Simona Nascimbene

Thoracic surgeon


Dr. Simona Nascimbene is currently the Head of the Functional Department of Post-Intensive Therapy of the Department of Cardiac Surgery under the supervision of Professor Alessandro Castiglioni at the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan.

In 1995, she graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan; five years later she specialized in thoracic surgery at the same university. She was a lecturer in nursing and an Associate Professor at the Vita Salute San Raffaele University.

During her career, she has participated in more than 5,000 cardiac surgeries in adults, coronary artery bypass grafting, valve replacement or repair, surgical treatment of isolated atrial fibrillation or related to other heart diseases, planned and emergency aortic surgeries.

Since 2014, she has been in charge of the post-intensive department of the cardiac surgery department, where she has gained extensive experience in solving problems of postoperative hospitalization.

Dr. Nascimbene also conducts clinical and scientific research, focusing on the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation and postoperative management of patients after cardiac surgery. She is the author/co-author of more than 30 articles published in national and international journals such as European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Journal of Heart Valve Disease, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Perfusion, Italian Heart Journal.

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University of Milan
Diploma Course in Medicine and Surgery - 1995

University of Milan
Specialization in Thoracic Surgery - 2000

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Latest publications

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Versus Oxygen Therapy in the Cardiac Surgery Ward: A randomized Trial.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2017;31(1):115-121
L.Olper, E.Bignami, AL Di Prima, S.Albini, S.Nascimbene, L.Cabrini, G.Landoni, O.Al
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Complete right atrial ablation with bipolar radiofrequency.
Ann Thorac Surg 2009; 87(5):1573-6
S.Benussi, A.Galanti, S.Nascimbene, A. Fumero, E.Dorigo, V.Zerbi, O.Al
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Complete left atrial ablation with bipolar radiofrequency.
S.Benussi S.Nascimbene ,A.Galanti,A.Fumero, E.Dorigo, V.Zerbi, M.Cioni, O.Al
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2008; 33(4):590-23.
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Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation with a novel bipolar radiofrequency device.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2005; 103(2):491-7 5
S.Benussi, S.Nascimbene, G.Calori, P.Denti, Z.Ziskind, S.Kassem, G.La Canna, C.Pappone, O.Alfieri
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