Sophia Antipolis, France, 19 April 2012: The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) announced today the launch of the European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care, the organisation's official journal of the ESC Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care.
"This new journal will be an important resource and guidance for cardiologists and allied healthcare professionals, offering useful information for daily clinical practice to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of patients with acute cardiovascular syndromes," said Editor in Chief Professor Christiaan Vrints. Professor Vrints, Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium, is also Chairperson of the ESC's Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care.
The journal will also have a strong educational focus that covers the full range of science in acute cardiovascular diseases, including original research papers, editorials, educational materials, clinical case studies, practical tips and how-to articles.
This first issue of the journal, which is published by SAGE, has contributions by highly regarded cardiologists including Harvard Medical School Professor Eugene Braunwald, Professor Thomas Lscher , Chairman of Cardiology at the University Hospital Zurich and Director of CardioVascular Research at the Institute of Physiology of the University of Zurich; and Professor Eric Boersma from the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Highlights from the first issue include:
The treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI): the Past, the Present, and the Future
This review showed that early reperfusion therapy is critically important in preventing ischemic necrosis in patients with AMI, although reperfusion can also injure the muscles and tissue around the heart. Yet there is continual and promising research that may show how to reduce myocardial reperfusion injury when treating patients with AM
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