|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 85
Editor's Page JCPC July 2018
Ravi R Kasliwal MD, DM, FIMSA, MNAMS, FASE
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
|Date of Web Publication||10-Jul-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 JCPC July 2018. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2018;7:85
As I sit comfortably in my study, writing the Editor's page for the July issue, my thoughts go to the plight of the people who are working under these harrowing conditions with continuous heat wave and dusty winds. Also, I am reminded of the fact that how many of us reduce diuretic therapy for the patients of chronic heart failure, little realizing the insensible loss of sodium under such circumstances.
The articles for this issue have been carefully selected as always and at least four of them are on varied aspects of coronary artery disease, aspects that we do not talk about in our day-to-day practice.
Dr. Vijayaraghavan and his group studied 100 consecutive patients of myocardial infarction in relation to anxiety disordered state and found a close relationship. Anxiety, depression and stress are collectively an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, just as smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, etc., are. Though the numbers are small, the data is still thought provoking.
Dr Komal Dalal highlights that spiritual therapy is of benefit to patients of coronary artery disease, specifically those undergoing a percutaneous procedure. India is a fountain-head of spiritualty in the world and more such articles are welcome.
Dr. Ahmad's article on comparative analysis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) between young and elderly again lays emphasis on the fact that elderly with ACS have relatively more adverse events and congestive heart failure and should be dealt with more care and it is important to keep an eye on possible complications.
A related article on ACS in the female population is also timely. It is noteworthy that there is no difference in risk factors between males and females.
Dr Suraj Khanal's study of radiation trends in the cardiac catheterization laboratory makes for compulsive reading and calls for “radiation discipline”. I hope we are all listening.
Dr. Bansal's case report on Takotsubo cardiomyopathy deserves attention because this condition is seen many-a-times outside the realm of the cardiac intensive coronary unit and the entity is not uncommon at all. So we need to keep our eyes and ears open.
Frank's sign and “Landmark trials” make up the rest of this issue and make for very interesting and thought-provoking data.
It was great putting this interesting issue together and I do hope you all feel the same as me.