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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).

10 Online First Articles - August 17, 2022

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World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Online First Articles

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Redo-ALCAPA Repair With Left Subclavian Artery-to-Left Main Coronary Bypass for Left Coronary Atresia

Published: August 12, 2022.
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Contributors

Dhananjay P. Malankar; Shivaji Mali; Shyam Dhake; Bharat Soni; Dinesh Kandavel; Amit Mhatre; Dilip Bind; Rajat Bhargava; Jinil Raj; Ronak Sheth; Swati Garekar

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Congenital Left Main Coronary Atresia: Rare Cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Published: August 12, 2022.
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Contributors

Thomas M Knapp; Michael Farias; William M DeCampli

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Surgical Repair of a Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm

Published: July 13, 2022.
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Contributors

Madelien V. Regeer; Heleen B. van der Zwaan; Paul H. Schoof; Egidius E. H. L. van Aarnhem

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Concomitant Mitral Valve Re-Repair for Mixed Congenital and Degenerative Mitral Disease, Tricuspid Repair, and Cox-Maze Procedure in a College Athlete

Published: June 30, 2022.
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Contributors

Sohini Gupta; Tara Karamlou; Miza Salim Hammoud; Joanna Ghobrial; Peter Aziz; Hani K. Najm

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Transposition With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

Published: May 23, 2022.
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Contributors

Bonnie A. Brooks; Anita Krishnan; Yves d’Udekem; Gregory K. Yurasek

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Outcomes Following Norwood Procedures: Analysis of a “Small Volume” Program

Published: May 20, 2022.
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John D’Angelo; Sukumar Suguna Narasimhulu; Kamal Pourmoghadam; Tain-Yen Hsia; Craig Fleishman; Alicia Kube; Nicole Lucchesi; William DeCampli

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Atresia of the Midportion of the Coronary Sinus: A Case Report

Published: May 19, 2022.
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Contributors

Bryan Kaplan; William N. Evans; Humberto Restrepo; Abraham Rothman

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Valve-Sparing Aortic Root Replacement in a Patient With an FLNA Variant

Published: May 19, 2022.
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Contributors

Adam J. Lobbestael; Caleb P. Bupp; Marcus P. Haw

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A Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Patients With HLHS and Related Malformations: An Analysis of 83 Patients (2015-2021)

Published: May 05, 2022.
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Mark S. Bleiweis; Giles J. Peek; Joseph Philip; James C. Fudge; Kevin J. Sullivan; Jennifer Co-Vu; Curt DeGroff; Himesh V. Vyas; Dipankar Gupta; Renata Shih; Biagio “Bill” A. Pietra; Frederick Jay Fricker; Susana C. Cruz Beltran; Michael A. Arnold; Mark C. Wesley; Andrew D. Pitkin; Jose F. Hernandez-Rivera; Dalia Lopez-Colon; Wendy E. Barras; Yuriy Stukov; Omar M. Sharaf; Dan Neal; Connie S. Nixon; Jeffrey P. Jacobs

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Surgical Management of a Giant Left Ventricular Fibroma in a Newborn

Published: May 03, 2022.
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Oleg A. Egunov; Evgeny V. Krivoshchekov; Frank Cetta; Olesya D. Putrova; Alexander A. Sokolov; Olga S. Yanulevich

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4 Free Articles from May 2022

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World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
4 Articles Currently free

Check out these articles are currently free without a subscription. Go to https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/pcha/13/3

Mentorship Moments

Published: April 21, 2022.
Pages 278-279

Contributors

Marshall L. Jacobs

COVID-19 FAQs in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: 2022 Perspective and Updates

Published: March 28, 2022.
Pages 287-292

Contributors

Emily R. Levy; Joseph A. Dearani; Jennifer Blumenthal; Jonathan N. Johnson; David M. Overman; Elizabeth H. Stephens; Kathleen Chiotos

Dominant Ventricular Morphology and Early Postoperative Course After the Fontan Procedure

Published: April 21, 2022.
Pages 346-352

Contributors

Uri Pollak; Inbar Abarbanel; Yishay Salem; Alain E. Serraf; David Mishaly

Comment on Aortopulmonary Window and Anomalies of Coronary Arterial Origin

Published: April 21, 2022.
Pages 404-404

Contributors

Robert H. Anderson

New Editor-in-Chief Dr. Carl Lewis Backer

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Welcome to New Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Carl Lewis Backer

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We proudly announce the selection of Carl Lewis Backer as the new Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. Carl has extensive experience in publishing, including several textbooks. He has served as an Associate Editor of the World Journal.

We have no doubt that Carl will follow with success in the footsteps of the Founding Editor, Marshall L. Jacobs, to whom we are eternally grateful.

We would like to thank the 15 members of the Editor Search Committee, representing all continents and our sister organizations, CHSS and ECHSA, for their active participation in this most important decision.

The World Journal has become a high quality and essential educational tool in the globalization of our specialty. The World Journal is the only journal exclusively dedicated to congenital heart surgery and is now among the finest cardiac surgery journals.

Zohair Al-Halees
President, WSPCHS

Richard Jonas
Chair, Editor Search Committee

Christo Tchervenkov
Founding President and Executive Director

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