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 (Jan - Feb 2018)


  1. BVS, RDN, IABP: The Afghanistan of interventional cardiology trials

Original Articles

  1. Examination of the appropriate timing of reperfusion therapy for recent myocardial infarction: a Japanese single-center retrospective study
  2. Low major adverse cardiac event rates following bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation: Impact of implantation technique on treatment outcomes
  3. Angiographic predictors of success in antegrade approach of Chronic Total Occlusion interventions in a South Indian population in the contemporary era
  4. Predictors of major adverse cardiac events following elective stenting of large coronary arteries
  5. Simplified percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defect with use of plain fluoroscopy: Single operator experience in 110 consecutive patients
  6. Complications after elective percutaneous coronary interventions: A comparison between public and private hospitals
  7. Esophageal positions relative to the left atrium; data from 293 patients before catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation
  8. Cardiovascular risk factors profile in patients with acute coronary syndrome with particular reference to left ventricular ejection fraction
  9. Presence of coronary artery disease in diabetic and non diabetic South Asian immigrants
  10. Geographical variation in the clinical presentation of endomyocardial fibrosis in India?
  11. Insertion/deletion polymorphism of ACE gene in females with peripartum cardiomyopathy: A case-control study
  12. Criss-cross heart: Transthoracic echocardiographic features
  13. Left ventricular structure and diastolic function by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  14. Maternal and fetal outcome in operated vs non-operated cases of congenital heart disease cases in pregnancy
  15. Effect of ventricular function and volumes on exercise capacity in adults with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
  16. Does resting heart rate measured by the physician reflect the patient’s true resting heart rate? White-coat heart rate

Short Communication

  1. Percutaneous transradial artery approach for femoro- popliteal artery intervention in the current era in Japan

Treatment Algorithm

  1. Management protocols for chronic heart failure in India

Research Letters

  1. Increasing cardiopulmonary aerobic activity improves motor cognitive response time: An inference from preliminary one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental study
  2. Letter to the editor
  3. Problems encountered in retrograde recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusion: Should we lock the backdoor in 2018?
  4. Utility of OCT In a patient with chronic stable angina— “All that is seen using dye is not true”

Review Articles

  1. Prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes, sportspersons and marathoners in India
  2. Use of coronary hardware in peripheral vascular interventions: Necessity fostered ingenuity-Is it solution enough?
  3. Prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease: A review of current knowledge
  4. Takotsubo syndrome
  5. Metformin in heart failure patients
  6. Stress cardiomyopathy of the critically ill: Spectrum of secondary, global, probable and subclinical forms

Opinion Piece

  1. Confronting system barriers for ST- elevation MI in low and middle income countries with a focus on India
  2. Palliative treatment of coronary “atherosclerotic cancer” by drug-eluting or bare-metal stents: From oculo-stenotic reflex period to age of precision medicine


  1. Predictors of obstructive coronary artery disease in women
  2. Obesity in adult asian indians- the ideal BMI cut-off
  3. Soluble ST2 biomarker and reverse remodelling in patients with systolic heart failure

Le Voyageur Temps

  1. The truth about artificial sweeteners – Are they good for diabetics?