Advancements in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Cardiac Health

Guest Editor

We are honored to have a panel of distinguished experts in the field of Advancements in Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Cardiac Health as guest editors for this special issue:

  • Dr. Renxi Li, Doctor of Medicine, The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences | Washington, D.C. | United States of America

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About Special Issue Overview

Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) remain the leading cause of mortality worldwide, necessitating ongoing research and development in the field of cardiovascular pharmacology and cardiac health. This special issue aims to explore the latest advancements in the pharmacological treatment of cardiovascular conditions and innovations in cardiac health management. We invite researchers, clinicians, and experts in the field to contribute original research articles, comprehensive reviews, and insightful case studies that highlight novel therapeutic approaches, drug development, and strategies for improving cardiac health.

Scope and Topics

The special issue will cover a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Novel Pharmacological Agents:
    • Development and clinical trials of new drugs for the treatment of heart failure, hypertension, arrhythmias, and other cardiovascular conditions.
    • Mechanisms of action and pharmacokinetics of emerging cardiovascular drugs.
  2. Personalized Medicine in Cardiology:
    • Genetic and biomarker studies for individualized treatment plans.
    • Pharmacogenomics and its application in cardiovascular therapeutics.
  3. Innovations in Drug Delivery Systems:
    • Advances in nanotechnology and targeted drug delivery for cardiac conditions.
    • Controlled release systems and their impact on treatment efficacy.
  4. Non-Pharmacological Interventions:
    • Integrative approaches combining pharmacology with lifestyle modifications, dietary interventions, and exercise.
    • The role of digital health and wearable technology in monitoring and managing cardiac health.
  5. Cardiac Regeneration and Repair:
    • Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine in the treatment of myocardial infarction and other cardiac injuries.
    • Tissue engineering and biomaterials for cardiac repair.
  6. Clinical Trials and Case Studies:
    • Results from recent clinical trials evaluating new cardiovascular drugs and treatments.
    • Case studies illustrating successful application of novel therapeutic strategies.
  7. Pharmacovigilance and Safety:
    • Post-marketing surveillance of cardiovascular drugs.
    • Strategies for minimizing adverse effects and drug interactions in cardiovascular therapy.
  8. Preventive Cardiology:
    • Strategies for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases through pharmacological and non-pharmacological means.
    • The role of public health initiatives and policies in promoting cardiac health.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines and submitted through the online submission system. Each submission will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest quality of published content. Authors are encouraged to present original research, innovative methodologies, and comprehensive reviews that contribute to the understanding and advancement of cardiovascular pharmacology and cardiac health.

Submit your manuscripts through Online Submission System or directly accepted by Editorial Office at

Deadline for Submissions: September 30th 2024.

We look forward to receiving your valuable contributions and to advancing the field of cardiovascular pharmacology and cardiac health through this special issue.

About the Guest Editor


          Doctor of Medicine

          Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Practice

          Scholarly Concentration in Clinical and Translational Research

Research Experiences

Research Assistant | PI: Stephen J Huddleston, M.D., PhD | Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School | Minneapolis, MN-April 2023 – Present

          Constructed the aortic surgery institutional database from University of Minnesota for surgical outcomes research

          Clinical outcome research on aortic dissection surgery, coronary revascularization, aortic and valve replacement using National Inpatient Sample database

          Initiated clinical study on characterizing Left Internal Mammary Artery (LIMA) conduit used in coronary artery bypass graft surgery using micro-computerized tomography (CT) and optic CT with the Visible Heart laboratories to correlate pre-operative patients’ characteristics and surgical outcomes

Research Assistant | PI: Bharat Ranganath, M.D. | Department of Plastic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associate | Washington, D.C.                                                    Feb 2022 – Present

• Investigated factors that predicted readmission following plastic surgery and the effect of COVID in readmission using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database


Research Assistant | PI: Homa Ahmadzia, M.D., MPH | Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associate | Washington, D.C.                 Jan 2022 – Present

• Investigated racial disparities and geographic factors in the rate of postpartum hemorrhage and severe maternal morbidity using National/Nationwide Inpatient Sample database

Research Assistant | PI: Babak Sarani, M.D., Susan Kartiko, M.D., PhD, Jordan Estroff, M.D. | Department of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associate | Washington, D.C.                                                              Jan 2022 – Present                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Redefine age of 55 as high mortality risk in ground level falls Trauma Quality Improvement Program database

Determine risk factors for amputation following severe lower extremity limb injury in TQIP

Examine the trend of acuity and complication of GSW (gunshot wound) in TQIP

Research Assistant | PI: Brett Shook, Ph.D. | Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and Department of Dermatology, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences | Washington, D.C.                                                                                                                     Jan 2023 – Present

• Comprehensive guide to the angiogenic niche during early (< 3 days) acute skin inflammation using single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq)

Research Assistant | PI: Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, M.D., Anton Sidawy, M.D., MPH| Division of Vascular Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associate | Washington, D.C.          Oct 2022 – Present

• Clinical outcome research in vascular surgery using American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement database and National/Nationwide Inpatient Sample

Academic Honours and Awards

2024 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Looking to the Future (LTTF) Medical Student Scholarship | The Society of Thoracic Surgeons                                                                                                                    Dec 2023

  A best-in-class education and workforce development program that helps general surgery residents and medical students pursue careers in cardiothoracic surgery (30 medical students and 30 residents each year)

  Provide mentorship for the best and brightest medical students or general surgery residents in hopes of encouraging them to pursue careers in cardiothoracic surgery.

The SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowship | Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS)             April 2023

  A national fellowship award (12 every year) to further student’s education and introduce the student to the application of rigorous scientific methods to clinical problems and underlying biologic processes important to patients with vascular disease

  Awarded project: a comprehensive guide to the angiogenic niche during early acute skin inflammation using single-cell RNA sequencing     

David E. Rogers Student Fellowship Award for Medical and Dental Students | New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)                                                                                                                                 March 2023

  A national fellowship (5 each award year) that enriches the educational experiences of medical and dental students through projects that bear on medicine and dentistry as they contribute to the health of communities, and to address the human needs of underserved or disadvantaged patients or populations

              Awarded project: An Extensive Retrospective Analysis on The Interactive Effect of Socioeconomic Status and Patient Location on Vascular Surgery Outcomes

Awards Nomination 20+ Million Readerbase

Journal Metrics:

Impact Factor 1.34
Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) 123
SJR Total Cites 15
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 0.144
h-index (2023) 12
PubMed NLM ID:  10148499
Google Scholar h5 index: 6
Iindex Copernicus Value: 105.52

Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 1297

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