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Special Issue Title: Sudden Cardiac Death in Special Population

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2022

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Russo

Cardiology Section, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”- Monaldi Hospital, Naples, Italy

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Interests: Sudden cardiac death; Syncope; Neuromuscular disorders; Cardiomyopathy; Atrial fibrillation; Ventricular arrhytmias; Cardiovascular pharmacology

Dr. Saverio Muscoli

Cardiology Unit, University Hospital Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

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Interests: Interventional cardiology; Valvular disease; Sudden deathm cardiovascular pharmacotherapy; Heart failure

Dr. Giuseppe Mascia

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy - Italian IRCCS Cardiovascular Network

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Interests: Sudden cardiac death; Genetics and arrhythmias; Catheter ablation; Heart failure; Cardiac resynchronisation therapy; Syncope; Sports cardiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as unexpected, nontraumatic death occurring within one hour of the onset of new or worsening symptoms or, if unwitnessed, within 24 h of last being seen alive. The most common causes of SCD are ischemic heart disease, nonischemic structural heart disease, or primary electrical disease. SCD continues to represent a major public health challenge, being difficult to prevent this dramatic event. Efforts focused at prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure remain a cornerstone of SCD preventive therapy; moreover, the public access to automatic external defibrillator (AED) has been successful in improving survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in many settings. The aim of this Special Issue is to discuss issues associated with sudden cardiac death in special population, such as athletes, patients with neuromuscular disorders, inherithed electrical diseases, congenital heart diseases, with a focus on diagnostic workup, invasive and non-invasive diagnostic approaches, and finally, therapeutic options that provide a framework for decision making in this difficult scenario.

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Russo, Dr. Saverio Muscoli and Dr. Giuseppe Mascia

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.


Sudden cardiac death; Ventricular arrhythmias; Electrophysiological study; Athletes; Neuromuscular disorders; Congenital heart disease; Cardiomyopahty; Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD); External Automatic Defibrillator (AED)

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