Between 2008 and 2020, professor Thomas F. Lüscher was the editor in chief for the European Heart Journal. He and his team managed all editorial and administrative functions of the journal.
Besides Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the European Heart Journal is the most important journal in cardiovascular medicine, with an impact factor of 29.9 (in 2020). It is an official Journal of the European Society of Cardiology and published weekly with a circulation of about 20’000 copies.
The European Heart Journal aims to publish the highest quality material, both clinical and scientific. In addition to original papers on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, the Journal also features Reviews, Clinical Perspectives, ESC Guidelines and editorial articles about recent developments in cardiology as well as encouraging correspondence from its readers.
Deputy Editors (2009 - 2020): Jeroen Bax, Leiden, The Netherlands; Bernard J. Gersh, Rochester, USA; Ulf Landmesser, Berlin, Germany; Christian Matter, Zürich, Switzerland; Frank Ruschitzka, Zurich, Switzerland; Jan Steffel, Zurich, Switzerland; William Wijns, Aalst, Belgium
Managing Editors (2099 - 2020): Amelia Meier-Batschelet, Zurich, Switzerland; Susanne B. Dedecke, Zurich, Switzerland; Johanna Huggler, Zurich, Switzerland
Editorial Assistants (2009 - 2020): Stine Fischer Thomsen, Zurich, Switzerland; Jeannine Felber, Zurich, Switzerland; Maike Harder, Zurich, Switzerland
Editor in Chief (as of September 2020): Filippo Crea, Rome, Italy