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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.


Listen to the Heart Podcast, which is published twice a month, and subscribe in all podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

Heart is an official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society.

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Catherine Otto, University of Washington, USA
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Heart is a Plan S compliant Transformative Journal.


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British Society Recommendations - Heart team
BCS Guidelines: Getting the best from the Heart Team – guidance for cardiac multidisciplinary meetings

An update to the existing joint British Societies recommendations on multidisciplinary meetings to reflect changes in practice


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.

Information is also provided on editorial policies and open access.

All manuscripts should be submitted online.

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The BCS Celebrates 100 Years

2022 is the British Cardiovascular Society's Centenary year! Celebrating 100 years and being the longest established professional cardiac society in the world, there is an exciting programme of events to look out for this year including:

  • Centenary special issue of Heart and accompanying podcast
  • 100 years of cardiology programme at the BCS Annual Conference 2022
  • The BCS Digital Museum: a new online resource of the Museum Archives and Historical Collection located at BCS Headquarters
  • 100 Voices: a series of recorded oral histories to be made available as podcasts and soundbites
  • Centenary lectures: keynote lectures aimed at highlighting the heritage and history of the BCS and significant developments of cardiovascular care as well as looking ahead to the future

Read the President's centenary message celebrating this historic occasion.



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Mortality after multivessel revascularisation involving the proximal left anterior descending artery

22 June 2022

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Association of physical activity trajectories with major cardiovascular diseases in elderly people
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Image Challenges

Looking to test your cardiology knowledge? The Image Challenge section of Heart is a great tool for self-assessment. Each one consists of a brief clinical introduction and one or more images, with an accompanying board-review format multiple choice question. There are over 150 Image Challenges available online in the Heart archive.

Do you have an educational or unusual image to share that others could learn from? We would love you to submit it to us as an Image Challenge. Read our author guidelines to find out how to structure your submission.

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