European Cardiology Review (ECR)  is a PubMed indexed, 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:
Jonathan McKenna:


We are delighted to announce that ECR has been accepted for indexing on PubMed Central and PubMed. All ECR articles starting from the first issue in July 2014, will now be published online in full on PubMed Central, providing greater access for authors’ articles amongst the global cardiology community.

Rhythm Control in AF: Have We Reached the Last Frontier?

Author : Gheorghe-Andrei Dan

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):ePub: 29 May 2019.

Overview:“The tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by ugly facts.” – Thomas Huxley The 2016 AF... more

Chagas Disease and Heart Failure: An Expanding Issue Worldwide

Author : Felipe Martinez, Eduardo Perna, Sergio V Perrone, Alvaro Sosa Liprandi

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):ePub: 21 May 2019.

Overview:Chagas disease was initially described as an endemic health problem in a few countries in South America – mainly Argentina and Brazil – and one of the consequences of the... more

AF in Cancer Patients: A Different Need for Anticoagulation?

Author : Ana Pardo Sanz, Jose Luis Zamorano

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):65–7

Overview:Search Strategy An independent literature search was performed on the topic ‘AF in cancer patients’ with the assistance of professional... more

Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk After Quitting Smoking: The Latest Evidence

Author : Koji Hasegawa, Maki Komiyama, Yuko Takahashi

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):60–1

Overview:Smoking is a strong risk factor for the development of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Quitting smoking is a cornerstone of improved cardiovascular health,... more

The Role of Inflammation in Diabetes: Current Concepts and Future Perspectives

Author : Sotirios Tsalamandris, Alexios S Antonopoulos, Evangelos Oikonomou, George-Aggelos Papamikroulis, Georgia Vogiatzi, Spyridon Papaioannou, Spyros Deftereos, Dimitris Tousoulis

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):50–9

Overview:Diabetes is a multifaceted metabolic disorder affecting the glucose status of the human body. Impaired glucose tolerance and hyperglycaemia are the main clinical and... more

Insights for Stratification of Risk in Brugada Syndrome

Author : Daniel García Iglesias, José Rubín, Diego Pérez, César Morís, David Calvo

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):45–9

Overview:Brugada syndrome (BrS) is an inherited disease with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Despite the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations, young and apparently... more

Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy and Cellular Bioenergetics: Effects Beyond Chamber Mechanics

Author : Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Panagiota Manolakou, Nikolaos Magkas, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Christina Chrysohoou, Polychronis Dilaveris, Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Dimitrios Tousoulis

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):33–44

Overview:Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) has been a cornerstone in the treatment of select advanced heart failure cases since its introduction to our armamentarium in the early... more

Sodium–glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure: Potential Mechanisms of Action, Adverse Effects and Future Developments

Author : Juan Tamargo

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):23-32

Overview:Type 2 diabetes (T2D) remains a major cardiovascular (CV) risk factor1–5 and it confers an approximately two- to threefold fold... more

Stable Angina Medical Therapy Management Guidelines: A Critical Review of Guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Author : Talla A Rousan, Udho Thadani

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):18–22

Overview:Background Definition of Stable Angina Angina pectoris was first defined by William Heberden in 1768. He described... more

Behind Traditional Semi-quantitative Scores of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: An Eye on Niche Parameters

Author : Carmela Nappi, Valeria Gaudieri, Alberto Cuocolo

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):13–7

Overview:Evaluating stress-induced myocardial perfusion defects by non-invasive myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) modalities has taken a leading role in the identification of flow-... more