News | Team January 20, 2021

Encouraging news for Ulissi following cardiac check-up

Diego Ulissi and UAE Team Emirates received positive news ahead of the new season with the Italian rider set to be discharged from hospital tomorrow 21 January after undergoing a cardiac check-up.


Ulissi underwent an intracardiac ultrasound at the Riuniti Hospital in Ancona, Italy which confirmed a fibrosis of the left posterolateral wall of the heart, the same already reported in the magnetic resonance. These lesions were found to be very stable and long standing because, despite the electrical and pharmacological stimulation, no arrhythmias have been recorded.


Four biopsies were also performed at the most significant points, the results of which will be analysed in Padua. Based on the results a final decision can be made.


The initial prognosis is generally positive and gives hope for a progressive recovery for the Italian rider.