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.



JRCD on the ICMJE list of Journals


Dear Readers,

The Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases has been listed on the ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals.

Posted: 2016-07-26

Thanks to reviewers: Thanks to reviewers: 2015


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 2015.

Posted: 2016-03-02 More...
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Vol 2, No 8 (2016)

Table of Contents


“The sciences alone, however, whether natural or physical, are not sufficient to understand the mystery contained within each person” PDF
Podolec P 243-244

Review Article

Rare diseases of the heart
Cardiac AL Amyloidosis (RCD code: III-3A.2a) PDF
Kruszelnicka O, Chmiela M, Raźny M, Chyrchel B, Świerszcz J, Surdacki A, Nessler J 245–253

Original Paper

Rare congenital cardiovascular diseases
Exercise capacity in adult patients after Fontan procedure. (RCD code: IV‑5B.1) PDF
Smaś-Suska M, Tomkiewicz-Pająk L, Weryński P, Dłużniewska N, Olszowska M, Podolec P 254-258

Case Report

Rare diseases of pulmonary circulation
Macitentan therapy for bosentan hepatic intolerance in Eisenmenger’s syndrome patient. (RCD code: II‑1A.4d) PDF
Nowakowska M, Mossakowska A, Chrzanowski L, Simiera M, Kasprzak J D 259-262
Cardiac Tumors
Blood cyst attached to the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve. (RCD code: VI‑1A.0) PDF
Kuźma J, Rudziński A, Król W, Załuska-Pitak B, Oko-Łagan J, Siara E, Pietrucha B 263-265
Rare diseases of pulmonary circulation
Pulmonary cement embolism after percutaneous vertebroplasty. (RCD code: II‑1C.0) PDF
Gurba S, Deręgowska B, Terpin K, Guz W, Kuźniar J, Przybylski A 266-269
Rare congenital cardiovascular diseases
A 50-year-old unrepaired patient with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect PDF
Sarnecka A, Tyrka A, Kopeć G, Podolec P 270-274


Report from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2016 in Rome PDF
Rubis P 275-276
Journal of Rare Cardiovascular Diseases (JRCD)
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