Published on:17th Nov 2014
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2014; 5(3):1-2
    Editorial | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2014.3.1

    Editor’s Preface 2014

    Authors:

    Guangzhen Zhong

    Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, No. 8 South GongTi Road, Beijing, China.

    Abstract:

    The current issue of the Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research contains one original article devoted to the early cardiac involvement in patients with β-thalassemia major, 3 review articles mainly about the diagnosis and therapy for cardiovascular disease, and 5 case reports reported by authors from India. The beta form of thalassemia, which results in β-thalassemia, is particularly prevalent among Mediterranean people. The author Abd ElMohsen A et al, from Egypt, reported their study about the early cardiac involvement in patients with β-thalassemia major. They found that by Tissue Doppler Imaging, the impaired left ventricular systolic function could be detected earlier than that by standard echocardiography. Also, they found the increase in left ventricular septal and posterior wall thickness precedes changes in QTc and QTd as a precursor of arrhythmias in β-thalassemia major. Review article provides a series of research on a topic at that moment in time, although it does not report new or original experimental work. A compilation of these reviews forms the core content of a 'secondary' scientific journal. A good review article may save our time to have a complete understanding of one topic. Three review articles are shown in this issue. Read More....,

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