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ESC Working Group on Myocardial & Pericardial Diseases

This ESC Working Group has a strong educational commitment, especially to young cardiologists, and tires to expand collaborations with basic scientists as well as non-cardiologist colleagues with a multidisciplinary interest in Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.

We warmly invite new colleagues to join our Working Group, since there is much work to be done to understand, diagnose and treat this complex but fascinating group of cardiovascular diseases.


  • To promote and organise epidemiological, clinical, genetic and immunological research in the field of:
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Myocarditis and inflammatory cardiomyopathies with exclusive cardiac involvement
    • New, unclassified cardiomyopathies
    • Pericardial inflammatory diseases
    • Tumors of the heart and pericardium
    • Myocardial and pericardial involvement in systemic autoimmune or immune-oriented disorders
    • Myocardial involvement in genetic diseases and in rare cardiovascular diseases
  • To promote ESC educational programs on myocardial and pericardial diseases.
  • To promote the participation of members of the Working group to ESC activities.
  • To promote European research networks and multicenter European translational studies in Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases


  • To organise educational meetings on thematic topics.
  • To contribute to the organization and preparation of the annual ESC congress and to participate and support other scientific meetings and symposia.
  • To hold regular meetings of the Working Group.
  • To arrange Task Forces dealing with relevant issues and publish appropriate guidelines and recommendations of good clinical practice.

Nucleus 2018-2020


Prof. Yehuda Adler
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv - Israel
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Dr. Antonios Pantazis
The Royal Brompton And Harefield Hospitals
Cardiology Department
Sydney Street
SW3 6NP London - United Kingdom
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Prof. Ales Linhart, FESC
2nd Department of Internal Medicine
General University Hospital
U nemocnice 2
CZ - 128 08 Prague, Czech Republic
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Ass. Prof. Ingrid Kindermann
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Dr. Massimo Imazio FESC
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Web Editor

Prof. Sabine Pankuweit, FESC
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Ordinary Nucleus members

Dr. Antonio Brucato
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Dr. Urs Eriksson, FESC
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Dr. Ivana Burazor, FESC
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Dr. Maria Teresa Tome Esteban, FESC
United Kingdom
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Prof. Cristina Basso, FESC
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Prof. Karin Klingel
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Ex-Officio members

Dr. Alida L.P. Caforio, FESC

Prof. Arsen Ristic, FESC

Dr. Lorenzo Monserrat, FESC


Affiliated members

Dr Michail Papadakis, FESC