Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know

Exercise is good for you. But for people who have had a heart attack, starting or resuming a workout routine may sound scary, exhausting, complicated, in short, the last thing they would want to do. Instead, it probably should be one of the first

Scared to exercise after a heart attack? Here’s what you need to know“We’re trying to make it clear that exercise is as much a part of the standard of care as aspirin or statins or beta blockers,” said cardiologist Dr Benjamin D. Levine, director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine and a professor of medicine and cardiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. That […]

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 […]

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack

The pain from a panic attack feels sharper and localised to one area while those experiencing a heart attack report feeling more of a pressure on their chest

Know the difference between a heart attack and a panic attackAm I having a panic attack or a heart attack? – The question has certainly interrupted the racing minds of people who have experienced a cluster of symptoms including discomfort in the chest, increased sweating, dizziness, shortness of breath and trembling. Medical tests are the only way to confirm the type of attack as there […]

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and stroke

Unmarried people were also 43 per cent more likely to die from heart disease and 55 per cent more likely to die from strokes, researchers report in the journal Heart

Being married can lower your risk of heart attacks and strokePeople who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren’t, a research review suggests. Researchers examined data from 34 previous studies involving more than two million people. Overall, they found that compared to married people, adults who were divorced, widowed or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

People under 40 with type 2 diabetes at risk of developing heart disease

People under age 40 who are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have or die from cardiovascular disease than those of similar age without diabetes and the excess risks were more pronounced in younger women, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

People under 40 with type 2 diabetes at risk of developing heart diseaseResearchers also found the excess risk for death, regardless of cause, for people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes at age 80 or older significantly decreased and was the same as those of similar age without diabetes. “Our study shows the differences in excess diabetes risk are tied to the how old the person is when […]

Man drives a heart attack patient 60 Km on a motorcycle to save the life

When a person suffers a heart attack, every second of he the Golden Hour is crucial. In a city like Mumbai or Pune, the facility of 24/7 ambulance services are at our disposal. However, imagine if a person suffers a heart attack in the rural area then? For them, a motorcycle or a bullock cart is the only option

Man drives a heart attack patient 60 Km on a motorcycle to save the lifeWhen a person suffers a heart attack, every second is crucial for saving a life. If the patient reaches the hospital in the ‘Golden Hour’ and receives treatment on time, the doctors can save his life. In a city like Mumbai or Pune, the facility of 24/7 ambulance services are at our disposal. However, imagine […]
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