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Be calm before surgery for better outcome

 If you are ill and scheduled for a medical procedure, keep calm as feeling high levels of distress, fear and hostility prior to undergoing a surgery like angioplasty may lead to poor outcome, said a study.

'3 in 1,000 get treated by angioplasty in India'

Three out of 1,000 patients with coronary heart diseases get treated with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention also called Angioplasty, says a survey by National Interventional Council (NIC) on Wednesday.

Peripheral arterial disease: The next big killer

Have you ever noticed of a cramp like pain in the calf thigh or buttocks, but settles as you stop walking, then it could be a sign of the onset of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Quit smoking after angioplasty for healthier life

If you have gone through angioplasty, kicking the butt clearly implies a healthier quality of life compared to those who smoke, says a study.

Indian doctors provide training to 150 medicos in Nepal

A team of three Indian doctors led by a top cardiologist on Saturday provided training to 150 Nepalese physicians to help them provide the best medical treatment to heart patients at an affordable cost here.

President Pranab Mukherjee recovering in hospital after angioplasty

President Pranab Mukherje, who is recovering after his coronary angioplasty, will remain in hospital on Monday on the advise of doctors.

Prez recovering well after angioplasty, to be in hospital till Monday

President Pranab Mukherjee is "recovering fast" following his coronary angioplasty but will remain in hospital till tomorrow as per the advice of doctors on Sunday.

Prez recovering after angioplasty at Army hospital

President Pranab Mukherjee was today recovering well after undergoing a heart procedure at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital where doctors installed a coronary stent in his artery to remove a blockage.

India's first day-care angioplasty successful

India's first day-care angioplasty was successfully performed Sep 23 on a 55-year-old man at a hospital here, said a statement.

Bypass surgery lowers risk of dying by 30% for diabetics than angioplasty

A new study by Indian origin researcher has suggested that diabetic people have a 30 percent less chance of dying if they undergo coronary artery bypass surgery rather than opening the artery through angioplasty and inserting a stent.

Stent that melts: A boon for heart patients

This week a Mumbai housewife underwent a revolutionary procedure to tackle blockages in the coronary arteries - using a `bioresorbable scaffold`,or what is known as a stent that melts away after doing its job.

Quitting smoking post-angioplasty tied to longer life

People who quit smoking after a balloon angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart live an average of two years longer than those who keep smoking, a new study suggests.

IVUS technology gaining popularity

Intravascular ultrasound, an advanced imaging technique mostly used in Japan, has become popular in India in dealing with quite a high volume of complex angioplasties.

Dikshit admitted to hospital

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was on Friday admitted to a private hospital here after she went for a check-up, informed sources said.

Sheila Dikshit discharged from hospital; advised rest for few days

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was admitted to a hospital where she underwent an angioplasty procedure on Tuesday, was discharged from hospital on Thursday.

Sheila Dikshit undergoes angioplasty

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has been admitted to a hospital where she underwent an angioplasty procedure Tuesday.

Uddhav Thackeray discharged from hospital after angioplasty

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray was Tuesday discharged from Lilavati Hospital here after undergoing a second angioplasty Sunday, party officials said.

Uddhav recovering after angioplasty, CM calls on him

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan called on Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray, who underwent an angioplasty procedure.

Uddhav undergoes angioplasty, is `absolutely fine`

Uddhav, 51, had been admitted to hospital after chest pain last Monday. An angiography was performed, revealing at least three blockages.

Lower death risk with heart bypass Vs angioplasty

Older patients with clogged heart arteries may have a little lower death risk over time if they get bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem, new research suggests.