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Journal of the Saudi Heart Association is an English language, peer-reviewed scholarly publication in the area of cardiovascular disease. Journal of the Saudi Heart Association publishes original articles, reviews articles, case reports, editorial and letters.

Journal of the Saudi Heart Association is the official journal of the Saudi Heart Association.

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SPECIAL ISSUE: Impact of COVID-19 on Cardiac Services in Saudi Arabia

Current Issue: Volume 33, Issue 4 (2021)

Original Articles

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Isolated reoperative tricuspid valve surgery: Outcomes and risk assessment
Tahir I. Mohamed, Omar J. Baqal, Abdulaziz A. Binzaid, Hussam T. AlHennawi, Abdulrahman R. Barakeh, Omar M. Mrayati, and Aly M. Alsanei

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Speckle tracking echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular function by myocardial strain before and after aortic valve replacement
Gajinder Pal Singh Kaler, Rakesh Mahla, Himanshu Mahla, Sarita Choudhary, Gurdarshan Singh, Raghuveer Prasad Patel, and Navjot Kaur Kaler

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Accuracy of routine 2D echocardiography to estimate PDA type and dimension and predict device selection for successful PDA occlusion
Mohammed Omar Galal, Zaheer Ahmed, Arif Hussain, Masroor Sharfi, Yahia El Mahdi, Fayzah El Khattab, Amjad Alkouatli, and Riad Abou Zahr

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Zwolle Risk Score for Safety Assessment of Same-Day Discharge after Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Jehangir Ali Shah, Bashir Ahmed Solangi, Mahesh Kumar Batra, Kamran Ahmed Khan, Ghazanfar Ali Shah, Gulzar Ali, Mehwish Zehra, Muhammad Hassan, Muhammad Zubair, and Musa Karim

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Angioplasty of anomalous coronaries arising from the opposite sinus with an inter-arterial course, is it safe?
Rania Hammami, Imtinene Ben Mrad, Amine Bahloul, Salma Charfeddine, Rym Gribaa, Houssem Thabet, Emna Allouche, Aymen Ben Abdessalem, Majed Hassine, Leila Abid, Samir Kammoun, and Hassen Ibn Hadj Amor

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Study of safety and efficacy of novel Sirolimus-Eluting Stent incorporating properties of Drug Coating Balloon among real world patients focusing among younger population ( under 35 years)
Santosh Kumar Sinha, Umeshwar Pandey, Mahmodullah Razi, Awadesh K. Sharma, Puneet Aggarwal, Mohit Sachan, Praveen Shukla, and Ramesh Thakur

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Stent or Shunt, what could be better for children with duct dependent pulmonary circulation?
Ghassan A. Shaath, Abdulraouf MZ Jijeh, Mohammed Fararjeh, Fahad Alhabshan, Mansour B. Almutairi, Ahmed Alomrani, and Omar Tamimi

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Diagnostic Accuracy of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography for Detection of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Orthotopic Heart Transplant Patients
Mohammed Mahmoodurrahman, Josef Marek, Talal Al Otaibi, Vera Maria Cury Salemi, Najmeddine Echahidi, Jehad Al Buraiki, Bahaa M. Fadel, and Dania Mohty

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Complications after surgical repair of congenital heart disease in infants. An experience from tertiary care center
Farrukh Javed, Nabil Abdulrahman Aleysae, Abdulmajid Yahya Al-Mahbosh, Amal Ali Zubani, Ali Mohammed Atash, Hanan Bin Salem, Mohamed Abdallah, Omaima Alkhatib, Ashraf Abu-Adas, Maymoona Abdelmouz Hrays, Nawal Ali Alqarni, Alla Felemban, Saad Abdullah Alsaedi, and Ahmed Abdullah Jamjoom

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Predictors of 6-month Mortality in Patients with Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Study in Pakistani Population
Dileep Kumar, Tahir Saghir, Rajesh Kumar, Jawaid Akbar Sial, Kamran Ahmed Khan, Jehangir Ali Shah, Musa Karim, Abdul Mueed, Reeta Bai, Hitesh Kumar, Sajjad Ali, and Rekha Kumari

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Iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit: Incidence, risk factors and outcome
Eiad Habib, Abdul Hakim Almakadma, Mohieddin Albarazi, Somiya Jaimon, Rayd Almehizia, Abdullah Al Wadai, and Raja Abouelella

Review Article

Case Reports

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A vanishing cardiac mass
Moayad M. Alqurashi, Ahmed Alsaileek, Thamer H. Alenazi, Basel M. Alhaijani, and Ahmed Aljizeeri

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Multiple migrated superior vena cava stents with cardiac injury - A stepwise open cardiotomy strategy to mitigate potential fatality
Fayaz Mohammed Khazi, Samer Badr Eddin Alhashimi, Motaz Yousef Majthoob, Ayman Saleh, Ayman Al-Sibaie, and Obaid Aljassim

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The First Pediatric heart transplantation in Saudi Arabia bridged by Berlin Heart (EXCOR) Ventricular Assist Device
Abdullah A. Alghamdi MD, MSc, FRCSC; Hatem Elmontaser MD; Ahmed A. Arifi MD; Joao Dantas MSN; and Muayed A. Al-Zaibag MD

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Radiolucent mechanical valve: chest radiography conundrum
Mohamad S. Alabdaljabar, Genya Turgul, Adelaide M. Arruda-Olson, and Jeffrey B. Geske

Letter to the Editor