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. 3 no. 3

We invite You to read the forthcoming issue table of contents.  
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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.

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Vol 3, No 2 (2017)

Table of Contents


“A rare day to put rare diseases in the spotlight!” “With research possibilities are limitless” PDF
Podolec P 35-36

Review Article

Rare diseases of the heart
Cardiac sarcoidosis – management and prognosis (RCD code: III‑3A.3) PDF
Błaut-Jurkowska J, Kaźnica-Wiatr M, Knap K, Tomkiewicz-Pająk L, Podolec P, Olszowska M 37-43

Original Paper

Rare diseases of pulmonary circulation
The pilot study of role of electrical cardiometry in non‑invasive assessment of hemodynamic parameters in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (RCD code: II‑1A.1) PDF
Kazimierczyk R, Jasiewicz M, Marcinkiewicz-Siemion M, Knapp M, Lisowska A, Błaszczak P, Sobkowicz B, Musiał W J, Grzywna R, Kamiński K A 44-49

Case Report

Rare congenital cardiovascular diseases
Clinically silent, right and left ventricular outflow tract obstructions in an adult patient (RCD code: IV‑3A) PDF
Gierba M, Kwiecien E, Drabik L, Heród P, Dzieciuch-Rojek M, Iwaszczuk P, Płazak W 50-53
Rare diseases
Case report on aortic valve replacement in adult woman with systemic mastocytosis (RCD code: VIII) PDF
Różewicz-Juraszek M, Hryniewiecki T, Faber K, Abramczuk E, Orlowska-Baranowska E, Szymański P 54-55
Rare diseases of systemic circulation
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection secondary to intimal fibromuscular dysplasia (RCD code: I‑1C.O) PDF
Hamza T, Sharkey F 56-58
Rare congenital cardiovascular diseases
Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defect with muscular VSD occluder after infective endocarditis in a patient with previous primum atrial septal defect closure, prosthetic aortic and mitral valves replacement. (RCD code IV‑2B.3) PDF
Sarnecka A, Weryński P, Wilkołek P, Tomkiewicz-Pająk L, Brózda M, Podolec P 59-64


Highlights from EuroEcho-Imaging 2016 Congress of the European Society of Cardiology, Leipzig, Germany. PDF
Wiśniowska-Śmiałek S 65-66
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