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Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

Editor-in-Chief: O.P. Yadava

ISSN: 0970-9134 (print version)
ISSN: 0973-7723 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12055

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O.P. Yadava
CEO & Chief Cardiac Surgeon
National Heart Institute
New Delhi, India

Associate Editors
V.K. Sinha, Senior Consultant CTVS ,Holy Family Hospital and National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
Vikas Ahlawat, Sr Consultant CTVS, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India

Section Editors

Vivek Jawali, Chairman, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore, India
L.R. Sajja, Senior Consultant, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon, Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Research, Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Star Hospitals, Hyderabad, India

Valvular Heart Disease
J. Khandeparkar, Prof.& Head - CTVS, U N Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research  Centre, Ahmedabad, India
P. Chandrashekhar, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore,Tamilnadu, India

Congenital Heart Surgery
Suresh Rao, Director, Children's Heart Centre and Consultant, Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon,  Kokilaben Hospital, Mumbai, India
Sachin Talwar, Professor, Dept. of CTVS, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

V.V. Bashi, Dept. of CTVS,  MIOT Hospital, Chennai, India
Shiv Choudhary, Dept. of CTVS, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Prasanna Simha, Professor – CTVS, SJIC, Bangalore, India

Heart Transplant; ECMO; VAD
K.R. Balakrishnan, Head – Dept. of Mechanical Ventricular Assist & Heart Transplantation, Fortis Hospital, Malar, Chennai, India
A.G.K. Gokhale, Heart & Lung Transplant and Minimal Access Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Sathyaki Purushotham Nambala, Senior Consultant and Chief, Cardio thoracic Surgery, Apollo Hospital, Bangalore, India
Anvay Mulay, Head - Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Hospital Mulund West, Mumbai, India

Vasc, Endovascular & PVD
George Joseph, Professor, Dept of Cardiology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Abha Chandra, Dept. of CTVS, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Thoracic Surgery
Rajashekara Reddy, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Sagar Hospital, Jayanagara, Bangalore, India
S.V. Srikrishna, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, India

Extra-corporeal & Intensive Care
S. Muralidharan, Senior Consultant, G.K.N.M. Hospital, COimbatore, India
Anil Tendolkar, Professor, CTVS, Holy Family Hospital, Mumbai, India

H.S. Bedi, Chairman, Cardiac Sciences, Ludhiana Mediways Hospital, Ludhiana, India
Ajeet Bana, Chairman Cardiac Sciences, Eternal Hospital, Jaipur, India

Young Surgeon Forum
George Jose Valooran, Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi, India
Manish Kumar Hinduja, Assistant Professor, U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, India
Varun Shetty, Senior Surgical Resident, Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, India

Editorial Board
Anand Sancheti,  President
Rajan Sethuratnam, Secretary
Yugal Kishore Mishra, Senior Vice President
Shiv  Kumar Nair,  Junior Vice  President
O.P.Yadava, Editor-in-Chief

Former Editors
Solomon Victor 1982-90
Amit Banerjee  1992-96
Jayant Karbhase 1997-99
A. Sampath Kumar 2000-2011
K.S. Iyer 2011-2016

International Advisory Board
David Andrews, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Princesses Margaret Hospital, Perth, Australia
Manuel J Antunes, Professor & Head, Dept. of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal
Mohamad Bashir, University of Lowa Hospital & Clinics, Lowa City, USA
Johannes Bonatti, Chief, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
Taggart David, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Nuffield Dept. of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Venkat Machiraju, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Paul Sergeant, Professor, Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium
G.D.Angelini, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Douglas Mathisen, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Glen Van Arsdell, Head – Cardiovascular Surgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Randall K. Wolf, Surgical Director of Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Center of Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Texas
V N Bapat, Professor of Cardiac Surgery,Kings College London, United Kingdom
Lorenzo A. Menicanti, Dept of Cardiac SurgeryProfessor of Cardiac Surgery,Kings College London, Hon. Consultant Guys and St. Thomas' hospital, London
Sai Yendamuri, Professor and Chair of Thoracic Surgery, Director, Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratory, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Zhe Zheng, Cardiovascular Surgeon, Director,Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Fu Wai hospital, National Heart Center, Beijing, China
Taweesak Chotivatanapong, Dept of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Chest Disease Institute, Nonthaburi, Thailand
Jan Vojacek, Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Sokolska, Czech Republic
Tirone E. David, Dept  of Cardiac Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Canada
Theodoros Kofidis, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Chairman, Initiative for Research and Innovation in Surgery (IRIS), Dept. of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery
National University Hospital / National University of Singapore

Editorial Assistant
Sanju Guleria

IACTS Executive Committee (Office Bearers 2016-17)
Anand Sancheti,  President
Rajan Sethuratnam, Secretary
Yugal Kishore Mishra, Senior Vice President
Shiv Kumar Nair,  Junior Vice  President
O.P.Yadava, Editor-in-Chief
Suresh G Rao, Senior Past President
Jayakumar Karunakaran, Junior Past President
Dhaval Naik, Member
Shailesh Jain, Member
C.S. Hiremath, Member
Gauranga Majumdar, Member
P. Chandrasekar, Member
Manoj Durairaj, Member




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    The primary aim of the Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery is education. The journal aims to dissipate current clinical practices and developments in the area of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. This includes information on cardiovascular epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, clinical manifestation etc. The journal accepts manuscripts from cardiovascular anaesthesia, cardiothoracic and vascular nursing and technology development and new/innovative products.

    The journal is the official publication of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons which has a membership of over 1000 at present.


    The journal is the official organ of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons. It was started in 1982 by Dr. Solomon Victor and ws being published twice a year up to 1996. From 2000 the editorial office moved to Delhi. From 2001 the journal was extended to quarterly and subsequently four issues annually have been printed out at time and regularly without fail. The journal receives manuscripts from members and non-members and cardiovascular surgeons. The manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two or sometimes three or four reviewers who are on the panel. The manuscript process is now completely online. Funding the journal comes partially from the organization and from revenue generated by subscription and advertisement.

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