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Finnish Cardiac Society

The Finnish Cardiac Society is a member of the European Society of Cardiology

Finland, FI


As a member of the Finnish Cardiac Society, you are automatically a member of the European Society of Cardiology and the ESC Community.


Board 2024-2026

President: Ass. Prof. Tuomas Kiviniemi, FESC

President-Elect: Prof. Marja Hedman

Past-President: Adj. Prof. Mika Laine

Secretary: Dr. Pekka Porela 

Vice-Secretary: Adj. Prof. Saara Sillanmäki

Treasurer: Dr. Anna-Mari Hekkala

Board Member: Dr. Henna Ala-Seppala

Board Member: Dr. Seija Kerkelä

Board Member: Dr. Sanna Uskela 

Board Member: Dr. Mari Ylinen

Editor in Chief: Doctor Sanna Laurila

Key information

Number of Members: 837

Year of Foundation: 1967

ESC Member since: 1968


Annual Spring Meeting, April 10-12, 2024, Helsinki, Finland (in Finnish)

Annual Autumn Meeting, October 2-4, 2024, Helsinki, Finland (in Finnish)

Working Groups

•    Acute Cardiac Care
•    Cardiac Arrhythmias and Pacing
•    Cardiovascular Imaging
•    Cardiovascular Research
•    Congenital Heart Disease
•    Heart Failure
•    Invasive Cardiology
•    Preventive Cardiology
•    Thrombosis
•    Valvular Heart Disease
•    Young Cardiologists


Sydänääni (Heart Sound) is the journal of the Finnish Cardiac Society. The first publication was in 1990. It is issued 4 times a year in Finnish.
Editor in chief: Heidi Lehtola

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Upcoming events

  • Friday 30 August - Monday 02 September 2024 (4 Days)
    30/08/2024 00:00 02/09/2024 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2024

    European Society of Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Society of Cardiology
    London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Wednesday 02 - Friday 04 October 2024 (3 Days)
    02/10/2024 02:00 04/10/2024 02:00 Europe/Paris Annual Autumn Meeting of the Finnish Cardiac Society London - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Finnish Cardiac Society DD/MM/YYYY