Francesco Maisano

Francesco Maisano

Director of the Valve Center

FACC FAMS FESC M Med MBBS MRCP

San Raffaele Research Hospital, Milan, IT

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Biography

Career Overview

Prof Maisano is currently Director of the Valve Center at San Raffaele Research Hospital in Milan. Previously, he worked as Director of the Transcatheter Valve Treatment programme at the University Hospital Zurich, in Zurich, Switzerland. Earlier in his career, Prof Maisano worked in Italy, serving as Director of the Transcatheter Valve Treatment Programme at San Raffaele University in Milan between 2009 – 2013, and previously as a Staff Heart Surgeon at the same institution.

In his research, Prof Maisano was the principal investigator of the ACCESS EU Registry, the largest European registry monitoring the real-world results of MitraClip therapy. He is the co-inventor of a surgical annular prosthesis, which is now a standard surgical technique in the treatment of functional mitral valve regurgitation. Prof Maisano was also involved in developing and introducing the clinical practice of catheter-based direct annuloplasty (Cardioband). He was also a member of the team that developed the TriCinch system – the first worldwide transcatheter device to repair the tricuspid valve. He also organised the yearly Mitral Valve Meeting in Zurich.

 

Personal History

Prof Francesco Maisano was inspired to study medicine by his father, who was a general surgeon. Prof Maisano is widely recognised as an innovator and pioneer in transcatheter valve interventions; he has been directly involved in the introduction of various new technologies in clinical practice for valvular heart disease. In his spare time, Prof Maisano is musically and artistically creative. He plays piano and paints, and enjoys sailing, cooking, and reading history books.

 

Academic History

Prof Maisano qualified in Medicine at the Catholic University in Rome in 1990 and spent a year studying a postgraduate fellowship at the University of Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked with Dr John W Kirklin, Dr James Kirklin and Dr Albert Pacific. Early in his career, he invented a new ring concept for mitral valve regurgitation which was sold to Edwards Lifesciences – this is now used in Mitral Valve procedures as the Ethilogix Functional Mitral Regurgitation Ring. Later in his education, he trained in interventional Cardiology with Dr Antonio Columbo.

 

Career Timeline

 

Sources

  1. https://xeltis.com/team-member/professor-francesco-maisano/
  2. https://cardiovascularnews.com/francesco-maisano/
  3. https://www.linkedin.com/in/francesco-maisano-b838b5b/?originalSubdomain=ch

 

Dr Francesco Maisano is an Editorial Board member of Cardiac Failure Review.

Articles by Francesco Maisano, Director of the Valve Center

Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Shu-I Lin, Mizuki Miura, Ana Paula Tagliari, et al

Published:

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e11.

Corrigendum to: Management of Tricuspid Regurgitation: The Role of Transcatheter Therapies

Maurizio Taramasso, Christelle Calen, Andrea Guidotti, et al

Published:

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e12.

Corrigendum to: Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Shu-I Lin, Mizuki Miura, Ana Paula Tagliari, et al

Published:

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2020;15:e17.

Transcatheter Edge-to-edge Repair of Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation

Shu-I Lin, Mizuki Miura, Francesco Maisano, et al

Published:

Citation: US Cardiology Review 2019;13(1):35–40

Management of Tricuspid Regurgitation: The Role of Transcatheter Therapies

Maurizio Taramasso, Christelle Calen, Andrea Guidotti, et al

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):51–5

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair - Challenges and Opportunities

Francesco Maisano, Antonio Colombo, Ottavio Alfieri, et al

Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2007;2(1):66-7