European Cardiology Review (ECR)ecr journal is a peer-reviewed bi-annual journal comprising review articles, editorials and case reports. It features balanced and comprehensive articles written by leading authorities, addressing the most important and salient developments in cardiovascular medicine and practice.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Juan Carlos Kaski, supported by Associate Editors, and underpinned by an editorial board of world-renowned physicians, ECR is comprised of peer-reviewed articles that aim to provide timely updates on the most pertinent cardiology issues.

For information on submitting an article, please contact the Managing Editor, Lindsey Mathews: commeditor@radcliffecardiology.com

Key Recent Advances in Atherosclerosis Treatment with Modern Lipid-lowering Drugs: The New Frontier with PCSK9 Inhibitors

Author : Antoni Martínez-Rubio, Román Freixa Pamias

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):30–2

Overview:Hypercholesterolemia has been known for several years to be a major risk factor in the development of atherosclerosis and consecutively cardiovascular disease. This... more

Cardiac Disease after Pregnancy: A Growing Problem

Author : Christina Y Aye, Henry Boardman, Paul Leeson

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):20–3.

Overview:Historically pregnancy has been viewed as only clinically relevant to women and for the relatively brief time from conception to the puerperium. However it is now clear that... more

Noise Pollution and Arterial Hypertension: Can we Remain Mute Anymore?

Author : Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai, Juan Carlos Kaski

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):24–5.

Overview:Although the gains of the industrial revolution have transformed human life, they have also left an adverse impact on our health and environment.1 Therefore, factors... more

Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Quick Guide

Author : Julia Sikorska, James Uprichard

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):40–5.

Overview:For more than 50 years, oral vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) were the choice of anticoagulant for the long-term treatment and prevention of arterial and venous thromboembolic events... more

Health Literacy and Atrial Fibrillation: Relevance and Future Directions for Patient-centred Care

Author : Konstantinos N Aronis, Brittany Edgar, Wendy Lin, Maria Auxiliadora Parreiras Martins, Michael K Paasche-Orlow, Jared W Magnani

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):52–7.

Overview:Atrial fibrillation (AF) requires complex management to prevent adverse outcomes. To succeed with AF, patients need to learn specialised medical terminology and the self-care... more

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Takotsubo Syndrome

Author : Konstantinos Bratis

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):58–62

Overview:Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acute, profound, but reversible heart failure syndrome, usually but not always triggered by physical or emotional stress. To date, the exact... more

Women with Stable Angina Pectoris and No Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease: Closer to a Diagnosis

Author : Marie Mide Michelsen, Naja Dam Mygind, Daria Frestad, Eva Prescott

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):14–9

Overview:Women have for many years been regarded as being at relatively low risk for the development of ischaemic heart disease (IHD).1,2 Recently this pattern has changed and... more

Antiplatelet Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Author : Kerry Layne, Albert Ferro

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):33–7.

Overview:Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a term used to encompass unstable angina (UA) and myocardial infarction (MI) with or without electrocardiographic (ECG) evidence of ST-segment... more

Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Understanding Symptoms and Risk Factors

Author : Tracey Keteepe-Arachi, Sanjay Sharma

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):10–3

Overview:Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of mortality in women. Approximately 2.8 million women have been diagnosed with CVD in the UK.1 For... more

Noise Pollution and Arterial Hypertension

Author : Thomas Münzel, Mette Sørensen

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):26–9

Overview:The health burden of environmental noise has recently been quantified in a report of the World Health Organization (WHO) in terms of disabilityadjusted life years (DALYs; i.e.,... more