Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 575-

From the Editor's desk


Poonam Malhotra Kapoor 
 Professor, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardio Thoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029, India

Correspondence Address:
Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
Professor, Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardio Thoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110029
India




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Kapoor PM. From the Editor's desk.Ann Card Anaesth 2016;19:575-575


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Kapoor PM. From the Editor's desk. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Sep 17 ];19:575-575
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The human mind is imaginative and creative. It supplies fiction wherever facts are missing. As we grow, we are taught to stick to facts and be scientific in our temperament and we forget in that scientific jargon how to be a good story–teller!

The Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia is different – it is both scientific in its content and meaning and yet over the years since we got indexed it has evolved. Scientifically, it has been telling different stories from all over the world. In 2016 we brought out special issues on “Cardiac Biomarkers” and “Simulation in Cardiac Critical Care”, which won good readers acclaim. Venturing deeper weaves, the cardiac authors from all over the world, now fill in facts on the missing subjects of “Haemodynamic monitoring” and “Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)” in the cardiac patients. The readers will enjoy “Special ÄCA Reviews on TEE” brought to you by international experts in the field of Echocardiography. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA), the parent body of Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia (ACA), follows Fellowship in Perioperative TEE Examinations since the last seven years. It was time for us now to come out with guidelines on the same, which will be of immense benefit to the students, while preparing for this herculean examination! So, do read the two guidelines in transesophageal echocardiography from IACTA experts. For the first time in the world literature we have an introspective article by David Seamans on “The utility of live video capture to enhance debriefing following transcatheter aortic valve replacement

” and another eloquent one on “Platelet aggregometry interpretation on Thromboelastometry (TEM)”

, by Klauss Gorlinger - a pioneer in the field. “Left atrial catheterization optimization” by Giovanni Landoni is also a must read and so is “Anti-platelet therapy and mortality”

- all articles to involve the readers completely!

At ACA, it is our endeavour with all past editors, reviewers and advisors to have an ability to tell a story well – as it should be told, kindling the curiosity of the child in the adult. The best stories are those that can be retold and imbibed in our clinical practice. For this, the finest stories like the “Panchtantra Tales” are those which have a moral at the end – a take home message that is comforting to the reader to believe in for his clinical practice. As an Editor in Chief of this prestigious journal - the Ännals of Cardiac Anaesthesia”- I will get to reach the enthusiastic readers with more stones peppered with anecdotes and anonymous quotes and take Home message with this Oct – Dec 2016 issue starting from “ÄCA Reviews in TEE”. Remember what Socrates said:

” Strong minds discuss ideas from stories, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people”. HAPPY READING…

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