Professor Carlo Di Mario
Professor of Cardiology, Consultant in Interventional Cardiology
Professor Di Mario trained in Italy, his home country. He then worked in Holland for six years and as a research and clinical director for interventional cardiology at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, before taking up a specialist post at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.
A fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, he has written articles for numerous international journals, including The Lancet in which he reported the experience with a new biodegradable stent. Professor Di Mario is regularly invited to speak at prestigious conferences, such as the World Congress of Cardiology.
“Our international work makes sure that we offer the best to our patients in terms of what is available in the field. It also keeps us at the forefront of research and scientific developments in specialist areas,” he comments.
Professor Di Mario has led the development of the first official European training programme for interventional cardiology fellows.
Interventional cardiology – the use of catheters and other devices to restore blood flow to the heart without major surgery – is a relatively new field and growing rapidly.
Chinese patient, Qingheng Miao, shares his story of being treated for heart disease with a dissolvable stent.
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