Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases

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 arrhythmogenic disorders
(6) cardiac tumors and cardiovascular diseases in malignancy
(7) cardiovascular diseases in pregnancy
(8) basic science
(9) quality of life

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: Forthcoming Issue: JRCD Vol 3, No 8

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Vol 3, No 8 (2018)

Table of Contents


More on the 2018 update of “Clinical classification of rare cardiovascular diseases and disorders” PDF
Podolec P 257


Rare cardiovascular diseases
Classification of rare cardiovascular diseases and disorders: challenges in categorisation of different diseases PDF
Przybylski A 258

Review Article

Quality of Life
Spirituality/religiosity of man from the perspective of quality of life – a review of Polish research in social studies PDF
Łukasik J M, Jagielska K, Pikuła N G 259

Original Article

Rare diseases
Comparison of platelet count reduction in patients with essential thrombocythaemia treated with hydroxyurea and thromboreductin. Single centre experience (RCD code: VIII) PDF
Prochwicz A, Fornagiel S, Krawczyk K, Krochmalczyk D 266

Case Report

Rare diseases of the heart
Left ventricular non‐compaction – diagnostic challenges (RCD code: III‐5A.1.o) PDF
Orda P, Krivickiene A, Lapinskas T, Ereminiene E 271
Rare diseases of systemic circulation
Non‐ruptured symptomatic splenic artery aneurysm (RCD code: I-1D.1) PDF
Farsavian H, Davoodi M, Bonyadi M, Hessami A, Shamshirian A, Hashemi S, Nazemi S, Piranviseh A 275
Rare diseases of the heart
Heart broken by a mosquito; an unusual case of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (RCD code: III‐5B) PDF
Tai J M, Haider A, Hussain B 278
Unclassified rare cardiovascular diseases
Safety of pulmonary vein isolation in atrial fibrillation patients treated with dabigatran when idarucizumab is available (RCDD code: VIII) PDF
Koźluk E, Rodkiewicz D, Piątkowska A, Matusik P T, Opolski G 282
Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases (JRCD)
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