Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new study

Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new studyThis was true whether patients had suffered a heart attack or they had angina, which is the term for chest pains caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. For about 12 years, researchers followed 7,888 adults, starting when they were 62 years old on average. At the start, none of them had a history […]

Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowing

Imagine that while eating a delicious meal at your favourite restaurant, your joy is cut short because of difficulty swallowing your food, followed by chest pain

Peppermint oil helps people with non-cardiac chest pain and difficulty swallowingIf you go see a doctor about these symptoms, and there is no evidence of a cardiac cause of the chest pain, you could be diagnosed as having some sort of disorder of the esophagus. Peppermint can help with the difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain experienced by some patients with disorders of the esophagus, […]

Late dinner and no breakfast is a ‘killer’ combination, reveals study

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack

Late dinner and no breakfast is a ‘killer’ combination, reveals studyThat’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that people with the two eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack, or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital […]

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 […]

4 possible symptoms of asthma, here’s what you need to look out for  

In order to have your asthma diagnosed as soon as possible, it is important to know about the possible symptoms. Here are four of them to watch out for

4 possible symptoms of asthma, here’s what you need to look out for  Asthma, a chronic lung disease, affects many people around the world. Though there is no cure for the condition, one can manage symptoms to a significant degree with the help of medications and other recommendations. It is important to know about these potential signs so you can have your asthma diagnosed as soon as possible: […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors remove 4 kg tumour from Parbhani woman’s chest

The woman was suffering from chest pain and breathing difficulties since the past 4-5 years. She had visited many doctors in her village. But, they could not diagnose her condition. Finally, doctors at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital ran a few tests on her. The tests revealed that a tumour which weighs more than 4 kgs had lodged itself between the woman’s chest and lungs  

Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors remove 4 kg tumour from Parbhani woman’s chestRohini Kamat (name changed) a 55-year-old woman hails from Maharashtra’s Parbhani district. She was affected with recurring chest pain and breathing difficulties since the past few years. She used to feel fatigue while working. She and her husband visited many doctors in Parbhani district but to no avail. They had also performed test upon her […]

Woman constable helps save man’s life in nick of time

Whether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai policemen work 24/7 to ensure the citizen’s safety. Similarly, on October , a Mumbai police constable helped a citizen by taking them to the hospital in the event of a medical emergency

Woman constable helps save man’s life in nick of timeThe incident took place on Wednesday, October 10 at around 8:10 a.m. at Kherwadi in Bandra East, Mumbai. A woman police constable named Manisha Vispute, who was on duty spotted a person sitting on the pavement. Manisha and her colleague was on the patrolling duty near Bandra Western-express highway. The person was sweating profusely, looked […]

Stents may not be as useful as previously thought of, finds Lancet study

Over years, the necessity and efficacy of stents in relieving chest pain has been questioned. Since heart disease is the India’s biggest killer, stents are used liberally here. In 2017, 1.7 million Indians died from heart disease, according to this year’s Global Burden of Disease report

Stents may not be as useful as previously thought of, finds Lancet studyBuilding on years of evidence, a new study in The Lancet showed that stents were useless for most suffering angina pain. Conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom, the study shows that stents — tiny wire mesh medical devices used to open blockages in blood vessels — do nothing to relieve angina pain. They improve […]