Centro Cardiologico Monzino. The real difference

The difference is made by specialization

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Centro Cardiologico Monzino is a highly specialised research and care institute focusing on the heart and its vessels. Founded in 1981, it is the first hospital in Europe exclusively dedicated to heart care and accredited with the Italian National Health Service.

In 1992, it became the first IRCCS (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico) approved by the Italian Ministry of Health with focus on cardiology. Today, it is part of the IEO-Monzino group: two centres of excellence concentrating on the major diseases of the Western World, reinvesting the whole of their net profit in Research and Innovation.

It is highly specialised in 5 distinct clinical Areas: Interventional Cardiology, Arrythmology and Electrophysiology, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Critical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging. Thanks to his exclusive committment on cardiovascular health, it is able to perform 1,500 surgical and 7.000 invasive procedures, and more than 55,000 major diagnostic tests each year, with a high level of success and reliability.

The Monzino Centre houses the only cardiology Emergency Department in Milan, with 11,300 admissions per year, and also accommodates the Lombardy Region's cardiovascular Tissue Bank.

Cardiovascular Telemedicine makes possible to monitor discharged patients for the best home-based management of post acute cases.

This is why the Monzino Centre is a real benchmark for heart care throughout Italy and abroad.


The difference is made by the team

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Centro Cardiologico Monzino was set up as the main seat of the Università Statale of Milan for the study of Cardiovascular disease: thus it contributes to training, producing clinical excellence in all specific roles, in order to offer the best care.

It is also a centre for postgraduate training: the Monzino Alumni Community, including all professionals who received specific training here, is in fact a network of qualified centres in Italy and abroad.

At the Monzino Centre, scientists, physicians, technicians and nurses work together sharing highly specialised individual knowledge, to provide the best patient care and to establish a trusting relationship in a collaborative and confidential environment. This approach to work is our key to carrying out innovative research, prevention and care projects.

The Monzino Centre is a patient-oriented institute that accompanies patients throughout the course of their therapy.


The difference is made by Research & Technology

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A total of 12 Research Units, with 75 researchers are active at Centro Cardiologico Monzino, that led to 212 publications in scientific magazines (1.423 Impact Factor in 2016) with an excellent scientific productivity rate per researcher, directly integrated with hospital areas to transform results achieved into new approaches for prevention, diagnosis and patient care as quickly as possible.

Constantly improving knowledge of the heart’s “language” and that of its cells, the centre’s laboratories search for new markers that would allow better prevention of cardiovascular disease and prompter, more personalized and effective care.

A further field of research concerns the use of innovative equipment for diagnostic and surgery procedure imaging, to make the detection and treatment, for instance, of coronary disease, more effective and less invasive.

Research, technology and innovation are the real heart of Centro Cardiologico Monzino.