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Editorial (Dr SS Agarwal, Dr K K Aggarwal)
29th  May 2016
New treatment for heart failure: ACE inhibitors no more the drug of choice
 
Valsartan/sacubitril now Class I recommendation for heart failure

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure have now been published in the European Heart Journal and the European Journal of Heart Failure in conjunction with their presentation at the Heart Failure 2016 and the Third World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Florence, Italy.
The 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

The two guidelines are broadly similar in their recommendations regarding Valsartan/sacubitril and another new heart failure drug, ivabradine.
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DMC, HCFI & IMA send appeal to the Health Ministry to ban the sale of all tobacco products in
Delhi on World No Tobacco Day on May 31st
 
- Recommend the implementation of a dry tobacco day similar to dry liquor days observed across the country
on Gandhi Jayanti, Republic Day etc.

New Delhi, May 28, 2016: The Delhi Medical Council (DMC), Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) & Indian Medical Association (IMA) have jointly sent an appeal to Honorable Health Minister of Delhi, Shri Satyendar Jain requesting him to declare May 31st as a dry tobacco day in the city. They have recommended a complete ban on the sale of all tobacco products including cigarettes, gutka, hookah and e-cigarettes for a period of 24 hours.
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