Jorge Pinto Ribeiro: a True Icon of Exercise Physiology and Cardiology
Dr. Ricardo Stein
The initiative to make an edition dedicated to a certain area of knowledge in a scientific journal is always a major challenge full of hard work. Original articles, reviews and / or special cases in the field are expected and the best experts in the subject are those that the editor hopes to be able to count. This edition of the International Journal of Cardiology Science, headed by Dr. Claúdio Gil Soares de Araújo, is focused on physical exercise and its pages contain different articles on the matter. Probably, I was invited to contribute because I work and publish in the sports and exercise cardiology field, besides the fact that I am the Associate-Editor for exercise and rehabilitation of the Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia. By the way, when the invitation letter arrived, I immediately accepted it, but wondered what my ideal contribution might be. Thus, over five days I glimpsed different possibilities, until one early morning, while running an insight came: Jorge Pinto Ribeiro!!! Nothing is fairer to remember than a professor and scientist with more than 150 publications, at least half of them in the exercise physiology/cardiology area. So, with the support of the International Journal of Cardiology Science Editors I was able to go through a few lines with a sense of affection and sadness, as long as many years have passed since this cardiology "giant" passed way. It is amazing to mention that, despite the hiatus of more than 6 years since his death, he continues to publish: at least three articles with his name can be found at Pubmed in the year 2018... and two1,2 in this Edition!!! Well, but who was the Jorge Pinto Ribeiro I met? The differential started with the name. At least for me na affirmative name. A name that always sounded strong, announcing that behind these 17 letters, Jorge Pinto Ribeiro, came a winner. No, actually, he was a champion.
Keywords: Exercise/physiology; Sports/trends; Cardiac Rehabilitation/trends; Exercise Therapy.