Incidence, predictors and gradation of upper extremity venous obstruction after transvenous pacemaker implantation
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Jayaprakash Shenthar, Deepak Padmanabhan, Bharatraj Banavalikar, Javed Parvez, Sanjai Pattu Vallapil, Inoatan Singha, Vivek Tripathi (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Door-to-needle time in myocardial infarction: Small steps, huge dividends
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Vivek Chauhan, Bhagwan Das Negi, Gurudutt SharmaAbstractThe Himachal Pradesh acute coronary syndrome registry highlighted a pre-hospital delay of 780 minutes. Additional door-to-needle time delay by 1 hour increases the hazard ratio of death by 20%. We conducted a retrospective (group 1) and a prospective (group 2) analysis of 63 patients each to measure the impact of a fast-track protocol in emergency department (ED) on the door-to-needle time in St-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The fast-track protocol involved zero cost to th...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - March 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effects Of Home-Based Exercise Training On Functional Outcomes And Quality Of Life In Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Abraham Samuel Babu, Ramachandran Padmakumar, Krishnanand Nayak, Ranjan Shetty, Aswini Kumar Mohapatra, Arun G. MaiyaAbstractObjectivesTo assess the effects of home-based exercise training (HBET) on function and quality of life (QoL) in PH.MethodsA prospective, non-blinded, randomized clinical trial was carried out on 84, medically stable patients with PH belonging to any functional class or etiology and of either sex. Patients were randomized to either standard care or to HBET. Both groups also received education with the Pulmonary Hyper...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - March 9, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epidemiology of confirmed coronary heart disease among population older than 60 years in rural central India—A community-based cross-sectional study
ConclusionPrevalence of confirmed CHD has increased in agrarian rural community in central India, which requires further studies to find out causative factors. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Procedural and follow-up clinical outcomes after chronic total occlusion revascularization: Data from an Indian public hospital
Publication date: Available online 26 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Sakthivel Ramasamy, Kabilan S. Jagadheesan, Santhosh Satheesh, Raja J. Selvaraj, Balachander JayaramanAbstractBackgroundChronic total occlusion (CTO) continues to be challenging lesion subset for percutaneous intervention. Last decade has seen tremendous increase in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in this subset owing to improved understanding of the anatomy and enhanced skillset with availability of dedicated hardware. We sought to study the outcomes of CTO PCI in an Indian public hospital.Methods...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - March 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Letter to the editor regarding “Role of cytochrome epoxygenase (CYP2J2) in the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease in South Indian Population.”
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): U. Ashish Kumar, Mariam Shariff (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - February 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cognitive impairment and 30-day rehospitalization rate in patients with acute heart failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionOur meta-analysis demonstrated that the presence of cognitive impairment is associated with 30-day rehospitalization in patients with HF. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 31, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and one-year outcome of Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity in unexplained syncope: a prospective cohort study from South India
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): P. Kadermuneer, Sandeep R, Haridasan Vellani, Biju George, Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev, Mangalath Narayanan Krishnan (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Ticagrelor for Asian patients with acute coronary syndrome in real-world practice: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Akhmetzhan Maratovich Galimzhanov, Baurzhan Slymovich Azizov (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk determinants of metabolic syndrome in obese worksite workers in hill city of Himachal Pradesh (HP), India
ConclusionsMS is highly prevalent among obese employees of organized sector. The consumption of alcohol and extra salt were major behavioral risk factors for MS thus has important implications in behavioral modifications for prevention of MS among obese employees in organized sectors. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pericardial Effusion In Prosthetic and Native Valve Infective Endocarditis
Publication date: Available online 26 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ghada S. Youssef, Marwa S. Mashaal, Dalia R. El Remisy, A.Sorour Khalid, Hussein H. RizkAbstractBackgroundPericardial effusion (PE) is widely believed to signify more advanced infective endocarditis (IE) and a generally worse outcome.PurposeTo determine the prevalence and clinical significance of PE in a series of patients with confirmed native and prosthetic valve infections.MethodsData were collected from 338 consecutive patients with definite or possible IE who visited a single referral centre; these patients were examined for the p...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Procedural and follow up clinical outcomes after chronic total occlusion revascularization: Data from an Indian public hospital
Publication date: Available online 26 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai, Sakthivel Ramasamy, Kabilan S. Jagadheesan, Santhosh Satheesh, Raja J. Selvaraj, Balachander JayaramanABSTRACTBackgroundChronic total occlusion (CTO) continues to be challenging lesion subset for percutaneous intervention. Last decade has seen tremendous increase in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in this subset owing to improved understanding of the anatomy and enhanced skillset with availability of dedicated hardware. We sought to study the outcomes of CTO PCI in an Indian public hospital.Methods...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 26, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Confirmed Coronary Heart Disease among elderly above 60 years of age in rural central India – a community-based cross-sectional study
ConclusionPrevalence of confirmed CHD has increased in agrarian rural community in central India which requires further studies to find out causative factors. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Current status of rheumatic heart disease in India
Publication date: Available online 4 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): P.C. Negi, Sachin Sondhi, Sanjeev Asotra, Kunal Mahajan, Ayushi MehtaAbstractThe rheumatic heart disease continues to be an important cause of disease burden in India affecting the population in their prime and productive phase of the life. The prevalence of rheumatic heart disease is varied in different Indian studies, because of the inclusion of different populations at different point of times and using different screening methods for the diagnosis. The data on incidence and prevalence on a nationally represented sample is lacking. T...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of Familial Hypercholesterolemia in premature Coronary Artery Disease patients admitted to a tertiary care hospital in North India
ConclusionFH prevalence is high among patients with premature CAD admitted to a cardiac unit. To detect patients with FH, routine screening with simple criteria such as family history of premature CAD combined with hypercholesterolemia and a DLCNC>5 may be effectively used. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Cognitive impairment and 30-day re-hospitalization rate in patients with acute heart failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Jakrin Kewcharoen, Angawipa Trongtorsak, Chanavuth Kanitsoraphan, Narut Prasitlumknu, Rhaktham Mekritthikrai, Chol Techorueangwiwat, Nath Limpruttidham, Pattara Rattanawong (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Short- and Long-Term Follow-up of Antithrombotic Management Patterns in Patients Hospitalized with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS): Indian Subgroup of EPICOR-Asia Study
ConclusionThis study showed a gap between international recommendations and implementation for managing ACS in Indian patients.. Most of the patients prefer to undergo invasive management instead of noninvasive therapy.. At the end of 2-year follow up more than half of the population were receiving DAPT, with most patients on receiving a combination of aspirin and clopidogrel The mortality along with composite events of death, MI, or ischemic stroke was highest for NSTEMI patients. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 3, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comparison of resting and adenosine-free pressure indices with adenosine-induced hyperemic fractional flow reserve in intermediate coronary lesions
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Deep Chandh Raja, Vijayakumar Subban, Rony Mathew, Jabir Abdullakutty, Jo Joseph, Jimmy George, Subash Chandra, Nandhini Livingston, Shyam G. Nair, Ezhilan Janakiraman, Latchumanadhas Kalidoss, Ajit Sankaradas MullasariAbstractObjectiveFractional flow reserve (FFR) using adenosine has been the gold standard in the functional assessment of intermediate coronary stenoses in the catheterization laboratory. We aim to study the correlation of adenosine-free indices such as whole cycle Pd/Pa [the ratio of mean distal coronary pressure (Pd) ...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - January 1, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A two year analysis of Diabetic subset ‘e-BioMatrix’ prospective, multicentric, all comers registry in India
ConclusionThis analysis continues to confirm clinical safety and efficacy of BioMatrix stent in diabetic patients along with additional risk factors. The two-year result shows that BioMatrix stent is a suitable alternative as compared to contemporary DESs which are currently available in the market for simple as well complex disease. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Obituary
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2014Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Obituary
Publication date: Available online 17 December 2014Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Premature battery depletion with St. Jude Medical ICD and CRT-D devices: Indian Heart Rhythm Society Guidelines for physicians
Publication date: Available online 30 December 2016Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Kartikeya Bhargava, Vanita Arora, Aparna Jaswal, Amit Vora, on behalf of Indian Heart Rhythm Society (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Remote ischemic preconditioning for prevention of contrast induced nephropathy—Insights from an Indian study
ConclusionRIPC does not result in significant reduction of CIN. However RIPC helps in the prevention of post procedural worsening in eGFR and serum creatinine even up to 6 weeks. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Performance and clinical comparison between left ventricular quadripolar and bipolar leads in cardiac resynchronization therapy: Observational research
ConclusionQuadripolar leads improve the management of phrenic nerve stimulation at no trade-off with pacing threshold and lead stability. Quadripolar leads seems to be associated with a lower incidence of VT/VF and pulmonary congestion, when compared with bipolar leads, but further investigations are necessary to confirm that this positive effect is associated with better LV reverse remodeling. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Biochemical and histological changes in the heart of post-partum rats exposed to Natron
This study was designed to investigate the effect of Natron in postpartum Wistar albino rats.MethodsA total of 30 postpartum Wistar rats were exposed to different doses (50 mg/kg, 100 mg/kg, 200 mg/kg and 300 mg/kg) of Natron for 28 days. After the treatment, we carried out biochemical analyses and histological evaluations of kidney, liver and heart.ResultsThe study revealed that the exposure of postpartum rats to 100 mg/kg of Natron and above significantly (p 
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Papillary muscles of left ventricle—Morphological variations and it’s clinical relevance
ConclusionOriental nomenclature is necessary not only for anatomist but also for electrocardiographers. Breadth of papillay muscle should be taken into morphometric account as for screening of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Proper anatomical knowledge is crucial for clinicians, surgeons and radiologists.Graphical abstractComparison of present and previous study reports regarding muscles origin from ventricular walls. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Secondary prophylaxis to control rheumatic heart disease in developing countries: Put into a cage if can’t be killed
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Ramachandra BarikAbstractA significant socioeconomic inequality is the main barrier to achieve primordial prevention of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the developing countries. An effective vaccine with affordable cost against Streptococcus yet to be identified. The subclinical nature of rheumatic fever (RF) is the main hurdle for effective primary prevention of RHD. When RF and RHD are recognized at the earliest, treated adequately and SP with penicillin is strictly followed, then this disease can be kept under contr...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A critical analysis of the COMPASS trial with respect to benefit-risk assessment using the numbers needed to treat: Applicability and relevance in Indian patients with stable cardiovascular disease
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): P. Kerkar, D. Bose, T. Nishandar, G. Sabnis, D. Kumar, U.M. Thatte, N.J. GogtayAbstractThe recently published Cardiovascular Outcomes for People Using Anticoagulation Strategies (COMPASS) trial evaluated the hypothesis that rivaroxaban alone or in combination with aspirin would be more effective than aspirin alone for secondary prevention. In India, stable cardiovascular disease occurs in a much younger age group relative to the rest of the world.Our critical analysis of COMPASS trial showed that the younger age group a...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Letter regarding “Are cardiovascular risk parameters and glycemic levels associated with periodontitis in type 2 diabetes patients? A clinical study. Indian Heart Journal 2018; 70: 430–432”
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Nilima sharma, Shridhar Dwivedi (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Thrombolysis may be a universal therapeutic option in left-sided prosthetic valve thrombosis
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Fidel Manuel Caceres-Loriga (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in India—time to pause, think, and change!
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Balbir Singh (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Legacy effect in medicine—the expanding horizon!
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Gagandeep Singh Wander, Manish Bansal (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prognostic value of hyperglycemia on-admission in diabetic versus non-diabetic patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in Tunisia
In this study, we sought to determine the prognostic value of hyperglycemia on-admission in Tunisian patients presenting with STEMI according to their diabetic status.MethodsPatients presenting to our center between January 1998 and September 2014 were enrolled. Hyperglycemia was defined as a glucose level ≥11 mmol/L. In-hospital prognosis was studied in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. The predictive value for mortality of glycemia level on-admission was assessed by mean of the area under receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve calculation.ResultsA total of 1289 patients were included. Mean age was 60.39&...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A preliminary report on physical activity patterns among children aged 8–14 years to predict risk of cardiovascular diseases in Malwa region of Punjab
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Vandana Esht, Divya Midha, Subhashish Chatterjee, Sorabh SharmaAbstractObjectiveTo determine the pattern of physical activity specific to age and gender among young Indian school going girls and boys aged 8-14 years.DesignCross-sectional study.SettingPrivate and government sponsored schools in Patiala and Mansa District of Punjab, India. Participants: Two hundred thirty four school going girls and boys aged 8–14 years.MethodologyA structured questionnaire recorded the various forms of daily physical activity, sede...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Effect of cardiac rehabilitation programme following elective percutaneous coronary angiography on depressive symptoms: A cohort study
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Reza Rahmani, Leila Rahimi, Akbar ShafieeAbstractBackgroundDepression is a common condition in cardiac patients. We investigated the effect of cardiac rehabilitation on depressive symptoms as detected by Beck depression inventory II score (BDI) in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).MethodsIn this cohort, 95 patients met our criteria. Patients were then studied in two groups based on their participation in the rehabilitation program to rehabilitation (exposure) and the control (non-exposure) ...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Serum level of gamma-glutamyl transferase as a biomarker for predicting stenosis severity in patients with coronary artery disease
ConclusionWe demonstrate the prognostic value of serum level of GGT as a biomarker for predicting obstruction severity in patients with CAD. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A study to explore the factors related to treatment seeking delay among adults diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction at KMCH, Coimbatore
ConclusionDecreased pain, knowledge about AMI, symptom perception, perceived seriousness respectively and inadequate family & non-family support i.e. social support were the factors related to treatment seeking delay among adults diagnosed with AMI. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

25-Year trends in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control in an Indian urban population: Jaipur Heart Watch
ConclusionHypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control rates are increasing among urban populations in India. Better awareness is associated with greater control. The rates of increase are off-target for WHO Global Monitoring Framework and UN Sustainable Development Goals. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of peripheral artery disease and risk factors in the elderly: A community based cross-sectional study from northern Kerala, India
This study was aimed at studying the prevalence of PAD and risk factors in elderly population of northern parts of Kerala, South India.MethodsIn a prospective observational survey we evaluated men and women of age between 60 and 79 years from Kerala. Anthropometric measurements, biochemical investigations and electrocardiogram were done. The diagnosis of PAD was made by ABI 
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Role of three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in predicting mitral regurgitation after percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty
Publication date: November–December 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 6Author(s): Abdelaal Alsayed Alkhouly, Ali Mohammad Al-Amin, Moustafa Ibraheem MukarrabAbstractBackgroundPercutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (PBMV) can be complicated with significant mitral regurgitation (MR). We performed a pilot, prospective study to evaluate the role of three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D-TEE) in the prediction of MR after PBMV through mitral valve quantification (MVQ).MethodsBetween October 2014 and October 2016, 37 patients with rheumatic, moderate-to-severe mitral stenosis, referred ...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Coronary angioplasty in spontaneous coronary artery dissection—Strategy and outcomes
ConclusionPCI in SCAD is associated with a fair rate of technical success in our population. Choosing an initial floppy wire and then escalating to a hydrophilic wire followed by a stiff wire is an optimal revascularization strategy. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and spectrum of coronary artery anomalies in 8021 patients: A single center study in South India
ConclusionThere is no significant difference in prevalence of CAAs (including and excluding MB) in Indian and World population. CAAs were more common in males than females and most of these patients remain asymptomatic during first three decades of their life. Myocardial bridging is the most common anomaly detected by MDCT-CA followed by ACOIS. Right coronary artery (RCA) arising from left coronary sinus (LCS) is the most commonly encountered ACOIS. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Non-cardiac Conditions Which Can Elevate The Serum Levels of sST2
Publication date: Available online 28 November 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): T.R. Patil, S.T. Patil, Snehal Patilsss, Anuprita Patil (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Role of metabolic manipulator trimetazidine in limiting percutaneous coronary intervention–induced myocardial injury
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Danish H. Kazmi, Aditya Kapoor, Archana Sinha, Paurush Ambesh, Shiridhar Kashyap, Roopali Khanna, Sudeep Kumar, Naveen Garg, Satyendra Tewari, Pravin K. GoelAbstractBackgroundTrimetazidine (TMZ) is a metabolic modulator that shifts substrate utilization from fatty acid to carbohydrates, thereby, increasing myocardial glucose oxidation and improving myocardial ischemia. We evaluated whether TMZ is effective in reducing myocardial injury after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).MethodsPatients with stable angina undergoing electiv...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Comparison of resting and adenosine-free pressure indices with adenosine induced hyperemic fractional flow reserve in intermediate coronary lesions
Publication date: Available online 10 December 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Deep Chandh Raja, Vijayakumar Subban, Rony Mathew, Jabir Abdullakutty, Jo Joseph, Jimmy George, Subash Chandra, Nandhini Livingston, Shyam G. Nair, Ezhilan Janakiraman, Latchumanadhas Kalidoss, Ajit Mullasari SankaradasAbstractObjectiveFractional flow reserve (FFR) using adenosine has been the gold standard in the functional assessment of intermediate coronary stenoses in the catheterization laboratory. We aim to study the correlation of adenosine-free indices such as whole cycle Pd/Pa (the ratio of mean distal coronary pressure [Pd] ...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Factors influencing prehospital delay in patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction and the impact of prehospital electrocardiogram
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Bishav Mohan, Raahat Bansal, Naveen Dogra, Sarit Sharma, Arun Chopra, Sudhir Varma, Namita Bansal, Rohit Tandon, Abhishek Goyal, Bhupinder Singh, Shibba Takkar Chhabra, Naved Aslam, Gurpreet S. Wander, Ambuj RoyAbstractBackgroundIn ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), prehospital delay is a significant factor, decreasing likelihood of revascularization and increasing mortality. Prehospital delays are substantive in Indian patients with STEMI. Our study aimed to investigate factors associated with prehospital delay in patients w...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and real-world assessment of central aortic blood pressure in adult patients with essential hypertension uncontrolled on single anti-hypertensive agents
ConclusionMeasurement of CAP along with BBP can be vital in management of hypertension.CTRI Registration NumberCTRI/2015/10/006302. (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Incidence of new Diabetes following CABG Surgery: Analysis of a Single Centre Registry Data
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Sailesh Lodha, krishna Kumar Sharma, Ajeet Bana, Navneet Mehta, Rajeev Gupta (Source: Indian Heart Journal)
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio: A crucial determinant of reverse remodeling in patients with heart failure undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation?
Publication date: Available online 29 October 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Kenan YaltaAbstractIn the setting of systolic heart failure (HF), left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) is generally characterized by a gradual and significant improvement in left ventricular (LV) systolic functions, and has been universally regarded as a favorable sign possibly with the highest prognostic benefit in this setting. Importantly, this phenomenon, besides its well known potential to arise spontaneously, is usually more likely to emerge after correction of culprit valvular pathologies including aortic stenosis (AS), et...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Amlodipine alters hemorheological parameters: Increased efficacy at the cost of edema?
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2018Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Ravindra RP, Arunkumar S, Puniyani RR, Padgaonkar K, Vadivelu Ramalingam, Rajeev Sharma, Gopi Panicker, Yash LokhandwalaAbstractBackgroundDespite several decades of use of calcium channel blockers, the side-effect of edema persists as a class effect and its mechanism is unresolved. Amlodipine has effects on hemorheology and its hemodilutory property may partly contribute to its antihypertensive action. This aspect is not well studied and the literature is sparse in this regard.ObjectiveThis experiment was planned to determine effect of...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - December 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research