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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Cardiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Acute Cardiac Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Adipositas - Ursachen, Folgeerkrankungen, Therapie     Hybrid Journal  
AJP Heart and Circulatory Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Aktuelle Kardiologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
American Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
American Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Anales de Cirugia Vascular     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anatolian Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Angiología     Full-text available via subscription  
Angiologia e Cirurgia Vascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annales de Cardiologie et d'Angéiologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Pediatric Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
AORTA     Open Access  
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos de cardiología de México     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argentine Journal of Cardiology (English edition)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aswan Heart Centre Science & Practice Services     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atherosclerosis : X     Open Access  
Bangladesh Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Basic Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BMC Cardiovascular Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Brain Circulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Canadian Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription  
Cardiac Electrophysiology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cardiac Failure Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiocore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiogenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Cardiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiology Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Cardiology Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cardiorenal Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CardioVasc     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Haematological Disorders - Drug Targets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular & Hematological Agents in Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Diabetology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Journal of Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Medicine in General Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cardiovascular Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular System     Open Access  
Cardiovascular Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cardiovascular Ultrasound     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Case Reports in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra     Open Access  
Chest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 103)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 261)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Circulation Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Cirugía Cardiovascular     Open Access  
Clínica e Investigación en Arteriosclerosis     Full-text available via subscription  
Clínica e Investigación en arteriosclerosis (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical and Experimental Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplements     Hybrid Journal  
Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science in Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congenital Heart Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Congestive Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Cor et Vasa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Coronary Artery Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Heart Failure Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Hypertension Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Hypertension Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Opinion in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Current Problems in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Research : Cardiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Vascular Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CVIR Endovascular     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Der Kardiologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Echo Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Echocardiography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Egyptian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia     Open Access  
ESC Heart Failure     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Cardiology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart Journal : Acute Cardiovascular Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Heart Journal Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Stroke Organisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Experimental & Translational Stroke Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Folia Cardiologica     Open Access  
Forum Zaburzeń Metabolicznych     Hybrid Journal  
Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Future Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Global Cardiology Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart and Vessels     Hybrid Journal  
Heart Failure Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heart Failure Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Heart International     Full-text available via subscription  
Heart Rhythm     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
HeartRhythm Case Reports     Open Access  
Hellenic Journal of Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Herz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hypertension in Pregnancy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Hypertension Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ibrahim Cardiac Medical Journal     Open Access  
IJC Heart & Vessels     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Heart & Vasculature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IJC Metabolic & Endocrine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Cardiovascular Disease in Women WINCARS     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal  
Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovations : Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Insuficiencia Cardíaca     Open Access  
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiovascular Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Heart Rhythm     Open Access  
International Journal of Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hyperthermia     Open Access  
International Journal of Stroke     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
International Journal of the Cardiovascular Academy     Open Access  
Interventional Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Interventional Cardiology Review     Open Access  
JACC : Basic to Translational Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)

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Heart India
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ISSN (Print) 2321-449X - ISSN (Online) 2321-6638
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  • Preface to the first issue of Heart India 2020

    • Authors: Alok Kumar Singh
      Pages: 1 - 2
      Abstract: Alok Kumar Singh
      Heart India 2020 8(1):1-2

      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):1-2
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_14_20
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Lasers for the treatment of coronary artery disease: An update

    • Authors: Akshyaya Pradhan, Monika Bhandari, B Snigdha
      Pages: 3 - 8
      Abstract: Akshyaya Pradhan, Monika Bhandari, B Snigdha
      Heart India 2020 8(1):3-8
      In the present era, percutaneous coronary intervention is being done for various types of coronary lesions worldwide. However, calcified and fibrotic lesions have remained a major challenge in coronary interventions. Conventionally, cutting balloon and rotational atherectomy have been being used in calcified and fibrotic lesions. Excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) has emerged as a new alternative to deal with this type of complex lesion. In this update, we describe the procedure and the role of ELCA in coronary interventions.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):3-8
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_35_19
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Evaluation of central: peripheral blood pressure ratio in patients
           undergoing coronary angiography: A pilot study from North India

    • Authors: Sharad Chandra, Gaurav Chaudhary, Varun Shankar Narain, Sudhanshu Kumar Dwivedi, Akhil Sharma
      Pages: 9 - 12
      Abstract: Sharad Chandra, Gaurav Chaudhary, Varun Shankar Narain, Sudhanshu Kumar Dwivedi, Akhil Sharma
      Heart India 2020 8(1):9-12
      Aim: The study aimed to propose the ratio of central blood pressure:peripheral blood pressure as a novel index to predict cardiovascular risk. We additionally attempted to determine the impact of beta-blocker therapy on this ratio.Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, single-centre study conducted between August 2019__ and December 2019. A total of 102 patients undergoing cath-lab procedures such as coronary angiography (CAG), percutaneous coronary intervention were studied. Central blood pressure was invasively measured from the radial artery. Peripheral blood pressure was also measured from the right arm radial artery using invasive pressure transducer. Patients were divided into two groups as follows: (i) beta-blocker group to receive beta-blocker treatment (n = 82) and (ii) nonbeta-blocker group that did not receive beta-blocker treatment (n = 20).Results: The mean age of the study participants was 55.7 ± 10.0 years. Males constituted 80 (78.4%) patients of the study population. The central:peripheral blood pressure ratios for systolic and diastolic blood pressure were 0.88 ± 0.1 and 0.93 ± 0.2 (P = 0.004), respectively. Systolic blood pressure ratios for the beta-blocker and nonbeta-blocker groups were 0.89 ± 0.1 and 0.93 ± 0.2 (P = 0.016), respectively. Similarly, diastolic blood pressure ratios for the beta-blocker and nonbeta-blocker groups were 0.84 ± 0.1 and 0.95 ± 0.1 (P = 0.770), respectively.Conclusions: This novel ratio of central:peripheral blood pressure may serve as a precursor of cardiovascular risk. This ratio may give a clue to relationship between central and peripheral blood pressure.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):9-12
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_2_20
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Safety and efficacy of inserting double-lumen catheter under echo guidance
           for pericardial fluid tapping

    • Authors: Veeresh F Manvi, Nidhi Goel Manvi
      Pages: 13 - 16
      Abstract: Veeresh F Manvi, Nidhi Goel Manvi
      Heart India 2020 8(1):13-16
      Background and Objectives: The aim of the article is to determine safety and efficacy of echocardiography (ECHO) guided pericardiocentesis at a quaternary care hospital. Cardiac tamponade is a life threatening condition which requires urgent pericardiocentesis. The pericardium has the ability to stretch and accommodate fluid but when the intra pericardial pressure becomes equal to right atrial pressure, the right ventricle collapses and hypotension occurs. Echocardiography guided pericardiocentesis is a useful technique.Methodology: We describe the echo guided drainage of cardiac tamponade done on emergency basis using central venous catheter (CVC). Subxiphoid approach was done in all the cases. The approximate distance from skin to pericardial fluid was mapped. Echo guided needle insertion was done. The fluid was aspirated and guide wire was inserted. The guide wire position in pericardial space was confirmed using echocardiography. The procedure was continued as per the Seldinger technique.Results: A total of twenty two patients underwent 24 procedures in a two year period. The procedure, outcomes and complications are discussed. The central venous catheter was inserted in 12 males and 10 females.. The fluid was straw colored in 14 cases, purulent in 5 and hemorrhagic in 3 cases. The age group ranged between 2 years to 14 years while the mean age was 7 years. The mean duration of central venous catheter placement was 48 hours. The procedural success rate was 100%. Conclusion and Interpretation: It was possible to perform the entire procedure in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in all the cases without the need to shift to cardiac catheterization laboratory. Pericardial catheter insertion using CVC under echo guidance is a safe and effective technique for management of pericardial effusion.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):13-16
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_44_19
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Hyperuricemia in acute heart failure among Indian population – More
           than an innocent bystander?

    • Authors: Sheeba George, Prannoy George Mathen, Pratheesh George Mathen
      Pages: 17 - 20
      Abstract: Sheeba George, Prannoy George Mathen, Pratheesh George Mathen
      Heart India 2020 8(1):17-20
      Context: Hyperuricemia is an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood. It is a prevalent condition in chronic heart failure, describing increased oxidative stress and inflammation. Although there is evidence that serum uric acid predicts mortality in chronic heart failure, its role as a prognostic marker in acute heart failure had not yet been well assessed in the Indian population.Aims: In this study, our main objective was to determine the use of serum uric acid as a prognostic marker for patients suffering from acute heart failure.Settings and Design: This clinic-based, prospective, population-based study was conducted on patients visiting the intensive care unit in the department of cardiology at a tertiary care center in South India, who were enrolled in the study from July 2016 to July 2017.Subjects and Methods: A total of 146 patients were enrolled in the study. Patients with acute heart failure were included in the test group, whereas other patients were assigned the control group. Patients taking xanthine oxidase inhibitors and patients having a history of chronic kidney disease were excluded from the study. Out of the 146 patients, 74 and 72 patients were included in the test and control arms, respectively. Serum uric acid was measured on day 1, day 2, day 3, and at pre discharge.Statistical Analysis Used: Data were presented as mean ± standard deviation. Independent Student's t-test was used to compare the uric acid levels in the test and control groups.P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant.Results: The mean age of the patients in the test group was 57.05 ± 11.94 and in the control group was 55.77 ± 10.63. The male-to-female ratio in the test group was 40:32 and in the control group was 48:21, showing a male predominance in both the groups. The mean uric acid level in the test group decreased from 8.867 ± 2.349 on day 1 to 7.367 ± 1.801 on predischarge, whereas in the control group, it decreased from 5.571 ± 1.750 on day 1 to 5.15 ± 1.623 on predischarge. It was again confirmed as statistical significance was observed in the difference between day 1 and predischarge results of Student's t-test (P = 0.003).Conclusions: In this study, high serum uric acid was observed in test group patients when compared to that of control group patients. We may conclude that serum uric acid could be a prognostic marker to identify high-risk patients with acute heart failure. Further research needs to be carried out in larger population to reconfirm the results.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):17-20
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_28_19
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Utility of fractional flow reserve in moderate in-stent re-stenosis and
           jailed side branches and comparison of fractional flow reserve with
           single-photon emission computed tomography-myocardial perfusion imaging in
           native coronary artery stenosis

    • Authors: Ajitkumar Jadhav, Deepak Sadashiv Phalgune, Suhas Hardas
      Pages: 21 - 25
      Abstract: Ajitkumar Jadhav, Deepak Sadashiv Phalgune, Suhas Hardas
      Heart India 2020 8(1):21-25
      Background: Functional flow reserve (FFR) is used to determine functional significance of coronary artery stenosis. FFR demonstrated discrepancy between angiographic and functional significance of jailed side branches (JSBs) as well as moderate in-stent restenosis (ISR), with only minority of such lesions having functional significance. An attempt was made to study the utility of FFR and comparison of FFR with single-photon emission computed tomography-myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT-MPI) in native coronary artery stenoses.Methods: A total of 101 lesions in 79 patients with stable ischemic coronary artery disease were subjected to FFR and SPECT-MPI including native as well as ISR and JSB. Relation between FFR and perfusion imaging was analyzed quantitatively. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value were used for diagnostic accuracy.Results: FFR was ≤≤ 0.75 in majority of the lesions having >70% stenosis. Most of the lesions having reversible perfusion defect had FFR ≤≤ 0.80. There was a significant negative correlation between summed difference score (SPECT-MPI) with FFR value. As FFR value decreased, summed difference score increased. Sensitivity and specificity did not differ much when FFR cutoff was taken as 0.75 or 0.80.Conclusion: There was a significant negative correlation between FFR and sum difference score (SPECT-MPI). Sensitivity and specificity of SPECT-MPI did not differ much when FFR value cutoff was taken as 0.75 or 0.80.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):21-25
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_33_19
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Comparison of morphologic profile of congenital heart defects associated
           with right isomerism and left isomerism in Western Indian population

    • Authors: Bhavik Champaneri, Prashant Agrawal, Mayank Jain, Tarun Parmar, Krutika Patel
      Pages: 26 - 29
      Abstract: Bhavik Champaneri, Prashant Agrawal, Mayank Jain, Tarun Parmar, Krutika Patel
      Heart India 2020 8(1):26-29
      Context: Heterotaxy syndrome is a disorder that involves abnormal lateralization of the abdominal viscera, thoracic organs, and cardiac atria. The objective was to compare the frequency of morphologic profile of congenital heart defects associated with right isomerism and left isomerism in the Western Indian population.Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted by the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, from January 2016 to April 2018. All children presenting to the hospital with suspected congenital heart defect were included in the study. Echocardiography-based sequential segmental analysis was used; various cardiac defects were noted for patients with right isomerism (RAI) and left isomerism (LAI).Results: Occurrence of heterotaxy in our screening population is 0.12%. A total of 93 children had atrial heterotaxy (M: F; 1.06:1), with 65 (69.89%) having RAI and 28 (30.11%) having LAI. Most common lesions associated with RAI included complete atrioventricular septal defect (n = 43, 66.2%), and pulmonary outflow tract obstruction (n = 35, 53.84%). LAI was associated with atrial septal defect (n = 24, 85.7%) ventricular septal defect (n = 23, 82.1%).Conclusion: Heterotaxy encompasses a wide spectrum of congenital cardiac defects. The frequency of various defects associated with RAI and LAI in Western India is compared here to those as reported in the Western world.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):26-29
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_39_19
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • DoEs NTproBNP predict NO flow phenomenon IN patients undergoing coronary
           Angioplasty in IHD amongst Asian Indians? (DENOMINATE Study)

    • Authors: Sanjeev Bhatia, Kamal Sharma, VS Narain, Rishi Sethi, Sharad Jain, Jayesh Meniya, Jevin Jhameria, Jasraj Panwar, Krutika Patel
      Pages: 30 - 34
      Abstract: Sanjeev Bhatia, Kamal Sharma, VS Narain, Rishi Sethi, Sharad Jain, Jayesh Meniya, Jevin Jhameria, Jasraj Panwar, Krutika Patel
      Heart India 2020 8(1):30-34
      Context: No-flow phenomenon during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a complex and multifactorial phenomenon with often devastating complications during PCI, especially in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) settings. There is paucity of data on serological predictors of the same.Materials and Methods: This was an open-label, all-comers, observational, prospective study done on 175 patients covering the whole spectrum of coronary artery disease, undergoing PCI at the center. On admission detailed clinical history , general and systemic examination and laboratory investigations in form of hemoglobin, blood urea, serum creatinine, serum sodium, serum potassium, random blood sugar, electrocardiogram(ECG) and tropinin T were also done. Post procedure creatinine protein kinase MB (CPK MB) was done after 24 hrs, and thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow was assessed during PCI in all patients by the operating interventional cardiologist.Results: The mean value of NT-proBNP among patients with TIMI flow <3 was 3384.43 ± 1837.48 pg/ml, whereas among patients with TIMI flow 3, it was 894.64 ± 580.90 pg/ml. The difference between the two groups was statistically significant (P < 0.001), with TIMI flow 3 Group showing significantly lower mean NT-proBNP values as compared to the TIMI flow <3 category. There was no significant correlation between the mean NT-proBNP levels in various TIMI flow, that is, 0 and 2. In each quartile of NT-proBNP, there was a marked difference in the quartile value of the two TIMI <3 and TIMI 3 categories. Presence of angiographic thrombus was significantly associated with no-flow phenomenon.Conclusion: Our study shows that higher NT-proBNP levels in patients with ACS who undergo PCI have higher likelihood of developing no-flow phenomenon during PCI.
      Citation: Heart India 2020 8(1):30-34
      PubDate: Fri,3 Apr 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_36_19
      Issue No: Vol. 8, No. 1 (2020)
       
 
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