Special Issue "Pollutants as Risk Factors for Heart Diseases"

A special issue of Medical Sciences (ISSN 2076-3271). This special issue belongs to the section "Cardiovascular Disease".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 122

Special Issue Editors

The Buck Institute, 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945, USA
Interests: heart; environmental pollution; cardiovascular; myocyte; air pollution; heart diseases; heart failure; particulate matter; cardiac functions; aging; Alzheimer’s disease
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dabwali Road, Bathinda 151001, Punjab, India
Interests: cardiac heart failure; epigenetics; diabetic cardiomyopathy; adverse drug reactions; senescence; environmental toxicity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental stressors are not only disturbing our ecosystem but are also a significant underreported cause of cardiovascular (CV) diseases. Air pollutants are increasingly relevant stressors among others that are associated with increased mortality and morbidity from CV diseases. The complex and varied mechanisms through which pollutants cause CV toxic effects include inflammation, oxidative stress, and activation of neural reflex arcs.

The knowledge of the underlying mechanisms altering CV pathophysiology is still limited despite the better understanding of the CV consequences of pollution. This Special Issue of Medical Sciences aims to disseminate information about environmental pollutants as potential CV risk factors and to present recent advances in our understanding of the alteration in the structure and function of the heart due to pollution. Topics of interest include but are not limited to (1) explicit exploration of the background, epidemiology, direct and indirect effects of air pollution and other environmental modulators on the heart, including both short- and long-term consequences, (2) evidence-based strategies to reduce exposure to pollution, (3) epigenetic changes in the heart due to pollution, and (4) other emerging areas in the environmental cardiology field, including new models for preclinical studies.

Dr. Vineeta Tanwar
Dr. Abhinav Kanwal
Guest Editors

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  • cardiovascular mortality
  • environmental stressors
  • heart
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cardiovascular toxicity
  • risk factors
  • pollution

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