Pune: Man suffers from heart attack after playing football

Heart disease is getting younger by the day in India and striking at unlikely early ages. With increasing life style deviation and spiking stress, its catchment area is ominously increasing, taking even youngsters in its grip. Fortunately, the 34-year-old man was rushed to the hospital and timely treatment helped save his life

Pune: Man suffers from heart attack after playing footballIt was an active Sunday morning for 34-year-old man; the IT professional went to play football and after an intense game suddenly began feeling uneasy. He said, “I couldn’t fathom what hit me. I felt a clutching pain in my chest and had difficulty breathing. I was barely conscious when my friends rushed me to […]

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart disease

World Heart Day, celebrated every year on September 29, spreads awareness about cardiovascular disease and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control them

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart diseaseRoughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally. Many of these people have been exposed to unhealthy behaviours including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and harmful use of alcohol etc. However, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable […]

Show care and spread awareness this World Heart Day

World Heart Day on September 29 aims to combat the rising number of people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), by promoting the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle

Show care and spread awareness this World Heart DayThe theme this year ‘My Heart, Your Heart,’ posed the question “What can I do right now to look after my heart and your heart?” for all stakeholders to walk the talk. The main call to action for this year’s campaign is to make a promise. Cardiovascular diseases are a collective of various kinds of […]

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuse

The figures in India relating to the alcohol consumption are worrisome and raise a number of red flags. The alcohol per capita consumption in India was at 2.4 litres, 4.3 litres and 5.7 litres in 2005, 2010 and 2016 respectively

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuseWHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 presents a comprehensive picture of alcohol consumption and the disease burden attributable to alcohol worldwide. More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in […]

Being overweight linked to heart function changes in young adults

Even in early adulthood, being overweight is associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure and heart muscle damage that may set the stage for cardiovascular diseases later in life, a UK study suggests

Being overweight linked to heart function changes in young adultsMost previous research on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) – a measure of weight adjusted for height – and cardiovascular events like heart attacks has focused on older adults Researchers looked the relationship between BMI and routinely collected cardiovascular data, such as blood pressure and heart rate, in more than 3,000 17-year-olds born […]

Smoking increases the risk of developing atrial fibrillation

Current smokers are more likely than non-smokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder - atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research. The more a person smokes, the greater the risk, but quitting smoking appears to lower it significantly, the authors report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Smoking increases the risk of developing atrial fibrillation“The prevalence of atrial fibrillation has been projected to increase over the next decades and it is an important risk factor for a number of other cardiovascular diseases and premature mortality,” said lead author Dagfinn Aune. “Tobacco smoking has been proposed as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, but previous studies have not been summarised […]

Civic-run hospital in Pune starts bypass surgery at subsidised rate

Kamala Nehru Hospital (KNH) run by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started a bypass facility at the hospital. When patients with heart ailments are rising in the country, the hospital administration said that it will be offering bypass just for Rs 1 lakh

Civic-run hospital in Pune starts bypass surgery at subsidised rateThe surgery which costs around 3 lakhs rupees in private hospital will be undertaken in one lakh rupees at Kamala Nehru Hospital. The facility will be provided to poor and needy patients. This will be undertaken under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The hospital has witnessed rise in patients with angioplasty and angiography. The patients […]

Why are women more prone to heart disease than men?

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death among women. On average, women develop cardiovascular disease, about 10 years later than men. Although, rates of heart disease among younger women (aged 35 to 54) are actually increasing, a trend thought to be attributable to obesity

Why are women more prone to heart disease than men?One in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease, compared to 1 in 31 women who die of breast cancer. While the actual numbers of deaths from heart disease have declined among both men and women, more women die of cardiovascular disease each year than men. It is thought that this difference is partially due to […]

Even one drink a day can lower your life expectancy

Even light drinkers who enjoy a single beer or glass of wine every night may still be more likely to die prematurely than people who drink less, according to a recent study

Even one drink a day can lower your life expectancyCompared to people who drink less than 100 grams of pure alcohol a week – roughly the equivalent of five to six glasses of wine or beer – those who consume 100 grams to 200 grams of alcohol weekly have an estimated life expectancy at age 40 that’s about six months shorter, the study found. […]

World Hypertension Day: Over 2.67 crore Indians suffering from hypertension

Change in lifestyle, unbalanced sleeping pattern, smoking, and liquor habits are the main contributory factors for hypertension. In Maharashtra, more than 6.60 lakh people are suffering from hypertension

World Hypertension Day: Over 2.67 crore Indians suffering from hypertensionAs per the Maharashtra Health services, in 2017-18, more than 6.60 lakh people have been diagnosed with suffering from hypertension While Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) recently conducted survey shows that in Mumbai over one lakh people are suffering from high blood pressure. In India, the figure has reached to an alarming number of 26.78 crores. […]
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