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Blood, Heart and Circulation

Online ISSN: 2515-091X

Prof. Dr. Osmar Antonio Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA (Editor-in-Chief)

Asuncion National University

Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC) is a bimonthly, open access, peer-reviewed journal with comprehensive peer review policy and a rapid publication process. This journal will provide an extensive coverage on all the clinical as well as medical aspects related to Blood, Heart and Circulation.

BCI will feature original research, reviews, clinical studies, editorials, expert opinion and perspective papers, commentaries, short communications, hypothesis, mini-reviews, conference proceedings, meeting-reports, book reviews etc.

BHC welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to alternatively to

Please, follow the Instructions for Authors. In the cover letter add the name and e-mail address of 5 proposed reviewers (we can choose them or not).

Copyright is retained by the authors and articles can be freely used and distributed by others. Articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published by BHC, is properly cited.

Osmar Antonio Centurion

Prof. Dr. Osmar Antonio Centurion, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, is a cardiologist with expertise in Coronary Heart Diseases and Arrhythmias, Hemodynamics and Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia Ablation. He is Professor of Medicine at the School of Medical Sciences from the Asuncion National University in Asunción, Paraguay. He received is PhD degree in Cardiology, at the Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki, Japan in 1994. He is the Founding Member of Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiología Intervencionista (SOLACI). Author of more than 100 medical articles published in peer-reviewed American, European and Japanese journals in cardiology. His biography is published in "Who is Who in the World", "Who is Who in Science and Engineering", "Man of Achievement", "Who is who in Medicine and Healthcare". He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, American Society of Angiology, and member of other 10 International Cardiovascular Societies. He is currently Chief of the Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Clinicas, Asunción, Paraguay. In addition, He is the Chief of the Department of Investigation at the National Heart Institute, Asuncion, Paraguay. He is currently Member of the Editorial Board of many journals.

Editorial Board

Zufeng Ding

Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Scott Howell

Exercise Science
Tudor Bompa Institute

Bahadir Sarli

Associate Professor
Kayseri Education and Research Hospital

Bhanu Duggal

Associate Professor
Department of Cardiology
Grant Medical College

Amaya García Fernández

Cardiology Unit
General University Hospital of Alicante

Anshul Kumar Gupta

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
Heart & General Hospital

Nikolaos Papanas

Associate Professor Internal Medicine-Diabetes Mellitus
Democritus University

Burton M. Altura

Department of Medicine
Suny downstate medical center
United States

Eloísa Urréchaga Igartua

Medical Laboratory Consultant
Galdakao - UsansoloHospitalOsakidetza

Osmar A. Centurión

Faculty of Medical Sciences
Asuncion National University
South America

Mehiar El-Hamdani

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Marshall University

Marysia Grzybowski

Assistant Professor
ECU Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC

Wilbert S. Aronow

Director of Cardiology Research
New York Medical College/Westchester Medical Center
Valhalla, NY

Nandan Kumar Mondal

Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Zeid Khitan

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Marshall University
West Virginia

In Press

Volume 1, Issue 2

Knowing the differences in the class effect of pharmacologic agents will improve our individualized medical prescription

Osmar Antonio Centurión José Carlos Candia José Fernando Alderete

Short Communication-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

July 14, 2017

Salt intake is persistently reduced by emphasized warning: Long-term results of a controlled trial

Nina Pinjuh Markota Mirjana Rumboldt Marion Tomicic Ivica Markota Zvonko Rumboldt

Research Article-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

July 16, 2017

What are normal high-sensitivity troponin-T values in a large multi-ethnic Asian population?

Tar-Choon Aw Soon-Kieng Phua Choong-Weng Lam Moh-Sim Wong

Research Article-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

July 18, 2017

Current Issue

Volume 1, Issue 1

Drugs & dilemmas in wide complex tachycardia

Sonia Mishra Ajay Mishra Jagdish P Mishra

Case Report-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

May 12, 2017

The proof and reasons that Starling’s law for the capillary-interstitial fluid transfer is wrong, advancing the hydrodynamics of a porous orifice (G) tube as the real mechanism

Khaled A Ghanem Ahmed N Ghanem

Research Article-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

May 15, 2017

Bridging therapy to chronic anticoagulant treatment in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: comparison between low-molecular-weight heparin and subcutaneous unfractionated heparin. A pilot study

Carlo Rostagno Pier Luigi Stefàno

Research Article-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

May 26, 2017

Diffuse hepatic hemorrhage in a patient undergoing emergency conventional coronary artery bypass surgery following cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Ayhan Muduroglu Mustafa Cagdas Cayir Ahmet Yuksel

Research Article-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

May 29, 2017

Idarucizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody fragment, for reversal of Dabigatran therapy for atrial fibrillation

Osmar Antonio Centurión Nelson Javier Aquino Laura Beatriz García Judith María Torales

Short Communication-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

May 29, 2017

Bioequivalence study of two Irbesartan/Hydrochlorothiazide tablet formulations in Mexican healthy volunteers

Núñez-Guzmán NA Ruíz-Molina D Muñoz-Ibarra AI Figueroa-Núñez B Almada-Alba J

Short Communication-Blood, Heart and Circulation (BHC)

May 31, 2017


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BHC welcomes direct submissions from authors: Attach your word file with e- mail and send it to alternatively to

Publication Charges

Blood, Heart and Circulation is an Open Access journal and we do not charge the end user when accessing a manuscript or any article. This allows the scientific community to view, download, distribution of an article in any medium, provided that the original work is properly cited, under the term of "Creative Commons Attribution License". In line with other open access journals we provide a flat fee submission structure on the acceptance of a peer-reviewed article which covers in part the entirety of the publication pathway (the article processing charge). The process includes our maintenance, submission and peer review systems and international editing, publication and submission to global indexing and tracking organisations and archiving to allow instant access to the whole article and associated supplementary documents. We also have to ensure enough investment to secure a sustainable model which ethically, legally and financially stable.

The publication charges for Blood, Heart and Circulation are USD 890/ GBP 690.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are your charges set at these levels?

All articles published in OA Text are open access. Open Access publishing implies that all readers, anywhere in the world, are allowed unrestricted to full text of articles, immediately on publication in OA Text Journals. The Article Publication Charges pay for the editorial and production costs of the journal, for hosting the website, publishing articles online, preparing HTML , PDF and XML versions of the articles and submitting the articles in electronic citation database like CrossRef.

Our financial goals are to:

  • Recover capitalization costs;
  • Produce sufficient revenue to allow for a sustainable and scalable publishing program, under continuous development;
  • Bend the publication-charge cost downward over time.

Who will pay the APC?

Corresponding author or Co-authors has to make the payment on acceptance of the article.

What type of articles are published for free?

Editorials, letters, comments, retractions, etc. will be published for free of charge. APC is applicable for the article types like Research, Review, Mini review, Case Reports, opinions etc.

When should I pay?

Corresponding author or the paying institutions should arrange for the payment once they are notified regarding acceptance of the article. APC is exempted for cases in which a wavier agreement has been made in-prior to submission.

*We request an immediate attention towards the payment as the articles will not be published unless the charges have been paid.

How do I pay?

Authors or institutions can make payments by two modes as per their convenience.

  1. Wire/Bank transfer
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Note: No taxes are included in this charge, taxes will be applicable as per the policies of the country of the payee. Additional transaction charges may be levied on the author.

Can I be eligible for wavier on APC?

The waiver request will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will be provided accordingly.

*The Waiver requests must be made during the submission process and will not be accepted after  processing of the manuscript.

Do I have to pay if my manuscript is rejected?

No, Article processing charges will not be applicable for articles rejected by the Editorial office.

Withdrawal Charges

Are reprints of my article included in the article processing charges (APCs)?

No, Article processing charges (APCs) do not include the charges for the reprints. Reprints facility is optional and should be order separately.