Year : 2016 | Volume
: 5 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
Heralding a new era!
Ravi R Kasliwal
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology
Ravi R Kasliwal
Chairman, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana - 122 001
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Kasliwal RR. Heralding a new era!.J Clin Prev Cardiol 2016;5:1-1
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Kasliwal RR. Heralding a new era!. J Clin Prev Cardiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jun 30 ];5:1-1
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In January 2012, when the first issue of Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology (JCPC) saw the light of day, our publishers were Kontentworx and their punchline was "Kontent that works for you." Certainly, they proved to be prompt, courteous, and ready to meet our demands and above all, thorough professionals, who helped us bring out a high-quality product. Through our collective efforts and immense support from our editorial board members, authors, and the readers, JCPC was able to create a place for itself. Now after 4 years, we take another major step forward as we collaborate with Wolters Kluwer, Medknow that will henceforth publish this journal. As we bid goodbye to Kontentworx and welcome Wolters Kluwer, let me assure all our authors and readers that 2016 will herald a new era for this journal and its integrity will not waiver; its science will only improve further. We believe that this new collaboration will help further enhance the visibility of the journal, increase its reach, and help us disseminate your scientific work even more widely. At JCPC, we hope for a long relationship with the new group. I hope you find the new "look" journal better.
Three important clinical challenges are addressed in the present issue. The first one is adherence to preventive cardiovascular drugs. In the era of multiple disease states and polypharmacy, it makes you wonder if the patient actually partakes of all the medicines prescribed on a long-term basis. Poor adherence to essential drugs is a major concern for all of us, particularly in our country, as we put together our resources to battle the ravaging epidemic of cardiovascular disease. Research article by Dr. Dhande et al. once again highlights this issue and stimulates us to find solutions to this persistent menace.
The second issue is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Clinical cardiologists have finally woken up to the fact that OSA is a common entity, accelerates atherosclerosis, worsens congestive heart failure, has propensity to cause serious ventricular arrhythmia, and can consistently raise blood pressure along with other metabolic derangements. In the current issue, Dr. Wadhwa presents a specific case for hypertension and OSA and attempts to clearly touch on its total nuance. Clinicians interested in this subject will definitely gain from the insights provided.
Microvascular angina continues to remain a major, yet grossly underrecognized, cause of morbidity in our patients, especially women. Patients with microvascular angina often end up getting ridiculed for their "functional" symptoms when coronary angiography turns out to be normal, which makes their appropriate management a challenge. Adding another level of complexity is the fact that no single therapy is universally effective for this condition, and a lot of perseverance is needed on the part of both the patient and the treating physicians to find the right solution. Dr. Mittal provides a summary of the available evidence with various therapeutic options tried for the treatment of microvascular angina.
While on the one hand, we address all these health challenges facing us, we also discuss something that is directly relevant to us in our daily lives, not just as doctors but as lay people as well. Dr. Mhaskar et al. provided an in-depth analysis of the health effects of oats - what we know so far and what we need to know further.
Finally, the summary of recent landmark trials is also insightful and merits careful study and deliberation.
Hence, dear reader, this new look JCPC is dedicated to you!