Marco Ranucci


Dr. Marco Ranucci is the Head of the Anesthesia and Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit of IRCCS Policlinico San Donato. He is Adjunct Professor in the Postgraduate Course in Anesthesia and Resuscitation and the University Course in Cardiovascular Perfusion at the University of Milan.

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan in 1980, he specialized in Anesthesia and Resuscitation in 1983 at the same university, and in Sports Medicine in 1986 at the University of Pavia.

Dr. Ranucci was Hospital Assistant at the Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento in Milan and then came to Policlinico San Donato in 1984, where he served as Assistant Chief until 1995 and Chief of the Cardiovascular Anesthesia Service until 2018.

He was founder and President of the Italian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (ITACTA) in 1998, President of the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist (EACTA) from 2008 to 2010, and in 2003, Director of the International Course INTERCEPT – International Course on Extracorporeal Perfusion Technologies.

Dr. Ranucci is the author of 274 indexed papers published in the most authoritative scientific journals, and 3 monographs: Core Topics in Transoesophageal Echocardiography (Cambridge University Press), Textbook of Cardiac Anaesthesia (Oxford University Press) and Point-of-Care Test for Severe Haemorrhage (Springer-Verlag).


University of Milan

Degree in Medicine and Surgery – 1980

University of Milan

Specialization in Anesthesia and Resuscitation – 1983

University of Pavia

Specialization in Sports Medicine – 1986

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Dr. Ranucci is the author of 274 indexed papers published in the most authoritative scientific journals, and 3 monographs: Core Topics in Transoesophageal Echocardiography (Cambridge University Press), Textbook of Cardiac Anaesthesia (Oxford University Press) and Point-of-Care Test for Severe Haemorrhage (Springer-Verlag).

Latest publications

Granducato Research Group. Patient blood management in cardiac surgery: The "Granducato algorithm"
International Journal Cardiology
Scolletta S, Simioni P, Campagnolo V, Celiento M, Fontanari P, Guadagnucci A, Guarracino F, Haxhiademi D, Paniccia R, Simeone F, Ranucci M
A gender-based analysis of the obesity paradox in cardiac surgery: height for women, weight for men?
European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ranucci M, de Vincentiis C, Menicanti L, La Rovere MT, Pistuddi V.
Validation of renal-risk models for the prediction of non-renal replacement therapy cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury.
International Journal Cardiology
Ranucci M, Aloisio T, Cazzaniga A, Di Dedda U, Gallazzi C, Pistuddi V.
Goal-directed perfusion to reduce acute kidney injury: A randomized trial.
International Journal Cardiology
Ranucci M, Johnson I, Willcox T, Baker RA, Boer C, Baumann A, Justison GA, de Somer F, Exton P, Agarwal S, Parke R, Newland RF, Haumann RG, Buchwald D, Weitzel N, Venkateswaran R, Ambrogi F, Pistuddi V.
Guidelines on patient blood management for adult cardiac surgery.
European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pagano D, Milojevic M, Meesters MI, Benedetto U, Bolliger D, von Heymann C, Jeppsson A, Koster A, Osnabrugge RL, Ranucci M, Ravn HB, Vonk ABA, Wahba A, Boer C.
Surgical and Clinical Outcome Research (SCORE) group. Early or late fresh frozen plasma administration in newborns and small infants undergoing cardiac surgery: the APPEAR randomized trial.
British Journal of Anaesthesiology
Bianchi P, Cotza M, Beccaris C, Silvetti S, Isgrò G, Pomè G, Giamberti A, Ranucci M
The ACEF II Risk Score for cardiac surgery: updated but still parsimonious.
European Heart Journal
Ranucci M, Pistuddi V, Scolletta S, de Vincentiis C, Menicanti L.
Point-of-Care Coagulation Tests Monitoring of Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Their Reversal Therapy: State of the Art. Semin Thromb Hemost.
Seminaris in Thrombosis & Hemostasis
Iapichino GE, Bianchi P, Ranucci M, Baryshnikova E.
Microcirculatory changes in children undergoing cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study.
British Journal of Anaesthesiology
Scolletta S, Marianello D, Isgrò G, Dapoto A, Terranova V, Franchi F, Baryshnikova E, Carlucci C, Ranucci M
Platelet function in paediatric cardiac surgery.
British Journal of Anaesthesiology
Ranucci M, Baryshnikova E.
Fibrinogen Levels After Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Association With Postoperative Bleeding, Trigger Values, and Target Values.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Ranucci M, Pistuddi V, Baryshnikova E, Colella D, Bianchi P.
Retuning mortality risk prediction in paediatric cardiac surgery: the additional role of early postoperative metabolic and respiratory profile.
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Ranucci M, Pistuddi V, Pisani GP, Carlucci C, Isgrò G, Frigiola A, Pomè G, Giamberti A.
Fibrinogen supplementation after cardiac surgery: insights from the Zero-Plasma trial (ZEPLAST).
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Ranucci M, Baryshnikova E.
Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial of fibrinogen concentrate supplementation after complex cardiac surgery.
Journal of The American Heart Association
Ranucci M, Baryshnikova E, Crapelli GB, Rahe-Meyer N, Menicanti L, Frigiola A.
Risk of assessing mortality risk in elective cardiac operations: age, creatinine, ejection fraction, and the law of parsimony.
Ranucci M, Castelvecchio S, Menicanti L, Frigiola A, Pelissero G.

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