XXX International Congress on  Electrocardiology      Midnight  Sun  Symposium
Electrocardiography was developed as a clinical tool about one hundred years ago. Since that time the ECG has been the first and most important method for diagnosing cardiac diseases and for monitoring the status of the patient.

The development of computers made it possible to create automatic  diagnostic  programs  and  thus  considerably decrease the work needed  for cardiac diagnosis.   Computer models of the cardiac electric field and the development of the theory of bioelectromagnetism increase our possibilities  to understand the activation sequence and its measurement process in more detail.   One new area is the detection of the magnetic field induced by the cardiac electric sources.  The new implantable cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators include intelligent sensors and versatile programs  to control the operation of the heart.   Despite the simple basic principle of the ECG and its hundred year old history,   this important field of science is continuously strongly developing and improving.

The congress venue in Helsinki is in the heart of the monumental center of the city.  In June the days are sunny and warm and the nights are light in Finland. You will certainly enjoy the beauty of the Empire style architecture of the White City of the North.

Following the congress  there is the Midnight Sun Symposium in Lapland.  The Symposium focuses on abnormal cardiac repolarization and how to ablate paraxysmal atrial fibrillation. This would be a unique opportunity for you to follow a scientific lecture at midnight in full sunshine !

I wish you all sincere welcome to Finland and I hope that you enjoy your stay here !

Jaakko Malmivuo
Congress President


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