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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 Working Group writes papers of interest for cardiologists in the ESC Journal Family
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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 aim of this document is to describe general and cardiac manifestations of AFD and increase the awareness about the disease among cardiologists. Read more
The aim of this multidisciplinary document is to help cardiologists and non-cardiac specialists to select the appropriate diagnosticworkup in SIDs, setting the stage for future therapeutic choices. Read more
The aim of this document 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 document, 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
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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