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Fondazione Policlinico A. Gemelli - Università  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

General Information

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  • Type of centre:University
  • Number of Cath labs in your centre: 3
  • Number of Cath operators working in your centre: 9
  • Number of interventionists in your centre: 7
  • Additional comments: 2 cath labs and 1 hybrid room shared with vascular surgeons and cardiac surgeons

PCI Procedures

  • Number of cath procedures performed each year in the centre: 3300
  • Number of PCIs performed each year in the centre: 1120
  • 24/7 Primary PCI service in the centre?: Yes
  • Number of Primary PCIs performed per year in the centre: 200

Techniques and Quality

  • Techniques available in the centre: Non invasive imaging, Structural and heart failure interventions, Coronary, Peripheral
  • Subtechniques available in the centre: Left atrial appendage closure, Aortic interventions, Left ventricular assist devices, FFR/iFR, Rotational atherectomy, CTO PCI, Coronary angiography, Atrial septal defect/Patent foramen ovale/Ventricular septal defect closure, Cardiac magnetic resonance Imaging, Carotid interventions, Other adult congenital heart disease procedures, Cardiac computed tomography, Single-photon emission computed tomograph, Lower limbs interventions, Paravalvular leak closure, Stress echocardiography, Laser, TAVI, Transcatheter mitral valve repair, OCT, IVUS, Volume of radial activity, Primary PCI
  • 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
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  • Centre has Peer reviewed scientific publications?: Yes
  • Number of articles related to interventional cardiology published by the centre in the last 5 years: 120
  • Scientific fields of interests: Imaging, Management of Percutaneous Intervention Complications, Procedural Techniques

Fellowship programme

  • Number of local fellows in interventional cardiology who attend the centre: 3
  • 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: Yes
  • Does the centre have a specific fellowship program with defined objectives?: Yes
  • Language(s) used to perform clinical activity: Italian

Person in charge of the Fellowship programme: