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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 >>

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Giuseppe De Luca, PhD, Assistant Professor; Jian-Jun Li, MD,PhD, Professor; Eugenio Picano, MD,PhD, Director; Nathan D Wong, FACC,FAHA,PhD, Director,Professor


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Sudden cardiac death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 
Sherry Masoud, Phang Boon Lim, George D Kitas, Vasileios Panoulas 
World J Cardiol 9(7):562-573. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.562
Vascular complications of transcatheter aortic valve replacement: A concise literature review 
Muhammad Ali Chaudhry, Muhammad Rizwan Sardar 
World J Cardiol 9(7):574-582. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.574
Peripheral interventions and antiplatelet therapy: Role in current practice 
Pahul Singh, Yenal Harper, Carrie S Oliphant, Mohamed Morsy, Michelle Skelton, Raza Askari, Rami N Khouzam 
World J Cardiol 9(7):583-593. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.583
Is Entresto good for the brain? 
Nirav Patel, Jason Gluck 
World J Cardiol 9(7):594-599. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.594
Cardiac and pericardial tumors: A potential application of positron emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging 
Ahmed Fathala, Mohei Abouzied, Abdul-Aziz AlSugair 
World J Cardiol 9(7):600-608. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.600
Systematic Reviews
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
Infective endocarditis and thoracic aortic disease: A review on forgotten psychological aspects 
Mariana Suárez Bagnasco, Iván J Núñez-Gil 
World J Cardiol 9(7):620-628. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.620
Case Report
Endovascular treatment of paravisceral mycotic aneurysm: Chimmeny endovascular sealing the end of de road 
Martin Rabellino, Pedro N Moltini, Vanesa G Di Caro, Jose G Chas, Ricardo Marenchino, Ricardo D Garcia-Monaco 
World J Cardiol 9(7):629-633. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.629
Percutaneous closure of congenital Gerbode defect using Nit-Occlud® Lê VSD coil 
Quang T Phan, Sang-Wook Kim, Hieu L Nguyen 
World J Cardiol 9(7):634-639. Published online Jul 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i7.634