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 4 (2017)

Table of Contents


Introduction PDF
Podolec P 107


Rare arrhythmias
Brugada syndrome: 2017 update. (RCD code: V-1A.1) PDF
Rubis P 108-109

Review Article

Rare diseases of pulmonary circulation
Pulmonary artery pressure matters – how to efficiently improve survival in pulmonary arterial hypertension (RCD code: II‐1A.1) PDF
Matsubara H, Błaszczak P, Podolec P, Kopeć G 110-115

Original Paper

Rare diseases of systemic circulation
The prevalence of coronary artery anomalies on CT scan; Experience from a tertiary care center in Pakistan (RCD code: I-1C.1) PDF
Hussain B, Tipoo Sultan F, Jamil Z 116-121

Case Report

Rare diseases of the heart
A successful treatment of ischemic cardiomyopathy associated with left ventricular aneurysm and chronic ischaemic mitral regurgitation (RCD code: III-1B.9.o). PDF
Knap K, Drabik L, Błaut-Jurkowska J, Pacia M, Krupiński M, Urbańczyk–Zawadzka M, Płazak W 122-128
A rare cardiac manifestation of Brucellosis (RCD code: VIII) PDF
Hussain B, Tipoo Sultan F 129-132
Cardiac Tumors
Hemangioma of the left ventricle (RCD code: VI-1B.4) PDF
Wiśniowska-Śmiałek S, Rubiś P, Holcman K, Myrdko T, Kostkiewicz M, Urbańczyk-Zawadzka M, Kapelak B, Podolec P 133-136
An uncommon cause of right heart failure: primary cardiac pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (RCD code: VI-2C.1). PDF
Hussain B, Tipoo Sultan F, Mookadam F 137-142
Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases (JRCD)
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