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  1. Congenital pericardial absence is an uncommon cardiac anomaly that is typically asymptomatic and commonly misdiagnosed due to a lack of symptoms or atypical symptoms. Pericardial agenesis (PA) should be consid...

    Authors: Tushar Kalekar, Latha P. Reddy, Deepak Koganti and Nikhith Soman
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:79
  2. Recent research has shown that the blood urea/creatinine ratio (BUN/Cr) rather than BUN or Cr alone can predict the prognosis of individuals with acute heart failure (AHF). The objective of this study was to e...

    Authors: Ahmed Refaat Mohamed Sakr, Gamal Fahim Elsayed Gomaa, Salwa Mahmoud El Wasif and Ahmed Hassan Hosny Eladawy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:78
  3. Complete heart block (CHB) as a first presentation of acute viral myocarditis is a rare occurrence associated with increased morbidity and mortality. In such cases, an endomyocardial biopsy is recommended to m...

    Authors: Thomas Camilleri, Neil Grech, Maryanne Caruana and Mark Sammut
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:77
  4. Pulmonary hypertension “PH” is considered a serious cardiovascular disease. World Health Organization divided PH into groups depending on many factors like pathological, hemodynamic, and clinical pictures. Lat...

    Authors: Mark O. Dimitry, Youssef M. A. Soliman, Reem I. ElKorashy, Hala M. Raslan, Solaf A. Kamel, Eman M. Hassan, Fatma Elzahraa Ahmed, Rasha N. Yousef and Eman A. Awadallah
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:76
  5. Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE), not only during hospitalization but also after discharge, raising concerns about anticoagulant (AC) use for post-discharg...

    Authors: Reza Amani-Beni, Mohammad Kermani-Alghoraishi, Bahar Darouei and Christopher M. Reid
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:72
  6. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC) is a transient cardiac syndrome that manifests with symptoms resembling acute myocardial infarction (MI). It is characterized by temporary wall-motion abnormalities predominantly ...

    Authors: Sameer Mtour, Lila H. Abu-Hilal, Duha I. Barghouthi, Yumna Njoum, Farah Jabbarin, Bilal Adwan, Ibrahim Abu Asbeh, Ali Mtour and Isaac Alsallamin
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:71
  7. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is a serious disease that can progress and lead to a deadly outcome. Despite optimal drug therapy, pulmonary hypertension (PH) remains fatal. Untreatable r...

    Authors: Swastya Dwi Putra, Radityo Prakoso, Aditya Agita Sembiring, Damba Dwisepto Aulia Sakti, Suko Adiarto, Arwin Saleh Mangkuanom and Yovi Kurniawati
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:70
  8. There has been an increase in the reporting of cases of left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) cardiomyopathy in medical literature due to advances in medical imaging. Patients with LVNC may be asymptomatic or ...

    Authors: Okechukwu Samuel Ogah, Efosa P. Iyawe, Olanike Allison Orimolade, Kenechukwu Okwunze, Mesoma Okeke, Abdulhammed Babatunde, Akinyemi Aje and Adewole A. Adebiyi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:69
  9. When heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) co-exist, Renin angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors (RAASi) are often underutilized for the fear of worsening re...

    Authors: Ahmad Samir, Salma Aboel-Naga, Ahmed Shehata and Magdy Abdelhamid
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:68
  10. Cardiac involvement is common in end-stage renal disease patients. The presenting study aimed to evaluate the global and segmental longitudinal strain in patients with advanced uremic cardiomyopathy (AUCM) and...

    Authors: Rizan Mohammadi, Farnoosh Larti, Roya Sattarzadeh Badkoubeh, Maryam Mehrpooya and Akram Sardari
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:67
  11. Changes in PR intervals after transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TCPVR) have not been thoroughly evaluated in children. This study evaluated the changes in PR and QRS intervals six months after TCPVR i...

    Authors: Abdelmonem M. Helal, Haysam A. Baho, Ahmed F. Elmahrouk and Mohamed H. Mashali
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:66
  12. Cystic Hydatid disease is a parasitic infection with a worldwide distribution. It is caused by the larval stages of a species of tapeworms known as Echinococcus granulosus. Even in endemic areas; Cardiac involvem...

    Authors: Kourosh Vahidshahi, Tahmineh Tahouri, Farzaneh Farahmandi and Manouchehr Hekmat
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:65
  13. There has been a resurgence in interest regarding the Ross procedure due to recent publications detailing positive long-term outcomes. Conversely, surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) with a pulmonary homo...

    Authors: Ahmed K. Awad, Dave M. Mathew, Peter J. Fusco, Kathryn S. Varghese, Omar Abdel-Nasser, Ayman K. Awad, Peter Giannaris, Serena M. Mathew and Adham Ahmed
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:64
  14. Many patients would require repeated ablation procedures owing to recurrent atrial fibrillation with its associated symptoms. Identifying those who are at risk of recurrent AF could assist us to develop preven...

    Authors: Amr AlKassas, Mohamed Fouda, Gaetano Fassini and Mohamed Sanhoury
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:63
  15. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged as a global pandemic, leading to significant morbidity and mortality. The interplay between COVID-19 and other medical conditions can complicate diagnosis and ma...

    Authors: Anwar Khedr, Esraa Mamdouh Hassan, Hussam Al Hennawi, Abbas Bashir Jama, Muhammad Khuzzaim Khan, Mikael Mir, Aalaa Eissa, Ibtisam Rauf, Hisham Mushtaq, Nitesh Kumar Jain, Mir Rauf Subla, Salim Surani and Syed Anjum Khan
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:62
  16. Coronary slow flow (CSF) is an angiographic entity distinguished by the delayed filling of the epicardial coronary arteries in the lack of significant obstructive artery disease. The pathological causes are st...

    Authors: Reza Faramarzzadeh, Farin Fekrat and Arian Haghtalab
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:61
  17. Hypercholesterolemia is a lipid disorder characterized by excessively high levels of low-density lipoproteins, which encourages fat accumulation in your arteries, hence escalating the chances of heart attack a...

    Authors: Laiba Imran Vohra, Kashf Rizwan, Emaan Saeed, Muhammad Syed Ali Hamza and Sidhant Ochani
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:60
  18. Given the importance of chest computed tomography (CT) to differentiate congestion from COVID-19 pneumonia, and considering the association of chest CT findings with cardiac biomarkers in patients with concomi...

    Authors: Naghmeh Ziaie, Seyed Mohammad Reza Tabatabaie, Khadijeh Ezoji, Ali Bijani and Simin Mouodi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:59
  19. Aorto-cavitary fistula is a rare complication of infective endocarditis. Multimodal imaging is commonly required to assess the severity and extent of infection because of the complex pathology of the valvular ...

    Authors: Sheema Saadia, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Sara Iqbal, Saulat Hasnain Fatimi and Aiysha Nasir
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:58
  20. Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) is an upcoming echocardiographic modality to measure global as well as segmental left ventricular systolic function expressed numerically as strain values independent of...

    Authors: Ayah Tarek Elsayegh, Hany Nazmi, Hebatallah Mohamed Attia and Heba Kamel
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:57
  21. Ondansetron is a selective 5-hydroxytryptamine type 3 serotonin-receptor antagonist with antiemetic properties used inadvertently in the emergency department for controlling nausea. However, ondansetron is lin...

    Authors: Kamaldeep Singh, Arpit Jain, Ishita Panchal, Hritik Madan, Anubhav Gupta, Aakanksha Sharma, Surabhi Gupta, Anastas Kostojchin, Anmol Singh, Ishanjit Singh Sandhu, Jayesh Mittal, Loveleen Bhogal, Shiny Teja Kolli, Vishal Reddy Bejugam, Salil Chaturvedi, Akhil Bhalla…
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:56
  22. Hypertension, a leading cause of global mortality and morbidity, affects approximately 1.28 billion adults worldwide, with most cases occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Despite several methods for ...

    Authors: Laiba Ali, Hareer Fatima, Faiza Riaz, Muhammad Saqlain Mustafa, Burhanuddin Sohail Rangwala and Hussain Sohail Rangwala
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:55
  23. Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may develop symptoms of shortness of breathing due to diastolic dysfunction which is not related to the severity of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction. As thes...

    Authors: Salem Elsayed Deraz, Omar Deyaa Esmat, Rehab Galal Abd El-Hmid and Sayed Ali Amin
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:54
  24. Despite the improved management of patients with a single ventricle, the long-term outcomes are not optimal. We reported the outcomes of the bidirectional Glenn procedure (BDG) and factors affecting the length...

    Authors: Aly A. Yousef, Ahmed F. Elmahrouk, Tamer E. Hamouda, Abdelmonem M. Helal, Ahmed M. Dohain, Abdulhadi Alama, Mohammad S. Shihata, Osman O. Al-Radi, Ahmed A. Jamjoom and Mohamed H. Mashali
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:53
  25. ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) are at increased risk for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) than elective PCI procedures. Routi...

    Authors: Ahmad Samir, Wafik Gabra, Hossam Alhossary and Sameh Bakhoum
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:52
  26. In repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF), pulmonary regurgitation and resulting right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction are associated with adverse clinical outcomes. We performed an echocar...

    Authors: Maryam Moradian, Fariba Rashidighader, Fatemeh Golchinnaghash, Mahmoud Meraji and Hamid Reza Ghaemi
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:51
  27. Diltiazem stands out as one of the front-line drugs administered in the emergency department to achieve acute rate control in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation with rapid Ventricular Response. One of...

    Authors: Mehmet Uluturk, Atakan Yilmaz, Murat Seyit, Mert Ozen, Alten Oskay, Aykut Kemanci, Medine Unal, Hande Senol, Aylin Koseler and Ibrahim Turkcuer
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:50
  28. Intravascular imaging modalities such as intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and, more recently, optical coherence tomography (OCT) improved the visualization of coronary anatomy and plaque pathology. We aimed to ...

    Authors: Mostafa Abdelmonaem, Abdelrahman Abushouk, Ahmed Reda, Sherif Arafa, Hisham Aboul- Enein and Ahmed Bendary
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:49
  29. Recently, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) techniques, both on-pump (ONCABG) and off-pump (OPCABG), were compared to seek the most effective approach to reduce the cost of prolonged intensive care unit length ...

    Authors: Rita Zahara Ibrahim and Ericko Ongko Joyo
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:48
  30. Minimally invasive transcatheter approaches were usually done for patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with duct-dependent pulmonary circulation. There are two ways to establish vascular access, by using transfemora...

    Authors: Made Satria Yudha Dewangga, Radityo Prakoso, Anna Ulfah Rahajoe and Oktavia Lilyasari
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:47
  31. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is among the most common risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the world with prevalence of more than 500 million population in 2021. Cardiac fibrosis with its complex process has b...

    Authors: Muhammad Ridwan, Herlina Dimiati, Maimun Syukri and Ronny Lesmana
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:46
  32. Sudden cardiac death in young people is a major problem. The causes are well known; however, they may not be discovered before the episode of sudden death. A challenge for the future is identifying patients at...

    Authors: Ahmed Nabil Ali, Hend Ali Abdeltawab, Hayam Eldamanhoury and Mervat Aboulmaaty
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:45
  33. Anti-tachycardia pacing therapy (ATP) has shown comparable efficacy to shock therapy in ventricular tachycardia (VT) termination with better quality of life. However, some ATPs may lead to VT acceleration or d...

    Authors: Sherien Samy Awad, Emmanuel Fares Azeez, Mohamed Ossama Taha, Wael Mohamed El-Naggar and Ahmed El-Damaty
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:44
  34. The global burden of tuberculosis (TB) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is overt, and the prevalence of this double burden disease remains steadily rising, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Thi...

    Authors: Irawaty Djaharuddin, Muzakkir Amir and Andriany Qanitha
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:43
  35. Treatment of newborns with univentricular hemodynamics in combination with an anomaly of pulmonary venous return has the worst correction results in modern cardiac surgical papers. According to the data obtain...

    Authors: Gorbatykh Artem, Manannikov Denis, Ivanilova Alina, Averkin Igor’, Zubarev Dmitriy, Prokhorikhin Aleksei, Soynov Ilya, Grekhov Evgeniy and Chernyavskiy Mikhail
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:41
  36. Till the moment of this document writing, no Egyptian consensus is there to guide selection of additional antithrombotic in stable patients with established CVD. Despite use of lifestyle measures and statins, ...

    Authors: Ahmed Bendary, Bassem Zarif, Hala Mahfouz Badran, Khaled Shokry and Hamza Kabil
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:40
  37. Oblique course of some left accessory pathways is rare An incomplete electrophysiological study may confuse us between an oblique accessory pathway or the presence of two accessory pathways. The proximity of a...

    Authors: Elibet Chávez-González, Raimundo Carmona-Puerta, Fernando Rodríguez-González, Juan Miguel Cruz-Elizundia and Cynthia Torres-Acosta
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:37
  38. COVID-19 infections are known to cause numerous systemic complications including cardiovascular disorders. In this regard, clinicians recently noticed that patients recovering from COVID-19 infections presente...

    Authors: Sri Harsha Kanuri, Prapthi Jayesh Sirrkay and Ayse Sena Ulucay
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:36
  39. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) and Takotsubo Syndrome (TTS) are two different entities with several shared risk factors, but their management is different. They can co-exist in patients with che...

    Authors: Saadat Ali Saleemi, Lung En Teng and Ronald J. L. Dick
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:35
  40. It was estimated that about 1.3 billion people were diagnosed to be hypertensive in 2015. All countries consistently show this high prevalence. Ischemic heart disease stands as the most common cause of systoli...

    Authors: Ahmed Shehata Mohamed Ismail, Mohamed Ahmed Aouf, Reda Hussein Diab and Yasser Kamel Baghdady
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:34
  41. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the commonest cause of death worldwide. ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and its consequences can be devastating particularly at younger age for a bigger impa...

    Authors: Ahmad Samir, Mohammed Almahjori, Basem Zarif, Mai Elshinawi, Hesham Yehia, Mohamed Elhafy, Ahmed Shehata and Azza Farrag
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:32
  42. Right ventricle infarction (RVI) is predominantly a complication of inferior wall myocardial infarction; it occurs in approximately one third of these patients. Right ventricular dysfunction in patients with i...

    Authors: Ahmed Mahmoud El Amrawy, Shaimaa Abd ElKhalek Zaghloul, Eman Mohamed El Sharkawy and Mohamed Ahmed Sobhy
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:31
  43. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease that has a great diversity of clinical presentations and occurs mostly in young women. However, late-onset SLE does exist and seldom prese...

    Authors: I. Dewa Gde Dwi Sumajaya, I. Putu Hendri Aryadi and I. Made Eryana
    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2023 75:30

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