Heart

New patches made with human cells help boost recovery from heart attack

New patches made with human cells help boost recovery from heart attack

The research was conducted by Jianyi `Jay` Zhang, from University of Alabama at Birmingham Biomedical Engineering, a joint department of the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Engineering.Each patch is 1.57 by 0.79 inches in size and nearly as thick as a dime. 

Jan 13, 2018, 15:52 PM 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
Excess fat disrupts heart cell's energy system, says study

Excess fat disrupts heart cell's energy system, says study

The heart is the most energy-hungry organ in the body. Just like a combustion engine burning fuel to power the pistons, healthy heart cells consume fuel molecules to create the necessary energy to keep the heart pumping.

Jan 06, 2018, 13:49 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
New imaging needle may transform heart surgery, says study

New imaging needle may transform heart surgery, says study

Doctors currently rely on external ultrasound probes combined with pre-operative imaging scans to visualise soft tissue and organs during keyhole procedures as the miniature surgical instruments used do not support internal ultrasound imaging

Dec 05, 2017, 14:55 PM IST
Baldness, premature greying may up heart disease risk in men

Baldness, premature greying may up heart disease risk in men

While diabetes mellitus, hypertension, family history of premature coronary artery disease, central obesity, higher body mass index, dyslipidaemia and smoking were predictors of coronary artery disease it was to a lesser extent than male-pattern baldness, premature greying, and obesity.

Nov 30, 2017, 17:05 PM IST
Heart patch to repair damage after cardiac attack

Heart patch to repair damage after cardiac attack

The end result is a disease commonly referred to as heart failure that affects over 12 million patients worldwide. 
 

Nov 29, 2017, 14:31 PM IST
Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk

Having a pet dog can lower heart disease risk

Dog owners have a low risk of developing cardiovascular diseases that further enables them to reduce the risk of mortality, a new research confirmed.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Reduction in heart hormone may save you from heart failure

Reduction in heart hormone may save you from heart failure

A reduction in the level of a common hormone called B-type natriuretic peptide or BNP produced in the heart can significantly lower the rates of heart failure 

Nov 13, 2017, 20:10 PM IST
Men more likely to receive CPR in public than women

Men more likely to receive CPR in public than women

Researchers evaluated 19,331 cardiac events using data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, a network of regional clinical centres in the US and Canada which study out-of-hospital treatments of cardiac arrest and trauma.

Nov 12, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
Mechanical heart valve could be safer for younger patients

Mechanical heart valve could be safer for younger patients

Mechanical valves can last a lifetime, but they come with increased risks of blood clotting and bleeding and a lifetime of having to take the blood-thinning medication warfarin. 
 

Nov 10, 2017, 18:53 PM IST
Low phosphate levels may pose threat to cardiovascular health

Low phosphate levels may pose threat to cardiovascular health

This study challenges the previous findings which suggested that low volumes of the mineral were beneficial to the heart.

Nov 09, 2017, 13:32 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
Is watching sports harmful for health? Study says yes

Is watching sports harmful for health? Study says yes

The findings showed that there was a 75 per cent increase in heart rate in TV viewers and 110 per cent rise in heart rate from watching a game live.

Oct 07, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
Low calcium intake may lead to sudden cardiac arrest

Low calcium intake may lead to sudden cardiac arrest

It has been found that individuals with lower levels of calcium in the blood, are more likely to experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) than those with higher calcium levels.

Oct 07, 2017, 11:00 AM IST
Eating bananas, avocados daily may prevent heart disease

Eating bananas, avocados daily may prevent heart disease

The study showed these foods that are rich in potassium reduces vascular calcification -- common complication in both heart and kidney disease. 

Oct 06, 2017, 14:07 PM IST
This is why women develop heart disease later than men

This is why women develop heart disease later than men

The findings could lead to new treatment to help prevent heart disease eventually.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Regular consumption of sweets may put you at heart disease risk

Regular consumption of sweets may put you at heart disease risk

The study conducted by researchers showed that healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they consumed a high sugar diet.
 

Oct 05, 2017, 13:14 PM IST
Do you reuse oil to fry food? It can be the reason for heart disease

Do you reuse oil to fry food? It can be the reason for heart disease

Fats in food items are of four types – saturated, unsaturated, mono and trans, with the last most dangerous and their presence in any oil going up if it is cooked for a long duration or as soon as it emits smoke.

Sep 30, 2017, 18:15 PM IST