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Contrafatto Igino

UNITA’ OPERATIVA: Elettrofisiologia


  • 2021-ad oggi: Senior Consultant, Elettrofisiologia, IRCCS MultiMedica di Sesto San Giovanni (MI)
  • 2008-2015: Consulente, Elettrofisiologia, Policlinico San Donato, Milano


  • 2004: Borsa di Studio in Elettrofisiologia, ACGME Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 1981-1985: Specializzazione & Borsa di Studio in Cardiologia, Università di Bologna
  • 1982: Specializzazione in Cardiochirurgia, Università di Bologna
  • 1975-1981: Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia a pieni voti con lode, Università di Bologna


  • 2008-ad oggi: Director of Cardiovascular Research Program, Scientific Committee, Human Health Foundation
  • 2007-ad oggi: Adjunct Professor of Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University Philadelphia
  • 2005-2007: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (Dir. A. Bove), Temple University Hospital
    Philadelphia, PA
  • 2004-2005: Assistant Professor of Medicine, USC Medical Center. Div. Cardiovasc. Med. (Dir. G. Pohost), University of Southern California
  • 2001-2003: Research Professor, Gannon University, College of Sciences Erie, Pennsylvania


  • FHRS (Fellow Heart Rhythm Society)
  • American College of Cardiology
  • European Cardiac Arhytmia Society


Book Chapters:

  • “Cogenital Heart Disease in Adults.” In Enciclopedia Medica Italiana – Cuore, Pp.785-794. UTET Press, 1996
  • “Therapy of Acute Myocardial Infarction.” In Medicina Clinica – Diagnostica e Terapia, Pp. 1-28. Edizioni Medico Scientifiche Press, 1998
  • “Pulmonary Stenosis.” “Aortic Stenosis.” “Coarctation of the Aorta.” “Pregnancy and the Heart.” In Cardiology – Series of Clinical Medicine, edited by E. Braunwald. McGrawHill Press, 1999
  • “Anti-arrhythmic Therapy in Heart Failure.” In Pharmacological Management of Chronic Heart failure, edited by Arthur Feldman. Blackwell Publishing, 2006

Coauthored Articles:

  • “Urgent replacement of the aortic valve in infective endocarditis; experience on 14 cases.” Arch. Chir. Thorac. Cardiovasc. 5, 51-55, 1983
  • “Congenital complete A-V block in children and young adults. Prognostic features.” Cardiologia, XXVIII, 11, 1982
  • “Myocardial protection during aorto-coronary by-pass. Enzymatic evaluation.” Arch. Chir. Thorac. Cardiovasc. 6, 667-671,1984
  • “Hemodynamic response to isometric and isotonic exercise in patients with asymptomatic aortic insufficiency: a radioisotopic evaluation.” Giornale Italiano di Emodinamica, 6, 12, 63-68, 1986
  • “Effects of coronary artery revascularization and perioperative myocardial infarction on left ventricular wall motion.” International Journal of Cardiology, 15, 47-54, 1987
  • “Noninvasive diagnosis and catheterization in valvulopathy.” Cardiol. News ANCE, 2, 14-19, 1994
  • “Indications to catheterization in valvular heart disease.” Cardiologia, 39, 10, 727-731, 1994
  • “Results of total correction of Tetralogy of Fallot performed in adults, updated in 1996.” Ann. Thorac. Surg. 61, 6, 1870-1873, 1996
  • “Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in adults with congenital heart disease.” Cardiologia, 41, 4, 671-674, 1996
  • “Reentrant Atrial Tachycardia from Coronary Sinus Os Simulating Counterclockwise Atrial Flutter.” Heart Rhythm Journal, 3,5, S255, 2006
  • “A-V Node Ablation and Upgrade to BIV-ICD in Permanent Atrial Fibrillation with ICD and Inappropriate Shocks.” Heart Rhythm Journal, 5, 5, S308, 2008
  • “Bradycardia Due To Non-conducted Premature Atrial Contractions Cured By Ablation Of Ectopic Foci.” Heart Rhythm, Vol. 15, No. 5, May Supplement 2018
  • A sub-merged arrhythmia… and an up-emerged female swimmer. A case of atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia in a young female swimmer surfacing from dynamic apnea]. G Ital Cardiol (Rome) . 2023 Jan;24(1):62-65
  • Catheter-induced right bundle branch block: Practical implications for the cardiac electrophysiologist. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol ; 2023 Sep 01.
  • Catheter ablation of left atrial tachycardia adjacent to a septal closure device: A multifaceted challenge? Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2023 Oct;46(10):1230-1234.

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