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Portuguese Society of Cardiology

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

Portugal, PT


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

Board 2017-2019

President: Prof. João Morais, FESC
Past President: Dr Miguel Mendes
President-Elect: Prof. Victor M. Gil, FESC
General Secretary: Dr. José Ferreira Santos
Treasurer: Dr. Diogo Magalhães Cavaco

key information

Number of Members: 1263
Year of Foundation: 1949
ESC Member since: 1950

Main Activities

  • Annual Congress
  • Guidelines
  • Clinical Trials and Surveys
  • Education and Training Courses

Working Groups

  • Geriatric Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology and Magnetic Resonance
  • Congenital Myocardiomiopathies in the Adolescents and in the Adult
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Echocardiography
  • Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Prevention
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology
  • Haemodynamic and Angiocardiography
  • Cardiac Heart Failure
  • Computers in Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Therapeutic
  • Thrombosis and Platelets
  • Hypertension Portuguese Association
  • Pacing, Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology Portuguese Association
  • Pulmonary Hypertension 


  • Ethics
  • Investigation
  • International relations
  • National Center of Data Collection in Cardiology
  • Nominating 

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