Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a cardiologist, working as researcher at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens-Greece and at Medical Imaging Research Center, University Hospital Gathuisberg in Leuven-Belgium. His main research interests are new modalities in cardiovascular imaging and he has received a scholarship from the Greek Society of Cardiology for research and education in this field. He has studied the effects of smoking on subclinical cardiac dysfunction using new imaging techniques since 2010.
He has been actively performing research on electronic cigarettes since 2011 as a principle investigator, in both clinical and laboratory level. Examples of his work include the first study on the cytotoxic effects of electronic cigarette vapor on cultured cells and the immediate effects of electronic cigarettes used on cardiac function and coronary circulation. Additionally, he has performed a worldwide online survey of almost 20,000 vapers, with results expected later this year. He has presented his research in major international scientific congresses and has published his work in medical journals.
During the E-Cigarette Summit he will present an overview on the safety/risk profile of electronic cigarettes and will discuss future research that is needed in this field.
Competing Interest: For some of the studies, the institution has received funding from e-cigarette companies. None of the researchers received any compensation for participating to the studies.
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos will be speaking at:
- 11:55 - 12:15
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