High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems later in life

Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may be more likely than those who don’t to have heart attacks or strokes decades later, a Norwegian study suggests

High blood pressure during pregnancy tied to heart problems later in lifeCompared to women with normal blood pressure during every pregnancy, women who developed hypertensive disorders, or high blood pressure, during one or more pregnancies were 57% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke at some point between ages 40 and 70. “We knew that women who experienced hypertensive disorders in pregnancy have a […]

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart disease

The study, the most in-depth in the world, shows for the first time how smoking harms all of the cardiovascular system - the heart and major blood vessels

New study shows smoking triples deaths from heart diseaseLead researcher, Professor Emily Banks from the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, said the study examined the impact of smoking for every possible cardiovascular disease. “That includes investigating the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, heart muscle disease, rhythm problems, and gangrene in Australians from every walk of life: men, women, […]

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke risk

A Journal of the American Heart Association analysis of information from a large health insurance database reveals that people living with HIV have an elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke

HIV infection may increase heart failure and stroke riskThe findings indicate that increased efforts to protect patients’ cardiovascular health are needed. For the study, researchers analysed information on 19,798 people living with HIV and 59,302 age- and sex-matched uninfected individuals who were followed for an average of 20 months. People living with HIV had 3.2-times and 2.7-times higher risks of heart failure and […]

Know how a fruit compound may lower blood pressure

Blueberries, red grapes, red wine, and peanuts are some of the natural sources of resveratrol - a plant compound that has received much attention in the medical community recently. New research in mice and human cells breaks down the mechanism through which resveratrol may lower blood pressure

Know how a fruit compound may lower blood pressureFrom protecting our neurons against ageing to potentially preventing cancer, a significant number of studies have recently hailed the health benefits of resveratrol. Also, a lot of previous research has focused on the benefits of resveratrol for heart health. Clinical studies in rats and mice have demonstrated protective effects against stroke, heart failure, and hypertension, […]

Heavy teenage boys at increased risk of heart disease risk as adults

Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests

Heavy teenage boys at increased risk of heart disease risk as adultsIt included about 1.7 million Swedish men who began military service at ages 18 or 19 between 1969 and 2005. They were followed for up to 46 years. During the follow-up, nearly 4,500 were diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an uncommon heart muscle condition that can lead to heart failure. Average age at diagnosis was 45.5 years. […]

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75

Sticking to a plant-rich diet that can reduce high blood pressure may also lower the risk of heart failure in people under the age of 75

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75This was the conclusion of a study that a team at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, led to assess the impact of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan on heart failure. They report their findings in a paper that now features in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The […]

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Heart failure deaths rising in younger adults, reveals study

Death rates due to heart failure are now increasing, and this increase is most prominent among younger adults under 65, considered premature death, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study

Heart failure deaths rising in younger adults, reveals studyThis study is showing for the first time that death rates due to heart failure have been increasing since 2012. The rise in deaths comes despite significant advances in medical and surgical treatments for heart failure in the past decade. The study will be published May 6 in the Journal of the American College of […]

Mumbai: KEM Hospital soon to start clinic for heart failure patients

In May last year, the civic-run hospital had applied for permission to start heart transplants in the hospital. While they are still awaiting a reply from the state government, they have decided to start a clinic for patients with heart disease

Mumbai: KEM Hospital soon to start clinic for heart failure patientsThis clinic has been started with the primary aim to register patients for heart transplants. A waiting list will be created for patients in need of a heart transplant. The clinic will help diagnose patients who are facing heart failure. Heart transplants are a costly affair at private hospitals. They cost around 25-30 lakh rupees. […]

Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 per cent

Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot supply enough blood and oxygen to the main organs in the body

Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 per centNew research finds that sticking to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can slash heart failure risk by 41 per cent. By contrast, a diet rich in fats, fried foods, processed meat, and sugary drinks can raise the risk of this condition. Some experts predict that heart failure will become more and more […]
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