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Professor Massimo Caputo

Professor Massimo Caputo

Professor Massimo Caputo
M.D.(Naples), M.Ch.(Bristol)

Professor of Congenital Heart Surgery

Area of research

Cardiac Surgery

Office Room 83
Level 7,
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Upper Maudlin Street BS2 8HW
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Fax. +44 (0) 117 34 28857
Tel. +44 (0) 117 3428854

Research summary

Research Interests:


  • Transcriptomics and proteonomics in congenital heart disease
  • Identifying the optimal stem cell populations for vascular tissue regeneration used in congenital heart surgery
  • Regenerative stem cell biology for children with heart failure
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Bicuspid aortic valve and Marfan syndrome
  • Effect of oxidative stress in cardiomyocytes during different stages of postnatal development
  • The role of mitochondria in increased vulnerability to cardiac insults of hearts and cardiomyocytes isolated from mice fed Western style high-fat diet
  • The role of ventricular arrhythmias in sudden death associated with coronary artery disease
  • Effect of oxidative stress and the role of mitochondria in hearts ...

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Date of Birth  02.05.1968

Nationality    Italian                         


April 2017 British Heart Foundation Chair in Congenital Cardiac Surgery,

Bristol Heart Institute/Bristol Royal Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust; School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol.

This is a full-time clinical academic appointment with a 50:50 clinical:research split. My clinical interests include neonatal surgery, complex aortic surgery in young adults, minimally invasive pulmonary valve surgery, mitral and tricuspid valve repair. I perform over 200 complex major cardiac procedures per year. My 30 day mortality rates have been constantly below 1-2%

April 2014 ...

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