Affiliate Center Director:
Sergio Castellani, MD
The clinical and experimental angiology unit - Dipartimento dell'Area Critica Medico Chirurgica, University of Florence - is chaired by Prof. Sergio Castellani, Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Diseases (Angiology). The medical staff also includes three residents attending the post-graduate course in Internal Medicine.
10° CORSO DI PERFEZIONAMENTO AVANZATO IN ECOGRAFIA VASCOLARE IN EMERGENZA
Organizzatore e responsabile: Prof. Sergio Castellani
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The Angiology Unit is actively involved in the organization, coordination and promotion of "Vast Area" specialized activities in angiology and in the field of vascular imaging diagnostic techniques, in adherence with the Tuscany regional health care program.
The laboratory for vascular ultrasound investigations is situated within the area of the Institute of Clinica Medica Generale e Cardiologia and is part of a multidisciplinary unit that includes angiology as well as cardiology (transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, exercise stress echo procedures, and echo dobutamine tests) and internal medicine (abdominal echo procedures, thyroids etc.). The angiology laboratory carries on the whole set of non-invasive diagnostic investigations of different vascular beds for both in- and outpatients requirements: the Duplex examination of supraaortic vessels; the evaluation of intracranial hemodynamics and the search of embolic signals in the middle cerebral arteries through transcranial doppler; the screening of nephrovascular disease in hypertensive patients; diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of patients with aneurisms of abdominal aorta; the screening of carotid artery disease and obstructive peripheral vascular disease in patients affected by coronary heart disease; diagnosis and follow-up evaluations of patients with PAVD. The scanning of lower limbs for deep vein thrombosis.
The formation activity in clinical angiology and in the field of vascular Doppler ultrasound examination is carried on within the integrated course of cardiovascular diseases for the students of the University of Medicine and through a three year post-graduate course in angiology chaired by Professor Sergio Castellani. The formation activity consists also in organizing national training courses for the permanent formation of physicians, specialists in angiology, internal medicine, cardiology and neurology.