Centro Cardiologico Monzino IRCCS is a fundamental reference point for cardiovascular heart care throughout Italy and abroad. Thanks to its elevated specialisation in 5 distinct clinical areas, a considerable volume of consultations and examinations - 500 a day -, in addition to systematic sharing of clinical strategies, the Centre is able to perform 1,500 surgeries and 7,000 invasive procedures each year with an elevated level of success.
The Clinical activity of CCM is patient oriented and based on multidisciplinary projects and activities involving all the cardiovascular areas in order to provide the best possible experience for the patient, developing innovations in the diagnostic and therapeutic fields.
CCM clinical activity is performed on 5 main areas; Cardiovascular Imaging (diagnostic services), Interventional Cardiology (heaemodinamic), Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Critical and Clinical Cardiology.
Interventional Cardiology Area
Coordinator: Antonio Bartorelli; MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiology at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences Department of Cardiovascular Diseases of the University of Milan; Author of many peer reviewed papers in international journals; Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology.
The cardiac catheterization laboratories are equipped with the most advanced tools to offer a full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, from coronary angioplasty to angioplasty and stenting in the arteries of the leg and the kidneys, the carotid arteries and the abdominal vessels, such as the aorta and the iliac arteries.
Arrythmology and Electrophysiology Area
Coordinator: Claudio Tondo; MD, PhD, Professor of Arrythmology at the Postgraduate School of Cardiology of the University of Milan; Author of over 150 peer reviewed papers; Cllinical and Research Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Heart Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
In this Area almost every type of arrhythmia is managed, mostly with radiofrequency catheter ablation after 3D reconstruction and substrate mapping. Implantation of pacemakers and ICD are also performed. Moreover, the Area is equipped to perform transcatheter closure of the left atrial appendage, and endomyocardial biopsies.
Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
Coordinator: Francesco Alamanni; MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences Department of Cardiovascular Diseases of the University of Milan; author of over 350 peer reviewed papers; member of the European Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, and the European Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgery. Is the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery Program of Centro Cardiologico Monzino.
Surgery activities involve all fields of adult cardiac and vascular surgery, performing a high volume of procedures, – from mini-invasive or transcatheter valve implants to coronary bypass surgery, from endovascular or open surgery of aorta aneurysms to carotid arteriectomy and peripheral vascular surgery. Ventricular Assist Devices are also implantated.
Critical Cardiology Area
Coordinator: Piergiuseppe Agostoni; MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiology at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences Department of Cardiovascular Diseases of the University of Milan; author of over 600 peer reviewed papers, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cardiology; President of CPX International Inc. (formerly The International Society for Exercise Intolerance Research and Education (ISEIRE).
By using advanced diagnostic tools and innovative therapeutic strategies, the Area aims at assessing and treating heart failure, – most often resulting from acute coronary syndrome or cardiac valves deficit complications, – providing cardiovascular rehabilitation and taking care of patients affected by heart diseases needing a “global” evaluation and drug treatment.
Cardiovascular Imaging Area
Coordinator: Mauro Pepi; MD, PhD; professor at the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences Department of Cardiovascular Diseases of the University of Milan; author of over 270 peer reviewed papers; Coordinator or co-author of 14 International Guidelines; Member of the Educational Commitee of the European Society of Cardiology and of the EAE TEE Accreditation Committee and Scientific Initiatives Committee.
This Area includes three main Departement: Echocardiography, Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance (MRI), exclusively dedicated to cardiovascular imaging. All include the most advanced and innovative imaging techniques such as 3D eco devices, the new cardiac Revolution CT, – wich is able to scan the heart “in a blink of an eye”, and cardiac MRI.
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