23987 - Heart Surgery (L-Z)

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  • Teacher Gaetano Domenico Gargiulo

  • Credits 1

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student should have got a basic knowledge of the most common surgical and interventional techniques for the frequent acquired and congenital Heart Disease treatment.Moreover students should got a good insight of risk benefits ratio and results of the main surgical procedures to better understand indications

Course contents

Medical and surgical treatment of congenital heart disease (CHD)

Ductus dependent CHD

Outflow tract obstruction CHD

Complex CHD

Congenital heart disease in adulthood (GUCH)

Ischemic cardiopathy

Heart valves pathology

Aortic Dissection

Aortic Aneurisms

Cardiac failure in pediatric and adult patients

Heart transplant

Cardiocirculatory assist devices


Pediatric Cardiac Surgery , Constantine Mavroudis Carl L., M.D. Backer , Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

Teaching methods


Watching real time cardiac operations

Participation in daily ward activity

Assessment methods

End course test: To evaluate the achievement of the following course goals

Knowledge of the diagnostic and clinical algorithms of the main acquired and CHD

Knowledge of the surgical and therapeutic algorithms of the main acquired and CHD

The final test score is attained during an oral examination as a mean of 3 topics discussion scores

Teaching tools




Office hours

See the website of Gaetano Domenico Gargiulo