Reviewer board

Antonello D’Andrea    

University della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

Interests:  Athlete's Heart; Left ventricular hypertrophy; Heart failure; Stress echocardiography; Mi-tral valve; Right ventricle; Echo in emergency


Leonard A. Valentino    

National Hemophilia Foundation, USA

Interests: Health services delivery; Telemedicine; Quality of life issues; Patient reported outcomes; Coagulation disorders; Thrombosis


Jun K. Takeuchi    

Division of Bio-informational Pharmacology, Medical Research Institute Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Interests:  Heart development; Differentiation; Regeneration; Congenital heart diseases; Epigenetics


Eva Reali    

IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi, Italy

Interests:  Immunology; T cells; Immune-mediated diseases; Immunotherapy; Cytokines


Edoardo Sciatti    

Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Piazzale Spedali Civili 1, Brescia 25123, Italy

Interests: Heart failure; valve echo; pregnancy


Mohammad Alkhalil    

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Interests: Coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis/ intervention); Structural heart disease (TAVI); Lipid


Hong Lu     

University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, USA

Interests:  Atherosclerosis; Aortic aneurysms; Aortic dissection; Renin-angiotensin system; Angiotensinogen; Megalin


Adrija Hajra    

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, USA

Interests:  Cardiology; Preventive cardiology; Diabetes; Statin; Cholesterol; Hypertension; COVID; Thrombosis; Pulmonary hypertension


Maria Pufulete    

Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Interests:  Randomised controlled trial (RCT); Non-randomised study; Trial methodology; Systematic review; Meta analysis; Routinely collected data; Acute coronary syndrome; Dual antiplatelet therapy; Cardiac surgery; Heart failure


Yutaka Igarashi    

Osaka City University, Japan

Interests:  Exercise; Physical activity; Prevention and improvement of lifestyle disease; Systematic review and meta-analysis


Aldo Prado    

Ctr Privado Cardiol, San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina

Interests:  Echocardiography; Valve disease; Strain


Leonardo Roever    

Federa University of Uberlandia, Brazil

Interests:  Epidemiology; Atherosclerosis; Critical illness; Metabolic syndrome; Risk factors; Neurodegenerative disorders; Cardiovascular diseas; Cardiorenal syndromes; Heart failure; Cerebrovascular disease/stroke; Acute coronary syndromes; Ischemia; Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA); Chronic ischemic heart disease; Atherosclerosis; Inflammation; peripheral vascular disease; Cerebrovascular disorders; Biomarkers; Meta analysis


Pier Luigi Antignani    

Nuova Villa Claudia, Rome, Italy

Interests:  Carotid diseases; Cerebrovascular disease; Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Venous thromboembolism; Chronic venous disease; Pelvic congestion syndrome


Jhansi R. Dyavanapalli    

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, George Washington University, Washington, USA

Interests:  Autonomic; Parasympathetic; Heart; Brainstem; Intracardiac neurons; Vagus; Chemogenetics; Optigenetics; Heart rate; Blood pressure; Heart failure; Hypertension


Kameel Kassab    

Cook County Health, USA

Interests:  Coronary artery disease; Acute coronary syndromes; Ischemia; Multimodality imaging


Francesca Wirth    

University of Malta, Malta

Interests:  Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy; Pharmacogenetics and precision Medicine; Point of care testing; Medical devices; Acute coronary syndrome; Heart failure; Adherence; Antiplatelet therapy; Statins; In-stent restenosis and stent thrombosis


Vincenzo Nuzzi    

Cardiovascular Department, Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata Giuliano Isontina (ASUGI), University of Trieste, Italy

Interests:  Chronic heart failure; Non-ichemic dilated cardiomyopathy; Atrial fibrillation in heart failure; Congestion; Cardiac involvement in COVID-19


Stefano Poli    

Azienda sanitaria universitaria Friuli Centrale (ASU FC), Italy

Interests:  Interventional cardiology; PCI; TAVI; Aortic stenosis; Valve disease; Heart failure; Coronary angiography


Sergey Gurevich    

University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Interests:  Structural; Chronic Total Occlusions (CTO); Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR); MitraClip, Watchman; Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH); Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA); 3D printing; Virtual and augmented reality


Ivo M. van Dongen    

Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Interests:  Chronic total coronary occlusions; Acute myocardial infarction; CTO PCI; Epidemiology and imagingy


Giuseppe Damiano Sanna    

SASSARI University Hospital, Sassari, Italy

Interests:  Heart failure; Cardiac imaging (echocardiography including transesophageal and cardiac magnetic resonance) in patients with structural heart diseases - e.g. cardiomyopathies); Atrial remodelling; Left bundle branch blocks and cardiac resynchronization therapy; Cardiac devices in heart failure patients


Marcos Celio De Almeida    

Department of Genetics and Morphology, University of Brasília, Brazil

Interests:  Heart anatomy; Comparative heart Anatomy; Purkinje network; Conduction system; Heart Pathology; History of Medicine in special of the conduction system


Albert S. Jung    

Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA

Interests:  Quality and Outcomes in Chronic Systolic Heart Failure and Acute Myocardial Infarction / Ischemic Heart Disease, Hospital Outcomes in Cardiology, Cardiorenal Syndrome, Diastolic Heart Failure (HFPEF)


Aladeen Alloubani    

King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan

Interests:  Cardiovascular risk factors; Diabetes; Stroke; Cancer prevention; Health services


Antonino Catalano    

Università degli Studi di Messina, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Italy

Interests:  Aging; vitamin D; Osteoporosis; Comorbidity; Fragility; Cognitive impairment; Quality of life


Akshay Kumar    

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Interests:  Transplantation; Ischemia-reperfusion injury; Mitochondrial function; Extracorporeal membrane oxygen; Cardiomyopathy; Heart failure; Clinical outcomes


Meor Azraai    

Epworth Healthcare, Department of Cardiology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Interests:  Heart failure; Acute coronary syndrome; Cardiac imaging; Cardiac biomarkers; Cardiac CT


Alessio Gasperetti    

IRCCS Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy

Interests:  Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy; ARVC; ALVC; ICD; S-ICD; Atrial fibrillation; Ablation Index; Sudden cardiac death; COVID-19; Myocarditis


Naveen Anand Seecheran    

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus,Trinidad and Tobago

Interests:  Platelet reactivity; Clopidogrel; Ticagrelor; Prasugrel; Percutaneous coronary intervention


Cristiano Spadaccio    

BlackPool Victoria Hospital, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Inst. Cardiovasc. Med Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

Interests:  Coronary surgery; Minimally invasive cardiac surgery for both the aortic and mitral valve and in transcatheter procedures


Gülistan Bahat    

Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Interests:  Drug; Elderly; Overuse; Polypharmacy; Underuse; Rational drug use; Quality of life


Alessio Gasperetti    

IRCCS Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy

Interests:  Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy; ARVC; ALVC; ICD; S-ICD; Atrial fibrillation; Ablation index; Sudden cardiac death; COVID-19; Myocarditis


Goncalo Morgado    

Hospital Garcia de Orta, Almada, Portugal

Interests:  Interventional cardiology; Percutaneous coronary interventions; Transesophageal echocardiography; Valvular heart disease; Pulmonary embolism; Pulmonary hypertension; Acute coronary syndromes; Cardiac intensive care


Diana Massai    

Solid and Fluid Biomechanics Group PolitoBIOMed Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Interests:  Bioengineering; Bioreactors; Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Physical stimuli and mechanotransduction; Mechanical characterization of biological tissues


Regent Lee    

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division, United Kingdom

Interests:  Biomarkers; Abdominal aortic aneurysm computer vision; Proteomics


Cristiano Spadaccio     

BlackPool Victoria Hospital, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Inst. Cardiovasc. Med Sciences, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom

Interests:  Coronary surgery; Minimally invasive cardiac surgery for both the aortic and mitral valve and in transcatheter procedures


Maite Iglesias López     

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain

Interests:  Nutrition; Habits; Alcohol; Anxiety; Adherence mediterranean diet; Emotional eating; Chronobiology


Stéphane Manzo-Silberman     

Département de Cardiologie, Hôpital Lariboisière, Université Paris, France

Interests:  Acute coronary syndrome; PCI; Women heart disease; MINOCA; INOCA; SCAD; Coronary spasm; Cardiovascular risk factors; Antiplatelet drugs


Ignacio Iglesias Garriz     

Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, Spain

Interests:  Heart failure; Cardiac imaging; Cardio-oncology and amiloydosis; Grown-up congenital heart disease; Primary prevention


Kayo Sugiyama     

Aichi Medical University, Japan

Interests:  Coronary artery bypass grafting; Aortic valve replacement; TAVI; Mitral valve repair; Acute aortic dissection, and thoracic aortic aneurysm


Fateen Ata    

Department of Internal Medicine, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Interests:  Internal medicine; Endocrinology; Heart failure; General medicine; Diabetes


Ying Xuan Gue    

Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Interests:  Thrombosis; Fibrinolysis; Atrial fibrillation; Coronary artery disease; Prevention


Zafar Gholinejad    

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran

Interests:  Inflammation; Ischemia; Apoptosis; Metabolism; Oxidative stress; Biochemistry


Semra Ozdemir    

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Faculty of Medicine Department of Nuclear Medicine, Turkey

Interests:  Nuclear cardiology; Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy; 18-F FDG PET/CT cardiac viability; Gated Spect


Anggoro Budi Hartopo    

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Interests:  Heart failure; Pulmonary hypertension; Endothelin; Cardiac rehabilitation; Preventive medicine; Biomarkers


Mirela Tomescu    

Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Victor Babes din Timisoara, Romania

Interests:  Noninvasive cardiology; Acute coronary syndromes; Heart failure; Hypertension; Metabolic syndrome; Echocardiography; Cardiovascular rehabilitation


Krittika U. Joshi    

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY, USA

Interests: Pediatric cardiology; Congenital heart disease (CHD); Cardiac ICU; Surgical outcomes


M Chadi Alraies    

Director, Interventional Cardiology Research, Detroit Medical Center, USA

Interests:  Coronary intervention; Coronary atherectomy; Coronary calcium; Hemodynamics support; Weaning and escalation of mechanical support; Cardio genie shock; Vascular access and closure


Stuti Agarwal    

Stanford University, USA

Interests:  Pulmonary hypertension; PAH; Cardiovascular disease; Vascular remodeling; Endothelial pericyte interaction; Extra cellular vesicles/exosomes; Vessel repair; Angiogenesis; Cell signaling


Piotr Futyma    

St. Joseph's Heart Rhythm Center, Rzeszów, Poland

Interests:  Catheter ablation; Ventricular tachycardia ablation; Atrial fibrillation ablation; Risk factor modification; Prevention of complications in cardiac electrophysiology


Antonio Di Monaco     

General Regional Hospital "F. Miulli", Italy

Interests:  Arrhythmias; Cardiac electrophysiology; Catheter ablation for cardiac arrhythmias; Radiotherapy for cardiac arrhythmias; Haemodynamic support for heart failure; Atrial fibrillation; Sudden cardiac death


Mouhamed Nashawi    

Division of Medicine, MC 7870 UT Health San Antonio 7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, USA

Interests:  Cardiovascular endocrinology; Diabetes; HFpEF; Dyslipidemia; Metabolic syndrome; Coronary; obesity; Inflammation; Cardiorenal; Cardiopulmonary


Gianfranco Mitacchione    

Ospedale Luigi Sacco - Polo Universitario, Italy

Interests:  Cardiac Arrhythmias; Catheter Ablation; Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIEDs); Heart Failure; Acute coronary syndromes; Cardiovascular Risk Factors; COVID-19


Sara Pahlavan    

Royan Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Technology, Iran

Interests:  Cardiomyocyte; Differentiation; Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC); Maturation; Tissue engineering; Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) diseases modeling


Gautam Srivastava    

Brandon University (BU), Canada

Interests:  Artificial intelligence; Vascular disease; Machine learning; Deep learning; Image processing; Heart failure


Diego Caicedo Valdés    

Angiology and Vascular Surgery department Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela Biomedical Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Interests:  Peripheral Arterial disease; Carotid Disease; Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms; Thoracic Aorta Aneursms; Vascular Biology; Angiogenesis/Arteriogenesis; Cell Therapy for limb ischemia


Alessandro Rossini    

IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy

Interests:  Pituitary; Growth hormone; Adrenal; Cortisol; Bone metabolism


Alessandro Cannavale    

"Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Interests:  Vascular imaging; Radiology; Interventional Radiology; Angioplasty; Vascular stents; Vascular stents


Laura Iop    

Applied Medical Sciences University of Padua Medical School, Italy

Interests:  Cardiovascular regenerative medicine; Heart valve disease; Atherosclerosis; Calcification; Experimental models of disease and therapy; Myocardial infarction; Stem cells


Brandon Budhram    

Internal Medicine Resident (PGY-2), McMaster University, Canada

Interests:  Pulmonary hypertension; Heart failure; Quality of life issues; Patient reported outcomes; Diagnostic error; Cognitive bias


Mohammad Jamshidi     

Research and Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering (RICE), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia (UWB), Pilsen, Czech Republic

Interests:  Bioengineering; Medical Imaging; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning; Signal processing


Raúl Alfredo Borracci     

Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Austral University, Argentina/Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital Aleman, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Interests:  Cardiac surgery; Vascular surgery; Cardiovascular medicine; Clinical cardiology; Medical education; Statistical methods; Modeling and simulation; Artificial intelligence


Samra Bashir     

Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Pakistan

Interests:  Clinical Pharmacology; Natural products; Cardiovascular; Urolithiasis; Gastrointestinal; Pharmacy education


Francisco Javier Ruperti-Repilado     

Center for Congenital Heart Disease, Cardiology, University Hospital Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland

Interests:  General cardiology; Congenital heart disease; Cardiovascular medicine; Heart failure; Atrial fibrillation


Foluso O. Osunsanmi    

Department of Agriculture, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa 3886, South Africa

Interests: Clinical biochemistry; clinical microbiology; food biochemistry; medicinal plants biochemistry; medicinal chemistry; ethno-pharmacology; natural product synthetic chemistry; functional foods; metabolic diseases; nutritional biochemistry; microbiology; biotechnology; water and wastewater treatment; proteomic


Julia Ramirez    

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

Interests: Electrocardiogram signal processing; cardiovascular risk prediction; medical statistics; statistical genetics; epidemiology; bioinformatics; GWAS and data science in general


Guido Pastorini     

Cardiology Division, Ospedale Regina Montis Regalis, Mondovi' ASL CN1, 12084 Cuneo, Italy

Interests: Primarily in echocardiography (3D, global longitudinal strain, stress echo and TEE); heart failure; cardiovascular prevention and cardio-oncology


El-Wahab, Ekram W. Abd    

High Institute of Public Health - Alexandria university, Egypt

Interests: CVDs from the epidemiological point of view; risk assessment; prevention and control


Giuditta Benincasa    

University della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

Interests: Cardiovascular diseases; epigenetics and network-oriented approaches


Umbarkar, Prachi     

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Interests: Pathophysiology of cardiac diseases; unravelling molecular mechanisms contributing to cardiac fibrosis


Eduardo M. Vilela    

Gaia Hospital Centre, Portugal

Interests: Cardiovascular prevention; cardiac rehabilitation; cardiopulmonary exercise testing; sports cardiology; cardiac biomarkers; echocardiography


Tiago Lima Sampaio    

Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil

Interests: Clinical and experimental studies based on the evaluation of biochemical disorders; mainly aimed at assessing cardiovascular risk; endothelial dysfunction, kidney injury; Diabetes mellitus; dyslipidemias; atherosclerosis and pharmacology


Klaudiusz Nadolny    

Univeristy of Technology?·?Department emergency Medical service, Poland

Interests: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Resuscitation; Airway Management; CPR; Mechanical Ventilation; Emergency Management; Intensive Care Medicine


Ali Sheikh    

Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, College of Medicine, Jouf University, Sakaka, Aljouf, Saudi Arabia

Interests: Coronary Artery Disease; Acute myocardial infarction; Hypertension; Heart failure; Metabolic syndrome; Specially focus on microRNAs (MiRNAs) relation with Cardiovascular diseases


Farah Yasmin     

Department of Internal Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan

Interests: Heart Failure; Coronary Artery Disease (Atherosclerosis and Intervention); Cardiovascular Outcomes; Cardiovascular Prevention


Marco Schiavone    

Luigi Sacco University Hospital, Italy

Interests:  Cardiac arrhythmias; Implantable cardioverter defibrillators; Atrial fibrillation; Catheter ablation; Ventricular tachycardia; Cardiac resynchronization therapy; Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy; Acute coronary syndromes; Spontaneous coronary artery dissection; COVID-19


Alexandru Burlacu    

University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania

Interests: Antithrombotics; Anticoagulants (DOACS/VKAs); Antiplatelet therapy; Thrombotic events; Coronary artery disease; Atherosclerosis; PTCA


Willy Hauzer    

Hauzer Clinic, Poland

Interests: Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Varicose veins of the lower limbs; Sclerotherapy; Vascular surgery


Elahe Khodadi    

Research center of thalassemia & hemoglobinopathy, Health research institute, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Interests: Bone marrow niche; Molecular?pathways; Epigenetics; Cancer biology


Antonietta Franco    

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, USA

Interests:  Mitochondria fusion; Mitophagy; Mitochondria Metabolism; Apoptosis; Cell biology; Cardiomyopathy; Cardio/neuro disease


Mohamed Gomaa Kamel    

Minia University, Egypt

Interests:  Systematic review; Meta-analysis; Diagnostic accuracy; Prediction; Biomarkers; Cardiovascular; Myocardial infarction; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Angina; Epidemiology


Michael P. Gannon    

North Shore University Hospital, USA

Interests:  Sudden cardiac death; MINOCA (Myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries); Cardiac imaging; Cardiac MRI; Coronary CTA; Coronary artery disease; Cardiogenomics; Cardiac risk prediction; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


Claudia de los Angeles Miranda Fuentes     

Académica Escuela de Kinesiología, Universidad Andres Bello, Sede Santiago, Chile

Interests:  Physical Activity; Exercise; Exercise physiology; Strength Training; Oxygen Consumption; Near-infrared spectroscopy


Bakhshi, Hooman    

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, USA

Interests:  Interventional and structural cardiology; Coronary artery calcification; Cardiac and inflammatory biomarkers and proteomics


Walid Bouaziz    

Laboratoire de Biologie de l’Exercice pour la Performance et la Santé, France

Interests:  Aging and physical activity; Obesity and physical activity; Cardio-respiratory physiology; Performance; Endurance training; High Intensity Interval Training


Mohd Shahid    

Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, USA

Interests:  Metabolic syndrome; Obesity, Atherosclerosis; Hypertension, Heart failure; Remote Preconditioning; Type 2 Diabetes; Endothelial Dysfunction


Ahmad Syadi Mahmood Zuhdi    

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Interests: Percutaneous coronary intervention; Ischaemic heart disease


Frigy Attila    

Maros Megyei Klinikai Kórház, Romania

Interests: Heart Failure; Ventricular Function; Cardiomyopathy; Valvular Heart Disease; Echocardiography; Autonomic Tests; Heart Rate Variability; Sleep Apnea


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