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Life-Threatening Clinical Situations in The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2022

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Larisa ANGHELE-MailWebsite

    “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, University Street, No. 16, 700115, Iaşi, Romania

    Interests: Internal medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Cristian STĂTESCUE-MailWebsite

    "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, University Street, No. 16, 700115, Iaşi, Romania

    Interests: Internal medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Radu SASCĂUE-MailWebsite

    "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Internal Medicine, University Street, No. 16, 700115, Iaşi, Romania

    Interests: Internal medicine, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery

Special Issue Information

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most important leading causes of death worldwide. In recent years, in order to prevent these deaths, cardiovascular intensive care units for the patients with severe cardiovascular disease, have been developed in many hospitals. Dedicated medical staff has been trained to manage these life-threatening clinical situations, such as coronary artery diseases, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, cardiac arrhythmias, conduction disorders, valvular heart disease, aortic dissection or acute pulmonary thromboembolism. These patients often complain of heart failure and cardiogenic shock and, therefore, need continuous monitoring and cardiac intensive care. Early recognition and immediate treatment of these life-threatening clinical situations is essential to improve the prognosis of patients.

Unfortunately, in the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the conversion of many cardiac intensive care units into COVID-19 departments. This has brought a number of unfavorable consequences for patients with severe heart disease. Thus, during the first semester of 2020, it has been observed a decrease of hospitalization for cardiovascular disease and a concomitant increase of complications and mortality for these patients.

Patients with severe cardiovascular disease represent a population with persistently high in-hospital mortality, and the risk grows with increase in time since the onset of the event. Therefore, a proper and immediate therapeutic management is very important in order to increase patient survival.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together contributions from international researchers in the area of life-threatening clinical situations from the cardiac intensive care units. Original Research, Reviews, Mini-Reviews, Short Communications, Perspectives, Case Report articles are welcomed, in order to share our knowledge about the latest approaches to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with critical cardiac illness, even in this new context of COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords

Acute coronary syndrome, Cardiomyopathies, Cardiac arrhythmias, Conduction disorders, Valvular heart disease, Aortic dissection, Acute pulmonary thromboembolism

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. 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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, Signa Vitae will change to a bimonthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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