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Report from the Coronary Microcirculation & Heart Disease Summit 2014

First edition - 10 & 11 February 2014 - Madrid, Spain

On 10 and 11 February an international Summit on Coronary Microcirculation and Heart Disease was held in Madrid, Spain. This Summit is an initiative of two constituent bodies of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation, and the EAPCI, and was coordinated by Dr Javier Escaned, MD, PhD, FESC.

Read more about the objectives...

Over two days more than 40 experts from Europe, America and Asia, including researchers, clinicians, and specialists from the biomedical and pharmaceutical industry, met with the main aim of revisiting current knowledge on the causes of microcirculatory disease, appraising its clinical relevance, assessing available diagnostic methods, and revisiting therapeutic strategies aimed to protect or treat the coronary microcirculation.

“The working atmosphere was fantastic, with great interaction and enthusiasm of all participants: a true critical mass of expertise. The feedback received from them is extremely positive”, says Javier Escaned (picture). “The summit group made progress in identifying unmet needs in the clinical and research fields, and has initiated the writing of an position paper with the main conclusions of the meeting”.

It is intended that the momentum generated in the summit will be expanded to other experts working in the field, launching joint research projects and organising future expert gatherings to monitor the developments made after this first event.

Thank you to all the participants!