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October 2014

Volume 100

Issue 19

Impact factor: 6.023

Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. A special emphasis is given to valve disease, congenital heart disease, and inherited cardiovascular conditions as well as coronary disease, heart failure, arrhythmias, imaging, epidemiology, global health, genomics and translational science. Each issue contains original research, accompanying editorials, and reviews; an extensive continuing professional education section (Education in Heart), the Image Challenge series of image-based cases with MCQs; and Journal Scan summarizing important papers published in other journals.

Sports cardiology

Click here to read the first in a series of review articles published collaboratively with the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).

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Education in Heart

Read the latest Education in Heart articles and take the tests.

Molecular imaging of atherosclerosis >>

Marfan syndrome >>

Left ventricular function and mural architecture >>


New Impact Factor

We are delighted to announce that Heart now has an Impact Factor of 6.023. Thanks to our authors, readers, reviewers and editorial team for continuing to make Heart the best place to publish cardiology research.  


Education in Heart Editor Dr James Rudd talks to Dr Rob Casserley and Dr Marie-Kristelle Ross about climbing Everest and the effects of high altitude and endurance sports on the heart and lungs.

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Image Challenge

Want to test your knowledge? The Image Challenge section of Heart presents short cases using images and/or videos that are ideal for self-assessment. Browse the collection here. 

Image Challenge >>