Oil Dedicated to Venerable Giancarlo Rastelli (Patron for Doctors , Physicians, and heart surgeons)
Venerable Giancarlo Rastelli (Patron for Doctors , Physicians, and heart surgeons) from A Blessed Call To Love.
Dr. Rastelli attended medical school at the University of Parma where, on 19th July 1957, he graduated cum laude and had the honor of having his graduation thesis printed.
During the third year of medical school, he had began to attend to the surgical department. And after his graduation, he continued to work there, devoting himself to his first scientific paper. During those years, he developed interest for cardiovascular surgery and experimental research, which offered, at that tiime, many challenges and extensive possibilities.
It was the beginning of the 1960s and cardiovascular surgery had only a few years of life: many difficulties were still present, many questions without answers. Many congenital heart diseases were inoperable or presented a very high rate of surgical mortality.
At the beginning of his residency, Dr. Rastelli choose to work in the hemodynamic laboratory directed by Dr. Swan, and for two years he studied the laws which rule the dynamics of the cardiovascular circuit. Studies which shall later be of great importance for his research.