Dr. Diana Crina Mihaela Ciresica Benea is a cardiologist at the Department of Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Cardiac Surgery at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato.
In 1997 she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Bucharest Medical University, and in 2005 she specialized in cardiology. In 2008, she received recognition from the Italian Ministry of Health thanks to qualifications obtained in Romania.
From 1997 to 1998, she completed an internship in clinical medicine and surgery at the Ospedale Universitario in Bucharest, Romania, and the following year completed a period of training in clinical medicine in various hospitals in the city. After two internships in surgical cardiology from 2008 to 2019, she worked at the Clinica San Gaudenzio in Novara as a cardiologist and echocardiographer. During this period, she gained experience as a second and first surgeon in the procedures of implantation of a pacemaker and defibrillator, as well as in catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
In 2016, she received the title of European Echocardiographer (ETT) after the EACVI/ESC exam, passed in Leipzig, Germany. She attends intensive courses on cardiac MRI (at the National Research Center in Pisa and Munich) and participates in numerous European congresses on this subject.
At the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Dr. Benea is engaged in the management of patients before and after cardiac surgery. Performs pre- and postoperative transthoracic ultrasound examination for patients, candidates for cardiac surgery and intraoperative transesophageal ultrasound examination, as well as for patients candidates for conservative valve surgery.
She participated as a speaker at various ECM courses organized by Cardioteam at the Clinica San Gaudenzio, Novara, and Cardiac surgery congresses at the Istituto Ettore Majorana in Erice.
He is the author of the article "Pharmacological Resolution of Functional Outflow Tract Obstruction after Mitral Valve Repair" - DC Benea, G. Cerin, M. Diena, UF Tesler in Texas Heart Institute Journal, feb. 2005.