International Cardiovascular Forum Journal

The International Cardiovascular Forum Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing high quality reports, studies, trials, investigations and theories covering all aspects of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health and disease.

The International Cardiovascular Forum Journal is indexed in Google Scholar, as well as in Open Archives Registry (, ISI (International Scientific Indexing,, SIS (Scientific Indexing Services,, the ROAD Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources (, by Crossref ( and by Listing in Web of Science (WOS) has been applied for.

Published by Barcaray International Publishing (Dubai, Hong Kong, London), C/0 T&F Group, The Maze Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 58531,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates (


ISSN 2409-3424 (online) 2410-2636 (Print)

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ICFJ covers a broad area of interest from molecules, 
to clinical practice to populations including: 

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congenital heart diseases
  • Cardiovascular imaging (echo, CMR, PET, CT and
    nuclear cardiology)
  • Genetic cardiac disease
  • Vascular diseases
  • Systemic disease with cardio-metabolic impact
  • Gene, Cell and regenerative therapies
  • Clinical trials
  • Epidemiology
  • Socio-economic and health services research
  • Environmental and nutritional cardiovascular disease
  • Biotechnology and devices
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Computers, IT and tele-solutions
  • and opinion pieces and controversies



Editorial Board

Svend Aakhus (Norway)
Lennart Bergfeldt (Sweden)
John Chapman (France)
Andrew Coats (UK, Australia)
Ragnar Danielsen (Iceland)
Constantinos Davos (Greece)
Frank Dini (Italy)
Xin Du (China)
Raimund Erbel (Germany)
Frank Flachskampf (Sweden)
Carmen Ginghina (Romania)
Pascal Gueret (France)
Christian Hassager (Denmark)
Charles Jazra (Lebanon)
Xu Yu Jin (UK)
Juan Carlos Kaski (UK)
Joseph Kisslo (USA)
Juhani Knuuti (Finland)
Lars H Lindholm (Sweden)
Changsheng Ma (China)


Gerald Maurer (Austria)
William McKenna (UK)
Joseph Moutiris (Cyprus)
Sergio Mondillo (Italy)
Sherif Nagueh (USA)
Ulf Näslund (Sweden)
Mitsuru Ohishi (Japan)
Basil Okeahialam (Nigeria)
Ali Oto (Turkey)
John Pepper (UK)
Eugenio Picano (Italy)
Fausto Pinto (Portugal)
Axel Schmermund (Germany)
Otto Smiseth (Norway)
Chuwa Tei (Japan)
Anders Waldenström (Sweden)
Olov Wiklund (Sweden)
Robert Xuereb (Malta)
Fuquan Yang (China)
Pepe Zamorano (Spain)

Joint Editors-in-Chief: 

Professor Michael Henein, Umea  


Professor Andrew Coats, Monash



Associate Editors

Reinadlo Bulgarelli Bestetti (Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)

Rafaelle Bugiardini (Bologna, Italy)

L. Ceri Davies (London, UK)

Jan Engvall (Linköping, Sweden)

Abdel José Fuenmayor (Merida, Venezuela)

Per Lindqvist (Stockholm, Sweden)

Paolo Emilio Puddu (Rome, Italy)

Stefan Söderberg (Umeå, Sweden)

Xander Wehrens (Houston, USA)

Reidar Winter (Stockholm, Sweden)




Notice of Retraction

This is to inform that 

Jayaraj JC, Abrahamyan L, Demirchyan A. Comparative Effectiveness of Complete Revascularization Versus Infarct Related Artery-only Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization for Multivessel Disease After ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. International Cardiovascular Forum Journal. 2016;8:19-23.  DOI: 10.17987/icfj.v8i0.256

has been retracted.  This is at the request of the second and third authors who deny ever have given permisison for this article.  The first author had submitted false email addresses for the second and third author and lied during the submission process about their approval.  

Posted: 2017-03-10 More...

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Posted: 2015-04-09
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Vol 9 (2016)

Full Issue

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Table of Contents


Muhammad Ali

Original Article

David Sladden, Kevin Schembri, Liberato Camilleri, Robert Xuereb, Joseph Galea
Nobuo Tomizawa, Yayoi Hayakawa, Shinichi Inoh, Takeshi Nojo, Satoshi Uemura, Sunao Nakamura
Ylfa Rún Sigurðardóttir, Bylgja Rún Stefánsdóttir, Thor Aspelund, Thorgeirsson Guðmundur, Linda Björk Kristinsdóttir, Vilmundur Gudnason, Karl Andersen
Laura Dragonetti, Marcelo Pietrani, Carlos Rivas, Diego Pérez de Arenaza, Eduardo Eyheremendy, Rebeca Kozzor, Ricardo García Mónaco, James Moon
Shivani Patel, Kamal Bhatt, Apurva Patel, Irappa Madabhavi, Aishwary Gupta, Hiran Zadafiya, Mayur Patil
Artan Ahmeti, Pranvera Ibrahimi, Ibadete Bytyci, Edmond Haliti, Rozafa Olloni, Shpend Elezi, Gani Bajraktari

Letters to the Editor

Jesus Peteiro, Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera
Acute Hypotension and Chest Pain as the Presentation of a Post-Myocardial Infarction Acute Pericarditis (Dressler’s Syndrome)
Alfredo De Giorgi, Matteo Guarino, Federico Moro, Dario Gozzi, Christian Molino, Ruana Tiseo, Elisa Misurati, Benedetta Boari, Claudia Parisi, Roberto Manfredini, Fabio Fabbian
Fabrizio Follis, Giuseppe Maria Raffa, Giuseppe Montalbano, Giuseppe Mamone, Marco Follis
What are the Factors that Could Contribute to the Lower Risk of Major Bleeding with Bivalirudin Compared with Unfractionated Heparin for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention?
Ahmed N Mahmoud, Anthony A Bavry, Islam Y Elgendy
Tigran Khachatryan, Howard Lan, Deepika Narasimha, Ken Jutzy, Anthony Hilliard, Danish Siddiqui, Islam Abudayyeh
Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Post-Procedural Enzyme Elevation
Roberto Muniz Ferreira, Nelson Albuquerque de Souza e Silva, Lúcia Helena Alvares Salis, Eliene Ferreira Salles
Amelia Aaronson
Eric Hugh Harley