Dear readers

Let us introduce the first issue of our e-Journal CARDIOMETRY to you. We believe that our Journal will open up an absolutely new avenue of cardiology research that is given the name Cardiometry. It is the science of measurements in cardiology. Establishing the Journal dealing with Cardiometry is not a spontaneous decision made by us. Over 40 years ago, a Russian R & D team started with its pioneering biophysics research in the above scientific field. A prodigious experience gained by the team in the formulation of scientific problems and finding their solutions, translating basic research discoveries into practical applications supported by a lot of publications enables us to state that now we are facing a great body of contradictions, confusions and inconsistencies in the classical cardiology that places limitations on the further progress in this scientific area. One of the contradictions is that there is no consensus on how to properly understand the basic principles of the functional relationship between individual segments within the cardiovascular system.

Similar paradoxes are often found in the conventional theory of cardiology because of lack of adequate theoretical models of hemodynamic processes. The hemodynamic parameters are described in the conventional concepts in the most antiquated way so that it hinders their proper use in practice. The same is the case with the existing standards in ECG diagnostics which are based on experience evidence only and show essential inconsistencies, too. In everyday practice, legal but not physical nature of these parameters prevails.

The contradictions between theory and practice in cardiology are caused by some systemic problems in medical education we have to solve today. As a rule, the existing medical education programs do not contain subjects related to the basics of research methodology. As a result, we have to deal with the lacking capability of analyzing objective data in medical practice and missing ability to reveal cause-effect relationship in pathology development and assess efficacy of therapy. Another problem is how to provide the proper operation of man – machine systems in medicine. It is a matter of fact that sometimes most advanced medical equipment cannot be used in the most efficient way by medical staff.

But the key problem is that so far cardiologists have not applied sound measuring criteria forming the proper metrological basis in interpreting biophysics phenomena and laws manifested differently for each individual, when considering their health effects. Therefore, we think it is a good idea of presenting many scientific structured aspects in our e-Journal to assist cardiologists in acquiring more knowledge and skills for performing logic analysis, identifying laws and regularities and accumulating evidence and application of new theoretical concepts in practice. Our readers will find papers treating interrelations between general and special medicine. We are going to invite our readership to discuss current issues in engineering, philosophy and methodology utilized in cardiology.

Our first issue is devoted to the theoretical concept of the Cardiometry treating the nature of an unknown mode of fluid flow that was discovered by us. This flow type is said to be the third flow mode in order to differentiate it from the well-known laminar and turbulent flows. This new type of flow mode shows low friction losses in the blood flow circulating within the cardiovascular system. It can be called the elevated fluidity conditions, and it is precisely this phenomenon that occurs in our blood vessels. It has been engineered, produced and maintained in the most efficient way by Nature. We succeeded in describing this perfect mode of blood system operation using mathematics tools so that now we can provide a more sophisticated treatment of the cardiovascular system performance. All this gave impetus to creation of an innovative fundamental theory of cardiac cycle phase analysis that is primarily responsible for the development of a new original paradigm in diagnostics of the cardiovascular system. Dear readers, let us start with publishing scientific papers treating the topics of some practical application of this innovative theory.

Besides, we think it would be useful to inform you about current news and events related to some international organizations focusing on developing and implementation of advanced information technologies in cardiology. We hope that our readers will be supplied with other valuable content from our e-Journal pages.

Cardiometry is a young science, but we do believe it has a great future. We expect our Journal will be attractive to many scientists who could contribute to its further improvement. Dear readers, would you like to become our authors? You are welcome!

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