Professor Carlo Di Mario is an honorary consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, where he treats private patients.
He studied medicine and cardiology at the University of Padova in Italy, his home country. He then completed his interventional training and PhD at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. He went on to be the research and clinical director for interventional cardiology at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy.
In 2003, Professor Di Mario took up a specialist post at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. Alongside that role he was Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Imperial College London.
Since 2016, Professor Di Mario has been Chair of Cardiology at the University of Florence in Italy.
Professor Carlo Di Mario is a specialist in interventional cardiology – the use of catheters and other devices to restore blood flow to the heart without major surgery. These interventions can significantly help patients who are suffering from symptoms such as angina and shortness of breath.
It is a relatively new field and is growing rapidly to include interventions on the heart valves (TAVI, MitraClip), peripheral vessels and the correction of other structural heart abnormalities.
He is also a recognised authority in the field of intravascular imaging, with ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy used for research and clinical guidance.
Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
- Coronary Stents
- Intravascular imaging
- Optical coherence tomography
- Near-infrared spectroscopy
- Interventional Cardiology
Primary Medical Qualification
MD 1980 Universita di Padova
Specialist Register entry date
Cardiology From 03 Dec 2002
Royal College of Physicians
British Cardiac Society
British Society for Cardiovascular Interventions
ViceChaiman of the ESC Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions
European Society of Cardiology
American College of Cardiology
Society Cardiac Angiography and Interventions