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Dr Vasilios Papaioannou

Date: 30 September 2015 10:07

Personal Assistant

Tel: 0151 254 3350 

About Dr Vasilios (Vas) Papaioannou

Responsibilities at LHCH

  • Cardiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease in the Northwest ACHD Network
  • Pulmonary hypertension and adult congenital heart disease

Area of Practice

  • ACHD Northwest Network 

Special Clinical Interests

  • Pulmonary hypertension and adult congenital heart disease
  • Intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiogram for ACHD patients
  • Transition and transfer of care of paediatric patients to ACHD service
  • Pregnancy and ACHD
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test

Research Interests

  • Eisenmerger syndrome and Trisomy 21 population

Current Membership of Professional Regional and National Bodies

  • RCP London
  • Working Groups ACHD-European society of Cardiology

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • French
  • A little Italian and Spanish

Training and Education

  • Degree in medicine: Aristotelian University Of Thessaloniki-Greece
  • Specialization in General Cardiology: G.Gennimatas General Hospital and Hippokration University Hospital. Athens Greece
  • 2012-2014: Research and clinical Fellowship Adult Congenital Heart Disease. Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  • 2014-2015: Clinical Fellowship in ACHD Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London, UK
  • 2015-2016: Fellowship in Pulmonary Hypertension. Pulmonary Hypertension Unit - Royal Free Hospital London, UK
  • 2016-2018: Fellowship in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. University Southampton Hospital. Southampton-Oxford ACHD Network, Southampton, UK
  • 15/1/2018-20/08/2018: Locum Consultant ACHD. University Southampton Hospital, Southampton, UK


I enjoy my work and my everyday life. I keep a good balance between work and personal life. I enjoy socialising with friends, cycling, travelling around the world.


  • Contemporary cardiac surgery for adults with congenital heart disease (Heart Journal-August 2017)
  • Presentations-Abstracts: 
    • Women with previous surgery due to congenital heart disease - safety in pregnancy and possibility of giving birth to children with heart disease. 
    • Re-operation after total correction of tetralogy Fallot - Causes and results. 
    • The prevalence and clinical significance of mitral valve prolapse in childhood and adolescence - (ESC 2011, Paris)
    • European Cardiology Congress oral presentation on:  Pre participation cardiovascular screening of 1000 children and Adolescents. The significance of echocardiogram (Abstract session 1922).