Welcome to Indian Heart Journal

Indian Heart Journal (IHJ) is the official online open access and paid print 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 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 ( May – June 2020 )


  1. COVID -19 pandemic and paediatric population with special reference to congenital heart disease

Original Articles

  1. Cardiological society of India document on safety measure during echo evaluation of cardiovascular disease in the time of COVID-19
  2. The efficacy and safety of oral paracetamol versus oral
    ibuprofen for patent ductus arteriosus closure in preterm
    neonates - A systematic review and meta-analysis
  3. His bundle pacing - is it the final frontier of physiological pacing ? - A single centre experience from the Indian sub-Continent
  4. Radial or femoral access in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) : Does the choice matters ?
  5. Prospective evaluation of outcome of Indian patients who meet MADIT II (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial) criteria for implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation:
    is it appropriate for Indian patients ?
  6. Study of immediate and late effects of successful PTMC on left atrial appendage function in patients with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis IN SINUS rhythm
  7. The initial experience of 2495 cases of the ulnar artery as default access for coronary diagnostic and interventional procedures at a single center : An observational study
  8. Is evaluation of non-HDL-C better than calculated LDL-C in CAD patients ? MMIMSR experiences

Opinion Paper

  1. Will the hidden specter of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and STsegment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) emerge from the avalanche of COVID-19 ?

Research Brief

  1. Time-series study of cardiovascular rates in India : A systematic analysis between 1990 and 2017
  2. Very early postoperative troponin increase and clinical outcome inpatients admitted to the recovery room after noncardiac surgery withsuspected cardiac events
  3. Percutaneous coronary intervention of anomalous left circumflex coronary artery - A case series
  4. Gender differences in central obesity : Implications for cardiometabolic health in South Asians
  5. Impact of relative systemic hypertension on the heart in sickle cell anaemia

Letter to the Editor

  1. Early de-escalation of DAPT after PCI : implications of the latest randomized trials in the COVID era
  2. Continue ACE inhibitors / ARB’S till further evidence in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
  3. Healing the healer
  4. Burden of hypertension in India
  5. Prevalence of hypertension among Indian adults : Results from the great India blood pressure survey


  1. Acute pulmonary embolism : An unseen villain in COVID-19