European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations

Biological oscillations represent the inherent activity of living systems’ control mechanisms and, as such, their study can provide fundamental information usually difficult to obtain via standard measurement techniques


Since its creation in 1998 by Alberto Malliani, Tudor Griffith, Pontus Persson and Bernard Swynghedauw, the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO) aims at fostering interdisciplinary discussions about physiological states and transitions, regulatory mechanisms and clinical implications of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular oscillations in all their forms. The meeting of the ESGCO takes place every two years, and provides an unique forum for discussion and information exchange across a wide range of scientific disciplines, including medicine, biology, neuroscience, physics, mathematics, engineering and computer science.


12th ESGCO 2022 - Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia

The 12th conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia, October 9th-12th, 2022

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ESGCO 2022 Challenge!

The participants to the challenge are required to characterize cardiorespiratory interactions from the spontaneous fluctuations of heart period and respiratory flow during spontaneous breathing and controlled respiration at different respiratory rates in healthy subjects. The aim is to gain insight on the dependance of cardiorespiratory coupling on the breathing rate.