Department of Cardiology is actively engaged
in various research projects since its inception
studies included supervising thesis work in
terms of framing research questions, study
designing, quality control measures for ensuring
data quality in various specialties as Co-Guides
research studies collaborated included hospital
based and population based studies ·
last 2 years or so Department of Cardiology
is engaged in collaborative research in the
field of basic sciences related to cardiovascular
medicine mostly in the direction of mechanistic
understanding of various cardiovascular diseases
and Guided 5 research projects for M Sc. And
M. Phil degree courses in Biotechnology of
has also involved in many National and International
multicenter collaborative research;
Multi center studies
Under Task force research Projects funded
- Jai Vigyan Mission
Mode project for community Control of
RF/RHD under Nodal Center PGI Chandigarh
project funded by ICMR( 2002007-2009)
- MACE Registry;
To study the feasibility of establishing
nationwide web based registry for ACS;
coordinated and Funded by by ICMR;(2010-2011)
- Diet and Lifestyle
Intervention for Hypertension risk reduction
through IEC activities using Anganwadi
center as the center of knowledge dissemination.
DISHA Trial being coordinated by CCDC
New Delhi and Funded by ICMR since 2012
- Department of
Cardiology was also one of the collaborating
centers of research Project; DEMAT Trial,
Detection, and management acute coronary
syndrome coordinated. by CCDC New Delhi
an Adhoc projects on;
study the feasibility and utility of high
risk and population based approach in prevention
and control of CVD utilizing primary health
care services of Mashobra Block of Shimla.
Funded by ICMR (2009-2011) Completed.
Study of Mountain Sickness, Cardiovascular
risk and CVD among natives of Spity Valley
in Greater Himalayas; Funded by DRDO Ministry
of Defense Govt. of India(2009-2011)
a Collaborating Center for UMPIRE Trial; Use
of Multi drug pill in reducing cardio vascular
event Trial. Study coordinated
by Imperial College London and
funded by European Union (2010-2012) study
a Collaborative center for Inter-CHF Registry
being coordinated and funded by PHRI McMaster
University Ontario Hamilton Canada.
Since August 2013 ongoing.
Projects being undertaken by Department of Cardiology
Being Funded by NRHM
web based HP ACS( Acute Coronary Syndrome)
Registry( Started since 2011 and continuing);
to capture information related
- Demographic and
Clinical characteristics of ACS cases
- Awareness about
symptoms of ACS
- Mode of Transportation
- Prehospital delay
- Management practices
- And in hospital
- Identify gaps in
quality of care
study the sensitivity of trained health worker
and Medical officers based screening for detection
of heart diseases among school
children in Mashobra Block in
Shimla District.( since March 2013 on going.)
of suspected Streptococcal sore throat and
Rheumatic fever) among school children using
mobile based data recording system
by school teachers.( started since
March 2013 on going)
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS FROM
THE DEPARTMENT DURING THE LAST 5 YEARS IN INDEXED
AND NON-INDEXED JOURNALS.
- Epidemiological study
of Chronic mountain sickness in the natives
of Spiti Valley; High altitude medicine and
of pulmonary hypertension among high altitude
natives of Spiti valley; accepted for publication
in Journal of High Altitude Medicine and Biology.
- Association between
Gender, Process of Care Measures, and Outcomes
in ACS in India: Results from the Detection
and Management of Coronary Heart Disease (DEMAT)
Registry PLOS ONE April 2013 | Volume 8 | Issue
4 | e62061
- Total occlusion of
abdominal aorta and the severity of angiographically
proved coronary artery disease. Singapore Med
- Effect of Fixed dose
combination strategy on adherence and CV risk
factors in patients with or at a high risk of
CVD; The UPIRE Randomized clinical trial. JAMA
tadalafil in pulmonary artery hypertension
–a prospective study . Indian Heart Journal
Vol. 59 (4): 329-335, 2007.
Study of Hypertension in Natives of Spiti
Valley in Himalayas and Impact of Hypobaric
Hypoxemia; A Cross-Sectional Study JAPI June
2012 • VOL. 60
Myocardial dysfunction in human immune deficiency
virus infection; An echocardiographic study.
Prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension
in rural communities of Himachal Pradesh.
JAPI 2010; 58:42-29.
Transcoronary Pacing; Are the modern wires
effective? Indian heart j 2009:61;160-2.
Coronary heart disease in rural population
of Himachal –A population based study. JAPI
Epidemiological trends of RF/RHD in school
children of Shimla in north India Indian J
Med Res 137, June 2013, pp 1121-1127
Case Report in Natonal Journals:
aneurysm of left ventricle presenting as non-resolving
pericardial effusion. Indian Med Assoc. 2008;106:39-40
A case of dual chamber pacemaker presenting
with cross stimulation. MJAFI 2008; 64:288-290.
A Case of venous gangrene treated successfully
with thrombolytic therapy and skin grafting.
4. Coronary artery spasm as a case of chest
pain, re-elevation of ST segment and cardiogenic
shock after PTCA. India Heart J 2009;61:188-190.
Hypothyroidism presenting as dilated cardiomyopathy.
Bhardwaj R. MJAFI 2009;65:284-286
case of left coronary to left atrial fistula
presenting as recurrent chest infections.
Indian J Cardiol 2008;34:33-34.
Acute renal failure with hyperkalemia presenting
as recurrent syncope. MJAFI 2009;65:380-382.
Bifasicular block in graves hyperthyroidism.
Paget-von schrotter syndrome; JIACM 2009:3;
Thesis Work for MD/MCH/DM degree
under taken in the supervision of Faculty of Department
- To Compare anti-ischemic
affect of Isosorbode 5- mononitrate, Metoprolol
and Diltiazem’: A Study based on serial Treadmill
Exercise Test. Thesis submitted by Dr Dalip
Gupta for Degree inMD Medicine.
- Echocardiography evaluation
of LV function in Diabetes; Thesis submitted
by Dr Sanjeev Asotra for Degree of MD Medicine
evaluation of Left Ventricular Function and
Complications in Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Submitted by Dr. Manjushree Gautam for degree
of MD Medicine.
study of Coronary Heart Disease in the General
population of Shimla Town. Thesis submitted
by Dr Anita Verma for the degree of MD In PSM
- Prevalence of Microvascular
complications in patients of type 11 Diabetes
; Hospital based study. Thesis submitted by
Dr Rajeev Merwaha for the degree of MD Medicine.
- Prevalence of Post
Operative Venous thromboembolism using Compression
Ultrasonography Following Trauma to Spine and
long bones of lower extremities; Submitted by
Dr Nitin Gupta for the degree of MS In Orthopedics.
· Role of Negative and Positive Emotional vital
sign in Essential Hypertension. Thesis submitted
by Sohan Singh for the degree of Master of Philosophy
Adolescents in Shimla; Part of MD thesis Department
of PSM submitted by Dr Anjali Mahajan.
- To compare the hemodynamic
profile and Baroreceptor sensistivity in healthy
Medical students with and without Family history
of Hypertension. Thesis submitted by Dr Shivani
Mahajan for the degree of MD in Physiology.
- To study the Hemodynamic
profile and preclinical atherosclerosis in newly
diagnosed hypertensive Patients with and without
metabolic syndrome; Hospital based study. Thesis
submitted by Dr. Amit Sharma for the degree
of MD in Medicine.
- Clinical Profile of
Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis and use of
Low Molecular Weight Heparins in the treatment
of DVT; Hospital Based study. Thesis submitted
by Dr Mohit Sharma for the degree of MD In Medicine.
- Colour Doppler Velocimetry
of central Retinal artery in Glucomatous and
normal Subjects. Thesis submitted by Dr. Harmeet
Singh Waraich for the degree of MS Opthalmology.
- Effect of Systemic
Administeration of HMG COA Reductase inhibitor
Atorvastatin on Central Retinal Artery Flow
dynamics, Intra Ocular Pressure and Visual Field
Changes in Primary Open Angle Glucoma and Normal
tension Glaucoma Patients. Thesis submitted
by Dr. Deepak Kumar Sharma for the degree of
MS Ophthalmology ·
- Prevalence of Group
A Streptococcus among School Children in Shimla
District. Thesis submitted by Dr. Smriti Chauhan
for the degree of MD Microbiology..
of Pulse Oxymetry for screening of congenital
Heart disease in Newborns; Thesis submitted
by Dr. Hemant Gupta Department of Pediatrics
To Study the Status of Periodontal diseasein
patients with Coronary Artery Disease. Thesis
submitted by Dr. Monika Joshi for the degree
of MDS in Periodontology ·
- Study of Clinical
Profile of Patients with Acute Rheumatic Fever.
Thesis submitted by Dr. Akshat Chandel for the
degree of MD Pediatrics.
study of Normatics of Mitral Valve. The thesis
submitted by Dr. Vivek Kalia for the degree
of MD Anatomy.
- Clinical Profile of
non ischemic systolic heart failure; Hospital
based study. Thesis submitted by Dr. Subhash
Chander for the degree of MD Medicine.
- Safety and efficacy
of high dose Rosuastatin on inducible myocardial
ischemia and exercise capacity in patients with
symptomatic CAD. Prospective observational study.
Thesis submitted by Dr Atal Sood for the degree
of MD in Pharmacology.
- Prevalence of glucose
dysregulation in non Diabetic Patients with
CAD: Hospital based study. Thesis submitted
by Dr. Rajendra.R. Gurnani for the degree of
MD in Medicine.
- To study the association
of Chronic Periodontitis with Metabolic Syndrome:
Case Control Study. Thesis submitted by Dr.
Naresh Kumar for the degree of MDS in Periodontology
- Prevalence of Metabolic
Syndrome and Carotid Intima Media Thickness
in Type 11 DM; Hospital Based study. Thesis
submitted by Dr. Prashant Panda for the degree
of MD Medicine. ·
- Study of Myocardial
Viability in STEMI mPatients receiving Thrombolytic
Therapy Through Delayed Contrast Enhanced Cardiac
MRI Techneque. Thesis submitted by Dr. Vikas
for the degree of MD Radiodiagnosis.
- Comparative study of
Telmisartan and Metoprolol on Endothelial function
and Arterial Stiffness in newly diagnosed Hypertensive
patients. Thesis submitted by Dr Minakshi Sumbria
for the degree of MD Pharmacology.
- To study the frequency
of metabolic Syndrome and Carotid wall intimal
medial thickness in patients of COPD its correlation
with severity of COPD. Thesis submitted by Dr.
Sandeep Chindhi for the degree of MD Medicine.
of High Sensitivity C RP and Blood Pressure
and its risk determinant. Thesis submitted by
Somesh Banerjee for the degree of Master of
Science in Biotechnology.
- Study of Left Ventricular
Mass and its Determinants on Echocardiography.
Thesis submitted by Dr. Namrata Guleri for the
Degree of MD Anatomy.
Study of Myocardial Strain and Systolic Dyssynchrony
Index in Hypertensive’s with normal Systolic
Function: Prospective Echocardiography based
Case Control Study. Thesis submitted by Dr.
Tulika Madaik for the degree of MD Physiology.
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