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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 >>

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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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1949-8462 (online)

Physiology of in-situ arterial revascularization in coronary artery bypass grafting: Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative factors and influences  
T Bruce Ferguson Jr
World J Cardiol 8(11):623-637. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.623
Mechanisms and clinical significance of early recurrences of atrial arrhythmias after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation  
Jackson J Liang, Sanjay Dixit, Pasquale Santangeli
World J Cardiol 8(11):638-646. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.638
Retrospective Cohort Study
Clinical characteristics and prognostic impact of atrial fibrillation in patients with chronic heart failure  
Lorenzo Gigli, Pietro Ameri, Gianmarco Secco, Gabriele De Blasi, Roberta Miceli, Alessandra Lorenzoni, Francesco Torre, Francesco Chiarella, Claudio Brunelli, Marco Canepa
World J Cardiol 8(11):647-656. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.647
Observational Study
Riata silicone defibrillation lead with normal electrical measures at routine ambulatory check: The role of high-voltage shock testing  
Elia De Maria, Ambra Borghi, Lorenzo Bonetti, Pier Luigi Fontana, Stefano Cappelli
World J Cardiol 8(11):657-666. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.657
Increased levels of circulating platelet-derived microparticles in psoriasis: Possible implications for the associated cardiovascular risk  
Evangelia Papadavid, Konstantina Diamanti, Aris Spathis, Maria Varoudi, Ioanna Andreadou, Kostas Gravanis, Kostas Theodoropoulos, Petros Karakitsos, John Lekakis, Dimitrios Rigopoulos, Ignatios Ikonomidis
World J Cardiol 8(11):667-675. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.667
Prospective Study
Outcomes and long-term survival of coronary artery surgery: The controversial role of opium as risk marker  
Mahdi Najafi, Leila Jahangiry, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi, Arash Jalali, Abbasali Karimi, Ali Bozorgi
World J Cardiol 8(11):676-683. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.676
Case Report
Pulmonary vein thrombosis in a patient with polycythemia vera  
Bhaskar Bhardwaj, Dany Jacob, Amit Sharma, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Paramdeep Baweja
World J Cardiol 8(11):684-688. Published online Nov 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i11.684