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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 2020-2022


Dr. Antonios Pantazis
The Royal Brompton And Harefield Hospitals
Cardiology Department
Sydney Street
SW3 6NP London - United Kingdom
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Dr. Massimo Imazio, FESC
Corso Trapani 195/A
IT-10141 Torino
Turin - Italy
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Prof. Yehuda Adler
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv - Israel
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Treasurer & Secretary

Prof. Karin Klingel
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Communication Coordinators

Dr. George Lazaros, FESC
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Dr. Maria Teresa Tome Esteban, FESC
United Kingdom
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Ordinary Nucleus members

Prof. Hubert Seggewiss
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Prof. Mary Sheppard
United Kingdom
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Prof. Carsten Tschoepe
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Dr. Andrea Frustaci
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Dr. Angelos Rigopoulos, FESC
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Prof. Cristina Basso, FESC
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Ex-Officio members

Dr. Silvia Castelletti, FESC

ESC Board Committee for Young Cardiovascular Professionals representative

Dr. Jodie Ingles

ACNAP Liaison

Dr Michail Papadakis, FESC

EAPC Liaison

United Kingdom