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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
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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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Angiotensin receptor blocker drugs and inhibition of adrenal beta-arrestin-1-dependent aldosterone production: Implications for heart failure therapy  
Anastasios Lymperopoulos, Beatrix Aukszi
World J Cardiol 9(3):200-206. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.200
Coronary stenting: A matter of revascularization  
Aldo Bonaventura, Fabrizio Montecucco, Luca Liberale
World J Cardiol 9(3):207-211. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.207
Patient selection for transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A combined clinical and multimodality imaging approach  
Rosangela Cocchia, Antonello D’Andrea, Marianna Conte, Massimo Cavallaro, Lucia Riegler, Rodolfo Citro, Cesare Sirignano, Massimo Imbriaco, Maurizio Cappelli, Giovanni Gregorio, Raffaele Calabrò, Eduardo Bossone
World J Cardiol 9(3):212-229. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.212
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation: Achieving permanent pulmonary vein isolation by point-by-point radiofrequency lesions  
Alonso Pedrote, Juan Acosta, Beatriz Jáuregui-Garrido, Manuel Frutos-López, Eduardo Arana-Rueda
World J Cardiol 9(3):230-240. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.230
Retrospective Cohort Study
Accuracy of gestalt perception of acute chest pain in predicting coronary artery disease  
Cláudio Marcelo Bittencourt das Virgens, Laudenor Lemos Jr, Márcia Noya-Rabelo, Manuela Campelo Carvalhal, Antônio Maurício dos Santos Cerqueira Junior, Fernanda Oliveira de Andrade Lopes, Nicole Cruz de Sá, Jéssica Gonzalez Suerdieck, Thiago Menezes Barbosa de Souza, Vitor Calixto de Almeida Correia, Gabriella Sant'Ana Sodré, André Barcelos da Silva, Felipe Kalil Beirão Alexandre, Felipe Rodrigues Marques Ferreira, Luís Cláudio Lemos Correia
World J Cardiol 9(3):241-247. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.241
Retrospective Study
Validity of electrocardiographic criteria for increased left ventricular mass in young patients in the general population  
Eduard Sklyar, Paul Ginelli, Aaron Barton, Richard Peralta, Jonathan N Bella
World J Cardiol 9(3):248-254. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.248
Pheochromocytoma and stress cardiomyopathy: Insight into pathogenesis  
Sahil Agrawal, Jamshid Shirani, Lohit Garg, Amitoj Singh, Santo Longo, Angelita Longo, Mark Fegley, Lauren Stone, Muhammad Razavi, Nicoleta Radoianu, Sudip Nanda
World J Cardiol 9(3):255-260. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.255
Observational Study
Significance of inferior wall ischemia in non-dominant right coronary artery anatomy  
Ali Osama Malik, Oliver Abela, Subodh Devabhaktuni, Arhama Aftab Malik, Gayle Allenback, Chowdhury H Ahsan, Sanjay Malhotra, Jimmy Diep
World J Cardiol 9(3):261-267. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.261
Risk of ventricular arrhythmia in patients with myocardial infarction and non-obstructive coronary arteries and normal ejection fraction  
Loïc Bière, Marjorie Niro, Hervé Pouliquen, Jean-Baptiste Gourraud, Fabrice Prunier, Alain Furber, Vincent Probst
World J Cardiol 9(3):268-276. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.268
Prospective Study
Children with transposition of the great arteries: Should they actually be born in Nigeria?  
Barakat Adeola Animasahun, Akpoembele Deborah Madise-Wobo, Henry Olusegun Gbelee, Samuel Ilenre Omokhodion
World J Cardiol 9(3):277-282. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.277
Case Report
Early stent thrombosis secondary to food allergic reaction: Kounis syndrome following rice pudding ingestion  
Georgios Tzanis, Maria Bonou, Nikolaos Mikos, Smaragda Biliou, Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas G Kounis, John Barbetseas
World J Cardiol 9(3):283-288. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.283
Importance of a second spasm provocation test: Four cases with an initial negative spasm provocation test  
Hiroki Teragawa, Yuichi Fujii, Yuko Uchimura, Tomohiro Ueda
World J Cardiol 9(3):289-295. Published online Mar 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i3.289