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US Survival Rate of Heart attacks 6% if Occurring Outside of Hospital

Cardiac arrest strikes almost 600,000 people each year in the United States, killing majority of them because it occurred outside of hospital, said  a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Wide disparities of survival rates exist across the US, but benchmark communities demonstrate that saving more lives is possible, especially with bystander use of CPR and automated external defibrillators, ...

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Noncommunicable diseases kill 16 million every year, WHO sounds alarm in India

World Health Organization has drawn the urgent attention of the government to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which results in 16 million people dying prematurely, before the age of 70, from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes. In an annual report, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said, “By investing just US$ 1-3 dollars per person per ...

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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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