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- Interventional cardiology
I am a clinical cardiologist with a special interest in coronary artery disease, from prevention to non-invasive and invasive assessment and pharmacological and mechanical treatment. In the last 20 years I have performed in Rotterdam, Milan and London more than 4,000 coronary angioplasties, pioneering the use of techniques such as intravascular ultrasound, intracoronary Doppler, intracoronary pressure measurement, embolic protection, covered and drug eluting stents in complex lesions, recanalisation of chronic total occlusion, alcohol ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, carotid and renal stenting.
Areas of interest
Current NHS consultant posts held
Coronary stents, intravascular imaging
•Fellow (1990) of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC)
•Fellow (1995) of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
•Fellow (1997) of the Society of Cardiac Angiography & Interventions (FSCAI)
•Fellow (2005) of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
•Senior Investigator (2010) National Institute of Health Research
•Bronze National (2011) NHS Award
(Additional) Languages spoken
Di Mario C, Krams R, Gil R, Serruys PW. Slope of the instantaneous hyperemic diastolic coronary flow velocity-pressure relation. A new index for assessment of the physiological significance of coronary stenosis in humans. Circulation 1994;90:1215-24.
Di Mario C, Strikwerda S, Gil R, de Feyter PJ, de Jaegere P, Serruys PW. Response of conductance and resistance coronary vessels to scalar concentrations of acetylcholine: assessment with quantitative angiography and intracoronary Doppler echography in 29 patients with coronary artery disease. Am Heart J 1994;127:514-31.
Di Mario C, Gil R, Serruys PW. Long-term reproducibility of coronary flow velocity measurements in patients with coronary artery disease. Am J Cardiol 1995;75:1177-80.
Di Mario C, Gil R, Camenzind E, Ozaki Y, von Birgelen C, Umans V, de Jaegere P, de Feyter PJ, Roelandt JR, Serruys PW. Quantitative assessment with intracoronary ultrasound of the mechanisms of restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and directional coronary atherectomy. Am J Cardiol 1995;75:772-7.
Di Mario C, Moses JW, Anderson TJ, Bonan R, Muramatsu T, Jain AC, Suarez de Lezo J, Cho SY, Kern M, Meredith IT, Cohen D, Moussa I, Colombo A. Randomized comparison of elective stent implantation and coronary balloon angioplasty guided by online quantitative angiography and intracoronary Doppler. DESTINI Study Group (Doppler Endpoint STenting INternational Investigation). Circulation 2000;102:2938-44.
Death and complications from my main activity (interventional cardiology) are available in the BCIS website
Reference number 6061403
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians, British Cardiac Society, British Society for Cardiovascular Interventions, ViceChaiman of the ESC Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions, European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, Society Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
Post treatment communication
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