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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, (E-mail:giuseppe.deluca@maggioreosp.novara.it)Department of Cardiology, Piedmont University, Novara 28100, Italy
  • Jian-Jun Li, MD, PhD, Professor, (E-mail:lijnjn@aliyun.com)Center for Coronary Artery Disease, Fu Wai Cardiovascular Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing 100037, China
  • Eugenio Picano, MD, PhD, N/A, (E-mail:picano@ifc.cnr.it)Instituto di Fisiologia Clinica CNR, Echocardiography Laboratory, Via Moruzzi 1, Pisa 56100, Italy
  • Nathan D Wong, FACC, FAHA, PhD, Director, Professor, (E-mail:ndwong@uci.edu)Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA 92629, United States
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Use of carbon dioxide as an intravascular contrast agent: A review of current literature 
Fahad Ali, Muhammad Asif Mangi, Hiba Rehman, Edo Kaluski 
World J Cardiol 9(9):715-722. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.715
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: Pathophysiology and role of cardiac biomarkers in differential diagnosis 
Prabhakaran Gopalakrishnan, Ramsha Zaidi, Muhammad Rizwan Sardar 
World J Cardiol 9(9):723-730. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.723
Obesity paradox in patients undergoing coronary intervention: A review 
Nirav Patel, Ossama Elsaid, Abhishek Shenoy, Abhishek Sharma, Samy I McFarlane 
World J Cardiol 9(9):731-736. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.731
Brugada type 1 electrocardiogram: Should we treat the electrocardiogram or the patient? 
Pietro Delise, Giuseppe Allocca, Nadir Sitta 
World J Cardiol 9(9):737-741. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.737
Retrospective Cohort Study
Clinical and anatomic predictors of need for repeat atrial fibrillation ablation 
Yaanik Desai, Mathew R Levy, Shahriar Iravanian, Edward C Clermont, Heval M Kelli, Robert L Eisner, Mikhael F El-Chami, Angel R Leon, David B Delurgio, Faisal M Merchant 
World J Cardiol 9(9):742-748. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.742
Retrospective Study
Utility and correlation of known anticoagulation parameters in the management of pediatric ventricular assist devices 
Ajay K Bhatia, Mouhammad Yabrodi, Mallory Carroll, Silvia Bunting, Kirk Kanter, Kevin O Maher, Shriprasad R Deshpande 
World J Cardiol 9(9):749-756. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.749
Observational Study
Geometric comparison of the mitral and tricuspid valve annulus: Insights from three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography 
Amgad N Makaryus, Haisam Ismail, John N Makaryus, Dali Fan 
World J Cardiol 9(9):757-760. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.757
Systematic Reviews
Safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness of Bivalirudin: A systematic review 
Melorin Mehrzad, Rasikh Tuktamyshov, Raman Mehrzad 
World J Cardiol 9(9):761-772. Published online Sep 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i9.761