Environmental Risk Factors in Cardiovascular Diseases

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: 1 October 2024 | Viewed by 293

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Department of Cardiology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), 1090 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: invasive cardiology; acute cardiological concerns; percutaneous aortic valve replacement (TAVI); environmental cardiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiology is an emerging topic in the field of environmental sciences. An integrated exposomic view of the relation between environment and cardiovascular health is now requisite, considering both the effects of air and non-air related environmental stressors. Air temperature appears as the main environmental factor influencing cardiovascular mortality and thus air pollution has become a growing cardiovascular health concern. However, noise exposure is also associated with the increased risk of premature arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, and stroke. Throughout the alimentation, the cardiovascular system is also exposed to persistent organic pollutants and plastic-associated chemicals. Survivors of nuclear explosion have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease since they are exposed to high levels of radiation. Exposure to electromagnetic fields, light, green space are also other factors affecting the cardiovascular health. Interestingly, most of these environmental triggers display no clear exposure threshold before adverse cardiovascular effects are observed.

This Special Issue of JCDD will consider the multifactorial nature of environmental stressors. Special attention will be paid on the pathophysiological and epidemiological synergistic effects of multiple pollutants exposure, the predisposal factors increasing cardiovascular vulnerability to pollutants, the qualitative aspects of pollutants such as the chemistry of particle matters or the acoustic characteristics of noise, the emerging environmental factors and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies.

We believe that this Special Issue will strengthen the scientific evidence of the detrimental effects of environmental pollution on the cardiovascular system and cater to the needs of the readers interested in environmental cardiology.

Dr. Argacha Jean-François
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • exposomic risk
  • myocardial infarction
  • stroke
  • arterial hypertension
  • noise
  • particle matter
  • dioxins
  • bisphenol
  • oxidative stress
  • inflammation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type: review
Tentative title: are we all equal before the cardiovascular effects of air pollutants?
Authors: Tom De potter and Argacha Jean-François
Affiliations: Department of Cardiology, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), 1090 Brussels, Belgium.
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