Stem cell treatment improves heart muscle function

In a heartening news for patients with severe ischemic heart disease and heart failure, a new human trial shows that stem cells, when injected directly into the heart muscle, are effective for failing hearts.

Obese, overweight people at heart disease risk regardless of metabolic syndrome

Overweight or obese people are at risk for myocardial infarction (heart attack) and ischemic heart disease (IHD) regardless of whether they also have the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar, a new study has revealed.

Elevation in BMI can up heart disease risk

Maintaining a lower body mass index (BMI) can help reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease.

`Ischemic heart disease is multifactorial`

In an interview with Salome, Dr Santhosh K discusses various heart ailments.

`Ischemic heart disease is multifactorial`

Heart diseases are the group of diseases which affects structure, function and functional capacity of the heart.