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Karanasos Antonios, Assistant Professor

Karanasos Antonios

Sector: Division of Internal Medicine Ι

Clinic/Laboratory: Department of Internal Medicine

Knowledge Subject: Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology

Research Area: Interventional Cardiology

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Summary of Curriculum Vitae

Antonios Karanasos is an interventional cardiologist - intensivist, and he works as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology at the University of Patras.

He graduated from the Medical School of UoA in 2005, and completed his doctoral dissertation in interventional imaging in 2012 at the 1st Department of Cardiology of UoA. He has worked at the Thoraxcenter, Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam for 4 years. During his employment there, he completed his second doctoral dissertation (PhD thesis) in the field of interventional imaging (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2016). He has obtained a specialty in cardiology from the 1st Department of Cardiology of UoA at Hippokrateion General Hospital, while he has certification in interventional cardiology from the EAPCI, and recognized specialization in intensive care. Also, he has been trained in complex angioplasties and in the catheter treatment of structural heart diseases at 1st Department of Cardiology of UoA, Hippokrateio General Hospital.

His clinical work includes the clinical supervision of critically ill patients, and the performance of transcatheter interventions in the hemodynamic laboratory, including coronary angiographies, coronary angioplasties (PCI), transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure.

He has participated in various research programs in Greece and abroad, with his main research interest focusing on interventional imaging, especially by optical coherence tomography (OCT). He has (co-)authored more than 100 publications on Pubmed, as well as numerous chapters in Greek and international textbooks.

Undergraduate Courses

Selected Publications

  • Karanasos A, Simsek C, Serruys P, Ligthart J, Witberg K, van Geuns RJ, Sianos G, Zijlstra F, Regar E. Five-year optical coherence tomography follow-up of an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold: Changing the paradigm of coronary stenting? Circulation. 2012;126:e89-91
  • Karanasos A, Simsek C, Gnanadesigan M, van Ditzhuijzen NS, Freire R, Dijkstra J, Tu S, Van Mieghem N, van Soest G, de Jaegere P, Serruys PW, Zijlstra F, van Geuns RJ, Regar E. Oct assessment of the long-term vascular healing response 5 years after everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64:2343-2356
  • Karanasos A, Tu S, van Ditzhuijzen NS, Ligthart JM, Witberg K, Van Mieghem N, van Geuns RJ, de Jaegere P, Zijlstra F, Reiber JH, Regar E. A novel method to assess coronary artery bifurcations by oct: Cut-plane analysis for side-branch ostial assessment from a main-vessel pullback. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015;16:177-189
  • Karanasos A, Van Mieghem N, Bergmann MW, Hartman E, Ligthart J, van der Heide E, Heeger CH, Ouhlous M, Zijlstra F, Regar E, Daemen J. Multimodality intra-arterial imaging assessment of the vascular trauma induced by balloon-based and nonballoon-based renal denervation systems. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8:e002474
  • Karanasos A, Van Mieghem N, van Ditzhuijzen N, Felix C, Daemen J, Autar A, Onuma Y, Kurata M, Diletti R, Valgimigli M, Kauer F, van Beusekom H, de Jaegere P, Zijlstra F, van Geuns RJ, Regar E. Angiographic and optical coherence tomography insights into bioresorbable scaffold thrombosis: Single-center experience. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;8
  • Karanasos A, Tyrovolas K, Tsiachris D, Efremidis M, Kordalis A, Karmpalioti M, Prappa E, Karagiannis S, Aggeli C, Gatzoulis K, Tousoulis D, Tsioufis C, Toutouzas KP. Left Atrial Function Post Radiofrequency and Cryoballoon Ablation Assessed by Volume-Pressure Loops. Front Cardiovasc Med. 2022;9:830055. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2022.830055.
  • Zhang BC, Karanasos A, Gnanadesigan M, van der Sijde JN, van Ditzhuijzen N, Witberg K, Ligthart J, Diletti R, van Geuns RJ, Dijkstra J, Zijlstra F, van Soest G, Regar E. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of dynamic changes in non-culprit coronary atherosclerotic lesion morphology: A longitudinal oct study. Eurointervention. 2018;13:e2190-e2200
  • Diletti R, Karanasos A, Muramatsu T, Nakatani S, Van Mieghem NM, Onuma Y, Nauta ST, Ishibashi Y, Lenzen MJ, Ligthart J, Schultz C, Regar E, de Jaegere PP, Serruys PW, Zijlstra F, van Geuns RJ. Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for treatment of patients presenting with st-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Bvs stemi first study. Eur Heart J. 2014;35:777-786
  • van der Sijde JN, Karanasos A, van Ditzhuijzen NS, Okamura T, van Geuns RJ, Valgimigli M, Ligthart JM, Witberg KT, Wemelsfelder S, Fam JM, Zhang B, Diletti R, de Jaegere PP, van Mieghem NM, van Soest G, Zijlstra F, van Domburg RT, Regar E. Safety of optical coherence tomography in daily practice: A comparison with intravascular ultrasound. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017;18:467-474
  • Toutouzas K, Karanasos A, Tsiamis E, Riga M, Drakopoulou M, Synetos A, Papanikolaou A, Tsioufis C, Androulakis A, Stefanadi E, Tousoulis D, Stefanadis C. New insights by optical coherence tomography into the differences and similarities of culprit ruptured plaque morphology in non-st-elevation myocardial infarction and st-elevation myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 2011;161:1192-1199
  • Toutouzas K, Benetos G, Karanasos A, Chatzizisis YS, Giannopoulos AA, Tousoulis D. Vulnerable plaque imaging: Updates on new pathobiological mechanisms. Eur Heart J. 2015;36:3147-3154
  • Toutouzas K, Tsiamis E, Karanasos A, Drakopoulou M, Synetos A, Tsioufis C, Tousoulis D, Davlouros P, Alexopoulos D, Bouki K, Apostolou T, Stefanadis C. Morphological characteristics of culprit atheromatic plaque are associated with coronary flow after thrombolytic therapy: New implications of optical coherence tomography from a multicenter study. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2010;3:507-514
  • Villiger M, Otsuka K, Karanasos A, Doradla P, Ren J, Lippok N, Shishkov M, Daemen J, Diletti R, van Geuns RJ, Zijlstra F, van Soest G, Libby P, Regar E, Nadkarni SK, Bouma BE. Coronary plaque microstructure and composition modify optical polarization: A new endogenous contrast mechanism for optical frequency domain imaging. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018;11:1666-1676
  • Villiger M, Otsuka K, Karanasos A, Doradla P, Ren J, Lippok N, Shishkov M, Daemen J, Diletti R, van Geuns RJ, Zijlstra F, Dijkstra J, van Soest G, Regar E, Nadkarni SK, Bouma BE. Repeatability assessment of intravascular polarimetry in patients. IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 2018;37:1618-1625
  • Otsuka K, Villiger M, Karanasos A, van Zandvoort LJC, Doradla P, Ren J, Lippok N, Daemen J, Diletti R, van Geuns RJ, Zijlstra F, van Soest G, Dijkstra J, Nadkarni SK, Regar E, Bouma BE. Intravascular Polarimetry in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Aug 8. pii: S1936-878X(19)30599-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2019