Biography

Current Titles

  • Consultant, Pediatric Cardiology Department
  • Member of Athens Medical Association: Full Registration (Reg.No. 054182)
  • Member of GMC, Full registration, ref. n. 7118534

Specialty Areas & Research Interest

Specialty Areas

  • Fetal cardiology
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
  • Pediatric Arrhythmias

Research Interest

  • Fetal cardiology
  • Pediatric arrhythmias
  • Bioethics

Professional Experience

  • May 2017 – present: consultant, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, “EUROCLINIC PAIDON” hospital, Athens, Greece
  • April 2013- April 2018: consultant, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, “Rea ” hospital, Athens, Greece
  • October 2013 – present: consultant, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, “IASO PAIDON” hospital, Athens, Greece
  • March 2012 – October 2013: consultant, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, “MITERA” hospital, Athens, Greece
  • March 2011 – March 2012: Honorary Clinical Fellow, Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology dep. Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, Fetal Medicine Unit and Neonatal Unit, St. Georges Hospital, London, UK
  • June 2010 – February 2011: Pediatric cardiology clinic, “MITERA” Hospital, Athens.
  • July 2009 – June 2010: Registrar in Cardiology, 1st Cardiology Dep., Evaggelismos Gen. Hospital of Athens Chief: Professor A. S. Manolis, including 7 month training in Echo lab with a workload of approximately 20 cases/day and a total of 50 TEEs as first operator.
  • April 2009 – July 2009: Registrar in Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology Clinic, Onassis Cardiac Center, Athens. Chief: Prof. S. Rammos.
  • September 2006 – April 2009: Registrar in Cardiology, 1st Cardiology Dep., Evaggelismos Gen. Hospital of Athens Chief: Professor A. S. Manolis, including 5 month training in cardiac catheterization, 3 month training in electrophysiology and pacing lab, 3 month training in Acute Coronary Syndrome Unit, 2 month training in Nuclear Cardiology Dep.and 2 month training in exercise test laboratory.
  • October 2005 – March 2006: Registrar in Cardiology, Military Navy Hospital, Athens.

Medical Degree

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School (1993-1999)

Cardiology (Certificate of completion of specialty training in Cardiology obtained in June, 2010

  • Introductory Medical Statistics Course, National Heart and Lung Institute (Imperial College), London, UK, 10 – 11 November 2011
  • Cardiac Morphology Lectures, Cardiac Morphology Museum, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, London, UK, March 2011- March 2012
  • Adult Resuscitation and Defibrillation Update Course, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, London, UK, 4th April 2011
  • 5th European Echocardiography Course in Congenital Heart Disease, Institute of Child Health, London 6-9th October, 2010
  • “Effective Prenatal Screening of Congenital Heart Disease” Course, Brompton Fetal Cardiology, St George’s Fetal Medicine Unit, London, 6th-8th May, 2010
  • “Fetal Echocardiography” Course, ISUOG 6th International Scientific Meeting, Cairo, March 25-28, 2010
  • Erasmus Course on Cardiovascular MRI with CT correlation, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, Netherlands, October 2009.
  • “9th Cardiovascular MRI Workshop and 11th International Symposium on Echocardiography” Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Paleo Faliro, Greece, 1st-3rd October 2009
  • “Hypertension 2007: new Guidelines” Seminar of Hellenic Cardiology Society, 2007-2008
  • Seminar on “Biostatistics and epidemiology”, Hellenic Card. Society, September 2007
  • “Stress echo” laboratory, 1st University Cardiology Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens (September 2003 – June 2005), with a workload of approximately 20 cases/day.
  • Catheterization: Interventional Cardiology Laboratory, Cardiology Dep. 1st IKA Hospital, Athens (March 2006 – August 2006), with a workload of approximately 10-15 catheterizations/day.
  • Course on Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 4th Dep. of Internal Medicine, Sismanoglio Hospital of Athens (November 2002 – December 2002).
  • Postgraduate Congress on Euthanasia: Legal, Theological and Ethical aspects, Bioethics Committee of the Church of Greece, November 2001 – February 2002.
  • Postgraduate Congress on Reproductive techniques and Embryonic Development, Bioethics Committee of the Church of Greece, November 2001 – February 2002.
  • Fetal Cardiology: Fetal Cardiology dep. Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital, Fetal Medicine Unit and Neonatal Unit, St. Georges Hospital, London, UK
  • Cardiac catheterization: Cardiology Laboratory, Cardiology Dep. 1st IKA Hospital, Athens
  • Cardiac Ultrasound and stress echo: “Stress echo” laboratory, 1st University Cardiology Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens
  • English
  • Italian
  • Comparison of myocardial contrast echo with SPECT for the detection of coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients with chest pain and positive exercise test. Aggeli, Christaforatou, Roussakis, Michaelidis, Kokkinakis C, Brilli, Pitsavos, Stefanadis (Athens, GR) 3792, ESC Congress, Munich, 28 August- 1 September, 2004
  • Comparison of myocardial contrast echocardiography vs. dobutamine stress echocardiography in predicting myocardial recovery after revascularization in patients with LAD Aggeli, Tapanlis, Roussakis, Tsiamis, Brilli, Kokkinakis C, Chatzos, Stefanadis (Athens, GR) P2230, ESC Congress, Munich, 28 August- 1 September, 2004
  • Case presentation in 2nd “Advances in Echocardiography” seminar, 1st University Cardiology Dep. Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens, March 2004.
  • Prognostic value of dobutamine stress echo combined with myocardial contrast echo in patients with certain or possible coronary artery disease. Kokkinakis C, C. Aggeli, et al, 1st University Cardiology Dep. Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens , 25th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress, November 2004.
  • Comparative study between myocardial contrast echo and SPECT for the detection of Coronary artery disease n Hypertensives with chest pain history and positive exercise stress test, E. Christoforatou, … Kokkinakis C et al, 1st University Cardiology Dep. Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens , 25th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress, November 2004.
  • Value of combined Dobutamine Stress echocardiography and Myocardial Contrast echocardiography In determining Prognosis of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Aggeli, Roussakis, Kokkinakis C, Brilli, Latsios, Barbetseas, Pitsavos, Stefanadis (University of Athens, Athens, GR) 1139-85, ACC 54th Annual scientific session, Orlando, March 6-9, 2005
  • Combination of Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography and Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in predicting myocardial recovery after revascularization in patients with occluded coronary artery disease. Aggeli, Roussakis, Tapanlis, Kokkinakis C, Latsios, Brilli, Pitsavos, Stefanadis (University of Athens, Athens, GR) 1139-86, ACC 54th Annual scientific session, Orlando, March 6-9, 2005
  • Comparison of myocardial contrast echocardiography with single-photon emission computed tomography for the detection of coronary artery disease in patients with permanent pacemaker. Aggeli, AA Katsaros, G Roussakis, A P Michaelides, P Misovoulos, A Androulakis, Kokkinakis C, C Stefanadis (Athens, GR) ESC CONGRESS 2005
  • Value of combination of myocardial contrast echocardiography and dobutamine stress echo in diagnosing coronary disease in patients with left bundle branch block Aggeli, Kokkinakis C, M Lolaka, G Roussakis, E Christoforatou, A Maragiannis, P Misovoulos, C Stefanadis (Athens, GR) ESC CONGRESS 2005
  • Value of combined dobutamine stress echocardiography and myocardial contrast echocardiography in detecting coronary artery disease Aggeli, P Missovoulos, D Soulis, Kokkinakis C, G Roussakis, E Christoforatou, S V Brili, C Stefanadis (Athens, GR) ESC CONGRESS 2005
  • The role of contrast-enhanced real-time 3D stress echocardiography in diagnosing coronary artery disease Aggeli, P Missovoulos, G Roussakis, Kokkinakis C, E Christoforatou, S V Brili, J Barbetseas, C Stefanadis (Athens, GR) ESC CONGRESS 2005
  • Comparison of myocardial contrast echo with single photon emission computed tomography for detection of coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients with chest pain E Christofaratou, C Aggeli, G Roussakis, Kokkinakis C, P Misovoulos, G Giannopoulos, A Maragiannis, C Stefanadis (Athens, GR) EUROECHO 2005
  • Increased inflammatory and coagulant activity in patients with spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in the thoracic aorta C. Aggeli, G Giannopoulos, E. Economou, G. Roussakis, E. Christoforatou, Kokkinakis C, J. Barbetseas, C. Stefanadis (Athens GR), WCC 2006
  • End diastolic myocardial thickness, myocardial perfusion and reserve in predicting myocardial recovery after revascularisation in patients with occluded coronary artery disease Kokkinakis C, C. Aggeli, S. Tapanlis, G. Giannopoulos, E. Christoforatou, G. Roussakis, S. Brilli, J. Barbetseas, C. Stefanadis (Athens GR), WCC 2006
  • Comparison of adenosine myocardial contrast echocardiography to Tl – 201 SPECT in detecting coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients. C. Aggeli, E. Christoforatou, G. Giannopoulos, G. Roussakis, Kokkinakis C, S. Brilli, J. Barbetseas, C. Stefanadis (Athens GR), WCC 2006
  • Prognostic value of combined dobutamine stress echocardiography and myocardial contrast echocardiography in patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease Kokkinakis C, C. Aggeli, G. Roussakis, E. Christoforatou, G. Giannopoulos, S. Brilli, J. Barbetseas, C. Stefanadis (Athens GR), WCC 2006
  • Real-time three-dimensional dobutamine stress echocardiography in detection of myocardial ischemia – validation with coronary angiography G Giannopoulos, E Christoforatou, C Aggeli, G Roussakis, Kokkinakis C, S Brili, C Stefanadis EUROECHO 2006
  • Safety of real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography in combination with dobutamine stress testing: experience from 5450 studies. Aggeli, Giannopoulos, Roussakis, Christoforatou, Ntarladimas,  Marinos, Kokkinakis, Stefanadis European Heart Journal ( 2007 ) 28 ( Abstract Supplement ), ESC Congress 2007.
  • The diagnostic value of adenosine stress-contrast echocardiography for diagnosis of coronary artery disease in hypertensive patients: comparison to Tl-201 single-photon emission computed tomography. Aggeli C, Christoforatou E, Giannopoulos G, Roussakis G, Kokkinakis C, Barbetseas J, Vlachopoulos C, Stefanadis C. Am J Hypertens. 2007 May;20(5):539-40.
  • Real-time three-dimensional dobutamine stress echocardiography for coronary artery disease diagnosis: validation with coronary angiography. Aggeli C, Giannopoulos G, Misovoulos P, Roussakis G, Christoforatou E, Kokkinakis C, Brili S, Stefanadis C. 2007 Jun;93(6):672-5.
  • Detection of Coronary artery disease with stress – contrast echo in diabetic subjects. Comparison with non Kokkinakis C, G.Giannopoulos, et al 1st University Cardiology Dep. Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens , 28th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress, November 2007..
  • Safety of myocardial contrast echo, combined with dobutamine stress echo. G.Giannopoulos, Kokkinakis C, et al, 1st University Cardiology Dep. Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens , 28th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress, November 2007.
  • Impaired myocardial perfusion as detected with contrast echo during dobutamine infusion in subjects with coronary artery ectasia. G.Giannopoulos, Kokkinakis C, et al, 1st University Cardiology Dep. Athens Medical School, Hippocration Hospital of Athens, 28th Panhellenic Cardiology Congress, November 2007.
  • Cryoablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in children and adolescents: improved long-term outcomes with increasing experience. Cokkinakis C, Avramidis D, Alexopoulos C, Kirvassilis G, Papagiannis J., Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013 May-Jun;54(3):186-91