Foreword - European Cardiology Review – New Beginnings

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After a publishing hiatus, it brings us great pleasure to announce the return of European Cardiology Review (ECR); formerly European Cardiology.

ECR’s editorial mission is to provide free, high quality review papers on salient issues in cardiovascular disease for the general cardiology community. Conscious of the massive amount of information cardiology practitioners are confronted with on a daily basis, ECR aims to provide the readers with concise, practical reviews on the most current and relevant cardiology topics. All review articles in ECR are written by experienced cardiologists and undergo a stringent peer-review process.

The current issue addresses a broad range of topics for the cardiologist including reviews on diabetes and cardiovascular risk, hypertension, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Syncope and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. There is also a focus on the topical issue of Heart Failure, with articles on pharmacological management of systolic heart failure and the role of ventricular assist devices, as well as papers dealing with the treatment
of mitral regurgitation, and the pathogenic links between diabetes and heart failure.

The publishers, Radcliffe Cardiology, would like to express their thanks to all authors for their submissions, as well as the editorial board for their guidance. We are also pleased to announce that Prof. Juan-Carlos Kaski, Professor of Cardiovascular Science and Director of the Cardiovascular and Cell Sciences Research Institute at St. George’s, University of London has recently been appointed Editor-in-Chief of ECR.

We hope that you will find this issue of ECR a valuable resource for your continued professional development.

Liam O’Neill
David Ramsey
Publishing Director & Managing Director