Sandro Gelsomino

Professor

Prof. Sandro Gelsomino has studied Medicine in Bologna. He was trained as a heart surgeon at the University Hospital S. Orsola Malpighi in Bologna and qualified in 1995. He was fellow at the Bologna University from 1990 to 1995. He was resident Cardiac Surgeon at Pinna Pintor Clinic and Staff member at Brescia Hospital from 1995 to 1997. From 1998 to 2003 he was Cardiac Surgeon staff member at S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine, Italy and member of the Stentless valve program. From 2003 to 2007 he was staff surgeon at Careggi Hospital Florence, Italy and he carried out the program on Ischemic mitral regurgitation. From 2008 to 2006 he was Director (Head) of the Experimental Surgey Unit Careggi Hospital Florence.

In 2009, he obtained his PhD on this subject at the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. In 2014, he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2018 he became Professor of Heart Surgery.

One of the main topic of his research is atrial fibrillation (AF). He is developing a new true hybrid true bipolar tool (CORDIA) for the ablation of the atrial fibrillation which has been patented with the support of Maastricht University. In addition, he is developing, in collaboration with MERLIN, a patch for several application in the field of cardiovascular medicine, apart from AF. With the University of Florence, he is involved in the programme for new anti-oxidants for the treatment of AF. He is leading a programme, in cooperation with the University of Brussel, for the application of artificial intelligence in arrhythmias (ISAAC).

He is starting a cooperation with other AF experts at Maastricht University for computer modelling of AF.

 

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Universiteitsingel 50, 6229 ER Maastricht
PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht
Room number: F3.102
T: +31 (0)43 388 10 66

  • 2020
    • Dokollari, A., Cameli, M., Kalra, D-K. S., Pervez, M. B., Demosthenous, M., Pernoci, M., Bonneau, D., Latter, D., Gelsomino, S., Lisi, G., Yanagawa, B., Verma, S., Bisleri, G., & Bonacchi, M. (2020). Learning curve predictors for minimally invasive mitral valve surgery; how far should the rabbit hole go?Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 35(11), 2934-2942. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14939
    • Londero, F., Parise, O., Grossi, W., Morelli, A., Masullo, G., Bartoletti, M., Tetta, C., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The Role of Obesity in Early and Long-Term Outcomes after Surgical Excision of Lung Oligometastases from Colorectal Cancer. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(11), [3566]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9113566
    • Bonacchi, M., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Tetta, C., Moula, A. I., Micali, L. R., Dokollari, A., De Martino, M., Sani, G., Grasso, A., Prifti, E., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Is Peripheral Artery Disease an Independent Predictor of Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass Outcome?Heart Lung and Circulation, 29(10), 1502-1510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.01.013
    • Bonacchi, M., Cabrucci, F., Bugetti, M., Dokollari, A., Parise, O., Sani, G., Prifti, E., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Outcomes' predictors in Post-Cardiac Surgery Extracorporeal Life Support. An observational prospective cohort study. International Journal of Surgery, 82, 56-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2020.07.063
    • Londero, F., Grossi, W., Parise, O., Cinel, J., Parise, G., Masullo, G., Tetta, C., Micali, L. R., Mauro, E., Morelli, A., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The Impact of Preoperative Inflammatory Markers on the Prognosis of Patients Undergoing Surgical Resection of Pulmonary Oligometastases. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(10), [3378]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9103378
    • Micali, L. R., Bonacchi, M., Weigel, D., Howe, R., Parise, O., Parise, G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). The use of both internal thoracic arteries for coronary revascularization increases the estimate of post-operative lower limb ischemia in patients with peripheral artery disease. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 15(1), [266]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13019-020-01315-8
    • Micali, L. R., Parise, G., Moula, A. I., Alayed, Y., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., de Jong, M., Tetta, C., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Are recurrence of ischemic mitral regurgitation and left ventricular reverse remodeling after restrictive annuloplasty ring dependent?International Journal of Cardiology, 309, 55-62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2020.02.068
    • Lorusso, R., Miceli, A., Gelsomino, S., Lio, A., Parise, O., Montisci, A., Vizzardi, E., Pacini, D., Di Bartolomeo, R., Renzulli, A., Serraino, F. G., Comoglio, C., Liberi, R., Martinelli, G., Sciangula, A., Mazzola, A., Faragalli, F., De Bonis, M., Taramasso, M., ... Glauber, M. (2020). Mitral Valve Replacement with a Third Generation Porcine Valve: an Italian Multicentered Study. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 109(6), 1865-1872. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.08.111
    • Tetta, C., Londero, F., Micali, L. R., Parise, G., Algargoush, A. T., Algargoosh, M., Albisinni, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Versus Metastasectomy in Patients With Pulmonary Metastases From Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Clinical oncology, 32(5), 303-315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clon.2020.01.005
    • Tetta, C., Giugliano, A., Tonetti, L., Rocca, M., Longhi, A., Londero, F., Parise, G., Parise, O., Micali, L. R., La Meir, M., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Clinical and Radiologic Features Together Better Predict Lung Nodule Malignancy in Patients with Soft-Tissue Sarcoma. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(4), [1209]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm9041209
    • Gelsomino, S., & La Meir, M. (2020). Is the future of atrial fibrillation hybrid?EP Europace, 22(4), 675-675. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euaa051
    • Bonacchi, M., Prifti, E., Bugetti, M., Cabrucci, F., Cresci, M., Luca, F., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Sani, G., Johnson, D. M., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). In situ skeletonized bilateral thoracic artery for left coronary circulation: a 20-year experience. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 57(1), 160-167. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezz138
    • de Jong, M. M. J., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Tetta, C., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2020). Superior mesenteric flow pattern during counterpulsation: is simply a shorter balloon the solution for visceral hypoperfusion?Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, 30(1), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivz230
  • 2019
    • Bonacchi, M., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Tetta, C., Moula, A. I., Micali, L. R., Prifti, E., Sani, G., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Early outcomes following isolated coronary artery bypass surgery: Influence of peripheral artery disease. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 34(12), 1470-1477. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14263
    • Micali, L. R., Matteucci, F., Parise, O., Tetta, C., Moula, A. I., de Jong, M., Londero, F., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Clinical outcomes of automated anastomotic devices: A metanalysis. Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 34(11), 1297-1304. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14186
    • Gelsomino, S., Bonacchi, M., Luca, F., Barili, F., Del Pace, S., Parise, O., Johnson, D. M., & Gulizia, M. M. (2019). Comparison between three different equations for the estimation of glomerular filtration rate in predicting mortality after coronary artery bypass. Bmc Nephrology, 20(1), [371]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1564-y
    • Luca, F., Cipolletta, L., Di Fusco, S. A., Rao, C. M., Ingianni, N., Iorio, A., Francese, G. M., Gelsomino, S., Zecchin, M., Gabrielli, D., & Gulizia, M. M. (2019). A practical guide to pacemaker follow-up. Minerva Cardioangiologica, 67(5), 433-438. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0026-4725.19.04843-6
    • Montalti, A., Belliato, M., Gelsomino, S., Nalon, S., Matteucci, F., Parise, O., de Jong, M., Makhoul, M., Johnson, D. M., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Continuous monitoring of membrane lung carbon dioxide removal during ECMO: experimental testing of a new volumetric capnometer. Perfusion, 34(7), 538-543. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659119833233
    • van der Heijden, C. A. J., Vroomen, M., Luermans, J. G., Vos, R., Crijns, H. J. G. M., Gelsomino, S., La Meir, M., Pison, L., & Maesen, B. (2019). Hybrid versus catheter ablation in patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 56(3), 433-443. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy475
    • Londero, F., Morelli, A., Parise, O., Grossi, W., Crestale, S., Tetta, C., Johnson, D. M., Livi, U., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Lymphadenectomy during pulmonary metastasectomy: Impact on survival and recurrence. Journal of Surgical Oncology, 120(4), 768-778. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.25635
    • Luca, F., Cipolletta, L., Di Fusco, S. A., Iorio, A., Pozzi, A., Rao, C. M., Ingianni, N., Benvenuto, M., Madeo, A., Fiscella, D., Benedetto, D., Francese, G. M., Gelsomino, S., Zecchin, M., Gabrielli, D., & Gulizia, M. M. (2019). Remote monitoring: Doomed to let down or an attractive promise?IJC Heart and Vasculature, 24, [100380]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcha.2019.100380
    • Tetta, C., Moula, A. I., Matteucci, F., Parise, O., Maesen, B., Johnson, D., La Meir, M., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Association between atrial fibrillation and Helicobacter pylori. Clinical research in cardiology, 108(7), 730-740. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00392-019-01418-w
    • Johnson, D. M., Lozekoot, P., de Jong, M., Parise, O., Makhoul, M., Matteucci, F., Luca, F., Maessen, J. G., & Gelsomino, S. (2019). Superior mesenteric and renal flow patterns during intra-aortic counterpulsation. Experimental Physiology, 104(5), 643-653. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP086810
    • Jainandunsing, J. S., Linnemann, R., Bouma, W., Natour, N., Bidar, E., Lorusso, R., Gelsomino, S., Johnson, D. M., & Natour, E. (2019). Aorto-atrial fistula formation and closure: a systematic review. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 11(3), 1031-1046. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.01.77
    • Jainandunsing, J. S., Linneinann, R., Maessen, J., Natour, N. E., Lorusso, R., Gelsomino, S., Johnson, D. M., & Natour, E. (2019). Aorto-atrial fistula formation and therapy. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 11(3), 1016-1021. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.02.63
    • Gelsomino, S., Bidar, E., Jainandunsing, J. S., Tielliu, I. F. J., Lorusso, R., Johnson, D., Maessen, J. G., & Natour, E. (2019). Modified Gott shunt to avoid left ventricular overload and cerebral hypoperfusion during distal aortic arch surgery. Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases and Innovative Techniques, 5(1), 65-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2018.11.005
    • Raffa, G. M., Kowalewski, M., Brodie, D., Ogino, M., Whitman, G., Meani, P., Pilato, M., Arcadipane, A., Delnoij, T., Natour, E., Gelsomino, S., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2019). Meta-Analysis of Peripheral or Central Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Postcardiotomy and Non-Postcardiotomy Shock. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 107(1), 311-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.05.063
    • Mazzeffi, M., Kon, Z., Menaker, J., Johnson, D. M., Parise, O., Gelsomino, S., Lorusso, R., & Herr, D. (2019). Large Dual-Lumen Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannulas Are Associated with More Intracranial Hemorrhage. Asaio Journal, 65(7), 674-677. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000000917
  • 2018
    • Gelsomino, S., Johnson, D. M., & Lorusso, R. (2018). Intra-aortic balloon pump: is the tide turning?Critical Care, 22, [345]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13054-018-2266-8
    • Gelsomino, S., Bidar, E., Lorusso, R., Johnson, D. M., Maessen, J. G., & Natour, E. (2018). Open repair of type Ia endoleak in the aortic arch: three tailored approaches. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 10(11), 6261-6265. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.10.21
    • Bonacchi, M., Prifti, E., Bugetti, M., Parise, O., Sani, G., Johnson, D. M., Cabrucci, F., & Gelsomino, S. (2018). Deep sternal infections after in situ bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting for left ventricular myocardial revascularization: predictors and influence on 20-year outcomes. Journal of Thoracic Disease, 10(9), 5208-5221. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.09.30
    • Lorusso, R., Vizzardi, E., Johnson, D. M., Mariscalco, G., Sciatti, E., Maessen, J., Bidar, E., & Gelsomino, S. (2018). Cardiac surgery in adult patients with remitted or active malignancies: a review of preoperative screening, surgical management and short- and long-term postoperative results. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 54(1), 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy019
    • Sciatti, E., Vizzardi, E., Castiello, A., Valentini, F., Bonadei, I., Gelsomino, S., Lorusso, R., & Metra, M. (2018). The role of type 2 diabetes mellitus on hypertensive-related aortic stiffness. Echocardiography-A Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques, 35(6), 798-803. https://doi.org/10.1111/echo.13841
    • Di Mauro, M., Dato, G. M. A., Barili, F., Gelsomino, S., Sante, P., Della Corte, A., Carrozza, A., Della Ratta, E., Cugola, D., Galletti, L., Devotini, R., Casabona, R., Santini, F., Salsano, A., Scrofani, R., Antona, C., Botta, L., Russo, C., Mancuso, S., ... Nappi, G. (2018). Corrigendum to "A predictive model for early mortality after surgical treatment of heart valve or prosthesis infective endocarditis". The EndoSCORE (vol 241, pg 97, 2017). International Journal of Cardiology, 258, 337-337. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.01.019
    • Gomes, A., Jainandunsing, J. S., van Assen, S., van Geel, P. P., Sinha, B., Gelsomino, S., Johnson, D. M., & Natour, E. (2018). A standardized approach to treat complex aortic valve endocarditis: a case series. Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, 13, [32]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13019-018-0715-8
    • de Jong, M. M., Lorusso, R., Al Awami, F., Matteuci, F., Parise, O., Lozekoot, P., Bonacchi, M., Maessen, J. G., Johnson, D. M., & Gelsomino, S. (2018). Vascular complications following intra-aortic balloon pump implantation: an updated review. Perfusion, 33(2), 96-104. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659117727825
  • 2017
    • Raffa, G. M., Gelsomino, S., Sluijpers, N., Meani, P., Alenizy, K., Natour, E., Bidar, E., Johnson, D. M., Makhoul, M., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, J. W., Poll, M. V. D., Roekaerts, P., Maessen, J., & Lorusso, R. (2017). In-hospital outcome of post-cardiotomy extracorporeal life support in adult patients: the 2007-2017 Maastricht experience. Critical Care and Resuscitation, 19(Suppl 1), 53-61. http://cicm.org.au/CICM_Media/CICMSite/CICM-Website/Resources/Publications/CCR%20Journal/Previous%20Editions/October%20Supplement%202017/ccr_19_OctSupp_011017-S53-S61.pdf
    • Lorusso, R., & Gelsomino, S. (2017). Mitral valve repair for functional regurgitation: Do not miss the last piece of the puzzle!Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 154(4), 1258-1259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.05.073
    • Di Mauro, M., Dato, G. M. A., Barili, F., Gelsomino, S., Santse, P., Della Corte, A., Carrozza, A., Della Ratta, E., Cugola, D., Galletti, L., Devotini, R., Casabona, R., Santini, F., Salsano, A., Scrofani, R., Antona, C., Botta, L., Russo, C., Mancuso, S., ... Grp Res Outcome Cardiac Surg GIROC (2017). A predictive model for early mortality after surgical treatment of heart valve or prosthesis infective endocarditis. The EndoSCORE. International Journal of Cardiology, 241, 97-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.03.148
    • Lorusso, R., Gelsomino, S., Parise, O., Di Mauro, M., Barili, F., Geskes, G., Vizzardi, E., Rycus, P. T., Muellenbach, R., Mueller, T., Pesenti, A., Combes, A., Peek, G., Frenckner, B., Di Nardo, M., Swol, J., Maessen, J., & Thiagarajan, R. R. (2017). Neurologic Injury in Adults Supported With Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Respiratory Failure: Findings From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Database. Critical Care Medicine, 45(8), 1389-1397. https://doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000002502
    • Della Corte, A., Di Mauro, M., Dato, G. A., Barili, F., Cugola, D., Gelsomino, S., Sante, P., Carozza, A., Della Ratta, E., Galletti, L., Devotini, R., Casabona, R., Santini, F., Salsano, A., Scrofani, R., Antona, C., De Vincentiis, C., Biondi, A., Beghi, C., ... Nappi, G. (2017). Surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis: a retrospective study of a national registry. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 52(1), 105-111. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezx045
    • Lorusso, R., Gelsomino, S., Parise, O., Mendiratta, P., Prodhan, P., Rycus, P., MacLaren, G., Brogan, T. V., Chen, Y-S., Maessen, J., Hou, X., & Thiagarajan, R. R. (2017). Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Refractory Cardiogenic Shock in Elderly Patients: Trends in Application and Outcome From the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 104(1), 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2016.10.023
    • Gelsomino, S., Lozekoot, P. W. J., de Jong, M. M. J., Luca, F., Parise, O., Matteucci, F., Romano, M., Hossien, A., La Meir, M., Marchionni, N., Maessen, J. G., & Lorusso, R. (2017). Is visceral flow during intra-aortic balloon pumping size or volume dependent?Perfusion, 32(4), 285-295. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659116678058
    • Meani, P., Gelsomino, S., Natour, E., Johnson, D. M., Rocca, H-P. B. L., Pappalardo, F., Bidar, E., Makhoul, M., Raffa, G., Heuts, S., Lozekoot, P., Kats, S., Sluijpers, N., Schreurs, R., Delnoij, T., Montalti, A., Sels, J. W., van de Poll, M., Roekaerts, P., ... Lorusso, R. (2017). Modalities and Effects of Left Ventricle Unloading on Extracorporeal Life support: a Review of the Current Literature. European journal of heart failure, 19 Suppl 2, 84-91. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.850
    • Gelsomino, S., Renzulli, A., & La Meir, M. (2017). How very wet this water is!EP Europace, 19(2), 332-333. https://doi.org/10.1093/europace/euw056
    • Kumar, N., Pison, L., Gelsomino, S., Aksoy, I., La Meir, M., & Maessen, J. (2017). We Know What the Cardiac Surgeon Did During Last Hybrid Arrhythmia Procedure. Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, 12(1), 67-70. https://doi.org/10.1097/IMI.0000000000000343
    • Cuminetti, G., Gelsomino, S., Curello, S., Lorusso, R., Maessen, J. G., & Hoorntje, J. C. A. (2017). Contemporary use of arterial and venous conduits in coronary artery bypass grafting: anatomical, functional and clinical aspects. Netherlands Heart Journal, 25(1), 4-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12471-016-0919-2