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Metabolism, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases - from Basic Research to Clinical Practice

The special issue on “Metabolism, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases -from Basic Research to Clinical Practice” is edited by Aijun Sun from Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China.

Aijun Sun
Guest Editor of Cardiology Plus
M.D., Ph.D., FAHA, FESC.

Shanghai Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China.

Professor Dr. Aijun Sun is the faculty member of Zhongshan Hospital affiliated Fudan University; the committee member of Chinese Society of Cardiology; and the vice director of Shanghai Clinical Center for Cardiovascular Diseases.

She acquired Doctor Degree in Shanghai Second Medical University in 2002, worked as visiting scholar in Essen University, Germany in 2003, and University of Texas (Houston), US in 2014. The major research interest of Dr. Sun is the molecular mechanisms and translational study on heart failure (HF). Her group discovered that the mutation of Cardiac Sodium Channel Gene (SCN5A) caused cardiac injury through mitochondrial dysfunction, which expanded the recognition of inherited HF. Her group clarified the novel mechanisms by which mitochondrial enzyme such as ALDH2 could slow down HF progression via maintaining the metabolic homeostasis and subsequent enhancement of myocardial protection and improvement of revascularization. She is in charge of 12 national research grants, and the first or corresponding authors of more than 60 research manuscripts published in leading periodicals including Circulation, Circ Res. She was awarded the title of “National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker” in 2014 and the First Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award in 2019. She was also the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2017 and the China Youth Science and Technology Award in 2019.

Main Purpose of the Special Issue:

The mechanism, clinical manifestation, detection index and therapeutic strategies targeting the association between metabolism and inflammation in cardiovascular diseases.


  1.  The mitochondrial-inflammation circuit in cardiovascular diseases.
  2.  The association between the selectivity of metabolic pathway and cardiovascular inflammation.
  3.  The role of adipose tissue and corresponding adipocytokine in cardiovascular diseases.
  4.  Immune cell metabolism in cardiovascular diseases.
  5.  Targeting inflammation regulates cardiovascular metabolism.

We welcome the articles of basic and clinical related to metabolism or inflammation and cardiovascular diseases, especially original articles and review articles, submitted to Cardiology Plus through our system  


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Abstract Word Guideline​​

Figure/Table Limit

Reference Limit

Original Article


200-500 words maximum,
structured abstract (Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion)​



Review Article


200-500 words maximum,
unstructured abstract



For other article type, please refer to author instructions: cardioplus/ Pages/instructionsforauthors.aspx#17

Please indicate in the cover letter that your article is for “Metabolism, Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases - from Basic Research to Clinical Practice”. The submission deadline is December 10, 2022. We are looking forward to your articles!

About the Cardiology Plus

Junbo Ge
Department of Cardiology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China

Aims and Scope
Cardiology Plus (ISSN: 2470-7511) is an international, English-language, peer-reviewed, and open-access journal covering the field of cardiovascular medicine and related multidisciplinary fields. Cardiology Plus is an official journal of the Chinese Cardiovascular Association (CCA) and is published quarterly.

Cardiology Plus aims to publish high-quality research, including, but not limited to, technical advances in multidisciplinary therapy, biomarkers, imaging, physiology, pathology, and epidemiology in cardiovascular medicine. Contributions related to cardiovascular medicine also include basic science, nutrition, nursing, rehabilitation, public health, human genetics, environment, education, and sociology.

Cardiology plus is a professional exchange forum in the cardiovascular field. In addition to publishing original research on the latest development in Cardiology, editorial, review, meta-analysis, perspective, opinion, consensus and guideline, tutorial review, and letters from readers are also welcome.

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