Cardiovascular diseases and stroke are leading causes of death and disability worldwide. People living with these conditions are at an increased risk of subsequent vascular events, which can result in more severe events including death. Recurrent events can be prevented by effective management of risk factors, i.e. adherence to prevention medications and adoption of healthy lifestyles. Primary care is often relied upon to provide ongoing, guideline-recommended care to people living with cardiovascular diseases or stroke in the community. However, there is limited data on how this high-risk group is being managed in the community.
This Special Issue is therefore aimed at research articles that include:
a. Description and evaluation of the models of primary care currently being used to identify and manage people with cardiovascular diseases or stroke.
b. Determining whether patients treated in primary care meet guideline-recommended targets for the treatment (use of medications) and control of risk factors (e.g. blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking) for secondary prevention.
c. The identification of factors associated with adherence to treatment or risk factor targets.
d. Pilot or effectiveness studies of multicomponent interventions for improved community-based, long-term secondary prevention management.
e. Cost-effectiveness evaluation of alternate options for secondary prevention
Submission of original research papers or review articles covering the above topic options are very welcome.
Prof. Dominique Cadilhac and Dr. Muideen Olaiya
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2200 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.