Special Issues

Special Issue Title: Cardiovascular Disease in Women 

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Dr. Jane A. Leopold

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA


Interests: Cardiovascular disease in women; Microvascular dysfunction; Vascular reactivity; Vascular calcification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women despite advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Although cardiovascular diseases have been well studied in men, it is now recognized that there are important sex-based differences and not all findings are applicable to women. This has led to a resurgence of interest in identifying contributors to cardiovascular diseases in women as well as guide pharmacotherapeutic and percutaneous or surgical interventions to improve clinical outcomes. This special issue highlights the state-of-the-art in our understanding of cardiovascular diseases in women with a focus on epidemiology and social determinants of cardiovascular health and disease; pregnancy and cardiovascular disease as well as the effect of pregnancy-related complications on future disease; the role of comorbidities on symptoms, presentation, and treatment selection; and sex-based differences in treatment and clinical outcomes of cardiovascular diseases in women. These issues impact chest pain syndromes and coronary artery diseases, valvular heart disease, peripheral artery and cerebrovascular diseases, and pulmonary vascular diseases. 

Dr. Jane A. Leopold

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.


Cardiovascular disease in women; Acute coronary syndromes; Myocardial infarction; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery; Peripheral arterial disease; Cerebrovascular disease; Stroke; Pulmonary vascular disease; Pregnancy; Social determinants of health; Epidemiology; Drugs

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