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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 2020-2022

Chairperson

Prof. Dimitris Tousoulis, FESC
Greece
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Vice-Chairperson

Dr. Teresa Padro, FESC
Spain
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Past-Chairperson

Prof. Dirk J. Duncker, FESC
The Netherlands
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Treasurer

Assoc. Prof. Giuseppe de Luca
Italy
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Secretary

Dr. Edina Cenko 
Italy
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Communication Coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Marija Vavlukis, FESC
North Macedonia
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Ordinary Nucleus Members

Assoc. Prof. Etto Eringa
The Netherlands 
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Prof. Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, FESC
Serbia
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Prof. Ingrid Fleming
Germany
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Ex-Officio (non-voting members)

Assoc. Prof. Olivia Manfrini, FESC
Italy

Assoc. Prof. Danijela Trifunovic Zamaklar, FESC
Serbia

Prof. Filippo Crea, FESC
Italy

Prof. Tomasz Guzik, FESC
United Kingdom

Prof. Charalambos Antoniades, FESC
United Kingdom