Scientific publications on clinical achievements
and education

Scientific publications

The Bulgarian Cardiac Institute publishes monographs, textbooks and handbooks for the education of students, post-graduates, PhD students and practicing medical professionals on cardiology, cardiac surgery, pharmacology, public health,  health care management, pharma policy, health care technology evaluation and more.

2022

M. Hristov, D. Yakova-Hristova, V. Hristov, M. Tsekova. Surgical treatment of infective endocarditis of mitral valve – clinical case, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 3-10, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

N. Petrov, I. Simova, P. Pavlov. Left side implantation of dual chamber pacemaker with atrial lead placed in right atrial appendage and right ventricle lead positioned using the “loop and drop-down” technique in patient with persistent left superior vena cava, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 11-21, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

D. Popova, N. Docheva, S. Boshnakov, D. Vasilkov, I. Simova, T. Vekov. Methamphetamine and cardiac disease, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 22-35, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

N. Bonchev, A. Georgiev, Y. Krasnaliev, P. Pavlov, O. Matkov. Off-pump hybrid debranching and TEVAR of the aortic arch: case report, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 36-44, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

S. Veselinov, A. Antimova, P. Bozhinov, I. Dimitrov. Clinical case Stiff Person Syndrome, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 45-53, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

I. Kostadinova, T. Samardjiev, O. Matkov. Case report. Endovascular and open-surgery treatment of iatrogenic A-V fistula, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 54-61, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

M. Stoynev. Acute thromboembolic occlusion of the renal artery in atrial fibrillation, treated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and local fibrinolysis, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 62-73, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

G. Voynov, I. Ivanov, V. Genov. Endangered by amputation limb in acute thrombosis as a complication of severe form of COVID-19, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 74-79, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

N. Chilingirova, M. Tzakova, D. Damyanov. The era of precision medicine: a clinical case for ALK+ non small cell lung cancer and review of therapeutic options, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 80-91, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

M. Tsvetkova, I. Ivanov, M. Gencheva. “When you hear hoofs, think horse, not zebra” or how the fear of COVID-19 makes the diferential diagnosis of well-known diseases, Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, 2022, 5(1), 92-99, ISSN 2738–702Х, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48242/.v5i1

Robert J. Fox , Heinz Wiendl, Christian Wolf, Nicola De Stefano, Johann Sellner, Viktoriia Gryb, Konrad Rejdak, Plamen Stoyanov Bozhinov, Nataliya Tomakh, Iryna Skrypchenko & Andreas R. Muehler, A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial evaluating the selective dihydroorotate dehydrogenase inhibitor vidofludimus calcium in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 2022. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/acn3.51574

Yakova-Hristova D, Simova I, Pavlov P, Hristov M, Kundurzhiev T, et al. Pulmonary Thromboembolism in Patients After COVID-19: Predictive Indicators for Correct Diagnosis. Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2021;16(5):e118892. doi: 10.5812/archcid.118892 https://brief.land/archcid/articles/118892.html  CiteScore 2020: 1.5

Dilaveris PE., Antoniou CK, Caiani EG, Casado-Arroyo R., Climent AM., Cluitmans M., Cowie MR., Doehner W., Guerra F., Jensen MT., Kalarus Z., Locati ET., Platonov P., Simova I., Schnabe R., Schuuring M., Tsivgoulis G., Lumens J. ESC Working Group on e-Cardiology Position Paper: accuracy and reliability of electrocardiogram monitoring in the detection of atrial fibrillation in cryptogenic stroke patients: In collaboration with the Council on Stroke, the European Heart Rhythm Association, and the Digital Health Committee, European Heart Journal – Digital Health, 2022;, ztac026, https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjdh/ztac026

Merli E., Ciampi Q., Scali MC., Zagatina A., Merlo PM., Arbucci R., Daros CB.,de Castro e Silva Pretto JL., Amor M., Salamè MF., Mosto H., Morrone D., D’Andrea A., Reisenhofer B., Rodriguez-Zanella H., Wierzbowska-Drabik K., Kasprzak JD., Agoston G., Varga A., Lowenstein J., Dodi C., Cortigiani L., Simova I., Samardjieva M., Citro R., Celutkiene J., Re F., Monte I., Gligorova S., Antonini-Canterin F., Pepi M., Carpeggiani C., Pellikka PA., Picano E. on behalf of Stress Echo 2020 and 2030 study group of the Italian Society of Echocardiography and Cardiovascular Imaging (SIECVI). Pulmonary Congestion during Exercise Stress Echocardiography in Ischemic, Heart Failure, and Valvular Patients. Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging 2022; 15 (5) Originally published 17 May 2022 https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.121.013558     Impact factor (2021): 7.792

Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Maciej Haberka, Jesus Peteiro, Federica Re, Maria Grazia D’Alfonso, Fabio Mori, Eszter D. Palinkas, Gergely Agoston, Albert Varga, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Milorad Tesic, Angela Zagatina, Hugo Rodriguez-Zanella, Iana Simova, Elisa Merli, Doralisa Morrone, Antonello D’Andrea, Ana C. Camarozano, Barbara Reisenhofer, Costantina Prota, Rodolfo Citro, Jelena Celutkiene, Alla Boshchenko, Quirino Ciampi, Eugenio Picano, Left atrial volume changes during exercise stress echocardiography in heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Hellenic Journal of Cardiology, 2022, ISSN 1109-9666, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hjc.2022.01.003

2021

Simova I., Hristova D., Tzanovska H., Nikolov D., Iakova D., Ivanova A., Pintova MM., Pavlov P., Matkov O., Samardjiev T., Kornovski V., Krasnaliev J., Kundurzhiev T., Dimitrov N., Vekov T. Capter: Post COVID-19 Conditions and the Cardiovascular System http://mts.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/post-covid-19-conditions-and-the-cardiovascular-system In book: “Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Intech Open 978-1-83968-217-9  http://www.intechopen.com/books/fighting-the-covid-19-pandemic Published: December 8th 2021; ISBN: 978-1-83968-217-9; Print ISBN: 978-1-83968-216-2; eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83968-246-9; Copyright year: 2021

Abernethy malformation type II in a 70-year-old patient with angina pectoris. Gandileva V., Makaveeva P., Tabakova D., Valerieva T., Simova I., Petkov P., Niagolova S., Hristov V., Poposki S., Dimitrov N., Vekov T. Acta Medica Bulgarica, Vol. XLVIII, 2021 (4):23-27; 10.2478/AMB-2021-0044 https://sciendo.com/pdf/10.2478/amb-2021-0044

Magnus T. Jensen, RoderickW. Treskes, Enrico G. Caiani, Ruben Casado-Arroyo, Martin R. Cowie, Polychronis Dilaveris, David Duncker, Marco Di Rienzo, Ines Frederix, Natasja De Groot, Philippe H. Kolh, Hareld Kemps, Mamas Mamas, Paul McGreavy, Lis Neubeck, Gianfranco Parati, Pyotr G. Platonov, Arno Schmidt-Trucksäss, Mark J. Schuuring, Iana Simova, Emma Svennberg, Axel Verstrael, and Joost Lumens, ESC working group on e-cardiology position paper: use of commercially available wearable technology for heart rate and activity tracking in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention 2021 European Heart Journal – Digital Health (2021) 2, 49–59, doi:10.1093/ehjdh/ztab011. https://academic.oup.com/ehjdh/article/2/1/49/6130819

Plamen Bozhinov, Iana Simova, Ivan Ivanov, Tatyana Donchev, Denis Nikolov, et al., Post-Covid-19 Vaccination Thromboembolic Stroke. Am J Biomed Sci & Res. 2021 – 13(2). AJBSR.MS.ID.001859. DOI:10.34297/AJBSR.2021.13.001859. https://biomedgrid.com/pdf/AJBSR.MS.ID.001859.pdf

Симова Я., Николов Д., Димитров Н., Корновски В., Томова В., Павлов П., Красналиев Й., Веков Т. Антиисхемична терапия при пациенти с COVID-19 и остър коронарен синдром. Сърдечно-съдови заболявания 2021; 52 (1):3-7 http://cml.mu-sofia.bg/CML/ssz/page143.html

Hristova D., Simova I., Kornovski V., Dimitrov N., Vekov T, Effects of Combination Antihypertensive Therapy Candesartan and Amlodipine on Blood Pressure and Diastolic Function Parameters – Rationale and Design of a Clinical Study. Am J Biomed Sci & Res. 2021 – 12(2). AJBSR.MS.ID.001733. DOI: 10.34297/AJBSR.2021.12.001733 https://biomedgrid.com/pdf/AJBSR.MS.ID.001733.pdf Impact factor 0.823

2020

Simova I., Vekov T., Krasnaliev J., Kornovski V., Bozhinov P. Hydroxychloroquine for prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19 in health care workers. New Microbes and New Infections. 2020; 38:100813  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nmni.2020.100813 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2052297520301657