Understanding Oxidative Stress in Cardiovascular Disorders

A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 183

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Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences "Mario Serio", University of Firenze, 50121 Firenze, Italy
Interests: thrombosis; fibrinogen; oxidative stress; protein structure
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Department of Biomedical, Experimental and Clinical Sciences “Mario Serio”, University of Florence, Viale Morgagni 50, 50134 Florence, Italy
Interests: redox markers; antioxidant capacity; post-translational oxidative modification; ROS sources
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to introduce our forthcoming Special Issue, which will delve into the critical relationship between oxidative stress and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Oxidative stress, characterized by an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the body's antioxidant defenses, has emerged as a central player in the pathogenesis and progression of various cardiovascular disorders.

This Special Issue aims to illuminate the intricate mechanisms through which oxidative stress contributes to the development and exacerbation of CVDs, including atherosclerosis, hypertension, myocardial infarction, and heart failure. By unraveling the involved molecular pathways, we seek to identify novel therapeutic targets and interventions to combat these debilitating conditions.

Contributions to this Special Issue will explore the multifaceted roles of oxidative stress in CVDs, from its impact on endothelial dysfunction and vascular inflammation to its involvement in myocardial remodeling and cardiac dysfunction. Researchers are encouraged to investigate both the upstream triggers of oxidative stress, such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as the downstream consequences, including the oxidative modification of lipids, proteins, and DNA.

Furthermore, we welcome studies that explore the potential of antioxidant therapies and lifestyle interventions in mitigating oxidative stress and preventing CVDs. From preclinical research elucidating the efficacy of novel antioxidants to clinical trials evaluating the cardiovascular benefits of dietary modifications and exercise interventions, this Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview of current strategies for managing oxidative stress in the context of cardiovascular health.

In summary, this Special Issue seeks to advance our understanding of the complex interplay between oxidative stress and cardiovascular diseases. By identifying key molecular targets and therapeutic strategies, we aim to pave the way for innovative approaches to prevent, diagnose, and treat CVDs, ultimately improving patient outcomes and reducing the global burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

Dr. Matteo Becatti
Dr. Claudia Fiorillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • oxidative stress
  • reactive oxygen species
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • antioxidants
  • diet
  • exercise

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