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May 2015

Volume 101

Issue 9

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.

Video Abstracts

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Listen to the latest two podcasts on coronary artery calcium and coffee and identifying low risk patients after a single high sensitivity troponin.

Coffee and artery calcium >>

High sensitivity troponin >>

Cardiology training courses

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

Research in Cardiology >>

Cases, Controversies and Updates in Cardiology >>

Cardiology Review Course >>

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

BMJ Masterclass >>

Sports cardio

Read the latest sports cardiology articles from Heart and BJSM:

Cardiorespiratory fitness >>

T-wave inversions in athletes >> 

European Youth Heart Study >>


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 >>