One in 3 stent implants in India is possibly unnecessary

Posted on August 12th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Several senior cardiologists in India have raised concern over rise in the cases of unnecessary implant of stents in India. They say if an audit of stent implant cases was done, over a third of the elective procedures could turn out to be needless. A few years ago in the US, which has better monitoring […]

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Coming Soon: Pill To Ward Off Diabetes & Heart Disease

Posted on August 10th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

If what some scientists are saying is true, preventing both heart disease and diabetes could be as simple as popping a single pill.Soon, preventing both heart disease and diabetes could be as simple as popping a single pill, if predictions by a team of scientists prove true. A large analysis of genetic data found that […]

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Older adults with higher levels of a thyroid hormone may be at an increased risk of artery disease and consequent death, according to new research. Free thyroxine (known as FT4) is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland that helps control the rate at which the body uses energy. Previous research linked the hormone to […]

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EECP- Enhanced External Counter Pulsation is gaining prominence as far treating a heart disease is concerned. It is in fact a non-invasive surgical method employed to un-block the clogged arteries and blood vessels that carry blood to the human heart. Leggings are placed within your legs which are fitted with pneumatic cuffs. Whenever the heart […]

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Children who eat restaurant carry-out, or “takeaway,” meals once a week or more tend to have extra body fat and long-term risk factors for heart disease, suggests a UK study. In the study of 9- and 10-year-olds, the kids who ate carry-out most often also consumed more calories but fewer vitamins and minerals compared with […]

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Flavonoid-rich diet protects against cancer, heart disease: Study

Posted on July 20th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Washington D.C: Consuming flavonoid-rich items such as apples and tea protects against cancer and heart disease, particularly for smokers and heavy drinkers, suggests a recent research. Researchers from Edith Cowan Universit’s School of Medical and Health Sciences analysed data from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort that assessed the diets of 53,048 Danes over […]

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Heart Disease – A Silent Killer

Posted on July 17th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), which claims the lives of both men & women, is a disease in which cholesterol deposits on the inner wall of heart blood vessels. These blood vessels carry oxygen to heart. When plaque builds up, the oxygen does notreach heart in adequate amount resulting in chest pain & heart attack. CAD […]

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A ‘Cure for Heart Disease’? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys!!

Posted on July 10th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

What if a single injection could lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — for a lifetime? In the first gene-editing experiment of its kind, scientists have disabled two genes in monkeys that raise the risk for heart disease. Humans carry the genes as well, and the experiment has raised hopes that a leading killer […]

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