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Hellenic Society of Cardiology

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

Greece, GR


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



President: Prof. George Kochiadakis

President Elect: Prof. Konstantinos Toutouzas

Past President: Dr. Ioannis Kanakakis, FESC

General Secretary: Dr. Skevos Sideris

Treasurer: Dr. Nikos Kafkas


  • Dr. Aggeliki Mavroyianni 
  • Dr. Alexandros Stefanidis
  • Dr. Costas Papadopoulos
  • Dr. Nikos Patsourakos 

Trainee representative: Dr. Ioannis Kachrimanidis

Key information

Number of members: 1824

Year of foundation: 1948

ESC member since: 1952


The Annual National Congress of Cardiology focuses on the exchange of scientific information, encouraging interpersonal contact between Greek cardiologists.

The Annual Seminar of the Working Groups provides a more focused view (including registries and guidelines), since proceedings are organised by the 20 Working Groups. 

Additionally, it operates an Electronic Library, which may be accessed either by visiting the Hellenic Heart House or through the HCS website. 
Other activities fostered by the Hellenic Society of Cardiology include yearly grants for research and/or education, and also its Intramural Training Fellowship programme.

More information about other international meetings.

Educational Programme

  • Courses for Fellows in training
  • Annual Educational Programme of the Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology of the Hellenic Cardiological Society

Working Groups

Working Group of Acute Stroke

President - A. Tzikas

Working Group of Haemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology

President - I. Tsiafoutis

Working Group of Aorta and Peripheral Vessels

President - K. Katogiannis

Working Group of Imaging Techniques

President – I. Palios

Working Group of Arterial Hypertension

President – E. Kallistratos

Working Group of Valvular Heart Disease

President – K. Aggeli

Working Group of Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Pediatric Cardiology 

President – A. Komnou

Working Group of Prevention and Rehabilitation

President – E. Triantafyllidi

Working Group of Electrophysiology and Pacing

President - G. Andrikopoulos

Working Group of Echocardiology

President – A. Theodosis Georgilas

Working Group of Heart Failure

President – A. Stavrati

Working Group of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Intensive Care

President – G. Nikitas

Working Group of Cardiac Surgery

President – V. Androutsopoulou

Working Group of Cardiomyopathies, Basic Research and Inherited Diseases

President – A. Rigopoulos

Working Group of E-Cardiology

President – D. Farmakis

Working Group of Cardio-Oncology

President - K. Keramida

Working group of Heart and Diabetes

President - I. Economides

Working group of New Cardiologists

President - M. Mantzouranis

Working Group of Consultants in Professional Practice

President – F. Patsourakos


The Hellenic Journal of Cardiology is the journal of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology and aims to publish high-quality articles on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. A primary goal is to publish a number of original related articles in each issue.

First publication in 1957, it is issued 6 + 6 times a year in Greek & English.
Editor-in-Chief: Charalambos Vlachopoulos

ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines endorsed by your National Society




Upcoming Events

  • Thursday 25 - Saturday 27 April 2024 (3 Days)
    25/04/2024 00:00 27/04/2024 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Preventive Cardiology 2024

    European Association of Preventive Cardiology true DD/MM/YYYY
    European Association of Preventive Cardiology
    Athens - Greece

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

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