Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds study

Money may not buy happiness, but a bigger paycheck is good for your heart. And new research suggests the reverse is also true: When income drops, your risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure goes up

Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds studyFor the study, researchers tracked income and heart health among nearly 9,000 adults in four areas in the United States. Their income was checked twice: from 1987 to 1989, and again between 1993 and 1995. Heart health was monitored through 2016. Over that time, one in 10 saw their household income plummet by more than […]

Regular exercise is good for your heart, no matter how old you are – finds study

Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age, report investigators in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Regular exercise is good for your heart, no matter how old you are – finds studyTheir results showed that the patients who benefited most from cardiac rehabilitation were those who started out with the greatest physical impairment. Elderly patients are at a higher risk for complications and accelerated physical deconditioning after a cardiovascular event, yet older patients are largely underrepresented in rehabilitation programs. Studies have shown that this might be […]

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heart

Researchers found that consuming the amount of caffeine that is equivalent to four cups of coffee might be enough to set off a cellular chain of events that protects the cells of our hearts

#CoffeeDay: Four cups of coffee might have a protective effect on your heartAccording to a new study four cups of strong coffee might be the amount that would keep the hearts of older adults healthy. The latest study titled, “CDKN1B/p27 is localized in mitochondria and improves respiration-dependent processes in the cardiovascular system – New mode of action for caffeine,” was published on 21st of June 2018 in […]

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

#WorldHeartDay: Having a daytime nap twice a week can help lower risk of heart attack, stroke

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps

#WorldHeartDay: Having a daytime nap twice a week can help lower risk of heart attack, strokeThe impact of napping on heart health has been hotly contested. Many of the published studies on the topic have failed to consider napping frequency, or focused purely on cardiovascular disease deaths, or compared regular nappers with those not opting for a mini siesta, say the researchers. In a bid to try and address these […]

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work

Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, but a new study suggests that not all types of sitting are equally unhealthy

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at workThe study, led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, found that leisure-time sitting (while watching TV), but not sitting at work, was associated with a greater risk of heart disease and death among the study’s more than 3,500 participants. The study also found that moderate-to-vigorous exercise may reduce or eliminate […]

#WorldHeartDay: Second opinion plays important role in heart care

If you have been diagnosed having a heart condition then it becomes imperative that you consider every other alternative to confirm the same. Here is where getting a second opinion becomes extremely critical in the diagnostic journey of heart care

#WorldHeartDay: Second opinion plays important role in heart careSecond opinion is a tool for ratification or modification of a suggested treatment by another physician. The need for second opinion can be explained by an example – A female patient was diagnosed with unstable angina. Cardiac Angiography showed LMCA (Left Main Coronary Artery) Stenosis.  The patient was provided with the option of undergoing a […]

#WorldHeartDay: Why tracking your heart health while gymming matters

Understanding how to track your heart health while you work-out is important, as strenuous exercising can substantially increase short-term risks to the heart

#WorldHeartDay: Why tracking your heart health while gymming mattersLike every year, 2018 has seen an increase in gym-goers, as the new lifestyle trend is to flaunt a fit and lean body. To achieve the envisioned goal, people are willing to push themselves to the ultimate limit. With unfamiliarity about how the body adapts to these changes, many a times people are faced with […]

#WorldHeartDay: On oral contraceptive pills? You could be at risk of heart disease

Dr Brajesh Kumar Kunwar, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist, and Dr Bandita Sinha, a Senior Gynaecologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, share their insight on how oral contraceptive pills can raise the risk on one’s heart

#WorldHeartDay: On oral contraceptive pills? You could be at risk of heart diseaseThe use of Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) or other types of birth control measures that have hormones, in young and healthy women is a comfortable and safe method to prevent pregnancy. There are some women, though, who may be at risk of heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots. All pregnancy control measures should […]

#WorldHeartDay: Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

This year, as world heart day celebrates the global community of Heart Heroes, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute and world-renowned heart surgeon reminds us of five everyday health promises that we need to keep to live longer, better and heart-healthy lives

#WorldHeartDay: Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heartPromise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]
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