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ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation


The ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation welcomes everybody who shares our interest in clinical and basic research in the field of coronary pathophysiology from the large down to the terminal vessels. Clinicians as well as basic researchers in the field of vascular biology are welcomed.

Our aim is their integration to promote the understanding, to address prevention and to improve diagnosis and treatment of impaired coronary perfusion. 

Aims & Activities

The activity of the Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation has increased significantly during the last years. Particular emphasis has been given to the fundamental interaction between basic scientists and clinicians. This tradition of the Working Group has also been respected with regard to the composition of the Nucleus including members coming from basic science and clinical research. Altogether the Working Group has reinforced its role and presence in the European Society of Cardiology and in the activities of the cluster in order to promote research in clinical and basic science.

Aims

  • To advance an integrative understanding of the physiology and phatophysiology of coronary vessels
  • To support investigations of coronary vascular physiology and biology in health and disease
  • To address prevention and to improve diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, by promoting and coordinating pre-clinical and clinical  studies
  • To disseminate cutting-edge information related to the fields of coronary pathophysiology, microcirculation and ischemia
  • To promote participation of members to Working Group scientific activities

Activities

  • To disseminate updates and last breaking information by contributing to the organization and preparation of the annual ESC congress and to endorse joint meetings and symposia during Cardiac National Societies Scientific Meetings
  • To publish Position Papers and Consensus Documents addressing relevant issues and identify gaps that need to be addressed in future research efforts
  • To organize scientific meetings on contemporary relevant issues in the field of Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation

Nucleus 2022-2024

Chairperson

Dr. Teresa Padro, FESC
Cardiovascular Research Center, CSIC-ICCC
Hosp. Santa Creu I Sant Pau
S. Antoni M. Claret 167
ES-08025 Barcelona
Spain
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Chairperson-Elect

Dr. Edina Cenko 
University Of Bologna
DIMES-Cardiology Section
Padiglione 11, Via Massarenti 9
40138 Bologna
Italy
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Past-Chairperson

Prof. Dimitris Tousoulis, FESC
Greece
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Treasurer

Prof. Ingrid Fleming
Germany
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Secretary

Assoc. Prof. Marija Zdravkovic 
Serbia
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Communication Coordinator

Prof. Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, FESC
Serbia
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Ordinary Nucleus Members

Prof. Ines Drenjancevic
Croatia
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Prof. Alfredo Ruggero Galassi
Italy
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Prof. Daphne Merkus
The Netherlands
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Mr Laurent Marc Riou
France
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Non-voting nucleus members

Prof. Charalambos Antoniades, FESC
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Prof. Dirk J. Duncker
The Netherlands
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Prof. Tomasz Guzik, FESC
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Prof. Davor Milicic
Croatia
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Assoc. Prof. Marija Vavlukis, FESC
North Macedonia
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