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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
Editors-in-Chief

Giuseppe De Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor; Jian-Jun Li, MD, PhD, Professor; 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)

Editorial
Interaction of hyperlipidemia and reactive oxygen species: Insights from the lipid-raft platform  
Eisuke Amiya
World J Cardiol 8(12):689-694. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.689
Frontier
To ventricular assist devices or not: When is implantation of a ventricular assist device appropriate in advanced ambulatory heart failure?  
Emily Cerier, Brent C Lampert, Arman Kilic, Asia McDavid, Salil V Deo, Ahmet Kilic
World J Cardiol 8(12):695-702. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.695
Review
Hematological disorders and pulmonary hypertension  
Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz
World J Cardiol 8(12):703-718. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.703
Minireviews
Cardiac biomarkers in pediatric heart disease: A state of art review  
Benedict A Fernandes, Kevin O Maher, Shriprasad R Deshpande
World J Cardiol 8(12):719-727. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.719
Newer perspectives of coronary artery disease in young  
Amitesh Aggarwal, Saurabh Srivastava, M Velmurugan
World J Cardiol 8(12):728-734. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.728
Retrospective Study
Comparison between the SAPIEN S3 and the SAPIEN XT transcatheter heart valves: A single-center experience  
Fadi J Sawaya, Marco Spaziano, Thierry Lefèvre, Andrew Roy, Phillippe Garot, Thomas Hovasse, Antoinette Neylon, Hakim Benamer, Mauro Romano, Thierry Unterseeh, Marie-Claude Morice, Bernard Chevalier
World J Cardiol 8(12):735-745. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.735