Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

  “Younger women under the age of 55 tend to do worse than older individuals and men,” said University of Alberta cardiologist Paolo Raggi. “The long-term complication rate and the recurrence rate for heart attacks are much higher.” Researchers followed 662 heart patients for up to three years. Each person was assessed for symptoms of […]

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Heart patients advised to move around every 20 minutes to prolong life

CCC 2018 is being held 20 to 23 October in Toronto, Canada. Visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as part of the ESC Global Activities programme. Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, and watching television. […]

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Civic-run hospital in Pune starts bypass surgery at subsidised rate

The surgery which costs around 3 lakhs rupees in private hospital will be undertaken in one lakh rupees at Kamala Nehru Hospital. The facility will be provided to poor and needy patients. This will be undertaken under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. The hospital has witnessed rise in patients with angioplasty and angiography. The patients […]

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Doctors advise caution to heart patients while watching football

Doctors advise caution to heart patients while watching football

Football fever has taken over the country, as FIFA World Cup 2018 is in progress. While everyone is rooting for their favourite team or player, doctors have advised caution while watching football matches which can easily get viewers nervous or over-excited. Any excitement can trigger a sudden rise in catacolamin (adrenalin) levels in blood. A […]

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‘Life After Cardiac Surgery’: This doctor is going an extra mile for the heart patients

This doctor is going an extra mile for heart patients

Since three years, Dr Vijay Andhare, Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Solapur, is creating awareness. He conducts a camps and guides people. Since last three years, he has conducted 281 camps. Why should people go for regular check-ups, what problems can arise? Reasons behind hereditary heart problems, various heart diseases and what should be done to prevent them are […]

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Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’

The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been the medical partner for the Mumbai Marathon for the past fourteen years in succession. From AHI, 70 rehabilitated cardiac patients (13 half marathoners and 57 dream runners) are participating in the marathon this year. Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, […]

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Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them running

Each marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to […]

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‘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 […]

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Post fixing of ceiling prices, no shortage of coronary stents reported in India

Stents may not be as useful as previously thought of, finds Lancet study

Building on years of evidence, a new study in The Lancet showed that stents were useless for most suffering angina pain. Conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom, the study shows that stents — tiny wire mesh medical devices used to open blockages in blood vessels — do nothing to relieve angina pain. They improve […]

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