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  2. European Association of Paediatric Cardiologist (AEPC). Member of Society of Interventional Paediatric Cardiology
  3. Hellenic Society of Paediatric Cardiology – President Efect of the Working Group for Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension and Valvulopathies. 2018-2020).
  4. President of Scientific Board of Charity Organization “Coeur Pour Tous Hellas”.
  5. Hellenic Society of Paediatric Cardiology, expertize secretary
  6. British Congenital Cardiac Society (BCCS)
  7. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (Fellow)



Honorary Senior Lecturer, King’s College Medical School, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London, (2018- σήμερα)

Visiting Lecturer, King’s College Medical School, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, London (2010-2013)




(SCOPUS: Citations 528, H-index 11, Google Scholar: Citations 748, H –index 14, i10 index 18, Total Impact Factor: 158,76)

1. Mylonas KS, Tzifa A. Modified septostomy in D-transposition of great arteries with aneurysmal and intact atrial septum. World
Journal Paediatric Cardiac Surgery. Accepted for Publication. 2019

2. Karatza A, Mylonas KS, Tzifa A. Cardiol in the Young 2019;29(9):1208-1210

3. Krassas A, Tzifa A, Mallios D, Iliadis K. Platypneoa-Orthodeoxia syndrome after pulmonary lobectomy: a rare entity with a
difficult diagnosis. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2019. Jul 6

4.Polymerou Y, Bonou P, Tzifa A. Eur Heart Journal Case Reports. Accepted for Publication. 2019

5. Tzifa A, Avramidis D, Patris K. Coronary artery thrombosis in a neonate with critical aortic stenosis. Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Accepted for publication, 2019

6. Mc Elhinney D, Aboulhosn, Dvir D, Whisenant B, Eicken A, Ribichini F, Tzifa A, Hainstock MR, Martin M, Kornowski R, Schubert S, Latib A, Thomson J, Torres A, Meadows J, Delaney J, Guerrero M, Salizzoni S, El-Said H, Finkelstein A, George I, Gewillig M, Alvarez-Fuente M, Lamers L, Cheema A, Kreutzer J, Rudolph T, Hildick-Smith D, Cabalka A. Mid-term valve-related outcomes after transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve or valve-in-ring replacement. JACC 2019;73:148-157

7. Ntiloudi D, Apostolopoulou S, Vasiliadis k, Frogoudaki A, Tzifa A, Ntellos Ch, Brilli S, Manginas A, Pitsis A, Kolios M, Karvounis H, Tsioufis K, Goudevenos J, Rammos S, Giannakoulas G. Hospitalisations for heart failure predict mortality in pulmonary hypertension related to congenital heart disease. Heart 2018

8. Taggart NW, Cabalka AK, Eicken A, Aboulhosn JA, Thomson JDR, Whisenant B, Bocks ML, Schubert S, Jones TK, Asnes JD, Fagan TE, Meadows J, Hoyer M, Martin MH, Ing FF, Turner DR, Latib A, Tzifa A, Windecker S, Goldstein BH, Delaney JW, Kuo JA, Foerster S, Gillespie M, Butera G, Shahanavaz S, Horlick E, Boudjemline Y, Dvir D, McElhinney DB; VIVID Registry. Outcomes of transcatheter tricuspid valve-in-valve implantation in patients with Ebstein anomaly. Am J Cardiol 2018;121(2):262-268

9. Giannakoulas G, Vasiliadis K, Frogoudaki A, Ntellos C, Tzifa A, Brili S, Manginas A, Papaphylactou M, Parcharidou D, Kampouridis N, Pitsis A, Chamaidi A, Kolios M, Papadopoulos G, Douras A, Davlouros P, Ntiloudi D, Karvounis H, Kalangos A, Tsioufis C, Rammos S; CHALLENGE investigators. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Greece: Preliminary data from the CHALLENGE registry. Int J Cardiol 2017;245:109-113

10. Chrysohoou C, Katsi V, Trikalinos N, Tzifa A, Alexopoulos N, Brili S, Nihoyiannopoulos P, Tousoulis D. A case of aortic coarctation, bicuspid aortic valve and aortic sinus aneurysm in an adult with moderate hypertension. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2017;58:69-71

11. Mitropoulos F, Kanakis MA, Chatzis A, Kiaffas M, Azariades P, Tzifa A. Aorto-right ventricular tunnel: An uncommon problem with a common solution. Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016;49:295-7

12. Pushparajah K, Wong JK, Bellsham-Revell HR, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bell A, Tzifa A, Greil G, Simpson JM, Kut S, Razavi R. Magnetic Resonance Imaging catheter stress haemodynamics post-Fontan in hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;17:644-51

13. Pushparajah K, Tzifa A, Bell A, Wong JK, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bellsham-Revell HR, Greil G, Simpson JM, Schaeffter T, Razavi R. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance catheterization derived pulmonary vascular resistance and medium-term outcomes in congenital heart disease. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015;17:28.

14. Tzifa A, Momenah T, Al Sahari A, Al Khalaf K, Papagiannis J, Qureshi SA. Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation in the tricuspid position. EuroIntervention. 2014 Dec;10(8):995-9. doi: 10.4244/EIJV10I8A168.

15. Spargias K, Tzifa A, Chrissoheris M, Boumpoulis N, Nikolaou I, Pattakos E. Transapical closure of mitral prosthetic paravalvular leak. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2013 Sep-Oct;54(5):397-40

16. Tzifa A, Papagiannis J, Qureshi SA. Iatrogenic aortopulmonary window after balloon dilation of left pulmonary artery stenosis following arterial switch operation. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2013 Sep;25(9):E188-90

17. Tzifa A, Komnou A, Loggitsi D. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a premature baby with interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window. Cardiol Young. 2012 Nov 9:1-4

18. Tzifa A, Schaeffter T, Razavi R. MR-imaging guided cardiovascular interventions in young children. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2012 Feb;20(1):117-28

19. Tzifa A, Rosenthal E, Beerbaum P, Qureshi SA. Prolonging the life of a Blalock Taussig shunt. Cardiol Young 2011; 15:1-4.

20. Valverde I, Parish V, Tzifa A, Head C, Sarikouch S, Greil G, Schaeffter T, Razavi R, Beerbaum P. Cardiovascular MR dobutamine stress in adult tetralogy of Fallot: disparity between CMR volumetry and flow for cardiovascular function. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 ;33:1341-50

21. Motwani MS, Rafiei Y, Tzifa A, Seifalian AM. In-situ endothelialization of intravascular stents from progenitor stem cells coated with nanocomposites and functionalized biomolecules. Biotechnol Appl Biochem. 2011;58:213

22. Tzifa A, Ahmed I, Rosenthal E. Transhepatic portal vein access for balloon dilation of right upper pulmonary vein stenosis following infra-diaphragmatic TAPVD repair. Catheter Cardiovascular interventions, 2011, Μar 16

23. Tzifa A, Krombach GA, Krämer N, Krüger S, Schütte A, von Walter M, Schaeffter T, Qureshi S, Krasemann T, Rosenthal E, Schwartz CA, Varma G, Buhl A, Kohlmeier A, Bücker A, Günther RW, Razavi R. MR-Guided Cardiac Interventions Using MR-Safe Passive Devices: A Preclinical Study And First- In -Man Congenital Interventions. Circulation Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Nov 23

24.Krasemann T, Tzifa A, Rosenthal E, Qureshi SA. Stenting of modified and classical Blalock-Taussig shunts: lessons learned from seven consecutive cases. Cardiol Young. 2011;21:430-5.

25. Valverde I, Rosenthal E, Tzifa A, Desai P, Bell A, Pushparajah K, Qureshi S, Beerbaum P, Simpson J. Singleton-Merten syndrome and impaired cardiac function. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Nov 16;56(21):176

26. Tay EL, Peset A, Papaphylactou M, Inuzuka R, Alonso-Gonzalez R, Giannakoulas G, Tzifa A, Goletto S, Brobe C, Dimopoulos K, Gatzoulis MA. Replacement therapy for iron deficiency improves exercise capacity and quality of life in patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease and/or the Eisenmenger syndrome. Int J Cardiol. 2011;151(3):307-12

27. Tzifa A, Razavi R. Test occlusion of Fontan fenestration: unique contribution of interventional MRI. Heart. 2011;97:89

28. Krasemann T, Barlow A, Vigneswaran T, Tzifa A, Austin C, Greil G. 3D-MRI enables accurate preoperative diagnosis of extremely unusual great vessels in a neonate with complex congenital heart disease. Arch Dis Child. 2010;95:25

29.Tzifa A, Zidere V, Greil G, Austin C, Krasemann T. Intralimbic hematoma formation with an atrial septal aneurysm in a neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Am J Perinatol. 2010 Jun;27(6):481-3

30.Tzifa A, Gordon J, Tibby S, Qureshi SA. Comparison of balloon sizing and the use of colour flow diameter in patients with atrial septal defects undergoing transcatheter closure. Int J Cardiol. 2011;149(3):299-303

31.Tzifa A, Gauvreau K, Robert Geggel. Factors associated with development of atrial septal restriction in patients with tricuspid atresia involving the right-sided atrioventricular valve. Am Heart J. 2007;154:1235-4

32. Anagnostopoulos-Tzifa A. Management of aortic coarctation in adults: endovascular versus surgical therapy. Hellenic J Cardiol. 2007 ;48:290-5

33. Tzifa A, Barker C, Tibby SM, Simpson JM. Prenatal diagnosis of pulmonary atresia: impact on clinical presentation and early outcome. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007;92(3):F199-203.

34. Tzifa A, Audrey Marshall, Doff McElhinney, James Lock, Robert Geggel. Endovascular Treatment For Superior Vna Cava Occlusion or Obstruction in a Pediatric and Young Adult Population: A 22-Year Experience. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2007;49(9):1003-9.

35. Tzifa A, Ewert P, Brzezinska-Rajszys G, Peters B, Zubrzycka M, Rosenthal E, Berger F, Qureshi SA. Covered Cheatham –Platinum stents for aortic coarctation: Early and intermediate term results. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2006;47:1457-63.

36.Tzifa A, Robards M, Simpson JM. Plastic bronchitis; a serious complication of the Fontan operation. Int J Cardio 2005;101:513-434. Tzifa A, Tulloh RM, Rosenthal E. Spontaneous spasm of the arterial duct; a pitfall for transcatheter occlusion. Heart 2005 Jan;91(1):31

37. Tzifa A, Joashi U, Slavic Z. Recombinant t-PA in Myocardial Ischemia After Switch Operation. Pediatric Cardiology 2004;25:417-420

38. Tzifa A, Tulloh RMR. Coronary arterial complications before and after the arterial switch operation. Is the future clear? Cardiol Young 2002;12:164-171




1. Paravalvular leak closure: work-up, techniques and results. Halapas A, Chrissoheris M, Tzifa A, Bouboulis N, Nicolaou J,    Spargias K. Continuing Cardiology Education 2 (1), 47-51

  1. Cardiac MRI catheterization: a 10 year single institution experience and review. K Pushparajah, A Tzifa, R Razavi. Interventional Cardiology 2014;6(3), 335
  2. Atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia in a patient with superior-inferior ventricles and dextrocardia treated with cryoablation. Papagiannis J, Avramidis D, Tzifa A, Frogoudaki A. Hospital Chronicles 2012;7:241-244
  3. Transapical access mitral valve paravalvular leak closure. Spargias K, Tzifa A, Chrysoheris M, Mpoumpoulis N, Nikolaou I, Pattakos S. Hellenic Journal of Cardiology 2012;53:234-237
  4. Tzifa A, Qureshi SA. Respiratory failure after intrathoracic surgery. Congenital Cardiology today, April 2005 pg.15-20




  1. Myocardial ischaemia in Congenital Heart Disease – The role of non-invasive imaging Tan JL, Loong CY, Anagnostopoulos-Tzifa A, Kilner PJ, Gatzoulis MA.

Non Invasive Imaging in Myocardial    Ischaemia, Eds: C. Anagnostopoulos, J Bax, P Nihoyannopoulos, E van der Wall. 2006, Springer-Verlag, New York



Cardiology in the Young

Journal of the American College of Cardiology – Cardiovascular Imaging

Archives of Disease in Childhood

International Journal of Cardiology






1.Teaching in young Paediatric Cardiologists General Paediatric & Paediatric Cardiology on  Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital, King’s College Medical, London (2001-2010).
2. Regular teacher at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health  (MRCPCH course exam, 2003-2010, twice in  a year)
3. Supervisor of internal Paediatric & Paediatric Cardiology assistants (Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital και Royal Brompton Hospital, London (2001-2010))
4. Teaching young Paediatric Cardiologists of Interventional Cardiology on Congenital Heart Disease (United Kingdom (2008-2010).
5. Organised and run a postgraduate course (9 month course) in Paediatric Cardiology for 10 young Paediatricians and Cardiologists that led to a postgraduate certification, Mitera Hospital, (2013-2014)
6. Training young Interventional Cardiologists from Europe organised by AEPC (Interventional Paediatric Cardiology course, 2013-2018)



A scientific work of our team from London on the assessment of pulmonary hypertension in patients with congenital heart disease with hybrid cardiac catheterization (a combination of MRI and classical cardiac catheterization) was published.

A cardiac MRI  has become necessary  for patients with complex congenital  heart disease when its combination with hemodynamic pressure measurement can help differentiate management of patients with heart disease and pulmonary hypertension by changing their life expectancy.


Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance catheterization derived pulmonary vascular resistance and medium-term outcomes in congenital heart disease

Pushparajah K, Tzifa A, Bell A, Wong JK, Hussain T, Valverde I, Bellsham-Revell HR, Greil G, Simpson JM, Schaeffter T, Md RR.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 Apr 14;17(1):28