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.

Articles In This Issue

  1. Western guidelines or practice algorithms?—Yorkshire Pudding or Dal Makhni!
  2. STEMI care in the elderly: Does under-treatment reflect appropriate clinical judgment or therapeutic nihilism?
  3. Intensive statin therapy in India: Demonstrating efficacy and safety
  4. Normal reference range values in adult echocardiography: Further evidence that race matters
  5. Risk profile and in-hospital prognosis in elderly patients presenting for acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction in the Tunisian context
  6. Efficacy and safety of the intensive dose of rosuvastatin 40 mg/day in patients with acute coronary syndrome and at high risk of cardiovascular disease-ROSUVEES-2
  7. Normal echocardiographic measurements in Indian adults: How different are we from the western populations? A pilot study
  8. Assessment of validity of the ‘Culprit Score’ for predicting the culprit lesion in patients with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction
  9. Maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnant women undergoing balloon mitral valvotomy for rheumatic mitral stenosis
  10. Safety and efficacy of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy in severe mitral stenosis with moderate mitral regurgitation – A prospective study
  11. Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy in mitral stenosis and left atrial appendage clot patients in special conditions: Hospital-based study
  12. Statin therapy in the primary prevention of early atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting
  13. Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting using continuous heparin infusion
  14. Metabolic manipulation in dilated cardiomyopathy: Assessing the role of trimetazidine
  15. Effects of sustained-release trimetazidine on chronically dysfunctional myocardium of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy – Six months follow-up result
  16. Change in left ventricular systolic function in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction: Evidence for smoker’s paradox or pseudo-paradox?
  17. A Study to derive distribution of carotid intima media thickness and to determine its COrrelation with cardiovascular Risk factors in asymptomatic nationwidE Indian population (SCORE-India)
  18. Risk factor profile of calcific aortic stenosis
  19. Non-physician health workers for improving adherence to medications and healthy lifestyle following acute coronary syndrome: 24-month follow-up study
  20. Dedicated bifurcation stents – Mechanistic, hardware, and technical aspects
  21. Time to shift from contemporary to high-sensitivity cardiac troponin in diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes
  22. Role of cardiac renin angiotensin system in ischemia reperfusion injury and preconditioning of heart
  23. A Kerala model for cardiovascular research?
  24. Letter to the Editor
  25. Management Protocols of stable coronary artery disease in India: Executive summary