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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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Figure 1 - The rich diversity of cardiac imaging—overview of cardiac imaging. CMR, cardiovascular magnetic resonance.
United Kingdom standards for non-invasive cardiac imaging: recommendations from the Imaging Council of the British Cardiovascular Society

Provides updated common and essential recommendations developed by the modality-specific professional organisations which make up the BCS IC.


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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Best Research Paper Award 2022

Each year the Heart editorial team selects the most meritorious research papers to receive the Heart Best Research Paper Award.

We are pleased to announce the winner and finalists for the Heart Best Research Paper Award 2022 in recognition of high quality and clinical impact. The 2022 award is for the best research paper published in the journal in 2021.


Ki-Chul Sung, Yun Soo Hong, Jong-Young Lee, Seung-Jae Lee, Yoosoo Chang, Seungho Ryu, Di Zhao, Juhee Cho, Eliseo Guallar, Joao A C Lima

Physical activity and the progression of coronary artery calcification

View the 2022 finalists and previous winners

Latest Articles


Added value of heart valve clinics in the management of asymptomatic aortic stenosis

26 January 2023

Heart failure and cardiomyopathies:

FOXO3A acts as immune response modulator in human virus-negative inflammatory cardiomyopathy

26 January 2023

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Cardiovascular disease and mortality sequelae of COVID-19 in the UK Biobank
24 October 2022

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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