Dr. Lucia Torracca is leading the Cardiac Surgery Unit at the Humanitas Research Hospital. She received her training at the Ospedali Civili di Brescia and subsequently at the Ospedale San Raffaele with Professor Ottavio Alfieri, were she improved her knowledge in the mitral disease focusing in the reparative and preservative approach. At the same institution she lead the minimal invasive and robotic division before moving to the Ospedali Riuniti Di Ancona to be chief of the Cardiac Surgery Complex Unit. Overall Dr. Torracca can report more than 55 hundred cardiac surgery operations. Thanks to her surgical and academic curriculum she has been active member of the steering committee of the European Society editing Guidelines for the treatment of heart diseases.

With her team in Humanitas she can approach every surgical cardiac disease of the adult, especially focusing on the minimal invasive approach to reparative valve disease. State of the art technologies are regularly explored and implemented in the Open Heart dedicated Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit to ensure best outcomes, shorter hospital stay and lowest level of surgical complications.

The surgical expertise spreads from open heart circulatory-arrest procedure to off-pump and/or trans-catheter procedures (MitraClip or TransApical Aortic Valve Implants).

Dr. Torracca and her team can claim the highest rate of mitral valve repair in Bi-leaflet prolapse (Barlow Disease) hitting almost 99% of conservative approach in minimal invasiveness at the time of surgery, maintaining >95% success rate at long term follow up: this option is further advantageous in the youngest patient population allowing restrain from anticoagulation therapy and perfectly normal quality of life.

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