The European Medical Journal Editorial Board is composed of internationally renowned health experts, academics and clinicians. Regular contact with board members ensures that all comments, guidance and suggestions are received and handled appropriately.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Fernando Alfonso

Head of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa; Associate Professor of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.

Dr Pierfrancesco Agostoni

Interventional Cardiologist, Department of Cardiology, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands.

Dr Erick Alexanderson

Chairman of the Nuclear Cardiology Department, National Institute of Cardiology “Ignacio Chavez”, Mexico City, Mexico; President, Mexican Society of Cardiology

Prof Denilson Campos de Albuquerque

Associate Professor, Cardiology, State University of Rio de Janeiro; Co-ordinator of Cardiology Service/ Pedro Ernesto University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Co-ordinator of Brazilian Registry of Heart Failure (BREATHE) Registry – Brazilian Society of Cardiology; Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACA); Fellow of European Society of Cardiology (ESC); Member of ESC Heart Failure.

Dr Andy Wai Kwong Chan

Andy Wai Kwong Chan Heart Centre, Hong Kong.

Prof Çetin Erol

İbn-i Sina Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Dr Sazzli Kasim

Head of Cardiology, Hospital Director, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Madrid, Spain.

Dr Ronald J. Krone

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACA) and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI); Director of the International Cardioncology Society.

Prof Patrizio Lancellotti

Director of the GIGA Cardiovascular Sciences, Heart Valve Clinic, Echo Department, Intensive Care Unit University of Liège, Liège, Belgium; Past-President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI); Chair of the EACVI International Affair Committee.

Dr Carl J. Lavie

Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention; Director, Exercise Testing Laboratory; Staff Cardiologist, Echocardiographic Laboratory; Director, Stress Testing Laboratory, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Ochsner Clinical School, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia.

Prof Stephen Lee

Honorary Professor of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

Prof Jawahar L. Mehta

Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics; Director, Molecular Cardiology, Stebbins Chair in Cardiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Staff Cardiologist, Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.

Dr Augustine Odili

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.

Prof Robert L. Page

Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Department of Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado, USA.

Dr Carl J. Pepine

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida; Past-President, American College of Cardiology (2003-2004), Washington, D.C., USA.

Prof Khai Pham Gia

Councillor and Past President of Vietnam Heart Association, Vietnam.

Prof Fausto J. Pinto

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology; Chair, Cardiology Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal; President, European Society of Cardiology (2014-2016).

Prof Bertram Pitt

Professor Emeritus of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Heart Failure from the Heart Failure Society of America (2012), and Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (2013).

Dr Attila Roka

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Meridian, Missouri, USA.

Dr Gaetano Santulli

Columbia University Medical Center, R. Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, New York, USA.

Prof Dr Rainer Wessely

Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, Cologne; Professor of Medicine, University of Technology Munich and Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany.