Topic and titles priority exercise - June/July 2018

Between 26 June and 15 July 2018 we invited responses to a quick survey on priority topics and titles from our authors and editors. We received 74 responses.


The top three priority topic areas are (% score out of a possible 592 points):

    1. Prevention (80.2%)
    2. Heart failure (71.8%)
    3. Myocardial ischaemia/coronary disease (69.1%)

The top five priority titles are:

    1. Impact of anti-diabetic agents (DPP4, GLP-1RA and SGLT2i) on cardiovascular outcomes
    2. Impact of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation on survival and cardiovascular outcomes
    3. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients who are and are not eligible for cardiac surgery
    4. Effects of a vegan diet on cardiovascular outcomes
    5. Neprilysin inhibitors for patients with heart failure

The other titles we sought a rating of high, medium or low priority for were:

  • * Effects of a gluten-free diet on cardiovascular outcomes
  • * Interrupted versus uninterrupted anticoagulation for percutaneous interventions dealing with arrhythmias
  • * Interrupted versus uninterrupted anticoagulation for percutaneous interventions dealing with coronary artery disease and structural heart disease
  • Oral class III anti-arrhythmic drugs for the chronic management of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease
  • Oral class I anti-arrhythmic drugs for the chronic management of ventricular tachycardia in patients with structural heart disease
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention guided by fractional flow reserve assessment

* titles scoring >50% will be considered for a review