|British Heart Journal|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|Edited by||Catherine Otto|
Heart is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all areas of cardiovascular medicine and surgery. It is the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society. It was established in 1939 as the British Heart Journal and is published by the BMJ Group. The name was changed from British Heart Journal to Heart in 1996 with the start of volume 75.
Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric, and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science. Each issue also contains an extensive continuing professional education section ("Education in Heart").
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed by Index Medicus, Science Citation Index, and Excerpta Medica. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2012 impact factor is 5.014, ranking it 22nd out of 122 journals in the category "Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems".
The following persons have been editor-in-chief of the journal:
- D Even Bedford, J M Campbell 1939-?
- K. Shirley Smith ?-1972
- Walter Somerville 1973-?
- Catherine Otto ?-present