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.


Using Pharmacogenetic Testing to Tailor Warfarin Therapy: The Singapore Experience and What the Future Holds

Author : Grace Shu-wen Chang, Doreen Su-Yin Tan

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e53.

Overview:Warfarin is a widely used anticoagulant for the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disorders. It is well known that there is considerable inter... more

Myocardial and Microvascular Injury Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

Author : Rocco Antonio Montone, Giulia Iannaccone, Maria Chiara Meucci, Filippo Gurgoglione, Giampaolo Niccoli

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e52.

Overview:In December 2019, several cases of interstitial pneumonia of unknown origin were detected in Wuhan, China, and on 9 January 2020, severe acute... more

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Myocarditis: Insights into Pathophysiology and Management

Author : Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Nouran Eshak, Yehia Saleh, Abdallah Almaghraby

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e51.

Overview:Pathophysiology of COVID-19-related Cardiac Injury Acute myocarditis is a potentially life-... more

Contemporary Cardiac MRI in Chronic Coronary Artery Disease

Author : Michalis Kolentinis, Melanie Le, Eike Nagel, Valentina O Puntmann

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e50.

Overview:Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Two major pathways of disease development are acute coronary... more

Dilated Cardiomyopathy Risk in Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019: How to Identify and Characterise it Early?

Author : Maki Komiyama, Koji Hasegawa, Akira Matsumori

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e49.

Overview:The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a public health emergency... more

Ethical Issues in Decision-making Regarding the Elderly Affected by Coronavirus Disease 2019: An Expert Opinion

Author : David Martínez-Sellés, Helena Martínez-Sellés, Manuel Martinez-Sellés

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e48.

Overview:Nearly every country is now affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The disease is spreading rapidly and is taxing the global... more

A Multicentre, Open-Label, Randomised Controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Appropriate Target Values for Lipid Management in Patients who Have Mild to Moderate Stenotic Lesions with High-Risk Plaques in Coronary Arteries: Study P

Author : Morihiro Matsuda, Koji Hasegawa

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e47.

Overview:Aims: To investigate the efficacy of strict lipid management by secondary prevention high-risk criteria in... more

Comorbidity Differentiation and Risk Stratification in the Elderly Patient with Polypharmacy: A Prospective Primary Care Registry on Oral Anticoagulation Therapy

Author : S van Vugt, G Aarts, E Lamfers, L Bloem-de Vries, C Kramers, MJ de Boer, Freek WA Verheugt, J Jaspers Focks, M Brouwer

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e46.

Overview:Objectives: Although polypharmacy is an accepted proxy for multi-morbidity, there has been limited attention for... more

Impacts of Adipocytokines and Obesity-associated Inflammatory Markers on Apolipoprotein A-1 and B in Patients on Statin Therapy

Author : Morihiro Matsuda

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e45.

Overview:Background and aims: Obesity-induced chronic low-grade inflammation is causally associated with insulin resistance... more

Statins and Insulin Resistance

Author : GM Sanvee, M Panajatovic, J Bouitbir, S Krähenbühl

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e44.

Overview:Statins are lipid-lowering drugs that are beneficial for the cardiovascular system. However, they are associated with skeletal muscle disorders and, recently, with insulin... more