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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

Tricuspid valve

Tricuspid valve

Isolated tricuspid valve disease is rare in adults. It is seen in form of infection (endocarditis) in patients with abuse of i.v. drugs. Another rare cause of isolated tricuspid valve regurgitation is interference with the electrode of a permanently implanted electrophysiology device (pacemaker, defibrillator). Tricuspid valve regurgitation is seen frequently in mitral valve disease of long duration and is due to dilatation of the natural ring of the tricuspid valve. Surgical treatment is normally directed towards repair of the valve, either by implanting a specific prosthetic rigid ring or by bicuspidalization of the valve and / or by suturing the three leaflets in the middle (“trifoglio / trefoil”).

Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Contact and information

Cardiac Surgery Service Office

Ms. Chantal Zurfluh
Tel. +41 (0)91 805 31 44
Fax +41 (0)91 805 31 48


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

Scientific Director