European Cardiology Review (ECR)  is an international, English language, peer-reviewed journal that is indexed on PubMed, Scopus and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). It comprises balanced and comprehensive original research, review articles, editorials and case reports written by leading authorities, addressing the most important and salient developments in cardiovascular medicine and practice.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Juan Carlos Kaski, along with Associate Editor Pablo Avanzas and an editorial board of world-renowned physicians, the journal publishes peer-reviewed articles that aim to provide timely updates on the most pertinent issues in the field.

For information on submitting an article, please contact the Managing Editor: Ashlynne Merrifield: or submit directly here.


Factors Related to Maternal Adverse Outcomes in Pregnant Women with Cardiac Disease in Low-resource Settings

Author : Philippe Amubuomombe Poli, Elkanah Omenge Orang’o, Ann Mwangi, Felix Ayub Barasa

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e68.

Overview:Pregnancy in women with cardiac disease is associated with life-threatening complications. Although there has been progress in the field, cardiac... more

The EXCEL Trial: The Surgeons’ Perspective

Author : Marjan Jahangiri, Krishna Mani, Martin T Yates, Justin Nowell

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e67.

Overview:With evolving stent technology, improvements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) techniques and the use of antithrombotic medications, the role... more

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Cardiac Arrhythmias

Author : Antoni Martínez-Rubio, Soledad Ascoeta, Fadwa Taibi, Josep Guindo-Soldevila

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e66.

Overview:In the last months of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, a novel disease appeared, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2... more

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Prevention of Cardiovascular Risk

Author : María Pilar Resano-Barrio, Ramón Arroyo-Espliguero, María Carmen Viana-Llamas, Olga Mediano

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e65.

Overview:The WHO has established that coronary artery and cerebrovascular disease represent the main causes of premature death and disability in developed... more

What is the Real Message of the International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) Trial for Academic and Practising Cardiologists?

Author : Kreton Mavromatis, William E Boden

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e64.

Overview:Defining the best management strategies for patients with stable ischaemic heart disease (SIHD) has been the subject of scientific study for nearly 50... more

What is the Real Message of the ISCHEMIA Trial from a Clinician’s Perspective?

Author : Islam Y Elgendy, Carl J Pepine

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e63.

Overview:Management goals in patients with stable coronary disease or chronic coronary syndrome include controlling symptoms and reducing the risk of future... more

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak Highlights the Importance of Sex-sensitive Medicine

Author : Angela Maas, Sabine Oertelt-Prigione

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e62.

Overview:While 2020 is only halfway through, we have already experienced a historical year in global healthcare with a high societal impact. When the first... more

The Impact of Ethnicity on Cardiac Adaptation

Author : Uchenna Ozo, Sanjay Sharma

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e61.

Overview:Athletes may occasionally succumb to sudden cardiac arrest because of a quiescent cardiac abnormality. These catastrophes are rare, affecting between 1... more

The Role of Nocturnal Blood Pressure and Sleep Quality in Hypertension Management

Author : Francesco P Cappuccio

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e60.

Overview:Hypertension is a major independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) diseases, including cardiac death, coronary heart disease, heart failure,... more

Treatment of Coronavirus Disease 2019: Shooting in the Dark

Author : Juan Tamargo

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e59.

Overview:“When the cause of the sickness is unknown, only a miracle can cure it.” Don Quixote... more