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Patient care

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


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

News area

In this area you will find all the news and information about the initiatives promoted by Cardiocentro.

  • Prof. Angelo Auricchio ‘Editor-in-chief’ of EP Europace

    A prestigious award for Prof. Auricchio, Deputy Head of Cardiology. From January 2023, he will be Editor-in-Chief of EP Europace, the peer-reviewed journal that publishes on a monthly basis...

  • A study that leaves its mark

    Prof. Marco Valgimigli presented at the ESC congress – and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine – the results of a study that defines a...

Patient care


Reservations, admittance and discharge

New rules for patient visits.

Please Contact +41 (0) 91 811 51 11 for more informations


General ward


Please read here the new rules for visiting patient and access to Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino


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. to 8:00 p.m., while in...

Visiting hours and rules of access to the structure

The rules for visiting hospitalized patients have changed, Please Contact +41 (0) 091 811 51 11  for more informations



Patient reception and general information
Monday – Friday: 07.15-20.00
Saturday – Sunday / Holydays: 09.00-18.00
Tel. +41 (0) 91 811 51 11- Fax +41 (0) 91 811 52 13

Tel. +41 (0) 91 811 52 29 – Tel. +41 (0) 91 811 53 80 – Fax +41 (0) 91 811 52 33

Cardiac Surgery
Tel. +41 (0) 91 811 51 44 – Fax +41 (0) 91 811 51 48

Cardiac Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Tel. +41 (0) 91 805 31 83- Fax +41 (0) 91 811 51 81

Quality management
Tel. +41...

equipe medica

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

Medical Team

Annual Report

Guaranteeing maximum quality and excellency in medical and surgical services has always been the main objective of Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino. Over the years this...


The Cardiology Service is led by Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pedrazzini with the collaboration of Prof. Dr. Angelo Auricchio and Prof. Dr. Marco Valgimigli, Prof....

Visiting hours and rules of access to the structure

The rules for visiting hospitalized patients have changed, Please Contact +41 (0) 091 811 51 11  for more informations

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...

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...

3D transesophageal echocardiography course

Since its foundation, the Cardiology Service of Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino has been proactively committed to postgraduate medical education. Acknowledged by the Swiss Institute of...

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...

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...

Development of personalized electrical therapies

Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino uses nowadays cutting-edge technology in the field of cardiac electrostimulation such as new generation miniature pacemakers (a few millimeters size) and...


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

News area

Amyloidosis symposium

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in an afternoon dedicated to the discussion of a pathology that is still...

CCT Magazine april 2016

Promuovere la salute, informare i pazienti e dare voce agli oltre 300 collaboratori, medici ed infermieri che animano i corridoi del Cardiocentro Ticino. Sono questi gli obiettivi di CCT Magazine, il periodico di attualità e approfondimento sanitario pubblicato dalla clinica del cuore luganese, disponibile da oggi su App Store.
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