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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
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WJC is now abstracted and indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
CiteScore (2017): 0.89.
1949-8462 (online)
T-cells in myocardial infarction: Culprit instigators or mere effectors? 
Luca Liberale, Aldo Bonaventura, Fabrizio Montecucco 
World J Cardiol 10(10):123-126. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.123
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
Chronic ischemic mitral valve regurgitation and surgical perspectives 
Salah Eldien Altarabsheh, Salil V Deo, Abeer Rababa’h, Yagthan M Obeidat, Osama Haddad 
World J Cardiol 10(10):141-144. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.141
Observational Study
Successful endovascular treatment in patients with acute thromboembolic ischemia of the lower limb including the crural arteries 
Sorin Giusca, Dorothea Raupp, Dirk Dreyer, Christoph Eisenbach, Grigorios Korosoglou 
World J Cardiol 10(10):145-152. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.145
Incidental congenital coronary artery vascular fistulas in adults: Evaluation with adenosine-13N-ammonia PET-CT 
Salah AM Said, Aly Agool, Arno HM Moons, Mounir WZ Basalus, Nils RL Wagenaar, Rogier LG Nijhuis, Jutta M Schroeder-Tanka, Riemer HJA Slart 
World J Cardiol 10(10):153-164. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.153
Systematic Review
Undiscovered pathology of transient scaffolding t1remains a driver of failures in clinical trials 
Alexander N Kharlamov 
World J Cardiol 10(10):165-186. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.165
Case Report
Takotsubo syndrome - different presentations for a single disease: A case report and review of literature 
Alberto Fuensalida, Maurice Cortés, Luigi Gabrielli, Manuel Méndez, Alejandro Martínez, Gonzalo Martínez 
World J Cardiol 10(10):187-190. Published online Oct 26, 2018. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v10.i10.187