Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over time

Consistent heavy drinking can age the arteries prematurely by interfering with the blood flow, thus affecting the elasticity of the arterial walls

Drinking heavily causes arteries to stiffen up, which may cause heart disease over timeCardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over a third of global deaths being attributed to a cardiovascular event. In the United States, CVD accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths, killing around 610,000 people every year. More than half of these deaths occur in men, according to the Centers for […]

Alertness of colleagues helps save co-worker’s life at St George Hospital

Santosh had ignored the uneasiness at first but by evening his condition worsened and he was hospitalised at St George. He became unconscious and doctors were not able to identify the reason

Alertness of colleagues helps save co-worker’s life at St George HospitalThe alertness of staff at St George’s Hospital has saved a life of their own colleague. Santosh Kalmakar has been working at St Georges since 13 years. On July 20 after coming to work he started feeling uneasy. Later investigations show that his arteries supplying blood to the heart were narrowed. He was taken to […]

Researchers invent new method to identify cause of killer heart disease

New research finds that atrial fibrillation – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm – is caused by the irregular electrical ‘storm waves’, and is a major cause of stroke as it increases the risk of blood clots forming inside the heart

Researchers invent new method to identify cause of killer heart diseaseA team of researchers have invented a new method to identify the origin of irregular electrical ‘storm waves’ in the heart. This new research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could have major implications for the future treatment of a killer cardiac disease. Atrial Fibrillation – one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm […]

First made in India dissolvable stents approved by government

Reportedly, a health ministry subject expert committee (SEC) approved Gujarat-based Meril Life Science’s bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) at a meeting on Tuesday

First made in India dissolvable stents approved by governmentThe health ministry has approved the country’s first locally made bioresorbable cardiac scaffold, or naturally dissolving stent for clearing blockages in arteries that carry blood to the heart. A health ministry subject expert committee (SEC) approved Gujarat-based Meril Life Science’s bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) at a meeting on Tuesday, a senior government official told on […]