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  1. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem in Egypt. The use of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in such patients has been shown to be highly effective. The cardiac safety of such antivi...

    Authors: Mohamed Gamal Ibrahim, Ahmed Abdelrahman Sharafeldin, Nevine Ibrahim Mousa, Tarek Khairy Mousa and Ahmed Mohamed El Missiri

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:7

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  2. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has emerged as a novel feasible tool for the assessment of left ventricular rotational parameters. Since hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM) shares morphologic features wit...

    Authors: A. J. Ashwal, Sudhakar Rao Mugula, Jyothi Samanth, Ganesh Paramasivam, Krishnananda Nayak and R. Padmakumar

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:6

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  3. No data exists about the gender differences among patients with infective endocarditis (IE) in Egypt. The objective was to study possible gender differences in clinical profiles and outcomes of patients in the...

    Authors: Ahmed Adel Elamragy, Marwa Sayed Meshaal, Amani Ali El-Kholy and Hussein Hassan Rizk

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:5

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  4. Hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia represent important pathophysiological components of the prediabetic stage that result in arteriosclerosis and increased arterial stiffness. We sought to...

    Authors: Nady A. Razik, Y. T. Kishk, Madeeha Younis Bakheet, Mina Nous and Mohamed Abdel Ghany

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:4

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  5. The American College of Cardiology pioneered appropriateness criteria for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in 2005 to account for evidence-based clinical relevance of str...

    Authors: Adham Abdeltawab, Hazem Mansour and Mona Rayan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:3

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  6. Aortic valve assessment by 2D transthoracic echocardiography is a relatively complex task owing to the unique anatomical features of the left ventricular outflow tract and its dynamic nature. We aimed to evalu...

    Authors: Dina Adel Ezzeldin, Alaa Mahmoud Roushdy, Abdallah Ahmed Abdallah and Azza Abdallah El Fiky

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. Proper device size selection is a crucial step for successful ASD device closure. The current gold standard for device size selection is balloon sizing. Balloon sizing can be tedious, time consuming and increa...

    Authors: Alaa Roushdy, Aya El sayegh, Yasmin Abdelrazek Ali, Hebattalla Attia, Azza El fiky and Maiy El sayed

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 72:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. The aim of our work was to compare the myocardial perfusion imaging by single-photon emission tomography (MPI-SPECT) as a non-invasive, relatively non-expensive test versus the instantaneous wave-free ratio (I...

    Authors: Osama Ahmed Amin, Yasser Ahmed Abdel Hady and Mohammad Ahmad Nour El-Din Esmail

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:35

    Content type: Research

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  9. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is responsible for a high rate of morbidity and mortality which can be attributed to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is heralded by prediabetes which not...

    Authors: Ahmed Muhammed, Mohamed Tarek Zaki, Ahmed Shawky Elserafy and Sameh Attia Amin

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:34

    Content type: Research

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  10. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is an extremely accurate and useful modality that can give much data about myocardial damage after acute myocardial infarction and consequently can give a good idea about long-...

    Authors: Diaa Kamal, Ahmed S. Ibrahim, Merhan Ahmed Nasr and Sherihan S. Madkour

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:33

    Content type: Research

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  11. Despite the improvement in techniques and tools, coronary lesions involving a bifurcation are still challenging and the outcome with drug-eluting stents is not always optimal. The role of bioresorbable vascula...

    Authors: Mostafa Elwany, Amr Zaki, Azeem Latib, Luca Testa, Alfonso Ielasi, Davide Piraino, Salvatore Geraci, Tarek El Zawawy and Bernardo Cortese

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:31

    Content type: Research

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  12. This study represents figures from a cardiac care unit (CCU) of a university hospital; it describes an example of a tertiary academic center in Egypt and provides an epidemiological view of the female HF patie...

    Authors: Hala Mahfouz Badran, Marwa Ahmed Elgharably and Naglaa Faheem

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:30

    Content type: Research

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  13. Right ventricular apical pacing with the resultant left ventricular dyssynchrony often leads to depressed systolic function and heart failure. This study aimed at investigating the relation between various sep...

    Authors: Mohamed MesbahTahaHassanin, Ahmad ShafieAmmar, Radwa M. Abdullah and Mohammad Hassan Khedr

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:29

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  14. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have substantially reduced the incidence of coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR), but the problem persists. Clinical presentation and outcomes of DES-ISR in a real-world scenario remain...

    Authors: Ganesh Paramasivam, Tom Devasia, Shabeer Ubaid, Ashwitha Shetty, Krishnananda Nayak, Umesh Pai and Mugula Sudhakar Rao

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:28

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  15. Data about heart failure in Egypt is scarce. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics and diagnostic and treatment options in patients with acute heart failure in the Delta region of Egypt and to expl...

    Authors: Abdelfatah Elasfar, Sherif Shaheen, Wafaa El-Sherbeny, Hatem Elsokkary, Suzan Elhefnawy and Mohammed Al-Setiha

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:27

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  16. Positive arterial remodeling may be a characteristic of early proliferative lesions. The study was done to identify the different morphological characteristics of the positively remodeled coronary lesions, and...

    Authors: Haitham Galal, Tarek Rashid, Wesam Alghonaimy and Diaa Kamal

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:26

    Content type: Research

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  17. Global left atrial strain (LA) has been used as a novel assessment tool to evaluate left atrial function. However, not much has been investigated to study the effect of percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy (B...

    Authors: N. Sravan K Reddy, K. Ranjan Shetty, M. Sudhakar Rao and M. Sree Madhurya Reddy

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:25

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  18. Cardiotoxicity from anthracyclin chemotherapy is a leading cause of death in patients with cancer. Therefore, left ventricular (LV) function is routinely assessed during protocol to detect cardiotoxicity; howe...

    Authors: Ibtsam Khairat, Mohamed Khalfallah, Aliaa Shaban, Ibrahim Abu Farag and Asmaa Elkady

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:23

    Content type: Research

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  19. Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a form of restrictive cardiomyopathy that is diagnosed mainly in children and young adults and is geographically found in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. It is a condition wit...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Yehia Saleh, Sherif Abd Elsamad and And Sara Elfawal

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:24

    Content type: Case Report

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  20. Reoperations are required frequently after the Ross procedure in rheumatic patients. The use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in those patients could decrease the risk of future open procedure...

    Authors: Khaled D. Algarni and Amr A. Arafat

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:22

    Content type: Case Report

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  21. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the family name of Mohamed El Kassas was incorrectly published as Mohamed ElKassas.

    Authors: Ahmed E. Gaafar, Amr Abd El-Aal, Mohamed Alboraie, Housam M. Hassan, Adel ElTahan, Yasser AbdelRahman, Mohamed-Naguib Wifi, Dalia Omran, Shimaa Afify Mansour, Waleed M. Hassan, Magdy Ismail and Mohamed El Kassas

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:21

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:15

  22. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rather rare cause of acute coronary syndrome with a preponderance for young female patients. Amphetamines are now the second most widely used substance drugs ...

    Authors: Hossein Navid, Hamidreza Soleimani and Kaveh Hosseini

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:20

    Content type: Case Report

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  23. Results of percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty (BMV) are basically dependent on suitable patient selection. Currently used two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography (2DE) scores have many limitations. Three-...

    Authors: Hazem M. A. Farrag, Amr M. Setouhi, Mustafa O. El-Mokadem, Mustafa A. El-Swasany, Khalid S. Mahmoud, Hesham B. Mahmoud and Alaa M. Ibrahim

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:19

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  24. Early and accurate risk assessment is an important clinical demand in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) are independent ...

    Authors: Marwa Sayed Meshaal, Abdo Nagi, Ahmed Eldamaty, Wae’el Elnaggar, Mervat Gaber and Hussien Rizk

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:13

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  25. Data on procedural characteristics and clinical outcome of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) in adults younger than 35 years has not been sufficiently addressed. The aim is to assess procedural cha...

    Authors: Lamyaa Allam, Rania Samir and Ahmed Nabil Ali

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is considered the third-leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Most cases of HCC are usually associated with liver cirrhosis due to various causes such as alcohol o...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Yehia Saleh and Sherif Abd Elsamad

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:5

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. As stress occurs repetitively every day, the biological modifiers should also have enough time to restore the normal state of hemostasis; otherwise, chronic stress would be anticipated. The aim of the present ...

    Authors: Alireza Mohammadi, Asgar Emamgoli, Marjan Shirinkalam, Golam Hossein Meftahi, Keyvan Yagoobi and Boshra Hatef

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:18

    Content type: Research

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  28. Few data are available on the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) cases in Egypt. The aim of this work is to describe the characteristics and outcomes of IE patients and evaluate the temporal change...

    Authors: Hussein Hassan Rizk, Ahmed Adel Elamragy, Ghada Sayed Youssef, Marwa Sayed Meshaal, Ahmad Samir, Ahmed ElSharkawy, Karim Said, Hussien Heshmat Kassem, Mervat Gaber Elanany, Amani Ali El-Kholy, Al Sayed Akl, Soheir M. Mahfouz and Khaled Ali Sorour

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:17

    Content type: Research

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  29. Radial artery approach is currently the most common access site for coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention. It rarely results in complications, improves patient comfort, and reduces the du...

    Authors: Mostafa Elwany, Roberto Adriano Latini, Gaetano Di Palma and Bernardo Cortese

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:16

    Content type: Case Report

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  30. Early identification of vulnerable plaques by remodeling index prior to rupture and development of acute event is of considerable importance especially by a reliable non-invasive method as CT coronary angiogra...

    Authors: Shaimaa A. Mostafa, Tarek Aboelazem, Osama Sanad, Haytham Abdelghafar and Ahmed Azam

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:7

    Content type: Research

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  31. Both ambulatory blood pressure (AMBP) and non-invasive central blood pressure (NCBP) monitoring could be used as predictors for early detection of hypertensive end organ damage (EOD). However, the comparison b...

    Authors: Doaa A. Fouad, Hosam Hassan Al Araby, Mohammad Ashraf and Ahmed El-Sherif El-Kousy

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:14

    Content type: Research

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  32. Austrian syndrome, which is also known as Osler’s triad, is a rare aggressive pathology consisting of pneumonia, endocarditis, and meningitis caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and carries drastic complications.

    Authors: Ayman Battisha, Bader Madoukh, Ahmed Altibi and Omar Sheikh

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:9

    Content type: Case Report

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  33. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a common disease in Egypt with a high socioeconomic burden and extra-hepatic manifestations as QT prolongation, but previous studies included mainly patients with advanced liver dise...

    Authors: Ahmed E. Gaafar, Amr Abd El-Aal, Mohamed Alboraie, Housam M. Hassan, Adel ElTahan, Yasser AbdelRahman, Mohamed-Naguib Wifi, Dalia Omran, Shimaa Afify Mansour, Waleed M. Hassan, Magdy Ismail and Mohamed El Kassas

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:15

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:21

  34. Radial artery occlusion (RAO) is considered the most common and devastating complication of transradial approach (TRA). It has been described as the “Achilles’ heel” of the transradial technique. Our aim was t...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Sadaka, Waleed Etman, Walid Ahmed, Saeed Kandil and Salah Eltahan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:12

    Content type: Research

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  35. Successful revascularization of chronic total occlusions has been associated with potential effects on left ventricular (LV) function. Strain and strain rate are more sensitive measures of LV mechanics than LV...

    Authors: Abd ElFattah Kholeif, Eman El sharkawy, Mohamed Loutfi and Mohamed ElGowelly

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:8

    Content type: Research

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  36. Few studies have addressed the pattern of atrial fibrillation (AF) in rural Africa. The purpose of the study was to assess the epidemiology and long-term prognosis of AF in rural African patients in the Region...

    Authors: Dakaboué Germain Mandi, Joel Bamouni, Dangwé Temoua Naïbé, Rélwendé Aristide Yaméogo, Elisé Kaboré, Yibar Kambiré, Koudougou Jonas Kologo, Georges Rosario Christian Millogo, Nobila Valentin Yaméogo, Anna Thiam Tall and Patrice Zabsonré

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:6

    Content type: Research

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  37. 2D strain imaging has been proved as an accurate technique for the assessment of left ventricular (LV) function using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a s...

    Authors: Hala mahfouz Badran, Mahmoud kamel Ahmed, Morad Mena Beshay and Fatma Elzahraa Abdelmonem Zein

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:4

    Content type: Research

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  38. Coronary artery bypass grafting is known to be associated with better outcome in ischemic heart disease patients with low ejection fraction. We aim to demonstrate the effect of coronary artery bypass grafting ...

    Authors: Sheeren Khaled, Ehab Kasem, Ahmed Fadel, Yusuf alzahrani, Khadijah Banjar, Wafa’a Al-Zahrani, Hajar Alsulami and Mazad Ali Allhyani

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:2

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  39. This is a case-control study conducted on 30 children, 15 with VSD who performed VSD transcatheter device closure (group A) and 15 controls of matching age and gender (group B), in the period between September...

    Authors: Yasmin Abdelrazek Ali, Maryam Araby Hassan and Azza Abdallah EL Fiky

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:1

    Content type: Research

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