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Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal

Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal - Aug 2021 Cover The Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal is a golden open-access journal, that focuses on the rapidly emerging field of digital medicine across all areas of cardiology. We serve the global cardiovascular digital health communities by promoting high-quality science and supporting the ethical use of technologies and data in practice. Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal publishes original, innovative, and practice-changing research on any topic connected with digital health and technology in the field of cardiology.

Exciting News: We are delighted to announce the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal is now indexed on PubMed Central. By being indexed in PubMed Central, all articles published in the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal (including all content since Volume 1, Issue 1) are now searchable and available on PubMed. 

Journal Website

Journal Podcast: Dr. Hamid Ghanbari, Deputy Editor of the Journal, interviews the authors of published manuscripts as well as Though Leaders, to provide additional insights into the fast-paced field of cardiovascular digital health.  

Catch up on the latest episodes available on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, and Spotify.

Special Issue Call for Manuscripts: Preventive Digital Medicine

The Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal will focus its December 2022 issue on Preventive Digital Medicine. We are soliciting submissions of empirical research papers, reviews (systematic; meta-analyses), and perspectives that focus on the use of digital health technologies to improve cardiovascular health and reduce illness through behavior change. Submissions that examine associations of behavioral health measures from mobile health or electronic health sources with cardiovascular outcomes are also of interest.

Guest Editor: 
Belinda Borrelli, PhD
Director, Center for Behavioral Science Research
Director, Digital Health Initiative BU Hariri Institute for Computing
Professor, Boston University, Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, UK

Open Access Fees will be waived for accepted manuscripts!  Submission Deadline: July 1, 2022. 

Note: When submitting your manuscript, it is very important that you select the category labeled "Special Issue".  Unfortunately, we will not be able to waive the Open Access Fee if the manuscript is submitted using another category. 

Call for AbstracX

Theme: Transformation of Cardiovascular Care and Implementation of Real Solutions in Digital Health  

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Do you have a case study on a new workflow, strategy, or solution that could revolutionize the delivery of digital cardiovascular care and assist your colleagues in their practice? We would love to hear about it! 
In the spirit of being unconventional, we have put a spin on traditional abstracts. At HRX abstracX will feature: 

  • A "Tell a Story/Case Study" Category: In addition to the more traditional scientific abstracts, HRX also includes a "storytelling" category to share real-life experiences about the transformation of cardiovascular care and the implementation of real solutions in digital health.
  • Presentation of AbstracX: Accepted abstracX will share their research and stories on stage during a five minute/three slide presentation, during the daily AbstracX sessions.
  • Online AbstracX Supplement: All accepted abstracX will be published in an online supplement of the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal.
  • Complimentary Publication in CVDHJ for Top 10 AbstracX: The abstracX receiving a top 10 rating will be invited to submit their full manuscripts for consideration by the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal. If accepted for publication, CVDHJ will offer complimentary publication for these manuscripts.
  •  A Feature on the CVDHJ Podcast: Authors of the top 10 abstracX will be invited to discuss their findings in an interview with Dr. Hamid Ghanbari (Deputy Editor) on a future CVDHJ Journal podcast.

Submission Deadline: May 23, 2022 

About the Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal

Manuscript Categories
  1. Full Length Articles - Original Clinical or Original Experimental 
  2. Contemporary Reviews (Solicited and Unsolicited)
  3. Study Designs/Research Methods
  4. Case Reports
  5. Short Reports
  6. Perspectives
  7. Images
  8. Letters to the Editor
  9. Editorial Commentary

Details about the requirements for each category are available in the Authors' Guide. 

Areas of Focus
  • Big Data
  • Clinical and research implementation
  • Clinical trials 
  • Innovative Trial Design (MOST, N of 1, etc)
  • Comparative Effectiveness
  • Impact of digital and mobile technologies 
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Behavioral medicine

       i) Health Behaviors, and digital cardiology
       ii) Social Media based Studies
       iii) Behavioral Science AND preventive Medicine

  • Genetics and Digital Medicine
  • Data analytic methodologies & machine learning
  • Meta-Analysis
  • New Device/Low cost Devices
  • Health information and management systems (e.g. EMR, decision support)
  • Bias and diversity in AI models
  • Robotic and AI
  • Biomedical Sensors
  • Implementation science and pragmatic trials
  • Longitudinal monitoring, screening and detection
  • Personalized health
  • Signal processing
  • Virtual healthcare and telemedicine
  • Augmented, virtual and mixed reality
  • Cybersecurity of medical devices
  • Health policy and public health
Publishing Charge Discounts

The Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal is an open-access journal with no subscription charges. An Article Publishing Charge (APC) is payable by the author or research funder if the manuscript is accepted to cover the costs associated with publication. This ensures the article will be immediately and permanently free to access by everyone. The Article Publishing Charge for this Journal is USD $2,800, excluding taxes. HRS member receive a 25% discount.

Editorial Board


David D. McManus, MD, MSci, FHRS, FACC, FAHA 
Richard M. Haidack Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
UMass Chan Medical School, Worcester, MA

Deputy Editor

Hamid Ghanbari, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Associated Editors

Zachi Itzhak Attia, MSEE
Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Belinda Borrelli, PhD
Center for Behavioral Science Research, Boston University’s Mobile & Electronic Health-ARC
Boston University, Boston, MA

Ki Chon, PhD
Biomedical Engineering Department
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Chunyu Liu, PhD
Boston University, Boston, MA

Suneet Mittal, MD, FHRS
Electrophysiology & Cardiology
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ

Section Editors

Honghuang Lin, PhD
Medicine Computational Biomedicine
Boston University, Boston, MA

Jomol Mathew, PhD
Biomedical Informatics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

David J. Slotwiner, MD, FHRS
Division of Cardiology
New York Presbyterian Queens
Weill Cornell Medical College School of Health Policy & Research, New York, NY

Paul D. Varosy, MD, FHRS
VAECHCS/University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Editorial Board Members

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