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 4

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 3 (2017)

Table of Contents


“Let (the hospital) serve!”. Pope John Paul II. Visit at the John Paul II Hospital in Krakow, 9 June 1997 PDF
Podolec P 71-72

Review Article

Rare arrhythmias
Brugada syndrome: current diagnostics, epidemiology, genetic data and novel mechanisms (RCD code: V‑1A.1) PDF
Matusik P T, Pudło J, Rydlewska A, Podolec J, Lelakowski J, Podolec P 73-80

Original Paper

Diseases of the Heart
Electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis (RCD code: III) PDF
Błaut-Jurkowska J, Kaźnica-Wiatr M, Żygadło A, Tomkiewicz- Pająk L, Podolec P, Olszowska M 81-85

Case Report

Rare congenital cardiovascular diseases
Coronary sinus atrial septal defect in adult (RCD code: IV‑2B.1) PDF
Barabash O, Ivaniv Y, Ivaniv I, Predzemirska O 86-88
Rare arrhythmias
Broad QRS complex tachycardia in a patient with myotonic dystrophy (Steinert disease) (RCD code: V‑4O) PDF
Majewski J, Lelakowski J 89-91
Exercise ECG unmasked Brugada sign: manifestation of the risk of sports‑associated sudden cardiac arrest (RCD code: V‑1A.1) PDF
Matusik P T, Komar M, Podolec J, Karkowski G, Lelakowski J, Podolec P 92-97
Rare diseases of the heart
Isolated right ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis in a young male with chronic myeloid leukemia (RCD code: III‑3F.2) PDF
Sultan F T, Hasan Y 98-100


Report from the 66th American College of Cardiology Congress 2016 in Washington, DC, USA PDF
Rubis P 101-102
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