About Hearts


Hearts (ISSN 2673-3846) is an international, peer-reviewed, scientific open access journal of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, published by MDPI online. It publishes the highest-quality material covering basic, translational and clinical research, in all areas of innovative science for cardiovascular medicine and at the interface of related disciplines. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, position papers and guideline documents, proceedings papers, letters, and communications. This multidisciplinary journal is aimed at a wide audience of both practicing clinicians and researchers, including cardiologists, cardiac and vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, electrophysiologists, clinical physiology, interventionalists, angiologists, specialists in internal medicine, pediatrics, nurses, and others interested in cardiovascular medicine. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced. Electronic files regarding the full details of the experimental procedure, if unable to be published in a normal way, can be deposited as supplementary material.


Subject Areas: Heart and Vessels 


  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular disease and health
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Neurovascular and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Vascular disease


  • Cardiovascular imaging and navigation
  • Diagnostic testing


–  Basic and Translational Research

  • Cardioprotection
  • Genetics, omics and tissue regeneration
  • Ischemia and reperfusion injury
  • Inflammation
  • Surface, flow and function
–  Cardiology
  • Cardiac Pharmacology
  • Cardiogeriatrics
  • Electrophysiology
  • Hypertension and sports cardiology
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Women cardiology
–  Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Aortic surgery
  • Cardiocirculatory support and assist devices
  • Coronary surgery
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Endovascular surgery
  • Heart surgery
  • Hybrid procedures
  • Innovative treatment modalities
  • Minimal-/micro-invasive surgery
  • Pacemakers and rhythm devices
  • Robotic surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Transplantation (heart/lung)
  • Valve surgery
  • Vascular surgery
–  Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Critical care and resuscitation
  • Health care policy
  • Hygienics in cardiovascular medicine
  • Primary care and nursing
–  Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention
  • Epidemiology, lifestyle, diet and prevention

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Hearts is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

St. Alban-Anlage 66
CH-4052 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Hearts will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2021 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Editorial Office

Ms. Rae Tian
Managing Editor

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