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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: 18)
American Journal of Hypertension     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
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: 6)
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 33)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ARYA Atherosclerosis     Open Access  
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASEAN Heart Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 9)
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: 2)
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: 11)
Cardiology Clinics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Cardiology in Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
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: 11)
Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 2)
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: 16)
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: 104)
Choroby Serca i Naczyń     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Circulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 269)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Circulation : Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Circulation : Genomic and Precision Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Circulation : Heart Failure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
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: 10)
Clinical Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Research in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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: 3)
CorSalud     Open Access  
Critical Pathways in Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Cardiology Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Current Cardiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 13)
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: 1)
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: 7)
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: 13)
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: 5)
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: 49)
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: 2)
High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hypertension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 6)
International Cardiovascular Forum Journal     Open Access  
International Journal of Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Cardiology Hypertension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 33)
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: 6)
JACC : Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
JACC : Cardiovascular Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
JACC : Heart Failure     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
JAMA Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)

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  • Cardiovascular News

    • Authors: Uma Velupandian
      Pages: 57 - 59
      Abstract: Uma Velupandian
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):57-59

      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):57-59
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_25_20
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Ventricular dysfunction in patients with coronary slow-flow phenomenon: A
           single-center case–control study

    • Authors: Mir Hossein Seyyed-Mohammadzad, Sanam Rashtchizadeh, Kamal Khademvatani, Roghaiyeh Afsargharehbagh, Aliakbar Nasiri, Nariman Sepehrvand
      Pages: 60 - 64
      Abstract: Mir Hossein Seyyed-Mohammadzad, Sanam Rashtchizadeh, Kamal Khademvatani, Roghaiyeh Afsargharehbagh, Aliakbar Nasiri, Nariman Sepehrvand
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):60-64
      Background: Coronary slow-flow phenomenon (CSFP), characterized by delayed distal vessel opacification of contrast, in the absence of significant epicardial coronary stenosis, has effects on exercise capacity and clinical outcomes. The aim of this study was to explore the systolic and diastolic function of patients with CSFP and to compare it with a group of controls with normal coronary anatomy and flow.Materials and Methods: In this case–control study, 45 consecutive CSFP patients and 45 age-, body mass index-, and presentation season-matched controls with normal coronary arteries and normal coronary flows were enrolled from Seyyedoshohada Heart Center from March 2015 to March 2016. A transthoracic echocardiography was done by a blinded echocardiographer using both conventional and tissue Doppler imaging techniques.Results: Patients with CSFP were more likely to be male (P = 0.006) and smoker (P = 0.02) compared to controls. Other risk factors were not different between the two groups. There were no differences between groups in terms of the peak early (E) and late (A) diastolic velocities, deceleration time, early (E') and late (A') peak diastolic velocities at the mitral annulus, and the systolic mitral annular velocity (S'). Global longitudinal strain and peak systolic strain rates was lower in patients with CSFP compared to controls (−16.7% ±2.4% vs. −18.9% ±1.6%, P < 0.001 and 1.10 ± 0.1 vs. 1.24 ± 0.3, P = 0.008, respectively).Conclusion: Patients with CSFP showed signs of the left ventricular systolic dysfunction in tissue Doppler echocardiography, which underlines the importance of close follow-up in these patients. Patients with CSFP should be screened for ventricular function preferably by tissue Doppler echocardiography.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):60-64
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_119_18
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Endovascular interventions to superficial femoral artery occlusion:
           Different approaches, technique, and follow-up

    • Authors: Santhosh Krishnappa, Jayasheelan Mambally Rachaiah, Harsha Mullusoge Mariappa, Chaitra Doddamadaiah, Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa
      Pages: 65 - 74
      Abstract: Santhosh Krishnappa, Jayasheelan Mambally Rachaiah, Harsha Mullusoge Mariappa, Chaitra Doddamadaiah, Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):65-74
      Background: Superficial femoral artery lesion is one of the main causes for intermittent claudication or critical limb ischemia. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is one of the approved therapies for this medical entity. Anatomical factors should be considered in choosing the right approach and puncture. The purpose of this study is to discuss the anatomical, radiological, and technical factors which determine the preference of various approaches and to determine its safety, efficacy, and mid-term clinical and radiological outcome. Methods: Retrospectively, data were collected from patients who underwent angioplasty to superficial femoral arteries for total occlusion from January 2015 and June 2018 in our center, we performed angioplasty to 59 occluded superficial femoral artery patients at our center. The ipsilateral femoral artery, ipsilateral popliteal artery, contralateral femoral artery, or upper limb approaches were used depending on the various anatomical factors determined by radiological imaging before the procedure.Results: Acute success rate was 91.52%. There were no significant periprocedural complications. At the latest clinical follow-up of mean 25.8 months (10–51), a restenosis rate of 16.67% in infrainguinal arteries and 5.88% in suprainguinal arteries were noted. Conclusions: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of superficial femoral artery is a proven, viable, safer, and effective option, with good mid-term clinical results and patency rates. Different approaches to be chosen depends on the anatomical and technical factors to get the best possible outcome.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):65-74
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_34_19
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Effect of vasodilatory medications on blood pressure in patients
           undergoing transradial coronary angiography: A comparative study

    • Authors: Abdulla Shehab, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Al Anee Kaes, Hany Ragy, Rajeev Gupta, Ibrahim Mahmoud El Mansour, Eman Eman Said Elkeshk
      Pages: 75 - 79
      Abstract: Abdulla Shehab, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Al Anee Kaes, Hany Ragy, Rajeev Gupta, Ibrahim Mahmoud El Mansour, Eman Eman Said Elkeshk
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):75-79
      Background: In patients undergoing coronary intervention, different vasodilators are used to prevent the radial artery spasm (RAS). To date, no studies investigated the effect of these vasodilators in blood pressure (BP) reduction.Aim: The study aimed to investigate and compare the effect of vasodilatory medications on BP reduction in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography procedure.Methods: We consecutively included 300 patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography procedures and randomly assigned them into three equal groups to compare the effect of verapamil (2.5 mg), nitroglycerin (200 μg), and combination (verapamil 2.5 mg with nitroglycerin 200 (μg) was diluted in 5 ml of normal saline and given through radial sheath. Changes in the BP, heart rate (HR), and other clinical parameters were assessed and presented as standardized mean differences (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). ANOVA test was performed to analyze the differences in the BP and other clinical parameters between the three groups.Results: Overall, the mean age of the study population was 53.26 years (standard deviation: 9.27), male patients (84%), with dyslipidemia (62.6%), and diabetes (45%). At baseline, the mean systolic BP (SBP) was 150.91 ± 31.66 mmHg, HR (72.34 ± 12.71 beats/min). After the administration of vasodilators, the combination group reduced SBP significantly (SMD: −33.35 [95% CI]: −40.27–−26.42, P < 0.001). There was a statistically significant difference between groups for the SBP (F[2,296] =3.38, P = 0.035). Verapamil alone showed a significant decrease in the SBP by −27.23 mmHg and diastolic BP by −4.980 mmHg.Conclusion: Intra-arterial administration of verapamil alone showed lower BP reduction compared to the combination of vasodilators. Verapamil could be a safer and effective alternative to prevent RAS with no deleterious effect on BP and HR in patients undergoing transradial coronary angiography.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):75-79
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_114_19
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Statin therapy and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction after
           acute coronary syndrome: Insights from the United Arab Emirates

    • Authors: Abdulla Shehab, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula
      Pages: 80 - 87
      Abstract: Abdulla Shehab, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):80-87
      Background and Aims: Attaining guideline-recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) goals (<70 mg/dl or ≥ 50% reduction) with statin therapy remains suboptimal after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This study aimed to assess the level of lipid-lowering therapy (LLT) utilization and achievement of LDL-C targets after ACS hospitalization in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Methods: A retrospective, observational, longitudinal database analysis of Emirati patients with ACS or stable coronary heart disease was evaluated from January 2015 to June 2018. Patients were divided based on whether or not they were treated with LLT at index hospitalization with ACS. LDL-C target level achievement was assessed according to the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society guidelines.Results: A total of 3,066 patients (mean age 65.5 ± 14 years) met the inclusion criteria. Overall, 58.1% (n = 1782) of the patients in the cohort were on LLT during the ACS hospitalization. At discharge, the mean LDL-C level was 84.8 ± 39.0 mg/dl, and 28%, 21%, and 9% received high-, moderate-, and low-intensity statins, respectively. At 6 months (n = 2046; 66.7%), 27.7% and 16.7% achieved an LDL-C of <70 mg/dl and 70–100 mg/dl, respectively. The highest level of LDL-C reduction by 50% within 6 months was observed among patients using moderate-intensity statin (37.2%).Conclusion: A large proportion of Emirati patients were not on LLT after ACS, and the rate of LDL-C target value attainment was extremely poor (27.7%). Optimal statin utilization by closely implementing the guidelines in the UAE is recommended.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):80-87
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_115_19
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Brugada syndrome: Clinical features, risk stratification, and management

    • Authors: Balal Rasheed Malik, Ahmed Mohamed Ali Rudwan, Mohamed Salah Abdelghani, Mohammed Mohsen, Shahul Hameed A. Khan, Nora Aljefairi, Elsayed Mahmoud, Nidal Asaad, Sajad Ahmed Hayat
      Pages: 88 - 96
      Abstract: Balal Rasheed Malik, Ahmed Mohamed Ali Rudwan, Mohamed Salah Abdelghani, Mohammed Mohsen, Shahul Hameed A. Khan, Nora Aljefairi, Elsayed Mahmoud, Nidal Asaad, Sajad Ahmed Hayat
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):88-96
      In 1992, the Brugada brothers published a patient series of aborted sudden death, who were successfully resuscitated from ventricular fibrillation (VF). These patients had a characteristic coved ST-segment elevation in the right precordial leads on their 12-lead electrocardiogram with no apparent structural heart abnormality. This disease was referred to as “right bundle branch block, persistent ST-segment elevation, and sudden death syndrome.” The term Brugada syndrome (BrS) was first coined for this new arrhythmogenic entity in 1996. BrS is more prevalent in Southeast Asian ethnic groups and was considered a familial disease due to the presence of syncope and/or sudden deaths in several members of the same family, however, the genetic alteration was only noted in 1998. The genetic characterization of BrS has proven to be challenging. The most common and well-established BrS genotype involves loss-of-function mutations in the SCN5A gene, but only represents between 15% and 30% of the diagnosed patients. Patients with BrS can present with a range of symptoms which can include syncope, seizures, and nocturnal agonal breathing due to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia or VF. If these arrhythmias are sustained, sudden cardiac death may result. Despite the significant progress on the understanding of BrS over the last two decades, there remain a number of uncertainties and challenges; we present an update review on the subject.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):88-96
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_44_20
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies: An overview

    • Authors: Rasha Kaddoura, Bassant Orabi, Amar M Salam
      Pages: 97 - 103
      Abstract: Rasha Kaddoura, Bassant Orabi, Amar M Salam
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):97-103
      PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies are novel lipid-lowering therapy that have been extensively studied in patients with hypercholesterolemia either as monotherapy or as an add-on to other LLTs. PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies have significantly reduced the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) plasma level resulting in a better LDL-C goal attainment. The commercially available PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies, alirocumab and evolocumab, have demonstrated reductions in major adverse cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina, and the need for coronary revascularization but not mortality. PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies have demonstrated a favorable safety profile. The most reported side effects are mild injection site with no causal relationship proven between the inhibition of PCSK9 and neurocognitive or glycemic adverse events. In this overview, the efficacy and safety of PCSK9 monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of primary and familial hypercholesterolemia will be discussed.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):97-103
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_20_20
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Right atrial pseudoaneurysm complicating epithelioid hemangioendothelioma

    • Authors: Muhammed Jameesh Moidy, Osama Ali M. Ibrahim, Enas Ali Ibrahim Ali Khalifa, Sherif Mahmoud Helmy
      Pages: 104 - 108
      Abstract: Muhammed Jameesh Moidy, Osama Ali M. Ibrahim, Enas Ali Ibrahim Ali Khalifa, Sherif Mahmoud Helmy
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):104-108
      Cardiac pseudoaneurysm is uncommon among young adults with trauma. Infection, prior cardiac procedure, or cardiac operations are the most common reported causes. Right atrial pseudoaneurysm (RAPA) is extremely rare. Although often challenging to diagnose, advances in noninvasive imaging have improved the ability to diagnose cardiac pseudoaneurysms. We present a case of RAPA, highlighting the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiography in this rare entity.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):104-108
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_96_19
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Intravascular imaging in acute coronary syndrome patients without
           significant stenosis on coronary angiography

    • Authors: Omnia Tajelsir Osman, Mohammed Ahmed Alhijji, Salaheddin Omran Arafa
      Pages: 109 - 113
      Abstract: Omnia Tajelsir Osman, Mohammed Ahmed Alhijji, Salaheddin Omran Arafa
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):109-113
      Intravascular coronary imaging has facilitated the field of interventional cardiology with multiple studies showing the superiority of intravascular image-guided percutaneous coronary interventions for the reduction of lesion revascularization rates. It also aids in understanding the mechanism of myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary artery disease. Despite such results, there is a slow adaptation of intravascular imaging use in the real world. We present two cases where intravascular imaging helped in the rapid understanding of the etiology of acute coronary syndrome and facilitated the management of both patients.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):109-113
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_141_19
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Epilepsy and brugada syndrome: Association or uncommon
           presentation?

    • Authors: Mohamed Salah Abdelghani, Ammar Chapra, Nidal Asaad, Sajad A Hayat
      Pages: 114 - 117
      Abstract: Mohamed Salah Abdelghani, Ammar Chapra, Nidal Asaad, Sajad A Hayat
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):114-117
      Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a rare genetic disease, of which its clinical manifestations include, but not limited to, syncope or sudden cardiac death. A 30-year-old Bangladeshi male patient with a past medical history of epilepsy was admitted following successful resuscitation from an out of hospital cardiac arrest secondary to ventricular fibrillation. Electrocardiogram (ECG) upon admission was suggestive of BrS type I. His old medical record showed similar ECG 2 months earlier when he had presented with syncope and was diagnosed with seizure. The correlation between BrS and epilepsy has been reported in the literature, discussing whether seizure is an uncommon presentation of BrS or whether epilepsy and BrS share similar genetic mutations that have the potential to cause both arrhythmia and seizures in some patients. Patients who present with seizure and ECG suggestive of Brugada pattern should be evaluated to rule out associated or underlying cardiac arrhythmia.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):114-117
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_34_20
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Ortner&#39;s syndrome as a presenting feature of congenital heart
           disease in infants

    • Authors: Syed Ahmed Zaki, Dinesh Banur
      Pages: 118 - 120
      Abstract: Syed Ahmed Zaki, Dinesh Banur
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):118-120
      Ortner's syndrome is a rare condition characterized by hoarseness of voice due to left recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy in association with cardiovascular disease. We report two cases of congenital heart disease in infants presenting with Ortner's syndrome. We believe that the dilated pulmonary artery in the first case and the left atrial dilatation in the second case caused compression of the left RLN resulting in hoarseness of voice. After the corrective cardiac surgery, the voice of both the infants had normalized. Through this case report, we highlight that Ortner's syndrome is an important differential diagnosis of hoarseness of voice in infancy.
      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):118-120
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_120_19
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • A bouncing ball inside the heart

    • Authors: Gopal Chandra Ghosh, Paul V George
      Pages: 121 - 121
      Abstract: Gopal Chandra Ghosh, Paul V George
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):121-121

      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):121-121
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_27_18
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Susruta

    • Authors: Smitha Anilkumar
      Pages: 122 - 122
      Abstract: Smitha Anilkumar
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):122-122

      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):122-122
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_14_20
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
  • Evolution of brugada syndrome

    • Authors: Rachel Hajar
      Pages: 123 - 124
      Abstract: Rachel Hajar
      Heart Views 2020 21(2):123-124

      Citation: Heart Views 2020 21(2):123-124
      PubDate: Mon,29 Jun 2020
      DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_29_20
      Issue No: Vol. 21, No. 2 (2020)
       
 
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