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Patient care

Inside this area you will find all the useful information that aims to make your stay at Cardiocentro more comfortable.


With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Cardio Center can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.


Managed by a no-profit foundation integrated into the cantonal healthcare service, Cardiocentro Ticino is a state-of-the-art, highly specialized university clinic in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioestesthesia

  • Prof. Camici awarded by the Swiss Cardiology Foundation

    We are very pleased to report that the Swiss Cardiology Foundation has awarded the 2020 research prize to Prof. Giovanni Camici, molecular biologist at the University of Zurich. Prof....

  • A research project granted by the European Commission

    MARVEL (iMmunocapture reversible evolving through membrane-sensitive peptides: isolation of scalable extracellular VEsicLes) is the acronym of a two year research project granted by the European Commission within the Research...

Patient care


Reservations, admittance and discharge

We invite you to download the new provisions in force from June 8 to visit patients and reach outpatient clinics

Patient’s Admittance
Contact the patients’ reception staff with your appointment card and your health insurance card.

Patient’s Discharge
Patients are usually discharged at approximately 10.00 a.m., just after the morning round...


General ward

Visits to patients

We invite you to download the new provisions in force from June 8 to visit patients and reach outpatient clinics

The rooms
All rooms are big and bright and can accommodate two patients at the most. Equipped with a bedside monitor for patient surveillance on a 24-hour basis, they guarantee maximum patient safety. Every room has modern, fully-automated beds, a bathroom with shower, a TV set and a personal telephone with a direct number, to be requested at the Reception Desk.

Use of telephone
Patient’s calls – outgoing or incoming, are allowed only from 8:00 a.m....



Patient reception and general information
Monday – Friday: 07.15-20.00
Saturday – Sunday / Holydays: 09.00-18.00
Tel. +41 (0) 91 805 31 11 – Fax +41 (0) 91 805 32 13

Tel. +41 (0) 91 805 31 66 – Tel. +41 (0) 91 805 31 63 – Fax +41 (0) 91 805 31 67

Cardiac Surgery
Tel. +41 (0) 91 805 31 44 – Fax +41 (0) 91 805 31 48

Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Tel. +41 (0) 91 805 31 83 – Fax +41 (0) 91 805 31 81

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equipe medica

Inside Cardiocentro you find experienced professionals of the highest level and with high experience, able to guarantee the patient a cure of excellence.

Medical Team


Lugano Cell Factory GMP

In August 2004, the first stem cell transplant on a patient with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was performed at Cardiocentro Ticino. The rationale for this intervention was the awareness that stem cells can virtually regenerate many types of tissues damaged by various human diseases. To develop this therapeutic approach,...

About COVID-19 outbreak

Canton Ticino has been one of the Swiss Canton experiencing the largest number of COVID-19 patients (more than 10% of all Swiss cases). Since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Canton Ticino on February 25, 2020, CCT managed infected patients presenting with cardiac disorders or having high burden of...

3D transesophageal echocardiography course

Since its foundation, the Cardiology Service of Cardiocentro Ticino has been proactively committed to postgraduate medical education. Acknowledged by the Swiss Institute of Medical Education (ISFM – Istituto Svizzero per la Formazione medica) / FMH as a B1-level institute, Cardiocentro Ticino offers candidates a 2-year specialist training in cardiology,...

PhD in Human Cardiovascular Sciences

PhD in Human Cardiovascular Sciences
Investigating the link between cardiovascular procedures, emboli, and neurologic disorders

Stroke has since long been a rare, but major complication that can occur after cardiovascular procedures such as heart valve surgery, catheterizations, or transcatheter valve implantations. Newer diagnostic approaches now corroborate the suspicion that there...

Hybrid Room

The word “hybrid” in nature indicates something that comes from the crossing of related species or different breeds of the same species. This definition allows us to understand why an operating room takes the name of “hybrid”.

In hybrid room we are in a surgical room but also in a...

Development of personalized electrical therapies

Cardiocentro Ticino uses nowadays cutting-edge technology in the field of cardiac electrostimulation such as new generation miniature pacemakers (a few millimeters size) and implantations of small sized but highly advanced defibrillators.

Cardiocentro Ticino also plays the role of protagonist in several futuristic projects, which consists of the creation of mathematical...


Thanks to the fundamental ability to establish a strong synergy between different and complementary professionals – cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anaesthetists – Cardiocentro Ticino can now offer its patients increasingly less invasive surgical procedures, as well as the most advanced cardiac catheterization procedures. Moreover,...

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CCT Magazine april 2016

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