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Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

Online ISSN: 2399-7400

Wilbert S. Aronow MD (Editor-in-Chief)

Harvard Medical School

Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT) is a bimonthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers manuscripts on diagnosis and treatment of vascular and related diseases.

Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, meeting reports, case reports, innovations in clinical practice, letters and drug clinical trial studies.

VDT welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e-mail and send it to: alternatively to:

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by VDT, is properly cited.

Wilbert S. Aronow MD

Wilbert S. Aronow MD is Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA. Dr. Aronow received his MD from Harvard Medical School. He has edited 14 books and is author or co-author of 1,521 papers, 399 commentaries or Letters to the Editor, and 1,047 abstracts and is presenter or co-presenter of 1,410 talks at meetings. Dr. Aronow is a Fellow of the ACC, the AHA, the ACP, the ACCP, the ASPC, the AGS (Founding Fellow of Western Section), and the GSA. He has been a member of 144 editorial boards of medical journals, editor-in-chief of 2 journals, co-editor of 2 journals, deputy editor of 1 journal, executive editor of 2 journals, associate editor for 9 journals, and guest editor for 7 other medical journals.

He has received each year from 2001-2016 an outstanding teacher and researcher award from the medical residents and from 2001-2016 from the cardiology fellows at Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College. He has received awards from the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, the Gerontological Society of America, New York Medical College including the 2014 Chancellor’s Research Award, the F1000 Faculty Member of the Year Award for the Faculty of Cardiovascular Disorders in 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Walter Bleifeld Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to clinical research from the International Academy of Cardiology in July, 2010, and a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Cardiology in July, 2012.

He has been a member of 4 national guidelines committees including being a coauthor of the 2010 AMDA guidelines for heart failure, co-chair and first author of the 2011 ACC/AHA expert consensus document on hypertension in the elderly, coauthor of the 2015 AHA/ACC/ASH scientific statement on treatment of hypertension in patients with coronary artery disease, and is currently a member of the writing group of the 2017ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ AGS/APhA/ ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA guidelines for the management of patients with hypertension. He was a coauthor of a 2015 position paper from the International Lipid Expert Forum.

He was a consultant to the ACP Information and Educational Resource (PIER) on the module of aortic stenosis, a member of the Board of Directors of the ASPC, a member of the ACCP Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery Network Steering Committee, and a member of the Scientific Executive Committee of the International Academy of Cardiology. He was a peer reviewer of the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA/HFSA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure.

Associate Editors

Mahboob Alam

Department of Medicine, Section of Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston USA

Suresh Krishnamoorthy

Consultant in Cardiology
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton

Waleed Abdou Ibrahim Hamed

Assistant professor of Cardiology Menoufia University

Mark Laftavi

Director, Pancreas Transplant Program
Upstate Hospital University, USA

Khalid Bin Thani

Cardiology Division, Internal Medicine Department
Salmaniya Medical Complex, Ministry of Health
Manama, Bahrain

Editorial Board

Laurie Renae Armsby

Director of Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship
Oregon Health & Science University


Professor, Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist
Kafkas University Medical School

Hazem Khamis

Associated professor & Head of cardiology Department
October 6th University

Nivas Balasubramaniyam

Interventional Cardiology Fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, USA

Giuseppe Murdaca

Department of Internal Medicine, University of Genova

Khaled N. Leon

The National Heart Institute
Imbaba, Cairo, Egypt

Ankush Sharma

Institute of Clinical Physiology
National Research Council
Siena, Italy

Andrea Ballini

Clinical Investigator Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Neurosciences and Sense Organs
School of Medicine
University of Bari Aldo Moro Italy

Leonardo Roever

Department of Clinical Research
Federal University of Uberlândia

Emilka Mikołajewska

Department of Physiotherapy
Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

Guang Hao

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta University, Augusta

Early View

Volume 2, Issue 1

Serum aldosterone and coronary artery disease

Vida Nesarhoseini Mehdi Rasooli Mehrdad Taghipour

Research Article-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

December 22, 2016

Identification of two novel mutations associated with combined protein C and protein S deficiency

Tyler W Smith Isis SR Carter Valerie C Smith Cedric J Carter Ross TA MacGillivray

Research Article-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

January 05, 2017

A 36-year-old man with concomitant left ventricular apical thrombus and bilateral acute lower limb ischaemia: Is it only the heart to blame?

Joselyn Rwebembera William Manyilirah James Kayima Emmy Okello Tom Mwambu Michael Oketcho Isaac Ssinabulya Peter Lwabi

Case Series-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

January 05, 2017

Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1

Exercise rehabilitation for the treatment of intermittent claudication due to peripheral arterial disease of the lower extremities

Wilbert S. Aronow, MD, FACC, FAHA

Editorial Article-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

November 4, 2016

Outcomes in culprit only versus multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention in ST elevation myocardial infarction during index procedure

David Wong Waqas Ahmad Waleed Kayani Ameera Ahmed Ihab Hamzeh Salim S. Virani Hani Jneid Nasser Lakkis Mahboob Alam

Research Article-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

November 10, 2016

Dabigatran for intra-cardiac thrombus; Yet another promising role for novel oral anti-coagulants: A case report

Suresh Krishnamoorthy Tahir Ahmad Mahdi Halim Asok Venkataraman

Case Report-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

November 21, 2016

An overview of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes

Haiju H Chirayath

Brief commentary-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

November 24, 2016

Assessment of hemodialysis effect on left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony by tissue synchronization imaging

Waleed Abdou Ibrahim Hamed Mahmoud Kamel Rehab Yaseen

Research-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

November 29, 2016

A review of the efficacy and safety of several antihyperglycemic medications in the management of cardiovascular disease in diabetes

Mustafa Kinaan Erin Epstein Suzanne Quinn Martinez

Review-Vascular Diseases and Therapeutics (VDT)

November 30, 2016

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