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Editorial - August 2019

ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function

Dear Members of the Working Group Myocardial Function

The ESC Working Group on Myocardial Function would like to remind its members on the coming ESC meeting in Paris.

We hope many of our WG members will join and enjoy a great meeting in Paris. There are multiple sessions thematically orientated on basic and translational science of myocardial tissue. This includes highlight sessions, as well as symposia focusing on basic mechanistic questions how novel signaling pathways of the failing heart can be treated with optimized therapeutic strategies. In addition, there will be a Special Session on Sunday morning 10.10h at Athens; Village 3 where Dr. Eric Olson from the US will give a speech, that should not be missed!

Indeed, during the 5 days of the ESC meeting we encourage our WG members to make best use and contribute to productive scientific discussions in different areas of the spectrum of the myocardial function.

We therefore encourage colleagues to attend the ESC in Paris.

Prof. Thomas Thum, Chairperson

ESC Congress 2019

Recommended sessions in our field of interest:

And we invite you to join us during the ESC Working Groups Networking Reception on Monday 2 September from 17h00 - 18h00! Registration is mandatory and places are limited.

Annual update from the Working Group

One year into the 2018-2020 mandate of the nucleus, we are pleased to share with you an update of activities from the Working Group.


Do not hesitate to contact us for further details!


Our selection of Recommended Readings this month includes:

  • MicroRNA therapy stimulates uncontrolled cardiac repair after myocardial infarction in pigs
  • Oligogenic inheritance of a human heart disease involving a genetic modifier

And make sure to read our Paper of the Month by Prof. Wolgang Linke: Translational Surprises in Human Hearts