Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases

Editor in Chief: Dr. Stamatios Lerakis

Welcoming submissions for inaugural issue

  • About Journal
  • Focus & Scope
  • Editor in Chief
  • Editorial Board
  • Articles
  • Submit Manuscript
  • Article Processing Charges

Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases (JHVD) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with latest advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and vascular disease. Articles are welcome in the form of original research, reviews, case reports, commentaries, short communications, letter to editors, mini-reviews, opinions, perspectives etc.

The manuscripts submitted to the journal will be sent out for a thorough peer review by the experts in the field of the manuscript and the first decision will be provided to authors approximately within 28 days from the date of submission. Minimum two independent reviewer’s approval and an editor approval is taken into consideration for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript.

Authors are requested to submit their valuable work on heart and vascular diseases as an attachment to the editorial office at (or) online at submit manuscript

Articles Published in Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases will be distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.


The main focus of Journal of Heart and Vascular Diseases (JHVD) is to publish high-quality research and serve as a platform for dissemination of scientific information on latest advancements and developments in diagnosis and treatment of various heart and vascular diseases.


The major areas on which journal focuses on includes but not limited to

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cerebral vascular disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation
  • Erythromelalgia
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Pericardial disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Transient ischemic attacks
  • Valvular heart disease

Dr. Stamatios Lerakis

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology),
Radiology and Imaging Sciences,
Division of Cardiology,
Emory University School of Medicine,

Dr. Lerakis is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical School of Athens (Greece) in 1988. He continued on doing clinical research in Nuclear Cardiology in Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Subsequently, he did his Internal Medicine training in the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia from 1991 to 1994 and completed his Fellowship in Critical Care in Brown University from 1994 to 1995. He went on to complete his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas from 1995 to 1998 and then did one year of Echocardiography Fellowship at Emory University from 1998 to 1999. After his Echocardiography Fellowship, he has stayed on as Faculty in the Division of Cardiology practicing clinical and non-invasive cardiology.

Dr. Lerakis attends at Emory University Hospital and Emory Clinic.

Dr. Lerakis spends a lot of time teaching cardiology fellows basic and cutting edge technologies of non-invasive cardiac imaging modalities. He has received multiple teaching awards from the fellows.

Research Interests

Dr. Lerakis’ research interests are focused on non-invasive cardiology. He is especially interested in the correlation of different non-invasive modalities in the diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease. He is interested in Endocarditis and is the primary investigator at Emory University of the International Collaboration of Endocarditis study. He is extremely interested in the use of Echocardiography for guiding interventional procedures and device deployment in the Cardiac Catheterization laboratory. He is also interested in the study of Valvular Heart Disease by Echo and cardiac MRI and novel therapies for acute myocardial infarction patients.

Editorial Board

Arunima Misra, Associate Professor, Director Nuclear Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Charles Antzelevitch, Professor and Executive Director, Cardiovascular Research, Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, USA

Christos Eftychiou, Assistant Professor, Cardiology Department, Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus

David Paniagua, Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Giuseppe Mancia, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Laura Gatto, Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital, Italy

Omer F Dogan, Associate Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana Numune Education and Training Hospital, Turkey

Prakash C. Deedwania, Professor, Division of Internal Medicine/cardiology, University of California, USA

Richard Kones, Cardiometabolic Research Institute, Houston, Texas, USA

Salah Eldien Altarabsheh, Consultant Cardiovascular Surgeon, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Queen Alia Heart Institute, King Hussein Medical Center, Jordan

Taha Nazir, Head, Microbiology, Chemical Pathology & Molecular Biology Research Group, ICDTD Inc., Canada

Victor Gurewich, Director Vascular Research Laboratory, Mt Auburn Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, USA

Viktor Čulić, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Centre Split, University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia

  • In Press

In Press (Volume 1, Issue 1)

  • Open Access Commentary

    Herbal Drugs in Cardiovascular Diseases

    Authored by: Birková A, Hubková B, Mareková M, and Čižmárová B

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  • Open Access Research Article

    Triple Antithrombotic Therapy with Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention with Genotyping

    Authored by: Hua X. Chen, James C. Coons, Carlo J. Iasella, Philip E. Empey, James M. Stevenson, and Sandra L. Kane-Gill

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  • Open Access Case Report

    Syndromic or Sporadic? Atrial Myxoma as a Component of Carney’s Complex

    Authored by: Shahad Al Chalaby, Navya Vipparla, Tina Gupta, Radhika Bukkapatmum, Nene Takahashi, Ezra A. Amsterdam, and Sandhya Venugopal

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  • Open Access Review Article

    Acute Mesenteric Ischemia after Superior Mesenteric Artery Embolic Occlusion: Do Collateral Vessels Protect from Ischemia?

    Authored by: Panteleimon Vassiliu, Despoina-Amalia Spanomichou, Dietrich Doll, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos, and Leon Naar

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  • Open Access Research Article

    How to Measure Mitral Annulus Size with Two-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography

    Authored by: Lotte E. de Groot-de Laat, Ben Ren, Jacky S. McGhie, Ellen J.A. Wiegers-Groeneweg, Osama I.I. Soliman, Ad J.J.C. Bogers, and Marcel L. Geleijnse

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