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Our mission is to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular imaging in Europe.
Our mission is to promote excellence in research, practice, education and policy in cardiovascular health, primary and secondary prevention.
Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
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The Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases proposes a selection of valuable scientific articles on a regular basis.
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The aim of this position paper is to update the definition of DCM to take into account its diverse aetiology and clinical manifestations in patients and relatives. We do not describe the general management of left ventricular systolic dysfunction as this is covered in existing European Society of Cardiology (ESC) heart failure guidelines but do consider the implications of an aetiology oriented approach to therapy. Read more
In this Position Statement, an expert consensus group has reviewed the current literature on clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of myocarditis and propose new diagnostic criteria for clinically suspected myocarditis. The aims are to bridge the gap between clinical and tissue-based diagnosis, to improve management and provide a common reference point for future registries and multicentre randomised controlled trials of aetiology driven treatment in inflammatory heart muscle disease. Read more
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The Working Group proposes each Month an article of interest which is explained (background, method, results) and commented
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Find here the Working Group recommendations for further readings on Cardiomyopathies, Myocarditis and Pericardial Diseases topics
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The Working Group writes papers of interest for cardiologists in the ESC Journal Family
Finally the Working Group contributes to ESC Clinical Pratice Guidelines (Table 1 below) and publishes articles in the E-journal of Cardiology (table 2 below).
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