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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

Support to Cardiology

Support to Cardiology

The cardiac anaesthesia service at Cardiocentro Ticino also takes care of critical cardiopathic patients undergoing angioplasty via cardiac catheterisation. Anaesthesia is used only in particularly severe cases, before coronarography or reopening of coronary vessel, in order not to alter the vital equilibrium of the patient. Primary angioplasty is, in point of fact, the best treatment for patients with heart impairment.

The Cath Lab activity – ensured 24 hours out of 24 – is extremely important, since infarction prognosis is subject to prompt reopening of the coronary vessel. After being fully and carefully treated, these patients are put in the Intensive Care unit, where constant support and care is given to the patient’s vital organs.

Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contacts and information

Department secretariat

Tel. +41 (0)91 805 31 83
Fax +41 (0)91 805 31 81

Mrs. Elisa Spina

Mrs. Serenella Calanchini

Mrs. Francesca Galentino


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

Medical Direction