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Special Issue Title: Translational Perioperative Cardioprotection

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Lionetti

Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy

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Interests: Perioperative cardiac protection and repair; Physiology and pathophysiology of heart failure; Animal models of heart failure; Development of functional foods for cardioprotectio

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardioprotection includes all pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches that contribute to the preservation of the cardiac function by limiting or preventing myocardial injury. Perioperative cardioprotection in patients undergoing elective non-cardiac and cardiac surgery remains a debated topic. Since rate of major cardiovascular events in worldwide surgical population is an unsolved issue, its prevention in major surgery is still attracting clinicians and researchers. Indeed, decision-support tools lack best evidence to enable tailored interventions in surgical patients without or with minimal to high cardiovascular risk factors. These evidence-based gaps foster insights and innovation in perioperative cardioprotection using multimodal and interdisciplinary approaches from bench to bedside. The Special Issue "Translational Perioperative Cardioprotection"  will collect high-quality original research papers and comprehensive reviews on recent advances in cardioprotection in surgical patients. The topic of interests include but are not limited to:

-  Myocardial disease
-  Arrhythmias
- Animal models
- Cardiovascular Imaging
- Biomarkers
- Epigenetics
- Genetics
- Environmental risk factors
- Clinical decision making and real world outcomes

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Lionetti

Guest Editor


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.


Perioperative medicine; Cardioprotection; Epigenetics; Anesthesia; Exosomes; Cardiovascular system; Biomarkers

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