Prof. Corrado Tamburino
M.D., PhD, FSCAI, Professor of Cardiology,
Director of the Clinical Division of Cardiology,
Director of the School of Specialization of Cardiology,
Chief Cardiovascular Department
He is a Full Professor of Cardiology since 2002 in the Cardiology Division of Ferrarotto Hospital, University of Catania. He introduced in Sicily endomyocardial biopsy and mitral, aortic and pulmonary valvuloplasty, as well as all the alternative procedures to Interventional Cardiology Coronary balloon. He has introduced in Italy the treatment of severe aortic disease by transcatheter aortic valve implantation and the percutaneous mitral valve regurgitation reduction by MitraClip.Operator of about 20,000 diagnostic and interventional procedures in hemodynamics. He was the first in Italy (June 4, 2007) to perform the implantation of biological aortic valve percutaneously on inoperable patients and on October 7, 2008 he made the first mitral clip implant for the treatment of mitral valve prolapse. He has published over 460 articles in journals and reported or moderated in over 400 national and international conferences.