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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Marco Ciccone, MD, Associate Professor, (Email: marcomatteo.ciccone@uniba.it)Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO), University of Bari, Bari 70124, Italy
  • Ramdas G Pai, FACC, FRCP (Hon), MD, Doctor, Professor, (ramdas.pai@medsch.ucr.edu) Director Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, Chair of Clinical Sciences, University of California Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA 92507, United States
  • Dimitrios Tousoulis, FACC, MD, PhD, Full Professor, (Email: drtousoulis@hotmail.com)1st Department of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 115 27, Greece
Indexing/Abstracting
WJC is now abstracted and indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
CiteScore (2017): 0.89.
ISSN
1949-8462 (online)
Editorial
Thin and crush: The new mantra in left main stenting? 
Gianluca Rigatelli, Marco Zuin, Debradata Dash 
World J Cardiol 10(11):191-195. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.191
Revisiting endovascular treatment in below-the-knee disease. Are drug-eluting stents the best option? 
Stavros Spiliopoulos, Panagiotis M Kitrou, Elias N Brountzos 
World J Cardiol 10(11):196-200. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.196
Coronary spasm: It’s common, but it’s still unsolved 
Hiroki Teragawa, Chikage Oshita, Tomohiro Ueda 
World J Cardiol 10(11):201-209. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.201
Review
Clinical applications of feature-tracking cardiac magnetic resonance imaging 
Daniele Muser, Simon A Castro, Pasquale Santangeli, Gaetano Nucifora 
World J Cardiol 10(11):210-221. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.210
Clinical Trials Study
Safety and efficacy of frequency-domain optical coherence tomography in evaluating and treating intermediate coronary lesions 
Mohammad Reeaze Khurwolah, Hao-Yu Meng, Yong-Sheng Wang, Lian-Sheng Wang, Xiang-Qing Kong 
World J Cardiol 10(11):222-233. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.222
Observational Study
Incidence and risk factors for potentially suboptimal serum concentrations of vancomycin during cardiac surgery 
Paolo Cotogni, Cristina Barbero, Mauro Rinaldi 
World J Cardiol 10(11):234-241. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.234
Meta-Analysis
Surgical left atrial appendage occlusion during cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Varunsiri Atti, Mahesh Anantha-Narayanan, Mohit K Turagam, Scott Koerber, Sunil Rao, Juan F Viles-Gonzalez, Rakesh M Suri, Poonam Velagapudi, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy, David G Benditt 
World J Cardiol 10(11):242-249. Published online Nov 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i11.242