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Patient care

In this area you will find all the useful information that is intended to make your stay at the Cardiocentre 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 private foundation, but integrated into the cantonal healthcare service, Cardiocentro Ticino is a state-of-the-art, highly specialized university clinic in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Cardioestesthesia


Cardiocentro carries out scientific dissemination and information communication in the field of research and prevention


Clinical work and engagement on the forefront of research aim to diagnose cardiovascular disease with greater precision and before it is acutely present.


The Cardiology service is headed by Prof. Tiziano Moccetti, assisted by Prof. Giovanni Pedrazzini and cardiologists senior Prof. Angelo Auricchio, Dr. Mauro Capoferri, Dr. Francesco Faletra, Dr. Marco Moccetti and Dr. Elena Pasotti.

The Cardiology ward – boasting cutting-edge technology, with state-of-the-art equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases – is the reference ward for the services of clinical cardiology (with the Cardiovascular Research Service), of interventional cardiology (supported by the state-of-the-art “Horten” laboratories of cardiac catheterisation and electrophysiology, where over two thousand invasive procedures are performed every year) and of cardiovascular rehabilitation.

Clinical work and research efforts are intended to provide an increasingly accurate diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases before they become acute, adopt the most advanced treatment systems – contributing in many cases to their fine-tuning – and disseminate the culture of prevention throughout the territory.

The focus of all the major investments in the area of cell therapies and stem cells is on state-of-the-art treatment systems – a commitment that led to setting up a specific Cell Therapy Unit and creating a GMP-certified clean room, where cell therapy products for clinical research protocols are used. The first of these protocols focuses on the treatment of patients with myocardial infarction and is developed as part of the Swiss AMI project, a multicentric randomised study involving 150 patients from all over Switzerland. So far, 106 patients have been treated in the clean room.

Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contact and information

Prof. Dr. Tiziano Moccetti


Medical and Scientific Direction

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pedrazzini


Training and Teaching



Cardiology Service Office Prof. Dr. Tiziano Moccetti
Ms. Barbara Ronchetti
Tel. +41 (0)91 805 31 66
Fax +41 (0)91 805 31 67

Cardiology Service Office Prof. Dr. Giavanni Pedrazzini
Ms. Barbara Pedrazzi
Tel. +41 (0)91 805 31 70
Fax +41 (0)91 805 31 73