The Cardiovascular Journal of Africa (CVJA) is an international peer-reviewed journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science.

CVJA is the official journal of the PASCAR and has been published since 1990.


Professor Patrick Commerford

Regional Editors
Dr A Dzudie, Camaroon
Dr F Bukachi, Kenya
Professor R Delport, South Africa
Assistant Editor, Dr James Ker (Jnr)
Editorial Office Postal Address
CVJA Editorial Office
PO Box 1013
South Africa

Phyisical Address
5 Biccard Street
South Africa

Tel: + 27 21 976 8129
Fax: 0866 644 202
Frequency Six times a year plus supplements
Launch date 1990
ISSN Numbers Print - ISSN 1995-1892
Online - ISSN 1680-0745
Readership Clinicians (including registrars) and researchers involved with all areas of cardiovascular medicine and surgery as well as affiliated healthcare workers such as echocardiographers and nurse practitioners.
Print circulation 2 000 copies in South Africa
Indexed by Index PubMed, Medline, PubMed Central, Scopus, Embase and Thompson Reuters / ISI (Web of Science)
Impact factor Latest impact factor is 1.022 (2015) (Read Article)
Manuscript Submission All papers must be submitted through Editorial Manager, our online submission and review system.

CVJA welcomes:
Original research articles
Short reports
Letters to the Editor
Regional profile
Images in cardiology

CVJA will consider rapid review and publication for articles of outstanding interest.

Authors may opt to have their articles published as electronic-only pages. This greatly reduces the time to publication. Further information is available from the Editorial Office
Lead times Payment will need to be made online and once payment has been received, the manuscript will be further processed for possible publication.

Time from submission to first decision: within 1 - 6 months depending on reviewer availability.

Time from acceptance to print publication: approximately 6 - 7 months

Online First Articles: Time from payment to online publication: approximately 14 working days on accepted articles.
Acceptance rate 50%
Subscriptions Information on rates and how to subscribe:
  • Personal print subscribers receive on-line access to CVJA at no additional cost
  • Institutional subscribers can purchase access to CVJA separately
  • All subscribers to CVJA receive all supplements
  • Subscriptions can start with any current issue, and refunds are given upon cancellation for outstanding issues
  • Non-subscribers may purchase individual articles.
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Permission Material may not be reproduced in full or part in any medium or language without prior permission by Clinics Cardive Publishing Pty Ltd.  Please refer to our Copyright Clearance and Permission to Republish section.
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Unusually aggressive immature neo-intimal hyperplasia causing in-stent restenosis

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Cardiac diastolic function after recovery from pre-eclampsia

Published: 31 August 2017
The effect of iloprost and sildenafil, alone and in combination, on myocardial ischaemia and nitric oxide and irisin levels

Published: 31 August 2017
The aetiology of cardiovascular disease: a role for mitochondrial DNA?

Published: 25 August 2017
The effect of lifestyle interventions on maternal body composition during pregnancy in developing countries: a systematic review

Published: 24 August 2017
Red cell distribution width is correlated with extensive coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes mellitus

Published: 23 August 2017
A survey of non-communicable diseases and their risk factors among university employees: a single institutional study

Published: 15 August 2017
A comparative study on the cardiac morphology and vertical jump height of adolescent black South African male and female amateur competitive footballers

Published: 15 August 2017
Efficacy of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a sub-aortic aneurysm case

Published: 29 June 2017
A preliminary review of warfarin toxicity in a tertiary hospital in Cape Town, South Africa

Published: 21 June 2017
Effects of age on systemic inflamatory response syndrome and results of coronary bypass surgery

Published: 23 May 2017
Clinical profile, management and outcomes of patients with pulmonary embolism: a retrospective tertiary centre study in Angola

Published: 17 May 2017
Role of melatonin in glucose uptake by cardiomyocytes from insulin-resistant Wistar rats

Published: 17 May 2017
Atorvastatin inhibits cholesterol-induced caspase-3 cleavage through down-regulation of p38 and up-regulation of Bcl-2 in the rat carotid artery

Published: 10 May 2017
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Published: 26 April 2017
Electrocardiographic abnormalities in treatment-naïve HIV subjects in south-east Nigeria

Published: 24 March 2017
Medication adherence among cardiac patients in Khartoum State, Sudan: a cross-sectional study

Published: 24 March 2017
Prevalence of rheumatic valvular heart disease in Rwandan school children: echocardiographic evaluation using the World Heart Federation criteria

Published: 1 March 2017
Factors affecting interest in cardiothoracic surgery among junior surgical residents in Nigeria

Published: 1 March 2017
New World’s old disease: cardiac hydatid disease and surgical principles

Published: 20 February 2017
Right ventricular strain as predictor of pulmonary complications in patients with femur fracture

Published: 01 February 2017
Atrial myxoma: a rare cause of hemiplegia in children

Published: 09 December 2016
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