Evangelos Giannitsis

Evangelos Giannitsis

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Heidelberg

Medical Department III, Heidelberg University Hospital



Dr. Giannitsis, an Assistant Professor of Medicine based in Heidelberg, holds a medical degree from the University of Homburg. He pursued advanced training in internal medicine and cardiology at Lübeck University Hospital in Germany. Additionally, he completed a Ph.D. in internal medicine before assuming his current role in 2002.

Dr. Giannitsis's research is centered on cardiac biomarkers, specifically troponins, and their use in diagnosing coronary syndromes. He also specializes in cardiac MR imaging. Notably, he has served as the Principal National Coordinator in numerous clinical trials, including the PLATO trial, ATLAS-TIMI 46, and ATLAS-TIMI 51 trials.

He is an active member of various professional societies, prominently the European Society of Cardiology. Dr. Giannitsis's contributions extend to his role as a former program committee member for the ESC from 2010 to 2012. Furthermore, he is the visionary behind the Chest Pain Unit initiative of the German Society of Cardiology and currently presides as the Chair of the certification committee for Chest Pain Units.

Articles by Evangelos Giannitsis, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Heidelberg

Clinical Benefits of the Cardiac Troponin T-high Sensitive Assay in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Christian Mueller, Evangelos Giannitsis, James L Januzzi, et al

Citation: European Cardiology 2011;7(1):14–7

Current Recommendations for Interpretation of the Highly Sensitive Troponin T Assay for Diagnostic, Therapeutic and Prognostic Purposes in Patients with a Non-ST-segment-elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome

Evangelos Giannitsis, Hugo A Katus,

Citation: European Cardiology 2009;5(2):44–7