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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 2018-2020

Chairperson

Prof Dirk J. Duncker, FESC

Rotterdam – The Netherlands
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Vice-Chairperson

Prof. Dimitris Tousoulis, FESC

Athens - Greece
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Past-Chairperson

Prof. Maria Dorobantu, FESC

Bucharest - Romania
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Treasurer

Prof. Cor de Wit, FESC

Luebeck - Germany
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Secretary

Dr. Teresa Padro, FESC

Barcelona - Spain
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Ordinary Nucleus Members

Assoc. Prof. Etto Eringa

Netherlands 
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Assist. Prof.Giuseppe De Luca

Italy
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Dr. Olivia Manfrini, FESC

Italy
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Dr. Danijela Trifunovic

Serbia
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Assoc. Prof. Marija Vavlukis

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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Ex-Officio (non-voting members)

Prof. Lina Badimon, FESC

Spain
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Prof. Davor Milicic, FESC

Croatia
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Prof. Zorana Vasiljevic, FESC

Serbia
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