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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

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


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1949-8462 (online)

Endothelial progenitor cells: Exploring the pleiotropic effects of statins  
Kully Sandhu, Mamas Mamas, Robert Butler
World J Cardiol 9(1):1-13. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.1
Vitamin D and acute myocardial infarction  
Valentina Milazzo, Monica De Metrio, Nicola Cosentino, Giancarlo Marenzi, Elena Tremoli
World J Cardiol 9(1):14-20. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.14
Ambulatory pulmonary artery pressure monitoring in advanced heart failure patients  
Srikanth Yandrapalli, Anoshia Raza, Sohaib Tariq, Wilbert S Aronow
World J Cardiol 9(1):21-26. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.21
Retrospective Cohort Study
Does heart rate variability correlate with long-term prognosis in myocardial infarction patients treated by early revascularization?  
Leonida Compostella, Nenad Lakusic, Caterina Compostella, Li Van Stella Truong, Sabino Iliceto, Fabio Bellotto
World J Cardiol 9(1):27-38. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.27
Observational Study
One-year outcome of percutaneous mitral valve repair in patients with severe symptomatic mitral valve regurgitation  
Michael Gotzmann, Isabell Sprenger, Aydan Ewers, Andreas Mügge, Leif Bösche
World J Cardiol 9(1):39-46. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.39
How far cardio metabolic and psychological factors affect salt sensitivity in normotensive adult population?  
Masoumeh Sadeghi, Hamidreza Roohafza, Masoud Pourmoghaddas, Omid Behnamfar, Zahra Pourmoghaddas, Ebrahim Heidari, Zahra Mahjoor, Mehdi Mousavi, Ahmad Bahonar, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
World J Cardiol 9(1):47-54. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.47
Case Report
Simultaneous ramp right heart catheterization and echocardiography in a ReliantHeart left ventricular assist device  
Dipanjan Banerjee, Debleena Dutt, Sebastien Duclos, Karim Sallam, Matthew Wheeler, Richard Ha
World J Cardiol 9(1):55-59. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.55
Longitudinal deformation of a third generation zotarolimus eluting stent: “The concertina returns!”  
Vasileios F Panoulas, Ozan M Demir, Neil Ruparelia, Iqbal Malik
World J Cardiol 9(1):60-64. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.60
Interventional treatment of the left subclavian in 2 patients with coronary steal syndrome  
Julia Heid, Britta Vogel, Arnt Kristen, Wanda Kloos, Benedikt Kohler, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou
World J Cardiol 9(1):65-70. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.65
Optical coherence tomography to identify the cause of an arrhythmic storm: A case report  
Etienne L Couture, Simon Bérubé, Benoit Daneault
World J Cardiol 9(1):71-75. Published online Jan 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i1.71