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Editorial - October 2021

ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation

Dear colleagues,

We hope you all enjoyed your summertime and were able to spend some quality time with your friends and family. We want to provide you with a brief update about our activities.

The ESC Congress 2021 -The Digital Experience was an amazing event and an exciting journey. We would like to congratulate Dr. Christos Kotanidis, winner of the 2021 Young Investigator Awards Session in Coronary Pathophysiology and Microcirculation for his work on human arterial transcriptomic signature as a major predictor of adverse cardiac events and identification of novel, redox-related therapeutic targets within the vascular wall. You can still discover this insightful session on ESC 365.

In this issue of the Newsletter, Dr. Olivia Manfrini (University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy), comments on the paper “Coronary microcirculatory dysfunction and acute cellular rejection after heart transplantation”. This prospective study evaluates the prognostic role of coronary microcirculatory dysfunction assessed by index of microcirculatory resistance early after heart transplantation. Read the full comment.

In order to comply with the EU directives and subsequent ESC rules, we would like to draw your attention to a change of the membership model of the Working Groups. Membership subscription is becoming annual: the first expiry date is set for 31 December 2021. To reassure you, the membership remains free of charge, and you can opt for an automatic renewal. It’s easy to do – just sign into your My ESC account, go to My Membership and select ‘Manage’. Please do renew your membership. You are the heart of our community!

Finally, we are happy to announce that Cardiovascular disease and COVID-19: a consensus paper from the ESC Working Group on Coronary Pathophysiology & Microcirculation, ESC Working Group on Thrombosis and the Association for Acute CardioVascular Care (ACVC), in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is now published in Cardiovascular Research . This article summarizes the current knowledge of cardiovascular injury and post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 and provides insights for future research targets. Check it out here !

On behalf of the Working Group nucleus, we wish you all the best in staying healthy and safe!

Dimitris Tousoulis, Chairperson 2020-2022

Edina Cenko, Secretary, 2020-2022

Marija Vavlukis, Communication Coordinator 2020-2022


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