Serafim  Papadimitriou

Sardu Celestino


Campobasso, Italy


SARDU CELESTINO working as an electro physiologist in Catholic University of Sacred Heart since 2014. He is Coordinator and Director of several non-profit projects and cultural initiatives. thesis coordinator of professional nurses and medical students .He is acting as a reviewer for International Journal of Diabetes Research, Euro Pace, Journal of Experimental Cardiology. He is interested in diabetic complication in the field of heart failure patients and arrhythmic patients


Area of Interest

1)Cardiac pacing and electro physiology
2)Atrial fibrillation
3)microRNA modulation
4)microRNA applied therapy
5)Ventricular tachyarrhythmia’s ablation.

top publication

1. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy outcomes in type 2 diabetic patients: role of microRNA changes. Celestino Sardu, Michelangela Barbieri, Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Pasquale Paolisso, Giuseppe Paolisso, and Raffaele Marfella. Journal of Diabetes research. Accepted April 2 2015. Under publishing.

2. Calcium release channel RyR2 regulates insulin release and glucose homeostasis. Gaetano Santulli, Gennaro Pagano, Celestino Sardu, Wenjun Xie, Steven Reiken, Salvatore Luca D’Ascia, Michele Cannone, Nicola Marziliano, Bruno Trimarco, Theresa A. Guise, Alain Lacampagne, Andrew R. Marks. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Published April 6, 2015.

3. Sirtuin 6 Expression and Inflammatory Activity in Diabetic Atherosclerotic Plaques: Effects of Incretin Treatment. Balestrieri ML, Rizzo MR, Barbieri M, Paolisso P, D'Onofrio N, Giovane A, Siniscalchi M, Minicucci F, Sardu C, D'Andrea D, Mauro C, Ferraraccio F, Servillo L, Chirico F, Caiazzo P, Paolisso G, Marfella R. Diabetes. 2015;64(4):1395-406.

4. Autonomic dysfunction is associated with brief episodes of atrial fibrillation in type 2 diabetes. Maria Rosaria Rizzo, Ferdinando Carlo Sasso, Raffaele Marfella, Mario Siniscalchi, Pasquale Paolisso, Ornella Carbonara, Maria Carmela Capoluongo, Nadia Lascar, Caterina Pace, Celestino Sardu, Beatrice Passavanti, Michelangela Barbieri, Ciro Mauro, Giuseppe Paolisso. J Diabetes Complications. 2015;29(1):88-92.

5. Functional role of micro-RNA in cardiac resynchronization therapy. Sardu C., Marfella R., Santulli G., Paolisso G.. Clinical Review. Pharmacogenomics. 2014;15(8):1159-68. 6. Impact of diabetes mellitus on the clinical response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in elderly people. Sardu C, Marfella R, Santulli G. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014;7 (3):362-8.

7. Peri-procedural tight glycemic control during early percutaneous coronary intervention up-regulates endothelial progenitor cell level and differentiation during acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction: effects on myocardial salvage. Marfella R, Rizzo MR, Siniscalchi M, Paolisso P, Barbieri M, Sardu C, Savinelli A, Angelico N, Del Gaudio S, Esposito N, Rambaldi PF, D'Onofrio N, Mansi L, Mauro C, Paolisso G, Balestrieri ML. Int J Cardiol. 2013;168(4):3954-62.

8. Circulating microRNA changes in heart failure patients treated with cardiac resynchronization therapy: responders vs. non-responders. Marfella R, Di Filippo C, Potenza N, Sardu C, Rizzo M.R, Siniscalchi M, Musacchio E, Barbieri M, Mauro C, Mosca N, Solimene F, Motola M.T, Russo A, Rossi F, Paolisso G, D'Amico M. European Journal of Heart Failure, 2013 ;1093(10).

9. Brief episodes of silent atrial fibrillation were associated with an increased risk of silent cerebral infarct and stroke in type 2 diabetic patients. Marfella R, Sasso F.C, Siniscalchi M, Cirillo M, Paolisso P, Sardu C, Barbieri M, Rizzo M.R, Mauro C, Paolisso G. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2013;1097(13).

10. Innate immune activity in plaque of patients with untreated and L-thyroxine-treated subclinical hypothyroidism. Marfella R, Ferraraccio F, Rizzo MR, Portoghese M, Barbieri M, Basilio C, Nersita R, Siniscalchi LI, Sasso FC, Ambrosino I, Siniscalchi M, Maresca L, Sardu C, Amato G, Paolisso G, Carella C. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011;96(4):1015-20.

11. Use of a non-specific immunomodulation therapy as a therapeutic vasculogenesis strategy in no-option critical limb ischemia patients. Marfella R, Luongo C, Coppola A, Luongo M, Capodanno P, Ruggiero R, Mascolo L, Ambrosino I, Sardu C, Boccardi V, Lettieri B, Paolisso G. Atherosclerosis. 2010;208(2):473-9.

12. NT-proBNP, IGF-I and survival in patients with chronic heart failure. Petretta M, Colao A, Sardu C, Scopacasa F, Marzullo P, Pivonello R, Fontanella L, de Caterina M, de Simone A, Bonaduce D. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2007;17(4):288-96.

13. Effects of volume loading on strain rate and tissue Doppler velocity imaging in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Vicario ML, Caso P, Martiniello AR, Fontanella L, Petretta M, Sardu C, Petretta MP, Bonaduce D. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2006;7(12):852-8.

14. HIV and related infections in Italian penal institutions: epidemiological and health organization note. Babudieri S, Starnini G, Brunetti B, Carbonara S, D'Offizi GP, Monarca R, Mazzarello G, Novati S, Casti A, Florenzano G, Quercia G, Iovinella E, Sardu C, Romano A, Dierna M, Vullo S, Pintus A, Maida I, Dori L, Ardita S, Mura MS, Andreoni M, Rezza G. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2003;39(2):251-7. Italian.

15. Effect of moderate red wine intake on cardiac prognosis after recent acute myocardial infarction of subjects with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Marfella R, Cacciapuoti F, Siniscalchi M, Sasso FC, Marchese F, Cinone F, Musacchio E, Marfella MA, Ruggiero L, Chiorazzo G, Liberti D, Chiorazzo G, Nicoletti GF, Sardu C, D'Andrea F, Ammendola C, Verza M, Coppola L. Diabet Med. 2006;23(9):974-81.

16. Misurazione del diametro dell’arteria coronarica discendente anteriore mediante ecocardiografia color Doppler transtoracica: correlazione con i dati angiografici. Guarini P, Scognamiglio G, Ascione L, Cocozza M, Gallo P, Sardu C, De Simone C,Spadacenta A, Bardari S, Saulino C, Perrotta S, De Michele M, De Marco G. Cardiology Science 2006, volume 4.