24h emergency switchboard: +41 (0) 91 811 51 11 info.icct@eoc.ch
Patient care

Inside this area you will find all the useful information that aims to make your stay at Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino more comfortable.


With the synergy of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and cardioestestists, the Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino can offers less invasive surgical techniques and the most up-to-date intervention procedures.

News area

In this area you will find all the news and information about the initiatives promoted by Cardiocentro.

Professional training

This section will find all the services, information and content dedicated to professionals.




This blog focuses on the heart.

The heart seen through the eyes, the mind and the soul of a heart specialist: Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis, cardiac surgeon at Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino in Lugano (Switzerland) and associate professor at the University of Bern.

The blog aims to be as dynamic and beating as its object: the heart.

It is directed to any person interested in this field, health professionals but also to students and trainees. Through your participation this blog could also be moulded by yourselves, which would be nice and very welcome!


Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contact and information
Cardiac Surgery Service Office

Ms. Chantal Zurfluh
Tel. +41 (0)91 811 51 44
Fax +41 (0)91 811 51 48




Prof. Dr. Stefanos Demertzis
Head of Cardiac Surgery Cardiac Surgery

Scientific Director