Karatzis Emmanouel Cardiologist
Education & Academic Qualifications
- Resident in Cardiology at Red Cross Hospital, Athens Greece (2003-2007).Authorization and permission to practice medical Specialty of Cardiology (2007).
- PhD Thesis at Medical School of National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece 2006
- MBBS (Diploma in Medicine) Medical School of National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece (1991-1997)
- Higher Secondary School Certificate 6th Senior High School, Athens Greece (1987-1990)
- Secondary School Certificate 6th Senior High School, Athens Greece (1984–1987)
“The effects of Statins on Vascular endothelium and oxidative stress of patients with unstable angina” (Medical School of National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece 2006)
Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees
Athens Medical Association.
Hellenic Cardiological Society
Εuropean Society of Cardiology
Heart Failure Association (HFA) of European Society of Cardiology
Working Group on ‘Atherosclerosis and Vascular biology’’ of the European Society Cardiology
Working Group on Peripheral Circulation of European Society of Cardiology
Working Group on Aorta and Peripheral Vessels of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology.
AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals
International Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of American College of Cardiology,
American Journal of Physiology – (Heart and Circulatory Physiology), Heart
Clinical Cardiologist at Private Office and at Hygeia Hospital (2007-today)
Senior Resident in Cardiology at Hellenic Red Cross Hospital, Athens Greece (2003-2007)
Senior House Officer in Internal Medicine at “Spiliopoulio-Ag. Eleni” General Hospital of Athens Greece (2000-2002)
Senior House Officer in General Medicine at Karpathos Health Center (1998-2000)
Physician in General Medicine at Greek Army (1997-1998)
Clinical & Research Interest
Acute coronary syndromes
Honors & Awards
Praise of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology for an abstract [23ο National Cardiology Congress Athens 30/10-2/11/2002]
1st Award of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology for an abstract [23ο National Cardiology Congress Athens 30/10-2/11/2002]
Award of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology for an abstract [Working Group Seminar of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology 20-22/2/2003]
3rd Award of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology for an abstact: [24o National Cardiology Congress, Rhodes 2-4/10/2003]
Papamichael C, Karatzis E, Karatzi K, Aznaouridis K, Papaioannou T, Protogerou A, Stamatelopoulos K, Zampelas A, Lekakis J, Mavrikakis M. ‘’Red wine’s antioxidants counteract acute endothelial dysfunction caused by cigarette smoking in healthy non-smokers.’’ Am Heart J. 2004 Feb; 147(2): E5.
Karatzis E, Papaioannou T, Aznaouridis K, Karatzi K, Stamatelopoulos K, Zampelas A, Papamichael C, Lekakis J, Mavrikakis M. ‘’Acute effects of caffeine on blood pressure and wave reflections in healthy subjects:Should we consider monitoring central blood pressure?’’ Int J Cardiol 2005;98:425-430.
Karatzis E, Lekakis J, Papamichael C, Andreadou I, Cimponeriu A, Aznaouridis K, Papaioannou T, Protogerou A, Mavrikakis M. ‘’Rapid effect of pravastatin on endothelial function and lipid peroxidation in unstable angina.’’ Int J Cardiol 2005;101(1):65-70.
Κaratzis ΕΝ. ‘‘The role of inflammatory agents in endothelial function and their contribution to atherosclerosis’’. (Review article) Hellenic J Cardiol 2005;46:232-239.
Papaioannou TG, Karatzis EN, Papamichael CM, Karatzi KN, Zakopoulos NA, Lekakis JP, Mavrikakis M, Stefanadis C. ‘’Circadian variation of arterial pressure wave reflections.’’ Am J Hypertens 2006;19:259-263.
Papaioannou TG, Karatzis EN, Vavuranakis M, Lekakis JP, Stefanadis C. “Assessment of vascular wall shear stress and implications for atherosclerotic disease: A brief review.” Int J Cardiol 2006;113:12-18.
Karatzis EN, Ikonomidis I, Vamvakou G, Papaioannou TG, Protogerou AD, Andreadou, Voidonikola PT, Karatzi KN, Papamichael CM, Lekakis JP. “Long-term prognostic role of flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery after acute coronary syndromes without ST-elevation.” Am J Cardiol 2006; 98(11):1424-8.
Karatzis EN, Danias PG. Exposure to ionizing radiation from cardiovascular imaging and therapeutic procedures may be a considerable unrecognized risk for subsequent cancer development. J Am Coll Radiol 2008;6:694-5
Karatzis EN, Giannakopoulou AT, Papadakis JE, Karazachos AV, Nearchou NS. ‘’Myocardial performance index (Tei index). Evaluating the index application on myocardial infarction.’’ Hellenic J Cardiol 2009;50:60-65.
Lekakis J, Ikonomidis I, Palios J, Tsiodras S, Karatzis E, Poulakou G, Rallidis L, Antoniadou A, Panagopoulos P, Papadopoulos A, Triantafyllidi H, Giamarellou H, Kremastinos DT. “Association of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy With Increased Arterial Stiffness in Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus.” Am J Hypertens. 2009;8:828-34.