6 February 2015
Radcliffe Cardiology announce launch of Cardiac Failure Review

February 2015, London - Radcliffe Cardiology is proud to announce the impending addition of a new journal, Cardiac Failure Review (CFR), to its existing portfolio of review journals. CFR will provide heart failure specialists and allied cardiologists with concise review articles enabling them to keep abreast of key advances and opinion is this complex area of cardiovascular care.

CFR will be published biannually with the first issue scheduled for March 2015. We are currently accepting submissions, details of which can be found at

We are delighted to confirm that internationally renowned heart failure specialist Professor Andrew Coats, Academic Vice-President of the Monash-Warwick University Alliance, has agreed to serve as Editor-in-Chief of CFR. Under his guidance, the journal has already built an impressive editorial board and bank of manuscript submissions.

    Professor Andrew Coats, Editor-in-Chief, Cardiac Failure Review (CFR)

    Professor Andrew Coats Professor Coats has previously served as CEO of Norwich Research Park and Professor-at-Large at the University of East Anglia, UK. He concurrently acted as Visiting Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney in Australia, Consulting Professor for Research Strategy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Guest Scientist at the Charité Medical School of Humboldt University in Berlin.

    He has also worked at The University of Sydney as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, the Imperial College London, Viscount Royston Professor of Cardiology, the University of Oxford and the UK's National Heart and Lung Institute.

    A fully accredited physician and cardiologist in both the UK and Australia, Professor Coats has extensive experience in applied health. He has served as Chairman of the Australian Health Informatics Council and Clinical Director of Cardiology and Deputy Medical Director (Research and Development) of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in the UK.

    He has published widely, with over 500 items to his credit on PubMed and has been Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cardiology since 1999.

    Professor Coats also has an MBA from the London Business School, is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the UK's Institute of Directors.

On his appointment, Professor Andrew Coats, Editor-in-Chief of CFR, commented: 'The field of cardiac failure is going through a revolution in terms of our understanding of pathophysiology and novel ways of improving patients' conditions. Major advances are being made in our understanding of an area that had previously been somewhat neglected, that of heart failure with preserved-ejection fraction (HfPEF) and this is something that specialists and generalists alike are having to look at with renewed interest and understanding. Another exciting area is the explosion in novel devices for treating heart failure - from electrical implants to biological support and novel mechanical support approaches. Even drugs are surprising us with a new excitement over the PARADIGM-HF study. All this means that the time could not be better for a new, approachable yet comprehensive journal of reviews that cover all the vast manifestations of cardiac failure. I am very proud to lead a stellar team of experts in bringing Cardiac Failure Review to your letterbox or computer screen.'

On the upcoming journal, Liam O'Neill, Publishing Director at Radcliffe Cardiology, commented: 'We are delighted to announce the launch of the CFR, which will enhance our existing portfolio by providing additional high-quality reviews on all aspects of heart failure. The journal further reinforces our commitment to providing the global cardiovascular community with relevant educational content for their ongoing professional development.'

On the Editor-in-Chief appointment, he commented: 'Everyone at Radcliffe Cardiology is extremely proud that a physician of Professor Coats' standing has agreed to take the editorship of CFR. His guidance will be invaluable to the growth of this new journal and we are very much looking forward to working with him and the editorial board he has assembled.'

About Cardiac Failure Review (CFR)

Cardiac Failure Review (CFR) is a brand new, bi-annual journal aimed at assisting cardiologists to stay abreast of key advances and opinion in the diagnosis, management and treatment of heart failure. CFR provides comprehensive reviews on a range of pertinent issues to support physicians in continuously developing their knowledge and effectiveness in day-to-day clinical practice.

Led by Editor-in-Chief Andrew Coats and underpinned by an editorial board of world-renowned physicians, CFR comprises peer-reviewed articles that aim to provide timely update on the most pertinent issues in the field.

For information on submitting an article, please contact the Commissioning Editor, Lindsey Mathews at:

Frequency: From 2015, two print issues per year (March & October); ePub ahead of print throughout the year.

About Radcliffe Cardiology aims to support life-long learning for cardiovascular professionals. Providing a platform for peer-reviewed content from industry-leading journals (Interventional Cardiology Review, European Cardiology Review, Cardiac Failure Review and Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review) - alongside other carefully selected sources - endeavours to support clinicians and leading industry professionals in continuously developing their knowledge, effectiveness and productivity.

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