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Heart Failure Summit 2017: Alarming rise in heart diseases in India; symptoms, prevention

Heart Failure Summit 2017: Alarming rise in heart diseases in India; symptoms, prevention

The estimated heart failure burden in India ranges from 1.3 million to 4.6 million cases per annum.

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

New research shows that individuals with a history of asthma from childhood are at a greater risk of developing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood.

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Chronic heart failure is caused by a variety of conditions that damage the heart, including coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. 

Premature birth puts babies at increased risk of heart failure in childhood!

Premature birth puts babies at increased risk of heart failure in childhood!

The registry-based study, published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), involved 2.6 million individuals born between 1987 and 2012.

Technology meets medical science: Scientists develop tablet designed to help heart failure patients!

Technology meets medical science: Scientists develop tablet designed to help heart failure patients!

OPTILOGG is a pre-programmed tablet attached to a weighing scale that provides heart failure education, registers body weight and symptoms, and titrates diuretics. 

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.

Heart failure patients have some hope with this new drug target

Heart failure patients have some hope with this new drug target

The researchers bypassed complex cell signaling pathways that are dysregulated in failing hearts by directly targeting proteins that help heart muscles contract.

Smoking pot raises risk of stroke, heart failure

Smoking pot raises risk of stroke, heart failure

Like all other drugs, whether they`re prescribed or not prescribed, we want to know the effects and side effects of this drug.

Mumbai: 69-year-old woman weighing just 35 kg undergoes complex heart surgeries at Asian Heart Institute

Mumbai: 69-year-old woman weighing just 35 kg undergoes complex heart surgeries at Asian Heart Institute

A diagnosis by Panda revealed that Phatak's heart pumping was very weak, barely 20-25 per cent of normal; she had two major blockages in the heart, and narrowing of a heart valve.

No improvement in heart failure survival rates in two decades

No improvement in heart failure survival rates in two decades

 There has been no improvement since 1998 in survival rates for heart failure patients, a new study has found.

Alcohol addiction can severely increase risk of heart failure

Alcohol addiction can severely increase risk of heart failure

Alcohol addiction can increase the risk of heart attack, atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure along with other risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study revealed. 

Shortness of breath could mean potential heart failure, say researchers!

Shortness of breath could mean potential heart failure, say researchers!

Chronic shortness of breath can also be considered as an equally important warning signal as high blood pressure, the researchers said.

 Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension

Yoga reduces blood pressure in patients with prehypertension

Both prehypertension and high blood pressure raises the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

Under-50 smokers eight times more likely to have major heart attack, says study

Under-50 smokers eight times more likely to have major heart attack, says study

Smokers under 50 are eight times more likely than non-smokers of the same age to have a major heart attack, scientists said Wednesday.

Prevent hypertension, diabetes in mid-life to lower heart failure risk

Prevent hypertension, diabetes in mid-life to lower heart failure risk

Preventing the development of hypertension, obesity and diabetes in mid-life -- between the age of 45 and 55 years -- can result in an 86 per cent lower risk of heart failure throughout the remainder of life, says a research.

Meat-rich diet may put women above 50 at a high risk of heart failure

Meat-rich diet may put women above 50 at a high risk of heart failure

Although women who ate higher amounts of vegetable protein appeared to suffer less from heart failure, this link was not significant when the researchers adjusted for body mass.  

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart failure

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart failure

A new research has found that obese individuals who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have significantly decreased the risk of heart failure.

Eating meat may cause heart failure in older women

Eating meat may cause heart failure in older women

Higher calibrated total dietary protein intake appears to be associated with substantially increased heart failure risk while vegetable protein intake appears to be protective.

Now, stem cell patches can fix failing hearts

Now, stem cell patches can fix failing hearts

Researchers are currently testing the procedure in pigs and are working towards performing a human trial, said Thomas Eschenhagen, a professor at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf – UKE in Germany.