Cardiology Division - UTIC
Azienda Ospedaliero - Universitaria "Policlinico -Vittorio Emanuele"
Ferrarotto Alessi Hospital - Section B - Cardiology UTIC
Via Citelli 29-31, 95124 Catania (CT)
Policlinico Hospital -  cardiologiy building 4, first floor
Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123 Catania (CT)

Director: Prof. Corrado Tamburino

Direction: tel. 095 / 7436214 E-mail:
Secretariat: tel. 095 / 7436201-095 / 7436205 Fax: 095/ 362429 Switchboard: 095 / 7436214

Hospital ward and semi intensive care unit
Head: Prof. C. Tamburino tel. 095/743.62.32 - Ferrarotto Hospital
Head: Dr. G. Montana - Policlinico Hospital
Head Nurse: Mr. T. Castro tel. 095/743.62.08, tel. 095/743.62.41

Access hours for visitors: Monday to Friday 17.00 / 18.00 Saturday and Sunday at 11.00 / 12.00
one visitor per patient (at one time)

Diseases treated:
Ischemic heart disease, diseases of the heart rhythm, heart failure, valvular disease, congenital heart disease, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, diagnostic endomyocardial biopsy, diseases of the great arteries

On "admission". The doctors can reserve by telephone from Monday to Friday
tel. 095/743.62.05 - 095/731.15.97 or fax 095/36.24.29
Contact: Sig.G. Marghella Monday to Friday 8.00 / 14.00

U.T.I.C. - Coronary Intensive Care Unit - Ferrarotto Hospital.
tel. 095/743.62.19 fax 095/743.61.12

Head Nurse: Mr. A. Trombetta tel. 095/743.61.11
Access hours for visitors: Monday to Friday 17.00-18.00, Saturdays and Sunday 11.00-12.00,
one visitor per patient (one time)

Diseases treated
• Ischemic heart disease (myocardial infarction and unstable angina)
• hypo-and hyperkinetic arrhythmias (atrioventricular block, atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal tachycardia)
• Heart Failure
• Dilated cardiopathy
• Cardiogenic shock
• Pulmonary edema
• Pericarditis
• Myocarditis

On" admission". By Emergency:
- Patients coming from emergency departments ort transferred from other hospital medical units

Head: Prof. C. Tamburino tel. 095/743.62.05 fax 095/743.61.05

Head Nurse ff: Mr. G. Chiarenza tel. 095/743.62.20
Technical coordination of Cardiology: Dr. G. Marano
Hemodynamics: 095/743.62.18

Diseases treated
• Ischemic heart disease: coronary lesions including Common Trunk, Bifurcations, chronic Occlusions.
• Valvular heart disease:aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation.
• Congenital heart defects: Oval Foramen, patency of the interatrial septum, Dotto di Botallo, VSD.
• Arteriopathy: angioplasty and carotid stenting, renal, aortic, and ilio-femoral
• Other diseases: pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, pericarditis and cardiac tamponade, resistant hypertension

Methods used in Hemodynamics

• Coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds
• Arteriography and peripheral angioplasty, carotid and renal
• Myocardial biopsy
• Right heart catheterization and pharmacological tests
• Pericardiocentesis
• Aortic valve implant, mitraclip, oval foramen closure, Parachute
•Percutaneous Ventricular Restoration In Chronic Heart Failure with
Parachute system • Renal arteries ablation

On admission. Appointment, from Monday to Friday 8.00 / 14.00. Tel 095/743.62.05 - 095/731.15.97

Head: Prof. V. Calvi tel 095 / 7436206 to 095 / 7436214
Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 14.00

Diseases treated:
• Arrhythmias and heart failure

Methods used
• Temporary and permanent pacemaker Implant
• Electrophysiological studies
• Cardioverter and defibrillators Implant
• Ablation tachyarrhythmias

Head: Prof. C. Tamburino - tel 095/743.59.27 Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 14.00

Diseases treated:
• Ischemic heart disease
• Cardiomyopathies
• Pulmonary hypertension
• Valvular disease
• Hypertension
• Heart Failure
• Rehabilitation Cardiology

Manner of booking. Telephone Monday to Friday 8.30 / 10.30 tel. 095/743.62.03

Hospital-based private practice services
On site or by telephone from Monday to Friday tel: 095/7436205

CLINICS - Ferrarotto and Policlinico Hospital
Contact: Dr. L. Dammino tel. 095/743.62.14
Head Nurse: Mr. S. Calcione tel. 095/743.61.62, Mr. A. Bonomo 095/378.23.48
Acceptance Clinics: cardiologiy building 4, first floor - Policlinico Hospital tel. 095/378.23.48

Monday to Friday •  Specialist checkup and electrocardiogram

Monday through Saturday by appointment only. • Stress Test - Policlinico

Monday to Friday by appointment only and for inpatients. • Dynamic Electrocardiogram (Holter) - Policlinico

Monday to Friday by reservation only. • Pacemaker checkup - Policlinico

Monday to Friday by appointment only. • Echocardiogram mono- two- tridimensional
Head: Dr. G. Millan tel. 0957436216

Monday to Friday by reservation only. Ecostress • pharmacological - Ferrarotto

Monday and Friday by appointment only. • Transesophageal Echocardiogram - Ferrarotto and Policlinico

Tuesday from 15.00, by reservation only. • Pulmonary hypertension and heart failure - Policlinico

Tuesday 14.00, by reservation only. • Ultrasound trans-cranial - Ferrarotto

Reservation Policies
On Site from Monday to Friday 10.30 / 12.00 and By Telephone from Monday to Friday 8.30 / 10.30 tel. 095 / 7436203
(exclusively for non-residents of Catania and its province)

Reservation Policies
On site or by telephone from Monday to Friday tel: 095/7436201

Public Relations Office: Dr. G. Marano tel: 095/7436205