Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart disease

The study found that physically active men who were not overweight but whose waist-stature ratio (WSR) was close to the risk threshold were also more likely to develop heart disorders than individuals with lower WSRs

Healthy men with high waist-stature ratio have increased risk of heart diseaseHealth experts have warned for years that men and women with excess abdominal fat run a greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems. However, individuals with abdominal or central obesity are not the only ones in danger, according to a new study. The study was conducted by Brazilian researchers affiliated with São Paulo State University (UNESP) […]

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 […]

#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: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart disease

A new study has reinforced the belief that work-related stress and impaired sleep could be directly associated with raised blood pressure and risk of death due to heart disease

#WorldHeartDay: Stressed at work and trouble sleeping? You’re at a high risk for heart diseaseWork stress and impaired sleep are linked to a threefold higher risk of cardiovascular death in employees with hypertension. That’s the finding of research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author Professor Karl-Heinz Ladwig, of the German Research Centre for Environmental Health […]

#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 […]

#WorldHeartDay: Secure your heart health by managing your weight!

Dr Zakia Khan, an Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the relationship between weight and heart disease, and how to maintain it

#WorldHeartDay: Secure your heart health by managing your weight!Maintaining a healthy weight is imperative for overall health, and can help you prevent and control a multitude of diseases. If you are obese or overweight, you are at risk of developing health problems, including hypertension, heart disease, respiratory problems, gallstones, type-2 diabetes mellitus, and different types of cancers. When it comes to heart, ensure […]

#WorldHeartDay: What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?

Dr Swati Garekar, a consultant paediatric cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares her insights about how to keep their children healthy in today’s environment where the outside play has been reduced, and consumption of junk foods and the internet has increased

#WorldHeartDay: What can parents do to safeguard her child’s heart health?These days there is increased awareness about health, and everyone spends time at the gym or follow a diet. What one also needs to realise is that childhood is when healthy heart habits should start. Unfortunately, as adults, we are focusing on while getting back to health, the stress on children’s health seems to be […]
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