Tag: Heart Failure

Singer collapses on stage after performing at Durga Puja event in Koraput, dies
Singer collapses on stage after performing at Durga Puja event in Koraput, dies

A clerk by profession at the Panchayat office and a singer by passion, Murali Mohapatra's sudden death has once again brought to focus the rising cases of sudden heart attack. 

  • Monday, 03 October 2022
1st pig heart transplant recipient died of heart failure, not rejection
1st pig heart transplant recipient died of heart failure, not rejection

The heart was also found to contain evidence of DNA from a latent pig virus called porcine cytomegalovirus (pCMV) through highly sensitive testing that was first detected several weeks after the surgery and was later confirmed during autopsy of the organ.

  • Friday, 08 July 2022
Researchers develop device to reduce chemotherapy's harmful side effects

New York: Researchers have developed a new 3D-printed device that could help reduce side effects of chemotherapy such as hair loss, nausea and heart failure. Although chemotherapy can kill cancer cells very effectively, healthy cells also get affected. But if excess chemotherapy drugs could be removed from a patient’s bloodstream after they have worked, they […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Moderate drinking not harmful for elderly patients with heart failure

New York: Elderly people above 65 who are newly diagnosed with heart failure can continue moderate alcohol drinking without worsening their condition, a new study suggests. The study showed an association between moderate drinking — seven or fewer drinks per week — and an extended survival of just over one year compared with those who abstained […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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Regular flu shots might save heart failure patients

London: Annual flu vaccination is regarded as a safe and low-cost way to improve survival rate among elderly heart failure patients, according to a new research. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, showed that flu vaccination was associated with an 18 per cent reduced risk of premature death and a 19 per cent reduction […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Extremely high BP in diabetics linked to severe organ damage

New York: Patients with diabetes suffering from extremely high blood pressure (BP) could be at risk of organ damage due to hypertensive emergencies such as stroke, chest pain and heart failure, finds a study. The study showed that acute or worsening heart failure was the most frequent target organ injury (49.6 per cent) followed by […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Commonly used chemotherapy drug can lead to heart failure: Study

London: A chemotherapy drug, widely used for treatment of ovarian, bladder, lung, thyroid and stomach cancers, has the potential to cause heart toxicity that can lead to congestive heart failure, a study led by a professor of Indian origin, has found. In the study, conducted on mice, doxorubicin induced fibrosis in the heart, increased the programmed […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Air pollution may lead to changes in heart structure

London: Researchers have found that people exposed to even low levels of air pollution can have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. For every one extra microgram per cubic metre of PM2.5 — small particles of air pollution — and for every 10 […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

New York: Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that that among individuals aged 55 years or older, the overall […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Hypertension may increase heart failure risk post-delivery

New York: Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study. Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death, affecting relatively young reproductive-age women, especially among those with the presence of an […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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Know the app that monitors advanced heart failure patients

New York: Researchers have developed a clinical decision support application that monitors heart failure patients’ medical tests, health status and promptly notifies clinicians when their conditions have changed or when they require advanced disease therapies. The researchers found that the app led to significantly improved detection of disease advancements such as an increase in patients’ […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Know the signs of heart failure

New Delhi: A light-headed feeling and increased heart rate are some of the signs of heart failure that one should not ignore, say experts. With World Heart Day, which falls on September 29, coming up, Sanjay Kumar, Advisor to Credihealth and Sonia Narang, Nutrition and Wellness Expert, Oriflame India, have listed some signs to detect […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Being obese but healthy may up heart failure risk by 96%

London: Obese people who are free from diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, may seem healthy but are 96 per cent more likely to be at risk of heart failure than normal weight metabolically healthy individuals, a study has claimed. The findings showed that the people touted as being “healthy obese” also had a […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Tablet device can help heart failure patients manage disease

London: A novel e-health tool in the form of a pre-programmed tablet can help heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, say researchers. The tool called OPTILOGG provides heart failure education, helps patients monitor their weight and indicates when they should contact the clinic, according to a research presented at EuroHeartCare 2017 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Depression ups mortality risk in heart failure patients

Patients with heart failure are at five-fold increased risk of death following discharge from hospital if they also suffer from moderate to severe depression, a new research has found

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021