New method to reveal heart attack risk

Levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and blood pressure are considered as traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. There are several risk prediction calculators available today.

Viagra - The new wonder pill for heart attacks?

Studies have shown that drugs normally used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra, actually have a very pronounced effect in slowing the progression of heart failure as well as reducing the likelihood of fatal arrhythmias.

Key protein in preventing heart attacks identified

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1), a protein that is naturally found in high levels among adolescents, can help prevent arteries from clogging. 

Married? You're more likely to survive cancer!

A new study has revealed that being married boosts your chances of beating cancer. 

Know the health benefits of rice bran oil!

Have you ever heard of rice bran oil? Well, rice bran oil is made from the outer husk of rice and is considered as one of the healthiest cooking oil.

Tamil actor-director Balu Anand dies of heart attack

Tamil actor and director Balu Anand died following a massive heart attack in his house here today, family sources said.

Cardiac arrest: Warning signs you should never ignore!

Cardiac arrest is a sudden stop or an unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness.

Migraines increase risk of heart attack, says study

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Berlin: Scientists have found that women who suffer from migraines have higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. The new study has claimed that such people are more prone to die from these conditions than people who do not have migraine.

Beware! 'Silent' heart attacks may increase risk of death by three times: Research

Now, however, a research has found out something about heart attacks that are actually scary. The fact that nearly half of all heart attacks may not have any symptoms at all! 

What happens to your body if you exercise 'too much'!

Studies have revealed excessive exercise can be bad for you.

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!

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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.