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Special Issue Title: Arterial stiffness in cardiovascular disease

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2021

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Hack-Lyoung Kim

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul Metropolitan Government- Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

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Interests: Arterial stiffness: pathophysiology and clinical applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, there is a growing interest in arterial stiffness in the filed of cardiovascular disease. Information of arterial stiffness is important because it can predict future cardiovascular events independently of blood pressure and other traditional cardiovascular risk factors. The measures of arterial stiffness is associated with cardiovascular events and mortality in various group of patients as well as general population. Also, informaiton of arterial stiffness can provide some clue on underlying pathophysiology of certain cardiac conditions. The concept of arterial stiffness is necessary to understad elderly hypertension and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). We can measure arterial stiffness using several different methods such as pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index and pulse pressure. I hope to receive many review papers on the diagnostic and prognostic value of arterial stiffness in the field of cardiovascular disease. This review will be useful in many clinicians and researchers.

Dr. Hack-Lyoung Kim

Guest Editor


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1950. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Arterial stiffness; Augmentation index; Cardiovascular disease; Pulse pressure; Pulse wave velocity

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Evaluation of the aortic velocity propagation, epicardial fat thickness, and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism
Emin Asoğlu, Tayyar Akbulut, Zeki Doğan, Ramazan Asoğlu
Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine    2021, 22 (3): 959-966.   DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm2203104
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Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) is associated with hemodynamic and metabolic abnormalities that cause endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Aortic velocity propagation (AVP), epicardial fat thickness (EFT), and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) may provide additional information in SH patients. This study aimed to evaluate thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), AVP, EFT, and CIMT in SH patients, and determine the associations among these parameters. Eighty patients with SH and 43 euthyroid (EU) individuals were enrolled. Blood samples were collected to measure laboratory parameters. Patients were divided into two groups based on their TSH values (TSH ≥10 or TSH <10 mIU/L). AVP, EFT, and CIMT were measured and compared between the study groups. A multivariate linear regression model was used for analysis of the independent predictors of AVP (beta = –0.298; 95% confidence interval = –0.946 to –0.287; p < 0.001). AVP was significantly lower in SH patients than the control group (43.7 ± 12.5 and 62.6 ± 13.8, respectively; p < 0.001). EFT values were similar between the SH and control groups (0.7 ± 0.3 and 0.6 ± 0.2, respectively; p = 0.10). SH patients had higher CIMT values than the control group (0.8 ± 0.3 and 0.5 ± 0.2, respectively; p < 0.001). In the multivariate linear analysis, TSH was an independent predictor of AVP. AVP was lower and CIMT was higher in SH patients compared to EU individuals. The increased CIMT and decreased AVP levels were significantly associated with TSH levels in SH patients.
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