Demetris Yannopoulos, MD

Demetris Yannopoulos, MD
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University of Minnesota Health Heart Care - Minneapolis
Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St. SE
Floor 3
Minneapolis MN 55455

Philosophy of Care:

I am interested in delivering the best care to my patients based on current up-to-date evidence. My personal interests are coronary artery disease, valvular and structural disease and emergent cardiac care and cardiopulmonary.

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2010 - AHA Young Investigator Award in Resuscitation Science Symposium: “Effects of Timing of Intra-CPR and Post Resuscitation Hypothermia on Myocardial Infarction Size in a Porcine Model of Ischemic Cardiac Arrest”. November 13, 2010.

2009 - Best Resuscitation Abstract Award 2009 AHA Scientific Sessions: “Ventilation Rate and Use of the Impedance Threshold Device are Correlated with Hemodynamics During CPR in Human”

2009 - AHA Young Investigator Award Recipient in Resuscitation Science Symposium: “Mechanism of Pressure Transfer from the Thorax to the Cranium During Application of Negative Intrathoracic Pressure”.

2008 - AHA Young Investigator Award Recipient. “Intra-CPR Hypothermia with and Without Volume Loading in an Ischemic Model of Cardiac Arrest”. Resuscitation Science Symposium

2007 - Member of the AHA/ECC BLS and Research Working Group Subcommittees.

2007 - LW Miller award of clinical excellence and dedication to cardiovascular research.

2005 - AHA Young Investigator Award Recipient. “Intrathoracic Pressure Regulator During Continuous-Chest-Compression Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation Improves Vital Organ Perfusion Pressures in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest”.

O'Connor RE, Brady W, Brooks SC, Diercks D, Egan J, Ghaemmaghami C, Menon V, O'Neil BJ, Travers AH, Yannopoulos D. Part 10: Acute coronary syndromes: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation. 2010 Nov 2;122(18 Suppl 3):S787-817.

Aufderheide TP, Frascone RJ, Wayne MA, Mahoney BD, Robert A. Domeier RM, Olinger ML, Holcomb RG, Tupper DE, Yannopoulos D, Lurie KG. Treatment of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with an Impedance Threshold Device and Active Compression Decompression Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Improves Survival with Good Neurologic Function: Results from the ResQTrial. The Lancet; 2010. In Press.

Aufderheide TP, Yannopoulos D, Lick CJ; Myers B, Romig LA, Stothert, JC; Barnard J,; Vartanian L, Benditt DG. Implementing the 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines Improves Outcomes after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Heart Rhythm. 2010, 7(10):1357-62;.

Benditt DG, Goldstein M, Sutton R and Yannopoulos D. Dispatcher-Directed Bystander Initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Safe Step, but Only a First Step, in an Integrated Approach to Improving Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survival. Circulation. 2010;121:10-13.

Yannopoulos D, Matsuura T, McKnite S, Goodman N, Idris A, Tang W, Aufderheide TP, Lurie KG. No assisted ventilation CPR and 24-hour neurological outcomes in a porcine model of cardiac arrest. Cri Care Med, 2010; 38 (1) 254-260.

Yannopoulos D, Kotsifas K, Lurie KG. Advances in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics. 2009; 1:13-31.

Yannopoulos D, Zviman M, Kolandaivelu A, Ranjan R, , Castro V, Wilson RF, Halperin HR. Intra-CPR Hypothermia with and Without Volume Loading in an Ischemic Model of Cardiac Arrest. Circulation. 2009;120:1426-1435.

Yannopoulos D, Lurie KG, Sakaguchi S, Laura VanHeel, Benditt DG. Reduced Atrial Tachyarrhythmia Susceptibility Following Upgrade of Conventional Implanted Pulse Generator to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy in Patients with Heart Failure. JACC 2007; 50(13):1246-51.

Yannopoulos D, Nadkarni V, McKnite S, Benditt D, Lurie KG. Intrathoracic Pressure Regulator during Continuous-Chest-Compression Advanced Cardiac Resuscitation Improves Vital Organ Perfusion Pressures in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 2005 Aug 9;112(6):803-11.

Yannopoulos D, McKnite S, Aufderheide T, et al. Effects of Incomplete Chest Wall Decompression during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on Coronary and Cerebral Perfusion Pressures in a Porcine Model of Cardiac Arrest. Resuscitation 2005 64(3): 363-72.

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