In India, a new heart comes at a heavy price

Heart transplant surgery can save lives but costs between Rs18-25lakh for an adult in India at private hospitals. Government hospitals don’t offer heart transplants. My Medical Mantra understand from experts why the surgery and post-operative care continues to remain expensive in the country

In India, a new heart comes at a heavy priceIn International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study in April 2017, an estimated 5.4 million heart failure patients reside in India and the number of heart failures is expected to grow further. The study revealed that 46 per cent of heart failure patients die within one-year due to cardiac reason. Therefore, the need of the hour is to develop […]

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out for

Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and light-headedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out forSweating profusely could be an early sign of a heart attack, especially if the patient isn’t exercising or being active. Pumping blood through the body becomes more difficult when the heart becomes weaker, so the body uses more energy to deliver the blood supply. To cool itself down after the assertion, the body may sweat […]

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linked

According to a study, activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke

Explained: How stress and heart attacks are linkedScientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery — until now. Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published […]

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, can make all the difference

Two terms with different meanings and how important it is to know what they mean

Knowing the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest, can make all the differenceHeart Attack  It occurs, when blood flow to a section of the heart is restricted. The primary culprit is typically coronary heart disease, which causes plaque to build up inside arteries; if the plaque ruptures, it creates a blood clot that can block blood flow to a portion of the heart muscle. Without sufficient oxygen, […]

Save Revati: Ex-army jawan battles to raise funds

Revati Deshpande, a ten-year-old Pune resident’s condition is similar like Three-year-old Aaradhya Mule from Navi Mumbai, thirteen-year-old Suhana Shaikh from Mulund and eight-year-old Krushna Sadgir from Akole Taluka of Ahmednagar. But, Aaradhya, Suhana and Krushna, were lucky to get a new heart. Whereas, Revati is still waiting to undergo heart transplant as she requires monetary help

Save Revati: Ex-army jawan battles to raise fundsRevati Deshpande, a resident of Junnar taluka in Pune District, is diagnosed with a medical condition called severe aortic valve incompetency detection. Doctors at Ruby Hall Clinic have advised her to undergo heart transplant immediately. Though, people residing in her village have started a crowd funding campaign, to raise funds for her surgery. Ramesh Kharmale, […]

These habits can save your heart

In 2010, a committee of experts with the American Heart Association came up with a strategic plan to reduce cardiovascular disease in the United States. The committee pored over the scientific literature and identified seven of the most important behaviors people can follow to protect their cardiovascular health

These habits can save your heartWorldwide, heart disease and strokes are the leading causes of death. They’re also the leading killers of Americans, accounting for one out of every three deaths in the United States. But there’s good news, too. About 80 percent of all cases of cardiovascular disease are preventable. You can lower your risk markedly by making some […]

Walking: The best way to protect your heart

If you've suffered a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, walking is an ideal exercise because you can easily adapt your routine depending on your fitness level. If you have heart failure, ask your doctor to recommend a cardiac rehabilitation program so you can safely reap the benefits of exercise. This type of supervised exercise is particularly helpful if you haven't been active for a while

Walking: The best way to protect your heartTo start walking for exercise, all you really need is a comfortable pair of shoes (preferably sneakers). That’s just one reason that this low-impact, do-anywhere exercise is so popular. But the health benefits of walking are the real bonus. Brisk, regular walking is an effective way to lower blood pressure and stave off diabetes, both […]

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena Raju

The athlete underwent a second heart transplant in September 2017. She said the experience has reinforced her faith prayers and she hopes to spread awareness about repeat transplants though the efforts of her NGO

Repeat heart transplant, a miracle, says Reena RajuReena Raju is a true inspiration. Her zeal for life continued even after she underwent a heart transplant in 2009. Not letting this life-changing moment derail her plans, she pursues athletics at national level, is an adventure sports enthusiast and the founder of NGO, Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation. Reena is equally positive about […]

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Smoking is a terrible habit, we all know that. It is proven to cause cancer, yet we have people who put their health on the line. Listed below are the different body parts which are impacted by smoking. You may want to consider quitting, if you are a smoker for a healthier lifestyle which will be less taxing on the organs of your body.

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organsJoints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

1st heart donation from Amravati saves Mumbaikar’s life

Amravati makes 1st heart donation to save Kurla resident at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The donor donated heart, liver, kidneys and corneas to save and enrich six lives. The donation helped Maharashtra to become second leading state in organ donation in the country, in 2017, after Tamil Nadu

1st heart donation from Amravati saves Mumbaikar’s lifeYoung 34-yr-old man was rushed to the hospital after suffering from brain hemorrhage. His father and brother were counselled by the medical social workers at the hospital. After which, they consented to donate his Heart, liver, kidneys and corneas. Another milestone was achieved towards the cause of organ donation as this marks the 1st heart […]
1 2 3 9