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Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.

 Dads-to-be, take note! Hold your partner's hand in labour room to ease their pain

Dads-to-be, take note! Hold your partner's hand in labour room to ease their pain

A study has found that holding your partner's hand synchronises your heart and respiratory rates and dissipates her pain.

16-year-old boy dances with joy after successful heart surgery – Watch heartwarming video

16-year-old boy dances with joy after successful heart surgery – Watch heartwarming video

Recently, a video of a 16-year-old boy from the United States dancing on his hospital bed with wires and machines attached to him has gone viral on the Internet.

Mumbai doctors do the unthinkable, implant world's smallest leadless pacemaker in 78-year-old man

Mumbai doctors do the unthinkable, implant world's smallest leadless pacemaker in 78-year-old man

Doctors at Mumbai hospital have implanted the world's smallest pacemaker, with advanced pacing technology, in the heart of a 78-year-old man.

43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

Selvaraj was declared brain dead when he did not respond well on the treatment and his family members came forward to donate his organs.

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Long term consumption of aspirin in stroke patients has been found to cause the risk of fatal or disabling bleeding, increased with age. 

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.

Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed

Wireless, battery-less pacemaker developed

The pacemaker harvests energy wirelessly from radio frequency radiation transmitted by an external battery pack, researchers at Rice University in the US said.

45-year-old Keralite becomes the first person in India to live with two beating hearts, one of it being a woman's

45-year-old Keralite becomes the first person in India to live with two beating hearts, one of it being a woman's

Amazing, isn't it? A 45-year-old man from Kerala has become the first person in the country to live with two beating hearts after he suffered a heart failure.

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

The researchers from University of Bristol, UK, hypothesised that cardiovascular risk due to increased BMI was likely to emerge in earlier life. 
 

This newly-identified unique gene may save you from heart disease

This newly-identified unique gene may save you from heart disease

The variant, rs145556679*, is associated with lower levels of both 'bad' natural fats and 'bad' cholesterol, the factors that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

The cardioprotective variant, rs145556679, was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern Crete.

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Cardiomyopathy is an acquired or hereditary disease of the heart muscle, charaterised by breathlessness, swollen legs and feet and a bloated stomach.

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was conducted to measure left ventricular volume (structure) and left ventricular ejection fraction (function).

Eating chocolates regularly could lower risk of irregular heartbeats

Eating chocolates regularly could lower risk of irregular heartbeats

Irregular heartbeats is a condition that affects over 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course.

Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC

Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC

It is alleged that private hospitals empanelled with the ESIC are overcharging patients by almost 2.5 times for stent implants and other cardiac procedures.

Artificial heart valve disturbs sleep

Artificial heart valve disturbs sleep

Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes etc.
 

Safdarjung hospital to provide heart valves for free

Safdarjung hospital to provide heart valves for free

Currently, each valve costs around Rs 42,000 at the hospital. However, it was entirely free only for patients belonging to BPL category under the government's National Illness Fund.

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

The researchers looked at the prevalence of CVD from 1990-2010 and found that CVD mortality first increased, then declined steeply with increasing SDI, only to plateau in the last few years.

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

Researchers have identified some important factors which increase risk for heart disease, including antipsychotic use and higher body mass index.