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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2016;8(4):158-163. doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2016.32. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

Cardiovascular diseases in the mirror of science.

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1
Basic Sciences Department, Paramedical Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2
Radiology Department, Paramedical Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3
Asien-Afrika-Institute, Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany.

Abstract

Introduction: Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a kind of illness that involve heart and/or blood vessels of people throughout the world. The major aim of current study was to show the trend of global scientific activities in the field of CVD during a period of 10 years through 2001-2010. Methods: A scientometrics analysis was carried out to show the world wide activities towards scientific production in the field of CVD during a period of 10 years. Science Citation Index- Expanded (SCI-E) was used to extract all documents indexed as a topic of CVD throughout 2001- 2010. Results: Analysis of data showed that the number of publications in the field of cardiovascular has increased steadily. The number of publication indexed in SCI-E in 2010 was three times greater than in 2001. It reached from 5080 documents in 2001 into 15,584 documents in 2010. English consisting 95% of total publication was the most dominant language of publications. Based on Bradford scatterings law the journal of Circulation was the most prolific journal among core journals. The USA sharing 29.5% of world's profiles in the field was the most productive country Harvard University was the most productive Institution followed by Brigham Women's Hospital. Conclusion: The vast majority of scientific publication in the field of CVD was produced by authors from North America and Western Europe. The results of study concluded that research activities in the field of CVD have become an interesting subject area of scientists during years 2001-2010.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiovascular Disease; Heart Disease; SCI-E; Scientometrics

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