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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Autonomic and endocrine control of cardiovascular function  
Richard Gordan, Judith K Gwathmey, Lai-Hua Xie 
World J Cardiol 7(4):204-214. Published online Apr 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i4.204
ST-segment elevation: Distinguishing ST elevation myocardial infarction from ST elevation secondary to nonischemic etiologies  
Alok Deshpande, Yochai Birnbaum 
World J Cardiol 6(10):1067-1079. Published online Oct 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i10.1067
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
Cardiac and non-cardiac causes of T-wave inversion in the precordial leads in adult subjects: A Dutch case series and review of the literature  
Salah AM Said, Rene Bloo, Ramon de Nooijer, Andries Slootweg 
World J Cardiol 7(2):86-100. Published online Feb 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i2.86
Management of adults with coarctation of aorta  
Pradyumna Agasthi, Sai Harika Pujari, Andrew Tseng, Joseph N Graziano, Francois Marcotte, David Majdalany, Farouk Mookadam, Donald J Hagler, Reza Arsanjani 
World J Cardiol 12(5):167-191. Published online May 26, 2020. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v12.i5.167
Drugs to be avoided in patients with long QT syndrome: Focus on the anaesthesiological management  
Giovanni Fazio, Federica Vernuccio, Giuseppe Grutta, Giuseppe Lo Re 
World J Cardiol 5(4):87-93. Published online Apr 26, 2013. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v5.i4.87
Diagnostic and prognostic value of circulating microRNAs in heart failure with preserved and reduced ejection fraction  
Christian Schulte, Dirk Westermann, Stefan Blankenberg, Tanja Zeller 
World J Cardiol 7(12):843-860. Published online Dec 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i12.843
High-intensity interval training for health benefits and care of cardiac diseases - The key to an efficient exercise protocol  
Shigenori Ito 
World J Cardiol 11(7):171-188. Published online Jul 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i7.171
Visualization of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: Impact of devices and anatomy  
Mark A Benscoter, Paul A Iaizzo 
World J Cardiol 7(11):754-764. Published online Nov 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i11.754
Genetics of coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction  
Xuming Dai, Szymon Wiernek, James P Evans, Marschall S Runge 
World J Cardiol 8(1):1-23. Published online Jan 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i1.1
Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography: From methodology to major clinical applications  
Antonello D’Andrea, Marianna Conte, Massimo Cavallaro, Raffaella Scarafile, Lucia Riegler, Rosangela Cocchia, Enrica Pezzullo, Andreina Carbone, Francesco Natale, Giuseppe Santoro, Pio Caso, Maria Giovanna Russo, Eduardo Bossone, Raffaele Calabrò 
World J Cardiol 8(7):383-400. Published online Jul 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i7.383
Early repolarization syndrome: A cause of sudden cardiac death  
Abdi Ali, Nida Butt, Azeem S Sheikh 
World J Cardiol 7(8):466-475. Published online Aug 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i8.466
Alcohol-induced hypertension: Mechanism and prevention  
Kazim Husain, Rais A Ansari, Leon Ferder 
World J Cardiol 6(5):245-252. Published online May 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i5.245
Epigenetic regulation in cardiac fibrosis  
Li-Ming Yu, Yong Xu 
World J Cardiol 7(11):784-791. Published online Nov 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i11.784
Effects of energy drinks on the cardiovascular system  
Bishoy Wassef, Michelle Kohansieh, Amgad N Makaryus 
World J Cardiol 9(11):796-806. Published online Nov 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i11.796
The role of nutrition and nutraceutical supplements in the treatment of hypertension  
Mark Houston 
World J Cardiol 6(2):38-66. Published online Feb 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i2.38
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
Palm oil and the heart: A review  
Osaretin J Odia, Sandra Ofori, Omosivie Maduka 
World J Cardiol 7(3):144-149. Published online Mar 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i3.144
Adrenal G protein-coupled receptor kinase-2 in regulation of sympathetic nervous system activity in heart failure  
Katie A McCrink, Ava Brill, Anastasios Lymperopoulos 
World J Cardiol 7(9):539-543. Published online Sep 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i9.539
Exercise training in the management of patients with resistant hypertension  
Fernando Ribeiro, Rui Costa, José Mesquita-Bastos 
World J Cardiol 7(2):47-51. Published online Feb 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i2.47
Coarctation of the aorta: Management from infancy to adulthood  
Rachel D Torok, Michael J Campbell, Gregory A Fleming, Kevin D Hill 
World J Cardiol 7(11):765-775. Published online Nov 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i11.765
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
Markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease in recently diagnosed celiac disease patients  
Walter F Tetzlaff, Tomás Meroño, Martin Menafra, Maximiliano Martin, Eliana Botta, Maria D Matoso, Patricia Sorroche, Juan A De Paula, Laura E Boero, Fernando Brites 
World J Cardiol 9(5):448-456. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.448
Flecainide: Current status and perspectives in arrhythmia management  
George K Andrikopoulos, Sokratis Pastromas, Stylianos Tzeis 
World J Cardiol 7(2):76-85. Published online Feb 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i2.76
Heart failure after myocardial infarction in the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention: Mechanisms, incidence and identification of patients at risk  
Thomas J Cahill, Rajesh K Kharbanda 
World J Cardiol 9(5):407-415. Published online May 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i5.407
Cardiovascular involvement in celiac disease  
Edward J Ciaccio, Suzanne K Lewis, Angelo B Biviano, Vivek Iyer, Hasan Garan, Peter H Green 
World J Cardiol 9(8):652-666. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.652
Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute myocardial infarction  
Koushik Reddy, Asma Khaliq, Robert J Henning 
World J Cardiol 7(5):243-276. Published online May 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i5.243
Overview of coronary artery variants, aberrations and anomalies  
Stylianos Kastellanos, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Eleftherios Tsiamis, Evangelos Oikonomou, Dimitris Tousoulis 
World J Cardiol 10(10):127-140. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.127
Cardiac damage in athlete’s heart: When the “supernormal” heart fails!  
Andreina Carbone, Antonello D’Andrea, Lucia Riegler, Raffaella Scarafile, Enrica Pezzullo, Francesca Martone, Raffaella America, Biagio Liccardo, Maurizio Galderisi, Eduardo Bossone, Raffaele Calabrò 
World J Cardiol 9(6):470-480. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.470
Management of ventricular tachycardia storm in patients with structural heart disease  
Daniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli, Jackson J Liang 
World J Cardiol 9(6):521-530. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.521
Heart disease in Friedreich’s ataxia  
Emily Hanson, Mark Sheldon, Brenda Pacheco, Mohammed Alkubeysi, Veena Raizada 
World J Cardiol 11(1):1-12. Published online Jan 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i1.1
Cardiac remodeling and physical training post myocardial infarction  
Michael A Garza, Emily A Wason, John Q Zhang 
World J Cardiol 7(2):52-64. Published online Feb 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i2.52
Diagnosis and management challenges of in-stent restenosis in coronary arteries  
M Chadi Alraies, Fahed Darmoch, Ramyashree Tummala, Ron Waksman 
World J Cardiol 9(8):640-651. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.640
Hematological disorders and pulmonary hypertension  
Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz 
World J Cardiol 8(12):703-718. Published online Dec 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i12.703
Physical activity in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: Overview updated  
Alberto J Alves, João L Viana, Suiane L Cavalcante, Nórton L Oliveira, José A Duarte, Jorge Mota, José Oliveira, Fernando Ribeiro 
World J Cardiol 8(10):575-583. Published online Oct 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i10.575
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment  
Kazuo Komamura, Miho Fukui, Toshihiro Iwasaku, Shinichi Hirotani, Tohru Masuyama 
World J Cardiol 6(7):602-609. Published online Jul 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i7.602
Pericardial decompression syndrome: A comprehensive review  
Yougeesh Prabhakar, Amandeep Goyal, Nauman Khalid, Nitish Sharma, Raj Nayyar, David H Spodick, Lovely Chhabra 
World J Cardiol 11(12):282-291. Published online Dec 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i12.282
Mitochondrial function and regulation of macrophage sterol metabolism and inflammatory responses  
Annette Graham, Anne-Marie Allen 
World J Cardiol 7(5):277-286. Published online May 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i5.277
Antioxidants, inflammation and cardiovascular disease  
Harald Mangge, Kathrin Becker, Dietmar Fuchs, Johanna M Gostner 
World J Cardiol 6(6):462-477. Published online Jun 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i6.462
Novel concepts in radiation-induced cardiovascular disease  
Jason R Cuomo, Gyanendra K Sharma, Preston D Conger, Neal L Weintraub 
World J Cardiol 8(9):504-519. Published online Sep 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i9.504
Positive airway pressure therapy for heart failure  
Takao Kato, Shoko Suda, Takatoshi Kasai 
World J Cardiol 6(11):1175-1191. Published online Nov 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i11.1175
Distribution of late gadolinium enhancement in various types of cardiomyopathies: Significance in differential diagnosis, clinical features and prognosis  
Hiroshi Satoh, Makoto Sano, Kenichiro Suwa, Takeji Saitoh, Mamoru Nobuhara, Masao Saotome, Tsuyoshi Urushida, Hideki Katoh, Hideharu Hayashi 
World J Cardiol 6(7):585-601. Published online Jul 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i7.585
Do neutrophil extracellular traps contribute to the heightened risk of thrombosis in inflammatory diseases?  
Ashish N Rao, Nayef M Kazzaz, Jason S Knight 
World J Cardiol 7(12):829-842. Published online Dec 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i12.829
Percutaneous devices for left atrial appendage occlusion: A contemporary review  
Homam Moussa Pacha, Yasser Al-khadra, Mohamad Soud, Fahed Darmoch, Abdulghani Moussa Pacha, M Chadi Alraies 
World J Cardiol 11(2):57-70. Published online Feb 26, 2019. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v11.i2.57
Sympathetic nervous system activation and heart failure: Current state of evidence and the pathophysiology in the light of novel biomarkers  
Josip Anđelo Borovac, Domenico D'Amario, Josko Bozic, Duska Glavas 
World J Cardiol 12(8):373-408. Published online Aug 26, 2020. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v12.i8.373
Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 prognostic role in atherosclerotic complications  
Giuseppe Maiolino, Valeria Bisogni, Giacomo Rossitto, Gian Paolo Rossi 
World J Cardiol 7(10):609-620. Published online Oct 26, 2015. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v7.i10.609
Hand dysfunction after transradial artery catheterization for coronary procedures  
Muhammad Ayyaz Ul Haq, Muhammad Rashid, Chun Shing Kwok, Chun Wai Wong, James Nolan, Mamas A Mamas 
World J Cardiol 9(7):609-619. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.609
Psoriasis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease: Three different diseases on a unique background  
Giulia Ganzetti, Anna Campanati, Elisa Molinelli, Annamaria Offidani 
World J Cardiol 8(2):120-131. Published online Feb 26, 2016. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v8.i2.120