Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Indians (Report)

Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Indians (Report)

Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is no longer limited to developed countries, it is widespread in developing countries (1,2). Additionally, the rate of increase in CVD in developing countries is twice as high as in developed countries (3). CVD also typically occurs at a younger age in developing countries: for example, about 52 per cent of […]

Cardiovascular Effects of Sexual Activity (Report)

Cardiovascular Effects of Sexual Activity (Report)

Introduction Effect of sexual activity on health has long been a debated topic with focus on cardiovascular system. Patients with heart disease often have fear of coital sudden death or triggering a cardiac event, which actually lower their quality of life. Physiological and clinical aspects of sexual function have been extensively studied in patients who […]

Need for Better Anthropometric Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk in Nutritionally Stunted Populations (Correspondence)

Need for Better Anthropometric Markers for Prediction of Cardiovascular Risk in Nutritionally Stunted Populations (Correspondence)

Sir. The article by Thakappan and colleagues in the January 2010 issue of the Journal, defines the enormous threat of non communicable diseases which the State of Kerala faces (1). The results are aptly projected as the harbinger of what is going to happen in India and rest of the developing world. The study is […]

JPMC, NICVD and NICH Being Medical Institutions of Professional, Technical Training and Research Cannot be Handed over to the Provincial Government (Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, National Institute of Child Health)

JPMC, NICVD and NICH Being Medical Institutions of Professional, Technical Training and Research Cannot be Handed over to the Provincial Government (Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, National Institute of Child Health)

KARACHI — Pakistan has made tremendous progress in one area that is how to destroy its institutions in various fields’ health being no exception. All the successive governments whether they were civilian set-up, democratic dictatorships or military rule, every one has contributed its share and can rightly claim credit for accelerating their destruction. After the […]

The Immunology of Cardiovascular Homeostasis and Pathology

The Immunology of Cardiovascular Homeostasis and Pathology

Cardiovascular immunology is a newly emerging research area, investigating the crosstalk between the cardiovascular and the immune system. This crosstalk is evident through (1) crucial immunological capacities and functions of cardiovascular cell types, including cardiomyocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, pericytes and cardiac resident macrophages, (2) the impact of aberrant immune function on the development of cardiovascular […]

Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases

Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases

Endothelium and Cardiovascular Diseases: Vascular Biology and Clinical Syndromes provides an in-depth examination of the role of endothelium and endothelial dysfunction in normal vascular function, and in a broad spectrum of clinical syndromes, from atherosclerosis, to cognitive disturbances and eclampsia. The endothelium is a major participant in the pathophysiology of diseases, such as atherosclerosis, diabetes […]

Association of Changes in Oxidative and Proinflammatory States with Changes in Vascular Function After a Lifestyle Modification Trial Among Obese Children (Lipids, Lipoproteins, And Cardiovascular Risk Factors)

Association of Changes in Oxidative and Proinflammatory States with Changes in Vascular Function After a Lifestyle Modification Trial Among Obese Children (Lipids, Lipoproteins, And Cardiovascular Risk Factors)

The prevalence of childhood obesity and its consequences are increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries (1). It is well documented that childhood obesity tracks into adulthood. Of special concern are the cardiometabolic consequences of obesity, especially hypertension, dyslipidemia, and impaired glucose metabolism, that are already present in young children of different ethnicities (2, 3). […]