Welcome to 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 >>

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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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Contents Volume 8  Issue 5  May 26, 2016
P2Y12-ADP receptor antagonists: Days of future and past  
Marc Laine, Franck Paganelli, Laurent Bonello
World J Cardiol 8(5):327-332. Published online May 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i5.327
Mitochondrial vasculopathy  
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
World J Cardiol 8(5):333-339. Published online May 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i5.333
Basic Study
Tenascin C upregulates interleukin-6 expression in human cardiac myofibroblasts via toll-like receptor 4  
Azhar Maqbool, Emma J Spary, Iain W Manfield, Michaela Ruhmann, Lorena Zuliani-Alvarez, Filomena O Gamboa-Esteves, Karen E Porter, Mark J Drinkhill, Kim S Midwood, Neil A Turner
World J Cardiol 8(5):340-350. Published online May 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i5.340
Case Report
Relationship between coronary artery ectasia, cocaine abuse and acute coronary syndromes  
Gregory Dendramis, Claudia Paleologo, Davide Piraino, Pasquale Assennato
World J Cardiol 8(5):351-355. Published online May 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i5.351