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  • Ass Director, 3rd Cardiology Clinic

Specialty Areas & Research Interest

Specialty Areas

  • Interventional Cardiology

Research Interest

  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Interventions for coronary bifurcation lesions

Professional Experience

  • Interventional Cardiologist, San Raffaele & EMO Columbus Hospital, Milan, 2001-2002
  • Scientific Director, Mediolanum Cardiac Research, Milan, 2002-2003
  • Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Euroclinic Hospital, 2003-2006
  • Ass Director Cardiology Department, Euroclinic Hospital, 2006 –today

Medical Degree

Athens Medical School (1989)

  • Internal Medicine – Papademetriou Hospital, Athens (1993-1994)
  • Internal Medicine – Tameside General Hospital, Manchester, UK (1994-1995)
  • Cardiology – Ippokration Hospital, Athens (1995-1998)
  • Fellowship, San Raffaele & EMO Columbus Hospital, Milan, Italy (2000-2001)
  • General Medical Counsil (1994)
  • Cardiology Specialty (1998)
  • European Bifurcation Club (2005)
  • European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (2006)
  • English
  • Italian
  • European Society of cardiology Research Fellowship (2000)
  • 1st Award for excellence in research, Hellenic Society of Cardiology Congress (2003)

o Vavuranakis M, Stefanadis C, Toutouzas K, Pitsavos C, Spanos V, Toutouzas P: Impaired compensatory coronary artery enlargement to atherosclerosis contributes to the development of coronary artery stenosis in diabetic patients. An in vivo intravascular ultrasound study. Eur Heart J 1997; 18:1090-1094

o Sallam M, Spanos V, Briguori C, Di Mario C, Tzifos V, Dharmadhikari A, Albiero R, Colombo A: Predictors of re-occlusion after successful recanalization of chronic total occlusion J Invasive Cardiol 2001 Jul;13(7):511-15

o Toutouzas K, Stankovic G, Takagi T, Spanos V, Di Mario C, Albiero R, Corvaja N, Gaglione A, Colombo A: Outcome of treatment of aorto-ostial lesions involving the right coronary artery or a saphenous-vein graft with a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent Am J Cardiol 2002; 90:63-66

o Takagi T, Stankovic G, Finci L, Toutouzas K, Chieffo A, Spanos V, Liistro F, Briguori C, Corvaja N, Albiero R, Sivieri G, Paloschi R, Di Mario C, Colombo A: Results and long-term predictors of adverse clinical events after elective percutaneous interventions on unprotected left main coronary artery. Circulation 2002 Aug 6;106(6):698-702

o Stankovic G, Liistro F, Moshiri S, Briguori C, Corvaja N, Chieffo A, Montorfano M, Finci L, Spanos V, Di Mario C, Colombo A: Carotid artery stenting in the first 100 consecutive patients: results and follow-up Heart 2002; 88: 381-386

o Spanos V, Stankovic G, Tobis J, Colombo A: The challenge of in-stent restenosis; insights from intravascular ultrasound (review) Eur Heart J 2003; 24(2):138-150

o Colombo A., Spanos V.: A new technique for coronary bifurcations? Good news! (Editorial) J Invasive Cardiol 2003 Apr;15(4):184-5

o Briguori C, Sarais C, Pagnotta P, Airoldi F, Liistro F, Sgura F, Spanos V, Carlino M, Montorfano M, Di Mario C, Colombo A: Elective versus provisional intra-aortic balloon pumping in high-risk percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties Am Heart J 2003 Apr;145(4):700-7

o Colombo A, Orlic D, Stankovic G, Corvaja N, Spanos V, Motorfano M, Liistro F, Carlino M, Airoldi F, Chieffo A, Di Mario C: Preliminary observations regarding angiographic pattern of restenosis after rapamycin-eluting stents implantation Circulation 2003 May 6;107(17):2178-80

o Spanos V, Stankovic G, Colombo A: A tortuous distal carotid artery: How to overcome the problem, maintaining the goal to guarantee distal protection International J Invasive Cardiol 2003;5(2):77-80
o Airoldi F., Di Mario C., Stankovic G., Briguori C., Carlino M., Chieffo A., Liistro F., Montorfano M., Pagnotta P., Spanos V., Tavano D., Colombo A.: Clinical and angiographic outcome of directional atherectomy followed by stent implantation in de-novo coronary lesions located at the ostium of the left anterior descending artery 2003 Sep;89(9):1050-4

o Colombo A, Stankovic G, Orlic D, Corvaja N, Liistro F, Airoldi F, Chieffo A, Spanos V, Montorfano M, Di Mario C: Modified “T” Stenting Technique with “Crushing” for Bifurcation Lesions: Immediate Results and 30-day Outcome Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Oct;60(2):145-51

o Orlic D, Reimers B, Stanckovic G, Corvaja N, Chieffo A, Airoldi F, Spanos V, Favero L, Di Mario C, Colombo A: Initial experience with a new 8 French-compatible directional atherectomy catheter: immediate and mid-term results. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Oct;60(2):159-66

o Spanos V., Vitrella G., Colombo A.: Using intravascular ultrasound with drug-eluting stents. What have we learned so far? Minerva Cardioangiol. 2003 Oct;51(5):493-505, 505-11

o Stankovic G, Orlic D, Corvaja N, Airoldi F, Chieffo A, Spanos V, Motorfano M, Carlino M, Finci L, SanGiorgi M, Colombo A: Incidence, predictors, in-hospital, and late outcomes of coronary artery perforations.
Am J Cardiol. 2004 Jan 15;93(2):213-6

o Colombo A, Moses JW, Morice MC, Ludwig J, Holmes DR, Jr, Spanos V, Louvard E, Desmedt B, Di Mario C, Leon M: Randomized study to evaluate sirolimus-eluting stents implanted at coronary bifurcation lesions. Circulation 2004;109(10):1244-9

o Spanos V, Toutouzas P, Voridis E. Modified T stenting technique with crushing using paclitaxel-eluting stents. Hellenic Journal of Cardiology. 2004:213-217

o Spanos V, Toutouzas P. Multivessel coronary artery disease treated with drug-eluting stents Hellenic Journal of Cardiology. 2004:315-318

o Karabinos I, Spanos V: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in a patient with three small vessel disease: the role of intravascular ultrasound. Hellenic J Cardiol 2008 Nov-Dec;49(6):432-3

o Spanos V, Toutouzas P: The ever increasing role of percutaneous interventions in coronary revascularization. Hellenic J Cardiol 2010 Nov-Dec;51(6):512-7