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A word from our Editor-in-Chief

Statins are cornerstone for primary and secondary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD) where they have been shown to decrease mortality and morbidity significantly. However, several patients are intolerant to these extremely useful drugs. Statin intolerance is yet not clearly understood, and recently, many studies and guidelines are discussing this complicated topic. The State-of-the-Art article is on statin intolerance and its muscle-related symptoms. The article discusses the importance of understanding patients with adverse symptoms of statin intolerance and accordingly modifying the dose regimen or starting alternative non-statin drugs. Novel therapies are under development that may help statin-intolerant patients in the future.

The original article in this issue compares the clinical and angiographic profile of CAD in young and elderly subjects. The authors highlight that younger subjects were more likely to present as myocardial infarction and have single vessel disease. Smoking, dyslipidemia and family history were also more common in the young. However, more studies including genetic markers and possible role of familial hypercholesterolemia are needed. The next article reviews the risk of atrial fibrillation in patients with metabolic syndrome using the integrated analysis of this type of arrhythmia predictors and analysis of trial premature complexes. This prospective study has indicated that after a single examination, atrial fibrillation development in patients with metabolic syndrome was significantly more often recorded at the age over 60 with the BMI 30 kg/m , increased triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, left ventricular volume increase, presence of abnormal values of P wave signal averaged ECG, and Pd. It may be of special importance that clinicians use methods such as ECG monitoring or implantable loop recorders for early diagnosis and to detect short-term risk of atrial fibrillation development. Another article highlights the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults to provide guidance for prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of high BP. A new definition of hypertension (Blood Pressure more than 130/80) has been suggested in these guidelines.

In the profiles in preventive cardiology, a short resume of Dr. Eugene Braunwald is presented. Dr. Braunwald has made unprecedented in cardiovascular research and clinical cardiology and his textbook of cardiology is considered as a bible of cardiology throughout the world.

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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
    Statin intolerance
    -Dr. A.K. Pancholia, Dr. Vidya Pancholia
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  • Review Article
    Atrial fibrillation risk assessment in patients with metabolic syndrome with atrial premature complexes: A prospective study
    -Olesin Alexander Iosiphovich *
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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
    Read more...
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 22nd Annual Scientific Session 2017 (ASNC 2017)
    To be held on Sep 14-17, 2017, Kansas City
    Read more...
  • 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
    Read more...
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Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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Print ISSN: 2249-4308
Online ISSN: 2277-6559
 
Frequency: Quarterly