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After graduating with distinction from the University of Rome, Mr Codispoti trained extensively in cardiac and thoracic surgery in Rome, Boston, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sydney. He was awarded research prizes and travelling scholarships, which allowed him to acquire advanced skills in the surgical management of heart and lung failure, including intrathoracic transplantation.
Mr Codispoti was appointed consultant cardiac surgeon at Papworth in 2007 and during his first year initiated and developed a programme of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. This technique avoids the use of cardiopulmonary bypass and its related complications while safeguarding the principal aims of myocardial revascularisation, thereby allowing a more speedy recovery and return to active life. Together with Mr Francis Wells, he started the programme of video-assisted thoracoscopic (keyhole) mitral valve surgery. His main interests include minimally invasive valve surgery, minimally invasive coronary surgery with arterial grafts and surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF).
Areas of interest
Coronary surgery; Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting; Minimal access / less invasive valve surgery; Valvular heart surgery; Arterial coronary revascularisation; Adult congenital heart disease; Cardiac surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Papworth Hospital
Clinical outcomes after cardiac surgery
Education and Performance in Cardiac Surgery
Minimal access / less invasive cardiac surgery; Valvular heart surgery;
MB ChB (Hons)
Age cutoff for the loss of survival benefit from use of radial artery in coronary artery bypass grafting.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Nov;146(5):1078-84
Obesity paradox in coronary artery bypass grafting: Myth or reality?
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 May;147(5):1517-23
Focus on the unique mechanisms involved in thoracic aortic aneurysm formation in bicuspid aortic valve versus tricuspid aortic valve patients: clinical implications of a pilot study.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013
Current results of open total arch replacement versus hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair for aortic arch aneurysm: a meta-analysis of comparative studies.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013
Red blood cell distribution width predicts mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting.
Int J Cardiol. 2013 May
A particular phenotype of ascending aorta aneurysms as precursor of type A aortic dissection.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2012
A difficult diagnosis - constrictive pericarditis and its treatment: a case report.
Cases J. 2009 Nov 28;2:9105-7.
Sinus of valsalva aneurysm masquerading as coronary artery disease.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):2119
Optimal myocardial protection strategy for coronary artery bypass grafting without cardioplegia: prospective randomised trial.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2006 Jun;5(3):217-21
Preoperative angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition can cause severe post CPB vasodilation--current UK opinion.
Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2004 Dec;12(4):346-9
Courses offered to GPs
Contemporary treatment options for coronary artery revascularisation.
Less invasive treatment options for heart valve surgery.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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Post treatment communication
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