Dardas Petros

Dardas Petros

Dr Petros Dardas

Cardiologist, Director of Catheterization Laboratory in St Luke’s Hospital, Greece


Medical  School, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 1985.

Medical Thesis: EXCELLENT <<Non invasive indices of systolic and diastolic left ventricular function in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy>>.

Medical  School, University of Ioannina, GREECE, 2000 (under Professor D.SIDERIS)


Full training and experience in clinical Cardiology.

Full training and experience in the Coronary Care Unit.

Full training and experience in echocardiography (both transthoracic and 2D – 3D transoesophageal). Performance of more than 400 2D and 3D transesophageal echocardiograms  per year ( including intraoperative procedures).

Experience in permanent pacing (>1500 procedures)

More than 20.000 Cardiac Catheterization procedures (first operator – femoral and radial approach). 

More than 7000 PTCAs (first operator), involving all forms of invasive procedures (stents, rotablator, IVUS, FFR).

Special interest in performing complex high-risk PCI’s with mechanical circulatory support (IABP, ECMO)

Special interest in Rotablation (> 500 procedures)

Full CTO program including anterograde, retrograde and CROSSBOSS approaches (>300 procedures)

Experience in structural heart disease (> 400 ASD/PFO closures as first operator). Experience in paravalvular leak closure.

TAVI program started September 2012 – 4 TAVIs per month (performance >300 TAVIS as first operator)

Mitral Clip program started September 2014 – participation in the RESHAPE trial



BOSTON PROCTOR for Rotablation


1.03.86 – 16.07.86: SHO in General Medicine, 424 General Military Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

17.07.86 – 5.08.87: Rural Medical Service. Katavothra Evrytania, Greece.

6.08.87 – 4.01.88: Internist in General Medicine, General Clinic, Thessaloniki, Greece.

5.01.88 – 5.01.89: SHO in General Medicine, IKA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

1.02.89 – 31.07.89: SHO in General Medicine, Leigh Infirmary, Manchester, England, under Dr J. Perkins, Consultant Physician. 

1.08.89 – 1.04.90: Clinical Fellow (Senior House Officer – SHO) in Cardiology, Cardiac Department, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, England, under Dr S. H. Taylor, Consultant Cardiologist.

2.04.90 – 31.07.91: Senior House Officer (SHO) in Cardiology and Coronary Care Unit, Bransley General Hospital, Sheffield, England, under Dr. G. Sandler, Consultant Physician and Cardiologist.

1.10.91 – 30.09.92: Clinical Fellow in Cardiology, Regional Cardiac Unit, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, England, under Dr L. M. Shapiro, Consultant Cardiologist. 

1.10.92 – 30.06.94: Registrar in Cardiology, Regional Cardiac Unit, Papworth Hospital, Cambrigde, England, under Dr L. M. Shapiro, Consultant Cardiologist.

1995 – 2012: Honorary Senior Registrar contract, for a period of one month per year, Regional Cardiac Unit, Papworth Hospital, Cambrigde, England, under Dr L. M. Shapiro, Consultant Cardiologist. At this period I have been participating in performing complex angioplasty and structural procedures.

3.07.94 – till today: Consultant Cardiologist, Catheterization Laboratory, Department of Invasive Cardiology, St Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece  


  • Hellenic Cardiac Society
  • Cardiac Society of Northern Greece
  • British Society of Echocardiography (November 1993)
  • British Cardiac Interventional Society (February 1998).
  • President of the Working Group for Valvular Diseases of the Greek Cardiac Society 2006-2008


  •  Participation and teaching in regular MRCP courses at Papworth Hospital, for the period 1991-94•    
  • Teaching transoesophageal echocardiography and cardiac catheterization procedures in younger registrars at Papworth Hospital, for the period 1992-94
  • Teaching transesophageal echocardiography at regular sessions at St Luke’s Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece  
  • Official proctor of BOSTON Scientific in Rotablation and IVUS training for SouthEastern Europe  since 2007   
  • Official proctor of MEDTRONIC in TAVI training.
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