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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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Editors-in-Chief

Giuseppe De Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor; Jian-Jun Li, MD,PhD, Professor; Eugenio Picano, MD,PhD, Director; Nathan D Wong, FACC,FAHA,PhD, Director,Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, and PubMed Central.

Journal Metrics

There is currently no impact factor.

ISSN

1949-8462 (online)

Review
Sleep, health behaviors, and behavioral interventions: Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults  
Jill L Kaar, Christina M Luberto, Kirsti A Campbell, Jeff C Huffman
World J Cardiol 9(5):396-406. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.396
Minireviews
Heart failure after myocardial infarction in the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Mechanisms, incidence and identification of patients at risk  
Thomas J Cahill, Rajesh K Kharbanda
World J Cardiol 9(5):407-415. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.407
Transcervical access, reversal of flow and mesh-covered stents: New options in the armamentarium of carotid artery stenting  
Kosmas I Paraskevas, Frank J Veith
World J Cardiol 9(5):416-421. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.416
Empirical anticoagulation for patients in sinus rhythm at high risk of ischaemic stroke: A review of current literature  
Irma Battipaglia, James O’Neill, Andrew J Hogarth, Muzahir H Tayebjee
World J Cardiol 9(5):422-428. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.422
Antitachycardia pacing programming in implantable cardioverter defibrillator: A systematic review  
Elia De Maria, Daniele Giacopelli, Ambra Borghi, Letizia Modonesi, Stefano Cappelli
World J Cardiol 9(5):429-436. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.429
Retrospective Cohort Study
Clinical characteristics and outcomes of octogenarians presenting with ST elevation myocardial infarction in the Australian population  
Wei Liang Sim, Vivek Mutha, Muhammad Asrar Ul-Haq, Victoria Sasongko, William Van-Gaal
World J Cardiol 9(5):437-441. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.437
Retrospective Study
Jailing polymer jacketed guide-wires during bifurcation coronary interventions is associated with procedural myocardial infarction  
Arka Chatterjee, Jeremy S White, Taimoor Hashim, Massoud A Leesar
World J Cardiol 9(5):442-447. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.442
Observational Study
Markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease in recently diagnosed celiac disease patients  
Walter F Tetzlaff, Tomás Meroño, Martin Menafra, Maximiliano Martin, Eliana Botta, Maria D Matoso, Patricia Sorroche, Juan A De Paula, Laura E Boero, Fernando Brites
World J Cardiol 9(5):448-456. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.448
Prospective Study
Combined assessment of myocardial damage and electrical disturbance in chronic heart failure  
Shinpei Kadowaki, Tetsu Watanabe, Yoichiro Otaki, Taro Narumi, Yuki Honda, Hiroki Takahashi, Takanori Arimoto, Tetsuro Shishido, Takuya Miyamoto, Isao Kubota
World J Cardiol 9(5):457-465. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.457
Case Report
Cough induced syncope: A hint to cardiac tamponade diagnosis  
Roberto Ramirez, Glenmore Lasam
World J Cardiol 9(5):466-469. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.466