Special Issue on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications journal launches new Special Issue on Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Ezra A Amsterdam

Ezra A. Amsterdam

Beijing, October 13 2016. The Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) journal has just published its fourth issue, Volume 1, Issue 4, which is a Special Issue on Cardiovascular Risk Factors. Editor-in-Chief, C. Richard Conti of the University of Florida Medical School and Guest Editor, Ezra A. Amsterdam of UC Davis Health System have produced a highly informative and up-to-date critique of major clinical issues in the field of risk management. The issue features papers by distinguished leaders in the field of preventive cardiology from the US, Europe and Asia.

This Special Issue will be launched at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC) which will take place in Beijing from October 13-16, 2016. CVIA is now the official journal of the GW-ICC and the launch of the inaugural issue of the journal took place on the occasion of the 26th GW-ICC in 2015.

Papers in this issue are as follows:

Ezra A. Amsterdam: Introduction


Christopher Estel and C. Richard Conti: Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease

Danny J. Eapen, William M. Schultz, Robert E. Heinl, Nima Ghasemzadeh, Tina Varghese, Diana E. Kurian, Christina E. Mathai, Pratik Sandesara, Bryan R. Kindya,  Marc P. Allard-Ratick, Neal K. Bhatia, Ijeoma Isiadinso, and Laurence Sperling:  Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Russell V. Luepker: Smoking and Passive Smoking

Nathan D. Wong: ACC/AHA Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Cholesterol Management: Implications of New Therapeutic Agents

Ezra A. Amsterdam, Sandhya Venugopal, Jonathan Bui, Balasingam Thevakumar, Angela Thinda, Sabrina Virk, William J. Bommer, Aman Khullar, and Gagan Singh: Management of Hypertension: JNC 8 and Beyond

Alan Rozanski: Psychosocial Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Disease: Epidemiology, Screening, and Treatment Considerations

Giulio La Rosa and Luigi Marzio Biasucci: The Gut Microbiota and Atherosclerosis: The State of the Art and Novel Perspectives

  1. Vallurupalli, Yao Dai, and J. L. Mehta: Inflammasomes and Atherosclerosis

Ji-Guang Wang and Yan Li: Outcome trials in the therapeutic management of hypertension in East Asians



  1. Richard Conti: What Do We Mean by “Preventive Medicine’’?

Sidney C. Smith, Jr.: The 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines on Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes: implications for Statin Use and Dose vs. Target

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