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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1


1 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 School of Life Sciences, Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Date of Web Publication17-Jul-2017

Correspondence Address:
Sandeep Seth
Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_20_17

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How to cite this article:
Seth S, Goswami SK. Innovation. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2017;3:1

How to cite this URL:
Seth S, Goswami SK. Innovation. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2023 Mar 20];3:1. Available from: https://www.j-pcs.org/text.asp?2017/3/1/1/210863

“Innovation is a great idea, executed brilliantly, and communicated in a way that is both intuitive and fully celebrates the magic of the initial concept”

–Pete Foley

This issue celebrates innovations. Dr. Padma's Telestroke paper shows how a simple Whatsapp network links doctors and radiologists to create a STROKE network and provide fast stroke care all over a state in India. The HRIDAY CARD is another such innovation. A unique combination of patient education, doctor checklists for heart failure and patient sickness response systems and monitoring charts combined in a single card and already being used in many hospitals in Delhi. HOME-N is a very simple but effective nurse lead heart failure program designed to use all available resources, including the HRIDAY card, smartphone-based apps, and simple telephone calls to improve the outcomes of acute heart failure.

In our curriculum section, we take up a case of acute heart failure and discuss the management from myocarditis to assist device implantation. The statistical section discusses the intricacies of the Bland–Altman plot and the history section takes us back to the glamour of the discovery of the various stents.

Our readers have sent us a book review of a very interesting book “SAPIENS,” which seems to overturn many of our beliefs and is a must read. Dr. Sarvesh presents his experience with the AIIMS experience with Heart Ware HVAD devices which should be useful to anyone implanting similar devices.

Entering our 3rd year of publication, we are gradually increasing our readership and circulation. Our mandate is education. We invite everyone to send articles on themes which provide learning experiences to others. Original articles and cases, journal clubs and bedside cases, and simple journal clubs, etc., are welcome. Encourage your students to write and send their articles and thesis work. If the content and ideas are good, we will help them with the language and structure if needed.

“Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”

Larry L. King, WD


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