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Study Group on Pericardial diseases/interventional pericardiology

Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

 Arsen Ristic
Coordinated by
Arsen Ristic

Development of an advisory group on current clinical need and available procedures on interventional pericardiology

Main activities

  • Consensus statement on the management of cardiac tamponade and the SURVEY on the local practice in management of cardiac tamponade
  • ESC TEXTBOOK on Pericardial Diseases
  • Training course on the management of pericardial diseases
  • Multicenter validation projects for major pericardial syndromes

Start-up meeting

  • Le Meridien Hotel, Dead Sea, Israel - 11 March 2011 (kindly hosted by Yehuda Adler)

Future meetings

  • During the ESC Congress in Paris, 27- 31 August, 2011
  • Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases Congress in Lisbon, 13-15 October 2011


Centers interested in participation in the one-year SURVEY on the local practice in management of cardiac tamponade will be included in the Scientific statement as co-authors and could contact Arsen D. Ristic for further instructions.


  1. Arsen D. Ristic, Belgrade, Serbia - Coordinator on behalf of the Nucleus
  2. Massimo Imazio, Turin, Italy - Task Group Leader
  3. Bernhard Maisch, Marburg, Germany
  4. Petar M. Seferović, Belgrade, Serbia
  5. Yehuda Adler, Tel Hashomer, Israel
  6. Witold Tomkowski, Warsaw, Poland
  7. Antonio Brucato, Italy
  8. Jaume Sagristà-Sauleda, Barcelona, Spain