is an international journal from BMJ and BCS publishing important research and reviews in cardiovascular disease.
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Heart is an international peer reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with important research advances in cardiovascular disease. New scientific developments are highlighted in editorials and put in context with concise review articles. There is one free Editor’s Choice article in each issue, with open access options available to authors for all articles. Education in Heart articles provide a comprehensive, continuously updated, cardiology curriculum.
Heart promotes active interchange among researchers and readers to come together as a community to advance science and improve patient care via regular free audio podcasts, letters to the Editor, and news via Twitter and Facebook.
Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.
Editor-in-Chief: Professor Kazem Rahimi, University of Oxford, UK
Heart is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.
Heart considers unsolicited submissions of a variety of article types, including original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and image challenge questions. Review articles are usually commissioned but unsolicited reviews may be considered for topics of interest to the journal's readers.
All manuscripts should be submitted online.
VACANCY: Cardiology in Focus Section Editors
Heart has an exciting vacancy for an enthusiastic editor to join the journal’s Cardiology in Focus section.
The Cardiology in Focus section consists of short articles on topics of particular interest to trainees, junior cardiologists and cardiovascular researchers and the journal is seeking enthusiastic cardiology trainees or junior cardiologists to commission and write relevant articles for this section.
This is a great opportunity to take an active role in identifying topics of interest, inviting potential authors to contribute, reviewing and editing content, and participating in the journal’s editorial processes.
Application deadline: 3rd March 2024
British Cardiovascular Society Content
Provides updated common and essential recommendations developed by the modality-specific professional organisations which make up the BCS IC.
Provides recommendations to encourage provision of safe MRI for patients with CIEDs.
Protocols developed between nine professional and patient societies
Most Read Articles
Review:Review of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines on the management of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias
24 July 2023
Education in Heart:Management of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction
15 May 2023
Education in Heart:Biomarkers in heart failure: a focus on natriuretic peptides
6 September 2023
Coronary artery disease:Association of beta-blockers beyond 1 year after myocardial infarction and cardiovascular outcomes
12 July 2023
Arrhythmias and sudden death:Rate control in atrial fibrillation, calcium channel blockers versus beta-blockers
11 July 2023
Valvular heart disease:Association of pulmonary hypertension with the outcome in patients undergoing edge-to-edge mitral valve repair
22 February 2024
Heart failure and cardiomyopathies:Percutaneous intramyocardial septal radiofrequency ablation after 5-year follow-up
22 February 2024
Editorials:Artificial intelligence to improve the diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension: promises and pitfalls
15 February 2024
Coronary artery disease:Very early invasive strategy in higher risk non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome: the RAPID NSTEMI trial
12 February 2024
Special populations:Cardiovascular sequelae of trastuzumab and anthracycline in long-term survivors of breast cancer
12 February 2024
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