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New Insight into Cardiovascular Physiology and Physiopathology Applied to Exercise

Call for Papers

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases will become the major cause of death in the world as a whole by the year 2020 and will exact human and economic costs that will be unparalleled by any other single disease. The concept that regular exercise is cardioprotective and that physical inactivity is a risk factor for these pathologies is supported by a great quantity of evidence. Furthermore, inactivity or sedentary lifestyle is now being thought of itself as a syndrome. Yet, there is overwhelming proof that an individual’s exercise capacity is a strong predictor of risk of death from any cause in both healthy subjects and in those with cardiovascular diseases.

Knowledge and understanding of the cardiovascular regulation during exercise in normal subjects and in patients suffering from cardiovascular and metabolic pathologies may be of particular interest in order to develop strategies to improve circulatory functions. Moreover, it is important to define the effects of training on the cardiovascular apparatus.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that seek to better characterize the normal cardiovascular response to exercise as well as to clarify the cardiovascular dysregulations induced by circulatory and metabolic diseases.

We are particularly interested in articles describing the cardiovascular control as well as in research dealing with the effect of regular exercise training on the central and peripheral hemodynamics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advance in the physiology of cardiovascular regulation during exercise
  • Recent developments in the adaptations induced by exercise at cardiac, vascular, muscle, and autonomic nervous system level
  • New insight into the circulatory dysregulation in pathologies such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome
  • Animal models of cardiovascular regulation in health and disease
  • Clinical evidence and future perspectives of exercise in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and diseases
  • Anti-inflammatory properties of exercise
  • The influence of sedentary and active lifestyle on the cardiovascular apparatus
  • Latest technologies for hemodynamic evaluation during exercise
  • Exercise testing and decision making in cardiovascular diseases

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/cardiology/cppa/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 October 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 17 January 2014
Publication DateFriday, 14 March 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Antonio Crisafulli, Department of Medical Sciences, Sports Physiology Laboratory, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, Italy

Guest Editors

  • Donal S. O’Leary, Department of Physiology, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
  • Massimo F. Piepoli, Cardiac Department, Heart Failure Unit, Guglielmo da Saliceto Polichirurgico Hospital, Piacenza, Italy
  • Antonio C. L. Nóbrega, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Fluminense Federal University, 24220-008 Niterói, RJ, Brazil