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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

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At the top of world echocardiography

Dr. Francesco Faletra, head of the Cardiocentro imaging service, holds the first position in the world ranking of experts in transesophageal echocardiography. The certification, established by the US online platform Expertscape (www.expertscape.com), aggregates information on the scientific activity of experts in every field of medicine and in every corner of the world.

For the definition of the ranking, Expertscape examines all the scientific works published in the last 10 years on the PubMed database and assigns a score to each publication (prestige of the magazine, actuality of the publication, hierarchy of contributions based on the position in which the signature appears of each author in the publication, etc.). What results is an objective ranking of the best experts, the best hospitals, cities and geographic areas in relation to the treatment of a specific pathology or – as in our case – the expertise in a diagnostic technique ever more directly involved in advanced therapeutic procedures.

In addition to representing an important professional and scientific recognition for Dr. Faletra, the Expertscape certification also shows to the excellence and international prestige of Cardiocentro Ticino.

Here the link to the ranking

Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Dr. Francesco Faletra
Senior Cardiology

Cardiac imaging