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Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine is a global, peer-reviewed Open Access medical journal providing unrestricted, online access to publications on diagnostic and therapeutic advances in cardiology and cardiovascular disease. Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine publishes peer-reviewed scientific investigations of the highest quality that are of relevance for the diagnosis, treatment, or pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease and related disorders with the goal to understand disease processes and to improve medical practice and patient care.
Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Quality and Outcomes is devoted to studies of the distribution and determinants of cardiovascular diseases and related conditions in the population and the applications to control of such diseases. Cardiovascular disease is the global main cause of mortality and morbidity, and the rising incidence in middle- and low-income countries emphasizes the need for further studies to understand the causes of cardiovascular disease, to better understand the pathophysiology to inform development of new approaches to prevention and treatment, and to improve population screening and risk prediction. Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Quality and Outcomes focuses on population-based studies aiming to understand and prevent cardiovascular diseases and related conditions to improve cardiovascular health throughout the world.
Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Quality and Outcomes encourages submissions that bring new insights into the etiologies of and effective preventive measures for cardiovascular diseases through studies of genetic, biochemical, lifestyle, and environmental risk factors for cardiovascular diseases and related conditions, as well as studies of distribution of determinants and approaches to improved prevention and treatment of these diseases. Studies that utilize complementary strengths of observational studies, clinical trials, -omics methods and/or functional studies to advance cardiovascular medicine are of particular priority. Primary outcomes of interest include coronary heart disease, acute coronary syndrome, stroke, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, atrial fibrillation, peripheral arterial disease, and thromboembolic disease.
Topics of interest include risk factors, obesity, nutrition, metabolism, diabetes, lipids, hypertension, physical activity, lifestyle, genetics, biomarkers, -omics methods, translational science, subclinical disease, clinical disease, outcomes research, health disparities, global health, and prevention-oriented clinical trials and studies.
The Editors of Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine encourage submission of Original Research Articles (clinical or preclinical), Reviews, Mini Reviews and Case Reports. Original research articles include manuscripts reporting results from clinical investigations, including Phase I-III trials and population studies. Reports from experimental studies from related areas such as physiology, pathophysiology, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, or pharmacology may be considered as as long as they relate to new understandings of pathogenic mechanisms or novel therapeutic approaches relevant to human disease. Articles related to medical education or the future development of medicine may also be considered.
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Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Quality and Outcomes welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Clinical Study Protocol, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis & Theory, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Quality and Outcomes, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Quality and Outcomes will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Cardiovascular Medicine.