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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43

From the Editor's desk


Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology

Date of Web Publication31-Mar-2017

Correspondence Address:
Ravi R Kasliwal
Chairman, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 001

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DOI: 10.4103/2250-3528.203525

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Kasliwal RR. From the Editor's desk. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2017;6:43

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Kasliwal RR. From the Editor's desk. J Clin Prev Cardiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2017 Jun 25];6:43. Available from: http://www.jcpconline.org/text.asp?2017/6/2/43/203525



The month of April signifies change.. there is a change in the weather, change in the color of flowers and a welcome change from heavy clothing to a lighter attire! There are also winds of change, not only in our country but the rest of the world as well.

The April issue of JCPC also demonstrates the same from the clinical cardiologist's perspective.- from biomarkers to saturated fats and from cardiac effects of cancer chemotherapy to heart failure, there is a lot of content from respected and known faculty.

One of the emerging fields in Medicine today is that of Cardio-oncology in which clinicians from both the specialties work together to help patients with cancers on chemotherapy or radiation avoid developing cardiac dysfunction. This is a new field and will require our attention more and more. The key here is early detection of left ventricular dysfunction, because subsequent heart failure is amongst the leading causes of mortality in cancer patients who have survived their cancers.

Heart failure deserves attention in every cardiology journal not only because of the enormity and worldwide distribution of cases but also because of the shear misery it inflects on the patients and their relatives due to repeated hospitalizations and the cost of the treatment.

Biomarkers too continue to evolve. Understandably, it is one of the more important fields and when fully evolved, will revolutionize quick and early diagnosis of serious cardiac ailments. An original article in this issue explores prognostic value of inflammatory biomarkers in Indian patients admitted with acute coronary syndrome.

Prevention of cardiovascular disease remains one of the most important public health goals for all of us and is also the focal point for our journal. The present issue has four articles on different aspects of cardiovascular disease prevention. Dietary fat consumption and exercise are two fields wherein Indians could do a lot better. A good understanding about saturated fats and the right form of exercise will be helpful in day-to-day clinical work. The two insightful reviews- - one on saturated fats and the other on exercise in the prevention of coronary artery disease- - just provide the pertinent information. The landmark trials review summarizes some of the most important recent trials that provide new insights in to lipid lowering and cardiovascular risk assessment.

The editorial team and I really hope you like what was exciting for us to put together.

Happy Reading!

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”- - Albert Einstein






 

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