|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 155
Editor's Page October 2019
Ravi R Kasliwal MD, DM, FIMSA, MNAMS, FASE
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
|Date of Web Publication||6-Jan-2020|
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 October 2019. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2019;8:155
The month of October, in our part of the world, is a month of jubilation, victory of good over evil, family get together, green crackers, and a lot of bonhomie. It also signifies a change of weather and heralds the coming of winter.
Dr. Om Murti Anil and his group in an original article from Nepal, titled “Shorter fluoroscopic time obviates the need of routine heparin use in coronary angiography: A prospective study”, make two important points about fluoroscopy time during routine coronary angiography from the femoral route undoubtedly, it obviates the need for routine heparinization, but also less fluoroscopy time has less radiation hazards for both the patients and the operator.
Dr. Saurabh Mehrotra and their group from the Department of Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, in an elegant article titled “Impact of comorbidities in heart failure – Prevalence, effect on functional status, and outcome in Indian population: A single-center experience” define 17 comorbidities in patients with heart failure and emphasize that heart failure with preserved ejection fraction may have higher burden of morbidities than heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. These are important to understand to fully individualize patient-care in this important subset of patients that we clinicians routinely examine in our day-to-day practice.
From Jaipur comes an important contribution in the field of cardiac dysfunction in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection- “A study of cardiac dysfunction in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients and its correlation with CD4 count.” This original article by Dr. Vinay Tuteja, Dr. C L Nawal, and Dr. C B Meena from the Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, emphasizes the value of two-dimensional echocardiography in picking up early cardiac dysfunction in this sick subgroup of patients and treatment can be likewise tailored.
The “Self-Assessment Quiz” by Dr. Vishnu Sharma Moleyar makes interesting reading as also the observational study of dual T-waves following one QRS complex in three patients.
From the Medanta Heart Institute comes an important study: Wellysis S-PATCH versus Conventional HOLTER Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring (The PACER Trial): Preliminary Results. This pilot project provides an early comparison of Wellysis S-Patch with conventional Holter monitoring. It is worth a read.
The issue at hand is an interesting mix of topics, and I am sure you will also enjoy reading them.