Charalambos Vlachopoulos is an Associate Professor of Cardiology at the 1st
Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, University of Athens Medical
School with clinical interests in hypertension and interventional cardiology.
Professor Vlachopoulos is currently Chairman of the European Society of
Cardiology Working Group “Peripheral Circulation” and President of the ARTERY
He researches arterial function and structure with special interests on the
predictive role of arterial stiffness and central pressures for cardiovascular
events, on the effect of lifestyle and inflammation on arterial function, and on
the relation between arterial function and sexual dysfunction. His research
interests extend to pathophysiology of hypertension, novel vascular coronary
stents and the identification vulnerable plaque.
Professor Vlachopoulos has published more than 190 peer-review articles and
has been cited in over 7000 referenced publications in international peerreviewed
journals and medical textbooks of leading international publishers.
His H-index is 41. Together with Wilmer Nichols and Michael O’Rourke he has
authored the 6th Edition of “McDonald’s Blood Flow in Arteries”. He has
lectured extensively in international conferences.
He is a member of the Board of Hypertension, Artery Research, and Hellenic
Journal of Cardiology and a Reviewer for numerous Medical Journals.