oncology, and rheumatic diseases. Since 2006 she is the coordinator of the MIOT (Myocardial Iron Overload in Thalassemia) and E-MIOT (Extension-MIOT) Networks, involving 66 thalassemia centers and 10 standardized MRI sites where more than 7000 MRI scans have been performed. Cclinical and instrumental data of more than 2500 patients are collected in a central web based database from the birth to the last MRI follow up. Her scientific work on MRI includes 60 peer-reviewed publications (contemporary H-index 17), 6 textbooks chapters, more than 350 communications in international meetings and one international patent.
Multiparametric Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Survey in Children With Thalassemia Major: A Multicenter Study. Casale M, Meloni A, Filosa A, Cuccia L, Caruso V, Palazzi G, Gamberini MR, Pitrolo L, Putti MC, D'Ascola DG, Casini T, Quarta A, Maggio A, Neri MG,
Cardiac complications and diabetes in thalassaemia major: a large historical multicentre study. Pepe A, Meloni A, Rossi G, Caruso V, Cuccia L, Spasiano A, Gerardi C, Zuccarelli A, D'Ascola DG, Grimaldi S, Santodirocco M, Campisi S, Lai ME, Piraino B, Chio
Cardiac iron and cardiac disease in males and females with transfusion-dependent thalassemia major: a T2* MRI study Marsella M, Borgna-Pignatti C, Meloni A, Caldarelli V, Dell’Amico M C, Spasiano A, Pitrolo L, Cracolici E, Valeri G, Positano V, Lombardi M
Deferasirox, deferiprone and desferrioxamine treatment in thalassemia major patients: cardiac iron and function comparison determined by quantitative magnetic resonance imaging Pepe A, Meloni A, Capra M, Cianciulli P, Prossomariti L, C. Malaventura, Putti
Myocardial scarring by delayed enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance in thalassaemia major Pepe A, Positano V, Capra M, Maggio A, C. Lo Pinto, Spasiano A, Forni G, Derchi G, Favilli B, Rossi G, Cracolici E, Midiri M, Lombardi M Heart 2009;95(20):1