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Editorial Board

Editor
Ciarán Martin Fitzpatrick, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, University of Turin, Italy

Michel Noutsias, University Hospital of Jena, Germany

Barry Palmer, University of Otago, New Zealand

Assistant Editor
Sarah Gray, BioMed Central, UK

Associate Editors
Cardiovascular surgery
Emiliano Angeloni, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Marius Berman, Papworth Hospital, UK
Frédéric Jacques, Université Laval, Canada
Gian L Faggioli, University of Bologna, Italy
Jakub Marczak, Nottingham University Hospital, UK
Giovanni Melina, University of Rome, Italy
Mostafa Mokhles, Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands
Muralidhar Padala, Emory University, USA 
Tomasz Plonek, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland
Carlos Porras, Virgen de la Victoria and Xanit Internacional Hospital, Spain
Mohamed Rahouma, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital, USA
Stefano Salizzoni, University of Turin, Italy

Coronary artery disease
Ahmed Abuzaid, University of California, USA
Nayan Agarwal, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, USA
Emmanuel Akintoye, Wayne State University, USA
Albert Ariza-Solé, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Spain
Trayambak Basak, Indian Institute of Technology – Mandi, India
Umberto Barbero, University of Turin, Italy
George Bazoukis, Evangelismos Hospital, Greece
Giacomo Boccuzzi, San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Italy
Josip Borovac, University of Split, Croatia
Ilaria Cavallari, University of Rome, USA
Enrico Cerrato, Infermi Hospital, Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Veronica D'Annunzio, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sagar Dugani, Mayo Clinic, USA
Antonio Frangieh, German Heart Center Munich, Germany
Mohamed Gad, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA
Federico Guerra, Universita Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Bang-Gee Hsu, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan
Yoshitaka Iwanaga, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
Anoop Koshy, Austin Health, Australia
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Sagar Mallikethi-Reddy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Antonio Maria Leone, Universitario Agostino Gemelli,Italy
Saverio Muscoli, Policlinico Roma, Italy 
Pierluigi Omedè, Internal Medicine, Italy
Jay-Hueong Park,  Chungnam National University, South Korea
Udaya Ralapanawa, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Marwan Saad, Brown University, USA
Vikram Sharma, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Avinainder Singh, Yale University, USA
Christoph Sinning, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Daniela Trabattoni, Centro Cardiologico Monzino, Italy
Paul Vermeersch, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Belgium
William Wang, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
Junjie Xiao, Shanghai University, China
Suowen Xu, University of Rochester, USA
Wen-Yi Yang, University of Leuven, Belgium

Epidemiology
Derrick Bennett, University of Oxford, UK
Jacek Bil, Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Poland
Ovidiu Chioncel, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Chiara Donfrancesco, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Ayman Elbadawi, Rochester General Hospital, USA
Islam Elgendy, University of Florida, USA
David Fitzmaurice, University of Birmingham, UK
Aakash Garg, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, USA
Spiridon Katsanos, University of Athens Medical School, Greece
Elena Lacruz, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Gen-Min Lin, Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, Taiwan
Nikos Maniadakis, University of West Attica, Greece
Ana Olga Mocumbi, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
Mohamed Omer, University of Missouri, USA
Barry Palmer, University of Otago, New Zealand
David L Prior, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Nick Townsend, University of Oxford, UK
Ferdinando Varbella, Rivoli Hospital, Italy
Giueseppe Vergaro, Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Italy

Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk
Leopold Aminde, The University of Queensland, Australia
Aldo Bonaventura, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Yook-Chin Chia, Sunway University, Malaysia
Iddo Ben-Dov, Rockefeller University, USA
Alexandros Briasoulis, Wayne State University, USA
Hao-min Cheng, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan
Dagmara Hering, University of Western Australia, Australia
Tianxiao Huan, NIH, USA
Zhihong Liu, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, China
Masaki Mizuno, UT Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Fionnuala Ni Ainle, University College Dublin, Ireland
Stefano Omboni, Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Italy
Susana Ravassa, University of Navarra, Spain
Gustavo Rodrigues Pedrino, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Jitka Mlíková Seidlerová, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Salvatore Signorelli, University of Catania, Italy
Stella Stabouli, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
Wenbin Tan, University of South Carolina, USA
Dimitrios Terentes Printzios, Oxford University Hospitals, UK and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Miguel Urina, Universidad Simon Bolivar, Colombia
Franco Veglio, University of Turin, Italy
Harshal Waghulde, National Institute of Health, USA
Richard Wainford, Boston University, USA
Yuichiro Yano, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Non-coronary artery cardiac disease
Nadine Abanador-Kamper, HELIOS University Hosital Wuppertal, Germany
Eisuke Amiya, University of Tokyo, Japan
Ashraf Anwar, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia
Babken Asatryan, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland
Cristina Balla, University of Ferrara, Italy
Pier Bassareo, University Teaching Hospital of Cagliari, Italy
Matteo Bertini, S.Anna University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy
Marzia Cottini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Gabriele Egidy Assenza, University of Bologna, Italy
Marcus Franz, University Hospital Jena, Germany
B Maura Greiser, University of Maryland, USA
Inmaculada Hernandez, University of Pittsburgh, USA 
Ignatios Ikonomidis, University of Athens, Greece
Mohammad-Ali Jazayeri, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
John Jefferies, University of Tennessee, USA
Takao Kato, Kyoto University, Japan
Dae-Hee Kim, University of Ulsan, Republic of Korea
Junhwan Kim, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, USA
Kye Hun Kim, Chonnam National University Hospital, South Korea
Sebastian Kelle, German Heart Institute Berlin, Germany
Petr Kuchynka, Charles University, Czech Republic
Scott Levick, Kolling Institute of Medical Research, Australia 
Juan Lopez-Mattei, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
Rajiv Mahajan, University of Adelaide, Australia
Michel Malagu, University of Ferrara, Italy
Nassos Manginas, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece
Rainer G.H. Moosdorf, University Hospital Marburg, Germany
Joseph Moxon, James Cook University, Australia
Valeria Novelli, University Catholic Sacred Heart, Italy
Alberto Polimeni, Magna Graecia University, Italy
François Regoli, Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Switzerland 
Angelos Rigopoulos, Leopoldina Hospital Schweinfurt, Germany
Francesco Santoro, University of Foggia, Italy
Celestino Sardu, University of Campania, Italy
Michael Schwarzer, University of Jena, Germany
Wanyin Shi, First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, China
Antonio Sorgente, Centre Hospitalier Epicura, Belgium
Phillip Tully, University of Adelaide, Australia
Agathi-Rosa Vrettou, Attikon University Hospital, Greece
Lynne Williams, Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK 

Editorial Advisors
Peter Anderson, University of Alabama, USA
Norman Briffa, University of Sheffield & Sheffield teaching Hospitals, UK
Morris J Brown, Addenbrooke's Hospital, UK
Christian Delles, University of Glasgow, UK
Harry Hemingway, University College London, UK
Desmond Julian, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Bernard Keavney, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Han C Kemper, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands
Ijaz Khan, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Eric Loucks, Brown University, USA
Jonathan Mant, University of Cambridge, UK
Malek Massad, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Robert McKelvie, McMaster University, Canada
Madhu K Natarajan, McMaster University, Canada
Peter Sandercock, University of Edinburgh, UK
Cathie Sudlow, University of Edinburgh, UK
Eric Topol, The Scripps Research Institute, USA

Statistical Advisor
Xiang Zeng, Jian University, China