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 2011
  • - Article ID 529061
  • - Review Article

Inflammatory Concepts of Obesity

Viviane Zorzanelli Rocha | Eduardo J. Folco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 364310
  • - Review Article

Animal Models of Calcific Aortic Valve Disease

Krista L. Sider | Mark C. Blaser | Craig A. Simmons
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 721419
  • - Review Article

Inflammatory Regulation of Valvular Remodeling: The Good(?), the Bad, and the Ugly

Gretchen J. Mahler | Jonathan T. Butcher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 958247
  • - Review Article

Inflammation in Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering: The Challenge to a Promise: A Minireview

Agneta Simionescu | Jason B. Schulte | ... | Dan T. Simionescu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 720926
  • - Review Article

Adipose Tissue Remodeling as Homeostatic Inflammation

Michiko Itoh | Takayoshi Suganami | ... | Yoshihiro Ogawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 263870
  • - Review Article

Hemodynamics and Mechanobiology of Aortic Valve Inflammation and Calcification

Kartik Balachandran | Philippe Sucosky | Ajit P. Yoganathan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 295705
  • - Review Article

Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Inflammation: Its Involvement in Autoimmune Responses

Elisabetta Profumo | Brigitta Buttari | Rachele Riganò
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 259462
  • - Review Article

Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-Related Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases

Tomomi Gotoh | Motoyoshi Endo | Yuichi Oike
International Journal of Inflammation
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