Special Issue "Cardiovascular Effects and Benefits of Exercise II"

A special issue of Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease (ISSN 2308-3425). This special issue belongs to the section "Epidemiology, Lifestyle, and Cardiovascular Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2023)

Special Issue Editors

Department of Clinical Science and Translational Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: exercise physiology; cardiac rehabilitation; autonomic nervous system; hypertension; heart failure
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1. Department of Human Science and Promotion of Quality of Life, San Raffaele Open University, 00163 Rome, Italy
2. Cardiovascular Unit, San Raffaele IRCCS, 00163 Rome, Italy
Interests: hypertension; chronic heart failure; atrial fibrillation; exercise training; sport medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Physical exercise has a well-established role in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. However, many issues in the relationship between physical exercise and cardiovascular health still remain unresolved: for example, the more effective exercise protocols and exercise volume needed for counteracting cardiovascular risk factors such hypertension and diabetes in high-risk patients has not yet been established; similarly, short- and long-term central cardiac adaptation to different exercise modalities in healthy individuals and in subjects with cardiovascular diseases are still poorly understood. This Special Issue welcomes studies focusing on the acute effects of single bouts of exercise as well as those evaluating the effects of long-term training programs. By conceiving physical exercise as a real therapeutic intervention, this Special Issue aspires  to contribute to clarify what are the most effective modalities and doses of physical exercise needed to improve cardiovascular outcomes. Therefore, trials comparing the effects of different exercise modalities and protocols on specific cardiovascular targets are particularly welcomed. Moreover, this Special Issue has the objective to collect papers elucidating molecular mechanisms by which exercise training exerts its beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system in healthy subjects and in patients with already diagnosed cardiovascular diseases. Studies focusing on exercise-mediated cardiovascular effects in particular subgroups of subjects (post-menopausal women, very elderly/frail subjects, very advanced heart failure, oncology patients undergoing cardiotoxic chemotherapy, etc.) are also welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Iellamo
Dr. Giuseppe Caminiti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • exercise training
  • physiological adaptations
  • cardiovascular risks factors
  • cardiovascular disease

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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