Dr. (Univ. Padua) Elena Abate

Nach dem Studium der Humanmedizin an der Universität Padua (Italien) erfolgte die Ausbildung zur Fachärztin für Innere Medizin und Kardiologie am Universitätsklinikum Padua.
Seit 11/2017 ist sie als Fachärztin in der Funktionsabteilung an der Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin III (Kardiologie, Angiologie und Intensivmedizin) Halle tätig.
2014 hat sie die Europäischen (EACVI) Qualifikationen in transtorakaler (TTE) und transösophagealer (TEE) Echokardiographie erhalten.

Funktionen in der Klinik:

Fachärztin in der Funktionsabteilung

  • Transtorakale, transösophageale, 3D-, Stress-, Kontrastmittel-Echokardiographie und Kontraktilitätsanalyse mittels Speckle-Tracking
  • TEE bei interventionellen Klappeneingriffen (MitraClip, TAVI), interventionellem Ver-schluss des linken Vorhofohrs (LAA), ASD-_ und PFO-Occluder
  • Lehrtätigkeit als Tutorin für Assistenzärzte/-innen bei der Rotation in der echokardio-graphischen Fachabteilung

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte:

  • Echokardiographie



  1. Zambon E, Iorio A, Di Nora C, Carriere C, Abate E, Merlo M, Barbati G, Di Lenarda A, Pinamonti B, Agostoni P, Sinagra G. Left ventricular function and exercise performance in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: role of tissue Doppler imaging. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2017;18:230-236
  2. Abate E, Hoogslag GE, Al Amri I, Debonnaire P, Wolterbeek R, Bax JJ, Delgado V, Marsan NA. Time course, predictors, and prognostic implications of significant mitral regurgitation after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 2016;178:115-25 
  3. Pinamonti B, Habjan S, De Luca A, Proclemer A, Morea G, Abate E, Vitrella G, Sinagra G. [Work-up and management of constrictive pericarditis: a critical review]. G Ital Cardiol (Rome). 2016;17:197-207
  4. Porto AG, Pinamonti B, Abate E, Korcova R, Iorio A, Stolfo D, Puggia I, Belgrano MG, Vitrella G, Sinagra G. An interesting case of left-to-right shunt: clues from non-invasive imaging. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2016;17 Suppl 2:e122-e123.
  5. Joyce E, Debonnaire P, Leong DP, Abate E, Katsanos S, Bax JJ, Delgado V, Ajmone Marsan N. Differential response of LV sublayer twist during dobutamine stress echocardiography as a novel marker of contractile reserve after acute myocardial infarction: relationship with follow-up LVEF improvement. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;17:652-9
  6. Iorio A, Di Nora C, Abate E, Pinamonti B, Rakar S, Vitrella G, Tursi V, Livi U, Salvi A, Sinagra G. MitraClip after heart transplantation: A case report. Int J Cardiol 2014;196:143-4
  7. Ewe SH, Haeck ML, Ng AC, Witkowski TG, Auger D, Leong DP, Abate E, Ajmone Marsan N, Holman ER, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Delgado V. Detection of subtle left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with significant aortic regurgitation and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction: speckle tracking echocardiographic analysis. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2015;16:992-9
  8. Lutman C, Finocchiaro G, Abate E, Milo M, Morassi P, Sinagra G. Purulent pericarditis in rheumatoid arthritis treated with rituximab and methotrexate. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2014;15:880-2
  9. Magnani S, Abate E, Vitrella G, Cattarini G, Pinamonti B, Sinagra G. Floating mass. NASCI Case in Point 2014
  10. Zambon E, Abate E, Gatti G, Pinamonti B, Bussani R, Pappalardo A, Sinagra G. Immunologic response and myocardial free wall rupture in infective endocarditis. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2017;18:800-802
  11. Auger D, Hoke U, Thijssen J, Abate E, Yiu KH, Ewe SH, Witkowski TG, Leong DP, Holman ER, Ajmone Marsan N, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Delgado V. Effect of cardiac resynchronization therapy on the sequence of mechanical activation assessed by two-dimensional radial strain imaging. Am J Cardiol 2014; 113:982-7 
  12. Abate E, Hoogslag GE, Leong DP, Bertini M, Antoni ML, Nucifora G, Joyce E, Holman ER, Siebelink HM, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Delgado V, Ajmone Marsan N. Association between multilayer left ventricular rotational mechanics and the development of left ventricular remodeling after acute myocardial infarction. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2014;27:239-48
  13. Joyce E, Leong DP, Hoogslag GE, van Herck PL, Debonnaire P, Abate E, Holman ER, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Delgado V, Ajmone Marsan N. Left ventricular twist during dobutamine stress echocardiography after acute myocardial infarction: association with reverse remodeling. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2014;30:313-22
  14. Gerloni R, Abate E, Pinamonti B, Milo M, Benussi B, Poletti A, Pappalardo A, Bussani R, Sinagra G. A life-threatening manifestation of tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2014;15:164-6 
  15. Abate E, Hoogslag GE, Antoni ML, Nucifora G, Delgado V, Holman ER, Schalij MJ, Bax JJ, Ajmone Marsan N. Value of Three-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Longitudinal Strain for Predicting Improvement of Left Ventricular Function After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Am J Cardiol. 2012;110:961-7
  16.  Razzolini R, Longhi S, Tarantini G, Rizzo S, Napodano M, Abate E, Fraccaro C, Thiene G, Iliceto S, Gerosa G, Basso C: Relation of aortic valve weight to severity of aortic stenosis. Am J Cardiol 2011;107(5):741-6 
  17. Abate E, Sartor R, Ceconi C, Boffa GM: Pharmacological treatment of chronic systolic heart failure: are we scraping the bottom of the barrel? J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2010;11(12):893-905. 



  1. Labanti G, Campana M, et al. “Manual of stress echocardiography”, Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore 2017
  2. Nicolosi GL, Antonini-Canterin F, et al. “Manual of clinical echocardiography”, Piccin (II edition 2015)
  3. Pinamonti B, Sinagra G, et al. “Clinical echocardiography and other imaging techniques in cardiomyopathies”, Springer 2014

Fachärztin für Innere Medizin
und Kardiologie
Email: elena.abate(at)