Mariavittoria Pitzalis, MD, PhD

Mariavittoria Pitzalis

Professor, Division of Cardiology

East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
115 Heart Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

252-744-4400 (phone)
252-744-3987 (fax)


  • Cardiology

Clinical Interests

  • Heart Failure
  • Arrythmias
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Syncope


  • Habilitation in Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology


  • PhD: University of Pisa, 1984
  • Medical School: Universita Di Bari, 1989
  • Internship: Universita Di Bari, 1989
  • Residency: Universita Di Bari, 1990
  • Fellowship: DPI University, 1994


Lucarelli, K. & Pitzalis, M. V. (2006). Arg389Gly b1-Adrenergic Receptor Polymorphism Modulates Carvedilol Antihypertensive Response. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 8 (5), Supp. A. Poelzing, S., Forleo, C., Samodell, M., Dudash, L., Sorrentino, S., Anaclerio, M. Troccoli, R. Iacoviello, M. Romito, R. Guida, P. Chahine, M. Pitzalis, MV., (2006). SCN5A Polymorphism Restores Trafficking of a Brugada Syndrome Mutation on a Separate Gene. Circulation (114), 368-376.

Pitzalis, M., Iacoviello, M., DiSerio, F., Romito, R., Luzzi, G., Anaclerio, M. Forleo, C., (2006). Role of septal to posterior. Journal of American College of Cardiology (48), 596-597.

Pitzalis, M. (2005). Ventricular asynchrony predicts a better outcome in patients with chronic heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy. J Am Coll Cardiol, 45, 659.

Pitzalis, M. (2005). Dynamics of ventricular repolarization in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy versus healthy subjects. Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol, 10, 121-8.

Pitzalis, M. (2005). Independent and Incremental Prognostic Value of Endogenous Ouabain in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Eur J Heart Failure, 8, 179-86.

Pitzalis, M. (2005). High Circulating Levels of Endogenous Ouabain in the Offspring of Hypertensive and Normotensive Individuals. J Hypertens, 23, 1677-81.