Paolo Camici



Professor Paolo Camici is Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Strategic Unit at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan and is Full Professor of Cardiology at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. Previously, he was Chief of the Intensive and Semi-Intensive Care Unit at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, after having held the same position in prestigious London institutions such as Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust. He was Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College School of Medicine.

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery in 1974 from the University of Pisa, he obtained his first specialization in Nuclear Medicine (1977), and then he also specialized in Cardiovascular Diseases in the same University (1981). Between 1975 and 1977, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Physiology at the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Pisa; later he held important research positions in the field of coronary artery disease treatment, first at the Institute of Medical Pathology of the University of Pisa (1977-1994), then at the Cyclotron Unit of Hammersmith Hospital in London (1983-1984).

Since 1985, he was Director of Research at the Institute of Clinical Physiology of the CNR in Pisa, followed by the position of Senior Lecturer and Chief Cardiologist at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS) and Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit of Hammersmith Hospital in London (1994). Since 1994 he is Professor of Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Chief Cardiologist at the Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM), University of London, and since 2010, Full Professor of Cardiology at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan. Since the same year, he has been Director of the Heart Failure Strategic Unit at Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, carrying out clinical and research activities.

Author of a large number of scientific articles published in prestigious national and international journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, European Heart Journal and The Lancet,. He is a member of the Editorial Board of more than 10 scientific journals with high Impact Factor including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (IF:19) and the European Hearth Journal (IF:23). Since September 2016, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cardiology.

Paolo Camici is Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

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University of Pisa
Degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery — 1974

University of Pisa
Specialization in Cardiology — 1977

University of Pisa
Specialization in Nuclear Medicine — 1977

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Latest publications

Relation between myocardial blood flow and the severity of coronary artery stenosis.
New Engl J Med 1994; 330: 1782-1788.
Uren NG, Melin JA, De Bruyne B, Wijns W, Baudhuin T, Camici PG.
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Hibernating myocardium.
N Engl J Med 1998; 339:173-181.
Wijns W, Vatner SF, Camici PG.
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Impaired coronary microvascular function as an independent prognostic predictor in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
New Engl J Med 2003;349:1027-35.
Cecchi F, Gistri R, Olivotto I, Lorenzoni R, Chiriatti G, Camici PG
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Coronary microvascular dysfunction.
New Engl J Med 2007; 356:830-40.
Camici PG, Crea F.
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Stunning, hibernation and assessment of viability.
Circulation 2008:117: 103-114.
Camici PG, Prasad S, Rimoldi O.
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Non-invasive Anatomic and Functional Imaging of Vascular Inflammation and Unstable Plaque.
Eur Heart J. 2012; 33:1309-17.
Camici PG, Rimoldi OE, Gaemperli O and Libby P.
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Coronary microvascular dysfunction: An update.
Eur Heart J. 2014 May;35(17):1101-11.
Crea F, Camici PG, Bairey Merz CN.
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Effects of Gender on Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction and Cardiac Outcomes.
Circulation. 2014 Jun 17;129(24):2518-27.
Murthy VL, Naya M, Taqueti VR, Foster CR, Gaber M, Hainer J, Dorbala S, Blankstein R, Rimoldi O, Camici PG, and Di Carli M F.
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Coronary microvascular dysfunction: mechanisms and functional assessment.
Nat Rev Cardiol. 2015 Jan;12(1):48-62.
Camici PG, d’Amati G, Rimoldi O.
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Survival and Left Ventricular Function Changes in Fulminant Versus Non-Fulminant Acute Myocarditis.
Circulation. 2017 Aug 8;136(6):529-545. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.026386. Epub 2017 Jun 2. PMID: 28576783
Ammirati E, Cipriani M, Lilliu M, Sormani P, Varrenti M, Raineri C, Petrella D, Garascia A, Pedrotti P, Roghi A, Bonacina E, Moreo A, Bottiroli M, Gagliardone MP, Mondino MG, Ghio S, Totaro R, Turazza FM, Russo CF, Oliva F, Camici PG, Frigerio M.
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Pathophysiology of Takotsubo Syndrome.
Circulation. 2017 Jun 13;135(24):2426-2441. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.116.027121. PMID: 28606950
Pelliccia F, Kaski JC, Crea F and Camici PG.
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Expert consensus document: A 'diamond' approach to personalized treatment of angina.
Nat Rev Cardiol. 2017 Sep 7. doi:10.1038/nrcardio.2017.131. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 28880025.
Ferrari R, Camici PG, Crea F, Danchin N, Fox K, Maggioni AP, Manolis AJ, Marzilli M, Rosano GMC, Lopez-Sendon JL.
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Eosinophilic Myocarditis: Characteristics, Treatment, and Outcomes.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Nov 7;70(19):2363-2375. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.09.023. PubMed PMID: 29096807.
Brambatti M, Matassini MV, Adler ED, Klingel K, Camici PG, Ammirati E.
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Clinical Presentation and Outcome in a Contemporary Cohort of Patients with Acute Myocarditis: The Multicenter Lombardy Registry.
Circulation. 2018 May 15. pii: CIRCULATIONAHA. 118.035319. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA. 118.035319.[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29764898.
Ammirati E, Cipriani M, Moro C, Raineri C, Pini D, Sormani P, Mantovani R, Varrenti M, Pedrotti P, Conca C, Mafrici A, Grosu A, Briguglia D, Guglielmetto S, Battista Perego G, Colombo S, Caico SI, Giannattasio C, Maestroni A, Carubelli V, Metra M, Lombardi C, Campodonico J, Agostoni P, Peretto G, Scelsi L, Turco A, DiTano G, Campana C, Belloni A, Morandi F, Mortara A, Cirò A, Senni M, Gavazzi A, F
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Reappraisal of Ischemic Heart Disease - The fundamental role of coronary microvascular dysfunction in the pathogenesis of angina pectoris.
Circulation 2018;1381463–1480. DOI 10.1161CIRCULATIONAHA.118.031373.
Kaski JC, Crea F, Gersh BJ and Camici PG
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