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

Tata Mumbai Marathon is round the corner and people have geared up to give their best. A lot of heart patients have also prepped up for the same. Dr Nilesh Gautam, the medical director for the Marathon this year, lists out some dos and don’ts for the heart patients

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them runningEach 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 […]

Dos and don’ts for a healthy heart

Researchers found that if people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower risk of heart disease

Dos and don’ts for a healthy heartJust 10 foods account for nearly half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S., researchers reported. If people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower their own risk of heart disease, the researchers at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy found. It comes […]

Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medications

Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease. Heartburn is an irritation of the oesophagus -- the tube that connects your throat and stomach. It's caused by stomach acid. Here’s how to find relief

Here are 5 ways to treat heartburn without medicationsMaybe you hadn’t planned on getting your total caloric intake for the day within the space of an hour, but now here you are: empty plate, super-full belly—and that burning has just begun. The holidays are notorious for scuttling moderation, thanks to jumbo family dinners, ample party buffets, and cheese-laden potlucks. But all of that […]

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterol

Although diet can be a simple and powerful way to improve cholesterol levels, it plays a bigger role for some people than for others. Don't be discouraged if you have followed a diet but not reached your goal blood level

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterolMany people can reduce cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. For example, if you are a fan of cheeseburgers, eating less meat (and leaner cuts) and more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can lower your total cholesterol by 25% or more. Cutting back on saturated fat (found in meat and dairy products) and […]

A CPR in time saves woman’s life

•45-year-old’s life was saved in Mumbai by Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) •Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including heart attack or in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped •Vinita is fine now and she will resume work

A CPR in time saves woman’s life  While going to the office, 45-years-old Vinita Ramakrishnan from Mumbai suddenly suffered from back and chest pain and started sweating heavily. Her ECG revealed that she suffered a minor heart attack. When she fell unconscious, she was immediately admitted to Fortis Hospital, Mulund and was given Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). In its full, standard form, […]

India: ‘Organ donation rate is 0.58 per million population’

2,00,000 recipients are waiting for kidney transplant only 8,000 donors are there. The demand for organs and tissues for transplantation is far more than availability of the organs like liver, heart and cornea as well

India: ‘Organ donation rate is 0.58 per million population’The estimated requirement of major organs and tissue as available with NOTTO is as under: Organ/Tissue      Required     Available Kidney                     200000         8000 Liver                          50000           1500 Heart      […]

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’

As a part of our affordable transplant series, we take a look at how transplants in the country need to be made affordable for everyone. As per experts, private hospitals are not very feasible when it comes to organ transplants

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’Organ donation can save and enrich lives. Unfortunately, the need for organ donors is much greater than the number of people who actually donate. If you look around you, you will most definitely come across at least one person requiring an organ transplant. But, the scenario is changing. The year 2017, recorded the highest cadaver organ […]

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 […]

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, […]