Clinical research

Cardiovascular research center



Paolo Camici


It is unquestionable that some of the most relevant diseases with high social, economic and clinical impact in developed societies are chronic and acute alterations of cardiovascular function. The most important behavioral risk factors of cardiovascular diseases are unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use and harmful use of alcohol. The effects of these behaviors may show up in individuals as raised blood pressure, raised blood glucose, raised blood lipids, and overweight and obesity.

Developing new diagnostic tools, pharmacological therapies and surgical procedures to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases constitutes a major health priority and is the mission of the Cardiovascular Research Center of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele.


The Cardiovascular Research Center of IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele is made up of 9 clinical research units:

  • Vascular surgery
  • Intensive care and Anesthesia
  • Cardiac Surgery, Innovation and Research
  • Clinical cardiology
  • Cardiac hemodynamics and interventional cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Coronary intensive care
  • Arrhythmological research
  • Cardiological rehabilitation