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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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PCSK9 inhibitors: A new era of lipid lowering therapy  
Rahul Chaudhary, Jalaj Garg, Neeraj Shah, Andrew Sumner
World J Cardiol 9(2):76-91. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.76
Assessment of stable coronary artery disease by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: Current and emerging techniques  
James R J Foley, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
World J Cardiol 9(2):92-108. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.92
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging assessment of outcomes in acute myocardial infarction  
Jamal N Khan, Gerry P McCann
World J Cardiol 9(2):109-133. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.109
Aerobic vs anaerobic exercise training effects on the cardiovascular system  
Harsh Patel, Hassan Alkhawam, Raef Madanieh, Niel Shah, Constantine E Kosmas, Timothy J Vittorio
World J Cardiol 9(2):134-138. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.134
Left atrial appendage occlusion: A better alternative to anticoagulation?  
Ibrahim Akin, Christoph A Nienaber
World J Cardiol 9(2):139-146. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.139
Clinical cardiac regenerative studies in children  
Imre J Pavo, Ina Michel-Behnke
World J Cardiol 9(2):147-153. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.147
Retrospective Cohort Study
Optimal timing of same-admission orthotopic heart transplantation after left ventricular assist device implantation  
Gunsagar Gulati, David Ouyang, Richard Ha, Dipanjan Banerjee
World J Cardiol 9(2):154-161. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.154
Clinical Trials Study
Consumption of energy beverage is associated with attenuation of arterial endothelial flow-mediated dilatation  
John P Higgins, Benjamin Yang, Nikki E Herrin, Santi Yarlagadda, George T Le, Brandon L Ortiz, Asif Ali, Stephen C Infanger
World J Cardiol 9(2):162-166. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.162
Observational Study
Critical analysis of ineffective post implantation implantable cardioverter-defibrillator-testing  
Markus Roos, J Christoph Geller, Marc-Alexander Ohlow
World J Cardiol 9(2):167-173. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.167
Association between high cystatin C levels and carotid atherosclerosis  
Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Hirohide Yokokawa, Kazutoshi Fujibayashi, Tomomi Haniu, Teruhiko Hisaoka, Hiroshi Fukuda, Toshio Naito
World J Cardiol 9(2):174-181. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.174
Ivabradine in the treatment of systolic heart failure - A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Mahesh Anantha Narayanan, Yogesh N V Reddy, Janani Baskaran, Abhishek Deshmukh, David G Benditt, Ganesh Raveendran
World J Cardiol 9(2):182-190. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.182
Case Report
Dysphagia after arteria lusoria dextra surgery: Anatomical considerations before redo-surgery  
Judith Mayer, Natascha van der Werf-Grohmann, Johannes Kroll, Ute Spiekerkoetter, Brigitte Stiller, Jochen Grohmann
World J Cardiol 9(2):191-195. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.191
Very late transcatheter heart valve thrombosis  
Etienne L Couture, Serge Lepage, Jean-Bernard Masson, Benoit Daneault
World J Cardiol 9(2):196-199. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.196