COVADIS (Coronary Vasomotor Disorders International Study Group) was established by an international group of cardiologists in order to develop global standards in the diagnosis of cardiac conditions. The conditions involve the spasm of the large vessels, or the coronary microvessels within the heart. These cardiac conditions are called coronary vasomotor disorders and they are dissimilar in nature.

Mission Statement

  • Establish consensus on vasomotor nomenclature
  • Raise awareness of coronary vasomotor disorders
  • Promote international collaborative research


  • Collegiality and goodwill
  • International representation
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Focused Summits
  • Building a future for vasomotor research

Future Directions

  • Establish nomenclature tor coronary microvascular disorders
  • Expand the COVADIS Microvascular Registry
  • Promote international collaborative research
    • International Registries
    • International Clinical Trial Network
Ischaemic Heart Disease diagram
COVADIS Milestones and Stepping Stones
2012Inugural Steering CommiteeLos Angeles
2013COVADIS IAmsterdam
2014COVADIS IIBarcelona
2016COVADIS Microvascular RegistrySendai
2017Steering Committee Strategic Planning DayBarcelona
2018COVADIS VIGermany
2020COVADIS VIIIVirtual Meeting
2021COVADIS IXVirtual Meeting
2022COVADIS XBarcelona and Virtual Meeting
2023COVADIS XIAmsterdam