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.

CSI Document on safety precautions for doing ECHO during COVID-19
  1. Cardiological society of India document on safety measure during echo evaluation of cardiovascular disease in the time of COVID-19
Current Issue (January – February 2020)


  1. Coronavirus disease 2019 and the cardiovascular system: Impacts and implications

Review Articles

  1. Unravelling the utility of modern sulfonylureas from cardiovascular outcome trials and landmark trials: expert opinion from an international panel
  2. Soluble neprilysin: A versatile biomarker for heart failure, cardiovascular diseases and diabetic complications—A systematic review

Original Articles

  1. Predictors of mortality, strategies to reduce readmission, and economic impact of acute decompensated heart failure: Results of the Vellore Heart Failure Registry
  2. Acute decompensated heart failure in a North indian community hospital: Demographics, clinical characteristics, comorbidities and adherence to therapy
  3. Epidemiological profile and management patterns of acute myocardial infarction in very young patients from a tertiary care center
  4. The predictive value of speckle tracking during dobutamine stress echocardiography in patients with chronic stable angina
  5. Investigation of short-term prognosis of fragmented QRS complexes in patients with acute myocardial infarction in two groups that received invasive and fibrinolytic therapy

Opinion Paper

  1. A critical analysis of the noninferiority design of the TALENT trial

Short Communication

  1. A multicentre retrospective study on quality and outcomes of cardiac rehabilitation programs in India

Letter to the Editor

  1. Necessary complexities when standardizing hypertension protocols in India
  2. Response to letter by Visaria et al regarding our article, "Standardizing hypertension management in a primary care setting in India through a protocol based model."