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Welcome to the World Journal of Cardiology

The World Journal of Cardiology (WJC) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of cardiology.  It was launched on December 31, 2009 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage cardiologists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJC describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJC are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJC’s acceptance rate: 57%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
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Giuseppe De Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor; Jian-Jun Li, MD,PhD, Professor; Nathan D Wong, FACC,FAHA,PhD, Director,Professor


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Pacemaker recycling: A notion whose time has come  
Mason W Runge, Timir S Baman, Sheldon Davis, Kevin Weatherwax, Ed Goldman, Kim A Eagle, Thomas C Crawford
World J Cardiol 9(4):296-303. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.296
Coronary artery disease detection - limitations of stress testing in left ventricular dysfunction  
Ritin Bomb, Senthil Kumar, Anand Chockalingam
World J Cardiol 9(4):304-311. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.304
Feature tracking cardiac magnetic resonance imaging: A review of a novel non-invasive cardiac imaging technique  
Zia Ur Rahman, Pooja Sethi, Ghulam Murtaza, Hafeez Ul Hassan Virk, Aitzaz Rai, Masliza Mahmod, Jeffrey Schoondyke, Kais Albalbissi
World J Cardiol 9(4):312-319. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.312
Basic Study
Dissection of Z-disc myopalladin gene network involved in the development of restrictive cardiomyopathy using system genetics approach  
Qingqing Gu, Uzmee Mendsaikhan, Zaza Khuchua, Byron C Jones, Lu Lu, Jeffrey A Towbin, Biao Xu, Enkhsaikhan Purevjav
World J Cardiol 9(4):320-331. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.320
Retrospective Cohort Study
Blood conservation pediatric cardiac surgery in all ages and complexity levels  
Mohsen Karimi, Jill M Sullivan, Carrie Linthicum, Anil Mathew
World J Cardiol 9(4):332-338. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.332
Bilateral vs unilateral internal mammary revascularization in patients with left ventricular dysfunction  
Batric Popovic, Pablo Maureira, Yves Juilliere, Nicolas Danchin, Damien Voilliot, Fabrice Vanhuyse, Jean Pierre Villemot
World J Cardiol 9(4):339-346. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.339
Retrospective Study
QT prolongation is associated with increased mortality in end stage liver disease  
Sun Moon Kim, Bennet George, Diego Alcivar-Franco, Charles L Campbell, Richard Charnigo, Brian Delisle, Jonathan Hundley, Yousef Darrat, Gustavo Morales, Samy-Claude Elayi, Alison L Bailey
World J Cardiol 9(4):347-354. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.347
Determinants of percutaneous coronary intervention success in repeat chronic total occlusion procedures following an initial failed attempt  
Cecilia Cuevas, Nicola Ryan, Alicia Quirós, Juan Gustavo Del Angel, Nieves Gonzalo, Pablo Salinas, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Ivan Nuñez-Gil, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Javier Escaned
World J Cardiol 9(4):355-362. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.355
Observational Study
Speckle tracking echocardiography to assess regional ventricular function in patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  
María Cristina Saccheri, Tomás Francisco Cianciulli, Luis Alberto Morita, Ricardo José Méndez, Martín Alejandro Beck, Juan Enrique Guerra, Alberto Cozzarin, Luciana Jimena Puente, Lorena Romina Balletti, Jorge Alberto Lax
World J Cardiol 9(4):363-370. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.363
Inter-ethnic marriages and severity of coronary artery disease: A multicenter study of Arabian Gulf States  
Amin Daoulah, Salem Al-kaabi, Amir Lotfi, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, S Ali Nasseri, Waleed Ahmed, Salah N Al-Otaibi, Mohamed N Alama, Osama E Elkhateeb, Amy J Plotkin, Majed M Malak, Khalid Alshali, Mohamed Hamzi, Saleh Al Khunein, Mohammed Abufayyah, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
World J Cardiol 9(4):371-377. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.371
Contrast use in relation to the arterial access site for percutaneous coronary intervention: A comprehensive meta-analysis of randomized trials  
Rahman Shah, Anthony Mattox, M Rehan Khan, Chalak Berzingi, Abdul Rashid
World J Cardiol 9(4):378-383. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.378
Case Report
Three-dimensional optical coherence tomography reconstruction of bifurcation stenting using the Szabo anchor-wire technique  
Katherine Yu, Harkawal Hundal, Todd Zynda, Arnold Seto
World J Cardiol 9(4):384-390. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.384
Conservative management of aortic root rupture complicated with cardiac tamponade following transcatheter aortic valve implantation  
Luca Vannini, Rut Andrea, Manel Sabaté
World J Cardiol 9(4):391-395. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i4.391