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


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1949-8462 (online)

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
Assessment of aortic valve disease - a clinician oriented review  
Andrei D Mǎrgulescu
World J Cardiol 9(6):481-495. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.481
Atrial tachyarrhythmia in adult congenital heart disease  
Arsha Karbassi, Krishnakumar Nair, Louise Harris, Rachel M Wald, S Lucy Roche
World J Cardiol 9(6):496-507. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.496
Influence of cardiac nerve status on cardiovascular regulation and cardioprotection  
John G Kingma, Denys Simard, Jacques R Rouleau
World J Cardiol 9(6):508-520. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.508
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
Wearable cardioverter defibrillator: Bridge or alternative to implantation?  
Jeremie Barraud, Jennifer Cautela, Morgane Orabona, Johan Pinto, Olivier Missenard, Marc Laine, Franck Thuny, Franck Paganelli, Laurent Bonello, Michael Peyrol
World J Cardiol 9(6):531-538. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.531
Clinical Trials Study
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation facilitated by preprocedural three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography: Long-term outcome  
Klaus Kettering, Felix Gramley, Stephan von Bardeleben
World J Cardiol 9(6):539-546. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.539
Observational Study
Entirely subcutaneous defibrillator and complex congenital heart disease: Data on long-term clinical follow-up  
Paolo Ferrero, Hussam Ali, Palash Barman, Sara Foresti, Pierpaolo Lupo, Emilia D’Elia, Riccardo Cappato, Alan Graham Stuart
World J Cardiol 9(6):547-552. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.547
Systematic Reviews
Interferon related pericarditis: Review  
Kazuaki Nishio, Tsutomu Arase, Hiroko Tada, Hideaki Tachibana
World J Cardiol 9(6):553-557. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.553
Case Report
Inadvertent cardiac phlebography  
Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Constantina Masoura, Stylianos Kastellanos, Albert Alahmar
World J Cardiol 9(6):558-561. Published online Jun 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i6.558