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Call for papers - Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care

Guest Editors:
Gup Iloh: Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Nigeria, and Rhema University, Nigeria
Csaba Móczár: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 May 2024
 

BMC Primary Care is calling for submissions to our Collection on Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading global cause of mortality, primarily driven by ischemic heart disease and stroke. The prevalence of heart and circulatory diseases poses a significant burden on public health, particularly in countries with aging populations, where disparities in CVD incidence and outcomes are observed due to variations in behavioral and inherent risk factors, as well as societal inequalities.


New Content ItemThis collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG3: Good Health and Well-Being, and SDG10: Reducing Inequalities.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Gup Iloh: Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Nigeria, and Rhema University, Nigeria

Professor Gup Iloh is a Consultant Special Grade I and Postgraduate Medical College Fellow in Family Medicine with Federal Medical Centre Umuahia, Nigeria. He is a full professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at Rhema University, Nigeria. He is the Pioneer Head of the Department of Family Medicine, FMC Umuahia and the former Director of Postgraduate Studies at the institution. His academic and professional qualifications are MBBS, MPH, MPA, MSc-PH, Fellow of Medical College of Family Medicine (FMCFM), Fellow of West African College of Physicians (FWACP), PhD-Public Health (Epidemiology and Disease Control:-Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology), Postgraduate Doctor of Medicine (MD) of National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Fellow of Society of Environmental and Public Health of Nigeria (FSEPH) and  Fellow of Society of Environmental and Public Health of West Africa (FSEPHWA). He has published extensively in national and international journals (Thomson Reuters/Web of Science, PubMed & SCOPUS/Scimago Journals) having more than 110 highly citable original articles with 102 articles as principal author in areas of research such as cardiovascular and cardio-metabolic health, preventive cardiology, quality of care and hospital medicine, primary care, epidemiology, family medicine, geriatric medicine, emergency medicine, communicable and non-communicable diseases, etc. He is a member of Review Boards of reputable national and international journals and has reviewed more than 10,000 manuscripts. He is also a member of Editorial Boards of international and national journals having edited more than 500 manuscripts, particularly for BMC Primary Care. Professor Iloh has also reviewed and contributed to several international and national textbooks. He has been a guest and keynote speaker at international and national symposia and conferences. 
 

Csaba Móczár: Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Dr Móczár is an associate lecturer and clinical trainer of the Department of Family Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He is specialized in Family Medicine and works as a family doctor. His research interests primarily focus on the preventive care of cardiovascular diseases in primary care. As a board member of the Hungarian Society of Hypertension, he also participates in its research activity. Furthermore, he is the editor-in-chief of a Hungarian journal for general practitioners dealing with cardiovascular prevention.

About the Collection

BMC Primary Care is calling for submissions to our Collection on Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care.

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading global cause of mortality, primarily driven by ischemic heart disease and stroke. The prevalence of heart and circulatory diseases poses a significant burden on public health, particularly in countries with aging populations, where disparities in CVD incidence and outcomes are observed due to variations in behavioral and inherent risk factors, as well as societal inequalities.

To address these challenges, primary care healthcare professionals (HCPs) play a crucial role in preventing, identifying, and managing cardiovascular disease. Their objective is to alleviate the global burden of the disease by reducing hospitalizations and deaths. Within primary care settings, HCPs can identify cardiovascular risk factors, offer patient education and suggest lifestyle modifications, ensure early diagnosis of CVD, and promote medication adherence, hypertension management, and lipid management. In primary care, HCPs have the ability to create personalized treatment plans, which is particularly relevant when comorbidities are present (e.g., diabetes, depression, and COPD) and affect disease management. The evaluation of diagnostic tools in primary care is also vital for assessing disease severity, identifying comorbidities, and determining the effectiveness of interventions and prognostic outcomes.

In this Collection, BMC Primary Care aims to support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being and SDG10: Reducing Inequalities by collating high-quality research related to the management and prevention of CVD by healthcare professionals working in primary care, and resolving inequalities in CVD diagnosis, care, and outcomes.

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  1. The salutogenic theory forms the basis for health promotion and describes health as a continuum from a dis-ease pole of health to an ease pole. The core concept for the salutogenic theory is sense of coherence...

    Authors: Lisbeth M. Johansson, Eleonor I. Fransson, Hans Lingfors and Marie Golsäter
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:105
  2. Cardiovascular diseases are becoming more frequent throughout the world. Adherence to both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, as well as lifestyles, is important for good management and control...

    Authors: Álvaro Carbonell-Soliva, Rauf Nouni-García, Adriana López-Pineda, Alberto Cordero-Fort, Virtudes Pérez-Jover, Jose A. Quesada, Domingo Orozco-Beltrán, Andreu Nolasco, Jose Maria Castellano-Vázquez, Jose Joaquín Mira-Solves, Vicente F. Gil-Guillen and Concepción Carratala-Munuera
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:59
  3. Hypertension is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality if not properly managed. Primary care has a major impact on these outcomes if its strengths, such as continuity of care, are deployed wisely. The anal...

    Authors: Christoph Strumann, Nicola J. Engler, Wolfgang C. G. von Meissner, Paul-Georg Blickle and Jost Steinhäuser
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:54
  4. Australian cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines recommend absolute CVD risk assessment, but less than half of eligible patients have the required risk factors recorded due to fragmented implement...

    Authors: Carissa Bonner, Samuel Cornell, Kristen Pickles, Carys Batcup, Carl de Wet, Mark Morgan, Kim Greaves, Denise O’Connor, Anna L Hawkes, Paul Crosland, Niamh Chapman and Jenny Doust
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2024 25:49
  5. People living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLWH) have an increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) compared with people without HIV. The multimorbidity of NCDs and HIV increases the ne...

    Authors: Abebe Sorsa Badacho and Ozayr Haroon Mahomed
    Citation: BMC Primary Care 2023 24:244

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select Prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.