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Physical Activity and Fitness in the Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease

Submission deadline: 30 April 2022
Special Issue Editors
Peter Kokkinos, PhD
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA and Rutgers University, Brunswick, NJ, Washington, DC, USA
Interests: Cardiovascular Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention, Health and Aging
Jonathan Myers
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Cardiology and Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Interests: Cardiorespiratory fitness and the imapct on health outcomes; Cardiovascular physiology; Clinical exercise physiology; Cardiometabolic disease; Heart failure
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


Evidence accumulated from large, long-term epidemiological studies support a strong, inverse, and independent association between physical activity and cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in apparently healthy individuals and in patients with documented cardiovascular disease. These health benefits are in part the outcome of the favorable modulations in both traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors, observed with increased physical activity patterns or structured exercise programs. In this Special Issue of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine entitled “Physical Activity and Fitness in the Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic Disease” we will present high-quality original research and some of the most influential studies on the effects of physical activity and fitness on the traditional and novel cardiometabolic risk factors, their clinical applications and future directions. The topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
• Cardiovascular disease
• Heart failure
• Atrial fibrillation/Stroke
• Hypertension 
• Chronic kidney disease
• Cardiac structure and function 
• Diabetes mellitus 
• Dyslipidemia
• Obesity 

Prof. Dr. Peter Kokkinos and Prof. Dr. Jonathan Myers

Guest Editors

Physical activity
Exercise capacity
Disease prevention
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 Review
MicroRNAs in type 2 diabetes mellitus: potential role of physical exercise
Alex Cleber Improta-Caria, Ricardo Augusto Leoni De Sousa, Leonardo Roever, Tiago Fernandes, ... Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2022, 23(1), 1;
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