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  1. Closure of all haemodynamically significant atrial septal defects (ASDs) is recommended irrespective of symptoms. Percutaneous device closure offers a favourable alternative to surgery with lower morbidity, sh...

    Authors: Akash Batta, Sanjeev Naganur, Ajay Rajan, Kunwer Abhishek Ary, Atit Gawalkar and Parag Barwad
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:51
  2. Secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD) constitute 8% to 10% of congenital heart defect. Secundum ASDs can be closed either percutaneously or surgically. However, ASD device closure has proven to be technica...

    Authors: Zahra Khajali, Ata Firouzi, Hamidreza Pouraliakbar, Zahra Hosseini and Fateme Jorfi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:50
  3. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the most prevalent diseases around the world; however, finding the best noninvasive, low-cost, and more easily accessible test for its screening has been a challenge for...

    Authors: Nehzat Akiash, Mohammad Mohammadi, Hoda Mombeini and Akbar Nikpajouh
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:49
  4. The management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) during hospitalization requires an accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement, mainly by invasive intra-arterial reading. Nevertheless, little is known...

    Authors: Ayman Khairy M. Hassan, Ayman H. Shaamash, Asmaa G. Mohamed, Salwa R. Demitry and Nady A. Razik
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:48
  5. Stent manufacturers always record stent shortening data while they do not record stent elongation data. The aim of this study is to identify both stent shortening and elongation occurring after deployment in t...

    Authors: Magdy Algowhary and Mohammed Aboel-Kassem F. Abdelmegid
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:46
  6. People with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is an underdiagnosed risk factor for CVD, which is prevalent among peo...

    Authors: Ahmad Osailan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:44
  7. Pulmonary artery thrombosis is rare in neonates and mimics as persistent pulmonary hypertension or congenital heart disease. Risk factors include septicemia, dehydration, polycythemia, maternal diabetes, asphy...

    Authors: Y. S. Shrimanth, Krishna Prasad, Adari Appala Karthik, Parag Barwad, C. R. Pruthvi, Atit A. Gawalkar, Krishna Santosh and Sanjeev Naganur
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:43

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:45

  8. Our aim was to assess safety and efficacy outcomes at 1 year after MitraClip for percutaneous mitral valve repair in patients with severe mitral regurgitation.

    Authors: Radwa Abdullah Elbelbesy, Ahmed Mohsen Elsawah, Ahmed Shafie Ammar, Hazem Abdelmohsen Khamis and Islam Elsayed Shehata
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:42
  9. Rivaroxaban has been recently introduced for the management of non-valvular intra-cardiac thrombosis with variable results. We aimed to compare the results of the off-label use of rivaroxaban versus warfarin i...

    Authors: Monirah A. Albabtain, Yahya Alhebaishi, Ola Al-Yafi, Hatim Kheirallah, Adel Othman, Haneen Alghosoon, Amr A. Arafat and Ahmed Alfagih
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:41
  10. Conflicting data were found regarding the anemia’s effect on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes. We directed our study to investigate anemia’s effect on clinical in-stent restenosis (ISR) follow...

    Authors: Ahmed Hussein, Mohammad Shafiq Awad, Ahlam M. Sabra and Hossam Eldin M. Mahmoud
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:40
  11. Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is known to lead not only to severe acute respiratory syndrome, but also can result in thromboembolic events in both the venous and the arterial circulation by inducin...

    Authors: Arash Hashemi, Fady Gerges, Haseeb Raza Naqvi, Irina Kotlar, Sara Moscatelli, Ashkan Hashemi, Yasmin Rustamova and Abdallah Almaghraby
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:39
  12. The epidemiology of HF in India is largely unexplored. Current resources are based on a few hospital-based and a community-based registry from North India. Thus, we present the data from a single hospital-base...

    Authors: Aashiq Ahamed Shukkoor, Nimmy Elizabeth George, Shanmugasundaram Radhakrishnan, Sivakumar Velusamy, Rajendiran Gopalan, Tamilarasu Kaliappan, Premkrishna Anandan, Ramasamy Palanimuthu, Vidhyakar Balasubramaniam, Vinoth Doraiswamy and Arun Kaushik Ponnusamy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:38
  13. Excess epicardial fat volume (EFV) has been recently implicated in cardiovascular structural and functional abnormalities. It has been associated with abnormal microvascular stiffness (as reflected by radial a...

    Authors: Mahfouz El Shahawy, Susan Tucker, Lillee Izadi, Antonella Sabatini and Sukanya Mohan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:37
  14. Significance of totally occluded culprit coronary artery in patients presenting with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) is underestimated. The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidenc...

    Authors: Sherif W. Ayad, Tarek H. El Zawawy, Mohamed I. Lotfy, Ahmed M. Naguib and Ahmed M. El Amrawy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:36
  15. Serial chest computed tomography (CT) scans are used to detect coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia and monitor the disease course. This study investigates relationship between total severity score by...

    Authors: Negar Omidi, Masoumeh Lotfi-Tokaldany, Shapour Shirani, Mojtaba Salarifar, Hamidreza Poorhosseini, Seyyed Mojtaba Ghorashi and Afsaneh Aein
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:35
  16. Coronary tortuosity (C-Tor) is a common finding in coronary angiography (CAG). There are conflicting data about its link to atherosclerosis: one study found a negative relationship with coronary artery disease...

    Authors: Ahmed Elamragy, Samuel Yakoub, Mohamed AbdelGhany and Waleed Ammar
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:34
  17. As the elderly represent a substantial proportion of medical care beneficiaries, and there is limited data about age disparity in emerging countries, this study sought to investigate the impact of age on the m...

    Authors: Zainab Atiyah Dakhil and Hasan Ali Farhan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:33
  18. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is described as the enlargement of a coronary artery segment by 1.5 times or more, which is generally associated with the atherosclerotic process. Atherosclerotic changes lead to ...

    Authors: Özgür Selim Ser, Gökhan Çetinkal, Onur Kiliçarslan, Yalçın Dalgıç, Servet Batit, Kudret Keskin, Gulçin Özkara, Ezgi Irmak Aslan, Hülya Yilmaz Aydoğan, Ahmet Yıldız and Zerrin Yiğit
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:32
  19. Myocardial reperfusion may cause profound electrophysiological alterations and can lead to serious reperfusion arrhythmias (RA). Management of RA and the accompanying electrical storm that may occur remains a ...

    Authors: Hesham Salah El Din Taha and Mirna Mamdouh Shaker
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2021 73:30
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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

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