Dr Vassilis Barberis

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Dr. Vassilis I. Barberis MD, FESC, FHFA


Diploma of Advanced Studies in Heart Failure
(University of Zurich)

European Certification in Transesophageal Echocardiography 



Dr Barberis is fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC), president-elect of the Working Group on Heart Failure by the Cyprus Society of Cardiology (2014-2016), as well as Member of the Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow (HOT) initiative by the Heart Failure Association of the ESC and Member of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.


Ο Δρ. Μπαρμπέρης είναι ο πρώτος καρδιολόγος της Κύπρου στον οποίο απονέμεται η πιστοποίηση ανωτέρων σπουδών στην "Καρδιακή Ανεπάρκεια". ΔΙΑΒΑΣΕ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ ΕΔΩ



  1. Καρδιακή ανεπάρκεια
  2. Καρδιακή απεικόνιση με έμφαση στην υπερηχοκαρδιογραφία
  3. Κολπική μαρμαρυγή (με έμφαση στην μετεγχειρητική κατόπιν καρδιακών επεμβάσεων)
  4. Τηλεπαρακολούθηση στην καρδιακή ανεπάρκεια
  5. Αρτηριακή υπέρταση
  6. Υπερτροφία αριστερής κοιλίας


Special Expertise: Heart Failure and Cardiac Imaging | Καρδιακή Ανεπάρκεια και Καρδιακή Απεικόνιση.


Publications & Presentations:

1: Piepoli MF, Binno S, Corrà U, Seferovic P, Conraads V, Jaarsma T, Schmid JP, Filippatos G, Ponikowski PP; Committee on Exercise Physiology & Training of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC. ExtraHF survey: the first European survey on implementation of exercise training in heart failure patients. Eur J Heart Fail. 2015 Jun;17(6):631-8. (Collaborator).


2: Constantinides SS, Barberis VI, Mitselos L, Christou CP. Transradial primary percutaneous intervention in a rare case of anomalous origination of the left coronary artery system from the right aortic sinus. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Nov;7(11):e179-81.


3: Lambrinou E, Kalogirou F, Lamnisos D, Papathanassoglou E, Protopapas A, Sourtzi P, Barberis VI, Lemonidou C, Antoniades LC, Middleton N. The Greek version of the 9-item European Heart Failure Self-care Behaviour Scale: a multidimensional or a uni-dimensional scale? Heart Lung. 2014 Nov-Dec;43(6):494-9.


4: Lambrinou E, Kalogirou F, Lamnisos D, Middleton N, Sourtzi P, Lemonidou C, Barberis VI, Avraamides P, Christodoulou A, Ioannides M, Papathanassoglou E. Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Greek version of the Minnesota Living With Heart Failure questionnaire. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Jul-Aug;33(4):229-33.


5: Barberis VI, Mitselos L, Georghiou GP, Nicolaides P, Christou CP. Giant aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva causing right ventricular outflow obstruction. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Oct;14(10):986.


6: Barberis VI, Mitselos L, Lambrinou E, Christou CP. A very complex congenital heart anomaly: diagnosis through cardiac CT. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Mar;14(3):234.


7: Barberis VI, Komnou AE, Pistevos AC. Markedly elevated BNP levels unrelated to heart failure in a young septic patient postcesarean section. Eur J Intern Med. 2007 Dec;18(8):608-609.


8: Brili SV, Alexopoulos NA, Barberis VI, Gatzoulis MA, Barbetseas J, Chrysohoou C, Panagiotakos DB, Aggeli C, Gatzoulis KA, Stefanadis CI. Dobutamine stress echocardiography for the evaluation of cardiac reserve late after Fontan operation. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2007 Sep-Oct;48(5):252-7.


9: Barberis VI, Brili S, Dimopoulou M, Barbetseas J, Stefanadis C. Hepatocellular carcinoma with right atrial extension in a young patient with congenitally unguarded tricuspid orifice. Echocardiography.2006 May;23(5):417-20.


10: Brili SV, Barberis VI, Karamitros IA, Fourlas CA, Stefanadis CI. Mild cyanosis due to coexistence of congenitally corrected transposition of the great  arteries and Gerbode-type defect. Cardiology. 2006;105(1):41-2.


11: Brili S, Barberis VI, Drollias A, Barbetseas J, Stefanadis C. Tumor thrombus  extending from the inferior vena cava into the right atrium: first manifestation  of renal neoplasia in a patient with mitral stenosis. Echocardiography. 2005 Sep;22(8):693-4.


12: Aggeli C, Barberis VI, Vlachopoulos C, Tsiamis E, Stefanadis C. Acutethoracic aortic thrombosis after intra-aortic balloon pumping. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2006 Mar;7(2):175-6.


  • Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC).
  • Fellow of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (FHFA).
  • President of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the Cyprus Society of Cardiology (2016-2018).
  • Member of the European Study Group on Imaging of the Committee on Diagnosis of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC (HFA).
  • Member of the European Certification Committee for Transesophageal Echocardiography of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).
  • Member of the Heart Failure Specialists of Tomorrow (HOT) initiative by the Heart Failure Association of the ESC.


Associated Hospitals / Clinics


  • Service de Chirurgie, Hopital Hotel Dieu de Paris  (Dec, 2019 - Current)

    Ecole de Medicine Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI (July-September 1994, scholarship by the EU Community Programme Erasmus and Lingua).

  • Doctor   (Jan, 1998 - Jan, 1999)

    Tripoli Military Hospital

  • Specialization in Internal Medicine  (Jan, 1999 - Jan, 2001)

    Lamia General Hospital, Greece

  • Specialization in Cardiology at the First Department of Cardiology   (Jan, 2001 - Jan, 2005)

    University of Athens Medical School, Hippokrateio General Hospital of Athens

  • Yearly Postgraduate Course in Emergency Prehospital Medicine  (Jan, 2006 - Current)

    National Centre for Emergency Medical Service of Greece

  • Two-year clinical Postgraduate Course in Heart Failure  (Jan, 2014 - Jan, 2015)

    University Heart Center, University of Zurich


  • Medical degree  (Jan, 1990 - Jan, 1996)

    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School

  • Certified Cardiologist   ( - Jan, 2007)

    Hellenic Cardiological Society (2005) and the Cyprus Society of Cardiology

  • Certification in Advanced Life Support (ALS)  ( - Jan, 2007)

    European Reusscitation Council-ERC and the Cyprus Resuscitation Council

  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Heart Failure- Heart Failure Specialist  ( - Dec, 2019)

    European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the ESC

  • Certification in adult Transesophageal Echocardiography  ( - Jan, 2015)

    European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

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