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Congenital Heart Disease

ISSN: 1747-079X (Print)

ISSN: 1747-0803 (Online)

Aims & Scope

Congenital Heart Disease is the first journal focusing on congenital heart disease in children and adults. Though the number of infants born with heart disease each year is relatively small (approximately 1% of the population), advances in treating such malformations have led to increased life spans for this population. Consequently, today most patients treated for congenital heart disease are over the age of 20. What are the special needs of adults with congenital heart disease? What are the latest developments in the care of the fetus, infants, and children? Who should treat these patients? How should they be treated? 
Congenital Heart Disease focuses on these questions and more. Conceived as a forum for the most up-to-date information on congenital heart disease, the journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Vladimiro L. Vida, MD, Ph.D., Professor in Cardiac Surgery, University of Padua in Italy, as well as an international editorial board.
 We welcome submissions on congenital heart disease from the following areas: 

  • Basic research of congenital heart disease

  • Clinical pediatric and adult cardiology

  • Cardiac imaging

  • Preventive cardiology

  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization

  • Electrophysiology

  • Surgery

  • Long-term follow-up, particularly as it relates to older children and adult congenital heart disease

  • Exercise and exercise physiology in the congenital patient

  • Post-op and critical care

  • Common disorders such as syncope, chest pain, murmurs, as well as acquired disorders such as Kawasaki syndrome

The journal includes clinical studies, invited editorials, state-of-the-art reviews, case reports, articles focusing on the history and development of congenital heart disease, and CME material. Occasional issues focus on special topics.

Readership: Congenital Heart Disease was created for pediatric cardiologists; adult cardiologists who care for patients with congenital heart disease; pediatric and pediatric cardiology nurses; surgeons; radiologists; anesthesiologists; critical care physicians and nurses; and adult support staff involved in the care of patients with congenital heart disease.

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Societies and Affiliations

Official Journal of Children’s Hospital of Nanjing Medical University

Open Access

CHD is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. All articles published will be Gold open access under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (CC-BY 4.0). For further information, please refer to the Open Access Policy.


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Ethics Statement

Congenital Heart Disease follows the standards of ICMJE. TSP takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure adding the highest quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. TSP takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously on every level. Our staff are trained to identify and report any irregularities. Our editors proceed with a zero tolerance policy, to enforce COPE’s Core Practices and Guidelines and swiftly handle complex cases of plagiarism, data falsification, authorship credit, and the like.

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