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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: Assoc. Prof. Georgios Kochiadakis

President Elect: Prof. Costas Toutouzas

Past President: Dr. Ioannis-Georgios Kanakakis, FESC

General Secretary: Dr. Skevos Sideris

Treasurer: Dr. Nikos Kafkas

Key information

Number of members: 2780

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 Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology

Chairman – A. Dagre

Vice Chairman – G. Triantis

Working Group of Aorta and Peripheral Vessels

Chairman – A. Bechlioulis

Vice Chairman – G. Georgiopoulos

Working Group of Imaging Techniques

Chairman – C. Anagnostopoulos

Vice Chairman – N. Alexopoulos

Working Group of Arterial Hypertension

Chairman – K. Dimitriadis

Vice Chairman – M. Marketou

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

Chairman – A. Tzifa

Vice Chairman – K. Lampropoulos

Working Group of Prevention and Rehabilitation

Chairman – A. Theocharis

Vice Chairman – G. Goumas

Working Group of Electrophysiology and Pacing

Chairman - N. Fragkakis

Vice Chairman – K. Gatzoulis

Working Group of Echocardiology

Chairman – K. Papadopoulos

Vice Chairman – I. Karampinos

Working Group of Heart Failure

Chairman – G. Giamouzis

Vice Chairman – A. Ntalianis

Working Group of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and intensive care

Chairman – A. Synetos

Vice Chairman – A. Mastrokotopoulos

Working Group of Cardiac Surgery

Chairman – P. Dedeilias

Vice Chairman – G. Lazopoulos

Working Group Cardiomyopathies, Basic Research and Inherited Heart Diseases

Chairman – A. Tsatsopoulou

Vice Chairman – G. Lazaros

Working Group of Cardiac Nursing

Chairman – M. Kapella

Working Group of Consultation on Professional Issues to the Members of the Board

Chairman – F. Patsourakos

Working Group of Stroke

Steering Committee: C. Tsioufis, D. Nikas, G. Tsivgoulis, C. Vemmos, N. Liasis

Working Group of e-Cardiology

Steering Committee: G. Bompotis, G. Sianos

Working group of Cardio-Oncology

Steering Committee: I. Tsougkos, D. Farmakis, E. Repasos, K. Keramida, E. Angelopoulou


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: Dimitris Tousoulis.

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Upcoming Events

  • Friday 25 - Monday 28 August 2023 (4 Days)
    25/08/2023 00:00 28/08/2023 00:00 Europe/Paris ESC Congress 2023


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