|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 1
Editor's Page January 2018
Ravi R Kasliwal
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
|Date of Web Publication||11-Jan-2018|
Dr. Ravi R Kasliwal
Chairman, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 001
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kasliwal RR. Editor's Page January 2018. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2018;7:1
As the airplane carrying my wife and I takes off from New Delhi's Terminal one to Kolkata for me to participate in the 69th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India – an annual event for most cardiologists in this region, my own thoughts take me to the Editor's page for the January 2018 issue of the journal. It is time for reflection and it is time to shift gears. The Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology has been around since January of 2012 and this year heralds a new approach: new writers and definitely new thoughts.
I hear the Captain's voice (a lady captain at that) announcing “please fasten seat belts, sit back and enjoy the flight” and I am already getting my thoughts together. In a while, as the plane is cruising at an altitude of 35,000 feet above the mean sea level and the seat belt sign is off, I am ready to pen my thoughts.
During 2017, JCPC had some remarkable scientific contributions, ranging from ‘The San Francisco Syncope rule’ to cardio-oncology, from heart failure to exercise for cardiovascular disease prevention and from cardiopulmonary resuscitation to marathon running for amateurs, to name a few.
2018 opens with a poem! This poem nicely emphasizes the importance of prevention of cardiovascular disease and also the fact that there is no societal applause for the same!
The article on penicillin prophylaxes for rheumatic heart disease again emphasizes the poor adherence to a preventive regimen and the reasons are emphasized. In an era where coronary artery disease and its every nuance is spoken and debated, we should not forget this very important aspect of cardiology which creates havoc to thousands of families across South–Asia.
The original article on ranolazine is timely. A lot is being written today about medical therapy for chronic stable angina and this contribution adds another valuable piece of evidence as it shows increase in left ventricular ejection fraction with the use of this agent.
The article on essential hypertension re-emphasizes the close correlation between microalbuminurea and left ventricular hypertrophy and carotid intima medical thickness. It is a good read and should be implemented in our day to day practice.
The interesting case reports and trials make the rest of this interesting first issue of 2018.
I would like to invite our readers to attend our Annual Conference “Medanta Echo n Cardiology Today and Tomorrow in April 14-15,2018, Theme 2018 – Cardiology in India: The Heart of the Matter” for being a part of the continuing journey of the best in cardiology and imaging.
As the plane lands at the Netaji Subhas C Bose International Airport in Kolkata my job is done, and I wish my readers happy, safe, scientific 2018!