A tribute to Giancarlo Rastelli

Igor E. Konstantinov, Felice Rosapepe, Joseph A. Dearani, Vladimir V. Alexi-Meskishvili, Jia Li

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Giancarlo Rastelli (1933-1970) was a pioneer cardiac surgeon who developed a classification of atrioventricular canal and a novel surgical procedure that revolutionized the management of children with congenital heart disease. Rastelli lived a short, yet fascinating life. His work was ahead of its time and laid the foundation for the treatment of complex congenital cardiac anomalies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1819-1823
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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