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  1. There is an evidence of a chronic inflammatory state in patients with chronic rheumatic valvular heart disease (RHD) as shown by high serum levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and interleuki...

    Authors: Ahmad M. Yousef, Osama A. Rifaie, Mohamed A. Hamza and Sameh A. Amin

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:19

    Content type: Research

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  2. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a non-ischemic cardiomyopathy characterized by acute left ventricular systolic dysfunction with transient wall motion abnormalities without a culprit coronary stenosis or other conc...

    Authors: Pablo Revilla-Martí, Juan F. Cueva-Recalde, Jose A. Linares-Vicente, Sara Río-Sánchez and Jose R. Ruiz-Arroyo

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:18

    Content type: Case Report

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  3. Numerous epidemiological investigations and randomized clinical studies have determined that dyslipidemia is a major contributor to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Consequently, the management ...

    Authors: Hesham Salah El Din Taha, Hala Mahfouz Badran, Hossam Kandil, Nabil Farag, Abbas Oraby, Magdy El Sharkawy, Khaled Shokry, Fouad Fawzy, Hossam Mahrous, Juliette Bahgat, Mina Samy and Mirna Mamdouh Shaker

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:17

    Content type: Review

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  4. Many previous studies reported the negative effects of right ventricular (RV) pacing on the left ventricular (LV) structure and ejection fraction. Studying pacing hemodynamics is essential to understand these ...

    Authors: Moustafa Dawood, Eman Elsharkawy, Mohamed Ayman Abdel-Hay and Moustafa Nawar

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:16

    Content type: Research

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  5. Percutaneous interventions to address chronic coronary occlusions (CTO-PCI) often require simultaneous ipsi- and contralateral coronary injections. Although radial access is increasingly popular, bifemoral art...

    Authors: Joerg Reifart, Konstanze Schilling, Christian W. Hamm and Nicolaus Reifart

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:14

    Content type: Research

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  6. Novel coronavirus disease 2019 has been stated as global disease pandemic due to its rapid spread worldwide. Up to 30% of coronavirus disease 2019 patients with hypertension are more susceptible to death. Angi...

    Authors: Andrea Laurentius, Brian Mendel and Radityo Prakoso

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:13

    Content type: Review

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  7. Long-term RV pacing leads to ventricular dyssynchrony, in the form of LBBB-like morphology, with subsequent detrimental effects on LV structure and function. Three-dimensional echocardiography allowed early de...

    Authors: Moustafa Dawood, Eman Elsharkawy, Mohamed Ayman Abdel-Hay and Moustafa Nawar

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:10

    Content type: Research

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  8. Routine thrombus aspiration during primary PCI does not improve clinical outcomes. Although recent guidelines for management of patient presented by ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated by primary PCI do...

    Authors: Ehab Mohamed Elfekky, Michael Nabil Penjameen, Ahmed Ibrahim Nassar and Ramy Raymond Elias

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:8

    Content type: Research

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  9. Dual antiplatelet therapy is the current standard of care after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We intended to study the pattern of use of ticagrelor in patients wit...

    Authors: Nagendra Boopathy Senguttuvan, Ramesh Sankaran, Yashasvi Rajeev, Devi Thaiyal, Angel Mathew, K. Dharsini, Divya Marcelene, Maria Jusler Kalsingh, Sujit Kumar Sahu, Aravind Sampath, K. J. Prem Kumar, Harikrishnan Parthasarathy, Amal Louis, Anand Gnanaraj, K. N. Reddy and K. A. Abraham

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:7

    Content type: Research

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  10. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been noted with various cardiovascular (CV) diseases, and patients with detected HCV-RNA had higher CV mortality than uninfected individuals. The new direct-acting antivir...

    Authors: Hazem Mohammad-Ali Farrag, Mina Samir Monir, Wael Soliman Abdel-Dayem, Hisham Abdel-Haleem Ali and Alaa Mohammad Ibrahim

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:6

    Content type: Research

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  11. QT dispersion (QTd) is related to regional variations in myocardial repolarization. Our study aims to assess the value of QTd in prediction of myocardial ischemia and its severity during stress imaging.

    Authors: Mohammad Abdalla Eltahlawi, Ahmed Mohamed Sanad, Kamel Hasan Ghazal and Ahmed Taha Abdelwahed

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:5

    Content type: Research

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  12. Obesity is associated with significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality effects. Cardiac rehabilitation programs cause a significant reduction in cardiovascular mortality and a reduction in all cardiovas...

    Authors: Ahmed El Missiri, Walaa Adel Abdel Halim, Abdo Saleh Almaweri and Tarek Rashid Mohamed

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:4

    Content type: Research

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  13. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV-2) and was declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March ...

    Authors: Daha Garba Muhammad and Ibrahim Ahmad Abubakar

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. This article has been retracted. Please see the Retraction Notice for more detail: https://doi.org/10.1186/s43044-020-00091-z.

    Authors: Saumen Nandi, Anindya Mukherjee, Dibbendhu Khanra and Kaushik Biswas

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:89

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:56

  15. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Raghavendra Rao K, Sreenivas Reddy, Jeet Ram Kashyap, Vadivelu Ramalingam, Debabrata Dash, Vikas Kadiyala, Suraj Kumar, Hithesh Reddy, Jaspreet Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Naindeep Kaur and Anish Gupta

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:88

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:86

  16. Acute pulmonary thromboembolism is the most dangerous presentation of venous thromboembolic disease. The role of thrombolysis in massive pulmonary embolism has been studied extensively, but the same is not the...

    Authors: Nadeem U. Rehman, Mohd Iqbal Dar, Manish Bansal and R. R. Kasliwal

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:87

    Content type: Research

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  17. Not every patient achieves normal coronary flow following fibrinolysis in STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction). The culprit lesion plaque characteristics play a prominent role in the coronary flo...

    Authors: Raghavendra Rao K, Sreenivas Reddy, Jeet Ram Kashyap, Vadivelu Ramalingam, Debabrata Dash, Vikas Kadiyala, Suraj Kumar, Hithesh Reddy, Jaspreet Kaur, Ashok Kumar, Naindeep Kaur and Anish Gupta

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:86

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:88

  18. The trans-catheter closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) usually has a rapid impact on biventricular remodelling and functions. Whether the transcatheter closure of ASD at early childhood or at adulthood age w...

    Authors: Areej Alkhateeb, Alaa Roushdy, Hosam Hasan-Ali, Yehia Taha Kishk and Ayman K. M. Hassan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:85

    Content type: Research

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  19. Vitamin D deficiency is a prevalent condition that is found in about 30–50% of the general population, and it is increasing as a new risk factor for coronary artery disease. Our study aimed to evaluate the rel...

    Authors: Abdallah Ahmed Abdallah, Mohamed Ahmed Abd Elrhman, Ahmd Elshazly and Islam Bastawy

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:84

    Content type: Research

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  20. Cardiac catheterization after congenital heart surgery may play an important role in the diagnosis and management of patients with a complicated or unusual post-operative course. The main objective of this stu...

    Authors: Saud Bahaidarah, Jameel Al-Ata, Gaser Abdelmohsen, Naif Alkhushi, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Mohammed Mujahed, Osman Al-Radi, Ahmed Elassal, Zaher Zaher, Ahmad Azhar and Ahmed M. Dohain

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:83

    Content type: Research

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  21. Numerous invasive and noninvasive diagnostic tests with different cost and effectiveness exist for detection of coronary artery disease. This diversity leads to unnecessary utilization of health services. For ...

    Authors: Parvin Jafari, Reza Goudarzi, Mohammadreza Amiresmaeili and Hamidreza Rashidinejad

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:82

    Content type: Research

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  22. Assessment of the interatrial septum (IAS) has become an attractive area of interest for a variety of important interventional procedures. Newer imaging modalities like multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) a...

    Authors: Abdalla Elagha, Yaseen Othman, Reham Darweesh, Ghada Awadein and Assem Hashad

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:81

    Content type: Research

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  23. Coronary artery disease is one of the major issues in the medical world around the globe. The prevalence tends to increase. The use of coronary intervention is one of the ways often used in the management of c...

    Authors: Sidhi Laksono, Budhi Setianto and Steven Philip Surya

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:80

    Content type: Review

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  24. Floating right heart thrombi (RHT) represent an underdiagnosed, potentially hazardous, and to some extent rare phenomenon in patients presenting with acute pulmonary embolism (APE). Emergent treatment is usual...

    Authors: Peter Philip Shaker Selwanos, Ahmed Osman Ahmed, Karim Mohamed El Bakry, Ahmed Nazmy Elsharkawy, Omar Alaaeldin Mohamed, Hatem Hosny and Amir Anwar Shaker Samaan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:79

    Content type: Case Report

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  25. Optical coherence tomography showed a great ability to identify adverse features during percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stents and resulted in better clinical outcomes. The study aimed to ...

    Authors: Arif A. Al Nooryani, Nagwa A. Abdelrahman, Hatem A. Helmy, Yehia T. Kishk and Ayman K. M. Hassan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:77

    Content type: Research

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  26. In majority of children bidirectional Glenn shunt is a safe and efficacious procedure with minimal post-operative issues. Rarely, there may be dysfunction in the Glenn pathway due loss of anatomical integrity ...

    Authors: Aritra Mukherji, Sanjiban Ghosh, Jayita Nandi Das and Amitabha Chattopadhyay

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:76

    Content type: Case Report

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  27. In 1993, 1000 randomly selected employed Swedish men aged 45–50 years were invited to a nurse-led health examination with a survey on life style, fasting lab tests, and a 12-lead ECG. A repeat examination was ...

    Authors: Lennart Dimberg, Bo Eriksson and Per Enqvist

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:75

    Content type: Research

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  28. Veno-arterial ECMO is a life-supporting procedure that can be done to the patients with cardiogenic shock which is associated with hyperlactatemia. The objective of this study was to detect the validity of ser...

    Authors: Mohamed Laimoud and Mosleh Alanazi

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:74

    Content type: Research

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  29. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a major burden to the healthcare system in Egypt, and in the face of a highly infective disease which can prove fatal, healthcare systems need to change their management protocols t...

    Authors: Hesham S. Taha, Mirna M. Shaker and Mohamed M. Abdelghany

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:73

    Content type: Review

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  30. We hypothesized that 1st generation everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) stent associated with less complication and less restenosis rate than everolimus-eluting stent (EES) in chronic tota...

    Authors: Mohammad Abdallah Eltahlawi, Abdel-Aziz Fouad Abdel-Aziz, Abdel-Salam Sherif, Khalid Abdel-Azeem Shokry and Islam Elsayed Shehata

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:72

    Content type: Research

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  31. Vascular spasm is well known to occur in the arterial system. Central venous spasm during pacemaker implantation is uncommon with only a few cases reported from time to time. Sometimes, the venous spasms may n...

    Authors: Krishna Santosh Vemuri, Nitin Parashar, Dinakar Bootla, Pruthvi C. Revaiah, Kewal Kanabar, Krishna Prasad Nevali, Yash Paul Sharma, Ganesh Kasinadhuni and Prashant Panda

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:71

    Content type: Case Report

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  32. The COVID-19 pandemic brought restriction to the movement of people due to the implementation of lockdown across various regions around the world. In India, most of the patients belong to rural areas and hence...

    Authors: Gurbhej Singh, Samir Kapoor, Vasu Bansal, Mehtab Grewal, Bhupinder Singh, Abhishek Goyal, Rohit Tandon, Shibba Takkar Chhabra, Naved Aslam, Gurpreet Singh Wander and Bishav Mohan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:70

    Content type: Research

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  33. Cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to reduce cardiac mortality, improve quality of life, and reduce hospitalizations. Cardiac rehabilitation programs are usually performed over a 12-week period. Studies hav...

    Authors: Ahmed El Missiri, Sameh Atteya Amin, Islam Reda Tawfik and Adel Mohamed Shabana

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:69

    Content type: Research

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  34. Patients with established cardiovascular diseases have a poor prognosis when affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Also, the cardiovascular system, especially the heart, is affected by COVID-19....

    Authors: Ahmed Alaarag, Timoor Hassan, Sameh Samir and Mohamed Naseem

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:68

    Content type: Research

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  35. Obesity is recognized as a classic risk factor for atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD). Weight loss after bariatric surgery has been associated with reduced CV mortality and total morta...

    Authors: Waleed Ammar, Hossam Abdel Basset, Amr AL Faramawy, Tarek Hegazy and Yasser Sharaf

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:67

    Content type: Research

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  36. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) indicates the serious clinical manifestation of coronary artery disease (CAD) and is closely associated with cardiovascular prognosis in patients with ACS. This study was aimed to...

    Authors: Mohd Iqbal Dar, Jahangir Rashid Beig, Iqra Jan, Tariq Rashid Shah, Muzaffar Ali, Hilal A. Rather and Nisar A. Tramboo

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:66

    Content type: Research

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  37. Transcatheter device closure is a safe procedure recommended in children with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). While the standard procedure uses arterial and venous femoral access, it poses risk of vascular com...

    Authors: Lipi Uppal, Manoj Kumar Rohit, Parag Barwad, Sanjeev Naganur, Uma Debi, Ganesh Kasinadhuni, Krishna Santosh, Pruthvi CR and Saroj Sahoo

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:65

    Content type: Research

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  38. Hypoplastic right heart syndrome with pulmonary atresia is a rare cyanotic heart disease with poor prognosis requiring urgent intervention to establish the pulmonary blood flow. Pulmonary blood flow is achieve...

    Authors: Parag Barwad, Krishna Prasad, Jyothi Vijay and Sanjeev Naganur

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:64

    Content type: Case Report

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  39. Although B-blockers provide unequivocal benefits in heart failure (HF) management, some B-blockers worsen insulin resistance. It will be a promising strategy to recruit such a B blocker that did not worsen or ...

    Authors: Yasser Gaber Metwally, Heba Kamal Sedrak and Inass Fahiem Shaltout

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:63

    Content type: Research

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  40. Aortic root abscess (ARA) is a major complication of infective endocarditis that is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Limited data are present about patient characteristics and outcomes in thi...

    Authors: Kareem Mahmoud, Tarek Hammouda, Hossam Kandil and Marwa Mashaal

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:62

    Content type: Research

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  41. To present a case of anomalous origin of the left coronary artery evaluated with invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and ECG-gated coronary computed tomography (CCT).

    Authors: Armando Ugo Cavallo, Emanuele Muscogiuri, Marco Forcina, Antonio Colombo, Flavio Fiore and Massimiliano Sperandio

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:61

    Content type: Case Report

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  42. Trans-ulnar approach was proposed primarily for elective procedures in patients not suitable for trans-radial approach that was introduced two decades ago. The trans-ulnar approach is as safe and effective as ...

    Authors: Mohammad Shafiq, Hesham Boushra Mahmoud and Malak Lamie Fanous

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:60

    Content type: Research

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  43. Anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity has been classified based on its onset into acute, early, and late. It may have a significant burden on the quality and quantity of life of those exposed to this class of m...

    Authors: Ahmed Ayuna and Nik Abidin

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:59

    Content type: Review

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