Heart disease

Coconut oil can reduce the risk of heart disease, says study – Here's how

Coconut oil can reduce the risk of heart disease, says study – Here's how

According to a recent study, daily consumption of coconut oil for just four weeks may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Jan 16, 2018, 10:38 AM IST
Family history can help predict your risk of developing heart disease, expert warns

Family history can help predict your risk of developing heart disease, expert warns

Research indicates that siblings with one parent that had experienced a heart attack were 48% more likely to have one. 

Jan 12, 2018, 18:46 PM IST
Empathy over enmity: Noida doctors treat Pakistani newborn with rare heart disease

Empathy over enmity: Noida doctors treat Pakistani newborn with rare heart disease

The infant was just five days old when he was diagnosed with a heart disease called 'Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) -- a heart defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart as the foetus develops. 
 

Jan 04, 2018, 20:11 PM IST
New 'organ-on-a-chip' device mimics heart disease

New 'organ-on-a-chip' device mimics heart disease

Researchers have previously developed organ-on-a- chip models of blood vessels, those devices focused more on recreating the vessel's biological complexity than on its shape and geometry, which are key factors in atherosclerosis.

Jan 03, 2018, 12:39 PM IST
Children who eat at restaurants have extra body fat, risk of heart disease: Study

Children who eat at restaurants have extra body fat, risk of heart disease: Study

Children who ate more takeaway meals had higher total and LDL cholesterol and body fat.

Jan 02, 2018, 18:10 PM IST
Want a healthy heart? Consume more of soy nuts, pulses daily

Want a healthy heart? Consume more of soy nuts, pulses daily

According to a previous study, a diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, in overweight people.

Dec 22, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
Unmarried heart disease patients have an increased risk of death: Researchers

Unmarried heart disease patients have an increased risk of death: Researchers

The risk of heart attack was 40 percent higher for those who were never married, the study said.

Dec 21, 2017, 12:43 PM IST
Beware! Profuse sweating without could be an early sign of heart attack

Beware! Profuse sweating without could be an early sign of heart attack

Pumping blood through the body becomes more difficult when the heart becomes weaker, so the body uses more energy to deliver the blood supply.

Dec 15, 2017, 17:32 PM IST
50 percent individuals aged 40-54 have clogged arteries: Study

50 percent individuals aged 40-54 have clogged arteries: Study

The report was based on nearly 1,800 people who had no classical risk factors for heart disease or stroke.

Dec 12, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
Study associates premature baldness with increased heart disease risk in men

Study associates premature baldness with increased heart disease risk in men

The findings indicated that young men with coronary artery disease had a higher prevalence of premature greying (50 percent versus 30 percent) and male-pattern baldness (49 percent versus 27 percent) compared to healthy controls.

Dec 11, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
New test could detect heart disease symptoms in older people

New test could detect heart disease symptoms in older people

Researchers say the test was helpful in evaluating older outpatients with symptoms suggestive of obstructive coronary artery disease.

Dec 07, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Initiative launched to reduce cardiovascular disease-related deaths

Initiative launched to reduce cardiovascular disease-related deaths

In urban areas, around 40 percent people with hypertension are aware of their condition and only around 20 percent have their blood pressure under control, an official statement by the Health Ministry said.

Nov 29, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Male triathletes may be putting their hearts at risk: Study

Male triathletes may be putting their hearts at risk: Study

Myocardial fibrosis is scarring of the heart. It usually affects the pumping chambers, also known as the ventricles. The condition might progress to heart failure.

Nov 27, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases

Slow pace in old age may indicate heart diseases

Heart disease risk factors such as smoking, living with diabetes, obesity or being physically inactive were linked to having a slower walking speed.

Nov 21, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Eating too quickly may up risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Eating too quickly may up risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Eating quickly was also associated with more weight gain, larger waistline and higher blood glucose.

Nov 16, 2017, 11:37 AM IST
Gestational diabetes, high BP during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

Gestational diabetes, high BP during pregnancy may increase heart disease risk

The results found that even the fathers of the new born babies were also relatively affected by the chances of heart diseases and hypertension risks in their later lives. 

Nov 16, 2017, 08:48 AM IST
Drinking two sodas a week enough to up heart disease, diabetes risk

Drinking two sodas a week enough to up heart disease, diabetes risk

For the study, data from 36 studies on people who consumed five or more sugary beverages a week and risk factors of the soda were analysed by researchers.

Nov 03, 2017, 17:46 PM IST
Late preterm birth may elevate heart risk in later life

Late preterm birth may elevate heart risk in later life

Preterm babies are more likely to show an altered control of the heart rate during any high and low energy functions.
 

Nov 02, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Older adults with high thyroid hormone levels at heart disease risk

Older adults with high thyroid hormone levels at heart disease risk

Elders who have high thyroid hormone levels face a greater risk of developing heart disease.

Nov 01, 2017, 14:18 PM IST
Diabetics may not feel classic heart attack symptoms

Diabetics may not feel classic heart attack symptoms

People with diabetes are three times more likely to die from heart disease than the general population.

Oct 23, 2017, 19:13 PM IST