For 50 years, The Texas Heart Institute Journal has been published by The Texas Heart Institute as part of its medical education program. Our continuously published, peer-reviewed journal enjoys a global audience of physicians, scientists, and healthcare professionals who are contributing to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Beginning in 2023, the official name is The Texas Heart Institute Journal.

Historically, The Journal was printed under the name of Cardiovascular Diseases from 1974 through 1981 (ISSN 0093-3546). The name was changed to Texas Heart Institute Journal in 1982 and was printed through 2013 (ISSN 0730-2347). In 2014, The Journal moved to online-only publication. The Journal is indexed by Index Medicus/MEDLINE and by other indexing and abstracting services worldwide. Our full archive is available at PubMed Central.

As of July 15, 2023, The Texas Heart Institute Journal is a fully Open Access publication that enables authors to retain copyright under an appropriate Creative Commons license (CC BY or CC BY-NC). This collection showcases a small selection of the journal archive from 2009- current.

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Submissions from 2024

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Acute Mitral Valve Regurgitation Caused by Left Ventricular Pacing Wire During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Byeng-Ju Son, Ung Kim, Jong-Ho Nam, Kang-Un Choi, Jong-Il Park, and Jang-Won Son

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Cannula Placement for Cerebral Protection Without Circulatory Arrest in Patients Undergoing Hemiarch Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Joseph C Sweeney, Jaimin R Trivedi, Toyokazu Endo, Akhila Ankem, Siddharth V Pahwa, Mark S Slaughter, and Brian L Ganzel

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Cardiometabolic Health: Actionable Prevention Strategies and New Care Models, Omar Leonards and David Aguilar

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Comparison of Perioperative and Postoperative Outcomes Among 3 Left Atrial Incisions: Conventional Direct, Transseptal, and Superior Septal Left Atriotomy, Estelle Démoulin, Dionysios Adamopoulos, Tornike Sologashvili, Mathieu van Steenberghe, Jalal Jolou, Haran Burri, Christoph Huber, and Mustafa Cikirikcioglu

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in a Patient With Multivessel Disease and Dextrocardia With Situs Inversus Totalis, Rohit Shahani, Adham Ahmed, Frank M Rosell, and Alexander Iribarne

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Does Serum Uric Acid to Creatinine Ratio Predict Mortality Risk in Patients With Heart Failure, Xiaoqing Xi, Jinfeng Cai, Chen Zhang, and Xuefei Wang

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Dronedarone for the Treatment of Atrial Arrhythmias in Adults With Congenital Heart Disease, Mahdi S Agha, Peter R Ermis, Wayne J Franklin, Dhaval R Parekh, Angeline D Opina, Jeffrey J Kim, Christina Y Miyake, Santiago O Valdes, and Wilson W Lam

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Heart Transplantation in a Patient With Rheumatic Heart Disease and Severe Left Atrial Calcification, Kyungsub Song, Seonhwa Lee, and Yun Seok Kim

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Insights From the Histopathologic Analysis of Acquired and Genetic Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections., L Maximilian Buja, Bihong Zhao, Humaira Sadaf, Michelle McDonald, Ana M Segura, Li Li, Alana Cecchi, Siddharth K Prakash, Rana O Afifi, Charles C Miller, Anthony L Estrera, and Dianna M Milewicz

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Mitral Valve Regurgitation in Klippel-Feil Syndrome With Related Thoracic Deformity, Yuki Endo, Yoshiei Shimamura, and Hiroshi Niinami

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Resolution of Severe Portopulmonary Hypertension With Inhaled Treprostinil and Liver Transplantation, Alex J Chang and Choon Hwa Goh

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Successful Percutaneous Thoracic Duct Embolization for Chylothorax After Total Arch Replacement, Fumihiro Kitashima, Naohiro Shimada, Yojiro Machii, and Masashi Tanaka

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Surgical Outcome of Postinfarction Left Ventricular Free Wall Rupture, Chan-Young Na

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What Is the Additive Value of Nutritional Deficiency to Va-Fi in the Risk Assessment For Heart Failure Patients?, Seulgi Erica Kim, Mehrnaz Azarian, Aanand D Naik, Catherine Park, Molly J Horstman, Salim S Virani, Orna Intrator, Christopher I Amos, Ariela Orkaby, and Javad Razjouyan

Submissions from 2023

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A Case of Biventricular Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiographic Diagnosis, Michiyo Yamano, Takeshi Nakamura, Tetsuhiro Yamano, and Satoaki Matoba

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Advanced Perioperative Echocardiography in Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Weaning Trial-Off, José L Díaz-Gómez and Alec A Hendon

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Atrioventricular Nodal Ablation Is Not an Effective Treatment Strategy in Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia, S Yukiko Asaki, David Kessler, Aarushi Nayak, Jeffrey J Kim, and Christina Y Miyake

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Can Breaking Heroin Addiction Lead to a Broken Heart? A Case of Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in a Patient With Heroin Withdrawal, Hunter Launer, Daniel Nelson, Alarica Dietzen, and Atul Singla

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Cardiac Fibroma Presenting With Left Bundle Branch Block in an Adult With Gorlin Syndrome, Kumar Jatti, Ramya Dhandapani, Vishal Sharma, and Balazs Ruzsics

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Cardiac Surgery for Treatment of COVID-19-Associated Infectious Endocarditis, Ali Taghizadeh-Waghefi, Asen Petrov, Manuel Wilbring, Konstantin Alexiou, Utz Kappert, Klaus Matschke, and Sems-Malte Tugtekin

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Cardioprotective Effects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors and Their Possible Association With Normalization of the Circadian Index of Heart Rhythm, Nazile Bilgin Dogan, Hamiyet Yilmaz Yasar, and Baris Kilicaslan

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Clinical Impact of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch After Aortic Valve Replacement With a Mechanical or Biological Prosthesis, Milos Matkovic, Nemanja Aleksic, Ilija Bilbija, Ana Antic, Jelena Milin Lazovic, Marko Cubrilo, Aleksandar Milojevic, Igor Zivkovic, and Svetozar Putnik

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Closed Mitral Valvotomy: Celebrating 100 Years of Surgical History, Uberto Bortolotti, Igor Vendramin, Aldo Domenico Milano, and Ugolino Livi

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Coronary Ostial Acquired Occlusion or Congenital Atresia: An Ongoing Discussion, Divyansh Sharma and Abhisheik Prashar

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Coronary Stent Off-Wire Dislodgement: Case Report of a Rare Complication, Meng-Ying Lu and Kuang-Te Wang