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October 2014

Volume 100

Issue 20

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 JournalScan summarizing important papers published in other journals.

Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.

World Heart Day

To celebrate World Heart Day 2014, BMJ is offering access to a wide range of cardiology content from across our portfolio. This will be free until the end of October.  

Free content >>

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 >>


Cardiology training courses

The British Cardiovascular Society runs a number of courses for cardiologists at all levels:

A Career in Cardiology >>

A Year in Cardiology >>

Cases, Controversies and Updates in Cardiology >>

BMJ runs a Masterclass in Cardiology, Diabetes and CKD for GPs:

BMJ Masterclass >>

Latest podcast

When Heart met JACC: Dr James Rudd interviews Professor Valentin Fuster about CVD prevention in children, identifying early heart disease, and having your own Sesame Street character.

Podcast >>

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 >>