The Annals of Pediatric Cardiology is being launched with
the idea of providing a common platform for presenting data and
expressing views for members of the following specialties viz.
cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care as well
as more basic disciplines of pathology, molecular biology and
genetics. We would also like this journal to be a medium for
discussing related issues like medical education, paramedical
training, healthcare costs, human resources, medical practices in
economically challenged countries, ethics in medicine and so on. We
plan to publish a teaching series on clinico-morphological
correlation and hemodynamic rounds for post graduates and fellows in
The Annals of Pediatric Cardiology will have 2 issues in 2008 and 3
issues per year thereafter depending on the response of our readers
The journal format includes the following:
- Original articles
- Brief Communications
- Case reports in specific categories such as
postoperative/interventional complications, diagnostic dilemmas,
technical challenges in the Operating Room / Catheterization
- How I do it
- Point-counter point
- State of the art (invited) articles
- Selected Summaries
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readers’ needs and critical appraisal of colleagues and peers.
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process which will be blinded and therefore unbiased. The manuscript
management system will be fully electronic to make the process of
submission and review convenient and efficient.
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| Pediatric Cardiac Society
The Pediatric Cardiac Society of India came into existence in
1999. At that time only a handful of cardiologists and cardiac
surgeon numbering about a dozen were focusing exclusively on
pediatric cardiac care. The society was created recognizing the
urgent need to develop the specialty in India. The major goals of
the society were to promote the growth and development of pediatric
cardiac care in India and to improve awareness about diagnosis and
management of heart diseases in children among pediatricians. The
society was unique in that it included all facets of pediatric heart
care – pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, anesthesia and
intensive care. The first annual conference was held at the All
India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1999. Apart from
the annual conferences several CME programs for pediatricians have
been conducted all over the country.
The last few years have been significant for pediatric heart care in
India. The society has contributed substantially to the improved
awareness about the unique requirements for taking care of children
with heart disease. The specialty of pediatric cardiology is now
recognized as a distinct specialty. Training programs are now
established in many major centers in the country. The number of
centers with dedicated pediatric heart care facilities has increased
and the there has been a substantial increase in the number of
operations and interventional procedures being performed for
children with congenital heart disease. However, a lot more needs to
be done for children with heart disease in India. Major challenges
today include the need to improved access to pediatric heart care in
vast areas of central, eastern and north-eastern parts of India,
continued efforts towards improving quality of care, obtaining
reliable epidemiologic information and, addressing the substantial
shortfall of pediatric cardiac professionals, especially cardiac