Welcome to Indian Heart Journal

Indian Heart Journal (IHJ) is the official open access journal of Cardiological Society of India and accepts articles for publication from across the globe.

The journal aims to promote high quality research and serve as a platform for dissemination of scientific information in cardiology with particular focus on South Asia. The journal aims to publish cutting edge research in the field of clinical as well as non-clinical cardiology - including cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

The Indian Heart Journal is the most widely read cardiology journal in the India reaching more than 27,000 hospital specialists and primary care physicians every two months.

The only bi-monthly journal which provides primary and secondary care with original research, clinical reviews, commentaries and news across a broad range of cardiovascular topics.

Exclusive original coverage of the fast developing field of cardiology written from the Indian viewpoint.

Extensive opportunities for special projects including supplements, symposia reports and practical guidelines.

The Indian Heart Journal provides reviews and discussions of current developments in cardiology and other relevant specialties to cardiologists and general practitioners with an interest in this field.

Indian Heart Journal Core Values

Professionalism: The interests of patients are primary.

Knowledge: The journal must promote growth, dissemination and application of knowledge about cardiovascular medicine.

Integrity: Honesty, compliance with legal requirements, and ethical behavior are essential in all activities.

Member driven: The journal and its major activities must be led by active members and must promote volunteerism.

Inclusiveness: The journal involves a broad range of volunteers that reflects the composition of its membership.

Current Issue (Mar - Apr 2018)


  1. Adding ivabradine to beta-blockers in chronic heart failure: Do not rest without lowering the resting heart rate sufficiently
  2. Substrate ablation for post-infarct and Brugada storm: Triggering the calm

Original Articles

  1. Evaluation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in calcific rheumatic mitral stenosis— A cross sectional study
  2. Incidence, predictors, clinical profile, management and outcome of patients with isolated left main coronary artery ostial disease
  3. Estimating the prevalence of elevated plasma neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin level in patients with acute coronary syndromes, and its association with outcomes
  4. Assessment of periodontitis and its role in viridans streptococcal bacteremia and infective endocarditis
  5. Prognostic value of blood count parameters in patients with acute coronary syndrome
  6. Differences in symptoms and presentation delay times in myocardial infarction patients with and without diabetes: A cross-sectional study in Pakistan
  7. Heart rate manipulation in dilated cardiomyopathy: Assessing the role of Ivabradine
  8. An information, education and communication module to reduce dietary salt intake and blood pressure among tea garden workers of Assam
  9. Clinical - microbiological characterization and risk factors of mortality in infective endocarditis from a tertiary care academic hospital in Southern India
  10. Evaluation for airway obstruction in adult patients with stable ischemic heart disease
  11. Systolic aortic regurgitation in rheumatic carditis: Mechanistic insight by Doppler echocardiography
  12. Balloon embedded stenting: A novel technique for percutaneous coronary intervention of bifurcation lesions, experience in Indian population
  13. The effect of percutaneous coronary revascularization on plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels in stable coronary artery disease
  14. Management of electrical storm of unstable ventricular tachycardia in post myocardial infarction patients: A single centre experience
  15. Catheter ablation for electrical storm in Brugada syndrome: Results of substrate based ablation
  16. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, myocardial scar and coronary flow pattern in anomalous origin of left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
  17. Contemporary outcomes of percutaneous closure of patent ductus arteriosus in adolescents and adults

Research Briefs

  1. Are objective measures of tricuspid annular motion and velocity used as frequently as recommended by current guidelines? A pilot study
  2. Evaluation of a polymorphism in MYBPC3 in patients with anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity
  3. Utility of ankle-brachial index in screening for peripheral arterial disease in rural India: A cross-sectional study and review of literature

Short communications

  1. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and acute coronary syndromes: Are they always mutually exclusive?
  2. Role of optical coherence tomography guided percutaneous coronary intervention to assess stent malapposition in de-novo coronary lesions

Letter to Editor

  1. Types of Dual LAD— Nomenclature confusion!!!