Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart health

The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 per cent reduction in risk of death and 11 per cent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease during later follow-ups compared to single non-owners

Owning a dog could reduce your mortality risk and boost heart healthA team of Swedish scientists have used national registries of more than 3.4 million Swedes aged 40 to 80 to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health. Their study shows that dog owners had a lower risk of death due to cardiovascular disease or to other causes during the 12-year follow-up. A total […]

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementia

The study findings revealed compared to people born with normal hearts, adult survivors of childhood heart defects were more than twice as likely to develop dementia by age 65. The dementia risk increased with the severity of heart defects

Childhood heart defects interlinked with early onset of dementiaPeople who survive childhood heart defects may have an increased risk of developing dementia before age 65, a Danish study suggests. “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects may be at higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood, such as epilepsy and autism, but this is, to our knowledge, the first study to […]

Vitamin D can reduce risk of early death risk by 30 per cent

A normal intake of vitamin D can reduce the risk of early death substantially in people with cardiovascular disease. The study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concludes that people, who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin D, reduce their risk of morality as a consequence of the disease by 30 per cent

Vitamin D can reduce risk of early death risk by 30 per centCardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including heart disease, heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Previous research suggests that vitamin D status may play an important role in cardiovascular health. A study reported by Medical News Today in 2016, for example, associated low vitamin D […]

‘Women with intermediate or higher risk should be evaluated’

Bollywood superstar Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor in Dubai when she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in her room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel says a report in the Khaleej Times, quoting family sources. As per experts, women should have a thorough knowledge about heart disease and its symptoms. As, this will help in timely diagnosis and treatment

‘Women with intermediate or higher risk should be evaluated’A 38-year follow-up from the Framingham Heart study evaluated the incidence of sudden cardiac death in women compared with men. The study revealed that women had a lower sudden cardiac death (SCD) rate than men at all ages. The risk of sudden death among women with coronary heart disease is one-half that of men with […]

Save Revati: Ex-army jawan battles to raise funds

Revati Deshpande, a ten-year-old Pune resident’s condition is similar like Three-year-old Aaradhya Mule from Navi Mumbai, thirteen-year-old Suhana Shaikh from Mulund and eight-year-old Krushna Sadgir from Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar. But, Aaradhya, Suhana and Krushna, were lucky to get a new heart. Whereas, Revati is still waiting to undergo heart transplant as she requires monetary help

Save Revati: Ex-army jawan battles to raise fundsRevati Deshpande, a resident of Junnar taluka in Pune District, is diagnosed with a medical condition called severe aortic valve incompetency detection. Doctors at Ruby Hall Clinic have advised her to undergo heart transplant immediately. Though, people residing in her village have started a crowd funding campaign, to raise funds for her surgery. Ramesh Kharmale, […]

Heart break can lead to long term damage and poor heart health

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen followed 37 takotsubo patients for an average of two years. Using ultrasound and cardiac MRI scans, the team found that patients’ heart function was often affected long after an event. They also found patients had on-going symptoms of heart failure similar to patients who have suffered a heart attack

Heart break can lead to long term damage and poor heart healthHeart break is actually damaging for the heart finds a new study. Researchers have found that persons undergoing a heart break could suffer from damages to the heart that is similar to heart attacks. The study came from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The findings of the study were presented at the American Heart Association […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]