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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 represetantive: 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

Chairman - D. Nikas 

Working Group of Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology

Chairman - G. Triantis 

Working Group of Aorta and Peripheral Vessels

Chairman - G. Georgopoulos

Working Group of Imaging Techniques

Chairman – N. Alexopoulos

Working Group of Arterial Hypertension

Chairman – M. Marketou

Working Group of Valvular Heart Disease

Chairman – K. Lambropoulos

Working Group of Adult Congenital Adult Heart Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension 

Chairman – E. Demerouti

Working Group of Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chairman – G. Gkoumas

Working Group of Electrophysiology and Pacing

Chairman - K. Gatzoulis

Working Group of Echocardiology

Chairman – E. Karambinos

Working Group of Heart Failure

Chairman – A. Dalianis

Working Group of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 

Chairman – A. Mastrostokostopoulos

Working Group of Cardiac Surgery

Chairman – G. Lazopoulos

Working Group Cardiomyopathies, Basic Research and Inherited Diseases

Chairman – G. Lazaros

Working Group of Practising Cardiology

Chairman – F. Patsourakos

Working Group of Digital Cardiology

Chairman – G. Sianos

Working Group of Cardiogology

Chairman - D. Farmakis

Working group of Heart and Diabetes

Chairman - G. Siassos

Working group of Young Cardiologists

Chairman - M. Mantzouranis


Hellenic Journal of Cardiology journal is the journal of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology which 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 07 December 2023
    07/12/2023 00:00 07/12/2023 00:00 Europe/Paris 4th Stress Echocardiography Course true DD/MM/YYYY
    Endorsed by the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Athens - Greece
  • Friday 08 - Sunday 10 March 2024 (3 Days)
    08/03/2024 00:00 10/03/2024 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Acute CardioVascular Care 2024

    Athens - Greece Association for Acute CardioVascular Care true DD/MM/YYYY
    Association for Acute CardioVascular Care
    Athens - Greece

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

    Athens - Greece 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