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Welcome to SAGE Cardiology News. Read on to discover impactful research from SAGE's leading cardiology and vascular journals, including new special issues and noteworthy articles.  Don’t forget to keep up-to-date with the latest calls for papers and submit your manuscript to our journals!

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New at SAGE

European Stroke Journal

European Stroke Journal

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) and SAGE are proud to announce the launch of the brand new, fully peer-reviewed European Stroke Journal (ESJ). ESJ is the official publication of the ESO, covering clinical stroke research across Europe from all fields.

For more information please visit our website 


International Journal of Stroke

We are pleased to announce that 2016 marks the start of a publishing contract with the World Stroke Organization to publish their official journal, International Journal of Stroke (IJS). IJS provides a significant contribution to the international stroke research community by concentrating on both the clinical aspects of stroke from around the world and basic science contributions in areas of clinical interest.



Special issues

Vascular Medicine

Vascular Medicine is currently soliciting original research and review articles for a special issue devoted to Vascular Disease in Women. The issue is planned for publication in Spring 2017.

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Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair

The February 2016 issue of Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair is a special issue focusing on invasive epidural electrical stimulation delivered during rehabilitation as a putative therapeutic intervention after stroke. While this approach showed early promise in pre-clinical studies rats and monkeys, and in feasibility studies in human stroke survivors, the full results of the multicenter, randomized, single-blinded Everest trial are now reported in the February issue. This unique special issue also includes results from epidural stimulation studies for post-stroke aphasia, as well as efficacy studies on rat and monkey models.

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Journal news

Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

@_JCBFM is the new twitter page for the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. Check it out and keep up to date with all journal related news.

Forthcoming special issues are focusing on Brain Injury Depolarizations and Cerebrovascular Disease.



Ultrasound – now in PubMed Central

We are delighted to announce that Ultrasound, the official journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society, has been accepted and is now indexed in PubMed Central. All articles published in the journal will be made available via our PMC page after a 12 month embargo.

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Multiple Sclerosis Journal

The MS Journal has just published a controversy looking at Haematopoietic stem cell transplants and whether they should be a second-line therapy for highly active MS.

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JEVT Editor’s Choice Collection

The editors of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy have specially curated a collection of featured articles that you do not want to miss.



Annals of Pharmacotherapy 

Deprescribing Potentially Inappropriate Preventive Cardiovascular Medication: Barriers and Enablers for Patients and General Practitioners.



Recommended articles

2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

Authors/Task Force Members: Massimo F. Piepoli et al

Building consensus for provision of breathlessness rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure

Authors: William D-C Man, Faiza Chowdhury, Rod S Taylor, Rachael A Evans, Patrick Doherty, Sally J Singh, Sara Booth, Davey Thomason, Debbie Andrews, Cassie Lee, Jackie Hanna, Michael D Morgan, Derek Bell and Martin R Cowie


Relaxin’ the Heart: A Novel Therapeutic Modality

Authors: Juan M. Valle Raleigh, Stefano Toldo, Anindita Das, Antonio Abbate and Fadi N. Salloum


Simultaneous Endovascular Treatment of Tandem Internal Carotid Lesions: Case Report and Review of Literature

Authors: Vladimir Cvetic, Marko Dragas,  Momcilo Colic, Ivan Vukasinovic,  Oliver Radmili, Nikola Ilic, Igor Koncar, Vladimir Bascarevic, Natasa Ristanovic and Lazar Davidovic

The continuum of spreading depolarizations in acute cortical lesion development: Examining Leao’s legacy

Authors: Jed A Hartings, C William Shuttleworth, Sergei A Kirov, Cenk Ayata, Jason M Hinzman, Brandon Foreman, R David Andrew, Martyn G Boutelle, KC Brennan, Andrew P Carlson, Markus A Dahlem, Christoph Drenckhahn, Christian Dohmen,Martin Fabricius, Eszter Farkas, Delphine Feuerstein, Rudolf Graf, Raimund Helbok, Martin Lauritzen, Sebastian Major, Ana I Oliveira-Ferreira, Frank Richter, Eric S Rosenthal, Oliver W Sakowitz, Rena´n Sa´nchez-Porras, Edgar Santos, Michael Scho¨ ll, Anthony J Strong, Anja Urbach, M Brandon Westover, Maren KL Winkler, Otto W Witte, Johannes Woitzik and Jens P Dreier


Mortality Following Congenital Heart Surgery in Adults Can Be Predicted Accurately by Combining Expert-Based and Evidence-Based Pediatric Risk Scores

Authors: Jürgen Hörer, Jelena Kasnar-Samprec, Julie Cleuziou, Martina Strbad, Michael Wottke,Harald Kaemmerer, Christian Schreiber and Rüdiger Lange 



Call for papers


Ultrasound: Special Issue: Safe Practice in Ultrasound

Ultrasound is the official journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society and is dedicated to solely publishing utlrasound-related papers focusing on scientific and technical advances with both diagnostic and therapeutic applications. At this time we are soliciting manuscripts devoted to look at safe practice in ultrasound. Following acceptance and publication, all articles will be discoverable via PubMed and after a 12 month embargo will be accessible via PubMed Central.

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JRSM Cardiovascular Disease

JRSM Cardiovascular Disease is an open access, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the pathology, epidemiology, prevention, treatment and control of all aspects of cardiovascular diseases. As the official journal of the London Cardiovascular Society, the journal aims to support the cardiovascular research community by providing a forum for basic, clinical and translational research in the field. It has been accepted for indexing on PubMed and PubMed Central. 

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Call for New Editor for Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

The term of the current Editors-in-Chief (EICs) of the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism ends in December 2017. The Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (JCBFM), established in 1981 by the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (ISCBFM) is looking for candidates for the Editor-in-Chief Position of the Journal. 

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Vascular provides readers with new and unusual up-to-date articles and case reports focusing on vascular and endovascular topics. It is a highly international forum for the discussion and debate of all aspects of this distinct surgical specialty. It also features opinion pieces, literature reviews and controversial issues presented from various points of view. 

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Perfusion provides current information on all aspects of perfusion, oxygenation and biocompatibility and their use in modern cardiac surgery. The journal is at the forefront of international research and development and presents an appropriately multidisciplinary approach to perfusion science. Perfusion's reputation for the highest quality research is further enhanced by collaborative ventures.

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The primary aim of DIGITAL HEALTH is to provide universally accessible and digestible content to all stakeholders involved in the digital healthcare revolution. It provides a unique forum for dissemination of high quality content applicable to researchers, clinicians and allied health practitioners, patients, social scientists, industry and government. DIGITAL HEALTH is fully peer-reviewed and published on an open access basis to ensure maximum dissemination of content.

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Conference highlights

  •  European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016

Visit our stand in the ESC Publishers Row of the exhibition hall and discover more about all of our cardiology and vascular journals. All journals will be available to download and read at your leisure from our eLibrary or you can pick up a link to a 30 day free trial. Don’t forget to also follow us on Twitter for daily updates from the stand.

Date: 27th – 31st August

  • Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016

Acute Cardiovascular Care is the European meeting place for specialists dealing with patients in the acute setting. Learn, exchange and update your skills at the annual congress of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association of the ESC. Visit the SAGE stand to pick up or download a sample issue of the association's official journal: European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care.

Date: 15-17th October 

  • World Stroke Congress

Through this congress, the World Stroke Organization (WSO) strives to offer participants opportunities to refine their skills and knowledge in the field of stroke, as well as providing excellent networking opportunities and strengthening scientific collaborations to improve the care of stroke victims throughout the world. They will also be showcasing their journal, the International Journal of Stroke, so be sure to visit their stand to pick up a copy for yourself (you will have to be quick to avoid disappointment).

Date: 26-29th October

  • VEITH Symposium

Now in its 43rd year, VEITHsymposium provides vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists and other vascular specialists with a unique and exciting format to learn the most current information about what is new and important in the treatment of vascular disease.

Date: 15th – 19th November

Open access

Demographic and socio-economic influences on community-based care and caregivers of people with dementia in China

Authors: Ruoling Chen, Linda Lang, Angela Clifford, Yang Chen, Zhi Hu, Thang S Han