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The World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WJPCHS) is a bimonthly, peer-reviewed scientific publication dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge pertaining to congenital heart anomalies, and pediatric heart diseases in general. It is the official journal of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS), Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society (CHSS), and European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association (ECHSA). A central focus of the Journal is the surgical aspect of the care of infants, children, and adults. The International Editorial Advisory Board includes specialists in congenital heart surgery, cardiology, anesthesia, critical care and nursing.

The Journal will contain, and manuscript submissions are welcome, in the following categories:

  • Original Reports of clinical and/or basic scientific investigations and observations relevant to the care and management of patients with congenital heart disease
  • Review Articles, Expert Techniques, Historical Perspectives, and descriptions of New Technologies (with focus on surgical topics, as well as interventional cardiology, anesthesia, and critical care)
  • Instructive Case Reports and unique Images of Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
  • Reports of proceedings of the meetings of WSPCHS, as well as those of other national and regional cardiac surgical societies and pediatric cardiology organizations that do not have widely distributed official publications of their own
  • Papers on diverse subjects relevant to the mission of WSPCHS, including worldwide and regional demographics of congenital heart disease (CHD), healthcare policy and economics pertinent to CHD, programs of international collaboration in the development and support of centers for CHD, challenges and progress in clinical care in underserved areas, and issues related to congenital heart surgery education and training around the world
  • Manuscripts submitted by organizations or entities interested in advancing the care of pediatric and congenital heart disease patients worldwide

For more information, contact Editor-in-Chief Marshall L. Jacobs, M.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

5 Online First Articles - April 28, 2021

Posted in WJPCHS

World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Online First Articles

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A Rare Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor of the Mitral Valve With Systemic Embolism in a Child

Published: April 26, 2021.
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Contributors

Niranjan Vijayakumar; Bijoy Thattaliyath; Bilge Dundar; Mohsen Karimi; Aditya Badheka; Madhuradhar Chegondi

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Living-Related Donor Kidney Transplant in a Patient With Single Ventricle and Fontan Circulation

Published: April 26, 2021.
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Contributors

Taylor H. Houlihan; Sonya Lopez; Kathryn Dodds; David Goldberg; Gil Wernovsky; H. Jorge Baluarte; Kevin Meyer; Jack Rychik

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The Complex Nature of Emboli Detection During Cardiac Procedures

Published: April 23, 2021.
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Contributors

Gregory R. Bashford; Edward J. Truemper; Max H. Twedt; Benjamin D. Hage; James M. Hammel; Ali N. Ibrahimye; Mohanad Shukry; Ahsan Qadeer; Kent M. Eskridge

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Surgical Management of Giant Intrapericardial Teratoma Encasing the Coronary Artery

Published: April 23, 2021.
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Contributors

Prashant Minocha; Emina Hodzic; Madhu Sharma; Puneet Bhatla; James Nielsen; Michelle Ramirez; Margret Magid; Jason C. Fisher; Ralph Mosca; TK Susheel Kumar

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Optimization of CPB Circuits and Techniques Minimize the Total Number of Intraoperative Emboli Delivery in Congenital Heart Surgery Patients

Published: April 23, 2021.
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Contributors

Akif Ündar; Yongwook Dan

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Open Access Articles from March 2021 Issue

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Volume 12 Issue 2, March 2021

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In Memoriam: William I. Norwood Jr (1941-2020)

Published: March 08, 2021.
Pages 161-163

Contributors

Edward J. Malec; Marshall L. Jacobs

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2150135121992008

Fate of the Arterial Origin of Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries After Unifocalization

Published: March 08, 2021.
Pages 230-233

Contributors

P.C. van de Woestijne; J.A.A.E. Cuypers; W.A. Helbing; A.J.J.C. Bogers

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2150135120976135 

Updating an Empirically Based Tool for Analyzing Congenital Heart Surgery Mortality

Published: March 08, 2021.
Pages 246-281

Contributors

Marshall L. Jacobs; Jeffrey P. Jacobs; Dylan Thibault; Kevin D. Hill; Brett R. Anderson; Pirooz Eghtesady; Tara Karamlou; S. Ram Kumar; John E. Mayer; Carlos M. Mery; Meena Nathan; David M. Overman; Sara K. Pasquali; James D. St. Louis; David Shahian; Sean M. O’Brien

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2150135121991528

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