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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
Editors-in-Chief
Indexing/Abstracting
Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, and Scopus.
Journal Metrics
There is currently no impact factor.
ISSN
1949-8462 (online)
Clinical Trials Study
Delineation of epicardial stenosis in patients with microvascular disease using pressure drop coefficient: A pilot outcome study 
Ullhas Udaya Hebbar, Mohamed A Effat, Srikara V Peelukhana, Imran Arif, Rupak K Banerjee 
World J Cardiol 9(12):813-821. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.813
Observational Study
Endothelin-1 activation in pediatric patients undergoing surgical coarctation of the aorta repair 
Benjamin Steven Frank, Tracy T Urban, Suhong Tong, Courtney Cassidy, Max B Mitchell, Christopher S Nichols, Jesse A Davidson 
World J Cardiol 9(12):822-829. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.822
Meta-Analysis
Erythropoietin therapy after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Rahul Chaudhary, Jalaj Garg, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Kevin Bliden, Neeraj Shah, Nayan Agarwal, Rahul Gupta, Abhishek Sharma, Karl B Kern, Nainesh C Patel, Paul Gurbel 
World J Cardiol 9(12):830-837. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.830
Case Report
Artefactual angulated lesion on angiography: A case report and review of literature 
Sadat Ali Edroos, Jeremy William Sayer 
World J Cardiol 9(12):838-841. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.838
Successful recanalization of long femoro-crural occlusive disease after failed bypass surgery 
Grigorios Korosoglou, Tom Eisele, Dorothea Raupp, Christoph Eisenbach, Sorin Giusca 
World J Cardiol 9(12):842-847. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.842
Transposition of the great arteries - a phenotype associated with 16p11.2 duplications? 
Zarmiga Karunanithi, Else Marie Vestergaard, Mette H Lauridsen 
World J Cardiol 9(12):848-852. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.848
Letters To The Editor
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation operators - get involved in imaging! 
Miriam Brinkert, Stefan Toggweiler 
World J Cardiol 9(12):853-857. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i12.853