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.

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

Citation :

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

Citation :

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

Citation :

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

Citation :

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

Citation :

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

Hidden in Heart Failure

Author : Douglas Ewan Cannie, Mohammed Majid Akhtar, Perry Elliott

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):89–96

Overview:Heart failure is a global health challenge, affecting 1–2% of the population and up to an estimated 64 million people worldwide.1,2... more

Rhythm Control in AF: Have We Reached the Last Frontier?

Author : Gheorghe-Andrei Dan

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):77–81

Overview:“The tragedy of science is the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by ugly facts.” – Thomas Huxley The 2016 AF... more

Chagas Disease and Heart Failure: An Expanding Issue Worldwide

Author : Felipe Martinez, Eduardo Perna, Sergio V Perrone, Alvaro Sosa Liprandi

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(2):82–8

Overview:Chagas disease was initially described as an endemic health problem in a few countries in South America – mainly Argentina and Brazil – and one of the consequences of the... more

AF in Cancer Patients: A Different Need for Anticoagulation?

Author : Ana Pardo Sanz, Jose Luis Zamorano

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):65–7

Overview:Search Strategy An independent literature search was performed on the topic ‘AF in cancer patients’ with the assistance of professional... more

Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk After Quitting Smoking: The Latest Evidence

Author : Koji Hasegawa, Maki Komiyama, Yuko Takahashi

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2019;14(1):60–1

Overview:Smoking is a strong risk factor for the development of arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). Quitting smoking is a cornerstone of improved cardiovascular health,... more