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.



Thanks to reviewers: Thanks to reviewers: 2016


Let me thank, on behalf of the Editorial Board and Editorial Office Members, each and all of the following colleagues for their significant contribution to the development of the Journal by reviewing articles submitted to the Journal in 2016.

Posted: 2017-02-02 More...

Evaluation by the Index Copernicus International 2016

Dear Readers,

It is my great pleasure to inform, that once again, Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases successfully underwent evaluation by the Index Copernicus International and has been indexed in the IC Journal Master List receiving Index Copernicus Value of 87.76 points.
Posted: 2017-01-18 More...
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Vol 3, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


“One of the greatest disease is to be nobody to anybody” PDF
Podolec P 3-4

Review Article

Rare diseases of the heart
Ophthalmic manifestations suggesting Kearns--Sayre Syndrome among young adults with cardiac conduction defects (RCD code: III-1A.5a) PDF
Karwat - Szwabowicz M, Miszczyk J 5-8

Original Paper

Congenital Heart Diseases
Long term follow-up after the Ross procedure (RCD code: IV-5A.O) PDF
Lenart-Migdalska A, Smaś-Suska M, Knap K, Kaźnica-Wiatr M, Olszowska M, Podolec P, Tomkiewicz-Pająk L 9-13

Case Report

Rare congenital cardiovascular diseases
Senning operation as a palliative therapy for a girl with complex heart defect and Eisenmenger syndrome (RCD code: II‑1A.4d) PDF
Kuźma J, Rudziński A, Kopeć G, Weryński P, Palczewska D, Porada D, Rączka M, Pitak M 14-16
Rare diseases of systemic circulation
Ruptured aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva – an unexpected cause of tachycardia and severe dyspnea in a young patient (RCD code: I‑1B.0) PDF
Smaś‑Suska M, Tomkiewicz-Pająk L, Olszowska M, Podolec P 17-19
Rare arrhythmias
Patient with multiple ICD interventions (RCD code: V‑2A.O) PDF
Liszniański P, Nowak P, Stryjewski P 20-23
Rare diseases of the heart
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or hereditary hemochromatosis? (RCD code: III‑2B.3.o) PDF
Holcman K, Rubiś P, Wiśniowska-Śmiałek S, Leśniak-Sobelga A, Hlawaty M, Kostkiewicz M, Podolec P 24-27


Highlights from the Polish Pulmonary Hypertension Patients and their Friends Meeting in Krakow PDF
Stępniewski J 29-30
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