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Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS) is a non-profit organization comprising of cardiologists within the UAE that work under the umbrella of the Emirates Medical Association.


We aim to establish a strong network for the management, education and research so as to improve the quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.


Our mission is to educate the public and healthcare professionals in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease in the UAE. The Emirates Cardiac Society promotes health education within the community, raising awareness of health issues amongst the population and establishes strong partnerships with national and international health agencies and establishments.


8 working groups are working under the umbrella of the Emirates Cardiac Society to work on fulfilling our aims and they are leaded by eminent cardiologists in UAE: Intervention Working Group, Cardiac Surgery Working Group, Heart Failure, Prevention group, Pediatric and Congenital, EPS, Imaging, Acute cardiac care group.


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The Gulf Heart Association (GHA) is a leading not-for-profit, non-governmental regional organization that was Established in January 2002 to help combat heart disease in the region. There are 7 cardiac societies under the GHA umbrella, from Qatar, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen and Bahrain.


GHA has been very active in promoting and sponsoring research among its members. It has established and sponsored more than 7 regional registries studying issues like acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, quality of care, familial hypercholesterolemia and acute and chronic heart failure. In addition, GHA has developed strong ties with international cardiac societies including the European Society of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. These ties have translated into exchange of speakers and joint sessions during the societies’ conferences. GHA is very active in organizing scientific cardiology and cardiovascular surgery meetings, workshops and conferences to educate and spread scientific information amongst cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and other cardiovascular specialties in the region.


The main aim and objective of GHA is to improve the quality of cardiac care in the GCC states through its various activities.


The major aims of the association are:

  • Raising the standard of cardiac care in the GCC states
  • Conduct scientific conferences and symposia
  • Carry on scientific research on cardiovascular diseases
  • Publish professional periodicals and information. The GHA has an official website and a journal, Heart Views.
  • Create professional, educational, and social ties among members of GHA
  • Create links and cooperation locally and with international medical institutions and professional societies
  • The GHA hopes to establish criteria for GCC cardiovascular specialist to meet high standards of competence and expertise
  • The GHA seeks to suggest laws to be adopted by GCC countries for the prevention of cardiac disease and advance the care of patients with heart disease


In addition there are various working groups which work in their respective fields for the advancement of the cardiology profession.


Currently there are 4 working groups:

  • Fetal Heart Working Group
  • Intervention Working Group
  • Gulf Heart Rhythm Society
  • Lipid Working Group


For more information on GHA please visit

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