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  1. Trastuzumab and trastuzumab emtansine are specific antibody and antibody–drug conjugates used in the treatment of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) positive metastatic breast cancer. The aim of t...

    Authors: Rea Levicki, Martina Lovrić Benčić, Irena Ivanac Vranešić, Lada Bradić, Marta Begovac, Juraj Jug and Natalija Dedić Plavetić
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:11
  2. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) is still a major concern in preterm infants and adequate screening methods for secondary right ventricle (RV) failure are needed. Early detection could be aided by taking measu...

    Authors: Marcos Clavero-Adell, Daniel Palanca-Arias, Marta López-Ramón, Lorenzo Jimenez-Montañés, Itziar Serrano-Viñuales, Segundo Rite-Gracia and Ariadna Ayerza-Casas
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:10
  3. Tetralogy of Fallot is a severe type of congenital heart disease (CHD) and one of the leading indirect causes of mortality & morbidity among women with CHD. We came across a rare case of an uncorrected Tetralo...

    Authors: Surekha Thakur, Neha Rawat, Bharti Sharma, Pooja Sikka, Neeti Dogra, Neelam Aggarwal, Vanita Suri, Rajesh Vijayvergiya and Atit A. Gawalkar
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:9
  4. Despite the recent progress made in drug-eluting stents (DESs), in-stent restenosis (ISR) is still a common complication of percutaneous coronary interventions. This retrospective study from a single center ai...

    Authors: Mohamed Aymen Ben Abdessalem, Anis Ghariani, Ahmed Fekih Romdhane, Fatma Ichrmad, Zied Ben Ameur, Wassim Saoudi, Hatem Bouraoui, Abdallah Mahdhaoui and Samia Ernez Hajri
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:8
  5. Sepsis is a leading cause of death and it is characterized not only by profound vasoplegia but also by myocardial dysfunction. Critical care echocardiography is the preferred modality for the initial assessmen...

    Authors: Luigi La Via, Federica Merola, Giovanni Schembari, Calogero Liotta and Filippo Sanfilippo
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:7
  6. Infective endocarditis remains a serious condition. Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm may complicate the clinical course of infective endocarditis or occur postoperatively.

    Authors: Chighaly El Hadj Sidi, Varha Isselmou, Mohamed Feissal Mohamed Ahmed, El Hadj Abdelaziz Diop, Taleb Ekhyar Argueina, Haimouda Mady and Khaled Boye
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:6
  7. For patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), early reperfusion with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) or thrombolytic treatment is essential to prevent major adverse cardiac ev...

    Authors: Amr Kamal, Amr Zaki, Ahmed Abdelaaty and Moustafa Madkour
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:5
  8. Mavacamten, an allosteric myosin inhibitor, is considered to be a promising drug for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This meta-analysis aimed to explore the safety and efficacy of mavacamte...

    Authors: Mehrdad Rabiee Rad, Ghazal Ghasempour Dabaghi and Danial Habibi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:4
  9. Adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) are a group with an increased risk of thromboembolic complications and arrhythmias. Vitamin K antagonists are the most commonly used thromboprophylaxis therapy in th...

    Authors: Daniel Samarai, Nazim Isma, Sandra Lindstedt and Joanna Hlebowicz
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:3
  10. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic effects of stroke risk scores (SRS), SYNTAX score (SX score), and PRECISE-DAPT score on mortality in patients with non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). T...

    Authors: Gökhan Alıcı, Ömer Genç, Örsan Deniz Urgun, Tayfur Erdoğdu, Abdullah Yıldırım, Alaa Quisi and İbrahim Halil Kurt
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:2
  11. The most prevalent illness among the elderly is coronary artery disease (CAD), and most of this population present with multi-vessel CAD which constitutes a common management difficulty among elderly people. T...

    Authors: Amr Kamal, Abdel Megeid Kandil, Mohamed Sadaka and Basem Ramadan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:86
  12. Telerehabilitation enables patients to communicate with physicians through the Internet and may be utilized to evaluate patients’ conditions and offer treatment plans. This method became necessary as a result ...

    Authors: Hady Atef, Marwa Gaber and Bassem Zarif
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:85
  13. It is known that cardiovascular events (CVE) occur more often in winter than in summer. However, dependence of myocardial infarction (MI) risk of on various meteorological factors is still not fully understood...

    Authors: Nataliya V. Kuzmenko, Vitaliy A. Tsyrlin, Mikhail G. Pliss and Mikhail M. Galagudza
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:84
  14. Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an under-diagnosed autosomal co-dominant genetic disorder characterized by very high plasma levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), premature coronary arter...

    Authors: Prakash Kumar, Shashi Ranjan Prasad, Anushil Anand, Rajneesh Kumar and Sajalendu Ghosh
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:83
  15. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a rare disease entity characterized by acute, non-ischemic, reversible myocardial dysfunction that mimics acute myocardial infarction. Activation and excessive outflow of symp...

    Authors: Akash Batta, Amit Kumar Gupta, Gautam Singal, Bishav Mohan, Sushil Kumar, Bhavuk Jaiswal, Juniali Hatwal, Rohit Tandon, Gurbhej Singh, Abhishek Goyal, Bhupinder Singh, Naveen Mittal, Shibba Takkar Chhabra, Naved Aslam and Gurpreet Singh Wander
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:82
  16. Inflammatory rheumatic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and systemic sclerosis (SSc), can cause cardiovascular complications in many cases. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Somayyeh Norouzi, Amirmohammad Khalaji, Mansoor Namazi, Somaye Sadat Rezaei, Amir Hossein Behnoush and Maryam Masoumi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:81
  17. In recent years, attention has shifted to the role of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction in prediction of clinical outcome among patients with septic shock. However, very few studies have correlated RV dysfunc...

    Authors: Ahmed Bendary, Hany Said, Metwally Elemary and Mohamed Mahrous
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:78
  18. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been continuously increasing, and this trend is projected to continue. CVD is rapidly becoming a significant public health issue. Every year there is a spike ...

    Authors: Sreenu Thupakula, Shiva Shankar Reddy Nimmala, Haritha Ravula, Sudhakar Chekuri and Raju Padiya
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:77
  19. Despite the improved medical and surgical managements, still there is a significant risk of developing acute cerebrovascular strokes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Our objectives were to study t...

    Authors: Mohamed Laimoud, Mary Maghirang, Mosleh Alanazi, Shatha M. Al-Mutlaq, Suha A. Althibait, Boshra Alanazi, Munirah Alomran and Zohair Al Halees
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:76

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:79

  20. The optimum age of Fontan completion remains unknown. Currently, the majority of centers worldwide are performing Fontan completion at 2–4 years of age. In Indonesia, lack of awareness and limited resources pr...

    Authors: Ruth Grace Aurora, Radityo Prakoso, Dicky Fakhri, Indriwanto Sakidjan, Sisca Natalia Siagian, Prima Almazini and Oktavia Lilyasari
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:75
  21. Cardiac sarcoidosis, often manifested as sudden death, can be the first manifestation of sarcoidosis. Since 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is recommended as an initial screening tool for cardiac sarcoidosis, ...

    Authors: Amal Paul, Akhil Paul, Immanuel Subhash, Bijesh Yadav, John Roshan Jacob, D. J. Christopher and T. Balamugesh
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:74
  22. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a non-ischemic syndrome characterized by transient acute left ventricular dysfunction as evident on transthoracic echocardiography. It can often mimic myocardial ischemia and ...

    Authors: Lindsey C. Clark, Arjun Khunger and Walif Aji
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:72
  23. Most of TAVR centers evaluate the calcium score in contrast-enhanced (ce) CT. We compared in this study between different methodologies to measure calcium score. We studied also the difference between patients...

    Authors: Mohammad El Garhy, Tamer Owais and Philipp Lauten
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:71
  24. Endothelial dysfunction and no-reflow share microcirculatory obstruction as a common pathophysiological mechanism. This study evaluated the relationship between systemic peripheral endothelial dysfunction asse...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdel Wahab Elbendary, Mohamed Ayman Saleh, Sameh Saleh Sabet and Islam Bastawy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:70
  25. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a standard treatment in patients with heart failure; however, approximately 20–40% of recipients of (CRT) do not respond to it based on the current patients’ selectio...

    Authors: Khaled Ashraf Shoman, Hayam Mohammed Eldamanhory, Emad Effat Fakhry and Haitham Abdelfatah Badran
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:69
  26. Increased nighttime BP variability (BPV) was associated with stroke. Left atrial (LA) enlargement is the default clinical hallmark of structural remodeling that often occurs in response to LA pressure and volu...

    Authors: Ahmed Alaarag, Hazem Abdelkhalek and Osama Amin
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:68

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:73

  27. Exercise training improves cardiac autonomic function is still debatable in patients with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The aim of the present review is to assess the effect of exercise on CABG patie...

    Authors: Purnima Kushwaha, Jamal Ali Moiz and Aqsa Mujaddadi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:67

    The Commentary to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:19

  28. The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a worldwide pandemic in 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Certain individuals are at higher risk, (age > 65 years, pre-existing lung or heart con...

    Authors: Sudipto Bhattacharya, Ashok Bandyopadhyay, Satyabrata Pahari, Sankha Das and Ashim Kumar Dey
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:66
  29. Childhood dilated cardiomyopathy (CDCM) is the most common cardiomyopathy in children and it is risk factor to heart failure and sudden death. Most of the different etiologic factors which have been postulated...

    Authors: Alaaeldin G. Fayez, Nora N. Esmaiel, Sohair M. Salem, Engy A. Ashaat, Sonia A. El-Saiedi and Mona O. El Ruby
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:65
  30. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are two of the most commonly used antihypertensive drugs acting on the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS). Prev...

    Authors: Ruchika Sharma, Anoop Kumar, Jaseela Majeed, Ajit K. Thakur and Geeta Aggarwal
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:64
  31. Left main coronary artery lesions are associated with jeopardy of an outsized area of the myocardium, causing a high incidence of morbidity and mortality. Optimal treatment of coronary bifurcation anatomy rema...

    Authors: Rana Ayman, Sameh Mohamed Shaheen, Sameh Saleh Sabet and Yasser A. Abdellatif
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:63
  32. Acute cervical spinal trauma may lead to cardiac effects by influencing cardiac sympathetic preganglionic fibers. Some of these effects, which are vital, may occur in ECG.

    Authors: Kadir Karacali, Damla Yalcinkaya, Bilal Canberk Ilhan and Mikail Yarlioglues
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:62
  33. Since the end of 2019, the world has been afflicted by a coronavirus pandemic caused by coronavirus 2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome) (SARS-CoV-2). COVID-19 causes a wide range of signs and symptoms with v...

    Authors: Mohamed Ali Abdelkader, Hamed Mohamed Abbas, Ibrahim Mohamed Aboelkhair, Aliaa Salah Ali Alafify, Basim Abdelfattah Elgazzar and Mai Salah El-Din Koura
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:61
  34. A high thrombus burden has been connected with poor clinical events in patients with non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). In patients with STEMI, a high MAPH score has been associated with ...

    Authors: Özge Çakmak Karaaslan, Cem Çöteli, Murat Oğuz Özilhan, Ahmet Akdi, Funda Başyiğit, Hatice Selçuk, Mehmet Timur Selçuk and Orhan Maden
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:60
  35. Atrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the common congenital heart defects. Its management has transformed dramatically in the last 4 decades with the transition from surgical to percutaneous transcatheter closu...

    Authors: Santosh Kumar Sinha, Mahmodullah M. Razi, Najeeb Ullah Sofi, Manoj Kumar Rohit, Umeshwar Pandey, Awadhesh Kumar Sharma, Mohit Sachan, Puneet Aggarwal, Mukesh Jha, Praveen Shukla, Ramesh Thakur, Vinay Krishna and Rakesh Kumar Verma
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:59
  36. Pulmonary hypertension in young children can be due to a myriad of conditions. Few aetiologies of pulmonary hypertension are potentially reversible. An extensive workup for the cause of pulmonary hypertension ...

    Authors: A. Shaheer Ahmed, Gaurav Kumar Divani and Shivank Gupta
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:58
  37. Cardiac catheterization is usually done routinely in patients with univentricular hearts before palliative Bidirectional Glenn (BDG) surgery. The objective of this study was to compare the outcomes of patients...

    Authors: Ahmad Azhar, Rehan Eid, Ahmed Elakaby, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Jameel Al-Ata, Naif Alkhushi, Saud Bahaidarah, Zaher Zaher, Khadijah Maghrabi, Nada Noaman and Gaser Abdelmohsen
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:57
  38. Most of the patients hospitalized due to drug-related atrioventricular (AV) block do not require permanent pacemaker implantation (PPI) since AV block regresses following cessation of the responsible drug. How...

    Authors: Kemal Emrecan Parsova, Mert Ilker Hayiroglu, Levent Pay, Goksel Cinier and Kadir Gurkan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:56
  39. The appropriate age and weight for surgical repair of atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) is an area of controversy. We aimed to study the effect of weight and age at the time of surgical repair for complete...

    Authors: Heidi K. Al-Wassia, Osman O. Al-Radi, Khadijah A. Maghrabi, Mawadda A. Bayazeed, Murooj M. Qattan, Doaa T. Ebraheem, Sarah U. Gadi, Mernan F. Kattan, Reema A. Alghamdi, Samaher H. Alzabidi and Ahmed M. Dohain
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:55
  40. Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19), caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2, still remains prevalent and severe. We aimed to evaluate the effects of pre-existing atrial fibrillation and new-...

    Authors: Selim Aydemir, Emrah Aksakal, Faruk Aydınyılmaz, Oktay Gülcü, İbrahim Saraç, Sidar Şiyar Aydın, Remziye Doğan, Merve Lazoğlu and Kamuran Kalkan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:53
  41. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is considered the most preferred strategy in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). However, the prognostic role of spontaneous re-canalization in ...

    Authors: Raouf Shaaban, Adel El Etriby, Diaa Kamal and Ahmad E. Mostafa
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:52
  42. Improvement of functional capacity and mortality reduction in post-MI patients were found to be associated with regular exercise training. The cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is considered the most accurate n...

    Authors: Ahmed Elshazly, Rana Lateef Hasan, Mohamed Ayman Saleh, Ahmed Samir Ibrahim and Hazem Khorshid
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:51
  43. Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and a thienopyridine is used to prevent thrombotic complications of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Ticagrelor is an oral, re...

    Authors: Hesham S. Taha, Hossam Kandil, Nabil Farag, Amr Zaki, Hossam Mahrous and Mirna M. Shaker
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:50
  44. Left ventricular false tendon (LVFT) is a fibromuscular band crossing the left ventricular cavity. And Chiari’s network (CN) is a highly mobile, mesh-like, echogenic structure in right atrium. In this study, w...

    Authors: Mutlu Cagan Sumerkan, Sukru Cetin, Fusun Behramoglu Helvaci, Sendag Satilmis Yaslikaya, Umut Karabay, Turgun Hamit, Ahmet Gurdal, Mehmet Agirbasli and Omer Alyan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2022 74:49

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