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.



Featuring: Prof Angela Maas

Author : Angela Maas

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e14.

Overview:When I was a young girl, my father was a family care physician with a home office in our basement. His patients came to our house and I was... more

Asymptomatic Left Ventricle Systolic Dysfunction

Author : Jaskanwal D Sara, Takumi Toya, Riad Taher, Amir Lerman, Bernard Gersh, Nandan S Anavekar

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e13.

Overview:Heart failure (HF) affects more than 6 million people in the US and results in more than 1 million hospitalisations per year.... more

Coronary Artery Spasm: The Interplay Between Endothelial Dysfunction and Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Hyperreactivity

Author : Astrid Hubert, Andreas Seitz, Valeria Martínez Pereyra, Raffi Bekeredjian, Udo Sechtem, Peter Ong

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e12.

Overview:Coronary artery spasm (CAS) is an established cause for anginal chest pain, the cardinal symptom of myocardial ischaemia, in patients with... more

Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: A Disease or Merely a Phenotype?

Author : Alexandros Protonotarios, Perry Elliott

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e11.

Overview:Until the 20th century, conventional medicine relied almost exclusively on observable characteristics to classify and treat human disease.... more

Direct-acting Anticoagulants in Chronic Coronary Syndromes

Author : Emmanuel Sorbets, Philippe Gabriel Steg

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e10.

Overview:Despite improvements in the management of coronary artery disease over the last decades, ischaemic heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality... more

Antithrombotic Therapy After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Author : Leslie Marisol Lugo, Rafael Romaguera, Joan Antoni Gómez-Hospital, José Luis Ferreiro

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e09.

Overview:Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is the therapy of choice for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are unsuitable for... more

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Coronary Artery Disease: Comparison Between ACC/AHA 2016 and ESC 2017 Guidelines

Author : Christopher N Floyd

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e08.

Overview:Antiplatelet therapy represents a key pharmacological pillar for the prevention of atherothrombotic events. Aspirin, the primogenial antiplatelet agent... more

Antithrombotic Treatment After Coronary Intervention: Agreement and Controversy

Author : Tamara García Camarero, Jose M de la Torre Hernandez

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e07.

Overview:The use of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after stent implantation in a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the standard treatment. The first... more

Will Direct Oral Anticoagulants Have a Chance in Prosthetic Valves?

Author : Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Yehia Saleh

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e06.

Overview:Vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulants have been ruling the field of anticoagulation for cardiovascular indications for years now. Recently,... more

Emerging Strategies for the Management of Atherogenic Dyslipidaemia

Author : Anandita Agarwala, Michael D Shapiro

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2020;15:e05.

Overview:Atherogenic dyslipidaemia encompasses a broad variety of lipid phenotypes. While LDL cholesterol is a well-known risk factor for atherosclerotic... more