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Editorial Board


Executive Chief Editor

  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Robert WM Frater Cardiovascular Research Centre, The University of the Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa.
    Research Interests: biomaterials, tissue valves, surgery of ischemic heart disease; healthcare systems and management, valvular Homografts, infective endocarditis & cardiovascular infections, intrathoracic organ transplantation, vascular homografts, surgery of the aorta.

Former Editors-in-Chief

Director of Education Section

Associate Editors

Advisory Board

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University, Spokane, WA, USA.
    Research Interests: glutathione, apoptosis, oxidative stress, heart, free radicals.

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  • Cardiology Department, Interventional Cardiology Unit, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante 03550, Spain
    Research Interests: Acute coronary syndrome, coronary heart disease, lipid, atherosclerosis, interventional cardiology.

Editorial Board Members

  • Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Via Santa Cecilia 98, Messina 98123, Italy.
    Research Interests: anticoagulants, antiplatelets, coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation.
  • New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: hypertension, lipids, diabetes, smoking, coronary artery disease.
  • Department of Pathophysiology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
    Research Interests: Hypertension, atherosclerosis, dyslipidemia, lipid-lowering medications, diabetes, heart failure, arrhythnmias, adipose tissue, obesity, metabolic syndrome, nitric oxide, endothelial dysfunction, hydrogen sulfide, gasotransmitters.
  • Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy
    Research Interests: Hypertension, blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart failure, myocardial infarction.
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
    Research Interests: Epsins, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, angiogenesis in pathology.
  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.
    Research Interests: optical coherence tomography, Doppler OCT, OCT angiography, optical coherence elastography.
  • Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, IRCCS Foundation Neurological Institute 'C. Besta', Milano, Italy.
    Research Interests: intracranial aneurysms, acute ischemic stroke, thrombectomy in stroke, vascular remodeling.
  • Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Liverpool Hospital, Elizabeth Street, Liverpool 2170, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    Research Interests: stroke, neuropharmacology, clinical trials, neurophysiology and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Melbourne Brain Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3050, Australia.
    Research Interests: Stroke, therapy, advanced imaging.
  • Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    Research Interests: Epsins, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis.
  • Melbourne Brain Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne 3050, Australia.
    Research Interests: neurosciences and neurology, ischaemic stroke, cardiovascular system and cardiology, peripheral vascular disease.
  • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.
    Research Interests: cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis.
  • Department of Surgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 02903, USA.
    Research Interests: coronary microcirculation, endothelial function, vascular reactivity / function, vascular ion channels.
  • Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.
    Research Interests: cardiovascular diseases, hypercholesterolemia, smooth muscle, cholesterol, lipoproteins, statins.
  • Institute of Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis, Innovative Drug Research Centre, School of Pharmacy, Weifang Medical University, Weifang 261053, Shandong, China.
    Research Interests: lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, PSK9 inhibitors.
  • Division of Metabolic Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Debrecen Faculty of Medicine, Debrecen, Hungary.
    Research Interests: hypertension, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, atherosclerosis.
  • Department of Neurology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, D-45122 Essen, Germany
    Research Interests: Ischemic stroke, post-ischemic angiogenesis, brain remodeling, microvascular remodeling
  • Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
    Research Interests: cerebral vascular diseases, age-dependent degeneration of the cerebral blood vessels, clinical stroke trials and establishment of real-world evidence to confirm the current stroke preventive and therapeutic strategies by big stroke database analysis.
  • King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    Research Interests: Lipoproteins, lipids, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis
  • Central Arkansas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Little Rock, United States
    Research Interests: Kidney Disease
  • Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    Research Interests: Acute lung injury, inflammation, sepsis, endothelial barrier function
  • Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
    Research Interests: vascular pharmacology, perivascular adipose tissue, hypoxia and the sphingolipid system, gap junction function, diabetes mellitus.
  • Department of Medicine (Cardiology) Vascular Biology Center Medical College of Georgia / Augusta University, 1460 Laney Walker Blvd, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    Research Interests: vascular disease, metabolic disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, atherosclerosis, perivascular adipose tissue, long non-coding RNA, epigenetics.
  • Department of Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialties, University of Catania, Catania, 95123, Italy
    Research Interests: Cognitive impairment, cerebrovascular diseases, sleep disorders, non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: cardiac surgery, aortic aneurysm, valve-sparing root replacement, aortic valve, thoracoabdominal aneurysm, aortic surgery.
  • John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, USA; Ochsner Clinical School, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
    Research Interests: cardiovascular disease, hypertension.
  • Department of Biomolecular Sciences DISB, Sec. Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Carlo Bo University, Urbino (PU), Italy.
    Research Interests: chronic venous disease, chronic venous insufficiency, chronic venous disorders.
  • Cardiovascular Translational Research Center, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA.
    Research Interests: vascular deterioration in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, as well as aging, dysregulation in cellular recycling (autophagy) and energy sensing, understanding the mechanisms by which therapeutic interventions such as exercise, caloric restriction reverse vascular dysfunction, physiology, hypertension, (premature) aging, innate immune system, autophagy, metabolism.
  • Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Center of Medical, Innovation and Translational Research School of Medicine, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
    Research Interests: angiopoietins, chronic diseases, cardiovascular disease.
  • Cardiac Surgery, Centre Cardiologique du Nord de Saint-Denis, 36 Rue des Moulins Gémeaux, Saint-Denis 93200, France.
    Research Interests: cryopreservation, aortic valve, echocardiography, cardiac surgery, heart valve diseases.
  • Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Research Interests: cardiac surgery, aortic prosthesis, coronary artery bypass grafting, acute Type A.
  • Department of Surgery, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Medical Director of the ECMO Program, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA.
    Research Interests: cardiovascular disease, quality outcomes.
  • Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: meta-analysis, minimally invasive surgery, radial artery harvest, Coronary artery bypass graft, posterior pericardiotomy, cardiac tumors, heart and lung transplantation.
  • Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Torino (TO), Italy.
    Research Interests: cerebrovascular diseases, cerebral cavernous malformation; oxidative stress and vascular disease, redox signaling in vascular, physiopathology.
  • Clinical Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Division, Weill Cornell Medical College – New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
    Research Interests: cardiovascular anesthesiology.
  • Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, 300 Grattan StCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia.
    Research Interests: cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, clinical ultrasound, ultrasound imaging, stroke, arterial coronary, total arterial revascularization.
  • Interventional Cardiology Unit, Cardiovascular Institute, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
    Research Interests: acute coronary syndrome, chronci coronary syndrome, interventional cardiology, stent, TAVR, percutaneous mitral repair/replacement.
  • Department of Neurosurgery, University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Research Interests: Vascular malformations, cavernous angiomas, inflammation, histology, plasma biomarkers, cytokines, adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Department of Medicine, Center for Blood Disorders, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA.
    Research Interests: purinergic signaling in acute lung injury/ARDS, role of lung endothelium in sickle cell disease, Beta-NAD mediated protection against acute chest syndrome, role of membrane transport system in lung inflammation.
  • Department of Dermatology and Allergology, and Center for Venous Disorders of the Departments of Dermatology and Vascular Surgery, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany.
    Research Interests: merkel cell carcinoma, acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency, classic kaposi sarcoma, varicose vein.
  • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital Zurich,Switzerland.
    Research Interests: Mitral valve disease, quality metrics in cardiac surgery, transcatheter technology ,transcatheter valve therapies
  • Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Baltimore, MD, USA.
    Research Interests: large arteries, ageing, arterial aging, heart dysfunction, arterial fibrosis, vascular smooth muscle, age-associated arterial diseases.
  • Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Research Interests: extracellular vesicle, cardiovascular disease, coronary endothelial cells, coronary artery disease, autophagy, vascular endothelium dysfunction, Heart failure, ischemic cardiac disease, HFpEF, HFrEF.
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
    Research Interests: angiogenesis in retinopathy, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction, atherosclerosis.
  • Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Cardiovascular Translational Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA.
    Research Interests: mechanisms associated with the vascular-immune network in hypertension, metabolic syndrome and sepsis.
  • Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA.
    Research Interests: cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM), CCM pathogenesis, CCM signaling complex (CSC), blood brain barrier (BBB), biomarkers, membrane progesterone receptors (mPRs), CSC-mPRs-PRG (CmP)
  • Solid Mechanics, Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
    Research Interests: cardiovascular medical devices, implant-tissue interaction, tissue damage and growth, stent biomechanics, in-stent restenosis, soft tissue mechanics, computer modeling.
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