Heart and Vascular Medicine (HVM) is dedicated to providing a global, authoritative, and independent forum for high impact clinical research and opinion covering all aspects of cardiovascular medicine. The journal aims to publish high-impact content that influences medical practice. The scope of the journal is to deliver essential research, expert review, and candid commentary to provide context and perspective on important advances shaping these fields.
The journal is stringently edited and peer-reviewed to ensure the scientific merit and clinical relevance of its diverse content. We welcome clinical case studies, case reports, clinical trials, clinical practice and guidelines, epidemiology and research related to health care, opinion articles, original research articles, brief communications, case reviews, editorials and opinion articles covering all the aspects of cardiovascular medicine.
Accurate recognition and documentation of coronary artery anomalies and their course at the time of coronary angiography is essential to determine the significance of such findings and to avoid therapeutic complications. The identification of this anomaly demands a high level of anticipation during the performance of selective coronary angiography to ensure that an adequate study is obtained. Failure to recognize and properly demonstrate the anomaly may result in improper therapeutic decisions that may be hazardous to the patients. Special surgical considerations must be made when performing the valvular replacement or coronary artery bypass grafting, if desired, in such patients.
The authors have addressed comments and concerns about a recent article, by Nasr et al, which reported the clinical characteristics and outcome of 34 patients with Takotsubo syndrome triggered by cerebral disease and collected during five years from a neurological ICU.