Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Research (JCVTR) is the official publication of Cardiovascular Research Center of the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with Iranian Heart Association and the Iranian Society of Cardiac Surgeons. JCVTR is a peer-reviewed international open-access journal that aims to provide high quality reviews that are fair and provided in a timely manner. The journal mainly covers the fields related to the cardiac science including cardiac surgery and anesthesiology, cardiology and public health. However, the journal’s prime target is to fulfill the requirements of cardiovascular related sciences. Basic science and clinical investigations including articles related to research findings, technical evaluations, observational studies and clinical trials, case reports, controversies, hypotheses, and reviews are welcomed.