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Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia is the official journal of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia (IACTA). The society was established in 1997. The society has had eminent editors of its official voice mouth - Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia (ACA), which have helped to improve the academic standards and visibility of the journal to national and international standards. The journal addresses different aspects of Cardiac Anaesthesia like difficult Airway and Resuscitation, Inhalational Anaesthetics, Haemodynamic monitoring, Simulation based training and teaching, Cardiac surgery, ECMO and Heart Failure, Pediatric Cardiology and Molecular Genetics etc.

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The Official publication of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia (IACTA) is into its 18th year and is a professional, peer reviewed journal. It endeavors to cover all aspects of Cardiovascular Diseases including original articles of basic research and clinical findings, editorials, reviews, interesting images in cardiovascular medicine and Transeasophageal Echocardiography, Letter to Editor, Video Commentaries and Case Reports. The journal is a quarterly published online within the first two days of January, April, July and October each year in English language.

The aim and objectives of the entire team is to publish scientific content relevant to the prevailing times of the highest standards. The ultimate aim of the journal is to provide scientific literature to the readers aimed at improving cardiac health practices amongst anesthetics, intensivists and surgeons. The journal is published also in print on its official website ( and also has a newly created blog (

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The journal is indexed with CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing's Electronic Databases, Excerpta Medica / EMBASE, Exlibris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, IndMed, Infotrieve, Journal Guide, MedInd, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, National Science Library, OpenJGate, PrimoCentral, ProQuest, PubMed, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOPUS and TdNet

Journal Ethics

Wolters Kluwer and Medknow are committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit

The journal’s full text is online at With the aim of faster and better dissemination of knowledge, we will be publishing articles ‘Ahead of Print’ immediately on acceptance. In addition, the journal would allow free access (Open Access) to its contents, which is likely to attract more readers and citations to articles published in ACA. Authors do not have to pay for submission, processing or publication of articles in ACA, articles can be submitted online from

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