Special Issue

Circadian Rhythms in Health and Disease

Submission Deadline: 15 December 2021
Articles: 1
Special Issue Editor
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Manuel Martínez-Sellés
Cardiology Service, Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain
Faculty of Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
European University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Expertise: Heart Failure; Geriatric Cardiology
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Circadian clocks influence physiological routes and pathophysiological conditions. Intrinsic body clocks exist in almost all organisms, but are particularly complex in humans. The circadian system is a key regulatory factor for several physiological activities and its disorder might have severe consequences on human health. The autonomous circadian timing system is essential for the adjustment to recurring environmental changes as food availability. In healthy subjects, circadian rhythms have a strong influence in the regulation of sleep, metabolism, and different systems (cardiovascular, nervous, and immune). These circadian clocks are also important in the etiology and treatment of various diseases. Modern society way of life with artificial light, might turn biological night into day, producing circadian misalignment. The mismatch of the intrinsic clock time with the environmental daytime, might increase in some situations, as in the case of shift workers or during jetlag. This circadian desynchronisation can be associated with the risk of some diseases and can influence treatment response. Chronotherapeutics might be included as a treatment plan, with the aim of a balanced relationship between the circadian system and its environment. In addition, insights into the circadian regulation of human physiology and its influence in the response to disease might provide opportunities for the discovery of new treatment strategies.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Martínez-Sellés

Guest Editor

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Circadian Clock; Autonomous; Shift Workers
Planned Paper(s)

Title: Sudden Death, Arrhythmias and Circadian Rhythms

Authors: Lourdes Vicent and Manuel Martínez-Sellés

Title: Circadian Rhythms and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Author: Pablo Díez-Villanueva

Title: Role of Circadian Rhythm in Thrombosis Pathophysiology and Atherothrombotic Events

Authors: Eduardo Peñaloza and Héctor Bueno

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Published Papers (1 papers)
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Circadian rhythms, cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death

Lourdes Vicent, Manuel Martínez-Sellés
Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark Volume 26 Issue 11, pp.1305-1311
Managing Editor: Graham Pawelec
DOI: 10.52586/5025 Published: 30 November 2021