Focused Issue on Digital Health for Cardiovascular Disease

Posted On 2019-07-15 06:40:35


This focused issue on “Digital Health for Cardiovascular Disease” is edited by Dr. Shariful Islam and Dr. Ralph Maddison from Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University, Australia.

Shariful Islam is National Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University. He is also Honorary Senior Fellow, Cardiovascular Division, The George Institute for Global Health, University of NSW and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. His research program focuses on using mHealth, wearable devices and sensors for secondary prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Ralph Maddison is a Professor in Physical Activity and Disease Prevention at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University. He leads the digital health research program focusing on prevention and management of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases at IPAN. Professor Maddison’s research focused on using innovative digital health tools for promoting physical activity and secondary prevention of chronic diseases including cardiomatabolic diseases.

Introduction of the focused issue:
Cardiovascular disease is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Innovative approaches are required to prevent and manage cardiovascular diseases. Our upcoming focused issue will include articles that examine digital health interventions for cardiovascular disease prevention and management. These include interventions that involve either hardware and software solutions and services, including but not limited to mobile phones and applications, social media, text messages, wearable devices, telemedicine, web-based analysis, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and use of sensors for clinic or home based monitoring of people with heart diseases.

    We particularly welcome submissions on:
  • Technology platform for promoting evidence based interventions
  • Novel sensors for patient monitoring
  • Wearable devices for health monitoring
  • Application of artificial intelligence, machine learning or deep learning
  • Home-based monitoring
  • Mobile phone apps
  • Smart Home technologies for cardiovascular disease prevention and management
  • Advanced data analytics and models for risk prediction

The deadline for submission is 21 December 2019. Manuscripts should be submitted in accordance with the journal’s guidelines for contributors (available at: www.themhealth.org) and the cover letter should mention this call for papers. For inquiries, please contact the editorial office via editor@themhealth.org .