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Special Issue Title: Women in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Assoc. Prof. Carmela Rita Balistreri MD, PhD

Department of BioMedicine, Neuroscience, and Advanced Diagnostics (Bi.N.D.), University of Palermo, Corso Tukory, 211, 90134 Palermo, Italy

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Interests: Thoracic aortic aneurysom; Bicuspid aortic valve; Longevity, Atherosclerosis; Aorta; Aneurysm; Biomarkers; Inflammation; Genes

Prof. Lori B. Daniels, MD

University of California, United States

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Interests: Screening for cardiovascular disease in the community; Use of novel cardiovascular biomarkers for cardiovascular health; Cardiovascular outcomes in patients with a history of Kawasaki disease; Clinical trials in heart failure and cardiovascular biomarkers; Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Screening athletes for causes of sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in women

Prof. Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, United States

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Interests: Heart disease prevention; Vascular calcification; Hypertension; Hypercholesterolemia; Cardiovascular disease in black Americans

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Although their works have not always been recognized, women have made significant, outstanding and valuable contributions to the advancement of science since the beginning of its history. Nowadays, it is clear that significant gender differences still persist in academia. We believe that the entire scientific community should work together to achieve the total eradication of these differences, and it is in this vein that this special issue "Women in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science" is being launched by Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.

This platform would like to encourage women and men to work together to fight inequalities faced by women in science, and put together a collection of powerful papers to provide an overview of this interesting research topic focused on cardiovascular medicine and disease, treatments and practices, new therapies and diagnostic tools. 

Contributing papers with themes that include, but are not limited to:
cardiovascular metabolism
cardiovascular genetics and systems medicine
cardiovascular therapeutics
cardiovascular imaging 
atherosclerosis and vascular medicine
cardiac arrhythmias 
high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease 
cardiovascular tissue engineering 
meta‐analysis based on cardiovascular outcomes trials 
pathophysiology of chronic heart failure 
biomarkers in cardiovascular medicine
cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention
cardiovascular biologics and regenerative medicine
heart surgery

Considering your significant contribution to cardiovascular science and medicine, we would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue.

The only requirement is that the first author or corresponding author be a woman.


Assoc. Prof. Carmela Rita Balistreri, Prof. Lori B. Daniels and Prof. Karol E. Watson

Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://rcm.imrpress.org by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.


Cardiovascular anatomy; Cardiac physiology; Imaging techniques; Diagnostic; Cardiac regeneration; Congenital heart disease; Arrhythmias; Tissue engineering; Cardiovascular diseases; Genetics; Blood pressure; Biomarkers; Female researchers

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