Alfieri Ottavio

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role: Senior Consultant
unit: Cardiac Surgery
gsd facility:Ospedale San Raffaele
LANGUAGESItalian, English, German, French

Ottavio Alfieri MD is a Professor and Chairman of Cardiac Surgery at the S.Raffaele University Hospital in Milan, Italy.

He has performed more than 10 000 major cardiac procedures.

His main field of interest is surgery for valvular heart diseases (particularly mitral valve repair).

More than 20 years ago, he developed a method of mitral valve repair (the edge to edge technique) known as "Alfieri stitch" which is the basis for the most used type of percutaneous correction of mitral regurgitation today.

In 2011, he served as president of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).He is currently member of the STS, AATS, ESC, EACTS.

He is author or coauthor of over 450 peer-reviewed papers, related to multiple areas of cardiac surgery.

Ottavio Alfieri is also a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.

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