Word of Introduction

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear members of the Czech Society of Cardiology, dear guests,

We would like to welcome you as traditionally to the 26th Annual Congress of the Czech Society of Cardiology with international participation, which takes place on 6-9 May 2018. This year's event will have a very interesting program composed mainly of educational blocks proposed by associations and working groups of our society and scientific presentations of active participants.

As in the past year we are going to continue with interactive sections, debates in favour and against, we will also continue with the proven educational blocks, including the educational sections designed especially for young cardiologists in pre-degree preparation.  We will endeavour to ensure that foreign guests participate, including the President of the European Society of Cardiology. One of the main topics of the Congress will be the role of a cardiologist for patients with a high risk of cardio-embolic stroke and his or her role in its solution.

 Naturally, it is not possible to physically attend all interesting presentations and blocks in the course of the Congress. Therefore, as in the previous years, we have prepared an access to the presentations with authors' permission on the CSC website.  Thus you will be able to see them any time. Also this year we will seek maximum integration of electronic media including an electronic program. For those of you who prefer the paper version, the printed program will still be available in a limited amount. However, we would be happy if the use of electronic media prevailed, with respect to the economical and ecological burden.

We firmly believe that the Congress program will attract your attention and we will meet in Brno. 


Prof. MUDr. Jiří Vítovec, CSc

Prof. MUDr. Jiří Vítovec, CSc
Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Prof. MUDr. Miloš Táborský, CSc, FESC, MBA

Prof. MUDr. Miloš Táborský, CSc, FESC, MBA
Chairman of the Czech Society of Cardiology


Prof. MUDr. Aleš Linhart, DrSc, FESC. FCMA
Chairman of the Program Committee