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Cardio-thoraco-vascular department

General Information

  • Address:

    Institute of Cardiology, Via Massarenti, 9

  • City: Bologna
  • Postal Code: 40138
  • Country: Italy
  • Phone: +39 05 1636 4475
  • Type of centre:University
  • Number of Cath labs in your centre: 5
  • Number of Cath operators working in your centre: 5
  • Number of interventionists in your centre: 5
  • Additional comments:

PCI Procedures

  • Number of cath procedures performed each year in the centre: 5000
  • Number of PCIs performed each year in the centre: 1000
  • 24/7 Primary PCI service in the centre?: Yes
  • Number of Primary PCIs performed per year in the centre: 300

Techniques and Quality

  • Techniques available in the centre: Coronary, Non invasive imaging, Structural and heart failure interventions
  • Subtechniques available in the centre: Rotational atherectomy, TAVI, Left ventricular assist devices, FFR/iFR, Volume of radial activity, Left atrial appendage closure, Paravalvular leak closure, OCT, Coronary angiography, Primary PCI, Atrial septal defect/Patent foramen ovale/Ventricular septal defect closure, IVUS, Single-photon emission computed tomograph, Cardiac magnetic resonance Imaging, Transcatheter mitral valve repair, Cardiac computed tomography, Other adult congenital heart disease procedures
  • Centre affiliated to a quality insurance programme: No
  • Centre participate in scientific studies: Yes
  • Centre participate in national/international registries: Yes, both national and international
  • Centre participate in randomised clinical trials:


  • Centre has Peer reviewed scientific publications?: Yes
  • Number of articles related to interventional cardiology published by the centre in the last 5 years: 150
  • Scientific fields of interests: Procedural Techniques

Fellowship programme

  • Number of local fellows in interventional cardiology who attend the centre: 2
  • Number of international fellows accepted by the centre (per year): 1
  • Type of fellowship offered by the centre: Both
  • Possibility to develop a thesis during the stay: No
  • Does the centre have a specific fellowship program with defined objectives?: No
  • Language(s) used to perform clinical activity: Italian

Person in charge of the Fellowship programme:

  • Please refer to General Information contact details