Congenital or acquired cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in the world. The most widespread and disabling diseases in this field are myocardial infarction, acute coronary syndrome, ischaemic heart disease, heart valve diseases and cardiomyopathies
Due to the low degree of invasiveness and the modest possibility of complications, endovascular surgery is the new frontier in the treatment of these diseases; GVM is undoubtedly among the more important specialists in Italy and in the world in this field, with more than 40.144 procedures in a year.
When it comes to diagnosis, investigative methods range from the baseline and pharmacologic stress echocardiogram to the Holter Monitor, from continuous electrocardiographic monitoring to the stress ECG, from morphological cardiac MRI to the CT coronary angiogram, and from vascular ultrasound to overall vascular diagnostics.
When speaking of quality and of the approach taken, it is undoubtedly worth noting that GVM’s Interventional Cardiology Department is involved in the TAVI 1 and 2 program (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) and features innovative techniques for aortic reconstruction.
The coordinator of GVM’s Interventional Cardiology Department, Dr. Fausto Castriota, is one of the most important Italian specialists in the field of endovascular surgery, TAVI implantation and the reconstruction of the aortic arch.