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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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Editors-in-Chief

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

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)

Review
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
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
Minireviews
Is there evidence for statins in the treatment of aortic valve stenosis? 
Ibrahim Akin, Christoph A Nienaber 
World J Cardiol 9(8):667-672. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.667
Basic Study
Interleukin-19 is cardioprotective in dominant negative cyclic adenosine monophosphate response-element binding protein-mediated heart failure in a sex-specific manner 
Danielle R Bruns, Alexander R Ghincea, Christian V Ghincea, Yasu-Taka Azuma, Peter A Watson, Michael V Autieri, Lori A Walker 
World J Cardiol 9(8):673-684. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.673
Case Control Study
Effects of hypertonic saline solution on body weight and serum creatinine in patients with acute decompensated heart failure 
Gabrielle Lafrenière, Patrick Béliveau, Jean-Yves Bégin, David Simonyan, Sylvain Côté, Valérie Gaudreault, Zeev Israeli, Shahar Lavi, Rodrigo Bagur 
World J Cardiol 9(8):685-692. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.685
Observational Study
Estimating pressure gradients by auscultation: How technology (echocardiography) can help improve clinical skills 
Rohini L Kadle, Colin K L Phoon 
World J Cardiol 9(8):693-701. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.693
Coronary angiography findings in cardiac arrest patients with non-diagnostic post-resuscitation electrocardiogram: A comparison of shockable and non-shockable initial rhythms 
Pedro Martínez-Losas, Pablo Salinas, Carlos Ferrera, María Teresa Nogales-Romo, Francisco Noriega, María Del Trigo, Iván Javier Núñez-Gil, Luis Nombela-Franco, Nieves Gonzalo, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Javier Escaned, Antonio Fernández-Ortiz, Carlos Macaya, Ana Viana-Tejedor 
World J Cardiol 9(8):702-709. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.702
Case Report
Very late bioresorbable scaffold thrombosis and reoccurrence of dissection two years later chronic total occlusion recanalization of the left anterior descending artery 
Luigi Di Serafino, Plinio Cirillo, Tullio Niglio, Francesco Borgia, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Eugenio Stabile 
World J Cardiol 9(8):710-714. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i8.710