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  1. Definite diagnosis of cardiomyopathy types can be challenging in end-stage disease process. New growing data have suggested that there is inconsistency between echocardiography and pathology in defining type o...

    Authors: Neda Behzadnia, Babak Sharif-Kashani, Zargham Hossein Ahmadi, Farah Naghashzadeh, Atosa Dorudinia, Alireza Jahangirifard, Hamoun Hamarz and Payam Abbasi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:29
  2. Syncope, as the most frequent consciousness disorder, is very common in young individuals. The aim of this study was to analyze ECG parameters and clinical properties obtained during tilt-up testing in 12 to 3...

    Authors: Juraj Jug, Lada Bradić, Rea Levicki and Martina Lovrić Benčić
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:28
  3. As per the literature, patients with intraventricular conduction delay (IVCD) do not respond well to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) alone. They need advanced technological approach and out of the box ...

    Authors: Vanita Arora, Francesco Zanon, Viveka Kumar, Vivek Kumar and Pawan Suri
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:27
  4. Chronic heavy cigarette smoking can affect the right ventriclular function. The standard echocardiography may not show early right ventricular functional changes, and a more sensitive measure is needed. The ai...

    Authors: Mohammad Iqbal Janhangeer, Ghada Youssef, Weal El Naggar and Dalia El Remisy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:25
  5. Apolipoprotein B is considered the primary protein constituent of low-density lipoprotein. LDL contains variable quantities of cholesterol, but each lipoprotein contains a single ApoB protein. Thus, ApoB is a ...

    Authors: Rehab Ibrahim Yaseen, Mohamed Hesham El-Leboudy and Hend Mohammed El-Deeb
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:24
  6. Cardiac hydatid over the interventricular septum is extremely rare. Echinococcus infests humans as an accidental host. Echocardiography usually clinches the diagnosis of cardiac hydatid. However, multimodality...

    Authors: Krishna Prasad, Rupesh Kumar, Vikram Halder, Muni Raju, Sunder Lal Negi and Sanjeev Naganur
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:23
  7. The aim of this study was to determine the predictive value of the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score for predicting in-hospital and 6 months mortality after non-ST elevation acute coronary...

    Authors: Dileep Kumar, Arti Ashok, Tahir Saghir, Naveedullah Khan, Bashir Ahmed Solangi, Tariq Ahmed, Musa Karim, Khadijah Abid, Reeta Bai, Rekha Kumari and Hitesh Kumar
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:22
  8. Patent foramen ovale closure in the setting of stroke was debatable until the recent data from the long-term follow-up of multiple randomized control trials. These recent data have led to increase the number o...

    Authors: Amr Mansour, Noha M. Gamal, Azza A. Elfiky, Mohamed Ayman Saleh, Samia Ashour Mohamed, Hala Mahmoud ElKhawas, Ahmed ElSadek, Noha L. Dawood and Maiy H. Elsayed
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:21
  9. Chemotherapeutic agents have many side effects; among them is cardiotoxicity. Ejection fraction fails to detect the subtle alterations of left ventricular (LV) function; that is why there is a need for a more ...

    Authors: Laila Sulaiman, Dina Hesham, Magdy Abdel Hamid and Ghada Youssef
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:20
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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

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

  24. 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

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

  25. 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
  26. 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

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

  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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