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Special Issue Title: Physical Activity and Fitness in the Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Peter Kokkinos

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA; Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA and George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

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Interests: Cardiovascular physiology; Clinical exercise physiology; Cardiometabolic disease prevention; Health and aging

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Myers

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Cardiology and Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

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Interests: Cardiorespiratory fitness and the imapct on health outcomes; Cardiovascular physiology; Clinical exercise physiology; Cardiometabolic disease;Heart failure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Evidence accumulated from large, long-term epidemiological studies support a strong, inverse, and independent association between physical activity and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in apparently healthy individuals and in patients with documented cardiovascular disease. These health benefits are in part the outcome of the favorable modulations in both traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors, observed with increased physical activity patterns or structured exercise programs. In this Special Issue of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine entitled “Physical Activity and Fitness in the Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease” we will present high-quality original research and some of the most influential studies on the effects of physical activity and fitness on the traditional and novel cardiometabolic risk factors, their clinical applications and future directions. The topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
Cardiovascular disease
Heart failure
Atrial fibrillation/Stroke
Chronic kidney disease
Cardiac structure and function 
Diabetes mellitus 

Prof. Dr. Peter Kokkinos and Prof. Dr. Jonathan Myers

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.


Physical activity; Exercise capacity; Fitness; Disease prevention; Mortality

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