• Special Issue Topic

    Environmental Cardiology

    Submission Deadline: August 10, 2023

    Guest Editor

    Maria Grazia Andreassi E-Mail

    Research Director of CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy

    Research Keywords: genetics; molecular epidemiology; congenital heart disease; atherosclerosis; medical ionizing radiation

    About the Special Issue

    Recent research has shown the association between environmental exposures and a wide range of congenital and acquired heart diseases.

    However, the impact of environmental exposures (air pollution, ionizing radiation and other environmental toxicants) still remains underestimated in cardiovascular research.

    Additionally, the knowledge of the underlying mechanisms through which environmental toxicants induce cardiac diseases is still limited.

    This Special Issue welcomes contributions, in the form of both original research articles and high-quality reviews on any aspect of this topic, including basic science or clinical approaches, in order to provide the most updated and comprehensive discoveries in the field of “Environmental Cardiology”.

    The broad focus of the issue is an excellent opportunity to enhance our understanding of the association between environmental stressors and the global burden of heart diseases.

    Topics of interest for this special issue may include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Clinical impact of environmental exposures on cardiovascular system

    Mechanistic effects of environmental toxicants in heart disorders

    Gene-environment interactions

    Biomarkers of exposure/effects

    Environmental “-omics” data (transcriptomics, epigenomics, metabolomics)

    Health impact assessments

    Keywords: environmental cardiology; acquired heart diseases; environmental exposures; heart disorders; gene-environment interaction

    Call for Papers

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