Department of Clinical Cardiology @ Ospedale San Raffaele

The Clinical Cardiology Unit treats all the major diseases of the cardiovascular system. It provides assistance in both outpatient and inpatient treatment pathways. 
Ospedale San Raffaele is recognized worldwide as a center of excellence for the treatment of ischemic heart disease.

Professor Alberto Margonato, the Unit’s Head Physician, has over 30 years of experience in its diagnosis and treatment and has published more than 200 papers related to the ischemic heart disease.

Ospedale San Raffaele is also one of the first centres in the world to introduce the MitraClip procedure. This percutaneous intervention is inspired by a surgical intervention that was invented during the 1980’s by Professor Ottavio Alfieri, the famous Ospedale San Raffaele cardiac surgeon, pioneer in this field.

Our excellence in numbers


diagnostic coronary procedures


therapeutic coronary procedures




exercise stress test


transthoracic exams


stress echcardiographic studies


transoesophageal studies

Notable advanced technological equipment

  • 12 Echocardiographic machines equipped with the most advanced technologies including:
    • 3D, Strain and Fusin Imaging technologies
    • 3 ABP recrders
    • 14 Hlter EKG recorders 
    • 3 Treadmills fr stress test 
  • 7 Treadmills in the rehabilitation centre

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Meet our team

Head physician

Alberto Margonato

Alberto Margonato

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