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  1. John AA, Subramanian AP, Jaganathan SK, Sethuraman B
    Indian Heart J, 2015 Nov-Dec;67(6):549-51.
    PMID: 26702684 DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2015.07.017
    To process the electrocardiogram (ECG) signals using MATLAB-based graphical user interface (GUI) and to classify the signals based on heart rate.
  2. Maheshwari S, Animasahun BA, Njokanma OF
    Indian Heart J, 2012 Jan-Feb;64(1):50-3.
    PMID: 22572426 DOI: 10.1016/S0019-4832(12)60011-X
    Factors that have led to the increasing popularity of medical travel include the high cost of healthcare, long wait times for certain procedures, the ease and affordability of international travel, and improvements in both technology and standards of care in many countries.
  3. Kaul U, Patel TM, Zambahari R, Mullasari AS, Bahl VK, Stuteville M, et al.
    Indian Heart J, 2011 Sep-Oct;63(5):402-8.
    PMID: 23550416
    Asian patients have a uniquely high risk for heart disease compared to other ethnicities. Past drug eluting stent trials have examined mainly populations of European heritage. As a significant proportion of the real world population in the SPIRIT V single arm study is Asian, the study provides insight into how this population responds to stenting with the XIENCE V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent (EES).
  4. Sim KH, Ong TK, Chin SP, Wong M
    Indian Heart J, 2007 Mar-Apr;59(2 Suppl B):B25-32.
    PMID: 19153433
  5. Balasingam M, Ebrahim J, Ariffin IA
    Indian Heart J, 2017 Mar-Apr;69(2):252-254.
    PMID: 28460775 DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2017.01.010
    Telemedicine, ie 'the delivery of healthcare and sharing of medical knowledge using telecommunication systems' has penetrated every field of medicine. As a result, tele-echocardiography, the study of the heart via telemedicine started expanding. Ironically, space became the next frontier for mankind's new innovations and technology pursuit. However, the microgravity environment of space is known to be challenging to astronauts hearts. As such, new tele-echocardiography techniques have evolved. The main aim was to research a system that can be operated by a layperson but still be able to provide high yield diagnostic information in real time to specialists on earth. This spin-off space technology is recognized to have a positive impact, especially in developing countries with vast terrain. It is now utilized in hospitals and other terrestial locations where patients in remote regions can have their hearts analysed and data relayed to specialists in bigger centres for interpretation and further management.
  6. Devasia T, Shetty PN, Kareem H, Karkala YR, Singh A
    Indian Heart J, 2018 Dec;70 Suppl 3:S353-S358.
    PMID: 30595288 DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2018.10.411
    BACKGROUND: Lifestyle modification (LSM) such as prudent diet, physical activity, avoidance of smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight may considerably decrease the risk for coronary artery disease.

    OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to develop a new LSM scoring system and investigate the correlation between adherence to LSM and incidence of major adverse cardiac events (MACEs) at 12-month follow-up.

    METHOD: A total of 1000 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) were included in this prospective single-center study. Manipal lifestyle modification score (MLSMS) was developed by using five lifestyle-related factors. Adherence to LSM at the baseline and subsequent follow-ups was determined by using MLSMS. The MACE at 1-, 6-, and 12-month follow-up were analyzed.

    RESULTS: There was a significant reduction in overall adherence to LSM (p 

  7. Loch A, Bewersdorf JP, Veeriah RS
    Indian Heart J, 2017 03 17;69(5):651-654.
    PMID: 29054192 DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2017.03.002
    The LEADERS FREE trial concluded that the polymer free drug-coated BioFreedom™ stent appeared to be both safer and more effective than bare-metal stents (BMS) with an ISR rate comparable to traditional DES without the need for prolonged DAPT. We implanted 45 BioFreedom™ stents in 34 patients over a 4-month period. 4 patients represented early (106-238 days after the implant procedure) with angina symptoms and severe ISR was detected in all patients. The rate of severe and early ISR detected in our patient population of 11.8% is comparable to that of traditional BMS. Further studies are warranted.
  8. Heidary Moghadam R, Mohammadi A, Salari N, Ahmed A, Shohaimi S, Mohammadi M
    Indian Heart J, 2024;76(1):16-21.
    PMID: 38216122 DOI: 10.1016/j.ihj.2024.01.009
    BACKGROUND: Bleeding is a common complication associated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of bleeding after PCI through a systematic review and meta-analysis.

    METHODS: The systematic review and meta-analysis covered the period from 1989 to 2023. Multiple databases, including Embase, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Sciences (WoS), MagIran, Scientific Information Database (SID), and Google Scholar, were searched using validated keywords with MeSH and Emtree. The I2 index was used to check for heterogeneity among studies.

    RESULTS: The review of 8 studies, with a sample size of 397,298 participants, showed high heterogeneity (I2: 97.8 %). Therefore, the random effects method was used to analyze the results. The prevalence of bleeding after intervention in percutaneous coronary arteries was reported to be 4.4 % (95%CI: 2-9.1).

    CONCLUSION: This meta-analysis showed a significant prevalence of bleeding after PCI, highlighting the need for health policymakers to pay more attention to the complications associated with PCI. Interventional cardiologists should consider the effective factors in these bleeding and how to treat and control them due to the importance of this complication.

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