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  1. Cardiovascular diseases are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Cardiac involvement in SLE can often go undetected. Three-dimensional (3D) speckle tra...

    Authors: Nehzat Akiash, Somayeh Abbaspour, Karim Mowla, Amir Moradi, Shahla Madjidi, Parisa Sharifi and Mahboubeh Pazoki
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:79
  2. Atrial functional mitral regurgitation (AFMR) is best described with normal left ventricular size and function, structurally normal mitral leaflets and dilated left atrium. Unlike the ventricular functional ph...

    Authors: Hoda Abdelgawad, Bassant Mowafy, Kawkab Khidr and Eman Elsharkawy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:77
  3. In heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), sodium–glucose co-transporter inhibitors (SGLT-2i) have persistently shown cardiovascular benefits through different trials. However, their impact on ve...

    Authors: Ahmed Hassan, Kerollos Samaan, Ahmed Asfour, Yasser Baghdady and Amir Anwar Samaan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:76
  4. Myeloproliferative disorders, including monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), are often associated with amyloid light-chain (AL)-type cardiac amyloidosis (CA) but occasionally with wild-ty...

    Authors: Tomoaki Haga, Takahiro Okumura, Yasuhiko Harada, Hiroaki Hiraiwa, Ryota Morimoto, Shinji Kaneko, Nagaaki Kato, Masanori Shinoda and Toyoaki Murohara
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:74
  5. The reported prevalence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the general population is variable. It ranges between 8.6 and 42% according to the population studied and the imaging technique used. We aim to prospect...

    Authors: Ahmed Shehata, Abdulaziz Nasser, Ahmed Mohsen, Amir Anwar Samaan, Amir Mostafa and Mohamed Hassan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:73
  6. Underutilization of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) in post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients remains an issue across several geographies. A better underst...

    Authors: Dileep Kumar, Fawaz Bardooli, Wen-Jone Chen, Dejia Huang, Mullasari Ajit Sankardas, Waqar Habib Ahmed, Houng-Bang Liew, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Brian Van Dorn, Thomas Holmes, Amy Thompson and Shu Zhang
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:72
  7. Beyond its ability to decrease cholesterol, statin medication has been proved to have a variety of pleiotropic effects, such as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Statins are an appealing therapeu...

    Authors: Mojtaba Hedayat Yaghoobi, Ehsan Heidari, Arman Shafiee, Niloofar Seighali, Mohammad Reza Maghsoodi and Mahmood Bakhtiyari
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:70
  8. Acute compartment syndrome following a transradial coronary approach is rare. However, as the incidence of coronary arterial disease increases due to lifestyle factors and multiple comorbidities, transradial c...

    Authors: Nur Ayuni Khirul Ashar, Imma Isniza Ismail, Rahul Lingam, Naadira Faa’iza Mazlan and Nur Syahirah Azmi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:68
  9. In recent years, there has been an increase in cases of heart failure, ultimately leading to an increase in hospitalization for heart failure (HF) and cardiovascular mortality. The aim of our study was to eval...

    Authors: Ramyaa Desingu, Shilpa Kaore, Gaurav Kandelwal and S. Balakrishnan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:67
  10. Chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) carries risk of complications and should be attempted when the anticipated benefits exceed the potential risks. The primary indication for...

    Authors: Khaled Adel El Etriby, Nireen Khalifa Okasha, Mohamed El-Sayed Zahran and Tarek Rashid Mohamed
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:66
  11. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is an atherosclerotic disease of an inflammatory nature. Previous studies examining the relationship between triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol have highlighte...

    Authors: Mahdieh Mirzadeh, Marzieh Nikparvar, Shideh Rafati, Masoumeh Kheirandish, Abnoos Azarbad, MohammadHosein Sheybani-Arani, Fatemeh Khajavi-Mayvan and Reza Morovatshoar
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:65
  12. Perforation by pacemaker leads, although rare, is a complication reported since the introduction of pacemaker therapy. Although historically reported frequencies were as high as 5%, recent reports have cited f...

    Authors: Tomohiro Nakajima, Yutaka Iba, Tsuyoshi Shibata, Ayumu Osamura, Naoyuki Kamiyama, Ryo Nishikawa, Junji Nakazawa and Nobuyoshi Kawaharada
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:63
  13. The limited availability of complex coronary intervention facilities and qualified operators, due to the high cost associated with chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous intervention (PCI) equipment and a ...

    Authors: Muhammad Suleman, Nayyar Arif, Muhammad Ishaq Khan, Muhammad Saad Jibran, Muhammad Jamil, Shafi Ullah Khan, Shah Sawar Khan and Ghulam Rasool Maken
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:62
  14. Cardiac myxomas present a diagnostic challenge due to their ability to mimic various cardiovascular and systemic conditions. Timely identification is crucial for implementing surgical intervention and averting...

    Authors: Samah El-Mhadi, Belghait El Hajjaj, Asmae Benatmane, Mariam El Harrak, Sara Ahchouch, Abderrahim Elktaibi, Fouad Nya, Najat Mouine and Aatif Benyass
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:61
  15. Children with ventricular septal defect (VSD) and large systemic-to-pulmonary shunts eventually develop pulmonary hypertension (PH). The perioperative management of patients with VSD and PH is quite troublesom...

    Authors: Khaled Ahmed Shams, Dalia Monir Ellahony, Ahmed Fouad Halima and Rania Salah Elzayat
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:60
  16. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a measure of systemic inflammation, whereas Heart type fatty acid protein (HFABP) is a cytosolic protein released early after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The aim ...

    Authors: K. G. Nikhil, K. T. Jayakumar, P. J. Shiny, N. K. Ramya and J. S. Kumar
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:59
  17. Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile vasculitis of childhood mainly affecting children under 4 years of age. In the acute stage of the disease, heart function decreases and gradually returns to normal after tr...

    Authors: Ehsan Aghaei Moghadam, Maryam Taraz, Aliakbar Zeinaloo, Mohammad Taghi Majnoon, Keyhan Sayadpour Zanjani and Mojtaba Gorgi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:58
  18. HACEK endocarditis is usually insidious and can often be difficult to diagnose due to the slow-growing nature of the organisms. This report presents our experience in treating a patient with Haemophilus parainflu...

    Authors: Younus Qamar, Ahmed Shazly, Amna Qamar, Heraa Islam, Hannah Yonis and Haytham Sabry
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:54
  19. Four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables blood flow visualization. The absence of left atrial vortex flow (LAVF) has been implicated in the development of thrombus formation and arrhythmi...

    Authors: Keita Ito, Hideharu Oka, Yuki Shibagaki, Yuki Sasaki, Rina Imanishi, Sorachi Shimada, Yuki Akiho, Kazunori Fukao, Sadahiro Nakagawa, Kunihiro Iwata, Kouichi Nakau and Satoru Takahashi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:53
  20. Heart failure (HF) prevalence increases with age, and sarcopenia is a poor prognostic factor in patients with HF. We aimed to evaluate the characteristics and prognostic factors in patients with HF and sarcope...

    Authors: Yasutaka Imamura, Atsushi Suzuki, Kazuho Kamishima, Kazuhito Suzuki and Junichi Yamaguchi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:52
  21. Premature aortic involvement and comprehensive management strategies in familial hypercholesterolemia familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder, poses significant challenge...

    Authors: Shazia Rasheed, Ghulam Kubra, Lubna Baqai, Muhammad Liaquat Raza, Fariha Hassan and Syed Ghazi Abbas Rizvi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:51
  22. Kallmann–Morsier syndrome is a rare disease characterized by the association of congenital gonadotropic deficiency and anosmia or hyposmia. The cardiac manifestations associated with this syndrome are little k...

    Authors: Ghali Bennani, Soukaina Zahri, Mohamed Khaldi, Ghali Benouna, Abdenasser Drighil and Rachida Habbal
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:50
  23. The impacts of single high-dose statin preloading in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have not been fully examined. This study aims to evaluate post-procedure impacts of single high...

    Authors: Bryan Gervais de Liyis, Gusti Ngurah Prana Jagannatha, Anastasya Maria Kosasih, I. Kadek Susila Surya Darma and I. Made Junior Rina Artha
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:49
  24. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of cangrelor as compared to ticagrelor in patients with ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) who underwent percutaneous in...

    Authors: Subhro Chakraborty, Debalina Sarkar, Shambo Samrat Samajdar, Pallab Biswas, Debasish Mohapatra, Saptarshi Halder and Mohammad Yunus
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:48
  25. Post-hospitalized acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients in Indonesia National Insurance does not pay for the use of high-intensity statin (HIS) for secondary prevention after ACS hospitalization. Moreover, a ...

    Authors: Pramitha Esha Nirmala Dewi, Montarat Thavorncharoensap and Bangunawati Rahajeng
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:47
  26. Surgically repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a congenital heart disease with a cumulative survival rate of 72% in the 4th decade of life in longitudinal single-cohort studies. Debate surrounds conservative...

    Authors: Kyle Varkoly, Akarsh Parekh, Melissa Ianitelli, Mostafa Hamada, Alexandra Lucas and Thomas Forbes
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:46
  27. Left ventricular ejection fraction falls when the myocardium has already lost a significant portion of its functional capacity. There are conflicting data on whether diastolic dysfunction precedes systolic dys...

    Authors: Haider Rashid, Aamir Rashid, Asif Mattoo, Faisal R. Guru, Syed Mehvish, Shahood Ajaz Kakroo, Ajaz Ahmad Lone, Khursheed Aslam, Imran Hafeez and Hilal Rather
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:45
  28. Obesity is a known risk factor for atherosclerosis and cardiac disease.

    Authors: Saeed Safari, Mozhgan Parsaee, Mohammad Moradi, Mahdi Hakiminejad, Parisa Koohsari and Farnoosh Larti
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:44
  29. Pediatric cardiomyopathies (CMP) can be familial or idiopathic with increasing detection of genetic mutations. The study is a retrospective single-center review of cardiomyopathy patients from January 2011 to ...

    Authors: Ali AlAlakhfash, Luciano Agati, Giuseppe Mazzesi, Dalia Elhobi, Abdullah Alqwaiee, Khalid Alhory, Abdulrahman Almesned, Zuhair Alhasnan and Abdullah Alwadai
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:43
  30. Metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) and cardiovascular diseases have mutual risk factors that contribute to pathogenic processes, increasing mortality and morbidity. This study aimed to evaluate v...

    Authors: Sara I. El Sharkawy, Yousra Aboulenien, Basma Elnagar, Walaa Elkhalawany and Rehab Badawi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:42
  31. Sacubitril/valsartan therapy has been found to reduce hospitalizations, improve echocardiogram parameters, and improve mortality in HFrEF. The objective is to assess S/V therapy effect on electrocardiogram ind...

    Authors: Lamyaa Elsayed Allam, Ahmed Aly Abdelmotteleb, Hayam Mohamed Eldamanhoury and Hassan Shehata Hassan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:41
  32. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic inflammation that is most prevalent in young adults and is characterized by an inflammatory enthesiopathy that gradually develops toward ossification and ankylo...

    Authors: Leïla Barakat, Khadija Echchilali, Mina Moudatir, Hassan El Kabli, Yassine Ettagmouti, Mériem Haboub, Salim Arous, Mohamed Ghali Benouna, Abdenasser Drighil, Rachida Habbal, Meryame Azim, Asmae Mazti, Meriem Regragui, Nissrine Bennani Guebessi and Mehdi Karkouri
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:40
  33. The value of counting inflammatory cells and especially their counting ratio in predicting adverse clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing revascularization has been shown, ...

    Authors: Farzad Shahsanaei, Shahin Abbaszadeh, Soudabeh Behrooj, Nima Rahimi Petrudi and Bahareh Ramezani
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:39
  34. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder that detrimentally affects multiple systems in the body, with a particular emphasis on the vascular and nervous systems. Despite its significant impact, ...

    Authors: Hai Nguyen Ngoc Dang, Thang Viet Luong and Toan Thanh Tran
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:38
  35. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is associated with an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias and cardiovascular mortality. The study objective was to investigate the effect of LVH severity on the complex...

    Authors: Ahmed Mokhtar Abd El Azeem, Mohamed Ahmed Abd Elmoneim, Samir Morkos Rafla and Gehan Magdy Youssif
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:37
  36. Gaucher disease (GD) is a lysosomal storage disease that leads to the accumulation of glucocerebroside within reticuloendothelial cells, haematological, neurological, skeletal and abdominal organs. These clini...

    Authors: Ahmed Youssouf Addou, Wafa El Mire, Nawal Doghmi and Aatif Benyass
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:35
  37. Pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) are rare conditions that may occur during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The co...

    Authors: Sang Gon Yoon, Yeo-Jeong Song, Yun-Seok Song, Jino Park, Seunghwan Kim, Dong-Kie Kim, Ki-Hun Kim, Doo-Il Kim, Hyun Kuk Kim and Dong Ah Lee
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:33
  38. This review aims to examine the impact of trimetazidine on skeletal muscle function in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD).

    Authors: Ketut Angga Aditya Putra Pramana, Ni Gusti Ayu Made Sintya Dwi Cahyani, Yusra Pintaningrum and Basuki Rahmat
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:31
  39. Chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesions in coronary arteries pose a significant challenge for coronary interventionists, often leading to referrals for coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). Successful per...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohammed Ali AlAshry, Muhammed Nagy Nagiub, Magdy Farouk Ahmed Ismael and Wesam Alghonaimy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2024 76:30

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