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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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Grant awarded to Cardiocentro Ticino for research in cardiovascular bioengineering

PD Dr. Stijn Vandenberghe (PhD) and Prof. Dr. med. Stefanos Demertzis, assisted by the valuable cooperation of Mrs Maria Montilla (grant manager),  received a competitive grant amounting to CHF 250’000 from InnoSuisse (formerly knowns as CTI).

Said contribution is directed towards the development of a “smart” device conceived for operating theatre use in order to prevent gas embolism during open heart surgery.

This project is part of a bundle of both clinical research carried out by the Department of Cardiac Surgery of Cardiocentro Ticino and the laboratory research of Gruppo Bioingegneria Cardiovascolare della Fondazione per la Ricerca e Formazione Cardiologica (FCRE)  focused on a better prevention of cerebral complications (strokes) during heart surgeries.

This funding allocation further strengthens the approach to both translational (bench to bedside) and multidimensional research (clinical and pre-clinical research) in a close and stimulating cooperation between engineers and heart surgeons.

Cardiocentro Ticino

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