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September 2014

Volume 100

Issue 18

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 and the heart

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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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.

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Introductory editorial >>

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.  


At BCS 2014 Dr James Rudd spoke to Dr Arthur Yue about the expanding roles of electrophysiological specialists in managing arrhythmias, accessory pathways and the new upcoming NICE guidelines on atrial fibrillation.

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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 >>