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Interventional Electrophysiology

Interventional Electrophysiology

We specialize in the treatment of arrhythmia disorders, offering services in both Day Hospital and regular hospitalization regimes. Our team of experts is at the forefront of treating all types of heart rhythm disorders, using the latest available medical technologies.
At our facilities, we have:
• Two Clinical Electrophysiology rooms, one equipped with hybrid-surgical technology for more complex procedures.
• Advanced three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping systems, such as Carto and Rhythmia, which allow us to obtain a precise evaluation of the geometry of the heart chambers and accurately characterize the circuits of arrhythmias.
• Two cryoablation systems (Medtronic and Boston), which allow us to perform cold ablation procedures.
• A generator to perform electroporation, an innovative technique used in specific cases.
• Highly specialized technical and nursing staff who work closely together to ensure the best care for patients.
• Constant interaction and support with our colleagues in anesthesiology and cardiovascular imaging specialists for comprehensive and multidisciplinary case management.

Diseases treated
Heart arrhythmias can be of various types and origins. Some arrhythmias are idiopathic, that is, they occur in individuals with a healthy heart. These arrhythmias are particularly common among young people. On the contrary, other arrhythmias are secondary to pre-existing heart diseases, such as a myocardial infarction, a heart disease, or a heart valve disease, and mainly affect older patients.

The clinical importance of an arrhythmia mainly depends on the specific type of arrhythmia and the presence or absence of other organic heart diseases. Some arrhythmias may only cause disturbances in the patient’s quality of life, while others can be potentially lethal. It is therefore essential to carefully evaluate each arrhythmia and its impact on the patient’s health.

The main symptoms of arrhythmias are:
• Syncope or fainting (falls due to loss of consciousness)
• Palpitations
• Irregular heartbeat
• Shortness of breath that arises from modest efforts
• Sudden death

At our center, we are able to offer specific treatment for most currently known arrhythmias. In particular:
• Atrial tachycardia
• Atrial fibrillation (pulmonary veins isolation)
• Typical and atypical atrial flutter
• Paroxysmal nodal reentry tachycardia
• Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome or ventricular pre-excitation
• Ventricular tachycardia
• Ventricular fibrillation
• Ventricular extrasystoles
• Ablations of the atrioventricular node

The image shows an example of ventricular tachycardia ablation. A potentially lethal arrhythmia, supported by a small corridor of diseased heart cells. The identification and ablation of the corridor of diseased cells allows the arrhythmia to be resolved.

Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino

Via Tesserete 48
CH-6900 Lugano

Riferimenti e informazioni

T. +41 (0) 91 811 53 96

Secretariat Prof. A. Auricchio
Mrs. Enrica Dasso
T. +41 (0) 91 811 53 63

Deputy Head of Cardiology
Prof. Dr. Angelo Auricchio
T. +41 (0) 91 811 53 63

Head of Service
Prof. Dr. Giulio Conte

Specialist doctor
Dr. Maria Luce Caputo

Senior Consultant Cardiologist
Dr. Marco Bergonti
Dr. Tardu Özkartal

Head Nurse
Mr. Raffaele Mautone


Prof. Dr. Angelo Auricchio
Deputy Chief Cardiology