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. Choice of antithrombotics in acute coronary syndrome – A balance of efficacy versus safety
  2. Changing trends in the prevalence of coronary heart disease
  3. Selecting healthy edible oil in the Indian context
  4. Language of CTO interventions – Focus on hardware
  5. Trends in use of anti-thrombotic agents and outcomes in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) managed with an invasive strategy
  6. Prevalence of coronary heart disease in rural and urban Vellore:A repeat cross-sectional survey
  7. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection: Case series and review of literature
  8. Evaluation of early direct current cardioversion for maintenance of sinus rhythm in rheumatic atrial fibrillation following successful balloon mitral valvotomy
  9. Prevalence and spectrum of iron deficiency in heart failure patients in south Rajasthan
  10. A randomized study of coconut oil versus sunflower oil on cardiovascular risk factors in patients with stable coronary heart disease
  11. The relationship between left ventricular mass and insulin resistance in obese patients
  12. Prevalence of venous thromboembolism risk factors and prophylactic adequacy among general surgical patients in a tertiary care hospital
  13. STEMI vs NSTEACS management trends in non-invasive hospital
  14. Research Letter
  15. Thrombus aspiration catheter is a Dottering balloon
  16. Changes in derived measures from six-minute walk distance following home-based exercise training in congestive heart failure: A preliminary report
  17. Simplified swift and safe vascular closure device deployment without a local arteriogram: Single center experience in 2074 consecutive patients
  18. No reflow phenomenon in percutaneous coronary interventions in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction
  19. Physiological cardiac pacing: Current status
  20. Reversal agents for NOACs: Connecting the dots
  21. Cardiovascular outcome trials for anti-diabetes medication: A holy grail of drug development?
  22. Dental considerations in cardiovascular patients: A practical perspective
  23. Asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis with normal left ventricular function – A review
  24. Optimum cardiovascular risk prediction algorithm for South-Asians – Are WHO risk prediction charts really the right answer?
  25. Deja Vu of retrograde recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusion: A tale of a journey from Japan to India
  26. Google Glass in medicine – The man with a computer on face