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 […]

A banana a day keeps heart disease at bay

Low levels of the mineral may increase your chances of developing heart disease, new research in JCI Insight suggests, which is why you should add potassium rich foods such as avocado, bananas, and potatoes to your diet. Other options include raisins, artichokes, milk, and spinach

A banana a day keeps heart disease at bayIf you don’t eat enough potassium, you might raise your risk of getting painful muscle cramps. But not eating enough potassium can also have a more serious consequence: Low levels of the mineral may increase your chances of developing heart disease, new research in JCI Insight suggests, which is why you should add foods like […]

‘Winter can trigger heart ailments’

Winter is high time for heart attacks. Numerous studies have shown that hospitalisation and mortality rates for heart failure patients are higher during winters. My Medical Mantra tries to understand how and why

‘Winter can trigger heart ailments’Heart Failure is a chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) which despite its literal connotation doesn’t mean that the heart has failed and is about to stop working, rather it is a potentially life-threatening condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood as required by the body. An International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study […]

A CPR in time saves woman’s life

•45-year-old’s life was saved in Mumbai by Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) •Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped •Vinita is fine now and she will resume work

A CPR in time saves woman’s life  While going to the office, 45-years-old Vinita Ramakrishnan from Mumbai suddenly suffered from back and chest pain and started sweating heavily. Her ECG revealed that she suffered a minor heart attack. When she fell unconscious, she was immediately admitted to Fortis Hospital, Mulund and was given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In its full, standard form, […]

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart disease

Researchers state that the findings are particularly important for younger men, who are less likely to be assessed for subclinical cardiovascular diseases than older men, and who may be visiting the doctor for the first time due to erectile dysfunction related symptoms

Erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of heart diseaseErectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection. Unsurprisingly, ED can have a range of negative implications for a man’s psychological health; it may give rise to low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. But ED may pose risks for physical health, too. Previous research has suggested that men with ED […]

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in women

Nearly two-thirds of the deaths from heart attacks in women occur among those who have no history of chest pain. A stressful and sedentary lifestyle has led to early menopause which ups the risk of heart attack. Smoking, diabetes and abnormal blood lipids also erase estrogen levels, which are women’s natural protection

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in womenPune’s ex-Mayor, Chanchala Kodre died of a heart attack on Monday. She was just 42-year-old. She was hospitalised on Sunday night when she complained of chest pain. She was elected for the first time in Pune Municipal Corporation’s 2012 elections. When she got elected for the second time, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had given her the position of […]

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out for

Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and light-headedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out forSweating profusely could be an early sign of a heart attack, especially if the patient isn’t exercising or being active. Pumping blood through the body becomes more difficult when the heart becomes weaker, so the body uses more energy to deliver the blood supply. To cool itself down after the assertion, the body may sweat […]

Timely intervention saves 17-year-old footballer after heart attack

Health experts recommend that youngsters also need to be cautious about their heart health. Any sign of stress and uneasiness should not be ignored and must be followed by preventive check-ups and consultation

Timely intervention saves 17-year-old footballer after heart attackIn March 2017, a local footballer Venkatesh (34) died following a massive heart attack in Bengaluru and in May, a 17-year Belgian footballer Joel Lobanzo, who played for Royal Antwerp, had also suffered a cardiac arrest during training, met the same fate. Unlike these two footballers, a district level 17-year-old Mumbai footballer was lucky. He […]

Beed: ST bus driver drives 26 kms to save passenger

On Tuesday afternoon, a passenger traveling on board a ST bus from Beed to Pune suffered massive heart attack. The witty bus driver took the decision to shift the patient to a nearby hospital. He drove 26 kms to Beed district hospital but the patient couldn’t survive

Beed: ST bus driver drives 26 kms to save passengerOn Tuesday afternoon, patients who had come to Beed district hospital were shocked to see a State Transport bus parked in the hospital premises. No one knew what had happened. But, they later found out that one of the passengers had suffered a massive heart attack. A passenger named Sayyed Jalal who was traveling on […]

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 […]
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