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 […]

Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sitting

Recent studies have determined that high levels of sedentary behaviour are associated with adverse health outcomes. However, the link between sedentary behaviour, mortality and heart disease are not always well understood

Physical activity may eliminate mortality risk caused by too much sittingFor less active adults, the amount of time spent sitting may be associated with an increased risk of death; however, increasing physical activity to recommended levels may eliminate this association in some, according to a study published today in the annual cardiovascular health promotion issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In […]

Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?

Researchers suggest that the mechanism at play could be a stress response in the nervous system that is activated by exposure to noise. The stress response prompts a surge of hormones, which damages the blood vessels. The findings revealed that traffic or aircraft noise contributes to hypertension, diabetes, and other risk factors for heart disease

Can traffic noise be a contributing factor behind heart disease?The idea that heart disease may be caused by traffic noise may seem far-fetched. But growing evidence is linking environmental noise to the development of heart conditions including arterial hypertension, stroke, heart failure, and coronary artery disease. Although healthcare providers will focus on traditional risk factors when they diagnose, prevent, and treat heart disease, ever […]

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 […]
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