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Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC

Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC

It is alleged that private hospitals empanelled with the ESIC are overcharging patients by almost 2.5 times for stent implants and other cardiac procedures.

Artificial heart valve disturbs sleep

Artificial heart valve disturbs sleep

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes etc.
 

Safdarjung hospital to provide heart valves for free

Safdarjung hospital to provide heart valves for free

Currently, each valve costs around Rs 42,000 at the hospital. However, it was entirely free only for patients belonging to BPL category under the government's National Illness Fund.

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

The researchers looked at the prevalence of CVD from 1990-2010 and found that CVD mortality first increased, then declined steeply with increasing SDI, only to plateau in the last few years.

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

Researchers have identified some important factors which increase risk for heart disease, including antipsychotic use and higher body mass index.

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Scientists at the University of Reading in the UK conducted the largest analysis of population cohort studies, representing almost a million participants and over 93,000 deaths.

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.

 Energy drinks can be fatal for people with genetic heart condition

Energy drinks can be fatal for people with genetic heart condition

A study has warned that consuming even a small amount of caffeinated energy drinks may cause serious cardiac events and can even turn deadly for some people with a genetic heart condition like rapid, irregular heartbeat.

Woman with rare tumour in heart saved through surgery

Woman with rare tumour in heart saved through surgery

The type and spread of the tumour -- also known as Myxoma -- led other hospitals to refuse to treat the patient, citing bleak chance of survival.

Cinnamon good for heart health, reduces disease risk

Cinnamon good for heart health, reduces disease risk

Scientists have found that cinnamon may reduce the effects of a high-fat diet and risk of cardiovascular damage by slowing the fat storing process in the body.

Being unemployed can lead to heart failure

Being unemployed can lead to heart failure

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

DNA: Air pollution not only affects respiration, you heart is at risk too!

Watch complete news story of DNA for getting the detailed news updates!

DNA: Analsysing how air pollution contributes to heart disease

Watch complete news story of DNA for getting the detailed news updates!

Want to keep your brain healthy? Doing this daily might help!

Want to keep your brain healthy? Doing this daily might help!

A new research has found that regular walk not only benefits our heart and muscles but also contributes in keeping our brain healthy.

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

The man was diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Mumbai man shells out Rs 90 lakh to keep his heart pumping

Mumbai man shells out Rs 90 lakh to keep his heart pumping

49-year-old Arvind Doshi, a businessman, who is suffering from end-stage heart failure got implanted a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) which will restore the functioning of his heart.

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.

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may up cardiovascular disease risk

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may up cardiovascular disease risk

A new study has revealed that exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as "good" cholesterol.

Hot flashes could predict risk of heart disease

Hot flashes could predict risk of heart disease

Hot flashes -- a sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of the menopause -- have already been shown to interfere with a woman`s overall quality of life.