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.

Increasing and Evolving Role of Smart Devices in Modern Medicine

Author : Michael R Massoomi, Eileen M Handberg

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):ePub: 26 August 2019.

Overview:Today is an age of rapid digital integration. A decade ago, technological advancement was represented by a bulky desktop computer. With the constant evolution of... more

Featuring: Josep Brugada

Author : Josep Brugada

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):ePub: 15 September 2019.

Overview:During the 1980s and early 1990s, if you wanted to know more about my career – or the careers of my older brother, Pedro, and my younger brother, Ramon – all you had to do was... more

Current Controversies and Challenges in Brugada Syndrome

Author : Afik D Snir, Hariharan Raju

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):ePub: 15 September 2019.

Overview:Brugada syndrome was first described in 1993 in a case series of eight patients with recurrent polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) and stereotypical electrographic... more

Cost-effectiveness of Platelet Function-Guided Strategy with Clopidogrel or Ticagrelor

Author : Nikita Lomakin, Anna Rudakova, Liudmila Buryachkovskaya, Victor L Serebruany

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):ePub: 26 August 2019.

Overview:Antiplatelet agents are part of secondary prevention following acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Current European and Russian guidelines recommend dual antiplatelet therapy for 1... more

Electronic Cigarettes and Cardiovascular Risk: Caution Waiting for Evidence

Author : Domenico D’Amario, Stefano Migliaro, Josip Andjelo Borovac, Rocco Vergallo, Mattia Galli, Attilio Restivo, Matteo Bonini, Enrico Romagnoli, Antonio Maria Leone, Filippo Crea

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):ePub: 26 August 2019.

Overview:The ancient rite of smoking dates back thousands of years, and tobacco smoking has been largely ingrained in our civilization since the arrival of Europeans to the Americas in... more

The Effect of Statins on the Functionality of CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ Regulatory T-cells in Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials in Asian Populations

Author : Nilofer Sorathia, Hussein Al-Rubaye, Benham Zal

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):123–9

Overview:Statins are most frequently prescribed for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease due to their lipid-lowering properties. They are known to exert their effect by... more

Anti-inflammatory Action of Curcumin and Its Use in the Treatment of Lifestyle-related Diseases

Author : Kana Shimizu, Masafumi Funamoto, Yoichi Sunagawa, Satoshi Shimizu, Yasufumi Katanasaka, Yusuke Miyazaki, Hiromichi Wada, Koji Hasegawa, Tatsuya Morimoto

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):117–22

Overview:Inflammation involves an array of processes in response to tissue damage resulting from oxidative stress or other causes and triggers repair, such as subsequent extracellular... more

Hypertension and Stroke: Update on Treatment

Author : Mauricio Wajngarten, Gisele Sampaio Silva

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):111–5

Overview:Stroke is the second most common cause of mortality worldwide and the third most common cause of disability.1 Although there has... more

Testosterone and the Heart

Author : Michael G Kirby, Geoffrey Hackett, Sudarshan Ramachandran

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):103–10

Overview:Testosterone deficiency (TD) is a well-established and significant medical condition.1,2 It has been defined as a clinical and... more

Diagnostic Approach to Patients with Stable Angina and No Obstructive Coronary Arteries

Author : Gaetano Antonio Lanza

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):97–102

Overview:Up to 50% of patients who undergo elective coronary angiography for stable chest pain symptoms that are mainly related to exercise and typical enough to suggest the presence... more