Exercise can reverse heart disease risk in middle-aged adults

To reap the most benefit, the exercise regimen should begin by late middle age (before age 65), when the heart apparently retains some plasticity and ability to remodel itself

Exercise can reverse heart disease risk in middle-aged adultsThe new year is a time when many plan to shape up after the excesses of the festive period. Now there is good news for those who fear it might be too late in life to improve their fitness. People into late middle age can reverse or reduce the risk of heart failure caused by […]

‘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 […]

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicy

 If you add some spices to your cooking, you can cook food that tastes good without using as much salt. Though habit and preference matter when it comes to spicy food, but even a small, gradual increase in spices in your food may have a health benefit

Want to cut down on excess sodium? Try something spicyConsuming too much salt is known to be bad for you. And according to a study recently covered by Medical News Today, too much sodium can significantly increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the mineral — which is usually derived from salt — can double the risk of heart failure. In fact, the […]

Heart break can lead to long term damage and poor heart health

Researchers from the University of Aberdeen followed 37 takotsubo patients for an average of two years. Using ultrasound and cardiac MRI scans, the team found that patients’ heart function was often affected long after an event. They also found patients had on-going symptoms of heart failure similar to patients who have suffered a heart attack

Heart break can lead to long term damage and poor heart healthHeart break is actually damaging for the heart finds a new study. Researchers have found that persons undergoing a heart break could suffer from damages to the heart that is similar to heart attacks. The study came from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The findings of the study were presented at the American Heart Association […]

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in Pune

The heart was transported via green corridor to Mumbai’s Fortis hospital. The heart recipient is a 23-year-old male from Pune. The liver was allotted to a 71-year-old male patient from Sahyadri hospital in Pune. While one kidney was allotted to a patient from Ruby hall, the other one was allotted to patient form Jehangir hospital

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in PuneWife donates organs of brain dead husband, saving the lives of four people. A 43-year-old, marathon runner from Pune, was taking a walk while he met with an accident and was declared brain dead eventually. The wife of this marathon runner gave the consent for the organ donation on Friday, October 06 at Jehangir hospital […]

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: Study

A recent study states that 46 per cent of Indians suffer from heart failure and die within one year, says a Lancet Journal study done by 29 cardiologists done across the world. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by cardiologists on 5,823 patients in 108 areas in Africa, India, South East Asia, China and South America

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: StudyA study conducted by 29 doctors worldwide which was published in the Lancet journal in April this year, concludes that 46 per cent of Indians, will suffer from heart failure and die within one year. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by 29 cardiologists on […]

Aaradhya gets a new heart, father prays for successful surgery

Save Aaradhya to Aaradhya saved, My Medical Mantra’s online campaign to get a donor heart for this 4-year-old Navi Mumbai girl succeeded after parents of a 14-month-old brain dead child from Surat agreed to donate heart, by giving Aaradhya a new lease of life, while her father prays for successful surgery

Aaradhya gets a new heart, father prays for successful surgeryAfter waiting for an year, Aaradhya’s father Yogesh Mule got a life saving call for his daughter. “Yes, Aaradhya has got a donor and she will get a new heart. Donor heart matching the requirements of Aaradhya has been found in a hospital in Surat,” informed the call made to Yogesh on the evening of […]

UK’s first artificial heart pump moves a step closer to be accessible to patients

It is the first British pump to be built for this purpose: to treat blood which is flowing through the pump extremely gently and not to do any damage to the blood. There are other pumps that have been built that do cause some damage to the blood and, as a result, patients have adverse events that diminish the impact of the implantation and the treatment

UK’s first artificial heart pump moves a step closer to be accessible to patientsThe UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later. The […]

Gleneagles Global Hospitals to start India’s first online heart failure registry

It is estimated that the heart failure burden in India ranges from 1.3 to 4.6 million with a mortality rate of anywhere between 491,600 to 1.8 million cases per annum

Gleneagles Global Hospitals to start India’s first online heart failure registryGleneagles Global Hospitals today launched the country’s first ever ‘Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program’ (AHF-TP) which aims identify the prevalence of Heart-Failure among the general population of India. The ‘Gleneagles Advanced Heart Failure Treatment program will look to open 100 ‘Gleneagles Heart Failure Clinics’ across the country where one can visit and seek consultation. The […]