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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 2016-2018

Chairperson

Prof. Maria Dorobantu, FESC

Cardiology Department
Emergency Hospital of Bucharest
8, Calea Floreasca, Sector 1,
Bucharest - Romania
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Vice-Chairperson

Prof Dirk J. Duncker, FESC

Cardiology, Thoraxcenter Erasmus Mc, University Medical Cntr Rotterdam Thoraxcenter, Ee 2351 PO Box 2040 3000 CA Rotterdam –The Netherlands
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Past-Chairperson

Prof. Akos Koller

University of Physical Education
Alkotas str. 44.
1123 Budapest - Hungary
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Treasurer

Prof. Cor de Wit, FESC

Germany
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Secretary

Dr. Teresa Padro, FESC

Spain
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Ordinary Nucleus Members

Prof. Raffaele Bugiardini, FESC

Italy
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Dr. Olivia Manfrini, FESC

Italy
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Prof. Axel R. Pries, FESC

Germany
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Prof. Dimitris Tousoulis, FESC

Greece
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Dr. Danijela Trifunovic

Serbia
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Web Editor (non-voting member)

Dr. Edina Cenko

Italy
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Scientist of Tomorrow Representative (non-voting member)

Dr. Judit Cubedo

Spain
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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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Affiliated Members (non-voting members)

Dr. Javier Escaned, FESC

Spain
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Prof. Sasko Kedev, FESC

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
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