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Original Article

Value of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Evaluation of Blood Pressure Control in Patients on Antihypertensive Treatment

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Manish Bansal, MD, DNB, Ravi R Kasliwal, MD, DM, Rahul Mehrotra, MD, DNB, Arun Rawat, MSc, Naresh Trehan, MD, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Background: The conventional method of single, office measurement of blood pressure (BP) may not be accurate for assessing the adequacy of BP control, which...

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Review Article

Natriuretic Peptides and their Role in Clinical Practice in Cardiovascular Disease

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Punam Chowdhury, MD, Rajiv Choudhary, MD, MPH, Vikas Bhalla, MD, MSCR, Alan Maisel, MD; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta,GA, USA

Natriuretic peptides (NP) have been the center of particular focus and discussion in the last several years. Their impact in cardiovascular and non cardiovascular...

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Review Article

Aspirin Resistance: Clinical Significance

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Gundu H. R. Rao, PhD, Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Salicylates have been in use for the management of pain and inflammation for centuries. However, the stable form of this drug (acetyl salicylic acid),...

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Debate - Part 1

Atypical Chest Pain in a Patient with Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Stress Testing should be the 1st Step

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Kostas Zacharias, MBBS, MRCP, Roxy Senior MD, DM, FRCP; London, UK

Coronary artery disease is the number one cause of death in the world. Its prevalence in India has increased dramatically from 3.5% in the 1960s to 11%...

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Debate - Part 2

Atypical Chest Pain in a Patient with Multiple Cardiovascular Risk Factors: CT Coronary Angiography Is the Route to Go

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Jonathan Chan, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP, FCSANZ, FACC, Sushil A. Luis MBBS, Christian R. Hamilton-Craig MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FSCCT, Brisbane, Australia

The feasibility of computed tomography angiography (CTA) for coronary imaging was first described in 1995 where electron beam CT was used to image the...

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Viewpoint

Primum Non-Nocere Are We Helping or Hurting Patients with Borderline Abnormalities with Aggressive Drug Therapies in the Name of Prevention?

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Roger White, MD, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

For centuries medical students have been taught “Primum non-nocere” or translated “Do no harm.” The cornerstone to preventive...

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Basic Research for Clinicians

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice for Cardiologists: Finding, Utilising and Planning to Conduct Research to Inform Practice

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Carole Fogg, MSc, Donah Zachariah, MBBS, MRCP, Christian Markham, PhD, Heather MacKenzie, PhD, Rebecca Stores, PhD, Paul R Kalra, MD, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

What is Evidence Based Practice and Why is it Important? Evidence based practice (EBP) was first described in 1996 in an editorial as ‘the conscientious...

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Images in Cardiology

Dependency of Tissue Doppler Imaging

Volume 1, Jul 2012

S R Mittal, MD, DM, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

A 50-year-old male was referred for echocardiographic evaluation for effort breathlessness. Echocardiography showed normal thickness and functions of left...

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Images in Cardiology

Congenital Pulmonary Vein Stenosis

Volume 1, Jul 2012

S R Mittal, MD, DM, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Congenital pulmonary vein stenosis may occur as focal stenosis at the point of entry into left atrium or as generalized hypoplasia of pulmonary vein as...

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Student's Page

WPW Syndrome ECG Manifestations

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Kartikeya Bhargava, MD, DNB, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

A 21-year-old male presented with history of recurrent episodes of palpitations that had sudden onset, lasted few minutes to hours and used to subside...

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Books and Trials

Recent Landmark Trials in Cardiology

Volume 1, Jul 2012

Vineet Bhatia, MD, DM, Parneesh Arora, MD, DM, Meetu Arora, MD, PGDCC, Upendra Kaul, MD, DM; Noida, UP, India; New Delhi, India

Oral anticoagulants are a standard of care in patients with thromboembolic events, yet about 20% of patients with unprovoked venous thromboembolism have...

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