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 trimonthly (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: from manuscript receipt to peer review: 2-4 weeks; from initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; from return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; from final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; 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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Geoffrey Burnstock, DSc, FAA, FRCS(Hon), FRS, PhD, Professor; Giuseppe De Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor; Nathan D Wong, FACC, FAHA, PhD, Director, Professor


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Contents Volume 8  Issue 1  January 26, 2016
Genetics of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction  
Xuming Dai, Szymon Wiernek, James P Evans, Marschall S Runge
World J Cardiol 8(1):1-23. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.1
Population-level differences in revascularization treatment and outcomes among various United States subpopulations  
Garth Graham, Yang-Yu Karen Xiao, Dan Rappoport, Saima Siddiqi
World J Cardiol 8(1):24-40. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.24
Surgical perspectives in the management of atrial fibrillation  
Katerina Kyprianou, Agamemnon Pericleous, Antonio Stavrou, Inetzi A Dimitrakaki, Dimitrios Challoumas, Georgios Dimitrakakis
World J Cardiol 8(1):41-56. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.41
Ventricular repolarization measures for arrhythmic risk stratification  
Francesco Monitillo, Marta Leone, Caterina Rizzo, Andrea Passantino, Massimo Iacoviello
World J Cardiol 8(1):57-73. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.57
Cardiovascular drugs in the treatment of infantile hemangioma  
Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Regan Williams, Lucia Ortega-Laureano, Ryan Jones
World J Cardiol 8(1):74-80. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.74
Pulmonary vein stenosis: Etiology, diagnosis and management  
Pablo Pazos-López, Cristina García-Rodríguez, Alba Guitián-González, Emilio Paredes-Galán, María Ángel De La Guarda Álvarez-Moure, Marta Rodríguez-Álvarez, José Antonio Baz-Alonso, Elvis Teijeira-Fernández, Francisco Eugenio Calvo-Iglesias, Andrés Íñiguez-Romo
World J Cardiol 8(1):81-88. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.81
Basic Study
Bicuspid aortic valve hemodynamics does not promote remodeling in porcine aortic wall concavity  
Samantha K Atkins, Alison N Moore, Philippe Sucosky
World J Cardiol 8(1):89-97. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.89
Percutaneous assist devices in acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock: Review, meta-analysis  
Francesco Romeo, Maria Cristina Acconcia, Domenico Sergi, Alessia Romeo, Simona Francioni, Flavia Chiarotti, Quintilio Caretta
World J Cardiol 8(1):98-111. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.98
Letters To The Editor
Electrophysiologic testing guided risk stratification approach for sudden cardiac death beyond the left ventricular ejection fraction  
Konstantinos A Gatzoulis, Dimitris Tsiachris, Petros Arsenos, Dimitris Tousoulis
World J Cardiol 8(1):112-113. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.112