|Year : 2018 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 39
Editor's Page April 2018
Ravi R Kasliwal MD, DM
Editor-in-chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
|Date of Web Publication||23-Mar-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
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Kasliwal RR. Editor's Page April 2018. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2018;7:39
The month of April is always full of excitement for my group and me because it is in April every year that we hold our annual meeting “Medanta Echo n Cardiology: Today and Tomorrow”. Though it entails months of planning, hours of sitting in front of the computer screen and review of literature, the turnout of “hungry for science” clinicians is very satisfying academically! This time around, it is the seventh season and it is yet again a time to meet old colleagues and new and old attendees and discuss cardiology as it affects the clinicians day-to-day work and helps everyone in raising the bar of caregiving to the next level.
The data on “Disease awareness, pharmacological adherence, and knowledge on further advanced therapeutic option among medically managed post-myocardial infarction patients: experience from a Sri Lankan tertiary care cardiac center” is an eye-opener. It clearly demonstrates that we the clinicians have a lot of work to do in terms of patient education and interact actively with the family physician who is probably closer to the patient. A program of secondary prevention (so important for post- myocardial infarction patients) can only flourish within this triangle. Otherwise, the patient is likely to get further myocardial infarcts or worse.
The original article on “Diagonal earlobe crease: prevalence and association with medical ailments” is an interesting read on Franks sign and has the strength of numbers. Recognition of this sign certainly does not entail a prolonged physical examination and therefore, it should be easy to look for and jot down in the examination part.
The review on “Prevention of cardiovascular disease in india: barriers and opportunities for nursing” is a well-articulated, scientifically appropriate and a good collaborative effort between Stanford University, USA and Manipal University, India. It points out the glaring inadequacies in our teaching curriculum for nurses, and as a result, they are unable to participate in our cardiovascular disease prevention programs which, to my mind, should be the top priority of our country. No doubt, greater participation of the nurses will be critical to help strengthen these programs further. I quote from the article “nurses can play a vital role in both primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention throughout the Indian health care system”.
A review article on “The role of optimal medical therapy in patients with stable coronary artery disease” throws up interesting facts. The strength of this article is that it puts medical therapy, percutaneous coronary interventions and coronary artery bypass grafting in perspective but strongly puts forth the use of optimized medical therapy and gives comparative data with the two revascularization modalities. Dr JPS Sawhney and group should be congratulated for this timely article.
Dr Kronzon's group have touched upon various important aspects of peripartum cardiomyopathy in an excellent review article, which makes for an interesting read.
All-in-all, this issue sets the tone for the rest of the year!
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