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A healthy diet combined with aerobic exercise can go a long way in preventing high cholesterol and many related heart diseases.
Angry people with aggressive behavior have a higher risk of hypertension and stroke due to atherosclerosis (thickening of arterial walls).
According to a recent meta-analysis, use of angiotensin receptor blockers decrease the risk of myocardial infarction.
Ankle edema is a swelling over either one or both ankles.Examples of generalized causes include heart and kidney disease. Treatment depends on the underlying condition.
Aortic valve Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the c valve. Symptoms include angina, and that of heart failure. Aortic valve replacement is effective therapy.
BMI, waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, assessed singly or in combination are not reliable indicators of cardiovascular disease over blood pressure, history of diabetes and cholesterol measures.
A study has revealed the association of heart failure and immigration status. Immigrants with large waist circumference are at a risk of heart failure.
High levels of arsenic exposure (>500 µg/L) in drinking water have been related to increased risks to cardiovascular diseases.
Discontinuation of low-dose aspirin therapy may increase the risk of stroke in patients with cardiovascular disease or cerebrovascular disease.
Evidence supports the use of low-dose Aspirin to counter the effects of High Blood Pressure during pregnancy.
Coronary heart disease is defined as ‘the narrowing of the small blood vessels. The study revealed that cardiovascular risk assessment could minimize the risk of cardiac ailments.
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries become hard and narrow, leading to restricted blood flow.
Controlling salt intake helps to reduce heart disease.
Hypertension affects about a billion individuals worldwide and is a silent killer. Medication & lifestyle modification is the cornerstone of an effective antihypertensive treatment.
Combo of heartburn drugs and Blood thinners after a heart attack could be lethal as per a recent study.
Blood pressure-reducing medication olmesartan may help protect the kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes, suggests study.
Research has revealed that blood transfusion received while treating a heart attack is capable of causing more harm than good.
Bluish discoloration of skin and mucous membranes indicates cyanosis. Cyanosis is clinically important, as it is a physical sign for various blood, heart and lung disorders.
A New Zealand study has revealed that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) outrated strokes and heart attacks.
Budhia Singhs Medical Report Fails to Address Long Term Health implication especially on his joints and bones.
The FREEDOM trial shows a clear all-cause mortality benefit in favor of CABG over PCI, in low-risk diabetic population, undergoing multivessel coronary revascularization.
BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio, whether assessed singly or in combination, do not importantly improve disease risk prediction.
In populations with increasing level of folate supplementation, evidence suggests no benefit from lowering of homocysteine for prevention of stroke.
The ACCORD study found an increased mortality in high-risk patients undergoing intensive diabetes treatment.
A recent study claims that seaweeds in diet can reduce blood pressure in preschool children.
Cardiac catheterization is a radiological procedure for both diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions
Cardiac markers are biomarkers which are measured to evaluate the function of heart. The test for troponin may be regarded as the most sensitive and specific test for myocardial
Cardiometabolic risk factors and obesity are closely linked to insulin resistance. These factors make-up the metabolic syndrome (MS) and are closely linked to dietary habits and life style.
Cardiomyopathy weakens the heart muscles and the heart loses strength to pump blood throughout the body. Treatment aims to improve symptoms and prevention complications.
Ask any one who has experienced intense chest pain and they will vouch for the fact that it was the most frightening experience of their life!
Scientists warn that red wine and chocolates are not as good as they are promoted to be.
Modifying heart dysfunction may be benefit in the treatment of COPD patients.
Cardiac MRI is more sensitive than SPECT in diagnosing cardiac problems, according to a recent study.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) reduces the risk of recurrent heart attacks and other cardiovascular events.
Five controlled trials have been initiated to test the effectiveness of community responsive interventions to reduce heart disease in Indian Country.
Apixaban may be more effective than aspirin in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Heart diseases that are present at birth are called “ Congenital heart diseases”.
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart fails to work adequately as a pump that can deliver oxygen rich blood to the body.
Drinking non-alcoholic red wine can help you combat heart diseases and keep your soaring blood pressure under control. The antioxidants present in red wine are helpful in controlling blood pressure.
Coronary artery bypass grafting or CABG is an open-heart procedure to relieve the blockages of the arteries of the heart.
Coronary balloon angioplasty is an interventional procedure wherein blood flow is restored in a blocked blood artery supplying the heart.
Recently coronary computed tomography angiography has emerged as an effective diagnostic tool to image the coronary arteries. Prof. Hoffmann analyzed its effectiveness against the standard protocol.
A diet rich in deep fried and processed foods and sugary drinks increases the chances of stroke.
A study indicates that patients suffering from both diabetes and kidney dysfunction have increased chances of suffering heart diseases and death following a heart attack.
The n-3 PUFA content of diet and genetic variations are important determinants of heart disease in the Inuit population.
Beta-blockers and diuretics are associated with increased incidence of diabetes in hypertensive patients. Angiotensin receptor blockers appear to have the lowest risk of precipitating diabetes.
Statin therapy is associated with a slightly increased risk of development of diabetes. The benefit of statins for reduction of cardiovascular events is much high, and this outweighs the risk.
Despite being the most at risk, older people are the least likely to be receiving preventive treatment for stroke.
Depression has various direct and indirect biological effects which may explain its link with cardiovascular disease.
Inhalation of oxygen has been a part of the initial management of people suffering from a heart attack. But new research has raised doubts about its efficacy.
Drug-eluting stents are scaffolds containing drug on their surface placed in the coronary arteries.
People aged 80 or more should have their blood pressure checked regularly. The beneficial effect on incidence of complications such as stroke and heart failure is seen early.
The Mediterranean diet is one of the best ways of eating healthy. It offers protection from cardiovascular problems, metabolic disorders, certain cancers and other age-related degenerative diseases.
A stress test is used to test for heart disease. Exercise stress test is also called exercise electrocardiogram, treadmill test, graded exercise test, or stress ECG.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the leading causes of abnormal heart rhythm and an old drug calked Flecainide is safe to treat this condition.
Use of fluoxetine is a promising drug for treatment in patients suffering with ischemic stroke and moderate to severe motor deficit.
Early diagnosis is the key to a better treatment, but not always. Read on to discover more about some cardio-screening tests you may actually not need.
Research confirms that Fruit and vegetable drinks cannot substitute the goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables in reducing type-2 diabetes and heart diseases associated with metabolic syndrome
Studies in rats show that Ginkgo Biloba extract could prevent atherosclerosis in diabetes patients.
According to a recent study, a person’s glucose tolerance status is a better predictor of diabetes and cardiovascular disease outcomes than metabolic syndrome.
Apparently there is some bad news waiting for those who do not brush their teeth at least twice a day!
Scientists at Cleveland Clinic discover a strong relationship between gut bacteria and the prevalence of heart attacks.
Dalcetrapib does not improve the cardiovascular condition in patients with coronary artery disease.
Medindia interviewed Dr. M.S. Ranjit, Pediatric Cardiologist on the challenge of encouraging parents to bring their children for correcting heart defects and take home healthier babies.
Good news for Patients suffering from chronic heart failure. Telemonitoring is not only going to give them a “thumbs up” for life but will also save them big bucks.
The 24th of September is the World Heart Day. The theme for the year ‘How young is your heart?’ is to motivate all, especially the youth, to follow a health-friendly regime…
Heart attack is the death of the heart muscle due to loss of blood supply.
Scientific evidence has shown that poor management of acute stress can cause heart disease.
A study suggests that drugs that block the interleukin-6 pathway may be useful in preventing heart disease.
Expression of hostility during marital disagreements can lead to atherosclerosis in women while controlling behavior of either spouse has been found to result in heart disease in men.
Hypertension is almost ubiquitous in kidney transplant recipients. Hypertension negatively affects transplant and patient survival outcomes.
Doctors worldwide are now warning of the dangers of ignoring ‘Cholesterol levels in Diabetics,’ a factor that would increase the risk of heart disease and may even cause death.
Intensive statin treatment led to coronary artery disease regression with few adverse events.High doses of rosuvastatin and atorvastatin reduced the amount of coronary artery plaques.
High fat diet can destroy arteries earlier than expected. It is also one of the primary causative factors of high blood pressure (BP).
Your heart pumps blood to your organs and keeps you alive. Check how healthy it is. Read on…
A stroke also referred to as "brain attack”. Read more to learn more.
Curcumin in the turmeric has the potential to prevent cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure in type-1 diabetes patients.
Vascular events involve situations that affect circulatory system - veins, arteries and lymph vessels. Shift work can lead to a variety of health hazards particularly vascular diseases.
The role of diet and eating habits in India's progressing chronic disease epidemic is unclear but needs to be studied more precisely to establish a coherent relation between the two.
Infective endocarditis has been arbitrarily categorized as acute or subacute based on the length of symptoms before presentation.
Time of day of BP treatment influences cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes.
According to a recent study, candesartan does not produce beneficial effects in stroke patients and in fact may cause harm.
Though some studies indicate that cocoa is good for the heart, a recent study failed to establish the benefits of cocoa in people at risk for heart disease.
There is no reduction in the risk of readmission or death from any cause with telemonitoring as compared with usual care.
An article that offers insight and hope--with a shortlist of the major causes of a heart attack--and tells you what you can do to avoid it.
A recent study has helped to establish a link between job strain and coronary heart disease.
A patient with Leriche syndrome suffers from claudication symptoms, impotence and decreased pulses in the lower limbs.
At a function that was organized by MOHAN (Multi-Organ Harvesting Aid Network) Foundation at the Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Chennai, 15 families were felicitated for saying yes to organ donation.
Heart disease can be of many types depending upon whether they involve the heart muscles or artery walls or heart beats. Bad lifestyle choices contribute to heart disease.
If your blood pressure is persistently less than 90/60 mm Hg you are suffering from Low blood pressure or Hypotension.
Married heart attack victims arrived at the hospital half an hour sooner than those who were not married.
According to a recent study, exposure to methyl mercury by ingestion of fish does not increase the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular diseases.
Mitral Valve Prolapse is a relatively common condition and causes leakage of blood through the valve. MVP is not life-threatening in most instances.
Rheumatic fever is still the main cause of mitral valve disease in India. Mitral valve replacement is recommended in patients with moderate to severe mitral regurgitation
Multiple Sclerosis Society of India Chennai chapter’s Vice President Ann Gonsalvez speaks on the challenge of supporting MS persons live through the difficult, complex and tormenting MS condition.
In this era of medical innovations and breakthroughs, a new alternative to open heart surgery has emerged, widening horizons and creating new hopes for millions suffering from heart disease.
An increased blood level of a protein produced by a diseased lung was found to be associated with increased mortality in heart patients.
A new experimental anti-clotting drug called Apixaban has been found to be efficient in reducing the risk of stroke in patients.
Newer oral anticoagulants are similar in efficacy and safety as compared to the older ones.
Arterial stiffening occurs due to increasing age and atherosclerosis. Stroke and myocardial infarction are both a direct consequence of atherosclerosis.
Palpitations are unpleasant sensation of one’s own heartbeat.
The cause of palpitations is diagnosed based on the history of the patient, and heart and blood tests.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a congenital defect of the heart where the fetal passage between pulmonary artery and aorta
remains open and causes excess pulmonary blood flow.
Overweight or with heart disease? Doesn't matter, egg can be a part of your diet, say researchers.
Stress from everyday challenging situations and events plays an important role in development of coronary heart disease. Chronic unmanaged stress could take a toll on your heart.
Pharmaco-genetic interventions that target HO-1-adiponectin axis may have a beneficiary role in patients with metabolic syndrome.
A recent study suggests that higher PM10 and NO2 (traffic associated pollutants) levels are associated with increase in myocardial infarction risk just 1–6 hours later following the exposure.
Women with preterm preeclampsia with a single child are more prone to cardiovascular disease, according to recent research.
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a complication of sickle cell disease. A study carried out to evaluate the prevalence of PH in patients with sickle cell disease.
White adolescents are significantly more likely to receive antihypertensive drugs compared with black subjects. Is it race discrimination?
Here’s good news for meat lovers - red meat can play a vital role in a healthy diet; just ensure that the meat is lean and the servings moderate.
Rett Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects development. It mostly affects the girl child.
Diabetes is associated with sudden cardiac death, although the exact direct relationship is unclear.
Rivaroxaban is an oral anticoagulant or blood thinner that is more convenient to use with a better safety profile compared to currently used warfarin or heparin.
Rosiglitazone, a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes has been banned by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The FDA has issued a warning regarding the use of this drug due to an associated increase in heart attacks.
Study analyzes the potential of saliva to act as an effective biomarker for cardiovascular disease risk factors, by establishing the relationship between salivary pH and adiponectin in women.
In the end no amount of prayers or the best medical care in the world could save Sathya Sai Baba who died this morning due to Multi-Organ Failure at Puttaparthi
Special report, highlighting the feat of Budhia Singh, who is now into the Limca Book of records after completing the 65km marathon from Puri to Cuttack in just seven hours.
People suffering from subclinical atrial fibrillation, as detected by a pacemaker or defibrillator, are at an increased risk of suffering from stroke, according to the ASSERT study.
A recent study in the Netherlands investigated the association between lifestyle factors and the risk of coronary heart diseases in individuals with or without a family history of MI.
Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms but also offering several health benefits.
For most of history, the human heart has been regarded as a forbidden organ too delicate to tamper with. It might have remained so, were it not for World War II.
Less is known about how the life of a cardiac survivor changes after cardiac arrest. The survivor experiences mental, physical and psychological disabilities after cardiac arrest.
Blood stem cell transplantation and stem cell treatment in India, the possibilities and challenges ahead and the need for cord blood banks were discussed at a Jeevan oration meet in Chennai.
Heart surgery may not prevent stroke in patients with patent foramen ovale.
Brain has its own rhythm analogous to body rhythm or circadian rhythm. If your brain rhythm is in sync with the circadian rhythm you can be healthier, happier and feel more energetic.
People with more risk factors for heart disease at middle age are even more likely to suffer from heart disease and death due to heart disease in later life.
Salt is essential for the proper functioning of body but most of us generally exceeds the intake of salt than the daily requirement of 6gm.We should keep the intake of salt under control.
Dr. K.M. Cherian who pioneered the first Heart transplant in India talks to Medindia of heart transplants in India, the challenges in cadaver transplant and India’s booming medical Tourism.
Prevalence of tinnitus in a large group of elderly patients with CHF and to define the relationship between the occurrence of tinnitus and the severity and prognosis of CHF.
Angina should be treated with medications along with lifestyle changes and control of other related health issues.
Researchers from Florida University discovered that apples have the ability to reduce cholesterol levels, especially LDL, which is known as the ‘bad’ cholesterol.
Unrestricted somatic stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood are better in repairing heart attack damage compared to mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow.
A Spanish study suggests that there exists no link between fried foods and increased risk for heart disease when olive or sunflower oil as the cooking medium.
Varenicline, a drug used for smoking cessation, does not significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A recent study found no significant effects of daily dietary supplementation with B vitamins or with omega 3 fatty acids on risk of major cardiovascular events.
An increase in weight in women boosts the risk of heart disease, finds recent study.
Wii-based Movement Therapy improves function of the upper limb in stroke patients and helps patients to gain more independence.
Studies reveal a new fact-women are more susceptible to fall prey to heart attacks and die. Read on to find out why.
People with heart conditions can exercise to improve their general fitness. Dr. Selvapandian suggests what exercises can be taken up and what should be strictly avoided in a gym.
The theme of the World Health Day 2013 to be observed on the 7th of April is high blood pressure.
World Heart day 2008 seeks to underline the ‘life and death’ issues surrounding heart disease with the theme ‘Know your risk’.
The heart, often called the ‘seat of emotions, thought, and creativity’ by many scientists and philosophers spends a sleepless lifetime pumping life-giving blood to the cells.
World Heart Day 2009 which falls on September 27th, 2009 is a day dedicated to creating awareness about the risks of heart disease and ways to prevent it.
World Heart Day 2010 falls on September 26th, 2010, and the theme is “Workplace Wellness: Take Responsibility for Your Own Heart.
World Heart Day on 29th September 2011 underlines the importance of heart health for individuals and their families with the crucial message that “heart health is in one’s own hands”.
World Heart Day is celebrated all over the world each year on 29th of September. This year, WHD will focus on the heart health of women and children through heart-healthy actions.
A younger sibling can increase the blood pressure in an older child, suggest a new study.
A new technique of zapping nerves supplying the kidneys with radio waves has been found to be effective in controlling hypertension in patients resistant to blood pressure Tablets.
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