|Edited by||Catherine Otto|
|British Heart Journal|
Heart is a biweekly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all areas of cardiovascular medicine and surgery. It is the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society. It was established in 1939 as the British Heart Journal and is published by the BMJ Group. The name was changed from British Heart Journal to Heart in 1996 with the start of volume 75.
Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric, and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science. Each issue also contains an extensive continuing professional education section ("Education in Heart").
In 2010, Heart launched a sister journal, Heart Asia. It was the official journal of the Asia Pacific Heart Association, Heart Asia aimed to focus on cardiovascular research in the Asia Pacific region. In 2019, the journal ceased publication.
The journal is abstracted and indexed by Index Medicus, Science Citation Index, EMBASE, Google Scholar and Scopus. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2017 impact factor is 5.420, ranking it 22nd out of 128 journals in the category "Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems".
The following persons have been or-in-chief of the journal:
Day, C. et al. (1990) QT dispersion: an indication of arrhythmia risk in patients with long QT intervals. British Heart Journal 63 (6):342-344 
Jenni, R. et al. (2001) Echocardiographic and pathoanatomical characteristics of isolated left ventricular non-compaction: a step towards classification as a distinct cardiomyopathy. Heart 86 (6):666-671 
Wilkins, G.T. et al. (1988) Percutaneous balloon dilatation of the mitral valve: an analysis of echocardiographic variables related to outcome and the mechanism of dilatation. British Heart Journal. 60 (4):299-308