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  1. Inflammation is an important contributor to the pathogenesis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD). High serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) are commonly seen in patients with chronic ...

    Authors: Osama Rifaie, Mahmoud Badr, Ahmed Abdel Salam and Haitham Galal

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:42

    Content type: Research

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  2. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has drastically affected global health. Despite several studies, there is yet a dearth of data regarding the mechanisms of cardiac injury, clinical presentation, ri...

    Authors: Sara Momtazmanesh, Parnian Shobeiri, Sara Hanaei, Hani Mahmoud-Elsayed, Bharat Dalvi and Elaheh Malakan Rad

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:41

    Content type: Research

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  3. Acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has improved the outcomes from STEMI and improved myocar...

    Authors: Ahmed Shawky Elserafy, Nabil Mahmoud Farag, Ahmed Ibrahim El Desoky and Khaled Adel Eletriby

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:40

    Content type: Research

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  4. Portsmann and co. performed the first PDA device closure in 1967. The technique and the devices used have evolved since then and are the first choice in managing anatomically feasible patent ductus arteriosus ...

    Authors: Sanjeev H. Naganur, C. R. Pruthvi, Dinakar Bootla, Krishna Prasad, V. Krishna Santosh and Parag Barwad

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:34

    Content type: Case Report

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  5. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Sameh Shaheen, Omar Awwad, Khalid Shokry, Magdy Abdel-Hamid, Adel El-Etriby, Hosam Hasan-Ali, Islam Shawky, Ahmad Magdy, Gamila Nasr, Hamza Kabil, Amr Elhadidy, Mohamad Zaki and Ahmad Hegab

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:39

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:30

  6. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is the main source of thromboembolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Unique LAA morphologies have been associated with the risk of thromboembolism. This stud...

    Authors: Mohammed Elzeneini, Ahmed Elshazly and Ahmed El Mahmoudy Nayel

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:38

    Content type: Research

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  7. SYNTAX Scores I (SSI) assesses the complexity of CAD; SYNTAX Score II (SSII) uses both SSI and other clinical variables, in estimation of 4 years mortality following both coronary artery bypass grafting surger...

    Authors: Bassem Adel Ramadan, Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, Wahid Gamal El Din Etman, Mohamed Mostafa Agha, Mohamed Ahmed Sobhy and Wael Mahmoud Hassanein

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:36

    Content type: Research

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  8. Direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) cure patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Concerns have arisen the occurrence of significant bradyarrhythmias during treatment with DAAs. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohamed El Missiri, Mona Mostafa Rayan, Mohamed Medhat Awad and Ahmed Ibrahim El Desoky

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:37

    Content type: Research

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  9. Apart from few small single-center studies, there are limited data about STEMI patients in Egypt. Nineteen Egyptian centers (with and without PCI facilities) participated in this registry with 1356 patients wh...

    Authors: Sameh Shaheen, Ahmad Wafa, Mostafa Mokarab, Basem Zareef, Ahmed Bendary, Tarek Abdelhameed, Ahmad Rashwan, Mohamad Seleem, Magdy Elmasry, Yaser Abdelhady, Gomaa Abdelrazik, Amr Ibrahim, Mohamad Ghareeb, Khalid Aly, Mahmoud Saraya, Moheb Wadie…

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:35

    Content type: Research

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  10. We examined the impact of left anterior descending (LAD) wrapping on left ventricular (LV) mechanics in patients with normal coronary angiography. Seventy-one patients with evidence of normal coronary angiogra...

    Authors: Hala Mahfouz Badran, Waleed Abdou Ibrahim, Tamer Alaksher and Ghada Soltan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:33

    Content type: Research

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  11. Renal dysfunction is one of the major causes of in-hospital mortality in STEMI patients. In this study, we evaluated the combined predictive value of eGFR by CKD-EPI equation and shock index for in-hospital mo...

    Authors: Moheb Wadie, Emad Samaan, Mohammed Kamal Nassar and Mostafa Abdelsalam

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:32

    Content type: Research

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  12. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is usually caused by rupture of an atherosclerotic plaque leading to thrombotic occlusion of a coronary artery. Cardiovascular disease has recently emerged as the leading caus...

    Authors: Sheeren Khaled, Walaa Eldeen Ahmed, Ghada Shalaby, Hadeel Alqasimi, Rahaf Abu Ruzaizah, Mryam Haddad, Mroj Alsabri, Seham Almalki, Heba Kufiah, Fatma Aboul Elnein and Najeeb Jaha

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:31

    Content type: Research

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  13. COVID-19 pandemic poses an enormous challenge to healthcare system in Egypt. This document is a position statement from the Egyptian Society of Cardiology. It aims to provide information to cardiovascular heal...

    Authors: Sameh Shaheen, Omar Awwad, Khalid Shokry, Magdy Abdel-Hamid, Adel El-Etriby, Hosam Hasan-Ali, Islam Shawky, Ahmad Magdy, Gamila Nasr, Hamza Kabil, Amr Elhadidy, Mohamad Zaki and Ahmad Hegab

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:30

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:39

  14. The benefit and safety of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to chronic total occlusions (CTO) in patients with low and mid-range left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) continue to be evidence limited...

    Authors: Waleed Salem El Awady, Mohamed Samy, Mohammad Mustafa Al-Daydamony, Magdy Mohammad Abd El Samei and Khaled Abd El Azim Shokry

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:28

    Content type: Research

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  15. The apolipoprotein B/apolipoprotein A-I ratio was shown to be strongly related to the risk of myocardial infarction in several large-scale studies. The current study aimed at exploring the diagnostic and short...

    Authors: Haitham Galal, Ayman Samir and Mohamed Shehata

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:27

    Content type: Research

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  16. Extracorporeal life support has markedly progressed over the recent years to support patients with severe cardiac and pulmonary dysfunction refractory to conventional management. Many patients developed acute ...

    Authors: Mohamed Laimoud and Walid Ahmed

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:26

    Content type: Research

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  17. Vascular inflammation plays a key role in the progression of hypertension. Progranulin (PGRN), an anti-inflammatory growth factor, mediated inhibition of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), a pleiotropic cytokine...

    Authors: Jasmine Kaur, Supriya Mukheja, Sudhir Varma, Harpreet Singh Kalra, Bipanjeet Singh Khosa and Kanchan Vohra

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:25

    Content type: Research

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  18. Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Accurate risk stratification would require a simple, non-invasive index integrating all tradit...

    Authors: Waleed Ammar, Moataz Taha, Essam Baligh and Dina Osama

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:24

    Content type: Research

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  19. The current expert view of the PCSK9 inhibitors’ use in Egypt is still ambiguous.

    Authors: Ashraf Reda, Ahmed Shawky Elserafy, Elsayed Farag, Tamer Mostafa, Nabil Farag, Atef Elbahry, Osama Sanad, Ahmed Bendary, Ahmed Elkersh, Mohammed Selim, Morad Beshay and Hazem Khamis

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:23

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. Coronary artery ectasia (CAE) is a form of abnormal coronary artery lumen dilatation associated with epicardial flow disturbances and microvascular dysfunction. QRS complex fragmentation (fQRS) in surface ECG ...

    Authors: Diaa Kamal and Moataz Hashem

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:20

    Content type: Research

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  21. Subclavian artery injury during internal jugular vein catheterization is a rare yet potentially life-threatening complication leading to hemothorax and exsanguination. The percutaneous endovascular approach of...

    Authors: Sanjeev Naganur, Krishna Santosh, Bhupendra Kumar Sihag, Atit A Gawalkar and Krishna Prasad

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:19

    Content type: Case Report

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  22. Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects millions of people worldwide and can remain undiagnosed for years. It is a major cause of cerebrovascular stroke (CVS); hence, early detection is extremely important in order t...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abdelnabi, Abdallah Almaghraby, Yehia Saleh, Özge Özden Tok, Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Ola Abdelkarim and Haitham Badran

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:18

    Content type: Research

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  23. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) accounts for 10% of all CHD. It classically consists of ventricular septal defect (VSD), aortic overriding, right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction, and RV hypertrophy. The...

    Authors: Mahmoud Shaaban, Sara Tantawy, Fatma Elkafrawy, Dina Haroun, Soha Romeih and Wesam Elmozy

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:17

    Content type: Review

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  24. Cardiac rehabilitation programs reduce cardiovascular events and mortality in ischemic heart disease patients. The aim of this study was to assess gender differences among ischemic heart disease patients enrol...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohamed El Missiri, Hany Mohamed Awadalla and Mosadaq Mustafa Almoudi

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:15

    Content type: Research

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  25. Various studies evaluated the relationship between hypothermic circulatory arrest and neurological outcome in patients undergoing replacement of ascending aorta. The current analysis focuses on the effect of m...

    Authors: Mohamed Salem, Christine Friedrich, Alexander Thiem, Mostafa Ahmed Salem, Thomas Puehler, Rene Rusch, Rouven Berndt, Jochen Cremer and Assad Haneya

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:14

    Content type: Research

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  26. Arterial stiffness is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. A risk factor-independent association of arterial stiffness with traditional lipids has been described ex...

    Authors: Muhammad Aziz, Swetha Gannarapu, Choudhry Humayun, Usman Siddiqui, Khurram Nasir and Ehimen C. Aneni

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:12

    Content type: Research

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  27. Different techniques have been described to repair post myocardial infarction ventricular septal rupture (VSR), each method may result in residual shunting, bleeding, and suboptimal left ventricular (LV) perfo...

    Authors: Shahyad Salehi-ardebili, Hamid Mehdizade and Behnam Askari

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:11

    Content type: Case Report

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  28. Blood pressure (BP) shows short-term variability within the 24 h, which can only be assessed with 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). It is of utmost importance to control BP throughout the night...

    Authors: Ghada Youssef, Sherif Nagy, Ahmed El-gengehe, Magdy Abdel Hamid and Amr Abdel Aal

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:9

    Content type: Research

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  29. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major public health problem in Egypt. The use of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) in such patients has been shown to be highly effective. The cardiac safety of such antivi...

    Authors: Mohamed Gamal Ibrahim, Ahmed Abdelrahman Sharafeldin, Nevine Ibrahim Mousa, Tarek Khairy Mousa and Ahmed Mohamed El Missiri

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:7

    Content type: Research

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  30. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has emerged as a novel feasible tool for the assessment of left ventricular rotational parameters. Since hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HCM) shares morphologic features wit...

    Authors: A. J. Ashwal, Sudhakar Rao Mugula, Jyothi Samanth, Ganesh Paramasivam, Krishnananda Nayak and R. Padmakumar

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:6

    Content type: Research

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  31. No data exists about the gender differences among patients with infective endocarditis (IE) in Egypt. The objective was to study possible gender differences in clinical profiles and outcomes of patients in the...

    Authors: Ahmed Adel Elamragy, Marwa Sayed Meshaal, Amani Ali El-Kholy and Hussein Hassan Rizk

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:5

    Content type: Research

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  32. Hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and hyperinsulinemia represent important pathophysiological components of the prediabetic stage that result in arteriosclerosis and increased arterial stiffness. We sought to...

    Authors: Nady A. Razik, Y. T. Kishk, Madeeha Younis Bakheet, Mina Nous and Mohamed Abdel Ghany

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:4

    Content type: Research

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  33. The American College of Cardiology pioneered appropriateness criteria for single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging in 2005 to account for evidence-based clinical relevance of str...

    Authors: Adham Abdeltawab, Hazem Mansour and Mona Rayan

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:3

    Content type: Research

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  34. Aortic valve assessment by 2D transthoracic echocardiography is a relatively complex task owing to the unique anatomical features of the left ventricular outflow tract and its dynamic nature. We aimed to evalu...

    Authors: Dina Adel Ezzeldin, Alaa Mahmoud Roushdy, Abdallah Ahmed Abdallah and Azza Abdallah El Fiky

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2020 72:2

    Content type: Research

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  35. Proper device size selection is a crucial step for successful ASD device closure. The current gold standard for device size selection is balloon sizing. Balloon sizing can be tedious, time consuming and increa...

    Authors: Alaa Roushdy, Aya El sayegh, Yasmin Abdelrazek Ali, Hebattalla Attia, Azza El fiky and Maiy El sayed

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 72:1

    Content type: Research

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  36. The aim of our work was to compare the myocardial perfusion imaging by single-photon emission tomography (MPI-SPECT) as a non-invasive, relatively non-expensive test versus the instantaneous wave-free ratio (I...

    Authors: Osama Ahmed Amin, Yasser Ahmed Abdel Hady and Mohammad Ahmad Nour El-Din Esmail

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:35

    Content type: Research

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  37. Diabetes is a chronic disease that is responsible for a high rate of morbidity and mortality which can be attributed to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is heralded by prediabetes which not...

    Authors: Ahmed Muhammed, Mohamed Tarek Zaki, Ahmed Shawky Elserafy and Sameh Attia Amin

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:34

    Content type: Research

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  38. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is an extremely accurate and useful modality that can give much data about myocardial damage after acute myocardial infarction and consequently can give a good idea about long-...

    Authors: Diaa Kamal, Ahmed S. Ibrahim, Merhan Ahmed Nasr and Sherihan S. Madkour

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:33

    Content type: Research

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  39. Despite the improvement in techniques and tools, coronary lesions involving a bifurcation are still challenging and the outcome with drug-eluting stents is not always optimal. The role of bioresorbable vascula...

    Authors: Mostafa Elwany, Amr Zaki, Azeem Latib, Luca Testa, Alfonso Ielasi, Davide Piraino, Salvatore Geraci, Tarek El Zawawy and Bernardo Cortese

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:31

    Content type: Research

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  40. This study represents figures from a cardiac care unit (CCU) of a university hospital; it describes an example of a tertiary academic center in Egypt and provides an epidemiological view of the female HF patie...

    Authors: Hala Mahfouz Badran, Marwa Ahmed Elgharably and Naglaa Faheem

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:30

    Content type: Research

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  41. Right ventricular apical pacing with the resultant left ventricular dyssynchrony often leads to depressed systolic function and heart failure. This study aimed at investigating the relation between various sep...

    Authors: Mohamed MesbahTahaHassanin, Ahmad ShafieAmmar, Radwa M. Abdullah and Mohammad Hassan Khedr

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:29

    Content type: Research

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  42. Drug-eluting stents (DES) have substantially reduced the incidence of coronary in-stent restenosis (ISR), but the problem persists. Clinical presentation and outcomes of DES-ISR in a real-world scenario remain...

    Authors: Ganesh Paramasivam, Tom Devasia, Shabeer Ubaid, Ashwitha Shetty, Krishnananda Nayak, Umesh Pai and Mugula Sudhakar Rao

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:28

    Content type: Research

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  43. Data about heart failure in Egypt is scarce. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics and diagnostic and treatment options in patients with acute heart failure in the Delta region of Egypt and to expl...

    Authors: Abdelfatah Elasfar, Sherif Shaheen, Wafaa El-Sherbeny, Hatem Elsokkary, Suzan Elhefnawy and Mohammed Al-Setiha

    Citation: The Egyptian Heart Journal 2019 71:27

    Content type: Research

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