International Cardiovascular Forum Journal

The International Cardiovascular Forum Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality reports, studies, trials, investigations and theories covering all aspects of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health and disease.

The International Cardiovascular Forum Journal is a proud member of COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics (  

The Journal is indexed in Google Scholar and Index Copernicus (, as well as in Open Archives Registry (, ISI (International Scientific Indexing,, SIS (Scientific Indexing Services,, the ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (, by Crossref ( and by Listing in Web of Science (WOS) has been applied for.

Published by Barcaray International Publishing (Dubai, Hong Kong, London), C/0 T&F Group, The Maze Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 58531,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (


ISSN 2409-3424 (online) 2410-2636 (Print)

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ICFJ covers a broad area of interest from molecules, 
to clinical practice to populations including: 

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Cardiovascular imaging (echo, CMR, PET, CT and
    nuclear cardiology)
  • Genetic cardiac disease
  • Vascular diseases
  • Systemic disease with cardio-metabolic impact
  • Gene, Cell and regenerative therapies
  • Clinical trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Socio-economic and health services research
  • Environmental and nutritional cardiovascular disease
  • Biotechnology and devices
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Computers, IT and tele-solutions
  • and opinion pieces and controversies



Editorial Board

Svend Aakhus (Norway)
Lennart Bergfeldt (Sweden)
John Chapman (France)
Andrew Coats (UK, Australia)
Ragnar Danielsen (Iceland)
Constantinos Davos (Greece)
Frank Dini (Italy)
Xin Du (China)
Raimund Erbel (Germany)
Frank Flachskampf (Sweden)
Carmen Ginghina (Romania)
Pascal Gueret (France)
Christian Hassager (Denmark)
Charles Jazra (Lebanon)
Xu Yu Jin (UK)
Juan Carlos Kaski (UK)
Joseph Kisslo (USA)
Juhani Knuuti (Finland)
Lars H Lindholm (Sweden)
Changsheng Ma (China)


Gerald Maurer (Austria)
William McKenna (UK)
Joseph Moutiris (Cyprus)
Sergio Mondillo (Italy)
Sherif Nagueh (USA)
Ulf Näslund (Sweden)
Mitsuru Ohishi (Japan)
Basil Okeahialam (Nigeria)
Ali Oto (Turkey)
John Pepper (UK)
Eugenio Picano (Italy)
Fausto Pinto (Portugal)
Axel Schmermund (Germany)
Otto Smiseth (Norway)
Chuwa Tei (Japan)
Anders Waldenström (Sweden)
Olov Wiklund (Sweden)
Robert Xuereb (Malta)
Fuquan Yang (China)
Pepe Zamorano (Spain)

Joint Editors-in-Chief: 

Professor Michael Henein, Umea  


Professor Andrew Coats, Monash



Associate Editors

Reinadlo Bulgarelli Bestetti (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)

Rafaelle Bugiardini (Bologna, Italy)

L. Ceri Davies (London, UK)

Jan Engvall (Linköping, Sweden)

Abdel José Fuenmayor (Merida, Venezuela)

Per Lindqvist (Stockholm, Sweden)

Paolo Emilio Puddu (Rome, Italy)

Stefan Söderberg (Umeå, Sweden)

Xander Wehrens (Houston, USA)

Reidar Winter (Stockholm, Sweden)




Volume 11 Published

We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 11 of the International Cardiovascualr Forum Journal.  All papers are now freely available on line.  
Posted: 2017-06-03

Volume 10 Published

We have pleasure in announcing the publication of Volume 10 with 22 papers on the topic of heart failure.  This volume offers expert summaries on the modern management of Heart Failure from a panel of international experts.  
Posted: 2017-06-03

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Posted: 2015-04-09
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Vol 11 (2017)

Full Issue

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Table of Contents


Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli

Original Article

Ghazi Radaideh, Nikolaos Tzemos, Talaha Mubarak Ali, Yasser Eldershaby, Jean Joury, Paula Abreu
Michael Tzu Min Wang, James Pemberton, Tom Kai Ming Wang
Camila Bedo, Juan C Grignola
Elena Okisheva, Dmitry Tsaregorodtsev, Vitaly Sulimov
Alexander Manché, Aaron Casha, Liberato Camilleri
Kamilu Karaye, Adeseye Akintunde, Akinsanya Olusegun-Joseph, Suleiman A Balarabe, Bolanle Okunowo, Abdulrazaq Habib, OG Opadijo
Maryanne Caruana, Miriam Gatt, Oscar Aquilina, Charles Savona Ventura, Victor Grech, Jane Somerville
Gaurang Nandkishor Vaidya, Bhaskara Madhira
Sergio Vancheri, Viviana Milino, Michael Henein, Corrado Tamburino
Rossana Taravella, Melchiorre Gilberto Cellura, Giuseppe Cirrincione, Salvatore Asciutto, Marco Caruso, Massimo Benedetto, Rossella Alduino, Salvatore Novo
Marcio Galindo Kiuchi, Shaojie Chen, Luis Marcelo Rodrigues Paz, Helmut Pürerfellner

Letters to the Editor

Ana Redondo Palacios, Javier Miguelena, Miren Martín, Laura Varela, Eduardo Fajardo, José López, Rafael Muñoz, Jorge Rodríguez-Roda