Fausto Biancari

Areas of expertise
Cardiac surgery; Thoracic surgery; Vascular surgery; Teaching; Biostatistics


Full Professor of Surgery, University of Turku, Finland, August 2017 - to present

Full Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Oulu, Finland, February 2015 - to present

Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Turku University Hospital, Finland, August 2017 - to present

Licentiate of Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy    Jul 1993
Doctor of Medical Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland   Apr 2000
Specialist in General Surgery, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy    Oct 2000
Specialist in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Oulu, Finland       Dec 2004


Supervisor for doctoral dissertation
    1. Jarmo Lahtinen, University of Oulu, Finland   Nov 2007
    2. Jouni Heikkinen, University of Oulu, Finland  Jan 2008
    3. Terhi Nevala, University of Oulu, Finland   Mar 2010
    4. Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, University of Oulu, Finland  Dec 2015
    5. Antonino Rubino, University of Oulu, Finland  Jun 2016
    6. Matti-Aleksi Mosorin, University of Oulu, Finland   Aug 2016
    7. Tuomas Tauriainen, University of Oulu, Finland    Jun 2017


1. Multicenter study on the treatment of esophageal perforation (completed).

2. Finnish multicenter study on the impact of antithrombotics in coronary surgery (completed).

3. Finnish multicenter study on the results of the Zenith stent-graft in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (completed).

4. Finnish multicenter study on the results of open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in octogenarians (completed).

5. European multicenter study on the treatment of coronary artery disease in patients ages 50 years or younger (CRAGS registry, ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01838746) (completed).

6. European multicenter study on the safety and efficacy of the sutureless aortic valve prosthesis Perceval (completed).

7. E-CABG registry: European multicenter study on the early and late outcome after coronary surgery (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02319083 ) (started on January 2015, database ready, 21 studies accomplished so far, on-going).

8. FinnValve Registry: Finnish nationwide registry on surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03385915) (started on January 2018, database ready for analyses).

9. European multicentre registry on postcardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03508505 ) (started on March 2018, database ready for analyses)

10. Italian natiowide prospective study on the early and late outcome after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (OBSERVANT 2 registry - co-principal investigator) (started on January 2017).


Fausto Biancari has performed pre-publication review of 577 articles for 53 different peer-review journals (data from Publons: https://publons.com/author/1185864/fausto-biancari#stats)


Fausto Biancari is mainly interested in clinical research. His studies focused on the identification of risk factors and mechanisms underlying the development of adverse events after invasive treatment in the fields of cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, general surgery and cardiology.
Currently his studies focus on the evaluation of new technologies in the fields of cardiac surgery, interventional cardiology and critical care. These studies are performed in an European multicentre setting.
He is the principal investigator of the PC-ECMO registry, which includes patients who underwent extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation after adult cardiac surgery from 19 European centers (Finland, Sweden, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic).
He is the principal investigator of the E-CABG registry, which evaluates the early and late outcome of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting in 16 European centers (Finland, Sweden, UK, France, Germany, Italy).
He is the principal investigator of the FinnValve registry, which is a Finnish nationwide registry evaluating the outcome of patients who underwent surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic valve stenosis in 5 Finnish University Hospitals (Helsinki, Kuopio, Oulu, Tampere, Turku).
He si currently planning a Finnish nationwide registry including all surgical and interventional cardiologic interventions for coronary artery disease and structural heart diseases.


Fausto Biancari has been involved in teaching of adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

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Comparison of the biodegradable polymer everolimus-eluting stent with contemporary drug-eluting stents: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2019)
International Journal of Cardiology
Picard F, Pighi M, de Hemptinne Q, Airaksinen J, Vinco G, de Pommereau A, Biancari F, Varenne O
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Negative Pressure versus Conventional Sternal Wound Dressing in Coronary Surgery Using Bilateral Internal Mammary Artery Grafts (2019)
Heart Surgery Forum
Ruggieri VG, Olivier ME, Aludaat C, Rosato S, Marticho P, Saade YA, Lefebvre A, Poncet A, Rubin S, Biancari F
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Performance of CHA2DS2-VASc score for stroke prediction after surgical aortic valve replacement (2019)
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Tuomas Kiviniemi, Joonas Lehto, Maunu Nissinen , Tuomo Nieminen, Juha Hartikainen, Markus Malmberg, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Jyri Savolainen, Pasi Karjalainen, Juhani Airaksinen, Stefano Rosato, Fausto Biancari
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Perioperative Bleeding in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome Treated With Fondaparinux Versus Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin Before Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (2019)
American Journal of Cardiology
Khodabandeh S, Biancari F, Kinnunen EM, Mariscalco G, Airaksinen J, Gherli R, Gatti G, Demal T, Onorati F, Faggian G, De Feo M, Santarpino G, Rubino AS, Maselli D, Salsano A, Zanobini M, Nicolini F, Ruggieri VG, Bounader K, Perrotti A, Dalén M
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Clinical frailty scale and outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (2018)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Reichart D, Rosato S, Nammas W, Onorati F, Dalén M, Castro L, Gherli R, Gatti G, Franzese I, Faggian G, De Feo M, Khodabandeh S, Santarpino G, Rubino AS, Maselli D, Salsano A, Nardella S, Zanobini M, Nicolini F, Bounader K, Saccocci M, Tauriainen T, Kinnunen EM, Seccareccia F, Airaksinen J, Ruggieri VG, Mariscalco G, Biancari F, Perrotti A
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Comparative Analysis of Prothrombin Complex Concentrate and Fresh Frozen Plasma in Coronary Surgery (2018)
Heart, Lung and Circulation
Fausto Biancari, Vito G. Ruggieri, Andrea Perrotti, Riccardo Gherli, Till Demal, Ilaria Franzese, Magnus Dalén, Giuseppe Santarpino, Antonino S. Rubino, Daniele Maselli, Antonio Salsano, Francesco Nicolini, Matteo Saccocci, Giuseppe Gatti, Stefano Rosato, Paola D’Errigo, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen, Marisa De Feo, Tuomas Tauriainen, Francesco Onorati, Giovanni Mariscalco
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Control angiography for perioperative myocardial Ischemia after coronary surgery: Meta-analysis (2018)
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fausto Biancari, Vesa Anttila, Angelo M. Dell’Aquila, Juhani K. E. Airaksinen, Debora Brascia
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Early Outcome of Bilateral versus Single Internal Mammary Artery Grafting in the Elderly (2018)
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Antonino S. Rubino, Giuseppe Gatti, Daniel Reichart, Tuomas Tauriainen, Marisa De Feo, Francesco Onorati, Aniello Pappalardo, Sidney Chocron, Helmut Gulbins, Magnus Dalén, Peter Svenarud, Giuseppe Faggian, Ilaria Franzese, Giuseppe Santarpino, Theodor Fischlein, Daniele Maselli, Saverio Nardella, Riccardo Gherli, Aamer Ahmed, Francesco Santini, Antonio Salsano, Francesco Nicolini, Marco Zanobini, Matteo Saccocci, Vito G. Ruggieri, Karl Bounader, Carmelo Mignosa, Paola D’Errigo, Stefano Rosato, Juhani Airaksinen, Andrea Perrotti, Fausto Biancari
A1 Journal article – refereed)

External Validation of the WILL-BLEED Risk Score (2018)
Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Biancari F, Tauriainen T, Kinnunen EM, Airaksinen J
B1 Journal article)

Hemodynamic assessment of Perceval sutureless bioprosthesis by dobutamine stress echocardiography (2018)
Rubino A.S., Biancari F., Caruso V., Lavanco V., Privitera F., Rinaldi I., Sanfilippo M., Millan G., D'Urso L.V., Castorina S., Mignosa C.
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Impact of preoperative thrombocytopenia on the outcome after coronary artery bypass grafting (2018)
Chocron S., Khodabandeh S., De Feo M., Bancone C., Maselli D., Nardella S., Santarpino G., Rubino A., Nicolini F., Zanobini M., Salsano A., Gherli T., D’Errigo P., Kiviniemi T., Saccocci M., Bounader K., Mariscalco G., Airaksinen J., Perrotti A., Kinnunen E., Biancari F., Ruggieri V., Dalén M., Nammas W., Gherli R., Rosato S., Gatti G., Reichart D., Faggian G., Onorati F.
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Incidence and outcomes of emergent cardiac surgery during transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): insights from the European Registry on Emergent Cardiac Surgery during TAVI (EuRECS-TAVI) (2018)
European Heart Journal
Eggebrecht H, Vaquerizo B, Moris C, Bossone E, Lämmer J, Czerny M, Zierer A, Schröfel H, Kim WK, Walther T, Scholtz S, Rudolph T, Hengstenberg C, Kempfert J, Spaziano M, Lefevre T, Bleiziffer S, Schofer J, Mehilli J, Seiffert M, Naber C, Biancari F, Eckner D, Cornet C, Lhermusier T, Philippart R, Siljander A, Giuseppe Cerillo A, Blackman D, Chieffo A, Kahlert P, Czerwinska-Jelonkiewicz K, Szymanski P, Landes U, Kornowski R, D'Onofrio A, Kaulfersch C, Søndergaard L, Mylotte D, Mehta RH, De Backer O; European Registry on Emergent Cardiac Surgery during TAVI (EuRECS-TAVI)
A1 Journal article – refereed)

MANTA versus ProGlide vascular closure devices in transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (2018)
International Journal of Cardiology
Fausto Biancari, Hannu Romppanen, Mikko Savontaus, Antti Siljander, Timo Mäkikallio, Olli-Pekka Piira, Jarkko Piuhola, Viivi Vilkki, Antti Ylitalo, Tuija Vasankari, Juhani K.E. Airaksinen, Matti Niemelä
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Meta-Analysis of the Outcome After Postcardiotomy Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult Patients (2018)
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Biancari F, Perrotti A, Dalén M, Guerrieri M, Fiore A, Reichart D, Dell'Aquila AM, Gatti G, Ala-Kokko T, Kinnunen EM, Tauriainen T, Chocron S, Airaksinen JKE, Ruggieri VG, Brascia D
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Meta-analysis of the Sources of Bleeding after Adult Cardiac Surgery (2018)
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Biancari F, Kinnunen EM, Kiviniemi T, Tauriainen T, Anttila V, Airaksinen JKE, Brascia D, Vasques F
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Occurrence and Classification of Cerebrovascular Events after Isolated Bioprosthetic Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Competing Risk Analysis of the CAREAVR Study (2018)
Structural Heart
Joonas Lehto, Markus Malmberg, Fausto Biancari, Juha Hartikainen, Leo Ihlberg, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Teemu Riekkinen, Anna Nissfolk, Samuli Salmi, Maunu Nissinen, Juhani Airaksinen, Tuomo Nieminen, Tuomas Kiviniemi
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Optimal timing for cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation (2018)
Clinical Cardiology
Hellman T, Kiviniemi T, Nuotio I, Biancari F, Vasankari T, Hartikainen J, Lehto M, Airaksinen KE; for the FinCV Investigators
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Performance of CHA2DS2-VASc score in stroke prediction in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement with bioprosthesis (2018)
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Tuomas Kiviniemi, Joonas Lehto, Maunu Nissinen, Markus Malmberg, Fredrik Yannopoulos, Tuomo Nieminen, Juhani Airaksinen, Juha Hartikainen, Fausto Biancari
O2 Other)

Preoperative Anemia and the Outcome After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Reply (2018)
World Journal of Surgery
Fausto Biancari, Tuomas Tauriainen, Eeva-Maija Kinnunen
B1 Journal article)

Prior Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Mortality in Patients Undergoing Surgical Myocardial Revascularization: Results From the E-CABG (European Multicenter Study on Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting) With a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (2018)
Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions
Mariscalco G, Rosato S, Serraino GF, Maselli D, Dalén M, Airaksinen JKE, Reichart D, Zanobini M, Onorati F, De Feo M, Gherli R, Santarpino G, Rubino AS, Gatti G, Nicolini F, Santini F, Perrotti A, Bruno VD, Ruggieri VG, Biancari F
A1 Journal article – refereed)

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