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A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
Impact Factor 1,632
Frequency: Bi-Monthly
ISSN 0021-9509
Online ISSN 1827-191X


International Editorial Board
Consulting Editor: F. VEITH, New York, U.S.A.
Chief-Editor: L. CASTELLANI, Tours, France
Cardiac section: T. CARREL, Berne, Switzerland – M. CARRIER, Montreal, Canada – L.H. COHN, Boston, U.S.A.
R.J. DAMIANO, St. Louis, U.S.A. – N. DOLL, Stuttgart, Germany – T. E. FELDMAN, Evanston, USA
B.P. GRIFFITH, Pittsburgh, U.S.A. – R. KORFER, Duisburg, Germany – T. KURATANI, Osaka, Japan
I.E. KONSTANTINOV, Melbourne, Australia – T. MODINE, Lille, France – M.R. MOON, St. Louis, U.S.A.
L. NOYEZ, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – J. PEPPER, London, U.K. – H.V. SCHAFF, Rochester, U.S.A.
S. SCHÜLER, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK – M. SIEPE, Freiburg, Germany – M. THIELMANN, Essen, Germany
O. WENDLER, London, U.K.
Vascular section: E. ASCHER, New York, U.S.A. – G. BELCARO, Chieti, Italy – T. CHUTER, San Francisco, U.S.A.
R. CHIESA, Milan, Italy – A.J. COMEROTA, Toledo, U.S.A. – L. DAVIDOVIC, Belgrade, Serbia
G. J. DE BORST, Utrecth, The Netherlands – P. GLOVICZKI, Rochester, U.S.A. – H.-H. ECKSTEIN, Munich, Germany
M.J. JACOBS, Maastricht, The Netherlands – M. LACHAT, Zurich, Switzerland – A.N. NICOLAIDES, London, U.K.
C. PRATESI, Florence, Italy – D. SCHEINERT, Leipzig, Germany – T.V. SCHROEDER, Copenhagen, Denmark
A. STELLA, Bologna, Italy – U. ULUS, Ankara, Turkey – C.K. ZARINS, Stanford, U.S.A.
Endovascular section: P. BECQUEMIN, Creteil, France – P. BERGERON, Marseille, France
J.D. BLANKENSTEIJN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – M. BOSIERS, Dendermonde, Belgium
L.J. BRUNKWALL, Cologne, Germany – N. CHESHIRE, London, U.K. – F.J. CRIADO, Baltimore, U.S.A.
M.D. DAKE, Stanford, U.S.A. – L. DE KERCHOVE, Brussels, Belgium – J.-P.P.M. DE VRIES, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
K. DELOOSE, Dendermonde, Belgium – P. M. KASPRZAK, Regensburg, Germany – K. KATSANOS, London, U.K.
R. KOLVENBACH, Dusseldorf, Germany – Z. KRAJCER, Houston, U.S.A. – S. HAULON, Lille, France
R. HINCHLIFFE, London, U.K. – C. D. LIAPIS, Athens, Greece – M. MALINA, Skane, Sweden – J. MAY, Sidney, Australia
F. L. MOLL, Utrecht, The Netherlands – R. NAYLOR, Leicester, U.K. – C. A. NIENABER, Rostock, Germany
J.C. PARODI, Buenos Aires, Argentina – P. PEETERS, Bonheiden, Belgium – C. RABBIA, Turin, Italy – R. E. ROSELLI, Cleveland, U.S.A.
C. SCHONHOLZ, Charleston, U.S.A. – C. SETACCI, Siena, Italy – M. TARAMASSO, Zurich, Switzerland – G. TEPE, Rosenheim, Germany
M.M. THOMPSON, London, U.K. – J. VAN DEN BERG, Lugano, Switzerland – M.R. VAN SAMBEEK, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
R.A. WHITE, Torrance, U.S.A.
Managing Editor: A. OLIARO, Turin, Italy