International Journal of Interventional Cardioangiology



International Journal of Interventional Cardioangiology - an official edition of Russian Scientific Society of Interventional Cardioangiology - was founded in 2002. The main goals of the Journal consist in publication of scientific achievements of Russian and foreign specialists, presentation of scientific life of medical community, publication of the proceedings of our Society's conferences and congresses, assistance to young specialists in publication of their thesis works. The Journal presents the results of original studies performed by the leading Russian and foreign researchers. And we hope that the geography of our authors will broaden permanently. For this reason many eminent specialists from different countries were invited for collaboration with the Editorial Council of the Journal. We invite you to take an active part in the work of our Journal as authors, reviewers and correspondents. And, what is most important, we ask you to send us your suggestions and remarks in order to improve the work of our Journal.



The journal sheds light on the problems of cardiology, interventional cardiology, radiology, cardiac surgery, angiology. We publish original studies on various aspects of these and neighboring disciplines, the reviews, the clinical cases, the guidelines on the management of cardiovascular diseases, the abstracts of conferences and congresses.


The Journal invites the companies-producers of medical equipment and medications, as well as the firms supplying this production in the field of cardiology, cardiac surgery, radiology, pharmacology, etc., for active placement of their advertising product in our Journal, as it is sent to many countries all over the world and is distributed virtually over the whole territory of Russia.



The Journal is published by Russian Society of interventional Cardioangiology. All-Russian Public Organization Russian Society of Interventional Cardioangiology (RSICA) was founded in 1999, on the initiative of the Director of Moscow City Center of Interventional Cardioangiology David Iosseliani. From the moment of foundation and up to 2005, Professor Iosseliani had been elected President of the RSICA board. During this period regional offices of the Society were created in most regions of Russia, a Board and other working structures of the Society have been created. Five Russian congresses of interventional cardioangiology with broad participation of many outstanding foreign specialists have been held since the foundation of the Society. All Congresses were highly successful and evoked a wide response in medical circles in Russia and abroad. Numerous conferences, symposia, workshops, etc., were carried out. At present the Society unifies the physicians from many cities of Russia.

In 2005, Vladimir Ivanov (from Krasnogorsk) has been elected President of the Society. In 2008, he has been superseded by Zaza Kavteladze (Moscow) and in 2011, at the 4th Congress of RSICA, the Board has elected Leonid Kokov (Moscow) to the Presidency of RSICA. From 2014, the president of RSICA is Alexander Osiev (Novosibirsk Moscow)



Instructions for authors


The International Journal of Interventional Cardioangiology (IJIC) publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of cardiovascular disease, as well as the abstracts of communications, presented at the scientific congresses, sessions and conferences, held by the Russian Scientific Society of Interventional Cardioangiology.

All manuscripts should be addressed to:

International Journal of Interventional Cardioangiology,

Sverchkov per., 5, Moscow, 101000, Russia.

Fax: +7 (495) 624 67 33



The Journals experts review all the received manuscripts corresponding to the subject of publication. The reviewers are chosen among the recognized experts in the field of eventual publication and have their own works on this subjects published within the last 3 years. The reviews are stored in the Editor-in-Chiefs office during 5 years.

The copies of the reviews or a motivated refusal will be sent to the authors. The Editorial Office is committed to send the copies of the reviews to the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation on their request.


The rules for papers reviewing for eventual publication in the International Journal of interventional cardioangiology:

All manuscripts will be reviewed by two experts. The reviews should be received within 1 month.

All the reviews will be discussed by the Editorial Board, after that the copies of reviews as well as the recommendations for revisions or a motivated refusal will be sent to the authors.

The reviews are stored in the archive located in the Editor-in-Chiefs office during 5 years.

In case of a request from the Ministry of Education and Science of RF, a copy of the review will be immediately sent to the address of this request.


Manuscripts are considered for review only under the conditions that they are not under consideration elsewhere and that the data presented have not appeared on the Internet or have not been previously published. On acceptance, written transfer of copyright to the IJIC, signed by all authors, will be required. The IJIC will maintain copyright

records. The publication of manuscript is free. No part of materials published in IJIC may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher.

Address permission requests to:

International Journal of Interventional Cardioangiology,

Sverchkov per., 5, Moscow, 101000, Russia.

Fax: +7 (495) 624 67 33


The Editors require authors to disclose any financial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. If no conflict of interest exists, please state this in the cover letter. Along with a cover letter, submit two complete copies of the manuscript, two sets of figures and tables, and two copies of the cover

letter. If supplementary materials such as in press references are included, provide two copies. The manuscript should be typed double-spaced throughout, on one side only, on 22 x 28 cm (8.5 x II) white paper with 3-cm margin on all sides (8-cm at bottom of tide page). Please use a standard 10 cpi font or a laser printer font no smaller than 12 points.

Structure of the article: (1) Title page; (2) Condensed abstract and keywords; (3) Structured abstract; (4) List of abbreviations; (5) Text; (6) Acknowledgements (if applicable); (7) References; (8) Legends for figures; (9) Tables. The pagination should start from the title page.


Include the title, authors' names (including full first name and middle initial, degrees and, where applicable, SICA), and a brief title of no more than 45 characters. List the departments and institutions with which the authors are affiliated, and indicate the specific affiliations if the work is generated from more than one institution (use the footnote symbols). Also provide information on grants, contracts and other forms of financial support, and list the cities and states of all foundations, funds and institutions involved in the work. Under the heading, Address for correspondence, give the full name and complete postal address of the author to whom communications, printers proofs and reprint requests should be sent. Also provide telephone and fax numbers and E-mail address.


Provide a structured abstract of no more than 250 words, presenting essential data in five paragraphs introduced by separate headings in the following order: Objectives, Background, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Use complete sentences. All data in the abstract must also appear in the manuscript text or tables.

CONDENSED ABSTRACT (for the summary)

Provide a condensed abstract of no more than 100 words, stressing clinical implications, for the expanded table of contents. Include no data that do not also appear in the manuscript text or tables.


To save space in the Journal, up to 10 abbreviations of common terms may be used throughout the manuscript. On a separate page following the condensed abstract, list the selected abbreviations and their definitions. Editors will determine which lesser known terms should not be abbreviated. Use headings and subheadings in the Methods, Results and, particularly, Discussion sections. Every reference, figure and table should be cited in the text in numerical order according to order of mention. The list of keywords is mandatory.


All publishable manuscripts will be reviewed for appropriate accuracy of statistical methods and statistical interpretation of results. Provide in the Methods a subsection detailing the statistical methods, including specific methods used to summarize the data, method for hypothesis testing (if any) and the level of significance or hypothesis

testing. When using more sophisticated statistical methods (beyond t tests, chi-square, simple linear regression), specify statistical package used.


Identity references in the text by Arabic numerals in parentheses on the line. The reference list should be typed double-spaced (separate from the text); references must be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are mentioned in the text.

Do not cite personal communications, manuscripts in prepation or other unpublished data in the references; these may be cited in parentheses. Use Index Medicus (National Library of Medicine) abbreviations for journal titles. Use the following style and punctuation for references.

Periodical. List all authors if four or fewer, otherwise list the first three and add the et al.

Chapter in book. Provide inclusive page numbers, authors, chapter titles, book title, editor, publisher and year.

Book (personal author or authors). Provide a specific (not inclusive) page number.



Figure legends should be typed double-spaced on pages separate from the text; figure numbers must correspond with the order in which they are mentioned in the text. All abbreviations used in the figure should be identified either after their first mention in the legend or in alphabetical order at the end of each legend. All symbols used (arrows,

circles, etc.) must be explained. If previously published figures are used, written permission from original publisher and author is required. Cite the source of the figure in the legend.

FIGURES Submit two sets of laser prints or clean photocopies in two separate envelopes. Two sets of glossy prints should be provided for all half-tone or color illustrations. Note: The artwork of published articles will not be returned to authors.

At the backside of each print, preferably on a glued label, please indicate the name of the first author, the figures number and its top. The figures titles should be indicated in the footnote, and on the figure itself.

The figures should be presented in separate files (1 figure 1 file). The illustrative material (figures, photos) the file should be presented in .jpeg. or .tiff. format ( 300 px, the minimal figures width 80 mm or 700-800 px). If your device does not allow for such number of pixels, do not interpolate.

All indications on the figures (arrows, numbers, signs, etc.) should be presented IN A SEPARATE FILE (*.jpeg, *.doc or *.ppt). The originals should not bear any authors notations.

The diagrams and the plots are presented in .xls format


Tables should be typed double-spaced on separate sheets, with the table number and tide centered above the table and explanatory notes below the table. Use Arabic numbers. Table numbers must correspond with the order cited in the text. Abbreviations should be listed in a footnote under the table in alphabetical order. Tables should be

self-explanatory, and the data presented in them should not be duplicated in the text or figures. If previously published tables are used, written permission from the original publisher and author is required. Cite the source of the table in the footnote.



Special materials will be considered by the Editors. In order to avoid any conflict of interests the authors should follow the recommendations:


State-of-the-Art Papers. The Editors will consider both invited and uninvited review articles. Such manuscripts must adhere to preferred length guidelines. Authors should detail in their cover letters how their submission differs from existing reviews on the subject.


Editorials and Viewpoints. Succinct opinion pieces will also be considered. These papers should have a brief unstructured abstract.


Editorial Comments. The editors invite all Editorial Comments published in the Journal.


Letters to the Editor. A limited number of letters will be published. They should not exceed 500 words and should focus on a specific article appearing in IJIC. Type letters double-spaced and include the cited article as a reference. Provide a title page that includes authors' names and institutional affiliations and a complete address for correspondence. E-mail (; or Mail two copies. Replies will generally be solicited by the Editors.




Sverchkov per., 5, Moscow, 101000, Russia.

Tel: (7 495) 624 96 36

Fax: (7 495) 624 67 33