Heart

Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Why middle-aged smokers should quit

Middle-aged individuals who smoke could be at far greater risk of developing heart failure than those who never smoked, or those who quit, according to new research.

Apr 17, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Three cups of coffee, tea daily may cut stroke risk: Study

Three cups of coffee, tea daily may cut stroke risk: Study

A single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg of caffeine. It acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system and works to block the effects of adenosine -- a chemical that causes atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Apr 17, 2018, 17:00 PM IST
Daily exercise may help people with heart disease in family

Daily exercise may help people with heart disease in family

When heart disease runs in the family, more physical activity may be the best defence, say researchers. According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardiorespiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke -- even among people with a genetic pre-disposition for heart disease.

Apr 10, 2018, 10:08 AM IST
Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Novel method to generate stem cells developed

Chinese scientists have developed a novel method by mixing two chemicals that help generate stem cells which can self-renew or multiply while maintaining the potential to develop into other types of cells and be used to treat a wide range of ailments.

Apr 09, 2018, 10:13 AM IST
Scientists develop adult-like human heart muscle using stem cells

Scientists develop adult-like human heart muscle using stem cells

In a first, a team of scientists developed human heart muscle using stem cells that function just like the adult human heart, an advance which would help make drug development significantly faster, safer and cheaper.

Apr 06, 2018, 10:27 AM IST
World Health Day 2018: Eat these superfoods for a healthy heart

World Health Day 2018: Eat these superfoods for a healthy heart

 One needs to consume heart-healthy foods which can help you lead a happy and healthy life.

Apr 05, 2018, 17:08 PM IST
Protein from nuts, seeds could be good for your heart

Protein from nuts, seeds could be good for your heart

While eating red meat that is rich in protein is linked with increased risk of heart disease, protein from nuts and seeds could be beneficial for the human heart, suggests a study including more than 80,000 participants.

Apr 05, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
3-year-old successfully operated for rare heart condition

3-year-old successfully operated for rare heart condition

A team of doctors has successfully diagnosed and operated upon a three-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir who was suffering from a rare condition, the Fortis Hospital said on Tuesday.

Apr 04, 2018, 18:00 PM IST
Heart transplant gives new lease of life to 56-year-old

Heart transplant gives new lease of life to 56-year-old

Quick response from a team of doctors here helped a 56-year-old patient get a new lease of life as the doctors carried out a heart transplant within three hours of harvesting from a donor in Jaipur.

Apr 04, 2018, 14:22 PM IST
Infant with large hole in heart get new lease of life after rare complex surgery

Infant with large hole in heart get new lease of life after rare complex surgery

Aksar, a one-year-old child from Palakkad district in Kerala with a large hole in the heart got a new lease of life after a successful rare complex surgery.

Mar 19, 2018, 17:36 PM IST
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