Editorial Board

48 Editors in 14 Countries/Region

USA (20)
Italy (11)
Australia (3)
Spain (2)
China (2)
United Kingdom (2)
Switzerland (1)
Russian Federation (1)
Poland (1)
Greece (1)
France (1)
Qatar (1)
Hungary (1)
Japan (1)

Executive Chief Editor

Carlos A. Mestres


Clinic for Cardiac Surgery, University Heart Center, University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and 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.

Special Issue:

Challenges in Infective Endocarditis: What We Know and the Gap in Knowledge

Associate Editors

Joseph S. Coselli

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Research Interests: Cardiothoracic surgery, aneurysms, aortic aneurysms, thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm.

Christopher Lau

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.


Mortality and reoperation rate of biological versus mechanical Bentall-De Bono operation: a propensity-matched study

Jawahar Mehta

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular and kidney outcomes, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia.


Coronary microvascular disease: diagnostic evaluation

Protein homeostasis in the aged and diseased heart

Special Issue:

Role of Platelets, Antiplatelets and Inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease

Narasimham L. Parinandi

Department of Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.

Research Interests: Phospholipid signalases in lung vasculature, lipidomics of adiposity, bioactive oxidant lipidomics in vasculotoxicity.


The role of vascular endothelium and exosomes in human protozoan parasitic diseases

Special Issue:

Microvesicles and Exosomes in Vascular Biology

Gaetano Santulli

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA.

Research Interests: Atherosclerosis, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension.

A. Laurie Shroyer

Department of Surgery, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Research Interests: Translational research, clinical trials, cardiac surgery outcomes, clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based medicine, outcome assessment, health services research, quality improvement, risk assessment, risk adjustment.


Pre-operative and post-operative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing SAVR/TAVR

Improving future postoperative atrial fibrillation care: a 30,000-foot viewpoint

Incidence, etiology, and outcomes of pre- and post-operative atrial fibrillation in mitral valve procedures: a review

Department of veterans affairs post-coronary artery bypass graft patients’ atrial fibrillation: 10-year outcomes

Predictors and risk-adjusted outcomes of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation in repeat surgical and valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement

Taking on the elephant in the room-postoperative atrial fibrillation: a clinical program management perspective

A literature review: pre-/post-operative atrial fibrillation for thoracic aortic aneurysm procedures

Preoperative atrial fibrillation/flutter impact on risk-adjusted repeat aortic intervention patients

Global variation in the incidence of new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiac and non-cardiac surgery: a systematic review

Atrial fibrillation in mechanical circulatory support patients

Editorial review: guidance for future atrial fibrillation research

Special Issue:

Current State of Knowledge: Atrial Fibrillation and Cardiac Surgery

Big Data Changing Cardiovascular Clinical Care: Trends, Applications, and Challenges

Igor Sobenin

Laboratory of Angiopathology, Institute of General Pathology and Pathophysiology, Moscow, Russia.

Research Interests: Atherosclerosis, atherogenesis, lipids, lipoproteins, cardiovascular diseases, genetic predisposition, mitochondrial genome, molecular and cellular mechanisms.


Atherogenesis, atherosclerosis and related diseases: unresolved issues

Cristiano Spadaccio

Cardiac Surgery Department, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati OH, USA.

Research Interests: Aortic surgery, coronary artery surgery, valve surgery, translational research, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine.

Special Issue:

State of the Art in Cardiovascular Surgery

Open Questions in Aortic Surgery

Robert M. Starke

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.

Research Interests: Neurovascular diseases, cerebral aneurysms, AVMs, stroke, dural arteriovenous fistulas, moyamoya disease, intracranial atherosclerosis, radial artery approaches, cerebrovascular injury , cerebral angiography, thrombectomy.

Social Media Editor

Alberto Cordero

Cardiology Department, Interventional Cardiology Unit, Hospital Universitario de San Juan, Alicante, Spain.

Research Interests: Acute coronary syndrome, coronary heart disease, lipid, atherosclerosis, interventional cardiology.

Editorial Board Members

Giuseppe Andò

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.

Research Interests: Anticoagulants, antiplatelets, coronary artery disease, acute myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation.


Endothelial dysfunction and coronary artery disease: new insights from reactive hyperemia test

Sheathless radial approach in contemporary coronary rotational atherectomy: data from two high-volume centers

Special Issue:

Current States and Future Challenges of Coronary Artery Revascularization

Jerzy Beltowski

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.

Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai

Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Latina, Italy.

Research Interests: Hypertension, blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart failure, myocardial infarction.


Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in the elderly: an umbrella review

Antonio Calafiore

Division of Cardiac Surgery A, Henry Dunant Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Research Interests: Heart valves, aortic valve replacement, atherosclerosis, inhibitors, immune effects, ischemic mitral valve.


Strategies of cerebral protection and neurologic dysfunctions after circulatory arrest: back to the future?

Special Issue:

Neurocognitive Decline, Organs Dysfunction, and Long Term Outcome after Arch Surgery

Hong Chen

Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Research Interests: Epsins, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, angiogenesis in pathology.

Zhong-Ping Chen

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA.

Research Interests: Optical coherence tomography, doppler OCT, OCT angiography, optical coherence elastography.

Gabriele Ciccio'

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France.

Research Interests: Cerebral angiography, cerebral arteries, aneurysm, cerebral/spinal arteriovenous fistula, cerebral/spinal arteriovenous malformation, neurological diseases, endovascular surgery, vascular surgery.

Elisa F. Ciceri

Diagnostic Imaging Department & Interventional Neuroradiology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy.

Research Interests: Intracranial aneurysms, acute ischemic stroke, thrombectomy in stroke, vascular remodeling.

Dennis Cordato

Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Research Interests: Stroke, neuropharmacology, clinical trials, neurophysiology and neurodegenerative disorders.

Stephen M. Davis

Department of Medicine and Neurology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia.

Research Interests: Stroke, therapy, advanced imaging.


Advances in pre-hospital care - operational experiences from the Melbourne mobile stroke unit

Stroke care equity in rural and remote areas - novel strategies

Yun-Zhou Dong

Department of Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Research Interests: Epsins, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis.

Ali H. Eid

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis.

Nicola Ferri

Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular diseases, hypercholesterolemia, smooth muscle, cholesterol, lipoproteins, statins.

Shou-Dong Guo

Institute of Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis, Weifang Medical University, Weifang, Shandong, China.

Research Interests: Lipid metabolism, atherosclerosis, PSK9 inhibitors.

Mariann Harangi

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Debrecen Faculty of Medicine, Debrecen, Hungary.

Research Interests: Hypertension, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, atherosclerosis.

Chung Y. Hsu

Graduate Institute of Clinical Medical Science, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, China.

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.


Stroke - the second leading cause of death

Special Issue:

Latest Prevention and Management Strategies of Stroke

Nishank Jain

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA.

Research Interests: Kidney disease.

Special Issue:

Role of Platelets, Antiplatelets and Inflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease

Carl J. Lavie

John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-the University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular disease, hypertension.

Ugolino Livi

Cardiothoracic Department, University Hospital of Udine, Udine, Italy.

Research Interests: Aortic surgery, endocarditis, heart disease, heart surgery, type A aortic dissection.


Heart transplantation in cardiac amyloidosis

Special Issue:

Advances in the Management of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Cameron McCarthy

Department of Biology and Anatomy, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC, USA.

Research Interests: Vascular deterioration in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, aging, dysregulation in cellular recycling (autophagy), 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.

Fabrizio Monaco

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS San Raffaele Institute, Milan, Italy

Research Interests: Cardiac surgery, mitral valve, endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm, anesthesia, blood coagulation.


A multimodal approach to prevent spinal cord ischemia in patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic aneurism repair - from pathophysiology to anesthesiological management

Ryuichi Morishita

Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

Research Interests: Angiopoietins, chronic diseases, cardiovascular disease.

Paolo Nardi

Medicine and Surgery, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Research Interests: Cardiac surgery, aortic prosthesis, coronary artery bypass grafting, acute Type A.


Early and mid-term results in patients undergoing primary CABG in comparison with patients with PCI prior to CABG

Anaortic off-pump coronary artery surgery as a primary strategy to reduce the risk of neurological complications

Domenico Paparella

Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy.

Research Interests: Mitral valve surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, heart failure surgery, minimally invasive surgery.


Strategies of cerebral protection and neurologic dysfunctions after circulatory arrest: back to the future?

Bertram Pitt

Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, MI, USA.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, heart failure.

Luca Quartuccio

Department of Medicine, University of Udine, Udine, Italy.

Research Interests: Rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease, rheumatic diseases, autoimmunity.


ANCA-associated vasculitis: a new therapeutic area for precision medicine

Special Issue:

Update on ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Towards the Best Stratification in Different Phenotypes by Genetics and Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Treatment Options

Shahzad G. Raja

Department of Adult Cardiac Surgery, Harefield Hospital, London, UK.

Research Interests: Coronary artery bypass grafting, anaortic coronary artery bypass grafting, off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, total and multiple arterial grafting, patient safety, surgical training, simulation.


Total arterial coronary grafting: outcomes, concerns and controversies

Myocardial surgical revascularization as a subspecialty: to be or not to be, that is the question

Saverio Francesco Retta

Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Torino, Italy.

Research Interests: Cerebrovascular diseases, cerebral cavernous malformation, oxidative stress and vascular disease, redox signaling in vascular, physiopathology.

Special Issue:

Current Advances in Biomarkers and Therapeutic Strategies for Cerebral Cavernous Malformation Disease

Alistair Royse

Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Research Interests: Cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, clinical ultrasound, ultrasound imaging, stroke, arterial coronary, total arterial revascularization.


Why and how to achieve total arterial revascularisation in coronary surgery

Manel Sabaté

Interventional Cardiology Unit, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Research Interests: Acute coronary syndrome, chronic coronary syndrome, interventional cardiology, stent, TAVR, percutaneous mitral repair/replacement.

Special Issue:

Current Status and Future Prospects of Percutaneous Treatment of Mitral Valve Disease: Repair vs. Replacement

Frontiers Research in Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Pietro Scicchitano

Department of Cardiology, Hospital "F. Perinei" Altamura (BA), Italy.

Research Interests: Cardiovascular pharmacology, heart failure, preventive cardiology, lipids metabolism, endothelial function, arrhythmias, cardiovascular diseases, myocarditis.

Ming-Yi Wang

Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Research Interests: Large arteries, ageing, arterial aging, heart dysfunction, arterial fibrosis, vascular smooth muscle, age-associated arterial diseases.

Special Issue:

Age-related Cardiovascular Structural and Functional Remodeling: from Basic to Clinical Science

Speical Collection:

Age-related Cardiovascular Structural and Functional Remodeling: from Basic to Clinical Science

Ya-Jing Wang

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.

Research Interests: Extracellular vesicle, cardiovascular disease, coronary endothelial cells, coronary artery disease, autophagy, vascular endothelium dysfunction, heart failure, ischemic cardiac disease, HFpEF, HFrEF.

Theresa L. Whiteside

Departments of Pathology and Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Research Interests: Immunology and immunotherapy of human solid tumors, development of anti-cancer vaccines, studies of dendritic cells in cancer, immune monitoring of cancer patients treated with biotherapies, immune suppression in cancer and its mechanisms cytokines in health and disease.


Role of exosome-associated adenosine in promoting angiogenesis

Special Issue:

Emerging Frontiers in Tumor Angiogenesis: Mechanisms, Therapeutic Strategies, and Future Challenges

Jun Zhang

Molecular and Translational Medicine, 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).


Learn from the past, review the present, and look towards the future

Special Issue:

Advancements in Cerebral Cavernous Malformations

Li-Guo Zhao

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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