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Current Vascular Pharmacology

Volume 18, 6 Issues, 2020
ISSN: 1875-6212 (Online)
ISSN: 1570-1611 (Print)
This journal supports open access

In the current pandemic scenario, publication process of all articles related to Coronavirus will be expedited, for timely publication of much needed research

Aims & Scope

Current Vascular Pharmacology publishes clinical and research-based reviews/mini-reviews, original research articles, letters, debates, drug clinical trial studies and guest edited issues to update all those concerned with the treatment of vascular disease, bridging the gap between clinical practice and ongoing research.

Vascular disease is the commonest cause of death in Westernized countries and its incidence is on the increase in developing countries. It follows that considerable research is directed at establishing effective treatment for acute vascular events. Long-term treatment has also received considerable attention (e.g. for symptomatic relief). Furthermore, effective prevention, whether primary or secondary, is backed by the findings of several landmark trials. Vascular disease is a complex field with primary care physicians and nurse practitioners as well as several specialties involved. The latter include cardiology, vascular and cardio thoracic surgery, general medicine, radiology, clinical pharmacology and neurology (stroke units).

Current Vascular Pharmacology


Volume 18


Number 6

Editorial   Open Access

Review Article

Review Article

Review Article

Cardiovascular Consequences of Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

, 18(6): 566 - 579

Fabiola Atzeni*, Valeria Nucera, Elisabetta Gerratana, Alessia Fiorenza, Luigi Gianturco, Marco Corda and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666200127142936

Review Article

Cardiovascular Disease in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

, 18(6): 580 - 591

Elisavet Arsenaki, Panagiotis Georgakopoulos, Panagiota Mitropoulou, Evangelia Koutli, Konstantinos Thomas, Marietta Charakida and Georgios Georgiopoulos*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666200408121307

Review Article

Investigating the Link between Psoriasis and Cardiovascular Disease: Current Evidence, Therapeutic Implications and Perspectives

, 18(6): 592 - 609

Eirini Kapniari*, Prokopios Papadimitriou, Marianna Dalamaga, George Makavos, Stefano Piaserico, Alexander Egeberg, Ignatios Ikonomidis and Evangelia Papadavid

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666200523154318

General Review Article

Uric Acid in Metabolic and Cerebrovascular Disorders: A Review

, 18(6): 610 - 618

Francesca Cortese*, Pietro Scicchitano, Anna M. Cortese, Giovanni Meliota, Andrea Andriani, Luigi Truncellito, Giacinto Calculli, Paola Giordano and Marco M. Ciccone

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666191217123930

General Review Article

The Endothelial Glycocalyx as a Key Mediator of Albumin Handling and the Development of Diabetic Nephropathy

, 18(6): 619 - 631

Emmanouil Korakas, Ignatios Ikonomidis, Konstantinos Markakis, Athanasios Raptis, George Dimitriadis and Vaia Lambadiari*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666191224120242

Current Vascular Pharmacology, Volume 19 (2021) - Number 1

This issue is in progress but contains articles that are final and fully citable.

Articles Ahead of Print

Pre- and post-conditioning of the heart: an overview of cardioprotective signaling pathways

Denise Coutinho de Miranda, Gabriela de Oliveira Faria, Milla Marques Hermidorff, Fernanda Cacilda dos Santos Silva, Leonardo Vinícius Monteiro de Assis and Mauro César Isoldi*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161119666201120160619
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Prevalence, Diagnosis, and Treatment with 3 Different Statins of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease/Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis in Military Personnel. Do Genetics Play a Role?

Georgios Sfikas*, Michael Psallas, Charalambos Koumaras, Konstantinos Imprialos, Evangelos Perdikakis, Michael Doumas, Olga Giouleme, Asterios Karagiannis and Vasilios G. Athyros

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666201015152921
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Cardioprotective effects of natural products via the Nrf2 signaling path-way

Rasool Tavakoli, Jamshid Tabeshpour, Javad Asili, Abolfazl Shakeri* and Amirhossein Sahebkar

DOI: 10.2174/1570161119999201103191242
View Abstract

Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Clinical and Metabolic Approach

Dragan B. Djordjevic*, Goran Koracevic, Aleksandar D. Djordjevic and Dragan B. Lovic*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161119999201102213214
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Cardiovascular Risk and Quality of Life in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients on Therapy With Tolvaptan: A Pilot Study

Silvia Lai*, Marco Mangiulli, Adolfo M Perrotta, Antonietta Gigante, Ludovica Napoleoni, Elena Cipolloni, Anna P Mitterhofer, Maria L Gasperini, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Rosario Cianci, Antonello Giovannetti, Fabiana Falco, Daniela Mastroluca and Sandro Mazzaferro

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118999200918094809
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Rationale and Design of the ACS-BP Study: Prognostic Value of In-Hospital Blood Pressure and Indices of Atherosclerosis in Acute Coronary Syndromes

Areti Koumelli , Konstantinos Konstantinou, Alexandros Kasiakogias, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Ioannis Leontsinis , Emmanouil Mantzouranis , Elias Tolis, Christos Fragkoulis, Ioannis Ntalakouras, Costas Thomopoulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis and Costas Tsioufis*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666200820134959
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Abstracts Ahead of Print

There are currently no Abstracts Ahead of Print available for this journal.

Published Contents

Editor's Choice

Uric Acid in Metabolic and Cerebrovascular Disorders: A Review

, 2020; 18(6): 610 - 618

Francesca Cortese*, Pietro Scicchitano, Anna M. Cortese, Giovanni Meliota, Andrea Andriani, Luigi Truncellito, Giacinto Calculli, Paola Giordano and Marco M. Ciccone

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666191217123930

Inhibition of miR-223 Expression Using a Sponge Strategy Decreases Restenosis in Rat Injured Carotids

, 2020; 18(5): 507 - 516

Eleonore M’baya-Moutoula, Alexandre Marchand, Isabelle Six, Noura Bahrar, Tanja Celic, Nathalie Mougenot, Pierre Maitrias, Ziad A. Massy, Anne-Marie Lompré, Laurent Metzinger* and Valérie Metzinger-Le Meuth*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190705141152

Arterial Stiffness, Cognitive Dysfunction and Adherence to Antihypertensive Agents. Is there a Link to Hypertensive Patients?

, 2020; 18(4): 410 - 417

Rigas G. Kalaitzidis*, Thalia Panagiotopoulou, Dimitrios Stagikas, Kosmas Pappas, Olga Balafa and Moses S. Elisaf

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190415112953

Diabetes and Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Findings from the Gulf COAST Registry

, 2020; 18(1): 68 - 76

Abdulla Shehab*, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Khalid Al-Rasadi, Fayez Alshamsi, Juma Al Kaab, Khalid Bin Thani and Ridha Mustafa

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666181024094337

Diabetes in Menopause: Risks and Management

, 2019; 17(6): 556 - 563

Stavroula Α. Paschou *, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Dimitra I. Pavlou, Andromachi Vryonidou, Dimitrios G. Goulis and Irene Lambrinoudaki

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180625124405

Postprandial Hypertriglyceridaemia Revisited in the Era of Non-Fasting Lipid Profile Testing: A 2019 Expert Panel Statement, Main Text

, 2019; 17(5): 498 - 514

Genovefa D. Kolovou*, Gerald F. Watts, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Pablo Pérez-Martínez, Samia Mora, Helen Bilianou, George Panotopoulos, Niki Katsiki, Teik C. Ooi, José Lopez-Miranda, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Nicholas Tentolouris and Børge G. Nordestgaard

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190507110519

Gender-specific, Lifestyle-related Factors and 10-year Cardiovascular Disease Risk; the ATTICA and GREECS Cohort Studies

, 2019; 17(4): 401 - 410

Matina Kouvari, Demosthenes B. Panagiotakos*, Christina Chrysohoou, Ekavi Georgousopoulou, Venetia Notara, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Christos Pitsavos and ATTICA & GREECS Studies Investigators

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180608121720

Pleiotropic Effects of Statins: Untapped Potential for Statin Pharmacotherapy

, 2019; 17(3): 239 - 261

S. Mohammad, H. Nguyen, M. Nguyen, M. Abdel-Rasoul, V. Nguyen, C.D. Nguyen, K.T. Nguyen, L. Li and J.P. Kitzmiller*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180723120608

Open Access Articles

The Gulf Familial Hypercholesterolemia Registry (Gulf FH): Design, Rationale and Preliminary Results

, 2020; 18(1): 57 - 64

Khalid Al-Rasadi *, Khalid F. Alhabib , Faisal Al-Allaf, Khalid Al-Waili, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani , Ahmad AlSarraf , Wael Almahmeed , Nasreen AlSayed , Mohammad Alghamdi , Mohammed A. Batais, Turky H. Almigbal , Fahad Alnouri, Abdulhalim Kinsara, Ashraf Hammouda , Zuhier Awan , Heba Kary , Omer A. Elamin, Fahad Zadjali , Mohammed Al-Jarallah , Abdullah Shehab , Hani Sabbour , Haitham Amin and Hani Altaradi

Efficacy and Safety of Antiplatelet Therapies in Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis

, 2020; 18: 1 - 14 (E-Pub Ahead of Print)

Marco De Carlo*, Giovanni Di Minno, Tobias Sayre, Mir Sohail Fazeli, Gaye Siliman and Claudio Cimminiello

Control of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease among Multinational Patient Population in the Arabian Gulf

, 2016; 14(4): 374 - 381

Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Wael Al-Mahmeed, Mohamed Arafah, Ali T. Al-Hinai, Abdullah Shehab, Omer Al-Tamimi, Mahmoud Al-Awadhi, Shorook Al-Herz, Faisal Al-Anazi, Khalid Al-Nemer, Othman Metwally, Akram Al-Khadra, Mohammed Fakhry, Hossam Elghetany, Abdel R. Medani, Afzal H. Yusufali, Obaid Al-Jassim, Omar Al-Hallaq, Fahad O.A.S. Baslaib, Haitham Amin, Raul D. Santos, Khalid Al-Waili, Khamis Al-Hashmi and Khalid Al-Rasadi

Venous Thromboembolism Risk and Adequacy of Prophylaxis in High Risk Pregnancy in the Arabian Gulf

, 2016; 14(4): 368 - 373

Faisal Alsayegh, Waleed Al-Jassar, Salima Wani, Muna Tahlak, Awatef Albahar, Lamya Al Kharusi, Halima Al-Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Naeema Mahmood and Ibrahim Al-Zakwani

miR-135a Suppresses Calcification in Senescent VSMCs by Regulating KLF4/STAT3 Pathway

, 2016; 14(2): 211 - 218

Lin Lin, Yue He, Bei-Li Xi, Hong-Chao Zheng, Qian Chen, Jun Li, Ying Hu, Ming-Hao Ye, Ping Chen and Yi Qu

Identification and Treatment of Patients with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Information and Recommendations from a Middle East Advisory Panel

, 2015; 13(6): 759 - 770

Abdullah Al-Ashwal, Fahad Alnouri, Hani Sabbour, Abdulraof Al-Mahfouz, Nasreen Al-Sayed, Maryam Razzaghy-Azar, Faisal Al-Allaf, Khalid Al-Waili, Yajnavalka Banerjee, Jacques Genest, Raul D. Santos and Khalid Al-Rasadi

Phenomics of Vascular Disease: The Systematic Approach to the Combination Therapy

, 2015; 13(4): 433 - 440

Yeshan Han, L i Li, Yaping Zhang, Hong Yuan, Linda Ye, Jianzhong Zhao and Dayue Darrel Duan

Neuroimaging of the Vulnerable Plaque

, 2015; 13(2): 182 - 191

Karl-Olof Lovblad, Vitor Mendes-Pereira, Valentina Garibotto, Frederic Assal, Jean-Pierre Willi, Roman Stztajzel, Osman Ratib and Maria Isabel Vargas

Molecular Mechanisms of Renal Blood Flow Autoregulation

, 2014; 12(6): 845 - 858

Marilyn Burke, Mallikarjuna R. Pabbidi, Jerry Farley and Richard J. Roman

Hypertension: Quo Vadis?

, 2012; 10(6): 739 - 742

Claudio Borghi

Most Cited Articles

General Review Article

Anti-angiogenic activity of curcumin in cancer therapy: A narrative review

, 2019; 17(3): 262-269.

Abolfazl Shakeri, Natalie Ward, Yunes Panahi and Amirhossein Sahebkar *

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180209113014

General Review Article

Postprandial hypertriglyceridaemia revisited in the era of non-fasting lipid profile testing: A 2019 expert panel statement, main text

, 2019; 17(5): 498-514.

Genovefa D. Kolovou*, Gerald F. Watts, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Pablo Pérez-Martínez, Samia Mora, Helen Bilianou, George Panotopoulos, Niki Katsiki, Teik C. Ooi, José Lopez-Miranda, Anne Tybjærg-Hansen, Nicholas Tentolouris and Børge G. Nordestgaard

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190507110519

Review Article

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease treatment in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; new kids on the block

, 2020; 18(2): 172-181.

Vasilios G. Athyros, Stergios A. Polyzos, Jiannis Kountouras, Niki Katsiki, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Michael Doumas and Christos S. Mantzoros*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190405164313

Systemic Review Article

Pleiotropic effects of statins: Untapped potential for statin pharmacotherapy

, 2019; 17(3): 239-261.

S. Mohammad, H. Nguyen, M. Nguyen , M. Abdel-Rasoul, V. Nguyen , C.D. Nguyen, K.T. Nguyen, L. Li and J.P. Kitzmiller *

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180723120608

Review Article

Menopausal hormone therapy and cardiovascular risk: Where are we now?

, 2019; 17(6): 564-572.

Panagiotis Anagnostis*, Stavroula A. Paschou, Niki Katsiki, Dimitrios Krikidis, Irene Lambrinoudaki and Dimitrios G. Goulis

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180709095348

Research Article

Switching dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors to tofogliflozin, a selective inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 improve arterial stiffness evaluated by cardio-ankle vascular index in patients with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study

, 2019; 17(4): 411-420.

Munehisa Bekki, Nobuhiro Tahara*, Atsuko Tahara, Sachiyo Igata, Akihiro Honda, Yoichi Sugiyama, Tomohisa Nakamura, Jiahui Sun, Yuki Kumashiro, Takanori Matsui, Yoshihiro Fukumoto and Sho-ichi Yamagishi*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180515154555

Review Article

Calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Myths and realities with regard to cardiovascular risk

, 2019; 17(6): 610-617.

Giovanna Muscogiuri*, Luigi Barrea, Barbara Altieri, Carolina Di Somma, Harjitpal Bhattoa, Daniela Laudisio, Guillaume T. Duval, Gabriella Pugliese, Cédric Annweiler, Francesco Orio, Hana Fakhouri, Silvia Savastano and Annamaria Colao

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190408165805

Review Article

Microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus

, 2020; 18(2): 117-124.

Charles Faselis*, Alexandra Katsimardou, Konstantinos Imprialos, Pavlos Deligkaris, Manolis Kallistratos and Kiriakos Dimitriadis

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190502103733

Review Article

Diabetes in menopause: Risks and management

, 2019; 17(6): 556-563.

Stavroula Α. Paschou *, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Dimitra I. Pavlou, Andromachi Vryonidou, Dimitrios G. Goulis and Irene Lambrinoudaki

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180625124405

Review Article

Premature ovarian insufficiency and long-term health consequences

, 2019; 17(6): 604-609.

Sophia Tsiligiannis*, Nick Panay and John C. Stevenson

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190122101611

Systemic Review Article

Patient adherence to novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and occurrence of associated bleeding events: A systematic review and meta-analysis

, 2019; 17(4): 341-349.

Abdulla Shehab*, Akshaya S. Bhagavathula, Tamrat B. Abebe, Tadesse M. Abegaz, Asim A. Elnour, Hani M. Sabbour, Masood Uzzafer, Ahmed Hersi and Adel K. Hamad

DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180123111949

Most Accessed Articles

The Role of Nitric Oxide on Endothelial Function

, 2012; 10(1): 4-18.

Dimitris Tousoulis, Anna-Maria Kampoli, Costas Tentolouris Nikolaos Papageorgiou and Christodoulos Stefanadis

DOI: 10.2174/157016112798829760

Link between Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance

, 2017; 15(1): 30-39.

Zoran Gluvic, Bozidarka Zaric, Ivana Resanovic, Milan Obradovic, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Djordje Radak and Esma R. Isenovic

DOI: 10.2174/1570161114666161007164510

Endothelin-1 and Nitric Oxide in the Pathogenesis of Urinary Tract Disorders Secondary to Bladder Outlet Obstruction

, 2003; 1(1): 27-31.

M. A. Khan, C. S. Thompson, M. R. Dashwood, F. H. Mumtaz, R. J. Morgan and D. P. Mikhailidis

DOI: 10.2174/1570161033386600

Pathophysiology of Post-Operative Low Cardiac Output Syndrome

, 2016; 14(1): 14-23.

Conrad L. Epting, Mary E. McBride, Eric L. Wald and John M. Costello

DOI: 10.2174/1570161113666151014123718

Herbal Medicine for Slowing Aging and Aging-associated Conditions: Efficacy, Mechanisms and Safety

, 2020; 18(4): 369-393.

Hoa T. Phu, Duong T.B. Thuan, Thi H.D. Nguyen, Anna M. Posadino, Ali H. Eid* and Gianfranco Pintus*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161117666190715121939

Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease

, 2020; 18(5): 447-454.

Konstantinos Melissaropoulos*, Dimitrios Bogdanos, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Lazaros I. Sakkas, George D. Kitas and Dimitrios Daoussis

DOI: 10.2174/1570161118666200129125320

Is there an Association Between Periodontitis and Atherosclerosis in Adults? A Systematic Review

, 2018; 16(6): 569-582.

Anna P.C.P.S.C. Almeida, Nathalia C.F. Fagundes, Lucianne C. Maia and Rafael R. Lima*

DOI: 10.2174/1570161115666170830141852


Dimitri P. Mikhailidis
(33295 citations)
Academic Head, Department of Clinical Biochemistry
Royal Free Hospital Campus
University College London Medical School
University College London (UCL)
Pond Street
London, NW3 2QG
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Journal History

Current Vascular Pharmacology Journal was launched in 2003. Dr. Dimitri P. Mikhailidis serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
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