Welcome to Indian Heart Journal

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.

Articles In This Issue

  1. Editorial
  2. Sleep quality and duration e Potentially modifiable risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease?
  3. Sudden cardiac death early after ST elevation myocardial infarction with and without severe left ventricular dysfunction
  4. Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients of cardiovascular diseases and its association with hs-CRP and TNF-
  5. Comparative accuracy of different risk scores in assessing cardiovascular risk in Indians: A study in patients with first myocardial infarction
  6. Regression methods for analyzing the risk factors for a life style disease among the young population of India
  7. Effects of subcutaneously infiltrated nitroglycerin on diameter, palpability, ease-of-puncture and pre-cannulation spasm of radial artery during transradial coronary angiography
  8. Safety of Prasugrel in Indian patients e Multicentric registry of 1000 cases
  9. Two dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography in detection of subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with severe aortic stenosis
  10. Electrocardiographic (ECG) clues to differentiate idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia (RVOTT) from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
  11. Atrial synchronous left ventricular only pacing with VDD pacemaker system e A cost effective alternative to conventional cardiac resynchronization therapy
  12. Early and six-month assessment of bi-ventricular functions following surgical closure of atrial septal defect
  13. Diagnostic importance of admission platelet volume indices in patients with acute chest pain suggesting acute coronary syndrome
  14. Study of clinical, radiological and echocardiographic features and correlation of Qanadli CT index with RV dysfunction and outcomes in pulmonary embolism
  15. Blood pressure control and acceptability of Perindopril and its fixed dose combinations with Amlodipine or Indapamide, in younger patients with hypertension
  16. Dofetilide induced torsade de pointes: Mechanism, risk factors and management strategies
  17. Diastolic dysfunction characterizes cirrhotic cardiomyopathy
  18. Role of “Ischemia Modified Albumin” (IMA) in acute coronary syndromes
  19. Genetics of coronary artery disease e A clinician's perspective
  20. Low flow low gradient aortic stenosis: clinical pathways
  21. Etiopathogenesis of microvascular angina: Caveats in our knowledge
  22. A prospective, multicenter, post marketing surveillance study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Superia-Sirolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System (SSECSS) implanted during routine clinical practice in India
  23. Prevalence of sympathetic overactivity in hypertensive patients e A pan India, non-interventional, cross sectional study
  24. A prospective, multi-centric, observational registry to evaluate performance of Excel™ DES in ‘Real World, All Comers’ patient population
  25. Fatal delayed hemodynamic depression after carotid artery stenting
  26. Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery associated with pulmonary hypertension
  27. Reversible ventricular dysfunction in cyanotic heart disease
  28. Transcathater percutaneous device closure of a large PDA closed in a 3 kg infant
  29. Recurrent A V block following ablation for AVNRT
  30. Intermittent atrial flutter: A cause of recurrent syncope in a 3 year old child - A challenging case
  31. Atrial septal aneurysm with biatrial mass: A rare combination presenting as diagnostic conundrum
  32. Transcatheter ablation of an iatrogenic renal artery pseudoaneurysm with absolute alcohol: A rare case report
  33. Diagnosis not to be missed: Lyme carditis, rare but reversible cause of complete atrioventricular block
  34. Giant coronary artery aneurysms involving all three coronary arteries
  35. Myocarditis: non invasive imaging of myocardial muscle in ventricular tachycardia by Cardiac MRI
  36. Plaque rupture in a non-culprit artery detected by optical coherence tomography and treated with plaque capping
  37. Cardiovascular syphilis with coronary stenosis and aneurysm
  38. An extremely rare cause of Eisenmenger syndrome
  39. Fountains in the heart-biventricular coronary cameral fistulae and bilateral coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistulae
  40. A serial echocardiographic study of myocardial abscess in a patient surviving staphylococcal septicemia
  41. Evaluation of the policy of secondary prevention against rheumatic fever among Egyptian children
  42. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) in patients of type 2 diabetes mellitus: A tertiary care hospital based study
  43. Instructions to authors