Riccardo Vismara, PhD

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vismaraRiccardo Vismara obtained a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 and in 2007 a PhD in Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Currently he is Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioengineering of the Politecnico di Milano. His research activity mainly concerns the experimental study of the biomechanics of physiologic and pathologic heart valves, and it is focused on innovative surgical therapies for heart pathologies (e.g. reparative surgery for heart valves, transcatheter implant of prosthetic devices), in collaboration with highly specialized hospitals in Europe. He is author of 50 publications, including more than 20 peer-reviewed papers on international journals, and of an international patent. In 2011 he won the Walton Lillehei Young Investigatro’s Award of the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.

Selected publications

Tasca G, Vismara R, Fiore GB, Romagnoni C, Redaelli A, Antona C, Gamba A.Does the type of suture technique affect the fluidodynamic performance of bioprostheses implanted in small aortic roots? Results from an in vitro study. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascualr Surgery 2014;doi:10.1016/j.jtcvs.2014.10.096.

Leopaldi AM, Vismara R, Gelpi G, Romagnoni C, Fiore GB, Redaelli A, Lemma M, Antona C.Intracardiac visualization of transcatheter aortic valve and valve-in-valve implantation in an in vitro passive beating heart. JACC Cardiovascular Interventions 2013;6(1):92-93.

Vismara R, Leopaldi M, Mangini A, Romagnoni C, Contino M, Antona C, Fiore GB.In vitro study of the aortic interleaflet triangle reshaping. Journal of Biomechanics 2013;47(2):329-333.

Vismara R, Soncini M, Talò G, Romagnoni C, Contino M, Antona C, Fiore GB.A Bioreactor with Compliance Monitoring for Heart Valve Grafts.Annals of Biomedical Engineering 2010;38(1):100-108.