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.

Using Pharmacogenetic Testing or Platelet Reactivity Testing to Tailor Antiplatelet Therapy: Are Asians Different from Caucasians?

Author : Doreen Tan Su-Yin

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(2):112–4.

Overview:Ischaemic heart diseases (IHD) – mainly MI – represent a large disease burden all over the world. Almost 18 million people die each year from cardiovascular diseases, accounting for 31 % of deaths... more

"Save the Last Dance" for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Author : Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(2):95–7.

Overview:Rheumatoid arthritis, the spondyloarthropathies, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic vasculitides, inflammatory myopathies, systemic sclerosis and mixed connective tissue... more

Trimetazidine and Other Metabolic Modifiers

Author : Giacinta Guarini, Alda Huqi, Doralisa Morrone, Paola Francesca Giuseppina Capozza, Mario Marzilli

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(2):104–11.

Overview:Although cardiovascular mortality has declined progressively in developed countries, ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic stable angina cause a worse prognosis and poor... more

Erectile Dysfunction and Ischaemic Heart Disease

Author : Abdalla Ibrahim, Mohamed Ali, Thomas J Kiernan, Austin G Stack

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(2):98–103.

Overview:Erectile dysfunction (ED) is generally defined as the persistent (at least 6 months) inability to achieve and maintain penile erection sufficient to allow satisfactory sexual... more

Anticoagulation in Patients with Ischaemic Heart Disease and Peripheral Arterial Disease: Clinical Implications of COMPASS study

Author : Josep Gradolí, Verónica Vidal, Adrian JB Brady, Lorenzo Facila

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(2):115–8.

Overview:Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) comprises a large number of related pathologies, including ischaemic heart disease and peripheral arterial disease (PAD).... more

Effect of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention on Heart Rate Variability in Coronary Artery Disease Patients

Author : Mahmoud H Abdelnaby

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):60–1.

Overview:Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cause of morbidity and premature mortality globally,1 and cardiac autonomic... more

The Newest Generation of Drug-eluting Stents and Beyond

Author : Dae-Hyun Lee, Jose M de la Torre Hernandez

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):54–9.

Overview:When Andreas Grüntzig introduced balloon coronary angioplasty in 1977 it represented the first alternative to coronary artery bypass graft surgery. However, balloon dilatation... more

Assessing the Haemodynamic Impact of Coronary Artery Stenoses: Intracoronary Flow Versus Pressure Measurements

Author : Valérie E Stegehuis, Gilbert WM Wijntjens, Tadashi Murai, Jan J Piek, Tim P van de Hoef

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):46–53.

Overview:The emphasis in ischaemic heart disease (IHD) diagnosis has historically been directed towards the identification of epicardial coronary stenosis by selective coronary... more

Role of Anti-inflammatory Interventions in Coronary Artery Disease: Understanding the Canakinumab Anti-inflammatory Thrombosis Outcomes Study (CANTOS)

Author : Alberto Lorenzatti, Maria Luz Servato

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):38–41.

Overview:Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death in most countries. Compelling evidence from epidemiological, genetic and clinical studies as well as experiments in... more

Neuroendocrine System Regulatory Mechanisms: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Stress Hyperglycaemia

Author : Ricardo A Perez de la Hoz, Sandra Patricia Swieszkowski, Federico Matias Cintora, Jose Martin Aladio, Claudia Mariana Papini, Maia Matsudo, Alejandra Silvia Scazziota

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):29–34.

Overview:The aim of reviewing the neuroendocrine–humoral response in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is based on the fact that beyond the distinctive thrombotic event that defines acute... more