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Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers said that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or stroke later in life.

Drones can save lives of heart attack patients faster than ambulances

Drones can save lives of heart attack patients faster than ambulances

A new study has found that drones equipped with a portable medical device can help save lives of heart attack patients by reaching the spot four times faster than an ambulance.

Soon, cars may predict if you are having a heart attack

Soon, cars may predict if you are having a heart attack

Researchers are using machine-learning models to analyse the data collected from in-hospital and in-vehicle subjects. The research team will then test the system on real-time prediction of cardiac events.

 Mehbooba Mufti expresses grief at demise of PDP leader Rangeel Singh

Mehbooba Mufti expresses grief at demise of PDP leader Rangeel Singh

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of former minister and senior PDP leader Rangeel Singh.

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

The patient, Anshul Pandey (name changed to protect identity), was hale and a hearty youngster when he was presented to the team of doctors with acute chest pain with no previous medical records. 

Doctors reveal scary statistics, say 50% Indians under 55 years suffer from heart attacks!

Doctors reveal scary statistics, say 50% Indians under 55 years suffer from heart attacks!

The doctors said one of important causes of premature heart attacks in India was familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic condition that led to high cholesterol.

Cardiac arrest: Why it happens? What you can do about it to save a life

Cardiac arrest: Why it happens? What you can do about it to save a life

Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency, it causes sudden cardiac death, if not treated immediately.

Groom dies of heart attack during wedding procession in Gujarat

In a tragic incident, a 25-year-old groom died of a heart attack during his wedding procession in Borsad town of the neighbouring Anand district.

Try to stay away from painkillers, warns study

Try to stay away from painkillers, warns study

Previous studies suggested that NSAIDs could increase the risk of heart attack, but the timing of the risk, the effect of dose, treatment duration, and the comparative risks between NSAIDs were poorly understood.

What are your chances of a heart attack? Your blood group can predict!

What are your chances of a heart attack? Your blood group can predict!

The study was presented at the Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

As per the study, tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

You thought sugary soft drinks were bad? Diet soda could be worse! - This is why

Both sugary and diet drinks correlated with accelerated brain ageing, according to the findings published in two separate studies.

Reducing your trans fat intake may help ward off heart attack, stroke

Reducing your trans fat intake may help ward off heart attack, stroke

Some communities in the US -- most notably New York City -- have eliminated the use of trans fats in restaurants and eateries in recent years.

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study

According to a new study, areas that restrict trans fats in foods see a lot fewer hospitilisations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions.

This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

A new revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack has been created by US scientists.

Insomnia may elevate risk of stroke, heart attack

Insomnia may elevate risk of stroke, heart attack

Researchers have found that suffering from insomnia may put people at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Doing household chores can keep heart attack at bay

Doing household chores can keep heart attack at bay

As per a new study, simple household tasks, such as making bed, doing laundry or carrying groceries can start the road to recovery for people who have had a heart attack or a stroke.

Harder calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk

Harder calcium deposits may predict heart attack risk

For the study, the team evaluated the composition of coronary artery plaque identified in the subjects through computerised tomography (CT) coronary angiography.