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Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Dr Teresa Castiello

Dr Teresa Castiello

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Doctor Castiello has twenty years of post-graduate experience. She qualified in Rome's La Sapienza University, in 2001.

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Doctor Castiello has twenty years of post-graduate experience. She qualified in Rome's La Sapienza University, in 2001. After completion of  Specialisation in Cardiology and a long humanitarian mission in Africa, she earned a consultant post at San Raffaele in Rome. She is now settled in London, with a young family. In her spare time, she loves to keep updated, she enjoys the galleries and museums of London and she keeps fit.  

Currently Dr Castiello leads the Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Service at Croydon University Hospital. Her imaging specialty is Cardiac MRI, which she performs at King's College and St Thomas Hospital.  

Alongside clinical duties she is very active in the national and international scientific societies.

She is principal investigator of a number of trials and she is author of peer review papers and on line educational sources. She has also a relevant teaching role within the Royal Society of Medicine, since she is the Education Lead for the heart failure trainees in London.

 

Her approach is one of prevention and early diagnosis. She offers the most updates therapies and clinical knowledge, in friendly yet professional environment.  She always puts the person before their disease and gives careful attention to her patient's psychological state and social environment.

 

Titles  

  • Medical Degree cum laude in 2001, at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (MD) 

  •  Specialisation in Cardiology, at University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome (2009) 

  •  CMR level 3 accreditation  

  • FHFA, Fellow of Heart Failure Association (European Society of Cardiology)

  • FRCP, Fellow of Royal College of Physicians  

  •  MRCP ( London)  

 

Pathologies 

  • Heart Failure 

  • Inherited or acquired Cardiomyopathy  

  • Inflammatory cardiomyopaties  

  • Pericardial disease

  • Systemic and genetic disorders involving the heart muscle 

  • General Cardiology, including cardiovascular prevention, hypertension , valvular disease, ischaemic heart disease, arrhythmia  

  • Syncope  

  • Interpretation of diagnostic tests in clinical context and/or second opinion  

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation post cardiac surgery, exercise prescription and nutrition advice 

 

Diagnostic tests

  • ECG 

  • 24 Hours ECG and BP Holter 

  • Exercise Test  

  • Echocardiography  

  •  Cardiac MRI  

MD, FHFA, FRCP, Consultant Cardiologist
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Dr. Kristo Papa

Dr. Kristo Papa

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Mr Papa is a cardiothoracic surgeon Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs heart and lung transplantations and mechanical circulatory support. He trained and qualified at...

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Mr Papa is a cardiothoracic surgeon Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, where he performs heart and lung transplantations and mechanical circulatory support. He trained and qualified at Verona University and La Sapienza Rome. He was trained By Prof. Alessandro Mazzucco and Prof Giuseppe Faggian Verona Italy and he still working with Prof. A. Kalangos University of Geneva Switzerland and Greece and active humanitarian missions in Africa.

His areas of expertise in cardiac surgery include adult cardiac and lunf surgery, minimally invasive and endoscopic cardiac surgery,  mitral valve , minimally invasive no-sternotomy aortic valve replacement, minimally invasive endoscopically assisted coronary artery bypass graft, off pump coronary artery bypass graft, totally endoscopic/surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation, endoscopic vein harvesting and complex reoperation.

 

Pathologies

Aortic Valve Repair & Replacement
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG): total arterial, Endoscopic harvesting and Off-Pump (beating heart)
Aortic Surgery (Resilia Bentall, Valve Sparing Root Replacement, Homograft, Xenograft)
Aortic Valve Repair & Replacement


PEARS procedure

  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiogram
  • Doppler Venues
Medical Doctors, Specialist in Cardiothoracic surgery
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Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

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Before his recruitment to London, Gianluca had a comprehensive training in cardiac surgery in Italy and UK, including congenital cardiac, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Dr. Gianluca Lucchese is an italian consultant cardiothoracic surgeon.

Dr. Lucchese MD PhD was appointed consultant cardiac and mitral surgeon at St Thomas’ Hospital in 2016.

Before his recruitment to London, Gianluca had a comprehensive training in cardiac surgery in Italy and UK, including congenital cardiac, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.

Over the last years he has focused on maximising his expertise on mitral and aortic valve repair surgery and complex aortic surgery with particular interest in the valve-sparing aortic root replacement. Also, he has pursued a specific interest in minimally invasive valvular surgery and trans-catheter valve implantation (such as TAVI), which have now become a consistent part of his surgical competences.

Research interests concentrate on the biochemical pathways of myocardial hypertrophy and myocardial protection, the hemodynamic properties of the aortic root (valve-sparing aortic root replacement, Ross operation) and the treatment of valvular heart disease with particular attention to the isolated tricuspid valve dysfunction.

 

Clinical interests

  • Mitral valve repair;
  • AF surgery, minimal invasive surgery;
  • trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI);
  • aortic valve repair, complex aortic and valve-sparing aortic root surgery;
  • grown-up congenital heart diseases (GUCH).
Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon
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