Comparison of left ventricular volume and left ventricular ejection fraction by 2-dimensional echocardiography by Simpson’s method & real time 3-dimensional echocardiography in patients of normal conduction with normal left ventricular function, complete left bundle branch block with normal left ventricular function and with left ventricular dysfunction
In this study, we quantified and compared LV volumes in patients of complete LBBB with LV dysfunction, complete LBBB with normal LV function and normal conduction with normal LV function, by 2DE & RT3-DE.MethodologyThis single centre case control study was conducted for one year in our hospital, The study included 191 patients, which were divided into three groups, Group I→LBBB with LV dysfunction [n=66], Group II→LBBB with normal LV function [n=60] and Group III→Individuals with normal conduction with normal LV function [n=65].2-DE and RT-3DE was performed in all 191 patients, data collected and analyse...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

ECG pattern resembling critical myocardial ischemia related to digoxin effect:—An unusual presentation at a crucial time!!
We report a case of a patient with a history of atrial fibrillation on digoxin who was in the peri-operative period after having undergone surgery for caecal gangrene. The patient had symptoms of acute onset severe intensity sub-sternal chest pain. The ECG performed immediately after the onset of pain revealed ST segment elevation in aVR and ST segment depression in multiple other leads often correlated with left main or proximal left anterior descending artery ischemia. Because of the risk of bleeding in loading anti-platelets and anti-coagulants, the patient was shifted to our center for an emergency angiogram which turn...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Advances in percutaneous cardioscopy for heart disease
In conclusion, percutaneous cardioscopy has the potential to contribute to our understanding of heart disease, and to assist intracardiac therapies. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Relation between high sensitivity c-reactive protein(hs-CRP) and thromboembolic risk markers assessed by echocardiography in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation(NVAF)
This study aimed to determine the cut-off value of hs-CRP at which there is an increased risk of thromboembolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.MethodsThis study included 100 patients with non-valvular AF which were subjected to transesophageal echocardiography(TEE) before cardioversion or were referred to assess the left atrial appendage in NVAF with stroke patients for evaluation the presence of thromboembolic markers (LAA thrombus, LAA low flow velocity, SEC), transthoracic echocardiography(TTE) (to measure LA anteroposterior diameter, LA area, and LVEF) and hs-CRP blood level. Our patients were divid...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of right ventricular function by echocardiography in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ümran Özdamar, Emine Bilen, Ahmet Akdi, Ali Erayman, Göktürk İpek (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Recent Advances in Percutaneous Cardioscopy for Heart Disease
In conclusion, percutaneous cardioscopy has the potential to contribute to our understanding of heart disease, and to assist intracardiac therapies. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

“comparison of left ventricular volume and left ventricular ejection fraction by 2-dimensional echocardiography by simpson’s method & real time 3-dimensional echocardiography in patients of normal conduction with normal left ventricular function, complete left bundle branch block with normal left ventricular function and with left ventricular dysfunction”
In this study, we quantified and compared LV volumes in patients of complete LBBB with LV dysfunction, complete LBBB with normal LV function and normal conduction with normal LV function, by 2DE & RT3-DE.MethodologyThis single centre case control study was conducted for one year in our hospital, The study included 191 patients, which were divided into three groups, Group I→LBBB with LV dysfunction [n=66], Group II→LBBB with normal LV function [n=60] and Group III→Individuals with normal conduction with normal LV function [n=65].2-DE and RT-3DE was performed in all 191 patients, data collected and analyse...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

ECG pattern resembling critical myocardial ischemia related to digoxin effect:-an unusual presentation at a crucial time!!
We report a case of a patient with a history of atrial fibrillation on digoxin who was in the peri-operative period after having undergone surgery for caecal gangrene. The patient had symptoms of acute onset severe intensity sub-sternal chest pain. The ECG performed immediately after the onset of pain revealed ST segment elevation in aVR and ST segment depression in multiple other leads often correlated with left main or proximal left anterior descending artery ischemia. Because of the risk of bleeding in loading anti-platelets and anti-coagulants, the patient was shifted to our center for an emergency angiogram which turn...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Red blood cell distribution width: a new prognostic marker of heart failure
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Mishra TrinathAbstractBackgroundAccumulating evidence points at red cell distribution width(RDW) being a marker of poor outcome in heart failure(HF).We sought to investigate the prognostic value of RDW in an Indian population of patients with HF.MethodsA total of 210 patients of HF due to LV systolic dysfunction had RDW measured at baseline and were followed up for 1 year. The study endpoint was mortality at 1 year of follow-up.ResultsThe study endpoint was met in 44 patients (20.9%).RDW at baseline was strongly ass...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Left ventricular dysfunction in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): SAJIT VARGHESE (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of cardiovascular risk in patients with chronic kidney disease –a study from a tertiary care centre in south India
ConclusionNovel CVD risk score increases with progression of disease and may thus be a better index of CVD risk in patients with CKD in south Indian population. We recommend calculating each CKD patient’s global risk and risk based on novel risk factors and its documentation in their case records so as to guide risk factor intervention. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Early bioprosthetic aortic valve endocarditis from dual bacterial pathogens including a HACEK microorganism (Cardiobacterium hominis)
This article presents Bacillus thuringiensis, a new pathogen implicated in causing infective endocarditis, in combination with Cardiobacterium hominis, which has never been reported in a dual pathogen endocarditis scenario.This is the first reported case of dual pathogen HACEK endocarditis that was identified by the authors. Our patient presented with a subacute course of infective symptoms and investigations found prosthetic valve endocarditis with C. hominis and B. thuringiensis. This is the first instance where B. thuringiensis has been implicated in infective endocarditis, where it was thought to previously be non-path...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assessment of Peguero Lo-Presti criteria for electrocardiographic diagnosis of LVH in Indian subjects
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Sanjay Porwal (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prognostic role of echocardiography in patients with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis
ConclusionLVMI and age are the only predictors of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients under hemodialysis with an odds ratio of 34.4 and 7.8 respectively (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prognostic role of echocardiography in patientswith chronic renal failure on hemodialysis
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ahmed Shawky, Ahmed Shaker (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The early detection and prevention of contrast induced nephropathy post coronary intervention in catheterization unit
ConclusionA reduction in the contrast media volume to a V/CrCl ratio 
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - November 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A rare case of papillary fibroelastoma presenting as a left ventricular mass
We present a case of a 59 year old female, symptomatic of atypical chest pain, whom was found to have a left ventricular mass, later confirmed to be a papillary fibroelastoma on histology following surgical excision.Cardiac papillary fibroelastomas are an infrequent finding within cardiac tumours, and more commonly involve cardiac valves. Symptoms are often related to their mass effect, and vary with regards to their position in the heart. CPFEs are benign in nature, however pose a cardio-embolic risk, and often require surgical excisionThis paper presents a summary of the 39 cases of CPFEs involving the left ventri...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - August 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Ulembe study: Unprotected left main PCI study at 3 years follow up
ConclusionuLMPCI is safe and effective treatment alternative to CABG in non diabetic patients with selected LM alone, single vessel and single stent patients with low and intermediate syntax score(≤32)at 3 years. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Revascularization of a post ICD implanted patient – Closing the stable after the horse has bolted
Publication date: March 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 1Author(s): Pankaj JariwalaAbstractPatients with significant coronary artery disease with severe left ventricular dysfunction are at risk of sudden cardiac death secondary to ventricular arrhythmias. Whether complete revascularization or implantation of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) first is always clinical dilemma. The revascularization strategy in the presence of multivessel disease is not always without risk and not cost effective. We have discussed one such clinical scenario where patient underwent ICD implantati...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

An unusual presentation of asymptomatic Type 2 Brugada pattern
We present the case of a 56 year old male whom was brought following a witnessed out of hospital cardiac arrest. His background included a drug-induced type 1 Brugada pattern following a flecanide challenge. He has been asymptomatic until this event. In the absence of other causes for a cardiac arrest, he received an implantable cardiac defibrillator.This case highlights an uncommon presentation of a patient with a Drug Induced Type 1 Brugada pattern. These situations pose challenges to clinicians in surveillance of patients, and highlights the need for further research into predictive markers for sudden cardiac death...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Pacemaker implantation in persistent left superior venacava with absent right superior venacava: Lessons learnt
Publication date: March 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 1Author(s): Shreetal Rajan Nair, C.G. SajeevAbstractA 55 year old male presented to us with history of recurrent episodes of syncope following which he was detected to have sick sinus syndrome and was planned for a permanent pacemaker implantation. During the procedure he was incidentally detected to have a persistent left superior venacava with absent right superior venacava as probably his initial echocardiogram was overlooked and the procedure was replanned to a later date. A 64 slice MDCT scan was done to delineate the ven...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

An unusual presentation of Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome
Publication date: March 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 1Author(s): Uday Kiran Anne, Praveen Nagula, Praneeth Polamuri, Anuj Kapadiya, Vijaya Lakshmi Nuthakki, Kiranmayi K. AnjaniAbstractCushing's syndrome (CS) constitutes a constellation of clinical features that result from chronic exposure to excess glucocorticoids of any etiology. Endogenous excess of glucocorticoids secondary to pituitary or adrenal tumors is rare, while the exogenous use of glucocorticoids leading to the CS is common. The latter is termed as Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome (ICS). The patients with ICS usually presen...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Assesment of Right Ventricular Function by Echocardiography in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy
Publication date: March 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 1Author(s): Ümran Özdamar, Emine Bilen, Ahmet Akdi, Ali Erayman, Göktürk İpek (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of acute coronary syndrome patients with new onset diabetes
ConclusionThe study highlights two important things, first incidence of new onset diabetes in acute coronary syndrome patients is High, Second new onset diabetes has a significant impact on the clinical outcome of ACS patients. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Framingham risk score and extent of atherosclerosis in non-diabetic patients with suspected coronary artery disease
ConclusionFrom our results, we concluded that FRS is a good predictor of Total Plaque Score and volume, but it cannot be used as a tool for the assessment of plaque vulnerability as it lacks any correlation with the plaque composition and distribution. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Relationship between impaired forearm endothelial function and osteoporosis in Tunisian postmenopausal women: Serum lipids or others factors?
Conclusionour study supports the hypothesis that postmenopausal women with osteoporosis have a weak forearm endothelial function. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Heart failure specialist nurse “need of time” for developing countries: An old concept but a newer initiative—A review article
Publication date: March 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 1Author(s): UrvashiAbstractHeart failure is the end result of many cardiac problems in which heart is unable to pump sufficient blood to meet the requirement of the body. The concept of heart failure nurse specialist is a decade old in developed countries but in developing nations the need of same can be felt by health care professionals when dealing with the burden of the disease alone. The heart failure nurse specialized clinics has almost every time demonstrated the valuable results in terms of event free survival, reduction in ...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Natural progression of non-surgically managed infective endocarditis
We present various echocardiograms which closely follow the progression the infective endocarditis in a patient with previous cardiac surgery and prosthetic material in situ.A 51 year old gentleman presented presented with complaints of fevers and gastrointestinal infective symptoms in the context of previously having undergone an aortic root replacement and metallic aortic valve implantation several years prior for a previous episode of aortic dissection whilst utilising illicit intravenous drug use.Echocardiography noted an aortic valve vegetation and blood cultures grew non typhoidal Salmonella Typhimurium. A surgi...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Successful treatment of budd-chiari syndrome with percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty
ConclusionPTA is an effective treatment for BCS caused by short-length obstruction of the hepatic portion of the IVC or hepatic veins. However, considering the occurrence of restenosis, regular clinical and ultrasound assessments are necessary after angioplasty. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Primary upper extremity DVT involving non-dominant limb in an uncommon profession of occurrence
ConclusionAs primary UEDVT occurs in young, functional adults early recognition and treatment requires high index of suspicion to prevent complications and morbidity of disease. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Ulembe Study: Unprotected Left Main Pci Study At 3 Year Follow Up
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Ranjan Modi, Suresh Patted, Prabhu Halkati, Sanjay Porwal, Sameer Ambar, Prasad M. Renuka, Vijay Metgudmath (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold technology, the rise and fall in clinical practice
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Wael Elabbassi, Hatala RobertAbstractIn 1977, interventional treatment of coronary artery disease was heralded by Andreas Gruntzig who started balloon angioplasty. Then in 1996 Schömig et al.3 introduced dual anti-platelet therapy instead of anticoagulant therapy. In 2001 Surrey et al.4 published first report on 45 patients who had negligible neo-intinal hyperplasia, one year after implanting Sirolimus eluting Bx VELOCITY stents. In 2006, Ormiston J et al. reported on the first in man implantation at mid LAD position...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Kounis syndrome manifesting as left main coronary aneurysm with late coronary stent thrombosis
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Vishwanath Hesarur, Sameer Ambar, Suresh Patted, Sanjay Porwal, Prasad M R, Anand Kumar MAbstractKounis syndrome (KS) is defined as the occurrence of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) concomitantly with hypersensitivity reactions triggered by an allergenic event. Patients with Drug Eluting Stents (DES) implantation are prone to hypersensitivity reactions from five potential antigens namely metal stent, polymer coating, eluted drug and antiplatelets (aspirin, clopidogrel). Coronary aneurysms are seen in 1.25–3.9% of p...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and short-term prognosis of heart failure: An in hospital prevalence study
ConclusionHeart failure occurs at a younger age in Indians compared to the western countries. The most common etiology is DCM followed by VHD. Since this is a retrospective analysis and has its own limitations, community based heart failure study taking a clue from the present study can be done to achieve invaluable data. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Predicting the culprit artery in acute inferior wall STEMI using ST segment elevation in leads V7-9 and accessing the significance of previously published criteria
Publication date: Available online 9 May 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Rahul Choudhary, Shashi M. Sharma (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Accuracy of the Canadian new risk score as in hospital prognostic score for the Egyptian patients with acute coronary syndrome
Conclusionthe Canadian-ACS is a valid accurate and simple prognostic risk score for short-term risk stratification in patients with ACS independent of hypertension, diabetes, smoking and troponin level. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

The relationship between the bilirubin and the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with chronic stable angina
ConclusionSerum total and indirect bilirubin have a role for prediction of severe CAD in patients with chronic stable angina. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Balloon assisted retrieval of broken catheter in a 10-months old baby with patent ductus arteriosus: Case report
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mahmodula Razi, Puneet Aggarwal, Lokendra Rekwal, Anupam Singh, Nishant Kumar AbhishekhAbstractPercutaneous retrieval of intravascular foreign body can be done by snares, biopsy forceps, dormia basket or tip deflecting wires. Herein, we report percutaneous retrieval a fractured multipurpose diagnostic catheter by balloon assisted technique in a 10-months old baby while doing device closure of a patent ductus arteriosus. The catheter got fractured at the junction of shaft and the tip while manipulatio...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Epicardial adipose tissue thickness, carotid intima media thickness and total cholesterol/HDL ratio—A combined cut off for detecting coronary artery disease
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Vinodh Kumar P, Kannan K, Rajesh Kumar S, Arvind AAbstractBackgroundOne of the important aspect in dealing with coronary artery disease (CAD) is the ability to identify the individuals in early stage of CAD, before development of any adverse clinical event, chronic disability or death.ObjectiveThe ability of Epicardial Adipose Tissue Thickness (EATT) and Carotid Intima Media Thickness (CIMT) to predict presence and severity of CAD. To try and establish a reliable cut-off for detecting coronary artery disease.MethodsIt is...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Percutaneous coronary rotational atherectomy: Does it make sense in 2018?
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Debabrata DashAbstractPercutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for obstructive coronary artery disease has traveled long journey since Andreas Gruentzig performed first PCI using a plain balloon catheter in Zurich in 1977. Heavily calcified coronary lesions(HCCL) constitute significant technical challenges for the interventionists and are associated with a high frequency of restenosis and target lesion revascularization. Sometimeseven with the smallest available low profile balloons fail to cross HCCL. They also may resi...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

A rare case of congenital rubella syndrome
ConclusionWe present a case report of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS); though uncommon nowadays, it is still present in India. The main characteristics of our case report were congenital cataract, severe post ductal coarctation of aorta with patent ductus arteriosus and bilateral sensory neural hearing impairment. This case is reported to highlight the importance of vaccination by which rubella infection can be eradicated. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

What is new in recent STEMI guidelines?
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Shailender Singh, Sridhar Kasturi, Lokesh Kumar Gupta, Shiva Kumar Bandimida (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Endothelial dysfunction is present in children with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and remains dysfunctional after cardiac improvement
ConclusionChildren with IDCM and HF had endothelial dysfunction. The endothelium remained dysfunctional even after improvement in cardiac function. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Correlation of plasma 25-hydroxy-vitamin D level with angiographic severity in coronary artery disease
ConclusionsVitamin D deficiency is a relatively common disorder. Risk of cardiovascular disease in people with vitamin D deficiency is almost 1.7 times of those with normal levels of vitamin D. To confirm the casual relationship between vitamin D and cardiovascular disease, larger studies are suggested. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of patients with myocardial bridging in a population from North Kerala
ConclusionThe study showed a higher incidence of myocardial bridging then that of previous Indian studies. A significant proportion of patients presented with angina and acute coronary syndrome despite having no coronary artery disease. The incidence was higher in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy whereas it was similar to that of general population in patients with rheumatic heart disease. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Correlation between pulmonary hypertension severity and left ventricular diastolic function indices in hypertensive patients
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): El-Shaimaa Seaoud, Mohammad M. Al-DaydamonyAbstractBackgroundAssociation between pulmonary hypertension and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in hypertensive patients has been observed. However, the relation between the severity of pulmonary hypertension and different indices of diastolic dysfunction is still unclear.ObjectivesTo explore the relationship between pulmonary hypertension severity and different indices of LV diastolic dysfunction in hypertensive patients.Patients and methods112 asymptomatic hypertensive...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Correlation of epicardial adipose tissue thickness with severity of coronary atherosclerosis by SYNTAX score, carotid intima-media thickness and metabolic syndrome
Publication date: June 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): D. Kranthi Chaitanya, D. Rajasekhar, V. Vanajakshamma, C. KapilAbstractPurposeMajor burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality around the globe is due to atherosclerosis and its complications. Hence its early detection and management with easily accessible and non-invasive methods is valuable.Epicardial adipose tissue thickness (EAT) through transthoracic two dimensional (2D) echocardiography determines highly active intrathoracic visceral adipose tissue burden which increases atherosclerosis.1 We did this study to...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Single coronary ostium in right aortic sinus without other major cardiovascular abnormalities presenting as angina pectoris in an adult- a rare anatomical variant
We report a 48 yr old diabetic female who presented with chest pain for 6 months. Her ECG, 2D Echo and TMT were normal. Coronary angiogram was done in view of persistent symptoms and diabetes which showed single coronary ostium in the right aortic sinus with anomalous origin of LMCA from proximal superdominant RCA. Epicardial coronaries were normal. CT coronary angiogram was done to evaluate the course of anomalous LMCA, which showed prepulmonic course excluding any extrinsic compression. What makes this case unusual is that; single coronary ostium without other major cardiovascular abnormalities in itself is a rare e...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Association of Gene Polymorphisms in CYP2C19, platelet reactivity, and the SYNTAX score on 1-year clinical outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2018Source: Journal of Indian College of CardiologyAuthor(s): Sreedhar Reddy Peddy, Rama Kumari Nuthalapati, Vijay Kumar KutalaAbstractObjectiveTo investigate the association of polymorphisms in CYP2C19, platelet reactivity, and the SYNTAX score on 1-Year major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing primary percutaneous intervention (PCI) treated with clopidogrel.Material and MethodsOut of 84 ACS patients enrolled, data of 72 patients were finalised for genetic analysis. 59 patients were on Clopidogrel and follow up done for one year...
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Prevalence of coronary artery disease and its relationship with various cardiovascular risk factors: Analysis of south Indian patients
ConclusionPrevalence of CAD was 5.9% in our study. We observed no significant differences between CAD and non-CAD individuals for various cardiovascular risk factors, lifestyle related factors, and majority of biochemical parameters. (Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology)
Source: Journal of Indian College of Cardiology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research