Demosthenes G Katritsis

Demosthenes G Katritsis

Editor-in-Chief, Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER)

Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, US

Biography

Dr Demosthenes G Katritsis MD, PhD (London), FRCP, FESC, FACC

Dr D Katritsis graduated from Athens Medical School in 1979. He trained in General Medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK from 1981 to 1984. During the period 1985-1990 he specialized in clinical and interventional cardiology at St Thomas’ Hospital. From 1990 to 1994 he gained experience in arrhythmias and interventional electrophysiology at St George’s Hospital, London. In 1991 he received his PhD degree on coronary angioplasty by the University of London, and in 1992 was appointed Lecturer in Clinical Electrophysiology at St George’s Hospital Medical School. He worked at St George’s until 1994 when he took up duties as Deputy Director of the Department of Cardiology at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens. In 1995 he was offered the post of Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at St Thomas’ Hospital with full admitting privileges, and in 2008 this appointment was renewed until retirement. In 1998 he was appointed Director of Cardiology at Athens Euroclinic, a new Institution with cutting-edge technology and facilities for a comprehensive cardiology service. In 2010 he was elected Visiting Professor at the City University of London, UK. In 2015 he started an official collaboration with the Division of Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, USA, and in June 2015 he was appointed Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr Katritsis has extensive experience in all aspects of interventional cardiology such as coronary angioplasty, mitral valvuloplasty, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVR), percutaneous cardiac defects closure, and renal denervation. In addition, he performs all kinds of electrophysiology procedures, including diagnostic electrophysiology studies, catheter ablation, and implantation of biventricular pacemakers and defibrillators. In 1994 he performed the first Inoue mitral valvuloplasty in Greece, and in 1996 he published preliminary results of one of the first international attempts for the treatment of atrial fibrillation with left atrial ablation. In 2003 Dr Katritsis published the first series in Greece with transplantation of autologous bone marrow cells for the regeneration of myocardial tissue in patients with a prior myocardial infarction. He currently runs active research programs on both coronary intervention and arrhythmias in collaboration with leading Universities and hospitals in Europe and the US. His current research interests include the study of coronary circulation and myocardial infarction, the evidence-based indications of coronary intervention, and the ablation therapy of cardiac arrhythmias, and especially atrial fibrillation.

Dr Katritsis has published over 250 articles in international medical journals on most aspects of clinical and interventional cardiology, and has co-authored several European and American textbooks of clinical cardiology.

He is the author, together with Professors John Camm of the University of London, UK, and Bernard Gersh, Mayo Clinic, USA, of the comprehensive cardiology textbook “Clinical Cardiology: Current Practice Guidelines”.

He is currently Editor in Chief of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review (AER), the official journal of the British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS).

He leads the Heart Center, a multidisciplinary group of interventional and clinical cardiologists, and offers comprehensive cardiac care at Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK.

Articles

What Cannot Be Missed: Important Publications on Electrophysiology in 2020

Sanjiv M Narayan, Hugh Calkins, Andrew Grace, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2021;10(1):5–6.

Anisotropic Conduction and Re-entry in the Heart

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(4):174.

What Cannot Be Missed: Important Publications on Electrophysiology in 2019

Andrew Grace, Hugh Calkins, Ken Ellenbogen, et al

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(1):4.

Differential Diagnosis of Wide QRS Tachycardias

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Josep Brugada,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(3):155–60.

In Search of Homo Deus

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(3):112.

Evolution of the Editorial Board Underpins a Commitment to Change and Innovation

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(4):238–9.

What Cannot be Missed: Must-read Papers, 2018

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(2):81–2

Journal Impact Factor: Widely Used, Misused and Abused

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

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Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(3):153–5.

Everything Flows – Heraclitus

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(4):227.

Catheter Ablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Re-entrant Tachycardia: Facts and Fiction

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(4):230–1.

Genetic Approaches for the Treatment of Bradycardias

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

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Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2019;8(1):6

Preprints and STM publishing: A New Challenge to the Editors of Scientific and Medical Journals

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(3):153.

Evolution of the Editorial Board Underpins the Integrity of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(2):74.

Second-degree Atrioventricular Block: Conceptions and Misconceptions

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(2):77–8.

A Renovated Editorial Board

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(4):151

Choice of Ventricular Pacing Site: the End of Non-physiological, Apical Ventricular Pacing?

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(4):159–60.

Management of Complications in Anticoagulated Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

George D Katritsis, Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(4):167–78.

“What Cannot be Missed”: a New Service of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology Review

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(1):6

Unmissable EP Papers

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Andrew Grace, Angelo Auricchio, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(1):7

Mahaim Accessory Pathways

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Hein J Wellens, Mark E Josephson, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(1):29–32.

Clinical Electrophysiology: A Glimpse Into The Future

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(2):40.

Time for Practical Clinical Tools

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(3):103.

Executive Summary: European Heart Rhythm Association Consensus Document on the Management of Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Giuseppe Boriani, Francisco G Cosio, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(3):210–4.

Mark E Josephson The Elegance of Genius

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(1):5.

Consensus Document on Supraventricular Arrhythmias: A Valuable Initiative from EHRA

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(1):8

Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy: The Optimal QRS Duration Revisited

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(2):80-1

Classification, Electrophysiological Features and Therapy of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Mark E Josephson,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(2):130–5

A Clinical Perspective on Sudden Cardiac Death

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Bernard J Gersh, A John Camm, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(3):177–82

Closer Scientific Collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(3):158

Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation – Current Concepts

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Bernard J Gersh, A John Camm, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2015;4(2):100–7

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review – Time to Reflect

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2014;3(3):138

Widening our Circle of Influence

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2015;4(3):144

Early Repolarisation Syndrome – New Concepts

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Bernard J Gersh, A John Camm, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2015;4(3):169–71

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review – A New Era for NOAC Antidotes

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2015;4(1):8

Inherited Arrhythmias – Where do we Stand?

A John Camm, Bernard J Gersh, Demosthenes G Katritsis, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2014;3(2):80–4

Cardiac Autonomic Denervation for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

George D Katritsis, Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2014;3(2):113–5

Fractional Flow Reserve Derived from Coronary Imaging and Computational Fluid Dynamics

Demosthenes G Katritsis, Ioannis Pantos,

Citation: Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(3):145–50

Natriuretic Peptides as Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrences Following Electrical Cardioversion

Theodoros A Zografos, Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(2):109-14

The Electrocardiogram in Athletes Revisited

George D Katritsis, Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(2):99-104

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review – Do we Need Another Journal?

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2012;1(1):6

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review – Moving Forward

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(2):80

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review – Great Expectations

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2014;3(1):8

Use and Abuse of Internal Cardioverter Defibrillators for Primary Prevention

Joshua R Silverstein, Demosthenes G Katritsis, Mark E Josephson, et al

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2012;1(1):46–50

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review - A Promising Start

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(1):6

The Human Atrioventricular Node: Oedipus and the Riddle of the Sphinx

Demosthenes G Katritsis,

Published:

Citation: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2020;9(2):52–3.