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A word from our Editor-in-Chief

This issue of the Journal includes four interesting original articles in preventive cardiology. The first state of the art article is on epidemiology and challenges of heart failure in India. It is well known that heart failure is a global public health epidemic which is associated with high mortality and morbidity. Though the epidemiology of heart failure is known in many western countries the incidence in many developing countries is not known. India is likely to have a huge burden of this malady because the incidence of coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes mellitus is very high and several infectious diseases like rheumatic heart disease are still prevalent. This article presents few studies on epidemiology and problems of heart failure in India. Though the epidemiological studies are few, it has been calculated that heart failure may be affecting more than 10 million people in India. Heart failure in India occurs at relatively young age has a very high mortality and morbidity. Rheumatic heart disease still remains a significant cause for heart failure in India. Lack of guideline based therapies is also emphasized in the Indian context. More epidemiological studies from India are needed. Another original article is on prediction of coronary heart disease using risk assessment chart from Egypt. This article suggests that standard cardiovascular risk factors included in a simple risk prediction algorithm can predict CHD risk in apparently healthy individuals. The authors did not find any difference in the laboratory vs. non laboratory based risk assessment. Such simple cost effective risk assessments are needed especially in the developing countries. The third original article in this issue discusses the effect of macronutrients on blood pressure in young adult men less than 35 years. There are limited studies in young hypertensive patients. The authors found positive association between calorie intake, systolic blood pressure and fat intake with diastolic as well as mean blood pressure, thus, suggesting that total calories and fat intake should be restricted in young adults. However, this study is small and needs further validation. In the case study section, an interesting case of mobile apical thrombus in a patient with NSTEMI is presented suggesting using echocardiography in all patients of MI. The profiles in preventive cardiology present the resume of late Dr. Rustom Jal Vakil who is considered as father of modern cardiology in India. He is the discoverer of Rauwolfia which was used as effective antihypertensive drug. He did initial work in cardiovascular epidemiology in India and its prevention. In the guidelines update latest ESC guidelines on management of Syncope and AHA/ACC for adult congenital heart disease are discussed highlighting the differences from the previous guidelines.

I hope this issue of the journal will be useful to the practicing clinicians. Suggestions and comments are welcome.

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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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  • State-of-the-Art Article
    Heart Failure in India
    -Dr. Sandeep Seth, MD, DM.
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  • Original Article
    Prediction of Coronary Heart Disease Development Using Risk Assessment Chart
    -Hassan Farag*,ƚ, DrPH; Ekram W. Abd El-Wahab*, PhD; Ashraf Yehia*, DPH
    abstract text full text
  • Original Article
    Effect of Macronutrients on Blood Pressure in Young Adult Men
    -Dr Pushpa Krishnaiǂ, MBBS; Dr. Abhishek M*, MBBS; Dr. Pushpa Krishnai, MD
    abstract text full text
  • Case Study
    A Case of Mobile Apical Thrombus in a Patient of NSTEMI
    -Dr. Mohit Singh Tandon*, MD Medicine, Diploma Echocardiography; Dr. Vineeta Singh* MD Medicine
    abstract text full text
  • Updates on Statins
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  • Updates on Guidelines
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  • News and Views
     
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  • 11th Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Session (APHRS 2018)
    To be held on October 17-20, 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
    Read more...
  • Catheter Interventions in Structural, Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure - UCSF 2018 (CSI - UCSF 2018)
    To be held on October 26 – 27, 2018, San Francisco, USA
    Read more...
  • RCPE Symposium: Cardiology 2018
    To be held on November 2, 2018, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Read more...
  • The Heart Course 2018
    To be held on November 5-8, 2018, Las Vegas, United States
    Read more...
  • American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 (AHA 2018)
    To be held on November 10- 12, 2018, Chicago, United States
    Read more...
  • 70th Annual Conference of Cardiological Society of India CSI 2018
    To be held on November 22-25, 2018, Mumbai, India
    Read more...
  • World Heart Federation World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 (WHF 2018)
    To be held on December 5-8, 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Read more...
  • Device Therapies for Heart Failure 2018 (D-HF 2018)
    To be held on December 14-15, 2018, Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen, Germany
    Read more...
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Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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Print ISSN: 2249-4308
Online ISSN: 2277-6559
 
Frequency: Quarterly