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Patient care

Inside this area you will find all the useful information that aims to make your stay at Cardiocentro 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 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

Intensive Care

Intensive Care

The Intensive care unit – adjacent to operating rooms to ensure maximum safety – has six equipped beds and ensures surveillance 24 hours out of 24.
For patients with unstable haemodynamics, the unit is equipped with a number of devices that can temporarily replace the cardiac function.

A programme of acute dialysis has also been introduced into the Intensive Care unit, to treat patients suffering from kidney failure, so they do not have to be transferred to other hospital structures.

Objectives reached in Intensive Care

  • Fast-track – procedure for fast respiratory weaning
  • Haemofiltration
  • Recognition by SSMI (Swiss Intensive Care Society)
  • Cardiac care in the intensive care unit
Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contacts and information

Ward Head

Mrs. Paula Deelen

Mrs. Paola Rusca

Prof. Dr. Tiziano Cassina
Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Medical Direction