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. Will percutaneous valves replace the surgical valves: Another one bites the dust?
  2. Time for a pan-India prevention plan for cardiovascular diseases
  3. ECMO: A ray of hope for young suicide victims with acute aluminum phosphide poisoning and shock
  4. Is magnesium sulfate friend or foe of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery?
  5. Assessment of cardiovascular risk in low resource settings ‘‘So much to do - So little done’’
  6. Rising trend of cardiovascular risk factors between 1991–1994 and 2010–2012: A repeat cross sectional survey in urban and rural Vellore
  7. Prevalence of hypertension and prehypertension in a community-based primary health care program villages at central India
  8. Barriers to cardiovascular disease risk reduction: Does physicians' perspective matter?
  9. Prevalence, awareness, and control of hypertension in the slums of Kolkata
  10. Outcome of patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for aluminum phosphide poisoning: An observational study
  11. Is accelerated idioventricular rhythm a good marker for reperfusion after streptokinase?
  12. Study on correlation of obesity with short-term prognosis in acute myocardial infarction
  13. A comparative study of ivabradine and atenolol in patients with moderate mitral stenosis in sinus rhythm
  14. Echocardiographic parameters in clinical responders to surgical pericardiectomy – A single center experience with chronic constrictive pericarditis
  15. Comparative analysis of biochemical parameters in diabetic and non-diabetic acute myocardial infarction patients
  16. Cardiac involvement in rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional study in Iran
  17. Epicardial fat thickness: A surrogate marker of coronary artery disease – Assessment by echocardiography
  18. Circulating level of regulatory T cells in rheumatic heart disease: An observational study
  19. The effect of magnesium sulfate on post off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting bleeding
  20. Pigtail assisted tracking of guide catheter for navigating the difficult radial: Overcoming the ‘‘razor effect’’
  21. Retrieval of fractured guide wire with balloon support in intermediate coronary artery: A rare complication and management
  22. Propofol to relieve radial artery spasm
  23. On your fingertips – A new aid to learn the anatomy of the secundum atrial septal defect
  24. Eustachian valve - Masquerading ASD rim
  25. Atrial and ventricular septal defects device closure in a child in one session
  26. Research Letter
  27. Research Letter
  28. A huge echolucent structure resembling cyst adjacent to left atrium: Revealing persistent left superior vena cava with 4D echocardiography
  29. Presence of elevated non-HDL among patients with T2DM with CV events despite of optimal LDL-C – A report from South India
  30. Heart rate and blood pressure in Zika virus infection: Findings?
  31. Adrenal and extra-adrenal pheochromocytomas presenting as life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias: Report of three cases
  32. Research Letter
  33. Research Letter
  34. Risk assessment in the prevention of cardiovascular disease in low-resource settings
  35. Percutaneous mitral valve repair: A new treatment for mitral regurgitation
  36. Role of cardiac MRI in nonischemic cardiomyopathies
  37. Guidewire crossing techniques in coronary chronic total occlusion intervention: A to Z
  38. Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T and methionine synthase A2756G gene polymorphisms and associated risk of cardiovascular diseases: A study from Jammu region
  39. Gingival overgrowth due to amlodipine
  40. Nanotechnology in medicine