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Original Article

Relationship of Arterial Stiffness with Hypertension and its Management in a North-Indian Population Free of Cardiovascular Disease

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Ravi R Kasliwal, Manish Bansal, Rahul Mehrotra, Naresh Trehan; Gurgaon, India

Background: Arterial stiffness is an important prognostic marker for cardiovascular (CV) events in many patient subsets, especially in hypertensives. However,...

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Editorial

Risk Assessment, Risk Prediction, and Effective Management of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Gundu H. R. Rao; Minnesota, USA

South Asians (Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Sri Lankans) have the highest incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), compared to any other ethnic...

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Review Article

The Use of Three-dimensional Echo in Clinical Practice

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Carly Jenkins, Sudhir Wahi; Queensland, Australia

Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is an imaging modality that is rapidly gaining clinical application. Since its introduction in 1973, it has emerged...

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Review Article

Spontaneous Reporting in Pharmacovigilance: Strengths, Weaknesses and Recent Methods of Analysis

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Rachna Kasliwal; Berkshire, UK

Use of medicines in real-life clinical setting is very different to the controlled clinical trial environment in which drugs are tested prior to marketing....

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Debate - Part 1

High Dose Statin Therapy in Asians: Is as Relevant as in Western Populations For

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Karam Kostner; Brisbane, Australia

That statins should be prescribed for high-risk cardiac patients who present with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a level 1A recommendation of most...

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Debate - Part 2

High Dose Statin Therapy in Asians: Is not as Relevant as in Western Populations Against

Volume 1, Jan 2012

V. Jacob Jose, P.K. Pati, John Jose; Vellore, India

Our practice guidelines are based on randomized control trials. Although these guidelines are implemented/ formed on scientific evidence, many a times...

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Viewpoint

Prevention of Vascular Disease and Development of Affordable Health Care for All: Thinking out of Box

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Gundu H. R. Rao; Minnesota, USA

Three decades ago, India and other participating countries signed a declaration to achieve “Global Health Care For All” by the year 2000(1)....

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Basic Research for Clinicians

Research Question, Study Design and Continuous Research Education and Training Exercises (CREATE) Program

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Tal Burt, Pooja Sharma, Sanjay Mittal; Durham, NC, USA; Gurgaon, India

The clinical research project starts with identifying the optimal research question, one that is ethical, impactful, feasible, scientifically sound, novel,...

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Student's Page

Atrioventricular Block

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Kartikeya Bhargava; Gurgaon, India

A 71-year old gentleman presented with history of two episodes of syncope. The baseline ECG is shown in Fig. 1. The 2D-echocardiography and coronary angiography...

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Books and Trials

Landmark Trials: Newer Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation Heralding Hope!

Volume 1, Jan 2012

Rahul Mehrotra, Manish Bansal, Ravi R. Kasliwal; Gurgaon, India.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice and the prevalence has been steadily increasing. Stroke and systemic...

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