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E-Book for August issue online


E-Book for August issue online


August Issue is Online

Our August Issue is now Online

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June 2014 Issue now online

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new e-book online


Cardiovascular MRI focus issue online at www.thecdt.org

Our new issue focused on cardiovascular MRI is now online:


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next issue focused on CMR

the upcoming issue of 'Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy' www.thecdt.org will be focused on cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.
several of the submissions are already 'online' at:

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New Issue Online

check the new issue of 'Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy'
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CDT listed in PubMed


CDT is now indexed by PubMed & PubMed Central
Published: 2013-11-01
The Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (CDT) is now indexed by PubMed and PubMed Central (PMC), two important and extensive biomedical digital databases, which means authors publishing in CDT will enjoy maximum exposure of their research. CDT would like to express sincere gratitude for the continued and vigorous support and contributions from all the authors, reviewers and readers.

PMC is a web-based repository and retrieval system, managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine. There is no doubt that indexing on PubMed Central will enhance the visibility of articles published in CDT, as abstracts and full articles will be more easily accessed by users. CDT strongly supports the PMC goal of open access and international collaboration, as this mirrors one of the fundamental goals of CDT.

CDT quarterly-published, peer reviewed and open access journal, which accepts basic and clinical science submissions related to Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery. The journal also embraces submission regarding the relationship between socioeconomic and environmental factor and cardiovascular health, the impact of global climate change and the role of art in medicine, etc. CDT features an additional column named ‘Art and Medicine’.

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Air pollution, traffic noise, and atherosclerosis: the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study

A recent article from the West German Heart Center in Essen, Germany published in the European Heart journal discusses the relationship between air pollution, traffic noise, and cardiovascular disease (1).

The authors describe that recent data have linked living close to high traffic to subclinical atherosclerosis, but that it remains unclear if fine particulate matter (PM) air pollution or noise are responsible for the association. The authors therefore investigated the independent associations of long-term exposure to fine PM and road traffic noise with thoracic aortic calcification (TAC), a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis.

The authors used baseline data (2000-2003) from the German Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study, a population-based cohort of 4814 randomly selected participants. They assessed residential long-term exposure to PM and road traffic noise including night-time noise (Lnight). Thoracic aortic calcification was quantified from non-contrast enhanced electron beam computed tomography. Multiple linear regression was used to estimate associations of environmental exposures with ln (TAC+1), adjusting for each other, individual, and neighbourhood characteristics. In 4238 participants (mean age 60 years, 49.9% male), PM2.5 (aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5 µm) and Lnight are both associated with an increasing TAC-burden of 18.1% (95% CI: 6.6; 30.9%) per 2.4 µg/m3 PM2.5 and 3.9% (95% CI 0.0; 8.0%) per 5dB(A) Lnight, respectively, in the full model and after mutual adjustment. The authors did not observe effect measure modification of the PM2.5 association by Lnight or vice versa.

The authors conclude that long-term exposure to fine PM and night-time traffic noise are both independently associated with subclinical atherosclerosis and may both contribute to the association of traffic proximity with atherosclerosis.This topic is increasingly discussed in the medical literature worldwide (2).


Kälsch H, Hennig F, Moebus S, Möhlenkamp S, Dragano N, Jakobs H, Memmesheimer M, Erbel R, Jöckel KH, Hoffmann B; on behalf of the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study Investigative Group. Are air pollution and traffic noise independently associated with atherosclerosis: the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study. Eur Heart J. 2013 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]
Meng X, Ma Y, Chen R, Zhou Z, Chen B, Kan H. Size-fractionated particle number concentrations and daily mortality in a Chinese city. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Oct;121(10):1174-8.

e-Book for June Issue now online


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June Issue Alert

New Issue Alert: CDT June 2013

Issue Highlights:

- Left ventricular energy model predicts adverse events in women with suspected myocardial ischemia: results from the NHLBI-sponsored women’s ischemia syndrome evaluation (WISE) study


- Global Environmental Threats: why they are hard to see and how a medical model may contribute to their understanding


- The nature of growth


March issue Online


March Issue Online

our march issue is online
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eBook for mobile devices now available

the eBook version of our journal is now available on our website www.thecdt org
Like the journal itself, the eBook is open-access

eBook for mobile devices now available

the eBook version of our journal is now available on our website www.thecdt org
Like the journal itself, the eBook is open-access

December issue is now online

The December issue of 'Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy' is now online:

all articles can be downloaded on an open-access basis