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August 2014

Volume 100

Issue 16

Impact factor: 5.014

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.


Listen to the two latest podcasts; firstly from Alex Clarke about determinants of effective heart failure self-care and from Philippe Pibarot about the importance of patient prosthesis mismatch.

First podcast >>

Second podcast >>


Open Heart

BMJ and the British Cardiovascular Society have launched a new online-only open access journal covering all areas of cardiovascular medicine. Online submission is now open.

Open Heart website >>

Submit a paper >>

Introductory editorial >>


JBS3 risk app

An app of the JBS3 Risk Calculator is now available in iTunes and Google Play and will be free for a limited time. Using this app or the risk calculator with patients will help healthcare practitioners to better illustrate the risk of cardiovascular disease and the gains that can be made from interventions such as reducing blood pressure, or stopping smoking. 

JBS3 risk calculator >>


BCS 2014

The British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference took place in Manchester on 2-4 June 2014. This year's theme was 'Tomorrow's World'.

Abstracts >>

Webcasts >>


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 >>