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NEW Call for papers: Recent innovations and barriers in managing cardiovascular disorders

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders is pleased to welcome submissions to this thematic series. All work highlighting current progress and challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disorders will be considered.

Announcement: we are recruiting new Associate Editors

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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Highlights from European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019

BMC Cardiovascular Disorders traveled to Paris to attend the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2019 Congress held together with the World Congress of Cardiology. The overarching theme communicated to nearly 33,000 health professional delegates from 146 different countries was “Global cardiovascular health”. Editor Ciarán Fitzpatrick highlight some of our most impactful moments from Congress.

Reviewer acknowledgements

The editors and staff of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders would like to warmly thank the reviewers whose comments helped to shape the journal, for their invaluable assistance with review of manuscripts in Volume 18 (2018).


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.

Sudden Cardiac Death - advances in diagnosis and treatment

Read the published content in this thematic series covering all aspects of research into Sudden Cardiac Death from next-generation sequencing methods to eHealth-based interventions.


Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

Assistant Editor

Sarah Gray, BioMed Central, UK​​​​​​​

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Barry Palmer, Section Editor

Dr Palmer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Christchurch Heart Institute of the Department of Medicine, University of Otago Christchurch and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Massey University Wellington, New Zealand. He completed a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Otago Dunedin’s Division of Health Sciences and undertook postdoctoral studies at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester MA. Barry’s research interests include evaluation of genetic and plasma biomarkers of prognosis in cardiovascular disease cohorts. He serves as Section Editor for Epidemiology.

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