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 (July - Aug 2018)


  1. European and American hypertension guidelines and goal blood pressure: Relevance to India
  2. Learning to think like Machines

Original Articles

Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

  1. Evaluation of serum cathepsin D concentrations in coronary artery disease
  2. Tricuspid valve endocarditis in non-drug abusers: A case series from India
  3. A study on the glycemic. lipid and blood pressure control among the type 2 diabetes patients of north Kerala. lndia
  4. Moderate intensity exercise improves heart rate variability in obese adults with type 2 diabetes
  5. Statins everyday versus alternate days: Is there a difference in myalgia rates?
  6. Acute effects of diets rich in almonds and walnuts on endothelial function
  7. Prehypertension is associated with peripheral arterial disease and low ankle-brachial index
  8. Tenecteplase versus streptokinase thrombolytic therapy in patients with mitral prosthetic valve thrombosis
  9. A novel approach for the prediction of treadmill test in cardiology using data mining algorithms implemented as a mobile application
  10. lnterventional Cardiology

  11. Primary transcatheter closure of post-myocardial infarction ventricular septal rupture using amplatzer atrial septal occlusion device:
  12. Congenital Heart Disease

  13. Transcatheter closure of ventricular septal defect in aortic valve prolapse 8: aortic regurgitation
  14. Cardiac Surgery

  15. Applicability of the Cleveland clinic scoring system for the risk prediction of acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery in a South Asian cohort
  16. Pre-clinical

  17. Aerobic training and L-arginine supplement attenuates myocardial infarction-induced kidney and liver injury in rats via reduced

Research Briefs

  1. Hypertension in Tunisian adults attending primary care physicians (ETHNA-Tunisia)

Review Article

  1. Coronary chronic total occlusion intervention: A pathophysiological perspective
  2. Salt sensitivity and its implication in clinical practice
  3. Hypertension: The most important non communicable disease risk factor in India

Short communication

  1. Evaluation of thrombotic left main coronary artery occlusions; old problem. different treatment approaches
  2. Familial hypercholesterolemia supravalvular AS and extensive atherosclerosis


  1. Single patch closure of multiple VSDs through right atrial approach
  2. One-year clinical outcomes of different coronary drug eluting stents-Data from a prospective registry

Letter to Editor

  1. Our pulse - Best in-build fitness monitor


  1. Win Thy Heart