ACC Names Jian'an Wang Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of JACC: Asia

Jian'an Wang, MD, PhD, FACC

Jian'an Wang, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named the inaugural editor-of-chief of JACC: Asia, the newest addition to the JACC Journals portfolio and the first region-specific cardiovascular journal with original peer-reviewed content.

Wang serves as the chair of the Heart Center at the Second Affiliated Hospital at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China and is also a professor and associate dean at Zhejiang University School of Medicine. A leading interventional cardiologist, Wang has spearheaded the efforts in establishing and developing one of the largest valvular heart disease programs in Asia. He has also developed several innovative devices for valvular interventions, in collaboration with engineers, cardiovascular colleagues and manufacturers, that have been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration. His research work focuses on improving the efficacy of stem cell implantation in infarcted myocardium through hypoxemic preconditioning, which has been validated on rodent model, non-human primate model and phase-1 clinical studies.

"It is a great honor and privilege to serve as the first editor-in-chief of JACC: Asia," Wang said."Our editorial team is excited to gather and publish the important scientific cardiovascular research coming from China, Japan and South Korea to help improve cardiovascular care and save lives. We look forward to working closely with cardiovascular research authors in the region and the JACC team to achieve these efforts."

Announced in July, JACC: Asia will be an online-only Open Access journal covering topics ranging from cardiovascular health and prevention to late-stage interventions specifically within East Asian populations. The Journal, which will begin publishing in early 2021, will also feature clinical practice guideline recommendations focused on Chinese, Japanese and South Korean patients who have or are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases, China, Asia, Peer Review, Heart Diseases, Heart, ACC International, ACC Publications, Publications


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