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. What is the ideal fibrinolysis to PCI time: Pharmaco-invasive strategy with streptokinase?
  2. Graft Spasm—The Achilles Heel of Arterial Grafts
  3. The impact of systems-of-care on pharmacoinvasive management with streptokinase: The subgroup analysis of the TN-STEMI programme
  4. Meta-analysis comparing radial versus femoral approach in patients 75 years and older undergoing percutaneous coronary procedures
  5. Clinico-angiographic profile and procedural outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions: The Srinagar registry
  6. Clinical outcome in nonagenarians undergoing transcatheter valve replacement
  7. Appropriateness of elective percutaneous coronary intervention and impact of government health insurance scheme — A tertiary centre experience from Western India
  8. Under-utilization of pacemaker therapy for sinus node dysfunction – Real world data from South Asia
  9. The prognostic significance of serum sodium in a population undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy
  10. Isolated coronary artery ectasia: Clinical, angiographic, and follow up characteristics
  11. Accuracy of exercise tolerance test in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in patients with left dominant coronary circulation
  12. Effect of thrombolytic therapy on the patterns of post myocardial infarction ventricular septal rupture
  13. Development of a diagnosis model for coronary artery disease
  14. Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting in India—Time to raise the bar
  15. Comparing short and long term survival of patients undergoing off pump coronary artery bypass graft with and without coronary endarterectomy
  16. Early and aggressive ISR with a polymer- and carrier-free drug-coated stent system
  17. Polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 are potential candidates that could potentially help clinicians on the treatment of cardiovascular diseases among Asian populations
  18. Letter to the Editor
  19. Letter to the Editor
  20. Correspondence
  21. Correspondence
  22. Letter to Editor
  23. Letter to the Editor
  24. The role of acute circulatory support in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock
  25. Electrocardiographic features: Various atrial site pacing
  26. ‘Heart Team’ Concept – A reality or a ‘Platonic Illusion’
  27. Letter to the Editor
  28. Electroceuticals in medicine – The brave new future
  29. Guide For Authors