IMR Press / RCM / Special Issues / 1622084186350

Women in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science

Submission deadline: 20 December 2022
Special Issue Editors
Carmela Rita Balistreri, MD, PhD
Department of Biomedicine, Neuroscience and Advanced Diagnostics (Bi.N.D.), University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
Interests: Thoracic aortic aneurysom; Bicuspid aortic valve; Longevity, Atherosclerosis; Aorta; Aneurysm; Biomarkers; Inflammation; Genes
Special Issue and Collections in IMR journals
Lori B. Daniels, MD, MD
University of California, United States
Interests: Screening for cardiovascular disease in the community; Use of novel cardiovascular biomarkers for cardiovascular health; Cardiovascular outcomes in patients with a history of Kawasaki disease; Clinical trials in heart failure and cardiovascular biomarkers; Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension; Screening athletes for causes of sudden cardiac death; Cardiovascular disease in women
Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, NV, USA
Interests: Heart disease prevention; Vascular calcification; Hypertension; Hypercholesterolemia; Cardiovascular disease in black Americans
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Although their works have not always been recognized, women have made significant, outstanding and valuable contributions to the advancement of science since the beginning of its history. Nowadays, it is clear that significant gender differences still persist in academia. We believe that the entire scientific community should work together to achieve the total eradication of these differences, and it is in this vein that this special issue "Women in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science" is being launched by Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.

This platform would like to encourage women and men to work together to fight inequalities faced by women in science, and put together a collection of powerful papers to provide an overview of this interesting research topic focused on cardiovascular medicine and disease, treatments and practices, new therapies and diagnostic tools. 


Contributing papers with themes that include, but are not limited to:
• cardiovascular metabolism
• cardiovascular genetics and systems medicine
• cardiovascular therapeutics
• cardiovascular imaging 
• atherosclerosis and vascular medicine
• cardiac arrhythmias 
• high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease 
• cardiovascular tissue engineering 
• meta‐analysis based on cardiovascular outcomes trials 
• pathophysiology of chronic heart failure 
• biomarkers in cardiovascular medicine
• cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention
• cardiovascular biologics and regenerative medicine
• heart surgery

Considering your significant contribution to cardiovascular science and medicine, we would like to cordially invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue.

The only requirement is that the first author or corresponding author be a woman.


Assoc. Prof. Carmela Rita Balistreri, Prof. Lori B. Daniels and Prof. Karol E. Watson

Guest Editors

Cardiovascular anatomy
Cardiac physiology
Imaging techniques
Cardiac regeneration
Congenital heart disease
Tissue engineering
Cardiovascular diseases
Blood pressure
Female researchers
Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at 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 papers should be well formatted and use good English.

Published Paper (1 Paper)
Open Access Original Research
Differential cardiac geometry during pregnancy in lean versus obese mice
Kayla Dudick, Chen Che, Robin Shoemaker
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2022, 23(1), 1;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Women in Cardiovascular Medicine and Science)
Back to top