Name:
Karpettas Nikos, MD PhD

Specialty:
Cardiologist

Medical School:
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece 

Internship:

Third University Department of Medicine, Athens Medical School, Greece



Residency:
Department of Cardiology, St. Vincenz Hospital, Katholisches Klinikum Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Department of Cardiology, Wuppertal Heart Centre, HELIOS Klinikum Wuppertal, associated with the Medical School of the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany Department of Cardiology, Limassol General Hospital

Fellowships:

Echocardiology Training Centre, “Tzaneio” General Hospital of Piraeus; Athens, Greece




Post Doctorate Training:

PhD student; Hypertension Centre, Third University Department of Medicine, Athens Medical School, Greece



Certification:
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Professional Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)


Academic Interests:

Clinical Cardiology

Arterial Hypertension (sustained, secondary, resistant)

Transthoracic and Transesophageal Echocardiography and novel technics (strain, 3D imaging, 3D remodelling)

Stress Echocardiography



Professional Highlights:
  • Reviewer of the 2018 ESC/ESH Guidelines on the management of Arterial Hypertension
  • Lecturer at the Medical School of the University of Cyprus


Publications:
1. Treatment-induced changes in ambulatory arterial stiffness index: one-year prospective study and meta-analysis.
Kollias A, Rarra V, Karpettas N, Roussias L, O'Brien E, Stergiou GS.
J Hypertens. 2015 Jun; 33 Suppl 1: e73.

2. High-fidelity digital recording and playback sphygmomanometry system: device description and proof of concept.
Lee J, Chee Y, Kim I, Karpettas N, Kollias A, Atkins N, Stergiou GS, O'Brien E.
Blood Press Monit. 2015; 20(5): 266-72.

3. The Mystery of High-density Lipoprotein: Quantity or Quality? Update on Therapeutic Strategies.
Katsi V, Kallistratos MS, Pavlidis AN, Karpettas N, Skoumas I, Pavleros N, Manolis AJ, Pitsavos C, Tousoulis D, Stefanadis C, Kallikazaros I.
Rev Cardiovasc Med. 2015; 16(1): 9-19.

4. Treatment-induced changes in ambulatory arterial stiffness index: one-year prospective study and meta-analysis of evidence.
Kollias A, Rarra V, Karpettas N, Roussias L, O'Brien E, Stergiou GS.
Hypertens Res. 2015; 38(9): 627-31.

5. Cost estimation of hypertension management based on home blood pressure monitoring alone or combined office and ambulatory blood pressure measurements.
Boubouchairopoulou N, Karpettas N, Athanasakis K, Kollias A, Protogerou AD, Achimastos A, Stergiou GS.
J Am Soc Hypertens. 2014; 8(10): 732-8.

6. How should I treat dislocation of a TAVI SAPIEN prosthesis into the left ventricle?
Tiroch K, Schleiting H, Karpettas N, Schmitz E, Vetter HO, Seyfarth M, Vorpahl M, Thomas M, Abdel-Wahab M, Sier H, Richardt G.
EuroIntervention. 2015; 10(11): 1370-2.

7. Home blood pressure monitoring: primary role in hypertension management.
Stergiou GS, Kollias A, Zeniodi M, Karpettas N, Ntineri A.
Curr Hypertens Rep. 2014; 16(8): 462.

8. Prediction of treatment induced changes in target organ damage by changes in clinic, home and ambulatory blood pressure.
Karpettas N, Destounis A, Kollias A, Nasothimiou E, Moyssakis I, Stergiou GS.
Hypertens Res. 2014; 37(6): 543-7. 

9. Home blood pressure monitoring alone versus combined clinic and ambulatory measurements in following treatment induced changes in blood pressure and organ damage.
Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Destounis A, Tzamouranis D, Nasothimiou E, Kollias A, Roussias L, Moyssakis I.
Am J Hypertens. 2014; 27(2): 184-92.

10. Patients' preference for ambulatory versus home blood pressure monitoring.
Nasothimiou E, Karpettas N, Dafni M, Stergiou G.
J Hum Hypertens. 2014; 28(4): 224-9.

11. Does atrial fibrillation affect the automated oscillometric blood pressure measurement?
Stergiou GS, Kollias A, Karpettas N
Hypertension 2013; 62 (5): e37.

12. Ambulatory and home blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents: diagnosis of hypertension and assessment of target organ damage.
Karpettas N, Nasothimiou E, Kollias A, Vazeou A, Stergiou GS
Hypertens Res 2013; 36 (4): 285-92.

13. Automatic office blood pressure measured without doctors or nurses present.
Ishikawa J, Nasothimiou EG, Karpettas N, McDoniel S, Feltheimer
SD, Stergiou GS, Pickering TG, Schwartz JE.
Blood Press Monit 2012; 17 (3): 96-102.

14. The European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for the validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults. Response to letter by Gallick D., Friedman BA, Alpert BS, Seller JD, Quinn DE, and Osborn D
Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Atkins N, O’Brien E.
Blood Press Monit 2012; 17 (1): 45-7.

15. A perfect replacement for the mercury sphygmomanometer: the case of the hybrid blood pressure monitor.
Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Kollias A, Destounis A, Tzamouranis D.
J Hum Hypertens. 2012; 26 (4): 220-7.

16. Tracking of blood pressure from childhood to adolescence in a Greek cohort.
Kollias A, Pantsiotou K, Karpettas N, Roussias L, Stergioui GS.
Eur J Public Health. 2012; 22 (3): 389-93.

17. Impact of applying the more stringent validation criteria of the revised European Society of Hypertension International Protocol 2010 on previous validation studies.
Stergiou G, Karpettas N, Atkins N, O’Brien E.
Blood Press Monit. 2011 Apr; 16(2): 67-73.

18. Office, ambulatory and home blood pressure measurements for the assessment of hypertension in children and adolescents.
Karpettas N, Kollias A, Vazeou A Stergiou GS.
Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Nov; 8(11): 1567-78.

19. European Society of Hypertension International Protocol: a success story and its future.
Stergiou G, Karpettas N, Atkins N, O’Brien E.
International hospital equipment & solutions. 2010 Apr-May; 36: 6-7.

20. Comparison of office, ambulatory and home blood pressure in children and adolescents on the basis of normalcy tables.
Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Panagiotakos DB, Vazeou A.
J Hum Hypertens. 2011 Apr; 25(4): 218-23.

21. European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010 for the validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults.
O’Brien E, Atkins N, Stergiou G, Karpettas N, Parati G, Asmar R, Imai Y, Wang J, Mengden T. and Shennan A. on behalf of the Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension.
Blood Press Monit 2010 Feb; 15(1): 23-38.

22. European Society of Hypertension International Protocol for the Validation of blood pressure monitors: A critical review of its application and rationale for revision.
Stergiou G, Karpettas N, Atkins N, O’Brien E.
Blood Press Monit 2010 Feb; 15(1): 39-48.

23. Are there really differences between home and daytime ambulatory blood pressure? Comparison using a novel dual-mode ambulatory and home monitor.
Stergiou GS, Tzamouranis D, Nasothimiou EG, Karpettas N, Protogerou A.
J Hum Hypertens. 2010; 24(3): 207-12.

24. Home blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents: a systematic review.
Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Kapoyiannis A, Stefanidis CJ, Vazeou A.
J Hypertens. 2009 Oct; 27(10): 1941-7.

25. Diagnostic accuracy of a home blood pressure monitor to detect atrial fibrillation.
Stergiou GS, Karpettas N, Protogerou A, Nasothimiou EG, Kyriakidis M.
J Hum Hypertens. 2009 Oct; 23(10): 654-8

Contact Info:

81 Agias Filaxeos street,

3087 Limassol, Cyprus
Tel: +357 25 345454
Fax: +357 25 381198
Email: karpettas@amc.com.cy