Silvia Ajello


Dr. Silvia Ajello is a cardiologist in the Department of Anesthesia, General and Cardiovascular Resuscitation at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan under the supervision of Professor Alberto Zangrillo. In addition, she works as a cardiology consultant at Casa di Cura La Madonnina and as a sports cardiologist consultant at AC Milan Football Club.

In 2007, with excellent grades and academician excellence, she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery with recognition from the University of Vita-Salute San Raffaele, where in 2014 she specialized in diseases of the cardiovascular system with honors.

At the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan, Dr. Ajello is engaged in:

  • Intensive cardiac surgery
  • Treatment of cardiogenic shock with modern systems of mechanical circulatory support (IABP, IMPELLA and ECMO)
  • Treatment of progressive heart failure with the help of ventricular assist systems (LVAD).

Working in the emergency department, where she provides emergency care in the field of cardiology, Dr. Ajello also devotes herself to outpatient cardiology activities, dealing with the most common heart diseases:

  • Hypertension
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Atrial fibrillation and supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias
  • Valvulopathies

At Casa di Cura La Madonnina, Dr. Ajello oversees the cardiac rehabilitation of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and combines this activity with outpatient cardiac activities.

Her research work is mainly devoted to the field of cardiogenic shock. She is the author of 21 publications. Her Hirsch Index is 6.

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Latest publications

Collateral Damage: Medical Care Avoidance Behavior Among Patients With Myocardial Infarction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(2020) JACC. Case reports, 2(10),pp. 1620–1624.
Moroni, F., Gramegna, M., Ajello, S., Beneduce, A., Baldetti, L., Vilca, L. M., Cappelletti, A., Scandroglio, A. M., & Azzalini, L.
Pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular involvement in hospitalised patients with COVID-19
(2020) Heart, 106 (17), pp. 1324-1331. DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317355
Pagnesi, M., Baldetti, L., Beneduce, A., Calvo, F., Gramegna, M., Pazzanese, V., Ingallina, G., Napolano, A., Finazzi, R., Ruggeri, A., Ajello, S., Melisurgo, G., Camici, P.G., Scarpellini, P., Tresoldi, M., Landoni, G., Ciceri, F., Scandroglio, A.M., Agricola, E., Cappelletti, A.M.
Strategies of left ventricular unloading during VA-ECMO support: a network meta-analysis
(2020) International Journal of Cardiology, 312, pp. 16-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.02.004
Baldetti, L., Gramegna, M., Beneduce, A., Melillo, F., Moroni, F., Calvo, F., Melisurgo, G., Ajello, S., Fominskiy, E., Pappalardo, F., Scandroglio, A.M.
ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction During COVID-19 Pandemic: Insights From a Regional Public Service Healthcare Hub
(2020) Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions, 13 (8), p. e009413. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.120.009413
Gramegna, M., Baldetti, L., Beneduce, A., Pannone, L., Falasconi, G., Calvo, F., Pazzanese, V., Sacchi, S., Pagnesi, M., Moroni, F., Ajello, S., Melisurgo, G., Agricola, E., Camici, P.G., Scandroglio, A.M., Landoni, G., Ciceri, F., Zangrillo, A., Cappelletti, A.M.
Adrenergic Downregulation in Critical Care: Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Evidence
(2020) Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, 34 (4), pp. 1023-1041. DOI: 10.1053/j.jvca.2019.10.017
Belletti, A., Landoni, G., Lomivorotov, V.V., Oriani, A., Ajello, S.
Impact of Cytosorb Treatment on Drugs' Need in Critically Ill Patients
(2020) The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 39 (4), p. S506. DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.112
Pieri, M., Nardelli, P., Calabrò, M., Fominskiy, E., Ajello, S., Melisurgo, G., Scandroglio, A., Pappalardo, F.
Multimodality Imaging for a Challenging Left Ventricular Assist Device in Double Ventricular Aneurysm
(2020) Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.010035
Calvo, F., Baldetti, L., Ajello, S., Melisurgo, G., Capogrosso, C., Calabrò, M.G., Pieri, M., Fominskiy, E., Pappalardo, F., De Bonis, M., Scandroglio, A.M.
Management of cardiogenic shock in acute decompensated chronic heart failure: The ALTSHOCK phase II clinical trial
(2018) American Heart Journal, 204, pp. 196-201. DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.07.009
Morici, N., Oliva, F., Ajello, S., Stucchi, M., Sacco, A., Cipriani, M.G., De Bonis, M., Garascia, A., Gagliardone, M.P., Melisurgo, G., Russo, C.F., La Vecchia, C., Frigerio, M., Pappalardo, F.
Contemporary applications of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation for cardiogenic shock: A "real world" experience
(2018) Journal of Thoracic Disease, 10 (4), pp. 2125-2134. DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2018.04.20
Pappalardo, F., Ajello, S., Greco, M., Celinska-Spodar, M., De Bonis, M., Zangrillo, A., Montisci, A.
Hemodynamic and echocardiographic effects of aortic regurgitation on femoro-femoral veno-arterial ECMO
(2016) International Journal of Cardiology, 202, pp. 760-762. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.10.062
Pappalardo, F., Regazzoli, D., Mangieri, A., Ajello, S., Melisurgo, G., Agricola, E., Baratto, F., Ruparelia, N., Oppizzi, M., De Bonis, M., Colombo, A., Zangrillo, A., Della Bella, P.

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