Professor Carlo Di Mario
MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP, FESC
Specialties at a glance
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. Specialities Include:
- Interventional cardiology
- Valve repair or replacement (TAVI, MitraClip) for valvular heart disease
- Interventions on the peripheral vessels
- Correction of other structural heart abnormalities
- Coronary stents
- Intravascular imaging
- Optical coherence tomography
- Near-infrared spectroscopy
About Professor Di Mario
Professor Carlo Di Mario is a recognised authority in the field of intravascular imaging, with ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and near-infrared spectroscopy used for research and clinical guidance.
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.
In the last 20 years he has worked in Rotterdam, Milan and London more than 4,000 coronary angioplasties. He has pioneered the use of techniques such as intravascular ultrasound, intracoronary Doppler, intracoronary pressure measurement, embolic protection, covered and drug eluting stents in complex lesions, recanalisation of chronic total occlusion, alcohol ablation for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, carotid and renal stenting.
Professor Carlo Di Mario is an honorary consultant cardiologist at Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care, where he treats private patients.
NHS and Academic Posts
Cardiologist at London Medical. Director Structural Interventional Cardiology University of Florence & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist Royal Brompton Hospital London.
Professor Di Mario is a visiting professor of clinical cardiology at Imperial College London.
He is regularly invited to speak at prestigious conferences, such as the World Congress of Cardiology. He has led the development of the first official European training programme for interventional cardiology fellows. He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, Fellow, American College of Cardiology & Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
Professor Di Mario is fluent in Italian & Dutch
Professor Di Mario has authored more than 500 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals including:
- New England Journal of Medicine
- The Lancet
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology
- European Journal of Cardiology.
- In The Lancet he reported his experience with a new biodegradable stent.
Professor Di Mario is a member of editorial boards for many prestigious journals. He is also the associate editor of:
- European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging
- International Journal of Cardiology.
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