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Reviewer acknowledgements 2017

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 17 (2017).

Suraya Abdul Razak, Malaysia

Aref A. Bin Abdulhak, USA

Shuaib M Abdullah, USA

Tamrat Abebe, Ethiopia

Ishag Adam, Sudan

Nayan Agarwal, USA

Luciano Agati, Italy

Mehmet A. Agirbasli, Turkey

V Agrawal, India

Hazwani Ahmad Yusof, Malaysia

Olujimi A Ajijola, USA

Satoshi Akagi, Japan

Nausheen Akhter, USA

Ibrahim Akin, Germany

Muharrem Akin, Germany

I Akin, Germany

Emmanuel Akintoye, USA

Enoch Akowuah, UK

Marco Albanese, Switzerland

Eric Alexander Secemsky, USA

Carlos E. Alfonso, USA

Oluseun O. Alli, USA

Aysha Almas, Sweden

Ihsan Alur, Turkey

Ana Amancio, Brazil

Pedro Amariles, Colombia

Pietro Ameri, Italy

Ahmad Amin, Iran

Leopold Aminde, Australia

Greco Andrea, Italy

Emiliano Angeloni, Italy

Matteo Anselmino, Italy

Ashraf Anwar, Saudi Arabia

Giorgio Aquila, Italy

Yaron Arbel, Israel

Carmelina Ariano, Italy

Albert Ariza Solé, Spain

Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, USA

Muhammad Aslam, Germany

Jonathan William Astin, New Zealand

Johann Auer, Austria

Usman Baber, USA

Ljuba Bachárová, Slovakia

Patrick Badertscher, Switzerland

Cristina Balla, Italy

Flavia Ballocca, Italy

Farhalabaloch@Gmail.Com Baloch, Pakistan

Manish Bansal, India

Yuqian Bao, China

Mingwei Bao, China

Hector Barajas, USA

Amr Barakat, USA

Umberto Barbero, UK

Umberto Barbero, Italy

Carlo Barbetta, Italy

Maria Barreto-Chaves, Brazil

Pier Paolo Bassareo, Italy

Tülin Bayrak, Turkey

Al Bayraktar, Turkey

Alexis Beatty, USA

Alexander Becker, Germany

Bernard Belhassen, Israel

Jocelyne Benatar, New Zealand

Iddo Ben-Dov, Israel

Kálmán Benke, Hungary

James Bentham, UK

Matteo Bertini, Italy

Kurt Bestehorn, Germany

Nirmanmoh Bhatia, USA

Jacek Bil, Poland

Kenneth C. Bilchick, USA

Grzegorz Bilo, Italy

Jacqueline Birks, UK

Josef Bis, Czech Republic

Simone Biscaglia, Italy

Simone Biscaglia, Italy

Vasiliki Bistola, Greece

Haraldur Bjarnason, USA

John Blair, USA

Dhanasekaran Bodhini, India

Sreedhar Bodiga, India

Lucimere Bohn, Portugal

Nikolaos Bonaros, Austria

Paolo Bonelli, Italy

Federica Bongiovanni, Italy

Emanuela Bostjancic, Slovenia

Nicolas Boudou, France

Peter Bramlage, Germany

Elizabeth Breeze, UK

Raquel Britto, Brazil

Maria Felice Brizzi, Italy

Anthony Brown, Australia

Todd M. Brown, USA

Jeffrey Browndyke, USA

N Brunetti, Italy

Stefan Buchner, Germany

Simone Budassi, Italy

Giulia Bugani, Italy

Larisa Burke, USA

Alida Caforio, Italy

Benzhi Cai, China

Simone Calcagno, Italy

Ibrahim Caltekin, Turkey

Camilla Calvieri, Italy

Emilio Camafeita, Spain

Kenneth Campbell, USA

Umberto Campia, USA

Gianluca Campo, Italy

Ozkan Candan, Turkey

Davide Cao, Italy

Raffaele Capoano, Italy

Myriam Carpenito, Italy

Claudia Castro, Brazil

João Cavalcante, USA

Francesco Cavazzini, Italy

Edina Cenko, Italy

Levent Cerit, Turkey

Sek Ying Chair, China

Dick Chan, Australia

Po-Yuan Chang, Taiwan

Weiting Chang, Taiwan

Kuan-Cheng Chang, Taiwan

Gideon Charach, Israel

Efstratios Charitos, Germany

Saurav Chatterjee, USA

Asim Cheema, Canada

Lizhang Chen, China

Haodong Chen, USA

Yu-Lun Cheng, Taiwan

Giorgio Chiaranda, Italy

Robert J Chilton, USA

Giulia Chinetti, France

Chi Keong Ching, Singapore

Stuart Chipkin, USA

Akiko Suyama Chishaki, Japan

Jae Hyung Cho, USA

Yotsawee Chotechuang, Thailand

Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Denmark

Anna Chu, Canada

Yifang Chuang, Taiwan

Michael Chuang, USA

Davran Çiçek, Turkey

Arrigo Cicero, Italy

Enrico Cieri, Italy

Paolo Cimaglia, Italy

Chiara Cirillo, Italy

Efrem Civilini, Italy

Marie-Annick Clavel, Canada

Andrew Cochrane, Australia

Tom Cochrane, Australia

P Collier, USA

Gianluca Colussi, Italy

Anne M. Connolly, USA

Lorraine Cornwell, USA

Daniel J Corsi, Canada

Xenophon Costeas, Greece

Marzia Cottini, Italy

Jacques Couet, Canada

Elizabeth Cross, UK

Zx Cv, China

Zx Cv, China

Michael Czubryt, Canada

Xuming Dai, USA

Thomas Dandekar, Germany

Yvonne Datta, USA

Mark Dayer, USA

Rafael De Cid, Spain

Ovidio De Filippo, Italy

Vinicio De Jesus Perez, USA

K De Jong, Australia

Jose De La Torre Hernandez, Spain

Annalisa De Silvestri, Italy

Renato De Vecchis, Italy

Vivian De Waard, Netherlands

Christi Deaton, UK

Annamaria Del Franco, Italy

Domenico Della Rocca, Italy

Christian Delles, UK

Quin Denfeld, USA

Wei Deng, USA

Kurt Derfler, Austria

Ashwat Singh Dhillon, USA

Giuseppina Di Biase, Italy

Mirko Di Martino, Italy

S Di Somma, Italy

Darío Di Toro, UK

Mahmoud Diab, Germany

David Diamond, USA

Torsten Doenst, Germany

Rachoń Dominik, Poland

Anthony  Donato, USA

Luca Donazzan, Italy

Bernadin Dongmo Ndongson, Norway

James Douketis, Canada

Nico Dragano, Germany

Antoine Driessen, Netherlands

Melinda R. Dwinell, USA

R Dworakowski, UK

Giorgos Efthimiadis, Greece

Gabriele Egidy Assenza, Italy

John Elefteriades, USA

Islam Elgendy, USA

Akram Elgendy, USA

Oyvind Ellingsen, Norway

Klaus Empen, Germany

Andrea Erriquez, Italy

Harrison Farber, USA

Samantha Farris, USA

Ghassan Fazili, UK

Vernuccio Federica, Italy

Jun Feng, USA

Keith C. Ferdinand, USA

Julia Fernández-Pastor, Spain

Joao Ferreira, France

Adolfo Ferrero Guadagnoli, Switzerland

Francesco Fioravanti, Italy

Jesper Fleischer, Denmark

Panagiota Flevari, Greece

Marco Flori, Italy

Lasse Westergaard Folkersen, Denmark

Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho, Portugal

B Fox, Israel

Stephen Fremes, Canada

Matthias Friedrich, Canada

Alexandra Frogoudaki, Greece

Yoshihide Fujimoto, Japan

Takeshi Fujiwara, Japan

Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Japan

Adelaide Fusco, Italy

Michael Gaglia, USA

Juan Gagliardi, Argentina

Gennaro Galasso, Italy

Robyn Gallagher, Australia

Maurizio Alberto Gallieni, Italy

Francesco Gallo, Italy

Yuko Gando, Japan

Lei Gao, China

Lianjun Gao, China

Sebastian Garcia Zamora, Argentina

Aakash Garg, USA

Carlo Gaudio, Italy

Lorenzo Genuardi, Italy

Bernhard Gerber, Belgium

Daniele Giacoppo, Italy

Emy Giannitsioti, Greece

Olof Gidlöf, Sweden

Sebastiano Gili, Italy

John Gjevre, Canada

Aggeliki Gkouziouta, Greece

Inna Gladysheva, USA

Michael R. Go, USA

Beatrice Golomb, USA

Miguel Goncalves, UK

Roman Gottardi, Austria

Leonid Goubergrits, Germany

David Gracey, USA

Claus Graff, Denmark

Maria Grau, Spain

Giovanni Grazzi, Italy

Andrea Grillo, Italy

Justin Grodin, USA

Federico Guerra, Italy

Baris Güngör, Turkey

Yutao Guo, China

Chao-Yu Guo, Taiwan

Dongchuan Guo, USA

Aamir Hameed, Pakistan

Ian Hamilton-Craig, Australia

Yaling Han, China

M. Handoko, Netherlands

Hafeez Hassan, USA

Stepan Havranek, Czech Republic

Olli J Heinonen, Finland

Rebekka Heitmar, UK

Zbigniew Heleniak, Poland

Johanna Helmersson-Karlqvist, Sweden

Andreas Henke, Germany

Dominic Henn, Germany

Séverine Henrard, Belgium

H Herath, Sri Lanka

Dagmara Hering, Poland

Inmaculada Hernandez, USA

Toru Hifumi, Japan

Florian Hoepfner, Germany

Michal Hoffmann, Poland

Sari Holmes, USA

Walter Hruby, Austria

Bang-Gee Hsu, Taiwan

Pai-Feng Hsu, Taiwan

Wei-Jian Huang, China

Bartosz Hudzik, Poland

Whady Hueb, Brazil

Aydin Huseynov, Germany

Mario Iannaccone, Italy

Fumiaki Ikeno, USA

Teruhiko Imamura, Japan

Ciro Indolfi, Italy

Kunihiko Itoh, Japan

Carl J Lavie, USA

Frédéric Jacques, Canada

Jinfa Jiang, China

Heather Johnson, USA

Lena Jonasson, Sweden

Steven Jones, USA

Anu Joyson, Australia

Ulrich Julius, Denmark

Oyama Junichi, Japan

Gyanendra K. Sharma, USA

M.N. Kaddumukasa, Uganda

N Kagiyama, Japan

Sanjeeva Kalva, USA

Ilkka Kantola, Finland

Satwanti Kapoor, India

Aditya Kapoor, India

Ahmet Karabulut, Turkey

Cemsit Karakurt, Turkey

Spiridon Katsanos, Greece

Elizabeth Kaufman, USA

Savneet Kaur, India

Toru Kawada, Japan

Isa Khaheshi, Iran

Kabir Khan, UK

Marek Kiliszek, Poland

Woong-Han Kim, South Korea

Junhwan Kim, USA

Annet Kirabo, USA

Marte Karoline Kjøllesdal, Norway

Karin Klingel, Germany

Jolanda Kluin, Netherlands

Dhaval Kolte, USA

Grzegorz Kopec, Poland

Spiros Kourouklis, Greece

Jan Krejci, Czech Republic

Sebastian Kufner, Germany

Alparslan Kurtul, Turkey

Jean Kwun, USA

Phillip L. Lieberman, USA

Ekaterini Lambrinou, Cyprus

Andre Lamy, Canada

Gaetano Lanza, Italy

Roman Laszlo, Germany

G Latsios, Greece

Aleksandras Laucevičius, Lithuania

Sydney Correia Leão, Brazil

J-H Lee, South Korea

Seong-Kyu Lee, South Korea

Dionyssios Leftheriotis, Greece

David W. Leibowitz, Israel

Karsten Lenk, Germany

Ryan Lennon, USA

Sergio Leonardi, Italy

Antonio Maria Leone, Italy

Kostas Letsas, Greece

Konstantinos Letsas, Greece

Scott P. Levick, USA

Yan Li, China

Ke Li, USA

Weijuan Li, USA

Zhong Liang, Singapore

Riccardo Liga, Italy

Phang Boon Lim, UK

Josivan Lima, UK

Alexander Limkakeng, USA

Piotr Lipiec, Poland

Dirk Lobnitzer, Germany

Mai Tone Lønnebakken, Norway

Oscar Lorenzo, Spain

Carlos Lorenzo, USA

Amir S Lotfi, USA

Patricia Lourenco, Portugal

Jun Lu, New Zealand

Dai-Yin Lu, Taiwan

M Luciani, Switzerland

Andrea Luisi, Italy

Tiago Luiz Luz Leiria, Brazil

Giulia Luraghi, Italy

Robert L. Lux, USA

David M Shavelle, USA

Sara M. Debanne, USA

Jun Ma, China

Angela Maas, Netherlands

J.M. Ter Maaten, Netherlands

Nigel Mackman, USA

Micha Maeder, Switzerland

Zara Mahmood, UK

Ahmed Mahmoud, USA

Romy Mahrer Imhof, Switzerland

Michele Malagù, Italy

Elaheh  Malakan Rad, Iran

Giovanni Malanchini, Italy

Alexandros Mallios, France

Cyril Mamotte, Australia

Massimo Mancone, Italy

Athanassios Manginas, Greece

Ruggiero Mango, Italy

Ami K. Mankodi, USA

Giovanni Mariscalco, UK

Steven M Markowitz, USA

Una Martin, UK

Martina Martina, Italy

Gianluca Massaro, Italy

Sarabjit Mastana, UK

Agnese Mauceri, Italy

Bridget Mcinnes, USA

Corrina Mcmahon, Ireland

Sanjay Mehta, Canada

Giovanni Melina, Italy

Douglas Mennin, USA

Marco Mennuni, Italy

Mila Menozzi, Italy

Antonio Miceli, Italy

Jonathan Michel, Germany

Yoko Miyasaka, Japan

Ana Mocumbi, Mozambique

Sanghamitra Mohanty, USA

Reza Mohebi, USA

Cinzia Monaco, Italy

Lotenzo Monti, Italy

Rainer G.H. Moosdorf, Germany

Giampaolo Morciano, Italy

Joseph Moxon, Australia

Olga Mozenska, Poland

Thomas Mueller, Italy

Tomoaki Murakami, Japan

Robert Murray, UK

Sara A. Myers, USA

Marie-Rosette Nahimana, Rwanda

Mohan Nair, India

Yoshio Nakata, Japan

Rajasekaran  Namakkal Soorappan, USA

Peter Nanasi, Hungary

Marianna Nardozza, Italy

Maria Lucia Narducci, Italy

Sandeep Nathan, USA

Lee Nedkoff, Australia

Roberto Nerla, Italy

Chan Nguyen, USA

Sagar Nigwekar, USA

Shinichiro Niizuma, Japan

Anja Nohe, USA

Agnieszka Noszczyk - Nowak, Poland

Jeremy Oats, Australia

Sandra Ofori, Nigeria

Adesola Ogunniyi, Nigeria

Evangelos Oikonomou, Greece

Takahiro Okumura, Japan

Juan Oliva, Spain

Agnieszka Olszanecka, Poland

Ellen Ostenfeld, Sweden

Patricia Palau, Spain

Mohan Palla, USA

Cristina Panico, Italy

Sabine Pankuweit, Germany

Nikolaos Papageorgiou, UK

Manan Pareek, USA

Jean Parienti, France

Belinda Parmenter, Australia

Adrian Parry-Jones, UK

Harikrishnan Parthasarathy, India

Hiten Patel, USA

Lai Siew Mei Pauline, Malaysia

Rita Pavasini, Italy

Nina Paynter, USA

Antonio Pazin-Filho, Brazil

Daniela Pedicino, Italy

Chris Pemberton, New Zealand

Ricardo Perez De La Hoz, Argentina

Gabriele Pestelli, Italy

Mario Petretta, Italy

Gianfranco Piccirillo, Italy

John Pickering, USA

Maurizio Pieroni, Italy

Alessandro Pingitore, Italy

C Pirlet, Belgium

Joanna Platek, Poland

Pyotr Platonov, Sweden

Tudor Pörner, Germany

Carlos Porras, Spain

Armando Pérez De Prado, Spain

Aleksander Prejbisz, Poland

Armando Pucciarelli, Italy

Thomas Pulinilkunnil, Canada

Laura Pulkki-Råback, Finland

Gabija Pundziute, Netherlands

Florian Rader, USA

Peter Rahko, USA

Mohamed Mohamed Rahouma Ahmed, USA

Nalini Rajamannan, USA

Marek Rajzer, Poland

Isuru Ranasinghe, Australia

Susana Ravassa, Spain

Jun Ren, China

Pingping Ren, USA

Laura Di Renzo, Italy

Evangelos Repasos, Greece

Krzysztof Rewiuk, Poland

M Rienks, UK

Angelos Rigopoulos, Germany

P R. Rijnbeek, Netherlands

Paola Rizzo, Italy

Manuel Rodriguez, Argentina

Gil Rodríguez-Caravaca, Spain

Agnieszka Rojek, Poland

Helge Rørvik Røsjø, Norway

Stuart D. Rosen, UK

Yves Rosenberg, USA

Chiara Rovera, Italy

Alicja Rudnicka, UK

Carmen Rueda Martinez, Spain

Giuseppina Russo, Italy

Ali Hossein Sabet, Iran

Daniel Salas-Bravo, Spain

Prashanthan Sanders, Australia

Francesco Saporito, Italy

Celestino Sardu, Italy

Amy Sarma, USA

Gianluigi Savarese, Italy

Bruno Scheller, Germany

Thomas Schindler, USA

David Schneider, USA

F Schnell, France

Andrea Schrepper, Germany

P. Christian Schulze, Germany

Alexander Schuster, Germany

Michael Schwarzer, Germany

Giulia Scillitani, Italy

Domenico Scrutinio, Italy

Sanaz Sedaghat, Netherlands

Jitka Seidlerová, Czech Republic

Matteo Serenelli, Italy

Anna Severino, Italy

Khyati Shah, USA

Eduard Shantsila, UK

Rosa Sicari, Italy

Mark Jacob Siedner, USA

Cristina Sierra, USA

Antonio Silvestro, Italy

Gianfranco Sinagra, Italy

Kuljit Singh, Australia

Madhu Singh, USA

Andreja Sinkovič, Slovenia

Christoph Sinning, Germany

Zbigniew Siudak, Poland

Marketa Sjögren, Sweden

Jessica Skelley, USA

Flemming Skjoth, Denmark

Julia Slejko, USA

Nathaniel Smilowitz, USA

Gavin Smith, Australia

Eftychia Smparouni, Greece

Stefan Söderberg, Sweden

Philipp Sommer, Germany

Sabato Sorrentino, USA

Cristiano Spadaccio, Italy

Giosafat Spitaleri, Italy

Natasa Bogavac- Stanojevic, Serbia

Phyllis K Stein, USA

Alexandre Stewart, Canada

Stefan Stortecky, Switzerland

Shih-Hsien Sung, Taiwan

Cees Swenne, Netherlands

Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Japan

Celso Kiyochi Takimura, Brazil

Animesh Tandon, USA

Udaya Tantry, USA

Beth A. Taylor, USA

Matteo Tebaldi, Italy

Zhongzhao Teng, UK

Michael L Terrin, USA

Evan Thacker, USA

Thenappan Thenappan, USA

Lei Tian, USA

Anna Tidholm, Sweden

Estefanía A. Toledo Atucha, Spain

José M Tolosana, Spain

Elisabetta Tonet, Italy

Elisabetta Toso, Italy

Minh-Ha Tran, USA

Hendrik Treede, Germany

B Trimarco, Italy

Byomesh Tripathi, USA

Dimitrios Tsiachris, Greece

Carlo Tumscitz, Italy

Nuri Tutar, Turkey

Stelios Tzeis, Greece

Stavros Tzortzis, Greece

Fatih Mehmet Uçar, Turkey

Giuseppe Uccello, USA

Jacob Allan Udell, Canada

Masafumi Ueno, Japan

Corstiaan Uil, Netherlands

Pinar Ulug, UK

Alessia Urbinati, Italy

Bert Vaes, Belgium

Georgeta Vaidean, Poland

Pradeep Vaideeswar, India

Ivo Van Dongen, Netherlands

Emilio Vanoli, Italy

Jasmina Varagic, USA

Zoltan Varga, Hungary

Radha Venkatesan, India

Roberto Verardi, Italy

Monica Verdoia, Italy

Karin Verspoor, Australia

Francesco Vieceli Dalla Sega, Italy

Josip Vincelj, Croatia

Aravindhan Vivekanandhan, India

Jan Vojacek, Czech Republic

Agathi Vrettou, Greece

Håkan Walfridsson, Sweden

Benjamín Wallace Van Tassell, USA

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William Wang, Australia

Kang-Ling Wang, Taiwan

Jun Wang, USA

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David Alan Watkins, USA

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Robert Widmer, USA

Bo Gregers Winkel, Denmark

Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Poland

Kevin Woollard, UK

Borejda Xhyheri, Italy

Meifeng Xu, USA

Bobby Yanagawa, Canada

Chih-Yu Yang, Taiwan

Demetri Yannopoulos, USA

Yuichiro Yano, USA

Çagri Yayla, Turkey

Ali Yilmaz, Germany

Wonsuk Yoo, USA

Yasihiro Yoshiga, Japan

Akiomi Yoshihisa, Japan

Kirsti Ytrehus, Norway

Zhiping Yu, USA

Ioannis Zabetakis, Ireland

Erica S Zado, USA

Luisa Zanolla, Italy

Fatima Zaraket, Italy

Thomas Zegkos, USA

Xinping Zhang, China

Zhu-Ming Zhang, USA

Kazem Zibara, Lebanon

Marco Zuccaro, USA

Nick A Zwar, Australia