Mechanisms Underlying Greater Propensity for Cardiovascular Disease in High Risk Populations

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and Worldwide. While CVD can affect all individuals, it is well documented that some populations are at a greater risk for the development of CVD as well as deaths associated with CVD. The Editors of AJP-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology extend an invitation to submit original research articles related to mechanisms of elevated CVD in high-risk populations. Topics within the scope of this Call include, but are not limited to:

  • Human and in vivo animal studies investigating mechanisms associated with elevated prevalence of cardiovascular disease in “high-risk” populations:
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms resulting in elevated cardiovascular disease risk in various populations – and how these mechanisms may differ among populations.
  • Interventions and treatments to prevent the onset of risk factors for cardiovascular disease or delay / reverse the progression of overt cardiovascular disease.
  • The role of sex and/or aging on mechanisms associated with elevated cardiovascular disease risk.
  • Novel methods to detect and mitigate risk leading to cardiovascular disease.

Manuscripts should be submitted online via eJournal Press. Manuscripts may be submitted anytime, but to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, they must be submitted by December 31, 2019. During the online submission process, under the “Keywords & Special Sections” tab, please use the “Category” dropdown menu and select: “Call for Papers: 2018 Mechanisms Underlying Greater Propensity for Cardiovascular Disease in High Risk Populations .” All manuscripts accepted from this Call for Papers will be included in a unique online article collection, further highlighting this important topic. The article collection may also include specially commissioned Review articles related to the topic. Dr. R. Matthew Brothers will serve as the Guest Editor for this Call.