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British Cardiovascular Society

The British Cardiovascular Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

United Kingdom, GB


The British Cardiovascular Society is a charitable organisation involved in education, the setting of clinical standards and research into heart and circulatory diseases. Its membership is principally UK cardiologists but includes cardiac surgeons, other doctors and healthcare professionals.

The British Heart Foundation is a major national charity which plays a leading role in the fight against heart and circulatory disease and is the largest independent founder of heart research in the UK. The Foundation also plays an important role in funding education, both of the public and of health professionals, and in providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care.

Board 2018-2021

President: Prof. Simon Ray, FESC

Past-President: Dr S. Clarke, FESC

Honorary Secretary: Prof. Nick Linker, FESC

Treasurer: Dr David Walker, FESC

Key information

Number of members: 2461

Year of Foundation: 1922

ESC Member since: 1950

Heart is the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and has been published since 1939.

Published by BMJ, Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, through 24 issues a year. Topics cover the breadth of cardiovascular disease with special emphasis on valve disease, congenital heart disease, and inherited cardiovascular conditions as well as coronary disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, imaging, epidemiology, global health, genomics and translational science.

Each issue contains original scientific articles with accompanying editorials, reviews of recent advances in clinical and translational cardiovascular science, an extensive EBAC-accredited continuing professional education section (Education in Heart), the Image Challenge series of image-based cases with multiple choice questions, and JournalScan summarizing important papers published in other journals. Fur further information, please visit

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Upcoming events

  • Saturday 25 - Wednesday 29 August 2018 (5 Days)
    25/08/2018 00:00 29/08/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2018 European Society of Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Society of Cardiology
    Munich - Germany
  • Saturday 01 - Sunday 30 September 2018 (30 Days)
    01/09/2018 00:00 30/09/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris Postgraduate qualification in Sports Cardiology Munich - Germany true DD/MM/YYYY
    Endorsed by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology
    London - United Kingdom

    This unique programme addresses the increasing demand for individuals with an in-depth knowledge of this discipline.  Visit St George's University's website to learn more about the course programme.

  • Sunday 09 - Tuesday 11 September 2018 (3 Days)
    09/09/2018 00:00 11/09/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris PCR London Valves 2018 London - United Kingdom European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions true DD/MM/YYYY
    London - United Kingdom
  • Tuesday 02 October 2018
    02/10/2018 08:30 02/10/2018 16:30 Europe/Paris Cardiac Arrest, Resuscitation & Circulatory Support London - United Kingdom DD/MM/YYYY
    Endorsed by the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association
    London - United Kingdom

    Held at The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK

  • Thursday 04 - Saturday 06 October 2018 (3 Days)
    04/10/2018 00:00 06/10/2018 00:00 Europe/Paris EuroThrombosis 2018

    The 2016 edition will feature lectures and symposia ranging from pre-clinical research in hemostasis and thrombosis to clinical trials in venous and arterial thromboembolism.

    London - United Kingdom ESC Working Group on Thrombosis true DD/MM/YYYY
    ESC Working Group on Thrombosis
    Barcelona - Spain

    EuroThrombosis is the official meeting of the ESC Working Group on Thrombosis.

    Keep updated on Barcelona 2018 edition on the official website

  • Saturday 31 August - Wednesday 04 September 2019 (5 Days)
    31/08/2019 00:00 04/09/2019 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2019 Barcelona - Spain true DD/MM/YYYY
    Paris - France