Blood vessels

Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

Novel ultrasound drill for deep vein blood clots developed

A new surgical tool that uses low-frequency ultrasound to break down blood clots deep within the veins of the legs, without damaging the surrounding blood vessels, has been developed by US researchers.

Jun 16, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
Indian surgeons perform complex brain surgery on Ghanaian patient with Arteriovenous Malformation

Indian surgeons perform complex brain surgery on Ghanaian patient with Arteriovenous Malformation

The challenging surgery, which took eight hours, was performed by surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru. 

May 12, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
Red wine before smoking can offset damage to blood vessels

Red wine before smoking can offset damage to blood vessels

Drinking red wine is widely regarded as protective against cardiovascular disease.

Nov 16, 2016, 16:17 PM IST

Hypertension: Five natural home remedies to lower high blood pressure!

Long term high blood pressure is also a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, vision loss and chronic kidney disease.

Nov 02, 2016, 14:24 PM IST

Is your heart older than your actual age? Find out here (Watch)

The CDC also estimates that most US adults have a heart age greater than their actual age. This increases their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. 

Sep 29, 2016, 09:45 AM IST

Five ways to reduce your risk of heart disease!

Heart disease, coronary heart disease or CHD, has now become the leading cause of mortality in India. Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.

Sep 26, 2016, 07:39 AM IST

Revealed – Hypertension is controlled by rice-grain sized carotid!

Scientists at the University of Bristol have found that removing one carotid body from some patients suffering from hypertension can provide immediate and sustained fall in blood pressure. 

Sep 19, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

More than two-thirds rise in vision loss globally due to diabetes: Study

More than two-thirds of the increase in blindness and visual impairment globally in the past two decades has been caused by diabetes, finds a recent study.

Aug 25, 2016, 23:53 PM IST

Vaccine against dengue virus is 100 percent effective: Study

An experimental vaccine against dengue, the world's most common mosquito-borne virus, was 100 percent effective in early trials and could speed up the pace of a vaccine against Zika, researchers said today.

Mar 17, 2016, 13:07 PM IST

How vitamin A can reduce scarring in blood vessels

 A team of US researchers has developed a new biodegradable material with built-in vitamin A which has been shown to reduce scarring in blood vessels.

Jan 28, 2016, 13:36 PM IST

High blood sugar levels could lead to heart complications

Increased sugar levels in blood change the behaviour of blood vessels making them contract more strongly than normal which could result in higher blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attack complications, a study says.

Jan 06, 2016, 12:36 PM IST

Now, robotic worms to assist in inner ear surgeries

 Researchers have developed a miniature robotic 'worm' that could drill through a bone into the inner ear, steering around sensitive nerves, to help surgeons remove tumours from the delicate organ.

Nov 08, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

Mother's malaria can affect memory in offspring

 Malaria infection during pregnancy may result in learning and memory related problems in offspring, suggests new research.

Sep 27, 2015, 16:21 PM IST

Beet root juice may boost muscle power

Drinking concentrated beet root juice increases muscle power in patients with heart failure, new research has found.

Sep 17, 2015, 12:03 PM IST

Immune-blocking drug could stop cancer re-growth

Combining chemotherapy with a drug that blocks part of the immune system from going into overdrive might help prevent cancer coming back in some people.

Aug 13, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

Aus man to connect ear grown on arm to internet!

In a unique project, an Australian artist is growing a human ear on his arm and plans to turn it into an internet-connected 'remote listening device'.

Aug 13, 2015, 16:05 PM IST

New treatment for common inherited kidney disease found

A new technique which involves targeting tiny blood and lymphatic vessels inside the kidneys may slow the progression of a common inherited kidney disease, researchers have found.

Jun 25, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

New treatment for inherited kidney disease

A new treatment which involves targeting tiny blood vessels inside the kidneys may slow down the progression of an inherited kidney disease that is affecting around 12.5 million individuals worldwide, research has found.

Jun 04, 2015, 12:42 PM IST

Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Stem cell scientists led by Mick Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted adult human blood cells into neural cells.

May 22, 2015, 16:43 PM IST

Enzyme behind obesity-related high BP identified

Researchers have identified the enzyme responsible for obesity-related hypertension that can lead to severe health issues such as heart attacks, kidney failure, organ damage, and weakened or ruptured blood vessels.

May 06, 2015, 11:18 AM IST