Top cited articles

The quality and impact of our journals are dependent on many different measures. We’ve provided here some of those metrics for Heart, to reflect the latest 2019 data, that remain important to our authors. We’ve also listed our top most cited articles from each of the last two years, free to read.


Long-term outcomes of His bundle pacing in patients with heart failure with left bundle branch block
Huang, Weijian; Su, Lan; Wu, Shengjie, et al.

Effects and costs of real-time cardiac telerehabilitation: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial
Maddison, Ralph; Rawstorn, Jonathan Charles; Stewart, Ralph A. H., et al.

Global prevalence of resistant hypertension: a meta-analysis of data from 3.2 million patients
Noubiap, Jean Jacques; Nansseu, Jobert Richie; Nyaga, Ulrich Flore, et al.

Right ventricle to pulmonary artery coupling in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Sultan, Ibrahim; Cardounel, Arturo; Abdelkarim, Islam, et al.

Heart or heart-lung transplantation for patients with congenital heart disease in England Dimopoulos, Konstantinos; Muthiah, Kavitha; Alonso-Gonzalez, Rafael, et al.

Reaching cardiovascular prevention guideline targets with a polypill-based approach: a meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials
Selak, Vanessa; Webster, Ruth; Stepien, Sandrine , et al. 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313108

Medication reminder applications to improve adherence in coronary heart disease: a randomised clinical trial
Santo, Karla; Singleton, Anna; Rogers, Kris; Thiagalingam, Aravinda , et al.

Use of routinely captured echocardiographic data in the diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis
Bradley, Steven M.; Foag, Katie; Monteagudo, Khua; Rush, Pam , et al.

Sub-optimal cholesterol response to initiation of statins and future risk of cardiovascular disease
Akyea, Ralph Kwame; Kai, Joe; Qureshi, Nadeem , et al.

Making cardiac rehabilitation more available and affordable
Lavie, Carl J.; Kachur, Sergey; Milani, Richard V. 10.1136/heartjnl-2018-313762


Factors associated with coronary artery disease and stroke in adults with congenital heart disease
Bokma, Jouke P.; Zegstroo, Ineke; Kuijpers, Joey M, et al.

Drug treatment effects on outcomes in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Zheng, Sean Lee; Chan, Fiona T,  , et al.

Outcome after percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral repair for functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Chiarito, Mauro; Pagnesi, Matteo; Martino, Enrico Antonio, et al.

Anthracycline cardiotoxicity: an update on mechanisms, monitoring and prevention
Henriksen, Peter A.

Stable coronary syndromes: pathophysiology, diagnostic advances and therapeutic need
Ford, Thomas J.; Corcoran, David; Berry, Colin

Machine learning in cardiovascular medicine: are we there yet?
Shameer, Khader; Johnson, Kipp W.; Glicksberg, Benjamin S.; Dudley, Joel T,  , et al.

Isolated tricuspid regurgitation: outcomes and therapeutic interventions
Fender, Erin A.; Zack, Chad J.; Nishimura, Rick A.

Reactive oxygen species signalling in the diabetic heart: emerging prospect for therapeutic targeting
Wilson, Adam J.; Gill, Eleanor K.; Abudalo, Rawan A.; Edgar, Kevin S , et al.

Emergency treatment of decompensated aortic stenosis
Bongiovanni, Dario; Kuehl, Constantin; Bleiziffer, Sabine; Stecher, Lynne, et al.

Journal Metrics:

Days to first decision: 24
Days from acceptance to publication: 25

2 year Impact Factor (JCR): 5.213
SciMago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.229
Eigenfactor: 0.03014
Citescore: 8.9

2019 total content accesses: 2,110,000
Total Altmetric Mentions: 10,091