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Aims & Activities

ESC Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial 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.