International Journal of Inflammation

Cardiovascular Inflammation


Publishing date
01 Sep 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2011

Lead Editor

1Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

3Harefield Hospital, London, UK

4Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA


Cardiovascular Inflammation

Description

Westernized countries face a growing burden of cardiovascular diseases including acute complications of coronary atherosclerosis. Such diseases are often associated with diabetes mellitus, obesity, and chronic renal disease. Emerging clinical and experimental studies suggest that inflammation is central to the development of these cardiometabolic disorders. A proinflammatory subset of monocytes/macrophages and T lymphocytes may importantly contribute to pathological processes in cardiometabolic organs. Cross-talks between cardiometabolic organs may enhance systemic and local inflammatory milieu. In addition, accumulating evidence supports a key role for inflammation in the pathogenesis of vascular mineral deposition and calcific aortic valve stenosis. Thus, further understanding of the inflammatory nature of cardiovascular diseases and their association with metabolic disorders will lead to new therapeutic insights and aid in the prevention and management of the cardiometabolic syndrome and its complications.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the role of inflammation in cardiovascular diseases. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new paradigm for cardiometabolic inflammation; novel imaging modalities for characterization of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques, myocardial infarction, arterial and valvular calcification; current concepts and future perspectives in the treatment of atherosclerosis and metabolic disorders. Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Role of inflammation in atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
  • Cardiovascular inflammation in chronic renal disease
  • New animal models to understand cardiovascular inflammation and calcification
  • Identifying novel biomarkers of cardiovascular disease
  • Identifying common mechanisms of cardiometabolic disorders
  • Role of inflammation in ectopic mineralization
  • Cardiovascular inflammation and innate immunity
  • Inflammation in cardiovascular tissue engineering
  • Novel anti-inflammatory treatments of cardiovascular disease
  • MicroRNA and epigenetics in cardiovascular inflammation
  • Novel signaling pathways in cardiovascular inflammation and ectopic calcification

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 904608
  • - Editorial

Cardiovascular Inflammation

Masanori Aikawa | Ichiro Manabe | ... | Elena Aikawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 860301
  • - Review Article

The Interface between Inflammation and Coagulation in Cardiovascular Disease

Gabriele Demetz | Ilka Ott
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 724080
  • - Review Article

Roles of TGF-β Signals in Endothelial-Mesenchymal Transition during Cardiac Fibrosis

Yasuhiro Yoshimatsu | Tetsuro Watabe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 936109
  • - Research Article

Atherosclerotic Plaque Stability Is Affected by the Chemokine CXCL10 in Both Mice and Humans

Dolf Segers | Jonathan A. Lipton | ... | Rob Krams
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 642612
  • - Review Article

Lipid Chaperones and Metabolic Inflammation

Masato Furuhashi | Shutaro Ishimura | ... | Tetsuji Miura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 170352
  • - Review Article

Toll-Like Receptors and Myocardial Inflammation

Yan Feng | Wei Chao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 535241
  • - Review Article

Cellular Interplay between Cardiomyocytes and Nonmyocytes in Cardiac Remodeling

Norifumi Takeda | Ichiro Manabe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 376909
  • - Review Article

Adiponectin in Cardiovascular Inflammation and Obesity

Tamar R. Aprahamian | Flora Sam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 176412
  • - Research Article

Gene Profiling of Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells under Elevated Pressure Conditions: Modulation of Inflammatory Gene Networks

James N. Warnock | Bindu Nanduri | ... | Shane C. Burgess
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 514623
  • - Review Article

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Heart Disease: Do Antioxidants Have a Role in Treatment and/or Prevention?

Fredric J. Pashkow
International Journal of Inflammation
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