About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Rhythmos is a quarterly medical journal, aiming at apprising colleagues and readers of the latest events and developments in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and in General Cardiology. It publishes editorials, reviews, interviews, original articles, case reports, images in Cardiology and cardiovascular news. Manuscripts should be submitted online to undergo the peer-review process at our website: www.rhythmos.gr/. The Journal is using the Open Journal Systems and all papers are available to all readers in the pdf format.


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Peer Review Process

Submitted papers undergo peer-review via an online reviewing process.

Publication Frequency


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Team


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Antonis S. Manolis, MD, FACC, FESC, FHRS                            

ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Costas Pantos, MD, PhD                                  

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Sokratis Pastromas, MD


EDITORIAL STAFF:  Costas Pantos, MD, Iordanis Mourouzis, MD, Sokratis Pastromas, MD, Effie Rouska, MD, Ektor Anninos, MD, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, MD

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site:  www.rhythmos.gr/                       

Editorial Board



 Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing

Serge S. Barold, MD (USA), Pedro Brugada, MD (BE), N.A. Mark Estes III, MD (USA), Kostas Gatzoulis, MD (GR), Efstathios Iliodromitis, MD (GR), Spyridon Koulouris, MD (GR), Antonis S. Manolis, MD (GR), Themos Maounis, MD (GR), Vassilis Skeberis, MD (GR), George Theodorakis, MD (GR), Vassilis Vassilikos, MD (GR), Paul J. Wang, MD (USA)

 Cardiac MRI

Peter Danias, MD (GR), Theodoros Kratimenos, MD (GR)


Harisios Boudoulas, MD (GR), Dennis V. Cokkinos, MD (GR), Stavros Drakos, MD (USA), Gerasimos Filippatos, MD (GR), Haralambos Gavras, MD (USA), Efstathios Iliodromitis, MD (GR), Spyros Koulouris, MD (GR), Dimitrios Kremastinos, MD (GR), George Lazaros, MD (GR), John Madias, MD (USA), Thanos Pipilis, MD (GR), Filippos Tryposkiadis, MD (GR)


Effie Rouska, MD (GR), Athanasios Kranidis, MD (GR), Petros Nihoyannopoulos, MD (UK), Natesa Pandian, MD (USA), Ioannis Pyrros, MD (GR)

 Epidemiology - Genetics

Stamatis Alahiotis, MD (GR)

Heart and Thoracic Surgery

Panagiotis Dedeilias, MD (GR), John Elefteriades, MD (USA), John Kokotsakis, MD (GR)


 George Hahalis, MD (GR)

Infectious Diseases

George Saroglou, MD (GR), Athanasios Skoutelis, MD (GR)

Intensive care

Charis Roussos, MD (GR), Panagiotis Politis, MD (GR)

Internal Medicine

Athanasios Skoutelis, MD (GR), Nikolaos Madias, MD (USA), Theodore Mountokalakis, MD (GR), George Stergiou, MD (GR)

Interventional Cardiology

Dimitrios Alexopoulos, MD (GR), Ioannis Iakovou, MD (GR), Antonios Polydorou, MD (GR), Christodoulos Stefanadis, MD (GR), Costas Stratos, MD (GR), Konstantinos Triantafyllou, MD (GR)

Molecular & Experimental Medicine

Silvia G. Priori, MD (IT)


Theofanis Apostolou, MD (GR), Dimitrios Goumenos, MD (GR), Nicolaos Madias, MD (USA), John Vlachojannis, MD (GR)


Christodoulos Flordellis, MD (GR), Iordanis Mourouzis, MD (GR), Costas, Pantos, MD (GR), Theoharis Theoharides, PhD, MD (USA)

Pediatric Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Michael Gatzoulis, MD (UK), Spyros Rammos, MD (GR), Vasileios Thanopoulos, MD (GR)


Nicholas G. Beratis, MD (GR), George Chrousos, MD (GR)


Haralambos Moutsopoulos, MD (GR), Michael Papamichael, MD (GR)


Journal History

Rhythmos was started out in 2006 as a Bulletin of heart rhythm disorders and a supspecialty journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing. It was a continuation of a special Bulletin of the EP & Pacing Working Group of the Hellenic Cardiac Society, a bulletin established by Prof. Antonis S. Manolis in 2000, then President of the Working Group of EP & Pacing. It is a quarterly medical journal, aiming at apprising colleagues and readers of the latest events and developments in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing and in General Cardiology.