Dr. Manuel Castellà Pericás

LANGUAGES: Spanish | Catalan | English


· Head of the Cardiovascular Surgery at Hospital Clinic de Barcelona

· Associate professor at Universitat de Barcelona

  • Cardiología
  • Cirugía Cardiovascular

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· Bachelor of Medicine: 1992. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

· PhD: 1998. Universitat de Barcelona. Ischemia-reperfusion injury. At UCLA, CA.

· Specialty: Cardiovascular surgery 1997. Universitat de Barcelona.

· Fellowships: 1997-1999 Herzzentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Bad Oeynhausen (Germany). 2002-2002 Medical Center UCLA Los Angeles, CA (United States).


· More than 15 years of experience. On call every Monday and one weekend every month for all emergent cardiac surgery

· More than 150 interventions a year


· Minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Thoracoscopic Surgery PortAccess
· Repair of the mitral and aortic valve and surgery for atrial fibrillation
· Thoracic aortic surgery and Marfan's disease - Root replacement with valve preservation
· Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy for the treatment of thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
· Mechanical device for circulatory assistance and heart transplant

Success rates

· Mortality <1% in the hospital and 30 days in elective surgery

· Complications: <1% postoperative stroke, <1% mediastinitis / sternal dehiscence, <3% reoperation for hemorrhage


· Author of 65 peer-reviewed scientific publications referenced in Pub Med

· Participation in more than 40 national and international scientific meetings.