World Heart Day: Mumbaikar receives heart from brain-dead donor

The husband of the deceased consents to donate his brain-dead wife’s heart, liver and kidneys. This organ donation marked Fortis Hospital’s 84th heart transplant, so far this year

World Heart Day: Mumbaikar receives heart from brain-dead donorA team of cardiac experts at Fortis Hospital, Mulund led by Dr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, successfully conducted a heart transplant to save the life of a 37-year-old female, Nita Desai (name changed) from Chembur, Mumbai, yesterday which also happened to be the eve of World Heart Day. This life saving transplant, which marks […]

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective action

Dr Hasmukh Ravat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD-Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how significantly the life of the cardiac patients have reduced, which is a matter of concern for the people

Reduced age of patients with cardiac disorders: Reasons, impact and corrective actionCoronary artery disease is the most prevalent heart disease in India. Indians have increased incidences of Heart disease, especially, in younger age groups. It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks, with 10-15 % of attacks happening to people under the age of 40; this is unheard of in […]

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart disease

World Heart Day, celebrated every year on September 29, spreads awareness about cardiovascular disease and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control them

Regular health check-ups and minor changes in lifestyle can help prevent heart diseaseRoughly a third of all deaths around the world are the result of heart disease and stroke, making cardiovascular disease the number one killer globally. Many of these people have been exposed to unhealthy behaviours including tobacco use, unhealthy diet, inadequate physical activity and harmful use of alcohol etc. However, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are preventable […]

Show care and spread awareness this World Heart Day

World Heart Day on September 29 aims to combat the rising number of people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), by promoting the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle

Show care and spread awareness this World Heart DayThe theme this year ‘My Heart, Your Heart,’ posed the question “What can I do right now to look after my heart and your heart?” for all stakeholders to walk the talk. The main call to action for this year’s campaign is to make a promise. Cardiovascular diseases are a collective of various kinds of […]

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports study

Indian patients are at inherently greater risk of diabetes as well as cardiovascular disease; these chronic diseases occur a decade earlier in Indian population

Cardiovascular disease is claiming many young lives, reports studyDiabetes is a major risk-factor for cardiovascular disease; both these diseases have assumed epidemic proportions in India. Diabetes is the second commonest comorbidity in cardiology OPDs in India. Maharashtra, cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death in adults over 40 years of age, accounting for almost 2 out of every 5 deaths. In Maharashtra, ischemic […]

Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital distributes stress balls to police officials and office workers

When your blood pressure is high, it puts an extra strain on your arteries and heart, squeezing stress balls can help reduce blood pressure, say health experts

Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital distributes stress balls to police officials and office workersThere have been studies that draw an association between stress levels and increased rates of heart attacks over the last 15 years. Ahead of World Heart Day (September 29) , to create awareness about the increase in heart diseases due to stress and high blood pressure, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central has distributed ‘stress ball’ to […]

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: Study

On the eve of the World Heart Day that is celebrated on September 29, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ highlights barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. It revealed startling city-specific facts, including age-specific and gender-specific barriers that come in the way of people being able to put efforts to have a healthy heart

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: StudySeptember 29 is celebrated as the World Heart Day. And on this occasion, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ has highlighted the barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. The study […]

Lifestyle changes have made us vulnerable to heart attacks

An early onset of heart ailments is well known problem, nowadays. Doctors say that one of the most important factors is the lifestyle that we have adopted. Earlier this week, a 24-year-old boy from Mumbai was admitted to Global Hospitals due a massive heart attack. All of this is an indicates that we do need to call out the early onset of heart attacks in people

Lifestyle changes have made us vulnerable to heart attacksHeart attack in the current times is one of the most commonly heard health occurrences. The onset of heart ailments, a decade ago was in 60’s but seems like the onset now has dropped to 40’s now. But in a sad twist of events, even this seems to have dropped down now. A 24-year-old boy […]