Arm-to-arm difference in BP ups heart attack risk

You may want to get your blood pressure checked in both arms as a recent study has suggested that a difference between the two readings can give an early warning about increased risk of heart disease.

Eat fresh fruit to keep heart diseases at bay!

Zee Media Bureau

London: Everyone should include fruits in their daily diet to lead a healthy lifestyle.

A new study has found that eating fruits everyday helps can keep heart diseases at bay.

'Simple' methods to prevent heart attack, stroke found

The three methods examined included two forms of therapy - statins, a group of cholesterol-lowering drugs, and antihypertensives, a class of drugs used to treat high blood pressure.

Painful periods may spell higher risk of heart attack

"Women with endometriosis should be aware that they may be at higher risk for heart disease compared to women without endometriosis, and this increased risk may be highest when they are young," said the study's lead author Fan Mu from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, US.

Heart attack patients getting more obese: Study

The study analysed heart disease risk factors among more than 3,900 patients who were treated for ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or ST segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) - the most severe and deadly type of heart attack - at Cleveland Clinic in the US between 1995 and 2014.

Genetically high cholesterol may be more common than thought

 People who are born with genetically high cholesterol may be about twice as common in the United States as previously believed, according to new research published on Monday.

Smartphone app to help prevent heart attack

The “Heart App” developed by senior interventional cardiologist Rajeev Rathi has a small set of questions with multiple options. These are the questions that a cardiologist would ask in a case of suspected heart disease. 

Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffers heart attack in Delhi

Syed Ali Shah Geelani suffers heart attack in Delhi

A senior doctor at the hospital told IANS that Geelani also complained of breathlessness and high blood pressure.

Heart attack, stroke risk doubles after drinking alcohol

Heart attack, stroke risk doubles after drinking alcohol Moderate consumption of alcohol may double the risk of heart attack and stroke in the hour after drinking, a new study has warned.

Regular exercise may cut depression post-heart attack

Depression is three times more common among people who have experienced a heart attack compared to people who have never been afflicted by one.

Period pain as bad as heart attack: But do we really care?

A new research suggests that period pain can be as “bad as having a heart attack”.

Exercise likely to help live through the first heart attack

The researchers focused on 2,061 patients who suffered their first heart attack after the stress test, during follow-up.

Did you know? Women's heart attack symptoms different from men!

Women have different symptoms of heart attack than men do, says a new study.

Skin cells can heal injured hearts

Usually after a heart attack, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells and patients are often left with little option of another heart transplant or cell therapy that transplants heart cells into the patient's heart.

A novel sensor detects heart damage within 10 minutes

A novel sensor can detect within 10 minutes a protein linked to heart attacks could also confirm heart muscle damage than standard tests.

Overweight young adults can reduce diabetes risk if they lose weight early enough: Study

New research has found that the risk of diabetes associated with obesity can be reversed if obese young people make efforts to lose weight before middle-age.

Delayed treatment can worsen heart attack impact

Door-to-balloon time is the time from when a heart attack patient arrives in the emergency room until percutaneous coronary intervention is performed to restore blood flow.

World's most obese man dies after weight-loss surgery

A man believed to be the world's most obese passed away on Friday in Mexico, barely two months after undergoing a weight-loss surgery.

Nurul Huda, ex-MP of CPI-M, dies in Kolkata

Former CPI-M MP Nurul Huda died in Kolkata on Thursday, family sources said. He was 86.

Shankar Mahadevan suffers a heart attack; undergoes angioplasty

Shankar Mahadevan suffers a heart attack; undergoes angioplasty

The 48 year old Shankar Mahadevan suffers a heart attack.