A safe, reliable wireless pacemaker to hit stores soon

 A new self-contained, leadless cardiac pacemaker is the safe and reliable alternative to conventional pacemakers, says a new research.

 

Know why blueberries are good to eat!

Delicious blueberries belong to the family of berries, which include cranberry and bilberry. 

3D-printed heart models can treat patients better

 An experimental 3D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, a significant study shows.

Stem cells may help mend 'broken hearts'

A new study has suggested that delivering stem cell factor directly into damaged heart muscle after a heart attack may enhance cardiac repair and reverse injury.

Fat around heart may cause irregular heartbeat

More than body mass index (BMI) which is commonly used to determine if a person is obese, it is the layer of fat around heart which is more closely associated with atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, finds research.

Lowering cholesterol with drugs good for heart: Study

A popular but controversial cholesterol drug called Ezetimibe has been found to lower the number of cardiovascular events by 6.4 percent when administered with another cholesterol drug, a new research says.

How to improve your heart's health this season

With holiday season round the corner, it is easy to delve into foods which are high in cholesterol, increases the risk of high blood pressure and have poor circulation, which are 3 major factors that affect overall heart health.

Striker with defibrillator makes German history
Striker with defibrillator makes German history

Striker Daniel Engelbrecht has made history by becoming the first player in German professional football to play with a defibrillator after he nearly died from an inflammation of the heart.

Fad diets may not have long term weight loss benefits

A new study has revealed that commercial diets can help weight loss in the short term, but keeping the weight off after the first year and the diet's impact on heart health are unclear.

Scientists discover key to heal 'broken hearts'

Researchers have healed injured hearts of living mice by reactivating long dormant molecular machinery found in the animals' cells.

Miracle surgery saves girl's heart by repairing with 'raincoat material'

Surgeons in England performed a miracle surgery, when they repaired a little girl's heart with material that would usually be used to make raincoats.

Indian researcher develops new device to track status of heart

An Indian researcher here has developed a wearable device that he claims can help one track the status of heart, both in medical and emotional terms.

Young heart can heal itself faster

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it to heal after injury, finds research, adding that the harmful immune cells from the bone marrow disrupts this process in adults.

Hyderabad hospital performs India's first fetal procedure

Doctors at Care Hospital here have performed heart procedure in an undelivered baby in mother's womb, in what is claimed to be India's first fetal heart procedure.

Heart diseases affect rural, urban people alike

People living in rural areas are at no greater risk of dying from heart disease than their urban counterparts, says a study led by an Indian-origin cardiologist.

Swap saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat to reduce risk of heart problems

In a new study, scientists have revealed that replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat, can help reduce the risk of developing heart related problems.

How mindfulness can help protect your heart

A new study has revealed that mindfulness, that is paying more attention to the feelings and experiences in the present moments, can help people protect their heart.

Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.

Viagra may protect your heart

An ingredient in Viagra not only can enhance the pleasure between the sheets but can also protect your heart, a study has found.

'Polyunsaturated' oil can keep your heart healthy

A new study has revealed that consuming sufficient amount polyunsaturated oil is a healthier option people to keep their heart stay healthy.