NIGUARDA-MONZINO  – Niguarda-Monzino Study

Principal contacts

Laura Calabresi - University of Milan, Milan, Italy

Samuela Castelnuovo - ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy

Mauro Amato - Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS, Milan, Italy

Study design

The Niguarda-Monzino Study (NIGUARDA-MONZINO) is focusing on lipid clinic patients and is based in Milan, Italy. Individuals attending for the first time the Ultrasound Laboratory of the University Centre for Dyslipidemias E. Grossi Paoletti (Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy) due to lipid or lipoprotein abnormalities undergoing a carotid intima-media thickness ultrasound scan and individuals attending for the first time the unit for the study of arterial morphology and fuction of centro Cardiologico Monzino were enrolled in the study. The principal aim of NIGUARDA-MONZINO was to study subclinical atherosclerosis in the underlying population. Oral informed consent was obtained from all the patients. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board.


Key publications

Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness Measured by Ultrasonography in Normal Clinical Practice Correlates Well With Atherosclerosis Risk Factors. Stroke. 2000 Oct;31(10):2426-30

Correlation of parents’ longevity with carotid intima–media thickness in patients attending a Lipid Clinic. Atherosclerosis. 2005 Mar;179(1):111-7

Effects of timing and extent of smoking, type of cigarettes, and concomitant risk factors on the association between smoking and subclinical atherosclerosis. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):1991-8