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Submissions from 2020

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Coronary artery thrombus, Ghurfan Adnan, Davinder P. Singh, and Kunal Mahajan

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Atrioventricular septal defect, Intisar Ahmed and Fatima Anjum

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Clinical presentation, cardiac magnetic resonance findings, and prognosis of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy - An experience from Pakistan, Intisar Ahmed and Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan

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The frequency of left atrial thrombus on transthoracic echocardiogram in patients with mitral stenosis, Khalil Ahmed, Aziz Rehman Memon, Hussain Liaquat Sr, Mustajab Mujtaba, Chander Parkash, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, and Musa Karim

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Association between frequency of primary care provider visits and evidence-based statin prescribing and statin adherence: Findings from the veterans affairs system, Sarah T. Ahmed, Dhruv Mahtta, Hasan Rehman, Julia Akeroyd, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Fatima Rodriguez, Hani Jneid, Khurram Nasir, Zainab Samad, Mahboob Alam, Laura A. Petersen, and Salim S. Virani

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Predicting the development of reduced left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with left bundle branch block, Brett D. Atwater, Kasper Emerek, Zainab Samad, Edward Sze, Eric Black-Maier, Zak Loring, Martin Ugander, Lawrence Liao, Joseph Kisslo, Peter Søgaard, and Daniel J. Friedman

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Pericardiocentesis indications and complications: A retrospective observational study in a tertiary care hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Abdul Baqi and Intisar Ahmed

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Variations in common diseases, hospital admissions, and deaths in middle-aged adults in 21 countries from five continents (PURE): A prospective cohort study, Gilles R. Dagenais, Darryl P. Leong, Sumathy Rangarajan, Fernando Lanas, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo, Rajeev Gupta, Rafael Diaz, Alvaro Avezum, Gustavo B F Oliveira, and K. Kazmi

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Catheter ablation, Yousra Ghzally, Intisar Ahmed, and Gregg Gerasimon

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Role of carbonated water technique to enhance Tc-99m tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion imaging by reducing subdiaphragmatic artefacts, Saba Hussain and Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan

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Cost-effective analysis of proton pump inhibitors in long-term management of gastroesophageal reflux disease: A narrative review, Shazia Jamshed, Akshaya Srikanth Bhagavathula, Sheikh Muhammad Zeeshan Qadar, Umaira Alauddin, Sana Shamim, and Sohail Hasan

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Global variations in the prevalence, treatment, and impact of atrial fibrillation in a multi-national cohort of 153,152 middle-aged individuals, Philip G. Joseph, Jeffrey S. Healey, Parminder Raina, Stuart J. Connolly, Quazi Ibrahim, Rajeev Gupta, Alvaro Avezum, Antonio L. Dan, Patricio Lopez-Jaramill, and Khawar Kazmi

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The INVICTUS rheumatic heart disease research program: Rationale, design and baseline characteristics of a randomized trial of rivaroxaban compared to vitamin K antagonists in rheumatic valvular disease and atrial fibrillation, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Stuart J. Connolly, Mpiko Ntsekhe, Alexander Benz, Sumathy Rangarajan, Gayle Lewis, Yan Yun, Sanjib Kumar Sharma, Fathi Maklady, and Khawar Kazmi

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Understanding of metals dysregulation in patients with systolic and diastolic dysfunction in ischemic heart disease, Noman Khan, Satwat Hashmi, Amna Jabbar Siddiqui, Sabiha Farooq, Shahid Ahmed Sami, Nageeb Basir, Syeda Saira Bokhari, Hasanat Sharif, Sanaullah Junejo, Hesham R. El-Seedi, and Syed Ghulam Musharraf

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Autoimmune rheumatic diseases and premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: An analysis from the vital (veterans with premature atherosclerosis) registry, Dhruv Mahtta, Angela Gupta, David J. Ramsey, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Anurag Mehta, Chayakrit Krittanawong, Michelle T. Lee, Khurram Nasir, Zainab Samad, and Roger S. Blumenthal

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Evaluation of aspirin and statin therapy use and adherence in patients with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, Dhruv Mahtta, David J. Ramsey, Mahmoud Al Rifai, Khurram Nasir, Zainab Samad, David Aguilar, Hani Jneid, Christie M. Ballantyne, Laura A. Petersen, and Salim S. Virani

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Estimation of the burden of out-of-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest in Karachi, Pakistan, using a cross-sectional capture-recapture analysis, Minaz Mawani, Iqbal Azam Syed, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Zainab Samad, and Junaid Abdul Razzak

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Contemporary trends, predictors and outcomes of perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention (From the NCDR cath PCI registry), Ramez Nairooz, Craig S. Parzynski, Jeptha P. Curtis, Amr Mohsen, Edward McNulty, Barry F. Uretsky, and Abdul Hakeem

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Cardiac magnetic resonance evaluation of cardiac masses in patients with suspicion of cardiac masses on echo or computed tomography, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan and Syed Waqar Ahmed

Submissions from 2019

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Fingolimod plays role in attenuation of myocardial injury related to experimental model of cardiac arrest and extracorporeal life support resuscitation, Naseer Ahmed, Abid Laghari, Bashar AlBkhoor, Sobia Tabassum, Sultan Ayoub Meo, Nazeer Muhammad, Daniele Linardi, Abeer A. Al-Masri, Guido Fumagalli, Giovanni Battista Luciani, Giuseppe Faggian, and Alessio Rungatscher

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Hyperdominant left anterior descending artery presenting as anterior wall ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: A rare coronary anomaly, Shahrukh Hashmani Dr. and Abid Laghari

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Advances in structural heart disease: MitraClip for Secondary Mitral Regurgitation - A potential game changer, Shahrukh Hashmani, Amammarah Yasmeen, and Shayana Rukhsar Hashman

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May measurement month 2017: An analysis of the blood pressure screening campaign results in Pakistan-south Asia, Mohammad Ishaq, Feroz Memon, Thomas Beaney, Xin Xia, Elsa Kobeissi, and Neil R. Poulter

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Parallel community solutions for cardiovascular risk reduction, Tazeen Jafar, Zainab Samad, and Gerald S. Bloomfield

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Role of Surgery in Spinal Metastases, Altaf Ali Laghari, Humza Faisal Siddiqui, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Microbial colonization of pneumatic tourniquets in the orthopedic operating room, Syed Hamza Mufarrih, Nada Qaisar Qureshi, Rizwan Haroon Rashid, Bilal Ahmed, Seema Irfan, Akbar Jaleel Zubair, and Shahryar Noordin

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Severity of Chest Pain among Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients with Diagonal Branch Vessel Disease: A Pilot Study, Nasir Rahman, Azmina Artani, Farhala Mari Baloch, and Bilal Hussain

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Outcomes of Left Main Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Nasir Rahman, Bilal Hussain, and Azmina Artani

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Ruptured saphenous venous graft pseudoaneurysm presenting as a pulsatile chest mass, Nasir Rahman, Bilal K. Khan, and Babar S. Hasan

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It’s not always occam's razor – the case of a young man with subaortic membrane with superimposed pulmonary thromboembolism and left main coronary artery disease, Hunaina Shahab, Abdul Baqi, Yusra Askari, Qurrat Ul Ain Aqeel, and Kumail Khandwala

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Defining the hemodynamic response of hypertensive and normotensive subjects through serial timed blood pressure readings in the clinic, Hunaina Shahab, Hamza Sohail Khan, Aysha Almas, Sohail Abrar Khan, Azmina Artani, and Aamir Hameed

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An updated meta-analysis of radial versus femoral access for percutaneous coronary intervention in the context of aggressive bleeding avoidance strategies, Rahman Shah, Sajjad A. Khan, Abdul Rashid, Tariq Siddiqui, and Manu Nayyar

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Changes in ventricular depolarisation vectors during exercise caused by regional myocardial ischaemia, Cameruddin Vellani, Satwat Hashmi, Sadia Mahmud, Mohammad Yusuf, Safia Awan, and Khawar Kazmi

Submissions from 2018

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Outcome of radioactive iodine therapy in Toxic Nodular Goiter in Pakistan, Tauseef Ahmad, Adeel Khoja, Naveed Rashid, and Muhammad Areeb Ashfaq

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Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan, Saleema Allana, Debra K. Moser, Tazeen S. Ali, and Aamir Hameed

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Sex differences in symptoms experienced, knowledge about symptoms, symptom attribution, and perceived urgency for treatment seeking among acute coronary syndrome patients in Karachi Pakistan, Saleema Allana, Debra K. Moser, Tazeen S. Ali, and Aamir Hameed

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One Pulmonary Lesion, 2 Synchronous Malignancies, Masooma Aqeel, Nevin Uysal Biggs, Timothy S. Fenske, and Nagarjun Rao

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Relationship of polycystic ovarian syndrome with cardiovascular risk factors, Muhammad Bilal, Abdul Haseeb, and Abdur Rehman

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Right ventricular longitudinal strain reproducibility using vendor dependent and independent software, Zachary J. Il Giovine, Hillary Mulder, Karen Chiswell, Jennifer Tomfohr, Abraham Hashmi, Eric J. Velazquez, Joseph Kisslo, Zainab Samad, and Sudarshan Rajagopal

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Large intra-cardiac fibroma identified on cardiac MRI - a case report and review of literature, Khwaja Yousuf Hasan and Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan

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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in a young patient with left ventricular spongiform cardiomyopathy: A case report and review of literature, Bilal Hussain and Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan

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Treatment options for Primary CNS Lymphoma, Abid Laghari, Syed Ijlal Ahmed, Adnan Jabbar, and Muhammad Shahzad Shamim

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Characteristics of traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients presenting to major centers in Karachi, Pakistan-A longitudinal cohort study, Minaz Mawani, Muhammad Masood Kadir, Iqbal Azam Syed, and Junaid Abdul Razzak

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Percutaneous Non-Stenting Approach for Distal Simultaneous Multivessel Acute Coronary Occlusions, Nasir Rahman and Bilal Hussain

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: Training Opportunities, the Challenges, and Future Directions, Anum Saeed, Kaustubh Dabhadkar, Salim S. Virani, Peter H. Jones, Christie M. Ballantyne, and Vijay Nambi

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A Curious Case of Intermittent Left Bundle Branch Block Associated with Cough, Hunaina Shahab, osman Faheem, Kumail Khandwala, and Aamir Hameed

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Treatment of a Rare Vascular Complication of Coronary Stenting in an Octagenarian, Hunaina Shahab, Bilal Hussain, Nasir Rahman, and Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan

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The Post Clinic Ambulatory Blood Pressure (PC-ABP) study correlates Post Clinic Blood Pressure (PCBP) with the gold standard Ambulatory Blood Pressure, Hunaina Shahab, Hamza Sohail Khan, Aysha Almas, Mayera Tufail, K. Kazmi, and Aamir Hameed

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Sleep Fainting: A Neurocardiogenic Entity, Hunaina Shahab, Ambreen A. Sonawalla, Maryam Khan, and Aman Qureshi

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Meta-Analysis comparing outcomes and need for renal replacement therapy of Transcatheter aortic valve implantation versus surgical aortic valve replacement, Waqas Javed Siddiqui, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Aslam, Abu Bakar, Muhammad Harisullah Khan, Ayesha Aslam, Muhammad Owais Hanif, Syed Farhan Hasni, Karthik Ranganna, Howard Eisen, and Sandeep Aggarwal

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Myocarditis mimicking acute coronary syndrome - the role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan and Ghurfan Adnan

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Clinical features, management and outcome of patients with constrictive pericarditis - Experience from a third world country, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan and Muhammad Umer Tariq

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Variation in Lipid-Lowering Therapy Use in Patients With Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol ≥190 mg/dL: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Data Registry-Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry, Salim S. Virani, Kevin F. Kennedy, Julia M. Akeroyd, Pamela B. Morris, Vera A. . Bittner, Frederick A. Masoudi, Neil J. Stone, Laura A. Petersen, and Christie M. Ballantyne

Submissions from 2017

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Management of undernutrition and failure to thrive in children with congenital heart disease in low- and middle-income countries, Andrew C. Argent, Rakhi Balachandran, Balu Vaidyanathan, Amina Khan, and R. Krishna Kumar

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Albuminuria and kidney function as prognostic marker of left ventricular mass among South Asians with hypertension, Liang Feng, Aamir Hameed, Imtiaz Jehan, John Allen, and Tazeen Jafar

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Association of Household Wealth Index, Educational Status, and Social Capital with Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control in South Asia., Rajeev Gupta, Manmeet Kaur, Shofiqul Islam, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem Mony, Rajesh Kumar, Vellappillil Raman Kutty, Romaina Iqbal, Omar Rahman, Mohan Deepa, Justy Antony, Krishnapillai Vijaykumar, K. Kazmi, Rita Yusuf, Indu Mohan, Raja Babu Panwar, Sumathy Rangarajan, and Salim Yusuf

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Twiddlers syndrome presenting as life threatening electrical storm, Shahrukh Hashmani and Aamir Hameed Khan

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Diastolic dysfunction in coronary artery disease, Sarwat Hashmi, H R. Ahmad, Hasanat Sharif, and Syedah Saira Bukhari

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Caught in the act - Migration of a large right atrial thrombus to pulmonary artery during transthoracic echocardiography - A case report, Bilal Hussain, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Talha Shahzad, and Sumaira Punjani

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Very Late Stent Thrombosis: Is There Any Limit, When to Stop Antiplatelet Therapy?, Muhammad Nasir Rahman, Ibrahim Gul, and Amjad Nabi

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A Multiparous Woman with Lately Diagnosed Multilevel Left Ventricular Obstruction, Nasir Rahman, Ibrahim Gul, and Amjad Nabi

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Paradoxical Thrombus 'Caught in the Act': Case Report and Review of the Literature., Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Sorcha Allen, Mohammad Sharif, and Farouk Mookadam

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Ventricular depolarisation vectors in exercise induced myocardial ischaemia, Cameruddin W. Vellani, Mohammad Yusuf, Sadia Mahmud, and Satwat Hashmi

Submissions from 2016

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Interrupted aortic arch complicated with takotsubo cardiomyopathy mimicking aortic dissection, Farhala Mari Baloch, javed majid tai, Aamir Hameed, and abdul baqi

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Biventricular thrombus in hypereosinophilic syndrome presenting with shortness of breath., abdul baqi, Shahan Waheed, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, and Aamir Hameed

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Mahaim Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy, Ibrahim Gul, Qamaruddin Roziman, and Aamir Hameed Khan

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Unusual presentation of a young man with disseminated tuberculosis and right ventricular mass, Shahrukh Hashmani, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, and Muhammad Qamar Masood

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Epidemiology and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in a developing country-a multicenter cohort study., Minaz Mawani; Muhammad Masood Kadir; Iqbal Azam Syed; Amber Mehmood; Bryan McNally; Kent Stevens,; R. Nuruddin; Mohammad Ishaq; and J. Razzak

Submissions from 2015

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Aorta-to-left atrial fistula developing after surgical removal of an atrial septal occlusion device eight years after original implantation, Kisha Beg, Larry A. Latson, Gosta Pettersson, Lee Wallace, and Athar M. Qureshi

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Dietary Almonds Increase Serum HDL Cholesterol in Coronary Artery Disease Patients in a Randomized Controlled Trial., Humaira Jamshed, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Romaina Iqbal, and Anwar Gilani

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Trans-radial approach for coronary angiography in an adult postoperative patient with tetralogy of Fallot with complex anatomy, Nasir Rahman, Ibrahim Gul, and Ashique Ali

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Sheathless transradial coronary angioplasty in an achondroplasic patient with ST elevation myocardial infarction, Nasir Rahman, Amjad Nabi, and Ibrahim Gul

Publications from 2014

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Hypertensive crisis, burden, management, and outcome at a tertiary care center in Karachi., Aysha Almas, Ayaz Ghouse, Ahmed Raz Raza Iftikhar, and Munawar Khursheed

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Ischemic strokes in Pakistan: observations from the national acute ischemic stroke database, Bhojo A. Khealani, Maria Khan, Muhammad Tariq, Abdul Malik, Alam I. Siddiqi, Safia Awan, and Mohammad Wasay

Submissions from 2013

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Conceptualization of a research study: an exemplar, Saleema Allana, Khowaja Khurshid, Tazeen S. Ali, Amir Hameed Khan, and Debra Moser

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Relationship between exercise induced dyspnea and functional capacity with doppler-derived diastolic function, Sumera Nasim, Najaf Nadeem, Aysha Zahidie, and Tabbasum Sharif

Submissions from 2012

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Safety and Efficacy of Drug-Eluting Balloons in the Treatment of Drug-Eluting In-Stent Restenosis: Experience of a Tertiary Care Hospital, Sajid H. Dhakam, Asif Jafferani, Hafeez Ahmed, Nasir Rahman, and Ambreen Gowani

Submissions from 2011

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Outcomes in ST elevation Myocardial Infarction; a comparison of a tertiary care center in Pakistan with European centers, Sadia Arshad, Sajid Dhakam, and Safia Awan

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Carotid cavernous fistula in a patient with coronary artery disease, Omer Ashraf, Syed Shahabuddin, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, and Hasanat Sharif

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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention of Left Main Pseudoaneurysm with Customized Covered Stents, Sajid Dhakam, Hafeez Ahmeed, and Asif Jafarani

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White coat hypertension is not a benign entity: a cross-sectional study at a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan, Saniya Siraj Godil, Halima Tabani, Aamir Hameed Khan, and Aysha Almas

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Effect of percutaneous mitral vavuloplasty on pregnant mother and foetus--a tertiary care hospital experience from a developing country, Syed Haider Imam, Abbas Haider Zaidi, Sana Shoukat, and Sajid H. Dhakam

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Mother and child technique combined with super selective pharmacological intervention for large intracoronary thrombus, Nasir Rahman and Sajid H. Dhakam

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Cardiac electrophysiology studies and ablations for treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias--an initial experience from Karachi, Azam Shafquat, Aamer Imdad, Salman Khalid, and Syed Zahid Jamal

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Aneurysm of sinus of valsalva, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Nageeb Basir, and Saulat H. Fatimi

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy vs acute myocardial infarction: diagnostic utility of subtle ECG differences, Asma Saba Syed and Umair Khalid

Submissions from 2010

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Pleuro pericardial cyst, Amina Adil, Shahrukh Hashmani, and Ghufran Ullah Khan

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Percutaneous coronary intervention in unprotected left main coronary artery disease, Hafeez Ahmed, Javed Majid Tai, and Sajid H. Dhakam

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QRS duration and echocardiographic evidence of left ventricular dyssynchrony in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction, Hafeez Ahmed, Javed Majid Tai, Sohail Abrar Khan, and Muniza Yousuf

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Emergency evaluation of acute chest pain, Aysha Almas, Om Parkash, Aamir Hameed, and Muhammad Islam

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A simpler approach to seal severe coronary perforation with bare metal stent, Sajid Dhakam and Nasir Rahman

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Study of cardiac autonomic function in drug-naive, newly diagnosed epilepsy patients, Peter Mativo, Javad Anjum, Cauchy Pradhan, Talakad N. Sathyaprabha, Trichur R. Raju, and Parthasarathy Satishchandra

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Vanishing Platelets Rapid and Extreme Tirofiban-Induced Thrombocytopenia after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Nasir Rahman and Fahim H. Jafary

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The utility of modified Butler-Leggett criteria for right ventricular hypertrophy in detection of clinically significant shunt ratio in ostium secundum-type atrial septal defect in adults, Adeel M. Siddiqui, Zainab Samad, Nina Hakacova, James Kinsella, Cary Ward, Michael White, Anna Lisa C. Crowley, Galen S. Wagner, and J. Kevin Harrison

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Tuberculous endocarditis: valvular and right atrial involvement, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Saulat H. Fatimi, Bushra Jamil, Sherif E. Moustafa, and Farouk Mookadam

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Rheumatic Tricuspid Valve Disease: An Evidence-Based Systematic Overview, Fateh Ali Tipoo Sultan, Sherif E. Moustafa, Jamil Talik, Tahlil Warsame, Usha Emani, Mohsen Alharthi, and Farouk Mookadam

Submissions from 2009

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Secondary prevention of heart disease - knowledge among cardiologists and Omega-3 (Omega-3) fatty acid prescribing behaviors in Karachi, Pakistan, Saqib A. Gowani, Sana Shoukat, Ather M. Taqui, Hashim M. Hanif, Wasiq F. Rawasia, Zeeshan Qadri, and Sajid H. Dhakam

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Admission creatine kinase as a prognostic marker in acute myocardial infarction, Khawar Abbas Kazmi, Saleem Perwaiz Iqbal, Ayla Bakr, and Mohammad Perwaiz Iqbal

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Comparison of non cardiac chest pain (NCCP) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients presenting to a tertiary care center, Om Parkash, Aysha Almas, Aamir Hameed, and Muhammad Islam

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Non-invasive prediction of ST elevation myocardial infarction complications by left ventricular Tei index, Nasir Rahman, Khawar Abbas Kazmi, and Muniza Yousaf