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

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: 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: 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: 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 […]