Cardiovascular Area

Aortic valve replacement with ministernotomy

Fondazione Poliambulanza’s Cardiac surgery Operating Unit is a leading centre in AVR with sutureless prosthesis. Such a procedure is a source of important advantages:

  • Sutureless prosthesis, avoiding suture stitches, is made of self-expanding and shape memory materials, perfectly able to stick to the seat of the original valve thus shortening the duration of the operation and the period of cardiac arrest;
  • It facilitates the mini invasive approach presenting better implantability features;
  • It speeds up the recovery times in patients of all ages.

In those cases in which standard prosthesis with suture stitches is justified, the Cardiac surgery Operating Unit has equipped itself with automatic mechanical devices so as not to tie many knots to fix prosthesis. Despite the fact that it is a standard prosthetic valve, also in this case the recovery times are speeded up and the use of mini invasive approaches is definitely favoured.


According to Agenas, an important public authority dealing with the evaluation of national and regional health services, in Fondazione Poliambulanza, the mortality rate after Valvular surgery is verging to zero, while, on average, in other Italian hospitals it reaches the 3 per cent.

Dr. Troise Giovanni

Director of the Operating Unit

Troise Giovanni

Operating unit:

Cardio-Surgery Operating Unit


Cardiovascular Areas


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Phone number:: 030/3518534 - Fax: 030-3515244

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