The Open Hypertension Journal




ISSN: 1876-5262 ― Volume 11, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

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.

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Department of Internal Medicine
Aristotle University
Thessaloniki
Greece



Co-Editor-In-Chief:

R. Morishita (Biography
R. Morishita

Ryuichi Morishita, M.D., Ph.D., graduated Osaka University Medical School in 1987, and received Ph. D. from Osaka University in 1991. After postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University School of Medicine, he served as an Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 1994 to 1998. Then, from 1998 to 2003, he was Associate Professor, Division of Gene Therapy Science, Osaka University Medical School. Then, he became Professor & Chairman of Division of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University Medical School from 2003.

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Department of Clinical Gene Therapy
School of Medicine
Osaka University
Yamada-oka, Suita
Japan


Regional Editor:

K. Tziomalos (Biography
K. Tziomalos

Konstantinos Tziomalos is Doctor of Philosophy on “Endothelial dysfunction in patients with cardiovascular diseases – the role of nitric oxide”, from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is a Lecturer in Internal Medicine in the 1st Propedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. His field of Specialty are Health Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Failure and Transplantation. He published 180 paper in peer reviewed journals having Hirsch index 20.

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Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece


Editorial Board Members:

H. Acet (Biography
H. Acet

Prof. Dr Halit Acet is presently working at the faculity of Medicine in Dicle University. He is also serving as an Editorial Board member of International Journal of Cardiology and Heart Health.His major research interests are Invasive cardiology, Complex coronary intervention, Peripheral (Carotid, subclavian, upper and lower extremity) intervention. In 2003, he reciecved first prize for the best faculty at Dicle University Faculty of Medicine. He has contributed more than 60 publications. He also received first Prize of Best Paper Award, Best Original Young Researcher Second Prize, and Best Oral Presentation Award.

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Department of Cardiology
Dicle University
Diyarbakır
Turkey

G. Md Ashraf (Biography
G. Md Ashraf

Dr. Ghulam Md Ashraf is working as Assistant Professor at King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He received his doctorate degree in 2010 from Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Life Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, India. The current focus of his research is proteomics, neurology and cancer. Dr Ashraf have published approx. 100 articles in books and journals of international repute. He is also serving in editorial capacity in many renowned journals, with Nature-Scientific Reports, Current Protein & Peptide Science, Journal of Proteomics, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.

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King Fahd Medical Research Centre
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

J.P.F. Bebawy (Biography
J.P.F. Bebawy

Dr. John F. Bebawy, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA. His clinical and research interests and expertise relate to Neuroanesthesia, with a focus on interventions that affect cerebral blood flow and cerebrovascular hemodynamics. Briefly, his research interests mainly include Neuroanesthesia, Cerebral blood flow, Cerebral physiology, Cerebral pharmacology, Adenosine, Circulatory arrest, Post-craniotomy hypertension, and Awake craniotomy. Dr. Bebawy is a member of many national and international societies for the advancement of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology, he has published widely on various topics in this field, and he has spoken at many meetings throughout the world on areas within his expertise.

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Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
USA

P. Bovet (Biography
P. Bovet

Pascal Bovet obtained his MD degree from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and a MPH from UCLA (Los Angeles). He is board certified (FMH, Switzerland) in both internal medicine and public health. He is an associate professor of epidemiology and public health at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University Hospital of Lausanne. He has led extensive epidemiological research in the area of cardiovascular disease in several countries. He has authored or co-authored over 200 publications.

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Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
University of Lausanne
Lausanne
Switzerland

C. Fourtounas (Biography
C. Fourtounas

Dr. Costas Fourtounas is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine-Nephrology in the Faculty of Medicine of the School of Health Sciences of the University of Thessaly in Larissa Greece. His main interests include renal transplatation and dialysis (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis). He has published more than 130 papers in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals. He has been an editorial board member of 40 International Journals and has served as a reviewer for more than 80 medical journals.

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School of Health Sciences
University of Thessaly Panepistimiou
Larissa
Greece

R. Giordano (Biography
R. Giordano

Dr. Giordano Raffaele is currently a Consultant Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division, University Hospital “Federico II” (Naples), Chief Prof. Carlo Vosa. He received Medicine and Surgery Degree from the Second University of Naples (SUN) with an experimental thesis in pediatric cardiac surgery in 2007. He did PhD Program (Researcher) in Biomorphological and Surgical Sciences from University of Naples “Federico II” in 2017. He has numerous honors/awards and publications to his credit.

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Adult and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Division
University Hospital “Federico II” (Naples)
Naples
Italy

P. Gu (Biography
P. Gu

Dr. Ping Gu is currently an associate chief physician in the department of endocrinology at Jinling Hospital. She has completed her PhD at the Second Military Medicine University of China in 2007. And she received her postdoctoral training at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hongkong working obesity related vascular dysfunction. She has published more than 20 papers in influential journals such as Cell Metabolism, Journal of hypertension, EMPO reports and so on.

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School of Medicine
Nanjing University
Nanjing
China

A.A. Kroon (Biography
A.A. Kroon

Professor Kroon A.A. is a Professor of Vascular Medicine at Maastricht University, Netherlands. HE has done his Ph.D from Maastricht University Meidical Centre. His field of expertise are general internal medicine - vascular medicine -clinical pharmacology. He has authored about 211 publications with 5877 citations, having 37 h-index.

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Department of Internal Medicine
University of Maastricht
Maastricht
The Netherlands

A.A. Mangoni (Biography
A.A. Mangoni

Arduino trained in Clinical Pharmacology, Cardiology and Internal Medicine in Milan, Boston and London. In 2003 he was awarded a PhD at King's College London and was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Flinders University. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 before taking up the Chair of Medicine of Old Age at the University of Aberdeen in 2010. In 2013 he returned to Flinders University as Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Senior Consultant in Clinical Pharmacology and Internal Medicine.

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School of Medicine
Flinders University
Perth
Australia

G. Messina (Biography
G. Messina

Messina Giovanni born in Campobasso, Oct 25, 1977, is a senior researchers of Physiology and Human Nutrition at the department of Clinical and experimental Medicine in the University of Foggia. He obtained his degree in Medicine at the Second University of Naples, Italy. He has specialized in Nutrition Science and Sports Medicine along with doing honors in both from the Second University of Naples, Italy. Prof. Messina has his Ph.D. in Food and Health and an honors from the second University of Naples, Italy.

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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Foggia
Foggia
Italy

B. Mitchell (Biography
B. Mitchell

Brett Mitchell is an Associate Professor of Medical Physiology in Texas A&M University. He received his BA in Health Fitness/Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1995, and his MS in Human Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1996. He received his PhD in Physiology from the Medical College of Georgia. Then He joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics where he began studying the role of immunophilins in endothelial function and blood pressure regulation. Brett joined the faculty at the Texas A&M University in 2007 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor.

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Department of Medical Physiology
College of Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
USA

J.F. Ndisang (Biography
J.F. Ndisang

Dr. Joseph Fomusi Ndisang is an Associate Professor in the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Department of Physiology. He received postdoctoral training in Physiology at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine from 2000-2005. He obtained a PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the University of Florence, Italy, 2000. He obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florence, Italy in 1995. Currently, Dr. Ndisang is an Editor for Frontiers in Bioscience (impact factor 3.8) and Executive Guest Editor for Current Medicinal Chemistry (impact factor 3.7) He has published more than 64-full length manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and more than 80 abstracts.

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Department of Physiology
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
Saskatoon, SK
Canada

E.B. Pedersen (Biography
E.B. Pedersen

Medical Degree, University of Aarhus, Denmark 1973. Specialist of Internal Medicine 1982. Specialist of Renal Diseases 1984. Chief Physician since 1987. Originator and supervisor for 30 finished doctoral thesis or Ph D dissertations. Involved as supervisor in 6 ongoing Ph D programs. In editorial boards of scientific journals. Referee for many international journals. Experience in teaching of medical students, physicians, specialists in internal medicine, and specialists in nephrology. Experience in international teaching and arrangement of international courses. Author of sections in medical textbooks. Experience as research director and head of research laboratories, as clinical director and head of clinical departments, and as director of teaching. Have received several awards for research. Affiliation to University Clinic in Nephrology and Hypertension, Hospital Jutland West, and to University of Aarhus, Health, Clinical Institute.

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Departments of Medical Research and Medicine
Holstebro Hospital
Holstebro
Denmark

Z. Rumboldt (Biography
Z. Rumboldt

Zvonko Rumboldt, is a Croatian internist, medical educator, dean,. Recipient Silver Decoration for Science award State Government, 1984. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American College Clinical Pharmacology, American Society Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Author, co-author 13 books including: Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology, 1988, second edition 1991, Internal Medicine Practicum, 1985, Handbook of Internal Medicine, 1991, second edition 1997, La Farmacologia nella pratica medica, 1984, second edition 1992. Member editorial board International Journal Clinical Pharmacology Research, Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology. Editor: Croatian Translation of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 13th edition, 1997.

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School of Medicine
Split University
Split
Croatia

R. Schutte (Biography
R. Schutte

Dr. Schutte currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Medical Science BSc (Hons) at Anglia Ruskin University (Chelmsford) and Extraordinary Professor at the North-West University as part of the Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART). His research interests are in the field of cardiovascular physiology and epidemiology addressing various hotly debated topics. His current research question involves iron loading, dietary iron intake, oxidative stress and associated cardiovascular risk. Dr. Schutte is the first or co-author of 105 articles in peer reviewed journals and has an H-index of 18.

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Hypertension in Africa Research Team
North-West University
Potchefstroom
South Africa

S.-H. Seol (Biography
S.-H. Seol

Dr. Sang-Hoon Seol obtained his Ph.D. degree (2011) in Medical Science from the Graduate School of Busan National University, Busan, South Korea. Since Apr 2013, Dr. Seol is Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology (Department of Internal Medicine) at Inje University, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Busan, South Korea. His research interests mainly lie in the subject areas of Echocardiography, Contrast Ultrasound, Congenital anomaly of heart, Heart failure, Coronary intervention, Myocardial infarction, etc. Dr. Seol, as an author/co-author, has published more than 70 articles in various journals, having over 395 total citations.

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Department of Internal Medicine
The Inje University of Korea
Busan
Republic of Korea

U. Simonsen (Biography
U. Simonsen

Ulf Simonsen is Professor of Pharmacology at Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University Denmark. He is medical doctor from Aarhus University, 1991 and PhD from University of Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1994. The focus of the research group in pulmonary and cardiovascular pharmacology is investigation of drugs for restoration of the endothelial cell layer that is functionally impaired in cardiovascular disease. Ulf Simonsen has published more than 250 publications and book chapters, is author on patents, and co-founder of the biotech company, Initiator Pharma A/S. Former member of the council for European Council for Cardiovascular Research (ECCR).

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Institute for Biomedicine
University of Aarhus
Aarhus
Denmark

Y. Yano (Biography
Y. Yano

Dr. Yuichiro Yano is an Assistant Professor of the Preventive Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Yano has been engaging in observational and interventional research on blood pressure (BP) over 10 years. Dr. Yano has become highly experienced in research on etiology and outcomes of BP variability, longitudinal modeling of cardiovascular risks, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk prediction, as evidenced by >70 peer-reviewed publications and several scientific awards.

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Department of Medicine
University of Chicago Medicine Chicago
IL
USA

G. Mule
Dipartimento di Medicina Interna
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

N. Artom (Biography
N. Artom

Degree in the University of Genoa in Medicine and Surgery in 07/2010 with honors, specialized in the University of Genoa in Internal Medicine in 07/2016 with honors, discussed a thesis entitled “Aortic and carotid evaluation in patients with newly-diagnosed of familial hypercholesterolemia: short-term effect of statin therapy on aortic stiffness”. Fields of expertise: Internal medicine; Atherosclerosis; Cardiovascular Medicine; Hypertension; Cardiovascular ultrasound; Bedside ultrasound; Arterial Stiffness. From November 2016 he is a physician of the Department of Internal Medicine at San Paolo Hospital, ASL 2 Savonese, Savona, Italy.

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Department of Internal Medicine
Ospedale San Paolo
Savona
Italy

A.Y. Bagrov (Biography
A.Y. Bagrov

Dr. Bagrov received his M.D. and Ph.D. at Ivan Pavlov Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was a tenure-track investigator at the NIA Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science and since 2011 he is a tenured Senior Investigator. His goals are to investigate pathophysiologic mechanisms and to identify novel therapeutic targets in age-associated salt-sensitive hypertension, hypertension in chronic kidney disease, and preeclampsia. He is studying mechanisms by which endogenous Na/K-ATPase inhibitors regulate renal sodium transport, exert pro-hypertensive effects and induce vascular fibrosis and stiffness. He is also working on development of approaches to pharmacological antagonism of deleterious effects of cardiotonic steroids including development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Dr. Bagrov has published more than 100 scientific papers.

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Gerontology Research Center
National Institute on Aging
Baltimore, MD
USA

J. Beltowski (Biography
J. Beltowski

Professor Jerzy Beltowski obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in medicine from the Medical University, Lublin, Poland. Professor Beltowski is the full professor in the Department of Pathophysiology of the Medical University, Lublin, Poland. He published 140 full-length papers which have been cited more than 3000 times. His “h” index is now 27. He delivered lectures at about 30 international congresses, in most cases as the invited speaker. He has also been the reviewer of many grant applications including EU Horizon 2020 program.

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Department of Pathophysiology
Medical University Jaczewskiego
Lublin
Poland

G. Derosa (Biography
G. Derosa

Prof. Giuseppe Derosa, MD, PhD, FESC was born in Lodi (Italy) and has accomplished his Medical Doctor Degree at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Milan, Italy. He has achieved the Specialization in Internal Medicine, and the PhD at the University of Pavia, Italy. He is become Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Italy, and he is currently Aggregate Professor at the same University. He is author of 249 original articles, published on international journals with IF (888,643), 50 reviews, 29 chapters, and 6 monographs in the field of diabetes, lipid disorders, obesity and hypertension.

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Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
University of Pavia
Pavia
Italy

A. Georgescu (Biography
A. Georgescu

Adriana Georgescu (PhD. Habil) is Principal Investigator Grade I and Head of Department of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology ‘Nicolae Simionescu’ of Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania. She finished Faculty of Physics in University of Bucharest, Romania, and got Specialization in Biophysics.

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Department of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology
Bucharest
Romania

O. Gorelik (Biography
O. Gorelik

Dr. Gorelik has nearly 30 years of experience in clinical medicine and research. He has published more than 50 scientific publications. Currently, Dr. Gorelik serves as the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine "F" in the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel. He is also a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel Aviv University.

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Department of Medicine “F”
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Zerifin
Israel

K. Komamura (Biography
K. Komamura

Prof. Kazuo Komamura received his medical degree from Osaka University School of Medicine, Japan in 1983. He was trained in Coronary Care Unit, Osaka Police Hospital, Japan. Then, he went abroad to study cellular and molecular mechanisms of heart failure at Prof. Stephen Vatner's Laboratory in Cardiovascular Medicine, Harvard Medical School, U.S.A .In 2008, he became a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hyogo University of Health Sciences. Currently, he is working as the Director of Osaka Infirmary, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Company Limited as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Division, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan. His research focus is on the development of novel therapies for refractory heart failure.

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Department of Medical Pharmacy
Hyogo University of Health Sciences
Kobe
Japan

A. Lymperopoulos (Biography
A. Lymperopoulos

Dr. Lymperopoulos earned his M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry followed by Ph.D. in Pharmacology, after graduating from the School of Pharmacy of the University of Patras, Greece. He is currently a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) with its Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). He has received numerous grants and awards, including a 5-year Scientist Development Grant award from the American Heart Association (AHA) and being a finalist for the AHA-sponsored Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award in Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, and for the Cardiovascular Research Award of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC),. He has edited one textbook published by Springer and authored several book chapters and >55 peer-reviewed publications (>1,500 total citations, as of March 2017). He currently serves as associate professor of pharmacology on the NSU College of Pharmacy Faculty.

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Department. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
USA

A.V. Mattioli (Biography
A.V. Mattioli

Anna Vittoria Mattioli is an Associate Professor of Cardiology University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy and Head of Cardiology and angiology Unit, National Institute for Cardiovascular Research, Modena (Italy). Her research areas are Myocardial regeneration and angiogenesis: the mechanisms of effect of BMSCs. Pro-arrhythmic effects of BMSC transplantation: different modalities of cells administration,effects on eletrectrophisiological properties of cardiac cells, pharmacological interferences, Effects of heparin on platelets acrivation during extracorporeal circulation, Evaluation of different bio-markers before, during and after ECC and influences of additives and Biocompatibility. She has authored about 100 publications with 1484 citations, having 17 h-index.

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Section of Cardiology
University of Modena
Modena
Italy

A. Milan (Biography
A. Milan

Dr. Alberto Milan is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine (Urgency Medicine), currently Medical Director of Internal Medicine at the City of Health and Science in Turin. From 2004 to today he has been Mentor of various theses for students of the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery at Internal Medicine 4 of the University of Turin, conducts regular training activities in clinical ultrasound and echocardiography. He is author of 59 articles published in internationally important medical-scientific journals.

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Department of Hypertension
University of Torino
Torino
Italy

L.G. Navar (Biography
L.G. Navar

Dr. Luis Gabriel (Gabby) Navar received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the University of Mississippi. In 1988 he joined Tulane University where he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology and Director of the Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence. Dr. Navar’s research has focused on the importance of the intratubular generation of angiotensin II and angiotensinogen in hypertension and diabetes mellitus. He has over 400 peer-reviewed publications including chapters and reviews. He is an active member of many societies where he has held various leadership roles. He has served on study sections and on Editorial Boards for various journals.

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Department of Physiology
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
USA

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.

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Department of Nutrition-Dietetics
University of Athens
Athens
Greece

H. Punzi (Biography
H. Punzi

Dr. Henry Punzi specializes in the complex area of hypertension, working for the last 20 years both in private practice and in clinical research at the Trinity Hypertension Research Institute. Punzi has implemented a unique monitoring procedure designed to accurately measure a patient’s blood pressure for 24 hours. Punzi is a member of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Hypertension, and the American Society for Clinica Pharmacology and Therapeutics. In collaboration with his wife, Connie Punzi, he has published numerous articles and a book on hypertension.

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Trinity Hypertension Research Institute Punzi Medical Center
Pasadena, CA
USA

R. Sánchez (Biography
R. Sánchez

Dr. Ramiro Sanchez is a Head at University Hospital Fundacion Favaloro in the division of Hypertension and Metabolic Unit. Dr. Sanchez is serving as a Professor in Internal Medicine at Favaloro University Medical School. He is also the Director of Hypertension Specialist Career, Favaloro University. He is a member of International Society of Hypertension, European Society of Hypertension, Argentina Society of Nephrology, American Society of Hypertension. His academic positions: Past-President Latin America Society of Hypertension (LASH), President of Board of Presidents LatinAmerica Society of Hypertension, Officer at Large International Society of Hypertension (2004-2008) Fellow of American Heart Association.

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Hypertension and Metabolic department
Instituto de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular
Belgrano
Argentina

P. Scicchitano (Biography
P. Scicchitano

Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 22/10/2008 with maximum votes, discussing a thesis entitled. “Evaluation of cardiovascular risk in patients suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome”. From 12/2012, member of the Membership Working Group on Peripheral Circulation - European Society of Cardiology and of member of the Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology - European Society of Cardiology From 02/2012, member of the Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care - European Society of Cardiology. From 01/11/2011 to 31/12/2011 Internship in the rehabilitation cardiovascular center “Istituto Codivilla-Putti” – Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. From 03/01/2011 to 28/02/2011 Internship in Universitares Herzzentrum Hamburg – Klinik und Poliklinik fur Allgemeine und Interventionelle Kardiologie, Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging and Echocardiography Laboratory.

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Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation
Universita degli Studi di Bari
Bari
Italy

W. Serra (Biography
W. Serra

Specialized in Cardiology in Parma in 1988 cum laude. Postgraduate course in children’s Cardiology in University of Bologna in 2001.  PhD in ’Respiratory Experimental Physiopathology‘ Clinical Pulmonary  Institute Hospital University Of  Parma cum Laude (2008).   ANMCO Fellowship in 2009 for Cardiology Research. Responsible for managing patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. Teacher (Lecturer)of Clinical Echocardiography in postgraduate cardiology and   pneumology courses at the University of Parma since 2002.  Teacher of Echocardiography for the Italian Society of Echocardiography. Scientific and Research Activities:  Role of Echocardiography in Pulmonary hypertension, in Cardiomyopathy and in Cardio-pulmonary Function in Pulmonary Hypertension.

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University Hospital of Parma
Parma
Italy

H.M. Stauss (Biography
H.M. Stauss

Dr. Harald M. Stauss, is an Associate Professor Department of Health and Human Physiology, The University of Iowa. He studied sympathetic modulation of cardiac and vascular function using sympathetic nerve activity recordings and electrical stimulation of peripheral sympathetic nerves or hypothalamic brain regions controlling autonomic function in conscious rats. More recently he also focused on the role of the parasympathetic nervous system and developed miniaturized nerve stimulators that can be chronically implanted in rats and mice. Using these stimulators he investigated the differential effects of afferent vs. efferent vagal nerve stimulation on glucose metabolism. He has authored about 92 publications with 2356 citations, having 27 h-index.

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Department of Integrative Physiology
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
USA

E. Yiannakopoulou (Biography
E. Yiannakopoulou

Eugenia Yiannakopoulou works as an Academic Teacher in the Department of Medical Laboratories of the Faculty of Health and Caring Professions, Technological Educational Institute of Athens. She has authored 60 research papers published in international journals and 6 book chapters and has presented 60 papers at national and international conferences. She is a Reviewer of peer-reviewed journals including Surgical Endoscopy, British Journal of Surgery, European Journal of Pharmacology, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Molecular Nutrition and Food Research.

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Department of Medical Laboratories
Technological Educational Institute of Athens
Athens University of Applied Sciences
Athens
Greece


Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Berezin (Biography
A. Berezin

Dr. Alexander E. Berezin has received PhD in 1994 in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). He is currently working as Senior Consultant, Lecturer and Professor of Medicine in the State Medical University of Zaporozhye (Ukraine). His research goals are fundamental study of biological markers, the development of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation. Based on this research and training in heart failure he has received several awards and honors. He has published 1050 papers and more in reputed journals, 57 books/chapters and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.

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Internal Medicine Department
Zaporozhye State Medical University
Zaporozhye
Ukraine

L. Mu (Biography
L. Mu

Dr. Lin Mu is presently serving as a Research Assistant, Analyst Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation Yale University, New Haven, CT. He obtained Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Biology from 2008 to 2012. He has Ph.D. in medicine. He has contributed around 10 publications. He has also been cited more than 400 times in different publications. He is also contributing as a scientific reviewer in different journals.

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Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Yale University
New Haven, CT
USA

T. Kivrak (Biography
T. Kivrak

Dr. Tarık Kıvrak completed his education in Cardiology from Marmara University Medical School, İstanbul, Turkey, in 2013. Dr. Kıvrak is currently a Cardiology Specialist in the Department of Cardiology at Sivas Numune Hospital, Sivas, Turkey. His clinical interests mainly lie in the subject areas of Pulmonary Hypertension, Chronic Thromboembolism, Heart Failure and Clinical Trials. Dr. Kıvrak, as an author/co-author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals.

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Cardiology Department
Sivas Numune Hospital
Sivas
Turkey

M.S. Sikarwar
Faculty of Pharmacy
AIMST University
Bedong
Malaysia












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Hubert Wolterbeek
(Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)

"The widest possible diffusion of information is critical for the advancement of science. In this perspective, open access journals are instrumental in fostering researches and achievements."


Alessandro Laviano
(Sapienza - University of Rome, Italy)

"Open access journals are very useful for all scientists as they can have quick information in the different fields of science."


Philippe Hernigou
(Paris University, France)

"There are many scientists who can not afford the rather expensive subscriptions to scientific journals. Open access journals offer a good alternative for free access to good quality scientific information."


Fidel Toldrá
(Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos, Spain)

"Open access journals have become a fundamental tool for students, researchers, patients and the general public. Many people from institutions which do not have library or cannot afford to subscribe scientific journals benefit of them on a daily basis. The articles are among the best and cover most scientific areas."


M. Bendandi
(University Clinic of Navarre, Spain)

"These journals provide researchers with a platform for rapid, open access scientific communication. The articles are of high quality and broad scope."


Peter Chiba
(University of Vienna, Austria)

"Open access journals are probably one of the most important contributions to promote and diffuse science worldwide."


Jaime Sampaio
(University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal)

"Open access journals make up a new and rather revolutionary way to scientific publication. This option opens several quite interesting possibilities to disseminate openly and freely new knowledge and even to facilitate interpersonal communication among scientists."


Eduardo A. Castro
(INIFTA, Argentina)

"Open access journals are freely available online throughout the world, for you to read, download, copy, distribute, and use. The articles published in the open access journals are high quality and cover a wide range of fields."


Kenji Hashimoto
(Chiba University, Japan)

"Open Access journals offer an innovative and efficient way of publication for academics and professionals in a wide range of disciplines. The papers published are of high quality after rigorous peer review and they are Indexed in: major international databases. I read Open Access journals to keep abreast of the recent development in my field of study."


Daniel Shek
(Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

"It is a modern trend for publishers to establish open access journals. Researchers, faculty members, and students will be greatly benefited by the new journals of Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. in this category."


Jih Ru Hwu
(National Central University, Taiwan)


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