Larger waist, hip size interlinked with heart attack risk in women

Research suggests that differences in the way women and men store fat may affect their risk of heart disease, with those with an ‘apple shape’ at greatest risk

Larger waist, hip size interlinked with heart attack risk in womenWomen with bigger waists relative to their hips are at more risk of heart attacks than men of a similar “apple shape”, research from the George Institute for Global Health says. The study showed waist-to-hip ratio to be a better heart attack predictor than general obesity – 18% stronger than body mass index in women […]

Financial stress can have a major impact our heart, reveals new study

People who reported significant financial stress were 13 times more likely to have a heart attack than those who had minimal or no stress. The researchers studied over 106 patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction but without any symptoms of cardiac diseases

Financial stress can have a major impact our heart, reveals new studyPeople worry about money — a lot. According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), 72 per cent of those in the United States felt the weight of financial stress at least once in the past month. Another sizeable 22 per cent said that they experienced extreme financial stress in the past […]

Exercise can help increase longevity in people with heart disease

Compared to people who were inactive, participants who consistently got the minimum recommended amount of exercise for adults were 36% less likely to die during the study. If these very active people scaled back their workouts over time, they were still 26% less likely to die than sedentary individuals

Exercise can help increase longevity in people with heart diseaseOlder adults with heart disease who regularly exercise, even a little bit, may live longer than they would without any physical activity, a Norwegian study suggests. Researchers examined three decades of data on 3,307 adults who had been diagnosed with coronary heart disease after a heart attack or an episode of severe chest pain, known […]

Mumbai: SSC student dies of heart attack

SSC exams have commenced from today across the state. Before the exams, an unfortunate incident has shook Mumbai. Yes! You have heard it right, a student passed away before appearing for his exams. KEM hospital doctors suspect that he died of a heart attack

Mumbai: SSC student dies of heart attackRutvik Ghadsi, studying in 10th standard of Shishu Vihar School, Dadar, Mumbai, studied and slept on Wednesday night. He didn’t wake up in the morning. When the family tried to wake him up he didn’t respond. Owing to which, he was rushed to the KEM Hospital where he was brought dead. The doctors declared him […]

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest

Two terms with different meanings and how important it is to know what they mean

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrestHeart Attack  It occurs when blood flow to heart is blocked A blocked artery prevents oxygen rich blood from reaching a section of the heart Symptoms may be immediate.  It may include intense discomfort in the chest, shortness of breath, cold sweats and vomiting. It occurs, when blood flow to a section of the heart is […]

‘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, […]

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 […]

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 […]