Women at high risk of heart attack when exposed to antibiotics, reveals study  

Taking antibiotics for a long period of time could put women at great risk of deadly conditions

Women at high risk of heart attack when exposed to antibiotics, reveals study  A new study of nearly 36,500 women warns that exposure to the drugs for two months or more increases the chances of suffering heart attack or stroke. The findings, published in the European Heart Journal, showed that antibiotics could harm women aged 40 and above. The researchers noted the risk of having a cardiovascular disease […]

Nagpur: Policemen and other security personnel to receive CPR training by IMA

The Indian Medical Association (IMA), Nagpur branch, has resolved to train more than 12,000 policemen, traffic cops, home guards, and other personnel in uniform from the city in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during the course of this year

Nagpur: Policemen and other security personnel to receive CPR training by IMACPR is an emergency procedure followed to resume heartbeats of a person in case of cardiac arrest. By learning about the CPR, security personnel will not feel afraid in case someone suffers from a heart attack. They will become more confident in handling emergency situations. It will allow them to provide timely assistance to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 erectile […]
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