|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 29
Editor's page April 2022
Ravi R Kasliwal
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Gurugram, Haryana, India
|Date of Web Publication||24-Jun-2022|
MD, DM, FIMSA, MNAMS, FASE Ravi R Kasliwal
MD,DM, FIMSA, MNAMS, FASE, Adjunct Professor Cardiology (NBE), Chairman, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, Medanta - The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurugram - 122 001, Haryana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Kasliwal RR. Editor's page April 2022. J Clin Prev Cardiol 2022;11:29
With the start of April, there has been a sigh of relief because coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) seems to be receding in our country, work has steadily resumed, and travel has increased, but so has the summer heat. Climate change and increasing levels of both atmospheric and home pollution have increased the numbers of patients of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.
The first original article is from Dr. Chandrashekhar Ponde from the P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, and is titled “Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Management During COVID-19 Era: An Indian Survey Report By 1083 Cardiologists.” These data have been presented by the author at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology 2021. This perception mapping exercise is one of the largest studies, and the study analyzed acute myocardial infarction management strategies during COVID-19. The author should be congratulated for undertaking the first Indian survey of this kind and sharing insightful data.
The second original article of the issue by Dr. Priya Chockalingam and colleagues titled “Effectiveness of a Home-Based Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program During The COVID-19 Pandemic” is timely. It brings to sharp focus how some preventive cardiologists have thought through a seemingly unsurmountable problem. This was the need of the hour. My own feeling is that a telehealth program envisaged during this deadly pandemic will continue to flourish long after the pandemic has gone.
Our own group has contributed the third original article for this issue titled “Diagnostic Accuracy of Coronary Artery Calcium Score For Excluding Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease.” It is a thought-provoking article headed by Dr. Manish Bansal who is a well-known figure in the preventive cardiology space. This study of 380 asymptomatic patients who underwent computed tomography coronary angiography correlates, for the first time, the distribution of coronary artery calcium score with the coronary plaque burden among Indian subjects. A must-read.
The fourth article from India and Trinidad, West Indies, titled “Evaluation of Clinical and Biochemical Parameters of Trinidadian Patients With Coronary Artery Disease For Predicting The Revascularization Strategy” and contributed by Dr. Shivananda Nayak and colleagues is a study that evaluated biochemical parameters in patients suffering from coronary artery disease and their correlation with clinical history and their significance for predicting coronary revascularization strategy.
The fifth contribution is from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, titled “Moderator Band Calcification Masquerading Infrahisian Conduction System Disease.” Written by Dr. Debasish Das and colleagues, it is a detailed write-up on the moderator band which is also aptly illustrated. This is every student's delight with a case vignette about recurrent syncope in a 74-year-old male patient which is the perfect perspective.
The last article is truly a wonderful case and shows the power of transthoracic echocardiography and clinical cardiology aptly utilized in unison. This is also a patient of syncope and there is a lot to learn from the case.
So, dear reader, the issue you have in your hand is a true representation of cardiology today and tomorrow. We loved putting it together. Hopefully, you will too, going through it.