Petros P. Mavrommatis, MD, FESC

CARDIAC CARE CENTRE

179 TASSOU PAPADOPOULOU AVE

PAPHOS, 8025 CYPRUS

Tel: +357-26-939500, Mob: +357-99632363, Fax: +357-26-939501

p.mavrommatis@gmail.com

www.cypruscardiac.com

Experience

SEPT. 2016 - PRESENT

Cardiac Care Centre, Paphos, Cyprus - Consultant Cardiologist
  • Performing specialized diagnostic techniques: ECG, exercise stress test, ECG recording (24-48 hours), colour echo Doppler, transoesophageal echo, and dobutamine stress echo

FEB. 2004 - AUG. 2016

Paphos General Hospital, Cyprus - Director of Cardiology
  • Director of newly founded Cardiology Department (12 years).

  • Head of five cardiologists serving the Cardiology ward, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, and cardiac outpatient clinics

  • Trained young doctors in Cardiology

 

JAN. 1984 - JAN. 2004

Paphos General Hospital, Cyprus - Specialist Cardiologist and Internist
  • Practiced internal medicine and cardiology (20 years)

  • Performed thrombolysis in acute myocardial infarction and massive pulmonary embolism (since 1987)

  • Trained in echocardiography under a WHO Fellowship at UCH and Middlesex Hospital in London, UK (Jun. - Aug. 1989)

  • Established and directed Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, offering services such as ECG, exercise stress test, ECG recording (24-48 hours), and echo Doppler (since Aug. 1990)

  • Contributed to the establishment and function of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit  in New Hospital (since 1991)

  • Trained in biplane transoesophageal echocardiography (1993, Athens, Greece) and subsequently pioneered the practice of transoesophageal echo in Cyprus and presented initial experience in local conferences.

  • Contributed to the performance of the first transseptal mitral balloon valvuloplasties at Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus (1994)

  • Trained in multiplane transesophageal, stress (dobutamine), intraoperative and contrast echocardiography under a Fulbright Fellowship at New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (Jun. - Aug. 1995)

  • Pioneered the practice of dobutamine stress echocardiography in Cyprus (since 1996)

  • For many years, transoesophageal and dobutamine stress echocardiography were exclusively performed at the Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory and offered to patients referred from other private and public hospitals throughout Cyprus

  • Trained both junior and qualified cardiologists from around Cyprus in transoesophageal and dobutamine stress echocardiography.

  • Participated in over 100 Cardiology Seminars around the world, as a lecturer/participant. Author/coauthor in a number of papers published in international and local peer reviewed medical journals.

 

SEPT. 1981 - DEC. 1983

Asclepeion Hospital, Athens, Greece - Specialist Cardiologist and Internist
  • Practiced  Internal  Medicine and  Cardiology, working in a very busy Cardiology Clinic, serving also hundreds of Orthopedic patients and gained huge experience (myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, intupated, operated patients in ICU, etc.)

Education

 

SEPT. 1970 - OCT. 1976

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School - Medical Diploma

APR. 1977 - APR. 1980

Greece Ministry of Health - Speciality in Internal Medicine
  • Trained in Internal Medicine/Cardiology Clinic at  Spiliopoulion Hospital for three years  gaining experience in both specialties, being responsible for patients suffering from a variety of diseases.

AUG. 1980 - AUG. 1981

Greece Ministry of Health - Speciality in Cardiology
  • Trained in Cardiology for one year at Laikon Hospital (Large University teaching Hospital), gaining cumulative experience in all fields of Cardiology (Cardiac Ward, Coronary Care Unit, Invasive and Noninvasive techniques).

Both specialities were awarded after formal examinations (1981 and 1982) and recognized by the Cyprus Ministry of Health.

Awards

  • WHO Fellowship (Honorary Registrar in Cardiology), UCH and Middlesex Hospital, London, UK (Jun. - Aug. 1989)

  • Fulbright Fellowship (Visiting Clinician), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Tufts University, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA (Jun. - Aug. 1995)

  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (April 2004).

Selected Publications

  • Karvounaris, S., G. Michas, V. Karampetsos, M. Soteriou, S. Foussas, and P. Mavrommatis. "Giant Unruptured Left Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm as an Unusual Cause of Ischemic Heart Failure." Hellenic J Cardiol 56 (2015): 441-443.

  • Karvounaris, S., V. Karampetsos, G. Michas, A. Argirou, and P. Mavrommatis. "Giant unruptured aneurysm of the left sinus of Valsalva as an unusual cause of ischaemic heart failure." European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging 15, no. suppl 2 (2014): ii230-ii231.

  • Thanopoulos, Basil D., Luigi Biasco, Petros Dardas, Ole De Backer, Panayiotis Avraamides, Dan Deleanou, Vlassis Ninios, Petros P. Mavrommatis, and Lars Soendergaard. "Catheter closure of atrial septal defects using the Cocoon septal occluder: Preliminary results of a European multicenter study." International Journal of Cardiology 177, no. 2 (2014): 418-422.

  • Nearchou, Nearchos S., Emmanouil N. Karatzis, Maria D. Lolaka, Panagiotis G. Marnelos, Marios D. Tsitsirikos, Joseph A. Moutiris, Petros P. Mavrommatis, and Alexandros K. Tsakiris. "Mitral A-wave deceleration time. A marker of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction following acute myocardial infarction?." International Journal of Cardiology 109, no. 1 (2006): 129-131.

  • Nearchou, N. S., A. Tsakiris, M. Lolaka, E. N. Karatzis, K. Flessa, J. Moutiris, P. Mavrommatis, and P. Skoulas. "Assessment of mitral-A wave deceleration time normal variations. The impact of age and gender." European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging 6, no. suppl 1 (2005): S172-S172.

  • Mavrommatis, P., M. Myrianthefs, C. Miltiadous, and C. Zambartas. "Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography as the Noninvasive Procedure of Choice for the Diagnosis of Primary Cardiac Echinococcosis." Disease Management and Clinical Outcomes 3, no. 1 (2001): 6-14.

  • Moutiris, Joseph A., Petros Mavrommatis, Costas Zambartas, and Michael Henein. "Isolated cardiac echinococcosis in Cyprus." International Journal of Cardiology 75, no. 1 (2000): 99-101.