European Cardiology Review (ECR) ECR Journal cover is a 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, Lindsey Mathews:

New Advances in the Management of Refractory Angina Pectoris

Author : Kevin Cheng, Ranil de Silva

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European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):ePub:23 June 2018.

Overview:Refractory angina (RA) is defined as chronic angina-type chest pain (duration ≥ 3 months) associated with reversible ischaemia that persists despite optimal medical,... more

Treatment Selection in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors versus Soluble Guanylate Cyclase Stimulator

Author : Hiroshi Watanabe

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European Cardiology Review 2018;13(1):ePub:16 May 2018.

Overview:Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic and life-threatening disease characterised by progressive vascular remodelling that leads to increased pulmonary vascular... more

QT Prolongation and Malignant Arrhythmia: How Serious a Problem?

Author : Christos-Konstantinos Antoniou, Polychronis Dilaveris, Panagiota Manolakou, Spyridon Galanakos, Nikolaos Magkas, Konstantinos Gatzoulis, Dimitrios Tousoulis

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):112–20

Overview:Ventricular repolarization, as opposed to depolarization, is not a triggered phenomenon following an orderly sequence, hence the dissimilarity between their inscribed... more

Cardiovascular Risk Management Targeting Inflammation in Addition to Lipid-lowering Therapy

Author : Koji Hasegawa

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):88

Overview:Myocardial infarction is often caused by the rupture of unstable plaque in atherosclerosis with mild-to-moderate stenosis. Research has revealed that local tissue inflammation... more

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Athletes

Author : Aneil Malhotra, Sanjay Sharma

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):80–2

Overview:Athletes who perform regular and intensive exercise regimes develop a variety of electrical and structural cardiac adaptations that manifest functionally to improve stroke... more

Impact on Patient Care: The 2016 European Heart Failure Guidelines

Author : Nesan Shanmugam

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):78–9

Overview:In this issue of European Cardiology Review, Professor Bayes Genis and team give a clear and robust review of the 2016 European Society... more

Highlights Of The 2016 European Society Of Cardiology Guidelines On Heart Failure

Author : Antoni Bayés-Genís

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):76–7

Overview:The long-awaited 2016 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines for heart failure (HF)1 provide the large amount of novel... more

Viewpoint: Recent Advances in Intracoronary Imaging for Vasa Vasorum Visualisation

Author : Kensuke Nishimiya, Yasuharu Matsumoto, Hiroaki Shimokawa

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):121–3

Overview:Vasa Vasorum The coronary arterial wall generally consists of the tunica intima, tunica media and tunica adventitia. In particular, the coronary... more

Inflammation Revisited: Atherosclerosis in The Post-CANTOS Era

Author : Wolfgang Koenig

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European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):89–91

Overview:The notion that atherosclerosis carries features of an inflammatory disease has existed for quite some time. As early as 1856, Rudolf Virchow in his Textbook on Pathology... more

Role of Testosterone in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

Author : Carolyn M Webb, Peter Collins

Citation :

European Cardiology Review 2017;12(2):83–7

Overview:Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most prevalent non-communicable cause of death worldwide.1 The health and economic implications of caring for a growing ageing... more