Heart announces new editor-in-chief

By Dr Jonathan Shurlock

Professor Kazem Rahimi has been announced as the new editor-in-chief of Heart, and will be taking up the role from January 2024. Professor Rahimi currently works as a consultant cardiologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust and is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health.

His research covers a broad range of cardiovascular topics including risk management, heart failure, hypertension, and the role of digital health technologies. Recent notable publications include a systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the sex-specific effects of blood pressure medications for CV disease prevention and a mendelian randomisation analysis exploring the impact of immunomodulatory drugs on aortic stenosis. Professor Rahimi leads various research collaborations and programmes in cardiovascular sciences, including the Blood Pressure Lowering Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration and the Deep Medicine programme in collaboration with the University of Oxford.

He will take over from the outgoing editor-in-chief Professor Catherine Otto and will no doubt aim to continue her work in publishing high quality evidence and commentary from across all aspects of cardiovascular health.