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Tag: Heart Attack

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R.I.P Puneeth Rajkumar: Fans In Huge Numbers Bid Farewell To The ‘Power Star’

Kannada Cine industry suffered a massive loss on Oct 29, after the sudden demise of superstar Puneeth Rajkumar due to a heart attack. Fans and prominent personalities expressed their condolences on the untimely demise of the actor.

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60% Stroke Cases In India Lead To Disability, 30% Cause Death: Experts
60% Stroke Cases In India Lead To Disability, 30% Cause Death: Experts

Covid has also increased the risk of stroke, particularly among the young patients between 20 and 30,as the virus triggers abnormal and severe clotting in blood. While the risk is around 1 per cent (higher if other risk factors for stroke are present), it is still life-threatening or leads to severe disability.

World Heart Day: 75% Indians Below 50 At Risk Of Heart Attack
World Heart Day: 75% Indians Below 50 At Risk Of Heart Attack

Doctors strongly recommend that people must not ignore early warning signs like breathlessness, chest pain, excessive sweating, dizziness etc., and seek medical care in time.

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After Sidharth Shukla’s Death, Ranbir Kapoor's Doppelganger Was All Over Internet! Here Is Why

After the sudden demise of TV actor Sidharth Shukla, the focus of many has shifted towards a rising trend of increasing number of deaths among young people due to cardiac arrest.

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Odisha: Eminent Painter Siba Panigrahi No More

Cuttack: Renowned painter and former President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi, Siba Panigrahi passed away at his residence in CDA Sector-6 in Cuttack on Monday. He was 78. Raj Panigrahi, son of the noted painter, shared the news of his demise. According to his statement, Panigrahi suffered a cardiac arrest while he was at home. […]

COVID-19 Infection Linked To Stroke In Healthy Young People

New York: Researchers have revealed that young and otherwise healthy patients with Covid-19 may have an increased risk of stroke even if they are not showing any symptoms of the disease. For the findings, published in the journal Neurosurgery, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in the US analysed patients having suffered a stroke from March […]

Social Isolation May Increase Heart Attack And Death Risk

London: Researchers have revealed that people who are socially isolated are over 40 per cent more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated. The study also found that those who are socially isolated are almost 50 per cent more likely to die from […]

Heart Attack Prevention Efforts Lag For People With Stroke

New York: Researchers have found that patients with peripheral artery disease or stroke were less likely to receive recommended treatments to prevent heart attack than those with coronary artery disease. All three are types of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Depending on the location of the blockage, atherosclerosis increases the risk for three serious conditions: coronary artery […]

Higher Alcohol Consumption Linked To Increased Stroke Risk

London: In a warning for heavy drinkers, new research says that higher alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of having a stroke or developing peripheral artery disease (PAD). While observational studies have consistently shown that heavy alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of certain cardiovascular diseases, they often use self-reported data […]

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Men & Women May Develop Heart Disease Differently

Toronto: Do you think men and women develop heart disease in a similar way? In a recent study, researchers have revealed that the minerals that block heart valves in men are totally different, as compared to women. This discovery could impact how heart disease is diagnosed and treated for different sexes. The study, published in […]

How To Reduce Heart Disease Risks?

New York: Eating tofu daily like other foods can help to reduce heart disease risks. Tofu contains high amounts of isoflavones which are linked to moderately lowering the risks of heart ailments. Isoflavones are a type of polyphenol found in legumes, including soybeans, chickpeas, fava beans, pistachios, peanuts and other fruits and nuts. Soybeans are […]

Weight-loss surgery linked to fewer heart attacks, strokes
Weight-Loss Surgery Linked To Fewer Heart Attacks, Strokes

London: Researchers including an Indian-origin scientist in a new study have found that weight-loss surgery is linked to significantly fewer heart attacks and strokes. The study, published in the European Heart Journal, found there were 60 per cent fewer fatal and non-fatal heart attacks and stroke among 3,701 men and women who received bariatric surgery […]

Mental Stress May Trigger A Second Heart Attack

New York: For those who have survived a heart attack, mental stress — and not physical stress — may be a stronger predictor of a repeat heart attack or even dying from heart disease, warn researchers. The team at Emory University investigated whether myocardial ischemia — when blood flow to the heart is reduced such […]

Music Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Recover Faster

London: Researchers have found that listening to music helps stroke patients recover by stimulating their brain and lifting their mood. The study, published in the journal Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, found that music therapy sessions have a positive effect on the neurorehabilitation of acute stroke patients. The research was carried out on a 26-bed stroke […]

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Running Marathons May Up Heart Attack Risk

New York: While aerobic exercise generally benefits health, extreme endurance exercise — like marathon and triathlon — can raise a person’s risk for sudden cardiac arrest and atrial fribrillation, according to a new study. After reviewing more than 300 scientific studies, the research team found that physically active people, such as regular walkers, have up […]

BP Problems Linked To Higher Heart Disease Risk In Youths

New York: Wide swings in blood pressure readings among young adults are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease by middle age, according to a new study. The findings, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, suggests that the current practice of averaging blood pressure readings to determine whether medications are necessary could be masking […]

Belly Fat May Lead To Multiple Heart Attacks

London: Heart patients, please take note. Researchers have found that heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack. “Abdominal obesity not only increases your risk for a first heart attack or stroke but also the risk for recurrent events after the first misfortune,” said study […]

Smoking Hookah May Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

New York: Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The study, published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, found that tobacco smoke from a hookah […]

Protein Therapy May Improve Heart Attack Outcomes

Sydney: Heart disease remains the largest killer around the world and now researchers have found that a protein therapy — recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-AB (rhPDGF-AB) — could improve outcomes following a heart attack. After a heart attack, scar tissue forms and this negatively affects heart function, said the study, published in journal Science Translational […]

AI May Predict Long-Term Risks Of Heart Attack, Cardiac Death

New York: Researchers have found that machine learning, patterns and inferences computers use to learn to perform tasks, can predict the long-term risk of heart attack and cardiac death. According to the study, published in the journal Cardiovascular Research, machine learning appears to be better at predicting heart attacks and cardiac deaths than the standard […]

Why Spinal Cord Injury Linked To Higher Rates Of Stroke?

Toronto: Researchers have found that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. “People with spinal cord injury have alarming rates of stroke, and we wanted to understand why? We found that the risk of fatigue is nine times greater in individuals with spinal cord […]

Air Pollution In India Linked To Heart Attack, Stroke

New Delhi: Researchers conducting a study in a periurban area in southern India have found that air pollution in the country is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The study shows that people most exposed to fine particles have a higher CIMT index (carotid intima-media thickness) — a marker of atherosclerosis — which […]

Get Your Sleep Back Insomniacs, Here's Your Solution

New Delhi: Sleepless flocks take a note, researchers have found people who have trouble sleeping may be more prone to stroke, heart attack or other cardiovascular diseases. Do yoga and you can feel sleepy, Indian experts said. Health experts here have found solution to the problems raised by the Chinese experts. According to them yogas […]

Genes Linked To Heart Failure Identified

London: Researchers have found the way for earlier identification of people at risk of heart failure and development of new treatments. The research team applied an artificial intelligence (AI) technique to analyse the heart MRI images of 17,000 healthy UK Biobank volunteers and found that genetic factors accounted for 22-39 per cent of variation in […]

Why women get heart attacks later than men!

London: Although women develop coronary artery disease (CAD) almost 10 years later than men as scientists have attributed this decade-long delay to the protective effects of sex hormones, the heart disease finally catches up with women owing to the presence of “fat-absorbing” XX hormones. There is a lot of evidence that hormones like estrogen and […]

Malaria linked to 30% higher risk of heart failure

Paris: Malaria infection is linked to 30 per cent higher risk of heart failure, a new research has warned. The mosquito-borne infection affects more than 219 million people worldwide each year, according to the 2018 statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO). “We have seen an increase in the incidence of malaria cases and what […]

Internal bleeding after heart attack linked with cancer

London: Bleeding during the first six months after discharge from hospital for a heart attack is linked with a subsequent cancer diagnosis, a new study said. “Our results suggest that patients should seek medical advice if they experience bleeding after discharge. “Particularly if the bleeding is of gastrointestinal, pulmonary or genitourinary origin, without any obvious […]

Eating nuts twice a week lowers heart attack risk

Paris: Eating nuts at least twice a week can slash the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by almost 17 per cent, a new study suggests. “Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fat and contain little saturated fat,” said study author Noushin Mohammadifard from Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Iran. “They also have protein, minerals, […]

Heart attack cases higher in areas with more fast food outlets

Sydney: While it is known that eating fast food is not good for health, researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have found that areas with a higher number of fast food outlets record more heart attack cases. Published in the European Heart Journal, the findings also showed that for every additional fast food outlet, there […]

Stem cell combo may help from heart attack damage

London: Researchers have found a combination of heart cells derived from human stem cells could help to recover from the damage caused by a heart attack. In a study, published in the Nature Biotechnology journal, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher noted that by transplanting an area of damaged tissue with a combination of […]

Researchers develop adhesive patch to reduce heart attack damage

Washington: Researchers have developed a new adhesive patch that could reduce the stretching of cardiac muscle following a heart attack. Developed by a team of researchers from Brown University, US; Fudan University, China and Soochow University, China, the patch is made from a water-based hydrogel material and can be placed directly on the heart to […]

Heart attacks also common in young adults: Study

New York: A heart attack, known earlier as a disease of the old, is now strikingly common in people aged 40 and below, finds a study. The study compared people aged 41-50 years and 40 or younger heart attack survivors and found that among patients who suffer a heart attack at a young age overall […]

Don't ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling

Tokyo: You should never ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while travelling, as researchers say cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading causes of death among people on the move. The study, presented at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019 in Malaga, Spain, indicates that the long-term outcomes after a heart attack while travelling can be good if one […]

Heart attack risks higher on Christmas eve: Study

London: All set to ring in Christmas eve? According to a research, the risk of heart attack peaks at around Christmas eve, particularly for older and sicker people, and it is most likely due to heightened emotional stress. The study, from researchers in the Lund University in Sweden, showed that the risk of heart attack […]

Smoking, high BP raise risk of heart attack relapse: Study

Manila: Young men who are chain smokers or suffer from hypertension could be at an increased risk of heart attack recurrence, researchers have warned. The study found that risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, family history of heart disease and chronic kidney disease were more prevalent among the patients who experienced a relapse. […]

This smartphone app can identify heart attacks

New York: A novel smartphone app can help determine if you are having the most serious and deadliest form of heart attack and could turn out be a valuable tool to save lives, say researchers. The AliveCor app, administered through a smartphone with a two-wire attachment, can monitor heart activity and determine if someone is […]

Anaemia drug could help recovery after a heart attack: Study

London: Drugs currently undergoing development to treat anaemia — lack of blood — could be repurposed to help prevent people with Type-2 diabetes from developing heart failure, according to a new research. Researchers found that after a heart attack, a protein called HIF acts to help heart cells survive. In people with diabetes, fats accumulate […]

This smartphone app can help detect irregular heart beat

London: Scientists have developed a smartphone application that can help in screening for atrial fibrillation — the most common heart rhythm disorder. The disorder leads to an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. It is also behind 20-30 per cent of all strokes and raises the risk of premature death, […]

Green tea may prevent deaths from heart attacks

London: Love your cup of green tea? Besides playing a role in weight loss and boosting immunity, green tea — rich in antioxidants — may also help prevent deaths due heart attacks and strokes caused by atherosclerosis — a condition of narrowed artery walls due to fat build-up, claims a study. According to the researchers, […]

BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son dies of heart attack

Hyderabad: Former Union Minister and BJP parliamentarian Bandaru Dattatreya’s only son Bandaru Vaishnav, 21, died of a massive heart attack on Wednesday, family sources said. Vaishnav, a third year medical student, collapsed while having dinner with his family at their Ramnagar residence in Hyderabad on Tuesday. The youth was rushed to a private hospital in […]