Eleonora Avenatti, MD, DABOM

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Cardiology, Academic Institute
Assistant Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Avenatti obtained her MD degree in Italy, at the University of Turin, one of the oldest in her country. She then proceeded to complete a Residency and Fellowship in Internal and Emergency Medicine in the same Institution. During that time she developed a keen interest in clinical research and specifically echocardiography and cardiovascular risk factors management.  She thus invested 5 years in clinical research working in Boston (Tufts), Houston (Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Center), and New York (CRF and Columbia University) before going back to clinic and completing first her US Internal Medicine training and subsequently her Fellowship in Cardiac Prevention, both at the Houston Methodist Hospital.


Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Shahid, I, Avenatti, E, Titus, A, Al-Kindi, S & Nasir, K 2024, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 94-106. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.1313

Understanding the spectrum of cardiovascular risk in women - A primer for prevention
Satish, P, Avenatti, E, Patel, J & Agarwala, A 2024, , Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, vol. 84, pp. 34-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2024.05.003

Accuracy of a new instrument for noninvasive evaluation of pulse wave velocity: the Arterial sTiffness faitHful tOol aSsessment project
Leone, D, Buraioli, I, Mingrone, G, Lena, D, Sanginario, A, Vallelonga, F, Tosello, F, Avenatti, E, Cesareo, M, Astarita, A, Airale, L, Sabia, L, Veglio, F, Demarchi, D & Milan, A 2021, , Journal of Hypertension, vol. 39, no. 11, pp. 2164-2172. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002925

A Novel Approach to Left Ventricular Filling Pressure Assessment: The Role of Hemodynamic Forces Analysis
Airale, L, Vallelonga, F, Forni, T, Leone, D, Magnino, C, Avenatti, E, Iannaccone, A, Astarita, A, Mingrone, G, Cesareo, M, Giordana, C, Omedè, P, Moretti, C, Veglio, F, Pedrizzetti, G & Milan, A 2021, , Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, vol. 8, 704909. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2021.704909

Local transversal aortic strain is impaired in ascending aorta dilatation
Cesareo, M, Sabia, L, Leone, D, Avenatti, E, Astarita, A, Mingrone, G, Airale, L, Veglio, F, Vallelonga, F & Milan, A 2021, , Journal of Hypertension, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 1402-1411. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002757

Left atrial volume indexed for height2 is a new sensitive marker for subclinical cardiac organ damage in female hypertensive patients
on behalf of the Working Group on Heart and Hypertension of the Italian Society of Hypertension 2021, , Hypertension Research, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 692-699. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41440-021-00614-4

Prognostic role of the ascending aorta dilatation in patients with arterial hypertension
Leone, D, Airale, L, Bernardi, S, Mingrone, G, Astarita, A, Cesareo, M, Sabia, L, Avenatti, E, Tosello, F, Bruno, G, Catarinella, C, Venturelli, V, Giordana, C, Veglio, F, Vallelonga, F & Milan, A 2021, , Journal of Hypertension, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1163-1169. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002752

Central pulse pressure is inversely associated with proximal aortic remodelling
Tosello, F, Guala, A, Dascenzo, F, Bollati, M, Leone, D, Sabia, L, Bruno, G, Mingrone, G, Astarita, A, Vallelonga, F, Avenatti, E, Moretti, C, Veglio, F, Ridolfi, L & Milan, A 2021, , Journal of Hypertension, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 919-925. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002730

Effects of Carfilzomib Therapy on Left Ventricular Function in Multiple Myeloma Patients
Mingrone, G, Astarita, A, Airale, L, Maffei, I, Cesareo, M, Crea, T, Bruno, G, Leone, D, Avenatti, E, Catarinella, C, Salvini, M, Cetani, G, Gay, F, Bringhen, S, Veglio, F, Vallelonga, F & Milan, A 2021, , Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine, vol. 8, 645678. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2021.645678

Cardiovascular Organ Damage in Clinical Subtypes of Systemic Sclerosis: Arterial Stiffness and Echocardiography Might Not Be the Ideal Tools for Patient Risk Stratification
Avenatti, E, Bruno, G, Priora, M, Parisi, S, Ballini, C, Veglio, F, Milan, A & Fusaro, E 2021, , Cardiology Research and Practice, vol. 2021, 7915890. https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/7915890

Mitraclip after failed surgical mitral valve repair—an international multicenter study
Rahhab, Z, Lim, DS, Little, SH, Taramasso, M, Kuwata, S, Saccocci, M, Tamburino, C, Grasso, C, Frerker, C, Wißt, T, Garberich, R, Hausleiter, J, Braun, D, Avenatti, E, Delgado, V, Ussia, GP, Castriota, F, Nerla, R, Ince, H, Öner, A, Estevez-Loureiro, R, Latib, A, Regazzoli, D, Piazza, N, Alosaimi, H, de Jaegere, PPT, Bax, J, Dvir, D, Maisano, F, Sorajja, P, Reardon, MJ & Van Mieghem, NM 2021, , Journal of the American Heart Association, vol. 10, no. 7, e019236. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.019236

A Checklist Approach for Enhanced Outpatient Guideline-Directed Management in the Secondary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Taha, MB, Avenatti, E, Li, DS, Ohonba, T, Cainzos-Achirica, M, Patel, KV & Nasir, K 2021, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 79-86. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.907, https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcvj.907

Accuracy of a symptom-based approach to identify hypertensive emergencies in the emergency department
Vallelonga, F, Carbone, F, Benedetto, F, Airale, L, Totaro, S, Leone, D, Astarita, A, Avenatti, E, Maule, S, Veglio, F, Lupia, E & Milan, A 2020, , Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 9, no. 7, 2201, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9072201

Patient-Specific 3-Dimensional Printed Modeling of the Tricuspid Valve for MitraClip Procedure Planning
Vukicevic, M, Faza, NN, Avenatti, E, Durai, PC, El-Tallawi, KC, Filippini, S, Chang, SM & Little, SH 2020, , Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 13, no. 7, e010376, pp. e010376. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.010376

Echocardiographic Results of Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients: The PARTNER 3 Trial
Pibarot, P, Salaun, E, Dahou, A, Avenatti, E, Guzzetti, E, Annabi, MS, Toubal, O, Bernier, M, Beaudoin, J, Ong, G, Ternacle, J, Krapf, L, Thourani, VH, Makkar, R, Kodali, SK, Russo, M, Kapadia, SR, Malaisrie, SC, Cohen, DJ, Leipsic, J, Blanke, P, Williams, MR, McCabe, JM, Brown, DL, Babaliaros, V, Goldman, S, Szeto, WY, Généreux, P, Pershad, A, Alu, MC, Xu, K, Rogers, E, Webb, JG, Smith, CR, Mack, MJ, Leon, MB & Hahn, RT 2020, , Circulation, vol. 141, no. 19, pp. 1527-1537. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.119.044574

Pulse wave velocity and short-term outcome in patients requiring intravascular volume expansion: A pilot study
Milan, A, Maldari, P, Iannaccone, A, Leone, D, Avenatti, E, Molino, P, Livigni, S, Veglio, F & Aprà, F 2020, , Emergency Medicine Journal, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 217-222. https://doi.org/10.1136/emermed-2018-208089

Proximal aortic diameter evolution in hypertensive patients with mild-to-moderate aortic dilatation: A 5-year follow-up experience
Leone, D, Cina, A, Tosello, F, Sabia, L, Vallelonga, F, Avenatti, E, Astarita, A, Mingrone, G, Veglio, F, Ridolfi, L & Milan, A 2020, , Journal of Hypertension, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 716-722. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000002315

Diagnostic Value of 3-Dimensional Vena Contracta Area for the Quantification of Residual Mitral Regurgitation After MitraClip Procedure
Avenatti, E, Mackensen, GB, El-Tallawi, KC, Reisman, M, Gruye, L, Barker, CM & Little, SH 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 582-591. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2018.12.006

Quantifying Tricuspid Regurgitation Severity: A Comparison of Proximal Isovelocity Surface Area and Novel Quantitative Doppler Methods
Dahou, A, Ong, G, Hamid, N, Avenatti, E, Yao, J & Hahn, RT 2019, , JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 560-562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2018.11.015

Prevalence of proximal ascending aorta and target organ damage in hypertensive patients: The multicentric ARGO-SIIA project (Aortic RemodellinG in hypertensiOn of the Italian Society of Hypertension)
Milan, A, Degli Esposti, D, Salvetti, M, Izzo, R, Moreo, A, Pucci, G, Bruno, G, Pareo, I, Parini, A, Paini, A, Laurino, FI, Sormani, P, Sgariglia, R, Avenatti, E & De Luca, N 2019, , Journal of Hypertension, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001844