The Heart Surgery Forum


The Heart Surgery Forum® is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal for cardiothoracic surgery professionals. The journal utilizes electronic peer review for efficient and timely decision making and publishes articles to the web as soon as accepted and processed through the production system. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Mark M. Levinson, MD.

The Heart Surgery Forum web site provides educational resources and an active discussion group open to medical professionals. See below to Join the Discussion.

New manuscripts for Volume 18, Issue 6 (December 2015 are now available.



Subscribe to the Heart Surgery Forum

The Heart Surgery Forum full-text journal articles are available by subscription only. To view available subscription types, please click here.



Submit a Manuscript to the Heart Surgery Forum

The Heart Surgery Forum is seeking original investigative and clinical work on any subject germane to the science or practice of modern cardiac care. The HSF publishes original scientific reports, collective reviews, case reports, editorials, and letters to the editor as well as Learning Center presentations for the non-medical public. New manuscripts are reviewed by the Editorial Board for originality, content, relevancy and adherence to scientific principles. The HSF features a streamlined submission and peer review process with an anticipated completion time of 30 to 60 days from the date of receipt of the original manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit full color images and video that will be included in the web version of the journal at no charge.

If you are interested in contributing, please review the sections at our online submission and review portal that describe the procedures for composition, citations, references and submission. Potential authors are requested to carefully review the entire Disclaimers and Conditions section of the journal.

All articles published in The Heart Surgery Forum® will be indexed in the National Library of Medicine’s Index Medicus and the MEDLINE database, as well as Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch), ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, and EMBASE.


Join the Discussion

The Heart Surgery Forum has an active discussion group moderated by Dr. Mark Levinson. The group is only available to physicians and health professionals. To apply for inclusion please press this link: