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.



Novel Aspects of Classification, Prognosis and Therapy in Takotsubo Syndrome

Author : Chiara Di Filippo, Beatrice Bacchi, Carlo Di Mario

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):191–6

Overview:Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a transient form of acute heart failure that mimics an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), with comparable acute adverse outcome.... more

Troponins, Acute Coronary Syndrome and Renal Disease: From Acute Kidney Injury Through End-stage Kidney Disease

Author : Debasish Banerjee, Charlotte Perrett, Anita Banerjee

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):187–90

Overview:The development of increasingly sensitive and specific serum cardiac biomarkers has led a revolution in the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However... more

Personalised Approaches to Improving the Effect of Anti-platelet Agents: Where Do We Stand?

Author : Lucas C Godoy, Michael E Farkouh

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):179–80

Overview:Clopidogrel is the most widely prescribed P2Y12 inhibitor in the world despite the development of newer and more potent agents.1,2... more

Predictors of Recurrence of AF in Patients After Radiofrequency Ablation

Author : Iskren Garvanski, Iana Simova, Lazar Angelkov, Mikhail Matveev

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):165–8

Overview:AF is the most common sustained arrhythmia in clinical routine, and is associated with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications, dementia and mortality.... more

Meditation and Cardiovascular Health: What is the Link?

Author : Sebastian Schnaubelt, Andreas Hammer, Lorenz Koller, Jan Niederdoeckl, Niema Kazem, Alexander Spiel, Alexander Niessner, Patrick Sulzgruber

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):161–4

Overview:Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While traditional treatment protocols follow physical or pharmaceutical interventions, the mental... more

Electronic Cigarettes and Cardiovascular Risk: Science, Policy and the Cost of Certainty

Author : Olusola A Orimoloye, Albert D Osei, SM Iftekhar Uddin, Mohammadhassan Mirbolouk, Michael J Blaha

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):159–60

Overview:It often takes time to accumulate enough evidence to deem causal hypotheses plausible truths. Since the introduction of e-cigarettes about a decade ago, studies assessing... more

Deciphering the Riddles in Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease

Author : Amelia Carro, Josefa María Panisello

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European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):141–50

Overview:Dietary Patterns Several studies correlate healthy dietary patterns with lower plasma concentrations of pro-inflammatory markers.... more

Behavioural Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: Where Do We Stand?

Author : Gianluigi Savarese

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):139–40

Overview:Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.1 Age, sex and genetic factors have a major impact on CV risk... more

Increasing and Evolving Role of Smart Devices in Modern Medicine

Author : Michael R Massoomi, Eileen M Handberg

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(3):181–6

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):197–200

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