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    Editor-in-Chief

    Nikolaos Papanas

    Nikolaos Papanas
    Democritus University of Thrace , Greece
    Email: papanasnikos@yahoo.gr
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    Sanjeev U Nair
    Co-Founder
    Cardiovascular Hospitalist Elective Program Hartford Hospital
    Hartford Hospital
    USA
    doc_nsu@rediffmail.com
    IJVSM

    Research Interest: Cardiac arrest, Therapeutic Hypothermia and Cardiovascular Interventions.

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    Dipak P Ramji
    Reader School of Biosciences Cardiff University
    UK
    Ramji@cardiff.ac.uk
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    Research Interest: His research is focused on the impact of the immune and inflammatory responses in atherosclerosis with emphasis on the action of cytokines on macrophages.

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    Zufeng Ding
    Department of Cardiology
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    USA
    ZDing@uams.edu
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    Research Interest: Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Ischemia, Inflammation, LOX-1, PCSK9.

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    Hani Mohamed Mahmoud
    Adult Cardiologist
    Department of Cardiology
    Hofuf, Al-Ahsa
    Saudi Arabia
    dr.hany@hotmail.com
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    Research Interest:  Narrative reporting; interim reporting; corporate governance mechanisms; international accounting standards; cost of capital; and analysts reports.

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    Konstantinos Spanos
    Vascular Surgery
    University General Hospital of Larissa
    Greece
    spanos.kon@gmail.com
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    Research Interest: My research field is mainly Vascular and Endovascular surgery, the wide range of our specialty.

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    Asimakis Gkremoutis
    Professor
    Department of Vascular Surgery
    Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
    UK
    asimakis.gkremoutis@nhs.net
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    Publications:

    1.    Gkremoutis A., Schmandra T., Meyn M., Schmitz-Rixen T., Keese M. Hybrid approach to emergent and urgent treatment of complex thoracoabdominal aortic pathology. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg (2014) 48, 407e413

               

    2.    Bisdas T, Borowski M, Torsello G, Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D,  Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Lang W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Stavroulakis K, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. A Current practice of first-line treatment strategies in patients with critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul 14. pii: S0741-5214(15)01004-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.04.441.                   

    3.    Meyer A, Lang W, Borowski M, Torsello G, Bisdas T, Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D,  Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Lang W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Stavroulakis K, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. In-hospital outcomes in patients with critical limb ischemia and end-stage renal disease after revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Apr;63(4):966-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.10.009. Epub 2016 Feb 1.

    4.    Bisdas T, Borowski M, Stavroulakis K, Torsello G, Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D,  Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Lang W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. Endovascular Therapy Versus Bypass Surgery as First-Line Treatment Strategies for Critical Limb Ischemia: Results of the Interim Analysis of the CRITISCH Registry. JACC Cardiovasc. Interv. 2016 2016 Dec 26;9(24):2557-2565. doi: 10.1016/j.jcin.2016.09.039.       

    5.    Bisdas T., Steinbauer M., Torsello G., Uhl C., Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D,  Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Lang W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. Outcomes After Endovascular Revascularization in Octogenarians and Non-Octogenarians With Critical Limb Ischemia. J Endovasc Ther.2017 Jun 1:1526602817711424. doi: 10.1177/1526602817711424

                           

    6.    Gkremoutis A, Zierer A, Schmitz-Rixen T, Ahmad AES, Kaiser E, Keese M, Schmandra T. Staged Treatment of Mega Aortic Syndrome using the Frozen Elephant Trunk and Hybrid Thoracoabdominal Repair.J. Thorac  Cardiovasc Surg 2017 Jun 24. pii: S0022-5223(17)31357-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.06.038.


    7.    Stavroulakis K, Borowski M, Torsello G, Bisdas T, Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D, Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Lang W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. Association between statin therapy and amputation-free survival in patients with critical limb ischemia in the CRITISCH registry. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1534-1542. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.115. Epub 2017 Aug 12.


    8.    Meyer A, Fiessler C, Stavroulakis K, Torsello G, Bisdas T, Lang W. Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D, Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. Outcomes of dialysis patients with critical limb ischemia after revascularization compared with patients with normal renal function. J. Vasc Surg 2018 Mar 26. pii: S0741-5214(18)30166-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.12.048.


    9.    Stavroulakis K, Borowski M., Torsello G, Bisdas T, Adili F, Balzer K, Betz T, Billing A, Böckler D, Brixner D, Debus SE, Donas KP, Eckstein HH, Florek HJ, Gkremoutis A, Grundmann R, Hupp T, Keck T, Gerß J, Klonek W, Ludwig U, May B, Meyer A, Mühling B, Oberhuber A, Reinecke H, Reinhold C, Ritter RG, Schelzig H, Schlensack C, Schmitz-Rixen T, Schulte KL, Spohn M, Steinbauer M, Storck M, Trede M, Weis-Müller B, Wenk H, Zeller T, Zimmermann A. One-Year Results of First-Line Treatment Strategies in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (CRITISCH Registry). J EndovascTher.2018Jun;25(3):320-329. doi: 10.1177/1526602818771383. Epub 2018 Apr 26.


    10.    Aeckersberg G, Gkremoutis A, Schmitz-Rixen T, Kaiser E. The relevance of low-fidelity virtual reality simulators compared with other learning methods in basic endovascular skills training. JVascSurg.2019Jan;69(1):227-235. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2018.10.047.


    11.    Stavroulakis K, Gkremoutis A, Borowski M., Torsello G, Böckler D, Zeller T, Steinbauer M, Tsilimparis N, Bisdas T, CRITISCH Collaborators. Bypass Grafting vs Endovascular Therapy in Patients With Non-Dialysis-Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease and Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (CRITISCH Registry). J Endovasc Ther. 2020 Jul 7;1526602820938465. doi: 10.1177/1526602820938465. Online ahead of print.


    12.    Gkremoutis A, Bisdas T, Torsello G, Schmitz-Rixen, T, Tsilimparis N, Stavroulakis K, CRITISCH Collaborators. Early Outcomes of patients with chronic kidney disease after revascularization for critical limb ischaemia. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2020 Dec 14. doi: 10.23736/S0021-9509.20.11661-6.


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    Tong Liu
    Department of Cardiology
    Tianjin Medical University
    China
    liutongdoc@126.com
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    Research Interest: Atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias, coronary heart disease and heart failure.

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    Song LP
    Department of Vascular Surgery
    Capital Medical University
    China
    drliposong@126.com
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    Research Interest: Peripheral vascular disease, Cerebrovascular diseases, Endovascular therapy, Open surgery, antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy for vascular disease.

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    Grigorios Korosoglou
    Department of Cardiology
    University of Heidelberg
    Germany
    gkorosoglou@hotmail.com
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    Research Interest: Cardiovascular Imaging (cardiac CT; cardiac MRI), Inteventional cardiology

     Vascular interventions.


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    Andrea Flex
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine
    Catholic University School of Medicine Rome
    Italy
    andrea.flex@rm.unicatt.it
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    Research Interest: Clinical evaluations regarding system diseases Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular , High blood pressure , diseases of the respiratory system Carotid Vertebral , gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary system.


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    Yanwen Qin
    Professor
    Capital Medical University
    China
    qinyanwen@vip.126.com
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    Research Interest: Lipid metabolism; Atherosclerosis; Aortic Aneurysm , Atherosclerotic diseases.

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    Sankalp Sehgal
    Assistant Professor
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Drexel University College of Medicine
    USA
    Sankalp.Sehgal@DrexelMed.edu
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    Research Interest: Field of Medicine and Science.

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    Karthikeyan Krishnamurthy
    Columbus Cardiology
    The Ohio State University
    USA
    Karthikeyan.Krishnamurthy@osumc.edu
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    Research Interest: Molecular mechanisms in cardiovascular disease; Stem cell & microRNA research model; Apoptotic study model; Ischemic–Reperfusion injury model; Coronary ligation model; Atherosclerosis model; Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.

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    Germano Guerra
    Department of Medicine and Health Sciences
    University of Molise
    Italy
    germano.guerra@unimol.it
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    Research Interest: Endothelial Progenitor Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Endovascular Catheters, Aortic Aneurysms.

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    Massimo Capoccia
    Cardiac, Transplant and VADs Surgery Golden Jubilee National Hospital
    University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
    UK
    capoccia@doctors.org.uk
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    Research Interest: Broad experience in adult and paediatric cardiothoracic surgery.

    Significant experience in the management of heart and lung failure patients with heart and lung transplantation and LVADs implantation (HeartWare HVAD, HeartMate II, Levitronix Centrimag, Synergy Circulite). Active involvement in the management of ECMO, EVLP, and OCS System.

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