The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal

ISSN: 1874-1924 ― Volume 14, 2020

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Dimitri P. Mikhailidis (Biography
Dimitri P. Mikhailidis

Dimitri P. Mikhailidis graduated from the University of London (BSc, MSc, MB, BS and MD) and is Academic Head, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Free Hospital Campus, University College London Medical School. He is also a visiting Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia and at two universities in Saudia Arabia. His research interests are dyslipidaemias and thrombosis. His is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM) and American College of Clinical Pharmacology (FCP). HE has 22,093 citations on the ISI index, core collection (H-factor 64)


Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Royal Free Hospital Campus
University College London Medical School


V.G. Athyros (Biography
V.G. Athyros

Dr. Athyros obtained his medical diploma (MD) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Internal Medicine from the Democretian University of Thrace, Greece. Currently Dr. Reitz is a Professor in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has published more than 464 scientific publications and has more than 12,000 citations.

Dr. Athyros is Editor-in-Chief in one Medical Journal, Associate editor in another Journal and Section Editor, Quest Editor, and member of the Editorial Board of several Journals.


Department of Internal Medicine
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Michael Henein (Biography
Michael Henein

Michael Henein is the Professor of Cardiology at Umea University, Sweden and Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Umea Heart Centre. After completing 15 years at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, with the last 5 years as consultant in cardiology/echocardiography and Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London Professor Henein held the chair of cardiology in Umea until now. His area of expertise is non-invasive cardiology having published over 350 papers, 5 textbooks and over 20 chapters, two of them in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. He has supervised 20 PhD and 60 MSc theses.


Umeå University

Regional Editor:

O.A. Centurion (Biography
O.A. Centurion

Professor Osmar Antonio Centurión, is a cardiologist with expertise in Coronary Heart Diseases and Arrhythmias, Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation. He is Professor of Medicine at the School of Medical Sciences from the Asuncion National University in Asunción, Paraguay. He received is PhD degree in Cardiology, at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan in 1994. He is the Founding Member of Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista (SOLACI). Author of more than 180 medical articles published in peer-reviewed American, European and Japanese journals in cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and member of more than 10 International Cardiovascular Societies. He is currently Chief of the Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas, Asunción, Paraguay. He is currently Member of the Editorial Board of more than 30 cardiovascular international journals.


Departamento de Cardiología
Cardiovascular Institute

Section Editors:

(Genetics and Cardiovascular Disease)
Genovefa D. Kolovou (Biography
Genovefa D. Kolovou

Genovefa D. Kolovou is Director in the Department of Cardiology, Head of Out Patient Clinics, Preventive Cardiology and LDL Apheresis Unit in Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece. She received medical degree from the Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland and her cardiology training from the Athens University Medical School, Greece. Her clinical interest is general cardiology and dyslipidemias, and her research interest is postprandial lipemia, menopauseand gene polymorphisms, pharmacogenomics, rare genetic disorders and ageing/longevity. She has organized 18 doctoral theses. She received a Greek Academy Award (2002) for genetic research. She has 200 entries on MEDLINE and >3000 citations. She is an author of 14 medical books. She is a president of Hellenic College of Treatment of Atherosclerosis.


Cardiology Department
Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center

Nikoloas Papanas (Biography
Nikoloas Papanas

Dr. Nikolaos Papanas is Associate Professor in Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He has been specialized in diabetes and its complications in the Diabetes Center and the Diabetic Foot Clinic at King’s College Hospital, London, UK, as well as in the German Diabetes Center at the Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany. He has published more than 230 papers in peer-reviewed journals and serves in the editorial board of 25 international journals. He is currently a member in the Executive Committee of the Study Group on Diabetes and Nervous System of the German Diabetes Association (DDG). He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Greek Society for the Study of the Diabetic Foot. He has served as Secretary General and is currently the President of the Hellenic Diabetes Association. He is also Vice President of the Diabetic Foot Study Group (DFSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).


Department of Internal Medicine
Democritus University of Thrace

D.B. Panagiotakos (Biography
D.B. Panagiotakos

Demosthenes Panagiotakos is Professor in Biostatistics, Research Methods in Nutrition and Epidemiology. He is the Principal Investigator of 7 large–scale epidemiological studies (2,5M). His research interests include CVD epidemiology, risk modelling and analysis, medical research methodology, meta-analysis, as well as nutritional epidemiology and methodology. He has published 3 books, over 600 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals, as well as 50 papers in national journals and Conference proceedings and has more than 13.500 citations of his work (h-index of 55). He has received 3 Young Investigators’ National and International Awards and 3 Scholarships (2 National, 1 EU) and many Awards from various Scientific Societies.


Department of Nutrition Science
Dietetics Harokopio University

(Heart Failure)
H. Sinzinger (Biography
H. Sinzinger

Helmut Sinzinger, born 1948 in Vienna, finished Medical University 1973. He is specialist for Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Atherosclerosis Research, and Professor for Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. With the end of September 2013 he retired as the Head of the Nuclear Medicine Department of the Medical University of Vienna. He is visiting Professor at the Universities of Cracow, Perugia, Barcelona and Ekpoma. PubMed shows 757 publications. He is editor of 18 books. His cumulative impact factor is above 2000, the citations are more than 15000


Department of Nuclear Medicine
University of Vienna

Editorial Board Members:

P. Boucher (Biography
P. Boucher

Dr. Philippe Boucher obtained his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Lyon. Dr. Boucher is currently serving as a full professor of Physiology at the University of Strasbourg. Dr. Boucher received “French Society for Endocrinology” in 1999 and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Young Scientist Travel Award in 2003. He has contributed more than 30 publications in different journals and he has also been cited around 1300 times in different publications. His subject areas are Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology Medicine Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Agricultural and Biological Sciences Chemistry Immunology and Microbiology Physics and Astronomy.


School of Pharmacy
University of Strasbourg

X. Fang (Biography
X. Fang

Fang, Xiang, is an Associate Professor in Department of Neurology & The Mitchell Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. He is specialist General Neurology Neuromuscular diseases, Movement Disorders, Headache. His research interests are Role of PGC-1alpha in the pathogenesis of Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Redox regulation and ATM signaling in DM1, Therapeutic trial of anti-oxidant therapy in DM1, Alcohol-induced mitochondrial dysfunction & neurodegeneration: Role of PGC-1alpha DNA damage vs. repair in trinucleotide repeats associated neurodegenerative diseases (Huntington’s disease, SCA etc.) Fatty acids and endogenous cannabinoids in CNS. Scopus shows 56 publications and 2208 total citations. His H factor is 24.


Department of Neuro-Oncology
Harbor Hospital Center
Baltimore, MD

G. Gabbiani (Biography
G. Gabbiani

Dr. Giulio Gabbiani has obtained an MD degree in 1961 at the University of Pavia (Italy) and a PhD degree in 1965 at the University of Montreal (Canada). He has been Assistant Professor at the Institute of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, University of Montreal, Research Associate at the Department of Pathology of Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology and Immunology of the University of Geneva. The scientific interests of Dr. Gabbiani include soft tissue remodeling during development and pathological situations, arterial smooth muscle adaptation during development and diseases, e.g. atheroma formation and restenosis. He is in the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Pathology and of Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.


Department of Pathology
University of Geneva

E.W. Inscho (Biography
E.W. Inscho

Dr. Inscho’s research focuses on understanding the regulation of renal microvascular function in healthy kidneys and in hypertension. Dr. Inscho earned his PhD in 1987 at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tulane University School of Medicine. He received the Harry Goldblatt Award for Cardiovascular Research (1998), the Hoechst Marion Rousell Young Scholars Award from the American Society of Hypertension (2000), and the Lewis K. Dahl Award for Hypertension Research (2008). Dr. Inscho serves on the Editorial Boards of prominent scientific journals related to renal physiology and hypertension and he has published over 115 peer-reviewed, original research papers, chapters and reviews.


Department of Physiology
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University Medical Center
Augusta, GA

Y. Kawano (Biography
Y. Kawano

Dr. Yuhei Kawano is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medical Technology at Teikyo University, Fukuoka Campus, Japan. Dr. Kawano is a specialist in Cardiology, Nephrology, Nutrition and Dietetics. He is also a Japanese medical association administrator and an educator. His achievements include research in lifestyle modifications using blood pressure monitoring in treatment of hypertension. He is a recipient of the OMAE award, and is Emeritus Professor (Teruo Omae) at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Dr. Kawano, as an author/co-author, has more than 400 publications, having over 8,825 total citations.


Department of Medical Technology
Teikyo University Fukuoka

V. Lahera (Biography
V. Lahera

Vicente Lahera is Professor of Physiology. Department of Physiology. School of Medicine. Universidad Complutense. Madrid. Spain. His research interests are Cardiovascular, metabolic and renal alterations associated with Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes. Pathophysiology aspects: Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, Endothelium, Nitric oxide, Oxidative stress, Inflammation. Mechanisms of action of antihypertensive drugs (ACE inhibitors, ARBs), hypolipidemic drugs (Statins, HDL-related), drugs affecting diabetes control, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome. Mechanisms of action of micronutrients, flavonoids, terpenes, gingerols, fatty acids. He has 145 PubMed publications, 92 in other Indexing agencies. He is an author of 59 chapters in Books.


Department of Physiology
School of Medicine
Universidad Complutense

A. Loesch (Biography
A. Loesch

Dr. Loesch graduated from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, PhD done at Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. He is also am an associate of the Autonomic Neuroscience Centre, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London. His research focuses particularly on the electron-immunocytochemistry of vasoactive agents in vascular endothelium and perivascular nerves in various conditions (e.g. hypertension, cancer, hibernation, vascular angioplasty) He is an author or co-author of 113 research articles, 6 book chapters, 10 reviews and over 60 abstracts and 50 presentations at various conferences on medical sciences.


Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology
Royal Free and University College Medical School

J. Xing (Biography
J. Xing

Dr. J. Xing the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK USA. School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Her research focus is on Skills and expertise are HUVEC, Signaling Pathways, Endothelial Cells, Cell Culture, Angiogenesis, Vascular Biology, molecular biology, cell biology and physiology. She has 17 publications with 530 total citations and having H index 12


Department of Physiology
The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Oklahoma City, OK

K. Kotani
Division of Community and Family Medicine
Jichi Medical University

V. Čulić (Biography
V. Čulić

Prof. Čulić graduated from University of Zagreb School of Medicine, earned M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Split School of Medicine, and obtained postgraduate education in Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was Head of the Department of Scientific research and clinical drug testing, and now he is Associate Professor at the Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Center Split. His research focuses are external triggers and chronobiology of acute cardiovascular events, and the role of sex hormones in heart failure. He received six awards for his scientific work. He is editorial board member of several cardiovascular journals and has 115 publications, with more than 550 citations and H index 13.


Department of Cardiology
University Hospital Center Split

K.A. Filis (Biography
K.A. Filis

Konstaninos A. Filis received the MD and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Athens Medical School, Greece. Resident in Vascular Surgery in University of Athens Medical School. Research Fellow at Montefiore Hospital, New York (Prof. Frank Veith). Post-doc Fellow at Stanford University, California, (Prof. Cristopher Zarins). Presently, Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, with 120 articles in peer reviewed medical journals. Member of the Executive and Administrative Board of the I.U.A. and member of the Editorial Board of 7 international medical journals.


Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Athens Medical School

M.A.A. Haidara (Biography
M.A.A. Haidara

Prof. M.A.A. Haidara completed his graduation and received his Ph.D. degree (1991) from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. He is currently a Professor in the Physiology Department (College of Medicine) at King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. Prof. Haidara has many entries on MEDLINE, and has over 410 citations listed in the ISI index (H-factor = 8). He has secured over 10 medical research grants, and has published over 100 national and international peer-reviewed articles.


Department of Physiology
King Khalid University
Saudi Arabia

P.A. Jose (Biography
P.A. Jose

Dr. Pedro A. Jose received his MD from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and PhD in Physiology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. The primary goal of his research is to determine the epigenetic, genetic, and pharmacogenetic bases of essential hypertension and metabolic syndrome. He has published over 380 scientific articles in book chapters and journals. His Hirsch-index is 49. He has received several academic awards, including the 2003 Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture (American Heart Association), 2007 Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lecture (American Physiological Society), 2007 MERIT award (NIH), and 2015 Excellence Award for Hypertension Research (American Heart Association)


Department of Pediatrics
Georgetown University Medical Center
Washington, DC

K. Kolev (Biography
K. Kolev

Kolev Kraszimir, is an Professor in Medical Biochemistry Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University. He is specialist in Medical Biochemistry, Enzymology, Fibrinolysis, Proteinase. He is the member of Theoretical Medicine Committee. He has 61 publication with 968 citation with H factor 19.


Department of Medical Biochemistry
Semmelweis University

S. Lavine (Biography
S. Lavine

Professor of Medicine at Washington University at St. Louis; Active in valve intervention program providing imaging support during TAVR, mitral clip, and paravalvular leaks. Former, Chief, Division of Cardiology at East Tennessee State University and Program Director and Noninvasive Lab Director at the University of Florida-Jacksonville.


Division of Cardiology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

S.A. Mohamed (Biography
S.A. Mohamed

Dr. Salah A. Mohamed has his expertise in evaluation and passion in improving the health and wellbeing. Dr. Mohamed is an Associate professor of Experimental Cardiac Surgery at University of UKSH-Campus Luebeck in Germany; he is a laboratory and group leader, published within different reputed Scientific Journals. Currently Dr. Mohamed’s group dedicated research interests to embryogenesis, aortic and aortic valve diseases, aging, and biomarker. His Laboratory also focuses on understanding the causes of atrial fibrillation investigating.


Department of Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery
University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein

I. Al-Zakwani (Biography
I. Al-Zakwani

Dr. Ibrahim Saud Said Al-Zakwani is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University. He did his PhD in Health Policy, specializing in “Pharmacoeconomics & Health Outcomes Research” from University of the Sciences, Philadelphia (USIP).


Department of Pharmacy
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Sultanate of OMAN

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