The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal

ISSN: 1874-1924 ― Volume 15, 2021

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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 36957 citations on the ISI index, core collection (H-factor 87)


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

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Osmar A. Centurion (Biography
Osmar 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 Editor:

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

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Viktor Čulić (Biography
Viktor 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

Yuhei Kawano (Biography
Yuhei 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

Vicente Lahera (Biography
Vicente 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

Ibrahim Al-Zakwani (Biography
Ibrahim 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

Mohamed Haidara (Biography
Mohamed 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

Krasimir Kolev (Biography
Krasimir 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

Steven Lavine (Biography
Steven 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

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