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A word from our Editor-in-Chief

Guest Editorial

It is generally well accepted that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is more prevalent in the urban population as compared to rural population. However it has also been observed that CVD is also increasing in the rural population because they are also adapting unhealthy lifestyles. Therefore it is important to study the risk factors in the rural vs. urban populations so as to halt the cardiovascular epidemic to increase in the rural population. This is especially relevant to India where majority of the population resides in the rural areas. The present issue of the journal has an article on coronary artery disease risk factors distribution in cities versus urban and rural population of Karnataka. The study is based on assessing the risk factors in four hundred patients who underwent coronary angiography in a tertiary hospital. Though there are limitations in this study, it does suggest that smoking and alcohol are more common in the rural population as against obesity and sedentary habits in the city urban. More studies are needed to assess this problem further. The second article in this issue is on discontinuation practices of anti-platelet drugs in the peri operative period and their outcomes on patient care. It is a hospital based study and emphasizes that documentation about discontinuation of oral anti platelet agents is not properly recorded in some hospitals. They suggest that proper documentation about discontinuation of anti platelets must be maintained in the case files so that the peri and postoperative complications may be minimal. Another article in this journal is a review article on enhanced interventions to improve medication adherence in heart failure. This systemic review has not been able to come to any definite conclusions regarding how to enhance compliance of drugs in patients with heart failure but suggests that further multidimensional studies are needed to address this important problem. In the profiles in cardiology, profile of Prof. Salim Yusuf an internationally known cardiologist and a brilliant researcher who has done pioneering work in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is presented. Dr. Yusuf has been the principle investigator in large number of landmark trials including INTERHEART, ISIS, HOPE, PURE (Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiological trial) and has shown the differences in CVD patterns in urban and rural populations. I hope that this issue of the journal will be useful for the practicing clinicians.

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Dr. S. C. Manchanda
Editor-in-Chief
Senior Consultant Cardiologist
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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  • Original Article
    Coronary artery disease risk factors distribution in cities versus urban and rural population of Karnataka
    -Dr Rajith KS*
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  • Review Article
    Interventions to improve medication adherence in heart failure—A systematic review
    -Roberta L Fulton*, RGN, MSc; Thilo KroIl
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  • Updates on Statins
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  • News and Views
     
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  • Forthcoming Events
     
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  • American Society of Hypertension Annual Meeting 2017 (ASH 2017)
    To be held on Sep 13-16, 2017, San Francisco
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  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 22nd Annual Scientific Session 2017 (ASNC 2017)
    To be held on Sep 14-17, 2017, Kansas City
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  • Heart Failure Society of America 21st Annual Scientific Meeting 2017 (HFSA 2017)
    To be held on Sep 16-19, 2017, Texas
    Read more...
  • Global Cardio Diabetes Conclave 2017 (GCDC 2017)
    To be held on Sep 29—Oct 01, 2017, Chennai
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Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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Print ISSN: 2249-4308
Online ISSN: 2277-6559
 
Frequency: Quarterly