Year : 2019 | Volume
: 8 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
Editor's page january 2019
Ravi R Kasliwal
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Ravi R Kasliwal
Chairman, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 001
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As I sit in the warmth of my study with the first rays of sun peeping in, a lot of thoughts cross my mind; however, above all, I feel and hope that the authors who did great work in writing and sending their scientific work to JCPC, the reviewers who promptly reviewed the content, and team Medknow who published the content assiduously were liked by you the reader. We hope to better ourselves as a team in 2019 with even better content. You can always write in your suggestions – they are more than welcome!
In my department – Clinical and Preventive Cardiology – there is hectic clinical activity as always, but also increasingly, the work is extending beyond the usual hours because of our upcoming meeting “Medanta Echo n Cardiology: Today and Tomorrow – Season VIII” scheduled for April 13, 2019. The theme of this year is “Frontiers in Cardiovascular Sciences: Triumphs and Challenges.” You are welcome to attend this meeting, interact with nationally revered and internationally known faculty, and just soak yourself in the science that will be presented (please log on to www.echoncardiology.com for registration and other details).
Coming back to this issue of JCPC, the original communication by Sunita Dinkar Kumbhalkar et al. titled “Clinical and Angiographic Profile of Young Patients with Ischemic Heart Disease: A Central India Study” sends a strong message to young South Asians and Indians once again that “screening for risk factors should start at an earlier age.”
Another original study by Rahul S Patil et al. “Distribution of Conventional Lipids in Indians with Premature Coronary Artery Disease: A Substudy of Premature Coronary Artery Disease Registry” clearly reiterates the same but also emphasizes to look beyond low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Continuing on the same theme, the original study by Carol Susan Devamani et al. titled “Levels of Physical Inactivity in Rural and Urban Tamil Nadu, India: A Cross-Sectional Study” clearly demonstrates that physical inactivity is an important risk factor in Tamil Nadu and has a high prevalence. “Targeted interventions are needed to reduce insufficient physical activity, especially for women and urban populations.” The authors send a clear message indeed, applicable to all of India!
”Cardiometabolic Risks in India” – Prof. Gundu Rao in his characteristic and inimitable scientific discourse has clearly brought all stakeholders under one roof and given a full perspective of the cardiometabolic risks that exist in India and South Asia. He emphatically says, and I quote, “I would like to emphasize the need for a national platform, to address all issues related to this very important public health problem and to coordinate the prevention strategies” unquote.
”Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia with Valvulopathy” – this nicely written case report by Ashokan Nambiar et al. with good illustrations is almost a mini-review on homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia and is a good read, particularly if you want to understand the basic genetic factors.
The landmark trials are truly well chosen.
So as I wish you a healthy, safe, and scientifically stimulating 2019, I also send good wishes to you, your department, your colleagues, and above all people who stand behind you – the family members!