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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.

Cardiocentro

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

Cardiovascular Research Service

Cardiovascular Research Service

TEAM
Elena Pasotti
Dr. Elena Pasotti
SENIOR
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Mariagrazia Rossi
Dr. Mariagrazia Rossi
CARDIOLOGIST
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Iveta Petrova-Slater
Dr. Iveta Petrova-Slater
CARDIOLOGIST
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Carmela Crljenica
Dr. Carmela Crljenica
Assistant doctor
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Cristina Monti Panzeri
Dr. Cristina Monti Panzeri
Assistant doctor
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Giada Ponti
Giada Ponti
Dietitian
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Simona Polledri
Simona Polledri
Laboratory technician
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Simona Maspoli
Simona Maspoli
Head Nurse
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Cristina Camporini
Cristina Camporini
Study Nurse
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Lorena Chiumiento
Lorena Chiumiento
Study Nurse
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Rossella Forlenza
Rossella Forlenza
Study Nurse
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The Cardiovascular Research Service of Lugano (SRC), founded in 1987 by Prof. Tiziano Moccetti and now fully part of Cardiocentro Ticino, has participated for a number of years – also as a Co-ordinating Centre for Switzerland – in multicentre randomized clinical studies conducted both at a national and international level.

The Service co-operates with the main pharmaceutical companies for the clinical testing of new pharmacological substances in different areas of cardiology: myocardial infarction, stable and unstable angina pectoris, heart failure, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, interventional cardiology, primary and secondary prevention of coronary disease and cutting-edge therapies such as the use of autologous stem cells.

Since the end of the 80s, the Service has participated in the most outstanding multicentric trials on acute myocardial infarction (ISIS and GISSI studies) and in conducting clinical studies of world importance, standing out as a reference centre in terms of number of patients enrolled and quality of the work carried out.

The presence of a centre actively involved in pharmacological experimental research within a hospital clinical structure ensures the difficult connection between scientific breakthroughs and daily clinical practice – in other words, the implementation of a correct “evidence-based medicine”.

The purpose is to guarantee patients a kind of medicine anchored to evidence provided by clinical trials – and thus of high quality – and to offer the benefits of a pioneering medicine, ethically and scientifically monitored, translating into the immediate transfer of medical advances into clinical practice.

Among the numerous studies carried out in the last five years – all conducted together with major international centres – the CHARM and EUROPA studies, leading to the definition of international guidelines on the secondary prevention of cardiovascular complications with drugs in cardiopathic patients, deserve special mention. Moreover, also in co-operation with other international institutions, we have focused on the use of cutting edge pharmacological therapies, such as the use of beta-blockers in heart failure (COMET and CIBIS studies) and the anti-thrombolytic therapy of acute coronary diseases (CURE and CREDO studies).
Active participation in research studies ensures immediate access to the results of an international trial and the ensuing adaptation to therapy, thus enabling the hospital structure to make real-time adjustments.

Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano
info@cardiocentro.org

Contacts and information

Secretariat

Ms. Simona Maspoli
Tel. +41 (0)91 805 33 04

Contact

Dr. Elena Pasotti
Senior Cardiology

Cardiov. Research – General ward