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Global Heart

The official journal of the World Heart Federation

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Global Heart

Global Heart provides a forum for dialogue and education on the prevention, treatment and control of cardiovascular disease worldwide, with a special focus on countries with middle and lower economies.

Impact Factor: 3.238

Editor-in-Chief: Diederick E. Grobbee, MD, PhD

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Notice to Authors

From 1st of January 2020, Global Heart will be 100% open access. This development will provide many benefits for the journal and its authors. It will greatly increase its visibility and reach by making it accessible to everyone worldwide. This will encourage a greater readership amongst academics, health practitioners, and those affected by the research topic of the journal. It will also result in a greater number of citations in other research.

However, one consequence of this change is that the articles in this journal will now come with author-facing ‘article processing fees’ (APCs). This means that there will be a charge to contributors to the journal that covers the costs of publication.

For articles that are currently under review, that APC will be £660, to cover the costs of publication. If you are unable to secure this funding from elsewhere, please contact the Journal Editorial office ( to discuss the possibility of a different arrangement.

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Global Heart welcomes new Editor-in-Chief
The World Heart Federation is pleased to welcome the journal’s new Editor-in-Chief, Diederick E Grobbee, MD, PhD.

Editorial Board

Editorial Board


Diederick E. Grobbee, MD, PhD
Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Executive Editor

A. Moran
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

Deputy Editors

R. Baliga
Ohio State University, OH, USA

Y. Chandrashekhar
Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

G.T. Gaziano
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

P. Perel
World Heart Federation, Geneva, Switzerland

N. Wong, MD
University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Associate Editors

S. Agarwal
Mount Sinai Health Systems, New York, USA

E. Arbustini
Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

S. Bansilal
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

M. Huffman
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA

A. Kalra
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

D.S. Kazi
San Francisco General Hospital, USA

R.K. Kumar
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala, India

G.A. Roth
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

U.K.A. Sampson
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

P. Singh, MD, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA

R. Vedanthan
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Global Heritage

M. Ezzati
Imperial College London, London, UK

Global Intelligence

J.C. Mohan
Institute of Heart and Vascular Diseases, New Delhi, India

Global Learning

R. Afzal
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

P. Boffetta
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

Global Orphans

J. Guzman
London International Development Centre, London, UK

N. Naik
Delhi, India

Global Solutions

K. Kahol
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

S. Lear
St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Global Tracking

V.S. Ajay
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

A. Roy
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Global Vigilance

N. Narula
New York, New York, USA

S.J. Pocock
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Global Voices

C. Ahsan
Bangladesh Medical Association of North America, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

M. Ali
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Global Watch

R. Iyengar
St. George’s University, Grenada

S. Mitter
Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Senior Advisory Council

G. Alleyne
Pan American Health Organization, North West, Washington, USA

S-H Hong Baek
Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, The Republic of Korea

R.O. Bonow
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA

B. Champagne
InterAmerican Heart Foundation, Dallas, Texas, USA

A. Chockalingam
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

P. Deedwania
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco, California, USA

M. Engelgau
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

V. Fuster (Co Chair)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

H. Greenberg, MD
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York, USA

J.G. Harold
UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

E.L. Kaplan
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

P. Kelley
The National Academics, Washington, Oregon, USA

B. Kelly
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington, Oregon, USA

V. Kerry
Seed Global Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

D. Labarthe
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, USA

P.J. Landrigan, MD, MSc
Mount Sinai Hospital NY, New York, New York, USA

S.R. Leeder
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

D. Levy
Boston University School of Medicine, Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Y. Lijing
The George Institute for Global Health, Beijing, China

D. Lloyd-Jones
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA

S. Mendis
Heartfile, Geneva, Switzerland

G.A. Mensah
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

R.A. Nugent
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

E. Peprah
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA

N. Poulter
Imperial College London, London, Switzerland

D. Prabhakaran
Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India

P. Puska
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

K.S. Reddy (Co Chair)
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

R. Roberts
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada

S.K. Sharma
Mount Sinai Hospital, Levy Place, New York, USA

R. Smith
United Health Chronic Diseases Initiative, London, UK

S. Smith
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

A.E. Sumner
National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA

K. Taubert
World Health Federation, Geneva, Switzerland

M. Woodward
The George Institute for Global Health, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia

Y.F. Wu

M. Yacoub
Imperial College London, London, UK

S. Yusuf (Co Chair)
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

W. Zoghbi
Houston, Texas, USA

Editorial Board

W. Almahmeed
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

D. Alam
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

S. Alam
American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, New York, USA

E. Alexanderson, MD
National Institute of Cardiology Ignacio Chavez, Mexico City, Mexico

K. AlHabib
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A. Avezum, MD, PhD
University of São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

E. Bossone
Cava de Tirreni and Amalfi Coat Hospital, University of Salerno, Italy

A. Budaj
Growchowski Hospital, Grenadier, Maryland, USA

J. Carapetis
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia

C.W. Chiang
Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

S.A. Cunningham
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A. Dominiczak
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

M.G. Franzosi
Istit. Mario Negri, Milan, Italy

G. Galea
WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

A. Ghaffar
Heartfile, Geneva, Switzerland

S. Harrap
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

R. Jackson
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

K.T. Khaw
University of Cambridge (Addenbrooke’s Hospital), Cambridge, England, UK

J. Kooner
Imperial College School of Medicine (ICSM), London, England, UK

S.S. Kothari, MD
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

H. Krum
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

F. Lanas
University de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile

P. Laothavorn
Heart Association of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

R. Laxminarayan
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India

B. Lewis, MD
Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center, Haifa, Israel

J.C. Mbanya
University of Yaounde, Yaounde, Cameroon

D. Mozaffarian
Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

K. M. V. Narayan
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

J.W. Newburger
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

S. Nishtar
Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan

E.N. Ogola
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

C. Onen
Centre for Chronic Diseases, Gabarone, Botswana

K. Ramaiya
Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

A. Rodgers
The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

M. Roe
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, USA

A. Rubenstein
Southern Cone American Center of Excellence for Cardiovascular Health, Buenos Aires, Argentina

K.H. Sim

B. Siswanto
Indonesian Heart Association, East Jakarta, Indonesia

K.K. Talwar
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

J. Tan
National Heart Centre Singapore Cardiology, Singapore, Singapore

N. Tandon
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

S. Thom
Imperial College London, London, England, UK

A. Upadhyaya
Medicare National Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

All Issues

2019 — Volume 14

Volume 14, Issue 3 Pages 195-344 (September 2019)

Volume 14, Issue 2 Pages 99-194 (June 2019)
Stakeholder Engagement in T4TR Research in LMICs

Volume 14, Issue 1 Pages 1-98 (March 2019)

2018 — Volume 13

Volume 13, Issue 4 Pages 237-540 (December 2018)
World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018

Volume 13, Issue 3 Pages 139-236 (September 2018)
Global Atlas of Cardiovascular Diseases, 2000-2016

Volume 13, Issue 2 Pages 65-138 (June 2018)

Volume 13, Issue 1 Pages 1-64 (March 2018)

2017 — Volume 12

Volume 12, Issue 4 Pages 271-360 (December 2017)

Volume 12, Issue 3 Pages 177-270 (September 2017)

Volume 12, Issue 2 Pages 67-176 (June 2017)
A New Age for Genetics and Genomics Research in Africa

Volume 12, Issue 1 Pages 1-66 (March 2017)
Time to Tackle RHD: Tools, Data, and Frameworks

2016 — Volume 11

Volume 11, Issue 4 Pages 369-486 (December 2016)
Has Recognition of Global Chronic Disease Reached a Tipping Point?

Volume 11, Issue 3 Pages 267-368 (September 2016)
Legacy of Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Volume 11, Issue 2 Pages 171-266 (June 2016)
The North Karelia Project

Volume 11, Issue 2, Supplement Pages e1-e203 (June 2016)
World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2016

Volume 11, Issue 1 Pages 1-170 (March 2016)
Investment in Global Health Research: A Public Private Partnership

2015 — Volume 10

Volume 10, Issue 4 Pages 227-340 (December 2015)

Volume 10, Issue 3 Pages 137-226 (September 2015)
Controlling the Burden of Chagas Cardiomyopathy: Prevention, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment

Volume 10, Issue 2 Pages 93-136 (June 2015)
The World Heart Federation Roadmaps for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease

Volume 10, Issue 2, Supplement Pages e1-e30 (June 2015)
20th Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress XX World Congress of Echocardiography and Allied Techniques 6th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress – 20th Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress XX World Congress of Echocardiography and Allied Techniques 6th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress

Volume 10, Issue 1 Pages 1-92 (March 2015)
Implementation Research

2014 — Volume 9

Volume 9, Issue 4 Pages 361-512 (December 2014)
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in LMIC

Volume 9, Issue 3 Pages 271-360 (September 2014)
Critical Care in Resource-Limited Settings

Volume 9, Issue 2 Pages 185-270 (June 2014)
What Do Mummies Tell Us About Atherosclerosis?

Volume 9, Issue 1 Pages 1-184 (March 2014)
The Global Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases

Volume 9, Issue 1, Supplement Pages e1-e372 (March 2014)
World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2014

2013 — Volume 8

Volume 8, Issue 4 Pages 287-390 (December 2013)
Ultrasound in Developing Countries

Volume 8, Issue 3 Pages 185-286 (September 2013)
Continued Challenge of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Volume 8, Issue 2 Pages 83-184 (June 2013)

Volume 8, Issue 1 Pages 1-82 (March 2013)
Framingham Legacy Issue

2012 — Volume 7

Volume 7, Issue 4 Pages 275-380 (December 2012)

Volume 7, Issue 3 Pages 197-274 (September 2012)
Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution, and Cardiovascular Health

Volume 7, Issue 2 Pages 87-196 (July 2012)

Volume 7, Issue 1 Pages 1-86 (March 2012)
Supporting Country-Led Approaches to NCD Prevention and Control

2011 — Volume 6

Volume 6, Issue 4 Pages 125-224 (December 2011)
2011: A Turning Point for Global Cardiovascular Health