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Original Article

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function in Healthy Neonates

Volume 1, Oct 2012

S R Mittal, MD, DM, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.

Background: There is scanty literature on echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular diastolic functions in healthy neonates. Methods and Results:...

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Review Article

Cardiorenal Syndromes

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Shyam Bansal, MD, DM, Vijay Kher, MD, DM, Gurgaon, India

Cardiovascular diseases are the commonest cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In USA, about one third of population has some form of cardiovascular...

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Review Article

Diet to Prevent Heart Disease and Metabolic Syndrome

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Ishi Khosla, M.Sc, New Delhi, India

With heart disease and its precursor metabolic syndrome taking malignant proportions among Indians, strategies to deal with it must be urgent and aggressive...

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Debate - Part 1

Prosthetic Valve Obstruction Thrombolysis Is a Good Option in Majority of Patients

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Sanjeev Gera DNB, Ashok K. Omar, MD, Sameer Shrivastava, MD, DM, New Delhi, India

Prosthetic valve obstruction is rare but a life-threatening complication after cardiac valve replacement associated with significant morbidity and mortality...

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Debate - Part 2

Prosthetic Valve Obstruction - Surgery is the Preferred Option

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Ganesan Karthikeyan, MD, DM, MSc, New Delhi, India

Left-sided prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is commonly encountered in our country. Although there are no prospective studies from which a reliable assessment...

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Basic Research for Clinicians

Systematic Reviews: What They Are, Why They Are Important, and How to Get Involved

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Heather MacKenzie, PhD., Ann Dewey, PhD., Amy Drahota, PhD., Sally Kilburn, PhD., Paul R Kalra, MA, FRCP, MD, Carole Fogg, MSc., Donah Zachariah, MBBS, MRCP, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

This article introduces systematic reviews and their purpose, and considerations in understanding and appraising reviews. The processes involved in planning...

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Images in Cardiology

Giant Left Ventricular Pseudoaneurysm in an Adolescent Boy

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Trinath Kumar Mishra MD, DM, Chandrakanta Mishra, MD, DM, Cuttack, Odisha, India

A 16 years old boy presented with history of shortness of breath on exertion for last 6 months. There was no history of any fever, cough or chest pain....

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Student's Page

Wide QRS Complex Tachycardia

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Kartikeya Bhargava, MD, DNB, Gurgaon, India

A 36-year-old lady presented with complaints of palpitations. She had history of similar complaints since past 3 months with frequent episodes that used...

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Books and Trials

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation - New Trials, Newer Horizons

Volume 1, Oct 2012

Biswajit Paul, MD, DNB, New Delhi, India.

More than a decade and several thousands of procedures in over 40 nations, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with severe aortic...

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