CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Italy
Cardiovascular Ultrasound is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal covering clinical, technological, experimental, biological, and molecular aspects of ultrasound applications in cardiovascular physiology and disease.
Ultrasounds are the breakthrough technology of our time. It is exciting to work in such a field that has not fully expressed its potential. Echocardiography is the most cost-efficient technique and the natural comparator for any other technique, even highly sophisticated ones, because of its high clinical yield, the ability to assess anatomy and function, contractility and coronary flow reserve, and heart valve status, all in the same sitting; and, most importantly, with an ease of communication because it is performed by cardiologists who translate the results into clinical management. These features make it an unsurpassed tool for initial and follow-up use on patients with heart diseases.
Rosa Sicari, MD, PhD is the Head of the Echocardiography Lab. She has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals with a global impact factor greater than 450 and H-index 20. Current or past editorial board member and frequent reviewer of all major cardiology and imaging journals. Her main field of interest is related to cardiovascular imaging and ultrasounds, in particular. She is the Chair of the EAE Scientific Commmitee, which covers the preparation of the recommendations; of EuroEcho Programme, the proposals on behalf of EAE for the ESC annual meeting; the selection of the recipient of EAE Research Grant.