Zurich Heart House
Pietro Francia studied medicine in Rome and specializes in cardiology at the Sapienza University's 2nd Faculty of Medicine under Prof. Massimo Volpe. In 2002, Pietro Francia joined the Institute of Physiology at the University of Zurich, where he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in cardiovascular research under Prof. Thomas F. Lüscher. He conducted research on the p66Shc signaling pathway in age-related endothelial dysfunction. In 2006, Dr. Francia to Milan, where he worked as a researcher and treating electrophysiologist at dr. Riccardo Cappato worked at the Center for Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology of San Donato Hospital. His research has focused on catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), and sudden cardiac death. In 2008, Dr. Francia was appointed assistant professor of cardiology in Rome, where he teaches at Sapienza University's Faculty of Medicine and Psychology. He also works as an electrophysiologist at St. Andrea Hospital. His current research interests include molecular imaging of arrhythmogenic substrates, neurohormonal response patterns in cardiac resynchronization therapy, atrial fibrillation genetics, and sudden cardiac death.
Focused on cardiovascular research.