Testimonials

(Italiano) 29/11/2021
Dottor Diena,
Non posso non condividere con lei queste emozioni forti. Ecocardiogramma emozionante questo pomeriggio, perché ho potuto confrontare quello che avevo memorizzato di quello di una settimana fa con quello di oggi, e mi è stato spiegato in dettaglio quello che è stato fatto alla mia valvola, per ricucire uno strappo, riposizionare lembi collassati, tendere nuove corde di goretex, e fare la plastica dell’anello… il tutto lavorando attraverso fori che mi lasceranno poche minuscole cicatrici…
Sentirmi un miracolato è dire poco, il ventricolo è già tornato a dimensioni normali (era 2x più grosso prima), la camera aortica si è già ricomposta a metà (era 4x più grossa prima), e tutti i parametri sono buoni e stabili. Il motorino fa un rumore bellissimo, netto, secco, ad ogni battito!
Poi le parole della cardiologa, che suonano come musica dolce alle mie orecchie: “lei non è cardiopatico, deve solo recuperare dall’intervento e tornare a vivere come prima”… Io direi “meglio di prima”, perché quel cuore nuovo deve essere coccolato per portarmi a vivere ancora tante cose belle.
Un grazie immenso.
F.P.
P.S. Mi creda, si sente tanto quello spirito di team, non appena si entra in reparto. Dopo l’ecografia ero pieno di fiducia e questo mi ha fatto dormire tranquillo e poi avvicinarmi all’intervento la mattina dopo senza un solo momento di ansia. Complimenti per quello che avete costruito qui, il Policlinico San Donato è una eccellenza di cui potete andare fieri.

F.P.

(Italiano) Pianezza, lì 16 novembre 2021

Spett.le DIREZIONE SANITARIA,
sono stato un vostro degente nel reparto di Cardiochirurgia dal 14 al 27 del mese di ottobre c.a. operato al cuore dall’equipe del dott. Diena.
Con queste poche righe voglio esprimere i più sinceri sentimenti di stima e gratitudine, condivisi dalla mia signora, per l’assistenza ricevuta nel Policlinico San Donato.
Fin dal primo giorno del mio ricovero, alla vigilia dell’intervento, ho potuto apprezzare la visita dei medici dello staff del dott. Diena che con estrema trasparenza mi hanno illustrato le possibilità di sostituzione della valvola con una biologica o meccanica, lasciandomi optare con il mio consenso pienamente informato per una delle due soluzioni, il consenso informato è un concetto molte volte burocraticamente rispettato solo con una firma del paziente su un modulo prestampato.
Il giorno successivo, ad intervento terminato e riuscito, mia moglie ha ricevuto le attese rassicurazioni dalla viva voce del dott. Diena; un privilegio, se devo basarmi sui racconti sentiti nella casa di cura e riabilitazione post operatoria, solo per pochi operati di cuore.
Nelle ore della terapia intensiva grazie alla squisita disponibilità del medico presente ho comunicato con la mia famiglia tramite una videochiamata.
Sono stato trasferito in reparto al piano Quarto per la prima convalescenza, dove una squadra di qualificati sanitari mi ha fatto conoscere l’autentico senso della cura, vicinanza, ascolto e conforto quale prima virtù di ogni operatore sanitario a qualunque livello. Oltre alla quotidiana visita di un angelo fatto persona, la cardiologa a me assegnata, dott.ssa Diana Benea, non posso dimenticare gli altri medici, infermiere ed infermieri, operatori sanitari. In pochi giorni sono diventati miei familiari. Avrei voluto citarli per nome, ho sbirciato i loro cartellini personali, ma per ragioni che posso capire, ne ho colto soltanto sigle e codici di sfuggita, che avrei voluto appuntarmi a futura memoria. È il mio rammarico più grosso, assieme al dispiacere che ho provato quando qualche altro paziente ha inquinato il tempo della loro dedizione con comportamenti irriconoscenti.
Con qualcuno dei sanitari ho potuto in confidenza conoscere il nome o il cognome*, ma sarei ingeneroso verso gli altri se mi limitassi a costoro.
Sarei quindi molto felice di sapere se, in tempi e sedi opportune, tramite questa Direzione giungesse a tutti i professionisti del Quarto piano la mia più profonda gratitudine.
La mia prima e finora unica esperienza di ricoverato del Policlinico San Donato ha perciò confermato la sua fama di eccellenza nel panorama della cardiochirurgia italiana conquistata meritatamente.
Nel rinnovare i sentimenti di stima e riconoscenza auguro a tutti Buon Lavoro!

Franco Brondolo

p.s. Un dolcissimo GRAZIE alla dott.ssa Marilena Radulescu del Cardioteam per la costante attenzione e le puntuali informazioni ricevute sia in fase pre che post ricovero.

* la dott.ssa Francescato, i dottori in scienze infermieristiche Alotto, Piero, Domenico, Francesca…

FRANCO B.

(Italiano) 12/09/2021

Buongiorno,

siamo i genitori di Gabriele Bertuzzi un ragazzo operato dal Dott. Diena in data 17/06/2021.

Desideriamo Ringraziare ancora una volta il Dott. Diena, per aver operato nostro figlio.

Aveva fra le sua mani anche il nostro cuore, la nostra vita e nessun pensiero, nessun regalo, saranno mai sufficienti a ringraziarlo. Con la Sua grande professionalità ha restituito a tutta la nostra famiglia la Serenità.

Eravamo in mani sicure, quelle di un Dottore Speciale.

Grazie Dottore.

Fam. Bertuzzi

(Italiano) 08/12/2020

Buongiorno dottor Diena

Sono passati parecchi mesi dalla mitica data del 21/6/2018 quando lei mi restituì, con una operazione alla valvola aortica (prolassata) più unica che rara, il sorriso sulle labbra.

Le scrivo giusto per rinnovare saluti e ringraziamenti, in un periodo tra l’altro piuttosto travagliato per l’ambiente medico; ma anche per farle sapere che alla fine ho avuto quella famosa ed agognata idoneità agonistica per il ciclismo, ma anche quella di abilitazione per il lancio con il paracadute.

Ad oggi vanto circa 18.000 km in bici (limitati causa COVID) e 15 lanci con il paracadute.

L’unico limite in tutto questo è stato il tempo. L’unica vera ricchezza di oggi.

Immagino che anche Lei ne avrà ben poco a disposizione, anche se mi auguro che riuscirà a leggere queste poche righe. Nel gruppo “gli svalvolati”, nato in San Gaudenzio, la ricordiamo spesso ed è unanime il sentimento: RISPETTO E STIMA. Mi rendo conto che GRAZIE è assolutamente insufficiente ma Lei sa, avendo avuto letteralmente tra le sue mani la Vita di ognuno di noi, che in quelle sei lettere c’è molto di più di una semplice parola.

Ad maiora

03/08/2019

Gentile dottore,

Ieri ho fatto il secondo lancio dopo l’intervento.

C’era un brutto vento sia in quota che a terra; la pattuglia guida era indecisa se farci uscire dal C130J, poi è arrivata finalmente la luce verde. In effetti c’era vento e avevo un fuso del paracadute lacerato. Adrenalina a mille ma ho gestito bene la situazione. Atterraggio decisamente maschio e molto lontano dalla zona riconsegna paracadute. La riconsegna dei 30 kg di paracadute si fa rigorosamente di corsa e sono arrivato molto prima di parecchi giovanotti “sani”, che poi hanno giustamente ripiegato al mio posto (lo avrebbero fatto comunque ma per una questione di grado). Comunque tra l’atterraggio duro e la corsa ho più male al lato B che non al cuore.

Per aspera ad astra…

Ancora grazie. Ancora grazie a lei.

A dicembre rifarò eco e visita sportiva alla San Gaudenzio e stavolta punto ad avere l’idoneità per tutto l’anno anziché solo per sei mesi come l’ultima volta. Naturalmente la terrò al corrente di tutto. Il pensiero che avevo il piacere di portarLe non sarà pronto prima della fine del periodo estivo. Mi vorrà far sapere dove recapitarlo. Ho sentito voci sul un suo possibile e più prestigioso, credo, reimpiego. A lei i miei più sentiti complimenti, sono sicuro che scelta migliore non si poteva fare.

Le persone che ha operato, tra cui il sottoscritto, hanno fondato un gruppo whatsapp denominato gli “svalvoltati”: il più anziano – Gennaro – ieri ha fatto una immersione e scrive:

<<Oggi provo una immersione con le bombole a 15/20 metri insieme al cardiologo, marito di mia nipote.

Fra, vale come un lancio?

Fatto. Mezz’ora a 15 metri. Il cuore regge.

Viva Diena>>

Ci stiamo organizzando per comprare il suo libro che non si trova in librerie ma lo avremo. Il nostro sogno è quello di averLa a cena: chissà! Spero di non averla annoiata

Ad maiora

Francesco T.

(Italiano) 25 dicembre 2020

All’uomo che per ben due volte ha messo le sue mani nel mio cuore ridandomi una vita normale, la mia gratitudine per sempre. Grazie! Con affetto e stima Danilo (Teonico)

(Italiano) Danilo B.

(Italiano) dicembre 2020
Le sue mani hanno ridato vigore al mio cuore e la possibilità di apprezzare meglio quanto sia bella la vita ed ora mi sento di sprigionare dal suo profondo i migliori Auguri.
Grazie

(Italiano) Michele P.

(Italiano) Chieri 6.9.2020
Gentile Dr Diena,
mi permetto di rubarle tempo, che so per lei preziosissimo ed imperdibile, ricorrendo allo scritto (negli incontri presso il suo studio varrebbe un attentato!).
Ritengo potrebbe divertirla conoscere la ragione che mi ha convinta ad eleggerla mio cardiochirurgo. Quando ho saputo di dover necessariamente entrare in una sala operatoria per risolvere il mio problema, non ho comunicato alcunché né a familiari né ad amici, perché sarei stata soffocata da consigli molteplici, affettuosi e principalmente stressanti.
Ho organizzato le mie ricerche percorrendo diversi itinerari, per ben sei mesi, giungendo al suo nominativo.
Sono entrata nel suo studio il 25.6.2019, per valutarla: le ho affidato la mia vita guidata dall’empatia, che è la mia bussola.
Ero a conoscenza, per lettura della sua biografia internet, di quel progetto di bambino riguardo alla cardiochirurgia e nel momento in cui lei mi ha illustrato il suo trasferimento da Novara a Milano, ha esternato una gioia tanto assoluta, spontanea,incontenibile, quanto sconcertante: è stato come magicamente fosse apparso quel bambino.
Per il suo prossimo compleanno le offro i miei auguri, unitamente al monito di prendersi sempre a cuore quel bambino, poiché, al di là delle sue credenziali professionali eccellenti, costituisce il bene più prezioso del suo Essere.
Con sincerità

(Italiano) Sandra C.

(Italiano) 07/10/2019

Buongiorno Dottor Diena
sto molto bene e continuo anche a fare Trail, giusto ieri ho partecipato e finito il Morenica Trail che si è tenuto attorno a Ivrea ( http://www.morenictrail.com/ 118km per 2500mt 19 ore per me). Come sempre non punto alla vittoria, sarà anche l’età essendo prossimo ai 49, ma sono quasi sempre nella prima metà della classifica. Soprattutto le sensazioni sono ottime, allenarmi e poter gareggiare mi permette di stare bene e in salute. Ovviamente questo è anche grazie a Lei e al Suo team, sempre grazie.
Grazie ancora, è sempre un piacere, saluti.

05/09/2017

Buongiorno Dottor Diena
mi chiamo Fulvio M., sono un suo paziente, sono stato operato da lei il 3 marzo 2016, 18 mesi fa. Le scrivo per dirle che sto molto bene, lo scorso weekend sono riuscito nel mio sogno di finire la gara considerata il campionato del mondo del Trail Running, l’Ultra Trail del Monte Bianco (UTMB), 166km per 10mila metri di dislivello, io ho impiegato 44:30 ore di tempo, senza fermarmi mai!
Grazie ancora per avermi operato.
Saluti.

(Italiano) Fulvio M.

Dear Dr. Diena,
after many years, since I am still alive, thanks also to her, I turn up again.
The first and last letter I sent to you dates back to 12 August 1996, after you had operated on me on 3 July of the same year.
This summer my cousin, who does not miss a Turin International Book Fair, even to die, was lucky enough to meet you and I, as a consequence, to receive your book with the dedication that I really appreciated.
My cousin, giving me the book, told me that I would have had a pleasant surprise. I found it only in advanced reading, finding my 1996’s letter back. I would have liked to write you as soon as I received the book, but I preferred to do it when I finished reading it.
Am I so slow in reading? Not really, but I have to spend the days writing and reading for work and I have very little time to read what I want…
I liked your book so much because, perhaps without your wanting it to the end, your person come out.
You are really rich in sincerity and simplicity and your undisputed professional skills are greatly exalted by your greatest kindness of heart.
I liked everything about the book: the successes and also the bitterness, the suffering and the defeats.
I think of the joy you gave to thousands of people with your life organized as a mission, with a strong orientation, given from the beginning.
There are so many people who are grateful to you or at least they should be.
I repeat to you all my gratitude: I thought that my life would end at the age of 49 and instead, at 71, I find myself still committed, full time, to help poor young people who have become the purpose of my life.
You still have a lot to give and many are still waiting to receive a renewed heart from you.
I feel I can say that you truly renew hearts, not only physically but also spiritually, because, while working with “the red thread of life”, you know that you are collaborating with the God of life to prolong this earthly experience that it is destined to an infinite in which you and I believe.
Thank you Dr. Diena, not only for the intervention that has prolonged me this life that I love and that I am happy to give, but also and above all for the testimony of your life that has become a transparent proposal for those who find themselves living a life nonsense.
May the Lord of life continue to give you the gift of “a heart as big as the sands of the sea” (from a song dedicated to Don Bosco).
With so much gratitude and affection,
Don Felice
Dear Dr. Diena,
after many years, since I am still alive, thanks also to her, I turn up again.
The first and last letter I sent to you dates back to 12 August 1996, after you had operated on me on 3 July of the same year.
This summer my cousin, who does not miss a Turin International Book Fair, even to die, was lucky enough to meet you and I, as a consequence, to receive your book with the dedication that I really appreciated.
My cousin, giving me the book, told me that I would have had a pleasant surprise. I found it only in advanced reading, finding my 1996’s letter back. I would have liked to write you as soon as I received the book, but I preferred to do it when I finished reading it.
Am I so slow in reading? Not really, but I have to spend the days writing and reading for work and I have very little time to read what I want…
I liked your book so much because, perhaps without your wanting it to the end, your person come out.
You are really rich in sincerity and simplicity and your undisputed professional skills are greatly exalted by your greatest kindness of heart.
I liked everything about the book: the successes and also the bitterness, the suffering and the defeats.
I think of the joy you gave to thousands of people with your life organized as a mission, with a strong orientation, given from the beginning.
There are so many people who are grateful to you or at least they should be.
I repeat to you all my gratitude: I thought that my life would end at the age of 49 and instead, at 71, I find myself still committed, full time, to help poor young people who have become the purpose of my life.
You still have a lot to give and many are still waiting to receive a renewed heart from you.
I feel I can say that you truly renew hearts, not only physically but also spiritually, because, while working with “the red thread of life”, you know that you are collaborating with the God of life to prolong this earthly experience that it is destined to an infinite in which you and I believe.
Thank you Dr. Diena, not only for the intervention that has prolonged me this life that I love and that I am happy to give, but also and above all for the testimony of your life that has become a transparent proposal for those who find themselves living a life nonsense.
May the Lord of life continue to give you the gift of “a heart as big as the sands of the sea” (from a song dedicated to Don Bosco).
With so much gratitude and affection,
Don Felice
Dear Dr. Diena,
after many years, since I am still alive, thanks also to her, I turn up again.
The first and last letter I sent to you dates back to 12 August 1996, after you had operated on me on 3 July of the same year.
This summer my cousin, who does not miss a Turin International Book Fair, even to die, was lucky enough to meet you and I, as a consequence, to receive your book with the dedication that I really appreciated.
My cousin, giving me the book, told me that I would have had a pleasant surprise. I found it only in advanced reading, finding my 1996’s letter back. I would have liked to write you as soon as I received the book, but I preferred to do it when I finished reading it.
Am I so slow in reading? Not really, but I have to spend the days writing and reading for work and I have very little time to read what I want…
I liked your book so much because, perhaps without your wanting it to the end, your person come out.
You are really rich in sincerity and simplicity and your undisputed professional skills are greatly exalted by your greatest kindness of heart.
I liked everything about the book: the successes and also the bitterness, the suffering and the defeats.
I think of the joy you gave to thousands of people with your life organized as a mission, with a strong orientation, given from the beginning.
There are so many people who are grateful to you or at least they should be.
I repeat to you all my gratitude: I thought that my life would end at the age of 49 and instead, at 71, I find myself still committed, full time, to help poor young people who have become the purpose of my life.
You still have a lot to give and many are still waiting to receive a renewed heart from you.
I feel I can say that you truly renew hearts, not only physically but also spiritually, because, while working with “the red thread of life”, you know that you are collaborating with the God of life to prolong this earthly experience that it is destined to an infinite in which you and I believe.
Thank you Dr. Diena, not only for the intervention that has prolonged me this life that I love and that I am happy to give, but also and above all for the testimony of your life that has become a transparent proposal for those who find themselves living a life nonsense.
May the Lord of life continue to give you the gift of “a heart as big as the sands of the sea” (from a song dedicated to Don Bosco).
With so much gratitude and affection,
Don Felice
Dear Dr. Diena,
after many years, since I am still alive, thanks also to her, I turn up again.
The first and last letter I sent to you dates back to 12 August 1996, after you had operated on me on 3 July of the same year.
This summer my cousin, who does not miss a Turin International Book Fair, even to die, was lucky enough to meet you and I, as a consequence, to receive your book with the dedication that I really appreciated.
My cousin, giving me the book, told me that I would have had a pleasant surprise. I found it only in advanced reading, finding my 1996’s letter back. I would have liked to write you as soon as I received the book, but I preferred to do it when I finished reading it.
Am I so slow in reading? Not really, but I have to spend the days writing and reading for work and I have very little time to read what I want…
I liked your book so much because, perhaps without your wanting it to the end, your person come out.
You are really rich in sincerity and simplicity and your undisputed professional skills are greatly exalted by your greatest kindness of heart.
I liked everything about the book: the successes and also the bitterness, the suffering and the defeats.
I think of the joy you gave to thousands of people with your life organized as a mission, with a strong orientation, given from the beginning.
There are so many people who are grateful to you or at least they should be.
I repeat to you all my gratitude: I thought that my life would end at the age of 49 and instead, at 71, I find myself still committed, full time, to help poor young people who have become the purpose of my life.
You still have a lot to give and many are still waiting to receive a renewed heart from you.
I feel I can say that you truly renew hearts, not only physically but also spiritually, because, while working with “the red thread of life”, you know that you are collaborating with the God of life to prolong this earthly experience that it is destined to an infinite in which you and I believe.
Thank you Dr. Diena, not only for the intervention that has prolonged me this life that I love and that I am happy to give, but also and above all for the testimony of your life that has become a transparent proposal for those who find themselves living a life nonsense.
May the Lord of life continue to give you the gift of “a heart as big as the sands of the sea” (from a song dedicated to Don Bosco).
With so much gratitude and affection,
Don Felice

Don Felice

Goodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughterGoodmorning Dr. Diena, on 12 August 1994 in San Donato you operated my father giving him a new life (4 bypass). Giving him the opportunity to see us grow up, accompany me to the altar, see his grandchildren born and grow up and unfortunately almost three years ago, accompany me in the last farewell to my husband. Since then he has dedicated his time and his affection to cheer up my children as soon as teenagers. Often in these 24 years he told me about you and your great humanity and professionalism. He tells us how the evening before the surgery you wanted to know him and inform him of everything that would have happened the day after. I was a little less than thirty years old but no courage, when you came out and I was with my mother sitting in “passion room” I did not have the strength to listen, I left my mother the task. But I remember your eyes and your reassuring smile. In these years no one has ever forgotten Dr. Diena and in our thoughts there has always been the desire to see you again to say thank you from the heart. Always grateful Teresina Spandrio, Giulio Spandrio’s daughter

Teresina e Giulio S.

Good morning,
I write these few lines hoping that they can serve as a stimulus to all those who are or will be operated for different heart’s pathologies.
Ten years have passed since July 10, 2008, when I had to undergo surgery to replace the aortic valve, plus a heart’s plastic.
I worked my rehabilitation willingly, in a way that is within the reach of all those who believe they can do it.
Today I live a “normal” life, without any sacrifice, but with the respect to the limits allowed and my age: on September 15, 2018 I will be 79 years old.
My gratitude and esteem is directed to Dr. Marco Diena and his team, who have followed my case with real professionalism.
To Dr. Marco Diena and to all his collaborators,
a heartfelt thanks.
Good morning,
I write these few lines hoping that they can serve as a stimulus to all those who are or will be operated for different heart’s pathologies.
Ten years have passed since July 10, 2008, when I had to undergo surgery to replace the aortic valve, plus a heart’s plastic.
I worked my rehabilitation willingly, in a way that is within the reach of all those who believe they can do it.
Today I live a “normal” life, without any sacrifice, but with the respect to the limits allowed and my age: on September 15, 2018 I will be 79 years old.
My gratitude and esteem is directed to Dr. Marco Diena and his team, who have followed my case with real professionalism.
To Dr. Marco Diena and to all his collaborators,
a heartfelt thanks.

Francesco B.

Dear Lady,
in November 2011 I was operated by Dr. Diena for mitral prolapse.
Perfectly successful operation and after the rehabilitation I went back to cycling and in the mountains, my two passions.
Today, at the age of 78, I am very well and I do not know how to express to Dr. Diena all my recognition for giving me all these years of life and sport.
So I will gladly buy his book and I would be happy if the doctor could autograph it for me.
I enclose a photo taken at 5 years from the operation to testify to how well I am.
Give my regards to Dr. Diena.

Dear Lady,
in November 2011 I was operated by Dr. Diena for mitral prolapse.
Perfectly successful operation and after the rehabilitation I went back to cycling and in the mountains, my two passions.
Today, at the age of 78, I am very well and I do not know how to express to Dr. Diena all my recognition for giving me all these years of life and sport.
So I will gladly buy his book and I would be happy if the doctor could autograph it for me.
I enclose a photo taken at 5 years from the operation to testify to how well I am.
Give my regards to Dr. Diena.

Dear Lady,
in November 2011 I was operated by Dr. Diena for mitral prolapse.
Perfectly successful operation and after the rehabilitation I went back to cycling and in the mountains, my two passions.
Today, at the age of 78, I am very well and I do not know how to express to Dr. Diena all my recognition for giving me all these years of life and sport.
So I will gladly buy his book and I would be happy if the doctor could autograph it for me.
I enclose a photo taken at 5 years from the operation to testify to how well I am.
Give my regards to Dr. Diena.

Dear Lady,
in November 2011 I was operated by Dr. Diena for mitral prolapse.
Perfectly successful operation and after the rehabilitation I went back to cycling and in the mountains, my two passions.
Today, at the age of 78, I am very well and I do not know how to express to Dr. Diena all my recognition for giving me all these years of life and sport.
So I will gladly buy his book and I would be happy if the doctor could autograph it for me.
I enclose a photo taken at 5 years from the operation to testify to how well I am.
Give my regards to Dr. Diena.

Piero D.

To Dr. DIENA MARCO
RUNNING ONLY WITH THE HEART
In the hectic life that overwhelms us every day, only a passion relieved daily stress: running.
I approached this sport only to follow my children, but over time I appreciated the spirit of loyalty that it transmits and I started to participate in 10 km races around twenty years ago.
I arrived to do thirty-four marathons and four 100 km races (the 100 km of the Passatore), but with the passing of the years I was denied this “nice sacrifice” because of a heart problem.
As for every marathon runner, for me it was like losing the thread of life no longer able to continue on the road that had accompanied me for so many years.
Only with the help of dr. Marco Diena and the Cardioteam, where I found wonderful and helpful people, I was able to get closer to my old passion.
“When in the most prostrating pain, you feel an uncontrollable vital impulse emerge within you, in the face of death the most beautiful thing that can happen is the joy of being alive. Joy and pain seem antithetical, but they can live together and if it happens it is an excellent help to continue your life path “. (Luigi Lo Cascio, Dorando Pietri’s interpreter).
A thought goes to all those who in past years have not been able to take advantage of current medical techniques and that have not overcome problems like mine.
Many thanks to Dr. MARCO DIENA, to CARDIOTEAM and to all CLINICA SAN GAUDENZIO operators (CARDIOLOGY and CARDIOCURGERY)
To Dr. DIENA MARCO
RUNNING ONLY WITH THE HEART
In the hectic life that overwhelms us every day, only a passion relieved daily stress: running.
I approached this sport only to follow my children, but over time I appreciated the spirit of loyalty that it transmits and I started to participate in 10 km races around twenty years ago.
I arrived to do thirty-four marathons and four 100 km races (the 100 km of the Passatore), but with the passing of the years I was denied this “nice sacrifice” because of a heart problem.
As for every marathon runner, for me it was like losing the thread of life no longer able to continue on the road that had accompanied me for so many years.
Only with the help of dr. Marco Diena and the Cardioteam, where I found wonderful and helpful people, I was able to get closer to my old passion.
“When in the most prostrating pain, you feel an uncontrollable vital impulse emerge within you, in the face of death the most beautiful thing that can happen is the joy of being alive. Joy and pain seem antithetical, but they can live together and if it happens it is an excellent help to continue your life path “. (Luigi Lo Cascio, Dorando Pietri’s interpreter).
A thought goes to all those who in past years have not been able to take advantage of current medical techniques and that have not overcome problems like mine.
Many thanks to Dr. MARCO DIENA, to CARDIOTEAM and to all CLINICA SAN GAUDENZIO operators (CARDIOLOGY and CARDIOCURGERY)
To Dr. DIENA MARCO
RUNNING ONLY WITH THE HEART
In the hectic life that overwhelms us every day, only a passion relieved daily stress: running.
I approached this sport only to follow my children, but over time I appreciated the spirit of loyalty that it transmits and I started to participate in 10 km races around twenty years ago.
I arrived to do thirty-four marathons and four 100 km races (the 100 km of the Passatore), but with the passing of the years I was denied this “nice sacrifice” because of a heart problem.
As for every marathon runner, for me it was like losing the thread of life no longer able to continue on the road that had accompanied me for so many years.
Only with the help of dr. Marco Diena and the Cardioteam, where I found wonderful and helpful people, I was able to get closer to my old passion.
“When in the most prostrating pain, you feel an uncontrollable vital impulse emerge within you, in the face of death the most beautiful thing that can happen is the joy of being alive. Joy and pain seem antithetical, but they can live together and if it happens it is an excellent help to continue your life path “. (Luigi Lo Cascio, Dorando Pietri’s interpreter).
A thought goes to all those who in past years have not been able to take advantage of current medical techniques and that have not overcome problems like mine.
Many thanks to Dr. MARCO DIENA, to CARDIOTEAM and to all CLINICA SAN GAUDENZIO operators (CARDIOLOGY and CARDIOCURGERY)
To Dr. DIENA MARCO
RUNNING ONLY WITH THE HEART
In the hectic life that overwhelms us every day, only a passion relieved daily stress: running.
I approached this sport only to follow my children, but over time I appreciated the spirit of loyalty that it transmits and I started to participate in 10 km races around twenty years ago.
I arrived to do thirty-four marathons and four 100 km races (the 100 km of the Passatore), but with the passing of the years I was denied this “nice sacrifice” because of a heart problem.
As for every marathon runner, for me it was like losing the thread of life no longer able to continue on the road that had accompanied me for so many years.
Only with the help of dr. Marco Diena and the Cardioteam, where I found wonderful and helpful people, I was able to get closer to my old passion.
“When in the most prostrating pain, you feel an uncontrollable vital impulse emerge within you, in the face of death the most beautiful thing that can happen is the joy of being alive. Joy and pain seem antithetical, but they can live together and if it happens it is an excellent help to continue your life path “. (Luigi Lo Cascio, Dorando Pietri’s interpreter).
A thought goes to all those who in past years have not been able to take advantage of current medical techniques and that have not overcome problems like mine.
Many thanks to Dr. MARCO DIENA, to CARDIOTEAM and to all CLINICA SAN GAUDENZIO operators (CARDIOLOGY and CARDIOCURGERY)

Fernando R.