Giancarlo Rastelli

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Giancarlo Rastelli
Born(1933-06-25)25 June 1933
Pescara, Italy
Died2 February 1970(1970-02-02) (aged 36)
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Patronagedoctors, physicians, heart surgeons

Giancarlo Rastelli (1933–1970) was a cardiac surgeon. He was the creator of the Rastelli procedure. He died of cancer at just 36 years of age. At the time of his death he was the head of cardiovascular surgical research at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, MN. He has been suggested for sainthood by the Catholic Church, and his cause is currently in a waiting and prayer period.[citation needed]


  • "Cardiac Surgery Researcher". Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Retrieved 21 August 2010.