Simone Gulletta


Dr. Simone Gulletta heads the Functional Department of Arrhythmology in the Department of Arrhythmology of the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele under the supervision of Professor Paolo della Bella.

After graduating with honors from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in 1991 at the University of Messina, he received his specialization in cardiology with honors in 1998 from the same university.

In the field of arrhythmology, Dr. Simone Gulletta is an expert in the following areas:

  • radiofrequency catheter ablation of an additional pathway (WPW),
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia,
  • atrial fibrillation,
  • atrial tachycardia and ventricular ectopic contractions in both adults and children, as well as during implantation of a pacemaker,
  • intracavitary and subcutaneous defibrillators,
  • removal of broken or infected catheters.

Dr. Simone Gulletta also performed the first implantation at the San Raffaele Hospital of the Micra AV leadless pacemaker, a wireless device that is placed directly into the right ventricle through the femoral vein, improving the patient's atrioventricular synchronization and cardiac function.

The research activity of Dr. Gulletta is aimed at:

  • radiofrequency catheter ablation of additional pathways,
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia,
  • atrial fibrillation,
  • atrial tachycardia,
  • ventricular extrasystole,
  • implantation of subcutaneous defibrillators,
  • non-water pacemakers,
  • arrhythmia in patients with an artificial heart (ventricular assist device),
  • fainting and arrhythmias in athletes.

He is the author of numerous articles published in national and international journals in this field, and his Hirsch Index is 20.

He constantly participates in congresses and conferences, is a member of numerous scientific societies, such as:

  • Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing (AIAC)
  • Italian Society of Pediatric Cardiology (SICP)
  • European Heart Rhythm Association.
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Latest publications

Long-term Outcomes of Stand-Alone Maze IV for Persistent or Long-standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jan;109(1):124-131. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.05.061. Epub 2019 Jul 17. PMID: 31325420
Lapenna E, De Bonis M, Giambuzzi I, Del Forno B, Ruggeri S, Cireddu M, Gulletta S, Castiglioni A, Alfieri O, Della Bella P, Benussi S.
Usefulness of Electroanatomical Mapping with Contact Force Monitoring for Accessory Pathways Ablation in Pediatric Population.
Pediatr Cardiol. 2019 Apr;40(4):713-718. doi: 10.1007/s00246-019-02051-0. Epub 2019 Jan 21.
Gulletta S, Vergara P, Gigli L, D'Angelo G, Radinovic A, Melania Barbaro C, Trevisi N, Della Bella P.
Late potentials abolition reduces ventricular tachycardia recurrence after ablation especially in higher-risk patients with a chronic total occlusion in an infarct-related artery.
J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2018 Aug;29(8):1119-1124. doi: 10.1111/jce.13488. Epub 2018 Apr 10. PMID: 29543365
Di Marco A, Oloriz Sanjuan T, Paglino G, Baratto F, Vergara P, Bisceglia C, Trevisi N, Sala S, Marzi A, Gulletta S, Cireddu M, Anguera I, Della Bella P.
Electroanatomical voltage and morphology characteristics in postinfarction patients undergoing ventricular tachycardia ablation: pragmatic approach favoring late potentials abolition
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2015 Aug;8(4):863-73. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.002551. Epub 2015 May 28. PMID: 26022186
Tsiachris D, Silberbauer J, Maccabelli G, Oloriz T, Baratto F, Mizuno H, Bisceglia C, Vergara P, Marzi A, Sora N, Guarracini F, Radinovic A, Cireddu M, Sala S, Gulletta S, Paglino G, Mazzone P, Trevisi N, Della Bella P.
Electrical storm induced by cardiac resynchronization therapy is determined by pacing on epicardial scar and can be successfully managed by catheter ablation
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec;7(6):1064-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.001796. Epub 2014 Sep 14. PMID: 25221332
Roque C, Trevisi N, Silberbauer J, Oloriz T, Mizuno H, Baratto F, Bisceglia C, Sora N, Marzi A, Radinovic A, Guarracini F, Vergara P, Sala S, Paglino G, Gulletta S, Mazzone P, Cireddu M, Maccabelli G, Della Bella P.
Successful radiofrequency ablation of an anteroseptal accessory pathway from the right coronary cusp
Europace. 2014 Aug;16(8):1204. doi: 10.1093/europace/euu157. Epub 2014 Jun 25. No abstract available. PMID: 24965013 10.1161/CIRCEP.113.001239. Epub 2014 May 15. PMID: 24833642
Oloriz T, Gulletta S, Della Bella P.
Catheter ablation of ventricular arrhythmia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy: anteroseptal versus inferolateral scar subtypes
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Jun;7(3):414-23. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.114.001568. Epub 2014 May 1. PMID: 24785410
Oloriz T, Silberbauer J, Maccabelli G, Mizuno H, Baratto F, Kirubakaran S, Vergara P, Bisceglia C, Santagostino G, Marzi A, Sora N, Roque C, Guarracini F, Tsiachris D, Radinovic A, Cireddu M, Sala S, Gulletta S, Paglino G, Mazzone P, Trevisi N, Della Bella P.
Catheter ablation of an anteroseptal accessory pathway guided by contact force monitoring technology and precise electroanatomical mapping
Europace. 2014 Jun;16(6):825. doi: 10.1093/europace/eut254. Epub 2013 Sep 3. No abstract available. PMID: 24002173
Gulletta S, Tsiachris D, Della Bella P.
Radiotherapy and implanted cardioverter defibrillators: novel techniques make it feasible
J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2017 Sep;18(9):715-716. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e328361ffa6. No abstract available. PMID: 23756411
Dell'Oca I, Tsiachris D, Oppizzi M, Bella PD, Gulletta S.
Safety and efficacy of open irrigated-tip catheter ablation of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in children and adolescents
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 Apr;36(4):486-90. doi: 10.1111/pace.12086. Epub 2013 Jan 28.
Gulletta S, Tsiachris D, Radinovic A, Bisceglia C, Mazzone P, Trevisi N, Paglino G, Bellini B, Sala S, Della Bella P.
Multiple external electrical cardioversions for refractory neonatal atrial flutter
Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Feb;33(2):354-6. doi: 10.1007/s00246011-0131-5. Epub 2011 Oct 1. PMID: 21965089
Gulletta S, Rovelli R, Fiori R, Bella PD.
Asymptomatic ventricular preexcitation: a long-term prospective follow-up study of 293 adult patients
Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2009 Apr;2(2):102-7. doi: 10.1161/CIRCEP.108.827550. Epub 2009 Feb 13. PMID: 19808453
Santinelli V, Radinovic A, Manguso F, Vicedomini G, Ciconte G, Gulletta S, Paglino G, Sacchi S, Sala S, Ciaccio C, Pappone C.
The natural history of asymptomatic ventricular preexcitation a long-term prospective follow-up study of 184 asymptomatic children
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Jan 20;53(3):275-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.09.037. PMID: 19147045
Santinelli V, Radinovic A, Manguso F, Vicedomini G, Gulletta S, Paglino G, Mazzone P, Ciconte G, Sacchi S, Sala S, Pappone C.

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