Fragasso Gabriele

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role: Senior Consultant
unit: Cardiology
gsd facility:Ospedale San Raffaele
LANGUAGES:Italian, English, Spanish

Dr. Fragasso is the Head of the Heart Failure Clinic, the Cardiology Unit, at the San Raffaele Research Hospital, Milan.

Tutor of medical students in cardiology at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan.

Wide experience in the field of non-invasive cardiology. Within the Cardiology Unit, he has been in charge of elective and sub-intensive hospital beds, ergometric and nuclear cardiology labs, cardiological PET project; he performs transthoracic and trans-oesophageal 2D-echocardiograms.

Additionally, he has initiated the echo-stress lab at the San Raffaele Research Hospital.

He is a consulting cardiologist for several medical and surgical units of San Raffaele Research Hospital.

He has gained wide experience in right and left heart catheterization, temporary pacing, pericardiocentesis.

Since the appointment as the head of the Heart Failure Clinic, he has started the programme of endomyocardial biopsies.

Research interests have mainly been based on the functional and metabolic correlates of coronary disease and heart failure.

Special interest has been devoted to the understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of myocardial dysfunction and the consequent therapeutic approach to it.

In the recent years most investigations were devoted to the evaluation of metabolic, cellular and functional adaptation of heart failure of different etiology. More specifically, he has been investigating the functional significance of different metabolic manipulations and therapeutical measures in patients with heart failure. Additionally, special interest is being paid to the identification of specific metabolic phenotypes and the potential therapeutic implications.

During the years, he has been responsible for several sponsored international drug trials.

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