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We are recruiting new Associate Editors to join our international Editorial Board, helping to provide expertise on a wide range of subjects within the area of disorders of the heart and circulatory system

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Featured review: Hypertension and cognitive dysfunction in the elderly

Arterial hypertension and stroke are strong independent risk factors for the development of cognitive impairment and dementia. In this review, Marijana Tadic Cesare Cuspidi and Dagmara Hering summarize available data linking arterial hypertension to cognitive decline and antihypertensive approach with potential benefits in improving cognitive function in elderly hypertensive patients.

Featured review: Cardiovascular involvement in autoimmune rheumatic disease

Patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases are at risk for cardiovascular disease. In this review Sophie Mavrogeni and colleagues discuss clinical scenarios leading to cardiovascular disease in these patients and the role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance imaging in early detection.


  1. Content type: Research article


    Authors: Clarisse Mourão Melo Ponte, Virgínia Oliveira Fernandes, Maria Helane Costa Gurgel, Izabella Tamira Galdino Farias Vasconcelos, Lia Beatriz de Azevedo Souza Karbage, Christiane Bezerra Rocha Liberato, Carlos Antônio Negrato, Marília de Brito Gomes, Ana Paula Dias Rangel Montenegro and Renan Magalhães Montenegro Júnior

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Aims and scope

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the heart and circulatory system, as well as related molecular and cell biology, genetics, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and controlled trials.


James Mockridge, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Gianluca CampoUniversity of Ferrara
  • Fabrizio D'ascenzo, University of Turin
  • Michel Noutsias, University Hospital of Jena
  • Christian Ott, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

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