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 2018)


  1. Have we reached the bottom of the bottomless pit- lessons from the recent lipid-lowering trials?

Original Articles

Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

  1. Incidence and predictors of perioperative myocardial infarction in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery in a tertiary care hospital
  2. Pulse wave analyzed cardiovascular parameters in young first degree relatives of type 2 diabetics- a cross-sectional study
  3. The association of plasma high-sensitivity C-reactive protein level with rheumatic heart disease: The possible role of inflammation
  4. Physical activity levels of patients prior to acute coronary syndrome - Experience at a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka
  5. Efficacy of serum blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and electrolytes in the diagnosis and mortality risk assessment of patients with acute coronary syndrome
  6. Factors affecting seasonal changes in blood pressure in North India: A population based four-seasons study
  7. Cardiac Imaging

  8. Is mitral annular ascent useful in studying left ventricular function through left atrio-ventricular interactions?
  9. Value of mitral annular plane systolic excursion in the assessment of contractile reserve in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy before cardiac revascularization
  10. The correlation between speckle tracking echocardiography and coronary artery disease in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris
  11. Three-dimensional echocardiographic evaluation of mechanical dyssynchrony in systolic heart failure with narrow QRS complex
  12. Interventional Cardiology

  13. Long-term outcomes following left main bifurcation stenting in Indian population-Analysis based on SYNTAX I and II scores
  14. Predictors of contrast induced nephropathy and the applicability of the Mehran risk score in high risk patients undergoing coronary angioplasty-A study from a tertiary care center in South India
  15. Risk factors and angiographic profile of coronary slow flow (CSF) phenomenon in North Indian population: An observational study
  16. Cardiac Electrophysiology

  17. Reversal of premature ventricular complexes induced cardiomyopathy. Influence of concomitant structural heart disease
  18. Brugada syndrome in patients with acute febrile illness
  19. Clinical profile in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and a recessive plakophilin-2 gene mutation

Research Briefs

  1. Profile of pulmonary embolism in service personnel posted at high altitude area
  2. Are cardiovascular risk parameters and glycemic levels associated with periodontitis in type 2 diabetes patients? A clinical study

Review Article

  1. Reperfusing the myocardium - a damocles Sword


  1. Post-truth era and cardiology: After ORBITA, before CABANA

Short communications

  1. Feasibility of ultra low-dose coronary computed tomography angiography
  2. Intracoronary tenecteplase in STEMI with massive thrombus
  3. Percutaneous intervention for restoration of patency of occluded lower limb arteriovenous dialysis access

Letter to Editor

  1. Takotsubo syndrome and coronary vasospasm: Two faces of the same coin?
  2. Stevia rebaudiana the unique medicinal plant with sweet taste having hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic activities
  3. Authors reply: Stevia: Long term data is lacking!
  4. Exercise based evaluations and rehabilitation in heart failure: An addendum to the Cardiology Society of India's management protocols for chronic heart failure
  5. Authors reply: Exercise, but with caution!
  6. Response to the editorial titled "BVS, RDN, IABP: The Afghanistan of interventional clinical trials
  7. Authors reply: Response to the editorial titled "BVS, RDN, IABP: The Afghanistan of interventional clinical trials"