Heart International is an open access, peer reviewed journal dedicated to the publication of original research and reviews on cardiovascular disease in its broadest terms. Heart International is indexed in a number of different databases including the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus and has its full archives listed on PubMed Central. This year, Heart International celebrates its 13th anniversary, and also a newly-formed strategic partnership with Interventional Academy, which is the parent organization of Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics (C3) Conference, as well as the appointment of Dr Rajesh Davé as Co-Editor-in-Chief.

C3 is a leading global annual cardiology conference that is rapidly growing. It has been designed for physicians who specialise in interventional cardiology, vascular surgery, interventional radiology, podiatry, as well as fellows, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Heart International is led by Editor-in-Chief, Dr Magdi El-Omar and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Dr Rajesh Davé. Dr Magdi El-Omar is Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Manchester Heart Centre, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of ManchesterManchester, UK, whilst Dr Rajesh Davé is Chief Medical Executive, Holy Spirit Cardiovascular Institute, Chairman, Department of Cardiology and Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories, the Ortenzio Heart Center at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA, USA. Dr Davé is Chairman of C3, whilst Dr El-Omar is a co-director of the course.

Dr El-Omar commented: “I am extremely delighted that Heart International has been acquired by Touch Medical Media, a dynamic, ambitious and experienced publishing company who will undoubtedly take the Journal to the next level. A partnership with C3 will certainly boost the Journal’s readership and enhance its reputation and kudos. With over 9,500 open access journals already in existence, and the number set to rise year on year, scientific publishing has never been more competitive. Yet Heart International is distinctive in that whilst all submitted articles will have to go through a rigorous peer-review process, there will be no article processing charges for independent submissions. This will ensure that acceptance of articles is based purely on scientific merit. Particular emphasis will be placed on rapid and efficient editorial handling, speedy publication online of accepted articles and promotion of published papers through social media. To help me achieve these goals, we are in the process of updating and expanding the Editorial Board to ensure it is of the highest calibre.” Dr Rajesh Davé also commented “I am honoured to accept the position of Co-Editor-in-Chief of Heart International. My goal is to make the Journal a go-to in providing the highest quality relevant clinical content for today’s busy clinician. C3‘s wide global physician community will now have the opportunity to publish their original research and review articles and challenging case series in a novel open access forum. I look forward to helping expand the Journal’s editorial board with a solid cadre of the best physicians in the industry.”

Barney Kent, Group Managing Director at Touch Medical Media said, “We are really excited about the recent acquisition of Heart International, which has been in circulation since 2006, and also our partnership with Interventional Academy. The addition of Heart International to the touchCARDIO journal portfolio will give our website more depth of content, and since the Journal is indexed on all major databases, it will encourage authors to publish with us and ultimately increase the flow of high-quality open access content for our users. The acquisition has significantly strengthened our rapidly growing database of physicians who sign up to receive regular updates and in addition, our strategic partnership with Interventional Academy will be very beneficial to both organisations on a number of levels. Myself and the team here at touchCARDIO very much look forward to working with Dr El-Omar and Dr Davé to develop the Journal and our partnership over the coming years.”

touchCARDIO (a division of Touch Medical Media) publishes European Journal of Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology and Heart International, which are peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual journals specialising in the publication of balanced and comprehensive review articles written by leading authorities to address the most important and salient developments in the field of cardiology. The aim of these reviews is to break down the high science from ‘data-rich’ primary papers and provide practical advice and opinion on how this information can help physicians in the day-to-day clinical setting. Special reports, editorials, case reports and original research articles are also featured to promote discussion and learning amongst physicians, clinicians, researchers and related healthcare professionals.


Touch Medical Media Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales at The White House, Mill Road, Goring, Reading, England, RG8 9DD with registered number 08197142.

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