Cardiovascular Medicine

Publishing reviews from recognized experts in the field, covering current topics and news pertaining to cardiology, angiology, hypertension, cardiovascular surgery, as well as other related disciplines, and selected reports of original research.

The journal is the official publication of the Swiss Society for Angiology, the Swiss Society of Cardiac Surgery, the Swiss Society of Hypertension, and the Swiss Paediatric Cardiology Society.

Editorial Board


Prof. Dr. med. Andreas J. Flammer

Head Heart Failure and Transplantation, University Heart Center Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. François Mach

Chef de service, Service de cardiologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Matt

Head Cardiac Surgery, Heart Center, Canton Hospital Lucerne, Switzerland

Senior Editor

Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Lüscher

Director of Research, Education and Development and Consultant of Cardiology, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust and Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Deputy Editors

Dr. med. Luca Koechlin

Universitäres Herzzentrum Basel, Universitätsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

PD Dr. med. Philippe Meyer

Service de cardiologie, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Barbara Stähli

Klinik für Kardiologie, Universitätsspital Zürich, Switzerland

Section Editors

Prof. Dr. med. Haran Burri

Service de cardiologie, Hôpital Cantonal, HUG, Genève, Switzerland

Dr. med. Alain Delabays

Service de médecine, Ensemble Hospitalier de la Côte, Morges, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Georg Ehret

Service de cardiologie, Hôpital Cantonal, HUG, Genève, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Kühne

Kardiologie, Kantonsspital Basel, Switzerland

Dr. med. Alexandre Pelouzze

Service de Chirurgie Cardiaque, Hôpital de Sion, Sion, Switzerland

PD Dr. med. Clarence Pingpoh, MHBA

Universitätsklinik für Herzchirurgie, Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Dr. med. Alberto Pozzoli

Istituto Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

PD Dr. med. Héctor Rodríguez Cetina Biefer

Klinik für Herzchirurgie, Herzzentrum, Universitätsspital Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Windecker

Kardiologie, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Michel Zuber

Privatpraxis, Othmarsingen, Switzerland

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Publishing Principles

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CVM adheres to the “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing”. 

EMH Swiss Medical Publishers Ltd. guarantees the editorial independence of the journal. 

The editors have total responsibility, authority, and accountability for the scientific content of the journal "Cardiovascular Medicine". 

To maintain editorial independence, the principles formulated by the World Association of Medical Editors (“The Relationship Between Journal Editors-in-Chief and Owners”) are observed. 

An influence of the content by economic interests is excluded. 

CVM is indexed in Scopus, EmbaseROAD, DOAJ, Crossref, Dimensions, Altmetric. Articles published in the journal “Cardiovascular Medicine” are preserved in CLOCKSS, a secure dark archive. 


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CVM accepts advertisements to finance the open access publication without page charges, and the production of the printed edition. Other sources of income are subscriptions of the print version and the sale of reprints, rights, and royalties. 

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EMH thus guarantees the editorial independence of the journal. Advertisements are not related in any way to editorial decisions. 


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ISSN print version: 1664-2031 
ISSN online version: 1664-204X