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Dr Paraskevi Theocharis

Dr Paraskevi Theocharis

MD, PhD

Consultant in paediatric cardiology

Dr Paraskevi Theocharis is a paediatric cardiologist who has been at Evelina London since 2017 and specialises in advanced echocardiography, structural echocardiography, inpatient patient management, pulmonary hypertension and Kawasaki disease.

As an expert in advanced echocardiography including 3D echocardiography, deformational imaging, structural echocardiography and transoesophageal echocardiogram, Paraskevi provides crucial imaging information and guidance to interventionists and congenital cardiac surgeons to achieve the best results for patients.

Paraskevi also provides outpatient consultations for the majority of heart problems in children including heart murmurs, chest pain, palpitations, valve disease, pulmonary hypertension, endothelial disease. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Kawasaki team and the recently described multi-inflammatory syndrome team at Evelina London which is unique in the country for the inclusion of cardiology input.

Special interests

Paraskevi’s areas of expertise include paediatric cardiology (congenital and acquired), structural imaging, highly specialized echocardiography, chest pain and palpitations, children’s valve disease, pulmonary hypertension, Kawasaki disease and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

Treatments

  • 3D echocardiography
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Deformational imaging
  • Structural imaging
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Event monitor recording
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise test

Education

Paraskevi specialised in paediatrics and obtained her PhD in neonatal renal physiology in Greece, which was followed by extensive paediatric cardiology training in the UK.

Her interest in research started early  in her career and she is now an accomplished author, with numerous published articles and contributions to books about paediatric cardiology, echocardiography, early stages of atherosclerosis from childhood, pulmonary hypertension and neonatology.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology (AEPC)
GenderFemale
Language(s)English, French, Greek

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