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 (Nov – Dec 2018)


  1. Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in India-time to pause. think, and change!
  2. Legacy effect in medicine-the expanding horizon!

Original Articles

Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

  1. Prognostic value of hyperglycemia on-admission in diabetic versus non-diabetic patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in Tunisia
  2. A preliminary report on physical activity patterns among children aged 8-14 years to predict risk of cardiovascular diseases in Malwa region of Punjab
  3. Effect of cardiac rehabilitation programme following elective percutaneous coronary angiography on depressive symptoms: A cohort study
  4. Serum level of gamma-glutamyl transferase as a biomarker for predicting stenosis severity in patients with coronary artery disease
  5. A study to explore the factors related to treatment seeking delay among adults diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction at KMCH, Coimbatore
  6. 25-Year trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in an Indian urban population: Jaipur Heart Watch
  7. Prevalence of peripheral artery disease and risk factors in the elderly: A community based cross-sectional study from northern Kerala, India
  8. Lead aVR is a predictor for mortality in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  9. ST2 elevation in heart failure, predictive of a high early mortality
  10. Risk profiles and one-year outcomes of patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in India: Insights from the GARFIELD-AF Registry
  11. Cardiac Imaging

  12. Role of three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in predicting mitral regurgitation after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty
  13. lnterventional Cardiology

  14. Coronary angioplasty in spontaneous coronary artery dissection-Strategy and outcomes
  15. Evaluation of the impact of chronic kidney disease on the survival of octogenarian patients submitted to percutaneous coronary intervention
  16. Prevalence and spectrum of coronary artery anomalies in 8021 patients: A single center study in South India
  17. Remote ischemic preconditioning for prevention of contrast induced nephropathy-lnsights from an Indian study
  18. Cardiac Electrophysiology

  19. Performance and clinical comparison between left ventricular quadripolar and bipolar leads in cardiac resynchronization therapy: Observational research
  20. The psychological impact of permanent cardiac pacemakers on pediatric patients and their parents: A case control study
  21. Congenital Heart Disease

  22. Stent angioplasty of narrowed right ventricular outflow conduits and pulmonary arteries consistently reduces right ventricular systolic pressures and delays subsequent surgeries
  23. Pre-clinical

  24. Biochemical and histological changes in the heart of post-partum rats exposed to Natron
  25. Surgical Anatomy

  26. Papillary muscles of left ventricle-Morphological variations and it's clinical relevance

Review Article

  1. Late coronary ischemic syndromes assoc1ated With transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A reView of mechanistic and clinical aspects
  2. Secondary prophylaxis to control rheumatic heart disease in developing countries: Put into a cage if can't be killed
  3. A critical analysis of the COMPASS trial with respect to benefit-risk assessment using the numbers needed to treat: Applicability and relevance in Indian patients with stable cardiovascular disease
  4. Sodium-glucose cotransporter-Z inhibition for the reduction of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients with diabetes mellitus

Consensus Document

  1. Transradial access for coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures: Consensus statement and recommendations for India Advancing Complex CoronariES Sciences through TransRADlAL intervention in India - ACCESS RADIALTM: Clinical consensus recommendations in collaboration with Cardiological Society of India


  1. Treadmill stress tests should not be part of "routine health check package"
  2. "Once you label me. you negate me"-Using words that heal, not words that hurt!

Research Correspondence

  1. Association of chronic kidney disease with in-hospital outcomes of transcatheter mitral valve repair
  2. Reduction in radiation exposure with coronary computed tomography over seven years in a real world setting

Letter to the Editor

  1. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement will be standard of treatment for severe aortic stenosis with porcelain aorta
  2. Letter regarding "Are cardiovascular risk parameters and glycemic levels associated with periodontitis in type 2 diabetes patients? A clinical study. Indian Heart Journal 2018; 70: 430-432"
  3. Thrombolysis may be a universal therapeutic option in left-sided prosthetic valve thrombosis
  4. Two and real-time three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography guided thrombolytic therapy for prosthetic valve thrombosis is crucial


  1. Corrigendum to “Cardiological Society of India position statement on management of heart failure in India" [Indian Heart] 70 (Si) (2018)Sl-S72]