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Antonios Pitsis

Antonios Pitsis, PhD, FETCS, FESC

Head of Cardiac Surgery, Thessaloniki Heart Institute, Interbalkan Medical Center
Asklipiou 10, Pilaia
Thessaloniki  555 35
+30 2310 400850
+30 6945101201 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


University Hospital of Patras,Greece, General Surgery Residency (1990-1992)

University Hospital of Lund, Sweeden, Cardiothoracic Registrar (1992-1993)

Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK, Cardiothoracic SHO (1993-1994)

South Cleveland Hospital, UK, Cardiothoracic Registrar (1994-1996)

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK, Cardiothoracic Senior Registrar (1996-1998)

Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol, UK, Cardiac Surgeon, Consultant Senior Lecturer (1998-1999)

St. Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece, Head of Cardiac Surgery (1999- 2021)

Interbalkan Medical Center, Head of Cardiac Surgery, since May 2021

Clinical experience of more than 15.000 cardiac operations (as operating surgeon) and more than a thousand thoracic operations

Ex-member of the study group on Advanced Heart Failure of the Heart Failure of ESC (2005- 2010)

PhD on Mechanical Circulatory Support, University of Thrace, Greece (2006)

Founder and director of the St. Luke's Endoscopic Cardiac Surgery Training Centre (2019)

Founding member of the Endoscopic Cardiac Surgeons Club ( ECSC ) (2020).

Other Interests

Totally endoscopic mitral, aortic, tricuspid and adult congenital surgery.
Totally endoscopic surgery for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Surgical treatment of heart failure
Pulmonary endarterectomy


Operative steps of totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement.
Pitsis A, Boudoulas H, Boudoulas KD.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2020 Sep 1;31(3):424. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivaa102.
PMID: 32860037 No abstract available.
Rheumatic Fever Licks at the Joints, but Bites at the Heart.
Boudoulas KD, Pitsis A, Boudoulas H.
Cardiology. 2020;145(8):529-532. doi: 10.1159/000508659. Epub 2020 Jul 8.
PMID: 32640445 No abstract available.
The Use of MitraClip in Secondary Mitral Regurgitation and Heart Failure.
Boudoulas KD, Vallakati A, Pitsis AA, Orsinelli DA, Abraham WT.
Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2020 Dec;21(12):1606-1612. doi: 10.1016/j.carrev.2020.05.015. Epub 2020 May 19.
PMID: 32461047 Review.
Preoperative determination of artificial chordae tendineae length by transoesophageal echocardiography in totally endoscopic mitral valve repair.
Pitsis A, Tsotsolis N, Theofilogiannakos E, Boudoulas H, Boudoulas KD.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2020 Jul 1;31(1):20-27. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivaa046.
PMID: 32236536
Floppy mitral valve/mitral valve prolapse: A complex entity with multiple genotypes and phenotypes.
Boudoulas KD, Pitsis AA, Mazzaferri EL, Gumina RJ, Triposkiadis F, Boudoulas H.
Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2020 May-Jun;63(3):308-326. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.03.004. Epub 2020 Mar 19.
PMID: 32201287 Review.
Floppy Mitral Valve/Mitral Valve Prolapse (FMV/MVP): An unrevealed genotype - Phenotype relationship.
Boudoulas KD, Pitsis AA, Theofilogiannakos EK, Madiai F, Koenig S, Kelpis TG, Mohler PJ, Mazzaferri EL, Boudoulas H.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2020 Sep-Oct;61(5):354-356. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2019.12.007. Epub 2020 Jan 13.
PMID: 31945479 No abstract available.
Tricuspid Valve Disease: The "Forgotten Valve".
Boudoulas KD, Barbetseas J, Pitsis AA, Boudoulas H.
Cardiology. 2019;142(4):235-238. doi: 10.1159/000497816. Epub 2019 Jun 25.
PMID: 31238310 No abstract available.
Mitral valve repair: moving towards a personalized ring.
Pitsis A, Kelpis T, Theofilogiannakos E, Tsotsolis N, Boudoulas H, Boudoulas KD.
J Cardiothorac Surg. 2019 Jun 13;14(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s13019-019-0926-7.
PMID: 31196216 Free PMC article.
Malignant interventricular liposarcoma.
Tourmousoglou C, Kallifatidis A, Karamitsos T, Nikoloudakis N, Asimaki A, Pitsis A.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2019 Sep-Oct;60(5):329-330. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2019.01.011. Epub 2019 Jan 23.
PMID: 30682419 No abstract available.
Simultaneous implantation of MitraClip devices in a patient with severe mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation.
Ninios V, Tourmousoglou C, Mezilis N, Ninios I, Dardas P, Tsikaderis D, Theophylogiannakos S, Pitsis A.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2019 May-Jun;60(3):207-208. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2018.09.005. Epub 2018 Oct 4.
PMID: 30292473
Hospitalisations for heart failure predict mortality in pulmonary hypertension related to congenital heart disease.
Ntiloudi D, Apostolopoulou S, Vasiliadis K, Frogoudaki A, Tzifa A, Ntellos C, Brili S, Manginas A, Pitsis A, Kolios M, Karvounis H, Tsioufis C, Goudevenos J, Rammos S, Giannakoulas G; CHALLENGE investigators.
Heart. 2019 Mar;105(6):465-469. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313613. Epub 2018 Sep 29.
PMID: 30269081
Hybrid Coronary Revascularization and the Hybrid Cardiovascular Operating Room.
Boudoulas KD, Marmagkiolis K, Pitsis AA, Boudoulas H.
Cardiology. 2018;140(2):83-86. doi: 10.1159/000489040. Epub 2018 Jun 13.
PMID: 29898435 No abstract available.
Caught in the Act: Massive Pulmonary Thrombus Crossing a Patent Foramen Ovale.
Kallifatidis A, Tourmousoglou C, Gogas G, Nikoloudakis N, Pitsis A.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Mar;105(3):e139. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.11.009.
PMID: 29455829 No abstract available.
An Unusual Case of Arterial Embolism in an Adolescent With a Mitral Valve Repair With a Ring.
Tourmousoglou C, Karkos C, Fidanis T, Theofilogiannakos EK, Hytiroglou P, Pitsis A.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Oct;104(4):e315-e317. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.04.051.
PMID: 28935324
Matrix Metalloproteinase Polymorphisms in Patients with Floppy Mitral Valve/Mitral Valve Prolapse (FMV/MVP) and FMV/MVP Syndrome.
Lima SM, Pitsis AA, Kelpis TG, Shahin MH, Langaee TY, Cavallari LH, Theofilogiannakos EK, Boudoulas H, Boudoulas KD.
Cardiology. 2017;138(3):179-185. doi: 10.1159/000477656. Epub 2017 Jul 28.
PMID: 28750369
Adult congenital heart disease in Greece: Preliminary data from the CHALLENGE registry.
Giannakoulas G, Vasiliadis K, Frogoudaki A, Ntellos C, Tzifa A, Brili S, Manginas A, Papaphylactou M, Parcharidou D, Kampouridis N, Pitsis A, Chamaidi A, Kolios M, Papadopoulos G, Douras A, Davlouros P, Ntiloudi D, Karvounis H, Kalangos A, Tsioufis C, Rammos S; CHALLENGE investigators.
Int J Cardiol. 2017 Oct 15;245:109-113. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.07.024. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
PMID: 28743482
Elevated plasma levels of miR-29a are associated with hemolysis in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Ntelios D, Meditskou S, Efthimiadis G, Pitsis A, Nikolakaki E, Girtovitis F, Parcharidou D, Zegkos T, Kouidou S, Karvounis H, Tzimagiorgis G.
Clin Chim Acta. 2017 Aug;471:321-326. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2017.07.004. Epub 2017 Jul 4.
PMID: 28684219
Epidemiology and management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: experience from two expert centers.
Bazmpani MA, Arvanitaki A, Toumpourleka M, Pitsiou G, Panagiotidou E, Mouratoglou SA, Sianos G, Hadjimiltiades S, Pitsis A, Mayer E, Stanopoulos I, Karvounis H, Giannakoulas G.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2018 Jan-Feb;59(1):16-23. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2017.05.005. Epub 2017 May 17.
PMID: 28528258
Aortic Valve Stenosis in Alkaptonuria.
Tourmousoglou C, Nikoloudakis N, Pitsis A.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun;103(6):e557. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2017.01.070.
PMID: 28528068 No abstract available.
Left Ventricular Cardiac Hemangioma.
Tourmousoglou C, Nikoloudakis N, Kelpis T, Tsotsolis N, Ninios V, Kallifatidis A, Ninios E, Theofilogiannakos EK, Thoma M, Asimaki A, Pitsis A.
Am J Med. 2017 Aug;130(8):e337-e339. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.02.043. Epub 2017 Apr 2.
PMID: 28373114 No abstract available.
eComment: "Repair of an acute type A aortic dissection: how to deal with a residual dissected branchiocephalic artery aneurysm ".
Tourmousoglou C, Pitsis A, Nikoloudakis N.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb 1;24(2):312. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw434.
PMID: 28364484 No abstract available.
eComment: Expanding aortic arch pseudoaneurysm in a high-risk patient with previous coronary surgery: a treatment strategy.
Tourmousoglou C, Nikoloudakis N, Pitsis A.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar 1;24(3):473. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw447.
PMID: 28364437 No abstract available.
Acute intraoperative heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) and thrombosis during coronary artery bypass grafting: Two case reports providing evidence for the role of preoperative LMWH in triggering sensitization.
Khoury M, Pitsis A, Poumpouridou-Kioura H, Soufla G, Kanthou C, Matoula N, Angelidis A, Melissari E.
Thromb Res. 2016 Oct;146:126-130. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2016.08.020. Epub 2016 Aug 20.
PMID: 27597121
Floppy Mitral Valve (FMV) - Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) - Mitral Valvular Regurgitation and FMV/MVP Syndrome.
Boudoulas KD, Pitsis AA, Boudoulas H.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2016 Mar-Apr;57(2):73-85. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2016.03.001. Epub 2016 Apr 6.
PMID: 27445020 Review.
eComment. Is flexible band or rigid ring the best choice for functional tricuspid regurgitation?
Tourmousoglou C, Pitsis A, Nikoloudakis N, Dougenis D.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul;23(1):88-9. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw165.
PMID: 27325654 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
eComment: Aortic-root enlargement procedures: an invaluable surgical technique.
Tourmousoglou C, Pitsis A, Nikoloudakis N, Dougenis D.
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun;22(6):749. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivw130.
PMID: 27231247 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
Response to letter regarding article, "A word of caution: risk of device erosion after percutaneous treatment of atrial septal defect in patients with dilated aortic root".
Dardas PS, Thanopoulos V, Theofilogiannakos EK, Ninios V, Kallifatidis A, Pitsis AA.
Circulation. 2015 Feb 24;131(8):e356. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.012782.
PMID: 25712063 No abstract available.
A multidisciplinary approach to unplanned conversion from off-pump to on-pump beating heart coronary artery revascularization in patients with compromised left ventricular function.
Tsaousi G, Pitsis AA, Ioannidis GD, Vasilakos DG.
Crit Care Res Pract. 2014;2014:348021. doi: 10.1155/2014/348021. Epub 2014 Nov 12.
PMID: 25478216 Free PMC article.
Successful transapical transcatheter prosthetic mitral paravalvular leak closure.
Dardas PS, Kelpis TG, Ninios VN, Mezilis NE, Tsikaderis DD, Pitsis AA, Thanopoulos VD.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;55(6):510-1.
PMID: 25432203 No abstract available.
Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension: do not miss the chance for an early diagnosis.
Bagalas V, Paspala A, Sourla E, Akritidou S, Tsolakidou K, Boutou A, Pitsis AA, Manika K, Kioumis IP, Stanopoulos I, Pitsiou G.
Am J Case Rep. 2014 Sep 5;15:378-81. doi: 10.12659/AJCR.891014.
PMID: 25203436 Free PMC article.
Floppy mitral valve/mitral valve prolapse syndrome: Beta-adrenergic receptor polymorphism may contribute to the pathogenesis of symptoms.
Theofilogiannakos EK, Boudoulas KD, Gawronski BE, Langaee TY, Dardas PS, Ninios V, Kelpis TG, Johnson JA, Pitsis AA, Boudoulas H.
J Cardiol. 2015 May;65(5):434-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2014.07.020. Epub 2014 Sep 22.
PMID: 25172623
Flail septal leaflet of the tricuspid valve due to rupture of chordae tendineae ten years after pacemaker implantation.
Christogiannis Z, Korantzopoulos P, Pappas K, Pitsis A.
Int J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 20;176(2):e41-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.07.060. Epub 2014 Jul 12.
PMID: 25108684 No abstract available.
Surgical septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Greece: a single-center initial experience.
Efthimiadis GK, Pitsis A, Pagourelias ED, Kamperidis V, Kelpis T, Meditskou S, Hadjimiltiades S, Ninios V, Mezilis N, Maron BJ, Styliadis IH.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2014 Mar-Apr;55(2):132-8.
PMID: 24681791
A word of caution: risk of device erosion after percutaneous treatment of atrial septal defect in patients with dilated aortic root.
Dardas PS, Thanopoulos V, Theofilogiannakos EK, Ninios V, Kallifatidis A, Pitsis AA.
Circulation. 2014 Mar 25;129(12):e399-400. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.007877.
PMID: 24664220 No abstract available.
Implementation of EuroSCORE II as an adjunct to APACHE II model and SOFA score, for refining the prognostic accuracy in cardiac surgical patients.
Tsaousi GG, Pitsis AA, Ioannidis GD, Pourzitaki CK, Yannacou-Peftoulidou MN, Vasilakos DG.
J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2015 Dec;56(6):919-27. Epub 2014 Feb 13.
PMID: 24525523
Minimally invasive transapical aortic valve implantation and simultaneous major pulmonary resection.
Kelpis TG, Economopoulos VA, Nikoloudakis NE, Pitsis AA.
J Card Surg. 2013 Nov;28(6):660-2. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12223. Epub 2013 Sep 20.
PMID: 24112463
Pulmonary endarterectomy for thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.
Pitsis AA, Kelpis TG, Pitsiou GG, Stanopoulos I, Tatlis A, Nikoloudakis NE.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013 Jan-Feb;54(1):58-9.
PMID: 23340130 No abstract available.
Left ventricular lipoma: a three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic appearance.
Kelpis TG, Theofilogiannakos EK, Ninios VN, Pitsis AA.
J Card Surg. 2013 Jan;28(1):53. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12049. Epub 2012 Dec 4.
PMID: 23211064 No abstract available.
Unroofed coronary sinus as a cause of right heart dilatation in an elderly patient.
Kelpis TG, Ninios VN, Giannakoulas G, Spanos GP, Nikoloudakis NE, Pitsis AA.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2012 Sep-Oct;53(5):390-1.
PMID: 22995610 No abstract available.
Cerebral oxygenation impairment and S-100β protein release during off-pump coronary artery revascularization.
Tsaousi GG, Pitsis AA, Deliaslani DV, Amaniti EN, Karakoulas KA, Vasilakos DG.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2013 Apr;27(2):245-52. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2012.06.009. Epub 2012 Jul 18.
PMID: 22818497
Bi-ostial coronary thrombosis due to heparin induced thrombocytopenia.
Dardas PS, Tsikaderis DD, Theofilogiannakos EK, Spyrou AN, Mezilis NE, Ninios VN, Pitsis AA.
Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 10;162(2):e36-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.05.069. Epub 2012 Jun 3.
PMID: 22664366 No abstract available.
Mechanical assistance of the circulation during cardiogenic shock.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN.
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2011 Oct;17(5):425-38. doi: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e32834a75c1.
PMID: 21897218 Review.
ECMO as a bridge to high-risk rotablation of heavily calcified coronary arteries.
Dardas P, Mezilis N, Ninios V, Theofilogiannakos EK, Tsikaderis D, Tsotsolis N, Kolettas A, Nikoloudakis N, Pitsis AA.
Herz. 2012 Mar;37(2):225-30. doi: 10.1007/s00059-011-3489-5.
PMID: 21732095 Review.
Total ventricular assist for long-term treatment of heart failure.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN, Ninios V, Kremastinos DT.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Aug;142(2):464-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.11.014. Epub 2011 Feb 1.
PMID: 21277596 No abstract available.
Coronary ostial stenosis after aortic valve replacement: successful treatment of 2 patients with drug-eluting stents.
Ziakas AG, Economou FI, Charokopos NA, Pitsis AA, Parharidou DG, Papadopoulos TI, Parharidis GE.
Tex Heart Inst J. 2010;37(4):465-8.
PMID: 20844624 Free PMC article.
Clinical review: practical recommendations on the management of perioperative heart failure in cardiac surgery.
Mebazaa A, Pitsis AA, Rudiger A, Toller W, Longrois D, Ricksten SE, Bobek I, De Hert S, Wieselthaler G, Schirmer U, von Segesser LK, Sander M, Poldermans D, Ranucci M, Karpati PC, Wouters P, Seeberger M, Schmid ER, Weder W, Follath F.
Crit Care. 2010;14(2):201. doi: 10.1186/cc8153. Epub 2010 Apr 28.
PMID: 20497611 Free PMC article. Review.
Aortic valve papillary fibroelastoma: a three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic appearance.
Kelpis TG, Ninios VN, Economopoulos VA, Pitsis AA.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Jun;89(6):2043. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.09.033.
PMID: 20494087 No abstract available.
Images in cardiovascular medicine. Repeated successful thrombolysis of a Jarvik 2000 left ventricular assist device in a patient with noncompaction cardiomyopathy.
Ninios V, Visouli A, Pitsis A.
Circulation. 2010 Jan 26;121(3):e13-4. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3181cdb410.
PMID: 20100979 No abstract available.
Subclavian artery stenosis detected with transit-time flowmeter during OPCAB.
Economopoulos V, Psaltis E, Kelpis T, Pitsis A.
J Card Surg. 2010 Mar;25(2):176-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2009.00970.x. Epub 2010 Jan 4.
PMID: 20059613 No abstract available.
Subaortic stenosis in an adult caused by two discrete membranes: a three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic visualization.
Kelpis TG, Ninios VN, Dardas PS, Pitsis AA.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Nov;88(5):1703. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.01.067.
PMID: 19853150 No abstract available.
Mechanical circulatory support in the ICCU.
Pitsis AA, Visouli A.
Acute Card Care. 2009;11(4):204-15. doi: 10.1080/17482940903177028.
PMID: 19742354 Review.
Asymptomatic papillary fibroelastoma of the aortic valve in a young woman - a case report.
Parthenakis F, Nyktari E, Patrianakos A, Pitsis A, Asimaki A, Vardas P.
Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2009 Sep 2;7:43. doi: 10.1186/1476-7120-7-43.
PMID: 19725951 Free PMC article.
Minimally invasive transapical aortic valve-in-a-valve implantation for severe aortic regurgitation in a degenerated stentless bioprosthesis.
Kelpis TG, Mezilis NE, Ninios VN, Pitsis AA.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009 Oct;138(4):1018-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2009.05.020. Epub 2009 Jul 3.
PMID: 19660270 No abstract available.
Focusing on atrial remodeling in chronic mitral regurgitation: better prevent ventricular remodeling rather than treat.
Dardas PS, Pitsis AA.
Cardiology. 2009;114(2):130-1. doi: 10.1159/000224769. Epub 2009 Jun 12.
PMID: 19521077 No abstract available.
Palliative care in heart failure: a position statement from the palliative care workshop of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
Jaarsma T, Beattie JM, Ryder M, Rutten FH, McDonagh T, Mohacsi P, Murray SA, Grodzicki T, Bergh I, Metra M, Ekman I, Angermann C, Leventhal M, Pitsis A, Anker SD, Gavazzi A, Ponikowski P, Dickstein K, Delacretaz E, Blue L, Strasser F, McMurray J; Advanced Heart Failure Study Group of the HFA of the ESC.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2009 May;11(5):433-43. doi: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfp041.
PMID: 19386813 Review.
Mitral regurgitation in acute heart failure: the role of echocardiography.
Pitsis AA, Boudoulas H.
Cardiology. 2009;113(4):246-8. doi: 10.1159/000203642. Epub 2009 Feb 25.
PMID: 19246902 No abstract available.
Heart and lung transplantation: new flavours from old recipes.
Pitsis AA.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2008 Jul-Aug;49(4):238-40.
PMID: 18935710 No abstract available.
Will modern miniaturized left ventricular assist devices offer a viable alternative to heart transplantation?
Visouli AN, Pitsis AA.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2008 Sep-Oct;49(5):335-48.
PMID: 18846924 Review. No abstract available.
Update on ventricular assist device management in the ICU.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN.
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2008 Oct;14(5):569-78. doi: 10.1097/MCC.0b013e3283097653.
PMID: 18787451 Review.
Elective bridging to recovery after repair: the surgical approach to ventricular reverse remodeling.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN, Ninios V, Bougioukas G, Filippatos G, Kremastinos D, Burkhoff D, Long JW.
Artif Organs. 2008 Sep;32(9):730-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2008.00596.x. Epub 2008 Jul 30.
PMID: 18684205
Diverticulum of the left ventricle: etiology and surgical treatment.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN, Kelpis TG, Ninios VN, Nikoloudakis N, Parthenakis F, Vardas P.
Heart Surg Forum. 2008;11(2):E75-7. doi: 10.1532/HSF98.20071205.
PMID: 18430659
Left atrial function and work after surgical ventricular restoration in postmyocardial infarction heart failure.
Dardas PS, Pitsis AA, Mezilis NE, Tsikaderis DD, Ninios VN, Boudoulas H.
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2008 Jul;21(7):841-7. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2007.12.005. Epub 2008 Apr 2.
PMID: 18385015
Left ventricular assist device as a bridge to surgery in postinfarction ventricular septal defect.
Pitsis AA, Kelpis TG, Visouli AN, Bobotis G, Filippatos GS, Kremastinos DT.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008 Apr;135(4):951-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2007.12.004.
PMID: 18374789 No abstract available.
Feasibility study of a temporary percutaneous left ventricular assist device in cardiac surgery.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN, Burkhoff D, Dardas P, Mezilis N, Bougioukas G, Filippatos G.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2007 Dec;84(6):1993-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.06.048.
PMID: 18036923
Modified ross procedure: partially supported root replacement.
Pitsis AA, Kelpis TG, Ninios VN, Dardas PS, Visouli AN, Boudoulas HK.
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Dec;55(8):520-1. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-965482.
PMID: 18027342 No abstract available.
Advanced chronic heart failure: A position statement from the Study Group on Advanced Heart Failure of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
Metra M, Ponikowski P, Dickstein K, McMurray JJ, Gavazzi A, Bergh CH, Fraser AG, Jaarsma T, Pitsis A, Mohacsi P, Böhm M, Anker S, Dargie H, Brutsaert D, Komajda M; Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2007 Jun-Jul;9(6-7):684-94. doi: 10.1016/j.ejheart.2007.04.003. Epub 2007 May 3.
PMID: 17481947 Review.
Acute heart failure: is there a role for surgery?
Pitsis AA, Anagnostopoulos CE.
Heart Fail Rev. 2007 Jun;12(2):173-8. doi: 10.1007/s10741-007-9022-5.
PMID: 17453344 Review.
Modified (Valsalva graft) aortic root reimplantation for successful repair of pulmonary autograft aneurysm after Ross procedure.
Pitsis AA, Bougioukas IG, Kelpis TG, Dardas PS, Mezilis NE, Tsikaderis DD, Deliaslani D.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2007 Jan-Feb;48(1):47-9.
PMID: 17388111
First human implantation of a new rotary blood pump: design of the clinical feasibility study.
Pitsis AA, Visouli AN, Vassilikos V, Ninios VN, Sfirakis PD, Mezilis NE, Dardas PS, Filippatos GS, Bougioukas GI, Kremastinos DT, Long JW.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2006 Nov-Dec;47(6):368-76.
PMID: 17243510 Clinical Trial.
Ross procedure: medium-term results.
Pitsis AA, Kelpis TG, Dardas PS, Mezilis NE, Tsikaderis DD, Boudoulas HK.
Hellenic J Cardiol. 2006 May-Jun;47(3):160-3.
PMID: 16862824
Mitral valve reconstruction in a compound heterozygote for sickle cell anemia and hemoglobin Lepore.
Tziomalos K, Garipidou V, Houmpouridou E, Pitsis AA, Basayannis E.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Sep;130(3):932-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2005.02.037.
PMID: 16153972 No abstract available.
Temporary assist device for postcardiotomy cardiac failure.
Pitsis AA, Dardas P, Mezilis N, Nikoloudakis N, Filippatos G, Burkhoff D.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2004 Apr;77(4):1431-3. doi: 10.1016/S0003-4975(03)01305-5.
PMID: 15063283
Left atrial volumes, function and work before and after mitral valve repair in chronic mitral regurgitation.
Dardas PS, Pitsis AA, Tsikaderis DD, Mezilis NE, Geleris PN, Boudoulas HK.
J Heart Valve Dis. 2004 Jan;13(1):27-32.
PMID: 14765836
Effect of vertical dimension on efficacy of oral appliance therapy in obstructive sleep apnea.
Pitsis AJ, Darendeliler MA, Gotsopoulos H, Petocz P, Cistulli PA.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Sep 15;166(6):860-4. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200204-342OC.
PMID: 12231498 Clinical Trial.
Reduced postoperative blood loss and transfusion requirement after beating-heart coronary operations: a prospective randomized study.
Ascione R, Williams S, Lloyd CT, Sundaramoorthi T, Pitsis AA, Angelini GD.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2001 Apr;121(4):689-96. doi: 10.1067/mtc.2001.112823.
PMID: 11279409 Clinical Trial.
Haemodynamic changes during beating heart coronary surgery with the 'Bristol Technique'.
Watters MP, Ascione R, Ryder IG, Ciulli F, Pitsis AA, Angelini GD.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2001 Jan;19(1):34-40. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(00)00603-5.
PMID: 11163558
Oesophageal perforation following perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography.
Massey SR, Pitsis A, Mehta D, Callaway M.
Br J Anaesth. 2000 May;84(5):643-6. doi: 10.1093/bja/84.5.643.
PMID: 10844846
Inflammatory response after coronary revascularization with or without cardiopulmonary bypass.
Ascione R, Lloyd CT, Underwood MJ, Lotto AA, Pitsis AA, Angelini GD.
Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Apr;69(4):1198-204. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(00)01152-8.
PMID: 10800819 Clinical Trial.
Economic outcome of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery: a prospective randomized study.
Ascione R, Lloyd CT, Underwood MJ, Lotto AA, Pitsis AA, Angelini GD.
Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Dec;68(6):2237-42. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(99)01123-6.
PMID: 10617009 Clinical Trial.
Off pump coronary bypass grafting of the circumflex artery.
Pitsis AA, Angelini GD.
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1999 Oct;16(4):478-9. doi: 10.1016/s1010-7940(99)00292-4.
PMID: 10571100
A new strategy of total arterial revascularization.
Pitsis AA, Cullen HC, Musumeci F, Zaman AG, Butchart EG.
Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Apr;67(4):1186-7. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(99)00102-2.
PMID: 10320286
Combined therapies for composite graft infection after Bentall's procedure.
Pitsis AA, Angelini GD.
Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Feb;67(2):600.
PMID: 10197720 No abstract available.
Smooth muscle tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. A 10-year experience.
Spiliotis J, Scopa CD, Kyriakopoulou D, Pitsis A, Melachrinou M, Tzoracoleftherakis E, Androulakis J.
Eur J Surg Oncol. 1992 Dec;18(6):580-4.
PMID: 1478290