Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong life

Heart patients are being advised to move around every 20 minutes in a bid to prolong life following a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) 2018

Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong lifeCCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. […]

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack risk

A new study suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack riskAccording to a new research, consuming yogurt daily can help reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack by at least 30%, on people with high blood pressure. Scientists found out that a daily dose of ‘good bacteria‘, or probiotics present in yogurt, boosts the microbes in the gut, protecting against the effects of […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers worldwide and have been so for 15 years. In 2016, 15.2 million people died because of these cardiovascular diseases

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study  Dr Lukas Schwingshackl — from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke — led the new study. This study was the first to carry out an analysis that allows the impact of several oils and solid fats on blood lipids to be assessed in a single model. Many have compared the effect of replacing […]

Too much ‘good cholesterol’ may not be so good for your health

Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai conducted a study to check link between cholesterol and heart diseases. The study reveals over 30 % of people on higher risk of heart disease in Mumbai

Too much ‘good cholesterol’ may not be so good for your healthAs a part of corporate social initiatives, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, has conducted over 1000 health check-up camps covering the different parts of the city – South Mumbai, Central, and Western Mumbai. It included various housing societies and private and government corporate firms over a period of two years (2016-2018). Eating habits and other lifestyle […]

Vitamin D can protect against heart failure after a heart attack

Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. New research has shown how vitamin D may help protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, potentially offering a low-cost addition to existing treatments for heart failure

Vitamin D can protect against heart failure after a heart attackThe team at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that vitamin D prevents excessive scarring and thickening of heart tissue following a heart attack, which may help reduce the risk of heart failure. Researchers used mouse models to investigate the impact of 1,25D, a form of vitamin D that interacts with hormones, on the […]

Heart disease common among firefighters who die of cardiac arrest, finds study

Most firefighters who die from cardiac arrest turn out to have narrowing of the heart arteries or structural damage in their hearts, a recent study suggests

Heart disease common among firefighters who die of cardiac arrest, finds studyWhen firefighters become suddenly incapacitated on the job, it endangers their lives. It may also put other lives at risk as they work to rescue people from burning buildings or douse flames before they spread, researchers note in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Despite this obvious risk, research to date hasn’t offered a […]

Certain cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease, find researchers

Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, the authors describe new insights into the way G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) work within cells to influence inflammation using cellular ‘waste disposal systems’

Certain cancer therapies may avert cardiovascular disease, find researchersExisting cancer drugs could be repurposed as treatments for vascular inflammation, according to new research from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine Vascular inflammation (inflammation of the blood vessels) is a significant contributing factor in the early phases of atherosclerosis, a disease whereby plaque builds up inside the arteries and which can […]

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective action

Dr Hasmukh Ravat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD-Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how significantly the life of the cardiac patients have reduced, which is a matter of concern for the people

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective actionCoronary artery disease is the most prevalent heart disease in India. Indians have increased incidences of Heart disease, especially, in younger age groups. It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks, with 10-15 % of attacks happening to people under the age of 40; this is unheard of in […]

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart disease

World Heart Day, celebrated every year on September 29, spreads awareness about cardiovascular disease and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control them

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart diseaseRoughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally. Many of these people have been exposed to unhealthy behaviours including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and harmful use of alcohol etc. However, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable […]
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