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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 107

From the Editor's desk


Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Room no 9, 3rd Floor OPD, Medanta- The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon - 122 001, India

Date of Web Publication20-Oct-2016

Correspondence Address:
Ravi R Kasliwal
Chairman, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 001
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2250-3528.192676

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Kasliwal RR. From the Editor's desk. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2016;5:107

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Kasliwal RR. From the Editor's desk. J Clin Prev Cardiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2018 Dec 13];5:107. Available from: http://www.jcpconline.org/text.asp?2016/5/4/107/192676

The 21 st century may well be called the information era! From newspapers to television and from journals to search engines, there is information and more information- mostly relevant, sometimes redundant and many times pure rubbish! How does one choose the good from the bad and the ugly? Well, frankly I think there is just too much knowledge and one really has to weigh the facts and go forwards.

Having said that, the current issue of the Journal has a review article on low density lipoprotein cholesterol reduction for cardiovascular disease prevention. Here is a subject which every cardiologist would love to read about, no matter how much information is already available on this and related topics. This is a good example of the importance of a subject and its deep implications which keep it in the news all the time.

Similarly, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein assessment and value and limitations of antiplatelet treatment in the realm of cardiovascular prevention strategies and treatment of cardiovascular disease continue to be talked about and the clinicians definitely pick up clues for the benefit of their patients. These are all must reads as also the perennial issue of Yoga and its beneficial effects on the heart. As Indians, we hear about the fantastic effect of regular Yoga on the human body. This field again has been discussed regularly, right from the public arena to the press, but the insightful article in this issue will focus predominantly on its effects on prevention of cardiovascular disease. Please write your thoughts on these topics.

However, what is not discussed that often is the benefits and harms of marathon running for amateurs. Given the growing number of individuals taking to marathons and half marathons in our country, the cardiologists will increasingly find themselves bombarded with questions regarding its risks and benefits. Hopefully, many of these question will be answered in the serious and thought-provoking article in this issue. The author has done a wonderful job in addressing all the relevant aspects about marathon running for common individuals.

Pharmacovigilance is yet another topic which continues to be an important area of clinical science but is not much discussed and should be given its due. Hence, this article from the U.K.

The case report and particularly the landmark trials also make for interesting reading. All-in-all, a good issue to close 2016 with!

Happy festive season. Stay fit, healthy and safe and look forward to more definitive science in 2017!!




 

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