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:

Hybrid Approach to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention to Treat Chronic Total Occlusions

Author : Andrew McNeice, Andrew Ladwiniec, Simon Walsh, Colm Hanratty

Citation :

European Cardiology Review, 2017;12(1):ePub date: 27 January 2017

Overview:The treatment of patients with clinically significant chronic total occlusions (CTOs) will become more frequent with an ageing population, an increasing number of patients... more

Cardiovascular Management of Adults with Marfan Syndrome

Author : Yukiko Isekame, Sabiha Gati, Jose Antonio Aragon-Martin, Rachel Bastiaenen, Sreenivasa Rao Kondapally Seshasai, Anne Child

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):102–10

Overview:Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a disease in which connective tissue becomes weak secondary to fibrillin-1 mutations, resulting in aortic dilatation, aneurysm formation, aortic... more

Optical Coherence Tomography For the Detection of the Vulnerable Plaque

Author : Konstantinos Toutouzas, Antonios Karanasos, Dimitris Tousoulis

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):90–5

Overview:Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) comprise a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The almost-exclusive cause of ACS, including unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction (AMI)... more

Role of T1 Mapping in Inherited Cardiomyopathies

Author : Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Stephen P Page, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):96–101

Overview:Inherited cardiomyopathies are primary disorders of the heart muscle that have a genetic basis. On long-term follow-up they are associated with adverse outcomes, particularly... more

ISCP Editorial : Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapies Focus

Author : Antoni Martínez-Rubio, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan

Citation :

European Cardiology Review, 2016;11(2):115–7

Overview:Are low doses of direct-acting oral anticoagulants justified and appropriate in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? The novel direct-acting... more

ECR–ISCP Partnership Announcement : European Cardiology Review partners with the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy

Author : Juan Carlos Kaski

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11 (2):114–114

Overview:I am delighted to announce that European Cardiology Review (ECR) has now started a partnership with the International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP), a leading... more

Using Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Assessment, Monitoring and Treatment Reversal

Author : Antoni Martínez-Rubio, Mario DiazNuila Alcazar, Anna Soria Cadena, Roger Martínez-Torrecilla

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11 (2):118–22

Overview:Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly encountered arrhythmia in clinical practice in Western countries. The prevalence of AF depends on the population studied1... more

Prediction of Post Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Myocardial Ischaemia

Author : Alda Huqi, Giacinta Guarini, Doralisa Morrone, Mario Marzilli

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11 (2):85–9

Overview:Myocardial revascularisation in patients with stable chronic angina is performed with the aim of reducing cardiovascular death, reducing myocardial infarction (MI) and relieving... more

Fractional Flow Reserve Assessment of Coronary Artery Stenosis

Author : Serban Balanescu

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2016;11 (2):77–82;

Overview:Coronary artery disease (CAD) due to atherosclerosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Early prevention of atherothrombotic disease with a healthy lifestyle (diet,... more

Guest Editorial: Controversies in Fractional Flow Reserve

Author : Maria Chiara Scali, Doralisa Morrone, Mario Marzilli

Citation :

European Cardiology Review, 2016;11 (2):83–4

Overview:As coronary angiography is of limited value in defining the functional significance of a stenosis, the timely article by Balanescu in this issue of European Cardiology Review... more