Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Editorial


Sandeep Seth1, Shyamal K Goswami2,  
1 Department of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandeep Seth
AIIMS, New Delhi
India




How to cite this article:
Seth S, Goswami SK. Editorial.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2018;4:1-1


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Seth S, Goswami SK. Editorial. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];4:1-1
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Full Text

“Heart surgery may be an everyday occurrence for me, but for the patient and relatives it's once a lifetime and absolutely terrifying. Treat them kindly.”

-Stephen Westaby.

After treating scores of sick patients, we tend to detach ourself from the personal aspects of the healing process. Read the review of the book “Fragile Lives” and then the book itself, to reconnect yourself to the patient and go through some of the challenging moments of cardiac surgery.

In the grassroots innovations section, we look at AliveCor, a simple Bluetooth device which can transmit a single-lead ECG to a phone or a smartwatch and can be used for picking up arrhythmias.

An article on heart failure picks up the precipitating causes of heart failure, and laboratory experiments from Africa show the deleterious effects of intravenous glucose on the heart. The statistics section teaches the reader how to carry out simple linear regression calculations, while the journal club reviews an article which shows that 1.5 tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines can be used for doing MRI in patients with non-MRI compatible pacemakers.

The history of medicine section traces the development of beta-blockers from the discovery of the receptors to the current era.

We also introduce the reader to a new concept: the microbiome – the genomic material present in the microbes of our body. A commentary on the new controversial hypertension guidelines is also there as also our standard cardiology update.

Finally, we remind the readers that JPCS is an indexed journal and a teaching journal and we invite articles on all aspects of cardiovascular sciences.