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Cardiology as a field of study has been gaining great significance with the increasing financial burden to the nations of the globe. Cardio vascular diseases are the number one reason for deaths globally.

Interventional cardiology is a scholarly open access journal that offers an Open Access platform to the scholars, amateurs, clinical practitioners and students that are keen in contributing their findings in this field.

Since cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioural risk factors Interventional cardiology journal includes wide areas of studies in this field by including apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery ectasia, fetal heart calcification, chronic arterial insufficiency, cardiovascular disease and its association with cancer, peri-arrest period, complications after heart surgery, early repolarization symptoms, coronary arteritis, inflammatory vascular disease, inflammatory cardiomyopathy, systolic pressure variation, left atrium enlargement, and ventricular septal defect (VSD).

The journal offers thoroughly reviewed original research as research articles, review articles, case studies, commentaries, Short Communication, and Letters to the Editors in the areas not limited to association of abiotrophia species with heart problem, heart and blood vessel disorders, myocardial infarction (heart attack), issues of cardiac arrest, stroke, techniques and procedure used in stent implantation, anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners), basic research in heart structure and functions and other medical conditions and associated treatments etc.

The journal also focuses on the latest therapeutic efforts such as application of cardiac progenitor cells, angioplasty, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and other stent implantation, anticoagulant drugs (blood thinners), therapy after open heart surgery, use of ventricular assist device.

You may submit manuscripts online at www.editorialmanager.com/openaccessjournals/ or as an email attachment to [email protected]/[email protected]

Interventional Cardiology is indexed in the quality indexing sites such as Scopus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica to increase visibility and discoverability.

*2017 Journal Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2015 and 2016 with the number of times they are cited in 2017 based on Google Scholar Citation Index database. If 'X' is the total number of articles published in 2015 and 2016, and 'Y' is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2017 then, journal impact factor = Y/X

Recently Published Articles

Research Article p. 97-104

The Role of the Retrograde Approach in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions for Chronic Total Occlusions : Insights from the Japanese Retrograde Summit Registry

Author(s): Makoto Sekiguchi*, Tohisya Muramatsu, Yoshifumi Kashima, Atsunori Okamura, Etsuo Tsuchikane, Makoto Mutoh, Masahisa Yamane, Maoto Habara, Yuji Oikawa, Ryohei Yoshikawa

Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion (CTO-PCI) success rates have increased with adoption of the retrograde approach. We evaluated the role of the retro..

Case Report p. 111-116

Mechanical circulatory support for post-acute myocardial infarction with refractory cardiogenic shock: A decade of lessons

Author(s): Sanjeet Singh, Sudeep Das De, Francesco Nappi*, Ahmed Al-Adhami, Yasser Hegazy, Jonathan Dalzell, Harikrishna Doshi, Andrew Sinclair, Philip Curry, Mark Petrie, Colin Berry and Nawwar Al-Attar

Introduction: There are 0.9 catheterization labs per 100,000 inhabitants in Scotland for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which are much less a..

Case Report p. 117-120

2 cases of non-surgical treatment of stent loss during percutaneous coronary intervention

Author(s): Mohamed Aymen Ben Abdessalem*, Oussama Ben Rejeb, Imen Bouhlel, Abdallah Mahdhaoui, Samia Ernez and Gouider Jeridi Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Farhat Hached de Sousse sousse, sousse Tunisia

Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention with stents is widely used for coronary artery disease. Stent loss is a rare complication. Incidence is estimated at 1.3%. Although Stent has b..