Tag Archives: Heart Attack

Clinical Calculators Over-rate Heart Attack Risk: Study

Most “risk calculators” ususally taken up to screen a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack actually overestimate the likelihood of it, warn a group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University citing American Heart Association system too. Four out of five widely used clinical calculators over-estimate risk, including the most recent one unveiled in 2013 by the American Heart Association ...

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Tragedy mars national games as Maharashtra netball player dies

Tragedy struck the 35th National Games when a young netball player from Maharashtra suddenly collapsed and died during a practice session here Monday. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said his state will bear all expenses for airlifting the body to the player’s home state. Mayuresh Pawar, 21, become dizzy and fell unconscious around 1 p.m. His teammates immediately rushed him to ...

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Follow Guidelines in Blood Pressure to Avoid Heart Attack Later, Suggests Study

First blood pressure and then comes heart attack and the best was to prevent death from heart diseases is to follow the hypertension guidelines, said an analysis conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). “Our findings clearly show that it would be worthwhile to significantly increase spending on office visits, home blood pressure monitoring and interventions to improve ...

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8% of South Asians Carry Mutated Gene MYBPC3 That Causes Heart Failure: Study

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in the US has conducted a study that shows that up to 8 percent of people from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries carry a mutated gene called MYBPC3 that causes heart failure and other heart ailments. The study conducted by Sakthivel Sadayappan of Loyola University demonstrates how this gene mutation ...

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Daily avocado cuts heart disease risk, says study

Adding an avocado to your daily diet helps lower bad cholesterol and eventually reduce the risk of heart disease, says a new study. “Including one avocado each day as part of a moderate-fat, cholesterol-lowering diet provides additional LDL (bad cholesterol) lowering affects which benefit CVD (cardiovascular disease) risk,” said Penny Kris-Etherton, professor at Pennsylvania State University. Known to have originated ...

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Why Red Wine Reduces Heart Disease? It’s in TyrRS-Resveratrol, says new study

Consuming red wine in small doses helps to protect cells against the damage caused by aging and promote overall good health, said researchers from Scripps Research Institute. The researchers said that the beverage’s compound named Resveratrol activates an enzyme used to relieve stress. This is umpteenth time that scientists are going gaga over the benefits of red wine this year ...

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Low blood sugar too causes damage to your heart: New Study

Low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia, which occurs when a patient’s blood glucose goes dangerously low, can trigger potentially fatal cardiovascular events like stroke or heart attack, a new research led by an Indian-origin doctor has found. The risk of heart diseases associated with high blood sugar are already known. Hypoglycaemia is one of the most common and serious side effects ...

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