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 (May - June 2019)


  1. The saturated fat Controversy: Finding calmness in chaos

Review Article

  1. Lipoprotein(a): An underrecognized genetic risk factor for malignant coronary artery disease in young Indians
  2. The Gene Polymorphism of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Intron Deletion and Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme G2350A in Patients With Left Ventricular Hypertrophy: A Meta-analysis

Original Articles

  1. Guidelines for the management of common congenital heart diseases in India: A consensus statement on indications and timing of intervention
  2. Early thrombolysis is associated with decreased operative mortality in postinfarction ventricular septal rupture
  3. Cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure and moderately reduced ejection fraction: Could it trigger a super-response?
  4. Facilitators and barriers of heart failure care in Kerala, India: A qualitative analysis of health-care providers and administrators
  5. Clinical profile and one-year survival of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: The largest report from India
  6. Impairment of left and right ventricular longitudinal strain in asymptomatic children with type 1 diabetes
  7. Comparison of three-dimensional echocardiography and speckle tracking echocardiography in quantification and mapping of intraventricular mechanical dyssynchrony
  8. Genetic variants of chromosome 9p21.3 region associated with coronary artery disease and premature coronary artery disease in an Asian Indian population
  9. Isolated diastolic hypertension and its risk factors in semi-rural population of South India
  10. Clinical significance of bendopnea in heart failure—Systematic review and meta-analysis

Short Communication

  1. Coronary artery disease is associated with valvular heart disease, but could it Be a predictive factor?


  1. Trial sequential analysis of studies comparing the frequency of target-vessel revascularization with drug-coated balloons as compared with second-generation drug-eluting stents in coronary in-stent restenosis: Have we generated enough evidence in the field?