Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases

Aims and Scope

Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases (JRCD) is an international, quarterly issued, peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that keeps cardiologists and non-cardiologists up-to-date with rare disorders of the heart and vessels.

The Journal publishes fine quality review articles, original, basic and clinical sciences research papers, either positive or negative, case reports and articles on public health issues in the field of rare cardiovascular diseases and orphan cardiovascular drugs.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following areas:

(1) rare diseases of systemic circulation

(2) rare diseases of pulmonary circulation

(3) rare diseases of the heart (cardiomyopathies)

(4) rare congenital cardiovascular diseases

(5) rare arrhythmias

(6) cardiac tumors and cardiovascular diseases in malignancy

(7) cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy

(8) basic science

Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. JRCD respects publication ethics as set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Submission of a manuscript to the Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies.

JRCD accepts submissions from all international regions.



Forthcoming Issue: JRCD vol. 2 no. 8

We invite You to  read the forthcoming issue table of contents.  
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JRCD on the ICMJE list of Journals


Dear Readers,

The Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases has been listed on the ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

Posted: 2016-07-26
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Vol 2, No 7 (2016)

Table of Contents


For one mistake made for not knowing, ten mista kes are made for not looking
Podolec P 207-208

Review Article

Diseases of the Heart
The role of biomarkers as an alternative and completion of the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway in patients with aortic stenosis PDF
Podolec J, Baran J, , Guzik B, Żmudka K 209-214

Original Article

Cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy
Pregnancy in pulmonary arterial hypertension PDF
Kaźnica-Wiatr M, Leśniak-Sobelga A, Kopeć G, Błaszczak P, Frynas K, Olszowska M, Rytlewski K, Kasprzak J, Podolec P 215-219

Case Report

Rare arrhythmias
A 33-year-old man after sudden cardiac arrest as a first manifestation of Brugada syndrome PDF
Holcman K, Rubiś P, Wiśniowska-Śmiałek S, Biernacka-Fiałkowska B, Hlawaty M, Leśniak-Sobelga A, Karkowski G, Bednarek J, Lelakowski J, Kostkiewicz M, Podolec P 220-224
Cardiac Tumors
Spontaneous implantation of a left atrial myxoma into the left ventricle PDF
Stettner-Leonkiewicz D, Tomaszewski A, Wysokiński A, Stążka J, Czajkowski M, Tomaszewski M 225-227
Rare arrhythmias
31-year old man with Short QT syndrome PDF PDF
Wiśniowska-Śmiałek S, Rubiś P, Holcman K, Biernacka-Fijałkowska B, Leśniak-Sobelga A, Kostkiewicz M, Podolec P, Kopeć G 228-230
Rare diseases of the heart
Eosinophilic myocarditis: Gardia lamblia infestation and Garcinia cambogia. Coincidence or causality? PDF
Dzierwa K, Rudnicka-Sosin L, Rubiś P, Tekieli L, Pieniążek P 231-235


Report from the 65th American College of Cardiology Congress 2016 in Chicago, USA
Rubiś P 237-238
Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases (JRCD)
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