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. Violence against Doctors: The Class Wars
  2. BRIGHT HORIZONS for Bivalirudin? EUROMAXimizing benefits of bleeding risk but catching a MATRIX of HEAT for stent thrombosis
  3. A new echocardiographic index on the horizon: Has the solution finally appeared?
  4. Setting global standards in adult echocardiography: Where are we?
  5. Prevalence, treatments and outcomes of coronary artery disease in Indians: A systematic review
  6. Comparison of anti-thrombotic strategies using Bivalirudin, Heparin plus Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and Unfractionated Heparin Monotherapy for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention e A single centre observational study
  7. Prognostic significance of NT-proBNP, 3D LA volume and LV dyssynchrony in patients with acute STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous intervention
  8. Cardiac syndrome X: Clinical characteristics revisited
  9. Relationship between different cardiovascular risk scores and measures of subclinical atherosclerosis in an Indian population
  10. Su¨ ru¨ cu¨ index and others
  11. Cardiometabolic risk factors in the Agarwal business community in India: Jaipur Heart Watch-6
  12. Strategies for the coronary surgeon to remain “competitive and co-operative” in the PCI era
  13. Infiltrating cardiac lipoma presenting as ventricular tachycardia in a young adult
  14. An unusual ECG pattern in restrictive cardimyopathy
  15. Repair of coarctation of aorta with preservation of blood supply to upper limb
  16. Bilateral outflow obstructions without ventricular septal defect in an adult: Illustrated by real-time 3D echocardiography
  17. Severe biventricular hypertrophy mimicking infiltrative cardiomyopathy in old man with pulmonary stenosis and systemic hypertension
  18. Atrial flutter ablation in a case of diuretic resistant constrictive pericarditis
  19. A unique complication of the GuideZilla guide extension support catheter and the risk of stent stripping in interventional & endovascular interventions
  20. Missed Kawasaki disease in childhood presenting as myocardial infarction in adults
  21. A rare case of ‘superdominant’ single coronary artery
  22. The classical “R-on-T” phenomenon
  23. An unusual cause of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction
  24. Duration of antiplatelet therapy cessation before coronary artery bypass surgery: Relation with platelet count
  25. Vascular plugs e A key companion to Interventionists e ‘Just Plug it’
  26. Sudden iatrogenic suicidal right ventricle
  27. Mean platelet volume in acute coronary syndrome
  28. Government or private practice: Does it really matter in India?
  29. Instructions to authors