University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Campus “Division of Cardiology, Federico II University”, Naples: located in the upper part of the city, it belongs to the Academic Department of Advanced Biomedical Science. The Department hosts different courses of the Master Degree in Medicine and Surgery (6 years duration), as well as 9 Specialist Degrees (3 years duration) and 11 Residency Schools (4 to 5 years duration).
The Division has several areas of expertise, ranging from molecular and cell biology to translational and clinical research in the fields of coronary and peripheral artery disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, platelet biology, arterial and renal hypertension and structural heart disease.
Campus “Clinica Montevergine”, Mercogliano: located 55 km from Naples, Clinica Montevergine is a renowned private hospital specialized in diagnosis and treatment of all adult cardiac diseases, with particular attention to innovation and technology in the fields of interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiac surgery. The Clinic also promotes cardiovascular research, in particular cardio-oncology, stem cells, implementation of coronary and valve percutaneous devices, cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Cardiovascular Research Center Aalst, Belgium
The Cardiovascular Research Center is a non-for-profit Institution established to promote clinical and fundamental research within the Cardiovascular Center, OLV Hospital Aalst, Belgium. The primary goal of the CRC is to promote a cutting edge research that stems the unmet clinical needs and can be quickly translated to the patient’s care. This research is performed within the “Translational Research Unit” and is linked to existing clinical research program in cardiovascular physiology and electrophysiology. Areas of expertise consist of translational research in cardiac hypertrophy/heart failure, coronary artery disease, blood coagulation and platelet aggregation; coronary physiology assessment in clinical decision making; non-invasive cardiac imaging; clinical electrophysiology and structural heart and valve disease.
University of Bern, Switzerland
The Division of Cardiology at the University Hospital in Bern is the leading center in Switzerland for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The division belongs to the Swiss Heart Centre and in 2014 joined the Cardiovascular Research Cluster, with the aim to promote research collaboration between different research groups at the University of Bern. The Centre is responsible for teaching activities in cardiovascular diseases at the level of Master Degree in Medicine as well as Residency training in Cardiology.
The division of cardiology is mainly involved in clinical research with a wide investigational portfolio ranging from coronary pathophysiology to large-scale, multicenter, randomized clinical trials. Research encompasses Phase I to Phase IV studies with scientific interest in innovative percutaneous treatments aimed to improve the care of patients with coronary artery disease, valve heart disease and congenital heart disease.