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Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

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Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

Dr. Gianluca Lucchese

Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon

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).

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