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. […]

Signs to watch out for when it comes to silent heart attacks

People sometimes describe heart attack symptoms as chest discomfort or pressure, while others say they feel an intense, crushing sensation or a deep ache similar to a toothache. Certain people are less sensitive to pain than others, or they may deny their pain and “tough it out” because they don’t want to appear to be weak

Signs to watch out for when it comes to silent heart attacksNearly half of the people, who have a heart attack, don’t realize it at the time. These so-called silent heart attacks are only diagnosed after the event, when a recording of the heart’s electrical activity (an electrocardiogram or ECG) or another test reveals evidence of damage that has caused to the heart. People offer an […]

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s life

Considering the traffic situation in Mumbai during evenings, it would have been impossible to reach Jaslok hospital in an hour’s time by car or ambulance. His family took a crucial decision to take him on a bike, which eventually proved to be a life-saving decision

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s lifeAn hour from the onset of a heart attack is known as the golden hour as it is essential to treat a patient in this critical hour to save his/her life. The life of 50-year-old resident of Mazgaon could be saved because he reached the hospital in within this hour and it could happen because […]

Except O, all other blood groups linked to higher heart attack risk

The findings could help doctors better understand who is at risk of developing heart disease. People with a non-O blood group type - AO, BO and AB - need to take the same steps as anyone wanting to reduce their cardiovascular disease risk (CVD)

Except O, all other blood groups linked to higher heart attack riskPeople with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests Scientist believe that the reason for this occurrence would have to do with the presence of higher levels of a blood-clotting protein in the other blood groups, namely A,B and AB blood types Researchers say the findings […]