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August 2015

Volume 101

Issue 16

Impact factor: 5.595

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; a continuing professional education section (Education in Heart); the Image Challenge series of cases with MCQs; and JournalScan summarizing important cardiology papers.

Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society and is endorsed by some affiliated organisations.

Video abstracts

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News and podcasts

In the news:We are pleased to announce the winner and finalists for the inaugural Heart Best Paper Award in recognition of high quality and clinical impact.

Read here to find out more >>

Listen to the lastest podcasts with Heart authors and key opinion leaders.

Haemodynamic and anatomic progression >>

PCI recommendations >>

AMI in clinical practice >>

CVD risk and frailty >>

BCS conference and courses

The BCS annual conference took place on 8-10 June with the theme of 'Hearts and Genes'. Missed a session? Read the abstracts here.

Abstracts >>

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

Cases, Controversies and Updates in Cardiology >>

A Year in Cardiology >>

BMJ runs a Masterclass in Cardiology and Diabetes:

BMJ Masterclass >>


Just published and Open Access! BCIS recommendations for good practice in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. 

Recommendations >>

Podcast >>


Want to test your knowledge?

The Image Challenge section presents short cases using images and/or videos that are ideal for self-assessment.  

Image Challenge >>

The Education in Heart section consists of an article and accredited online MCQs. 

Education in Heart >>