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Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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Dawn and evolution of cardiac procedures before the advent of cardiopulmonary bypass

13th European Cardiology Conference

December 05-06, 2016 Madrid, Spain

Marco Piciche

San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Italy

Keynote: J Clin Exp Cardiolog

Abstract :

Like the history of peoples, wars, geopolitical conflicts and all great social movements and developments, the history of cardiac surgery must be constantly questioned and reviewed as new documents come to light or new interpretations suggest themselves for old documents. Just as courageous and determined individuals have faced down the forces of nature over the centuries to make history with great explorations of land and sea or amazing discoveries of flight, so too has the indomitable human spirit shaped the history of cardiac surgery. The origins of cardiac surgery are dramatic. It took root in suffering and has developed and evolved through an incalculable number of deaths. It is the product of the effort and abnegation of visionaries who were often criticized and at times dismissed as mad, as well as the despair of patients willing to subject themselves to new and untried procedures in the hope of cheating death. While often disregarded, the history of scientific inquiry has much to teach us. It can establish important links between past and present, providing a better understanding of current practice and charting a more realistic and imaginative path to the future. Before the advent of cardiopulmonary bypass ingenious theories and daring procedures had been devised in order to access the heart and treat myocardial wounds, angina pectoris, valve and ascending aortic diseases and congenital anomalies. Many old ideas and experiments have fallen by the wayside. However, if released from the technological constraints of their time, some of them could be brought back and explored again with modern tools and enhanced knowledge.

Biography :

Marco Picichè is a Cardiac Surgeon at San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome. In 2012, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the book "Dawn and Evolution of Cardiac Procedures: Research Avenues in Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology" (Springer-Verlag). He received Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Paris-Sud University (2011). In 2009, he had the honor of opening the 44th Congress of the European Society for Surgical Research (lecture on “The history of surgical research”). He held regular teaching appointments, obtained certification by the French Board in Cardiac Surgery (Paris, 2007), earned his Research Master’s in Surgical Science (Paris, 2007) and received a University Diploma in Vascular Surgery (Paris, 2007). He completed his Cardiac Surgery Residency at the Tor Vergata University of Rome in 2000 and graduated with a degree in Medicine from the University of Florence in 1995 (where he attended the Air Force Military Medical Academy), both summa cum laude. Since 1998, he has written many publications and also worked as a Guest Reviewer for many international leading journals. He serves as an Editorial Board Member for several national and international journals. He patented a new device for Cardiac Surgery.