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Portuguese Society of Cardiology

Portuguese Society of Cardiology

The Portuguese Society of Cardiology is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

Portugal, PT


As a member of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology you are automatically a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the ESC Community.

Board 2015-2017

President: Dr Miguel Mendes
Past President: Prof. Jose Silva-Cardoso, FESC
President-Elect: Prof. João Morais, FESC
General Secretary: Dr Regina Ribeiras, FESC
Treasurer: Dr Manuel de Sousa Almeida

key information

Number of Members: 1263
Year of Foundation: 1949
ESC Member since: 1950

Main Activities

  • Annual Congress
  • Guidelines
  • Clinical Trials and Surveys
  • Education and Training Courses

Working Groups

  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology and Magnetic Resonance
  • Congenital Myocardiomiopathies in the Adolescents and in the Adult
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Echocardiography
  • Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology
  • Haemodynamic and Angiocardiography
  • Cardiac Heart Failure
  • Computers in Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Therapeutic
  • Thrombosis and Platelets
  • Hypertension Portuguese Association
  • Pacing, Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology Portuguese Association
  • Pulmonary Hypertension 


  • Ethics
  • Investigation
  • International relations
  • National Center of Data Collection in Cardiology
  • Nominating 

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming Events

  • Saturday 29 October 2016

    Lisbon - Portugal

    State of art assessment of hot topics in cardiomyopathies, athletes heart, preparticipation screening, sudden cardiac death in athletes - a clinical and multi modality imaging driven approach.


  • Saturday 22 - Tuesday 25 April 2017 (4 Days)

    Albufeira - Portugal


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain


  • European Society of Cardiology

    Saturday 26 - Wednesday 30 August 2017 (5 Days)

    Barcelona - Spain

    Spotlight 2016: 'The Heart Team' highlights the importance of teamwork and interactions between all professionals and specialties involved in managing patients with cardiovascular disease.