Early menopause linked to heart problems before 60, suggests study

Researchers examined data from 15 observational studies with a total of more than 300,000 women, including almost 13,000 women who survived events like a heart attack or stroke after menopause. Compared with women who went through menopause at age 50 or 51, women who experienced premature menopause, before age 40, were 55% more likely to […]

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Losing your job could affect your heart health, finds study

For 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 […]

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

Their 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 […]

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

According 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 […]

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Heart-healthy diet linked to bigger brain volume, reveals new research

#WorldHeartDay: 5 healthy heart tips

India 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, reveals study

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

The 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 […]

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#WorldHeartDay: Second opinion plays important role in heart care

Second 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 […]

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Why tracking your heart health while gymming matters

#WorldHeartDay: Why tracking your heart health while gymming matters

Like 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 […]

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

The 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 […]

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