Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart disease

Researchers from Germany have investigated the long-term health of those who survived cancer during their childhood in comparison to the rest of the population. The study found the survivors, as adults, were at increased cardiovascular risk compared to the general population. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, used to treat cancer in children, are known to affect heart cells and blood vessels

Childhood cancer survivors at a higher risk of developing heart diseaseAdult survivors of childhood cancer have a greater risk of heart disease and develop risk factors like high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol earlier in life compared to the general population, a German study suggests. Researchers studied 951 adults, ages 23 to 48, who had been diagnosed with cancer when they were less than 15 […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals study

Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease

Working for long hours can cause heart problems, reveals studyWorking long hours may increase the risk for atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeats that can lead to serious cardiovascular complications, a new study in The European Heart Journal found. Lengthy work hours have been shown in several previous studies to increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. The researchers began with 85,494 men and women from Britain, […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]

Cardiac health camp hosted at Kalyan-Dombivli to raise awareness on heart health

The purpose of the health camp was to educate people about heart health and the need for early detection. Over 300 people between the age group of 35 to 65 years participated in the health camp

Cardiac health camp hosted at Kalyan-Dombivli to raise awareness on heart healthWhen it comes to matters of the heart, most of us take heart health very seriously. However, this is only applicable once we are aware of and comprehend the underlying concerns and conditions. We often chose to neglect the warning signs that our body gives out, unknowingly carrying on with our daily business. According to […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

Doctors explain the importance of getting treatment in the ‘Golden hour’ (first hour) after suffering from severe heart attack. They also guide us as to what needs to be done, chat care should be taken, and why some general symptoms should not be neglected

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]