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High-risk donor hearts linked to better patient survival rates

High-risk donor hearts need not influence the outcome of the transplant and can actually have better outcomes, says a new study.
The survival rate for heart patients is lower when patients choose to wait for an organ with less risk, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
The survival rate for heart patients is lower when patients choose to wait for an organ with less risk, says a new study.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 02:03 PM IST
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What if medicines have no side effect?

According to Arun Shukla, associate professor, European Molecular Biology Organization young investigator and lead scientist on the project, about 40% of currently prescribed drugs target GPCRs which are responsible for transfer of information across the cell membrane.
Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur’s biological sciences and bio-engineering department are studying how certain signalling pathways in the body can be nurtured to be targeted and unwanted pathways subdued.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur’s biological sciences and bio-engineering department are studying how certain signalling pathways in the body can be nurtured to be targeted and unwanted pathways subdued.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 10, 2018 10:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByJayashree Nandi

World Heart Day: What you can do to counter cardiovascular disease risk

On World Heart Day, we tell you about the dangers of heart disease, what contributes to it, and what you can do about it.
In 2016, 22% of healthy lives lost among those aged between 15 and 49 years can be traced to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).(Shutterstock)
In 2016, 22% of healthy lives lost among those aged between 15 and 49 years can be traced to cardiovascular diseases (CVD).(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 01:32 PM IST
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Inadequate sleep may lead to cardiovascular diseases in men

Compared to those with normal sleep duration, men who slept five or fewer hours per night had a two-fold higher risk of having a major cardiovascular event by age 71.
High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, low physical activity, and poor sleep quality were more common in men who slept five or fewer hours per night compared to those who got seven to eight hours.(Shutterstock)
High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, low physical activity, and poor sleep quality were more common in men who slept five or fewer hours per night compared to those who got seven to eight hours.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 11:30 AM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Air pollution exposure can change your heart structure

Even low air pollution levels can affect your heart by causing changes that are similar to early stages of heart failure, says a new study.
Higher exposure to air pollutants was linked to significant changes in the structure of the heart.(Shutterstock)
Higher exposure to air pollutants was linked to significant changes in the structure of the heart.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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Post heart attack, cardiac muscles could recover with new treatment

The treatment leads to better recovery of the heart’s pumping function and hence the level of healing is better.
There is a possibility of getting a treatment for repairing heart attack damage in 5-10 years.(Shutterstock)
There is a possibility of getting a treatment for repairing heart attack damage in 5-10 years.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 10:05 AM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, London

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

The researchers also found that even though a person might be healthy, if he or she is suffering from mild depression than they could still develop heart failure.
Depression needs to be treated otherwise it could lead to other health problems in the futture.(Shutterstock)
Depression needs to be treated otherwise it could lead to other health problems in the futture.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 07, 2018 04:44 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByKabir Bhandari, Hindustan Times, Delhi

Patients with hypertension can now use this new stress free algorithm for treatment

It takes a patient’s age, urinary albumin/creatinine ratio (UACR), and cardiovascular disease history to successfully identify hypertensive patients for whom the benefits of intensive therapy outweigh the risks.
Hypertension patients can now use this algorithm for treatment.(Shutterstock)
Hypertension patients can now use this algorithm for treatment.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 04, 2018 05:24 PM IST
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Diet tip, eat almonds to lower risk of heart failure, maintain sugar levels

A new study says that eating several servings of nuts, such as almonds, every week may help lower the risk of developing heart rhythm irregularity and heart flutter.
Eating several servings of nuts, such as almonds, every week may help lower the risk of developing heart rhythm irregularity.(Shutterstock)
Eating several servings of nuts, such as almonds, every week may help lower the risk of developing heart rhythm irregularity.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 12:26 PM IST
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High protein diet for weight loss may backfire as it increases risk of heart failure

A high protein diet may increase risk of heart failure among middle-aged men, says this new study.
Can a high protein diet lead to heart failure risk.(Shutterstock)
Can a high protein diet lead to heart failure risk.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 31, 2018 03:22 PM IST
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Sex hormone levels linked to heart disease in post-menopausal women

The risk for cardiovascular disease is much lower in women than men until women reach the age of 50 years.
A sex hormone profile higher in male hormones may identify a woman at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.(Shutterstock)
A sex hormone profile higher in male hormones may identify a woman at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 29, 2018 02:09 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Heart failure causes and symptoms, experts say even moderate drinking could be fatal

Heart failure causes, symptoms and cure: Heart experts say that even moderate drinking could worsen the condition for heart failure patients. According to a new study, alcohol consumption could worsen the condition of patients with a faulty version of a gene called titin.
To keep your heart healthy, experts say you should stay way from alcohol.(Shutterstock)
To keep your heart healthy, experts say you should stay way from alcohol.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 27, 2018 09:19 AM IST
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This natural antioxidant found in our body could help improve heart health

A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within normal ranges, higher levels of bilirubin in the blood were associated with lower rates of heart failure, heart attack and stroke.
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Published on May 20, 2018 02:52 PM IST
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Smoking, alcohol consumption raise lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

Smoking and drinking alcohol could raise your risk of developing a rapid heart rate.
Smoking could increase your risk of irregular heartbeat.(Shutterstock)
Smoking could increase your risk of irregular heartbeat.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 01, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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IANS | ByIANS, New York

Is there a cure for flu virus? Answers to your 10 most-asked questions

Common cold and flu is very debilitating and you have many questions around it. Can you get the flu from your pet, should you get flu shots, and how severe can it really be? We get an expert to answer basic questions about the shape-shifting virus.
As the virus continuously changes its form and shape, people are exposed to newer strains every year.(Shutterstock)
As the virus continuously changes its form and shape, people are exposed to newer strains every year.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 23, 2018 11:41 AM IST
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Brisk walking for 40 minutes daily is the best exercise for you. Here’s why

Brisk walking can benefit patients of heart disease and ensure that they are hospitalised less, according to a recent study.
Brisk walking, experts stay, is very good for your heart.(Shutterstock)
Brisk walking, experts stay, is very good for your heart.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 04:46 PM IST
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Obesity can lead to higher chances of rapid and irregular heart rate

Those with obesity have a higher risk of developing irregular heart rate, also known as atrial fibrillation.
Obesity increases the risk of developing rapid heart rate.(Shutterstock)
Obesity increases the risk of developing rapid heart rate.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 02:41 PM IST
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Asian News International | ByAsian News International, Washington D.c.

Did you know that nuts are your heart’s best friends?

The research says that having regular servings of nuts every week can help lessen the risk of developing heart rhythm irregularity, which is also known as heart flutter.
Nut consumption has been linked to better health.(Shutterstock)
Nut consumption has been linked to better health.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 17, 2018 03:41 PM IST
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Smoking causes more heart problems in middle age, quit now

Smoking into your middle age could lead to many heart complications, suggests a new study. Current smokers were nearly three times more likely to be hospitalised for heart failure, while current smokers who smoked a pack or more a day were over three times more likely to be hospitalised, says the study.
Time to quit smoking , Cigarette butts on the calendar(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Time to quit smoking , Cigarette butts on the calendar(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 16, 2018 07:03 PM IST
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Young women who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure post delivery

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 additional disease or condition, such as hypertension.
Women are discharged from the hospital within two to three days after delivery and are not evaluated by their health care providers again until six weeks later.(Shutterstock)
Women are discharged from the hospital within two to three days after delivery and are not evaluated by their health care providers again until six weeks later.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 04:29 PM IST
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World Health Day: Here’s why heart diseases should be made public health priority in India

On World Health Day 2018, the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) has urged the people to prioritise heart failure as a public health priority. The need of the hour is to develop a comprehensive approach to combat heart diseases in India which is on its way to becoming an epidemic in the country.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of mortality, accounting for more than half of all deaths resulting from NCDs(Shutterstock)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of mortality, accounting for more than half of all deaths resulting from NCDs(Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 01:42 PM IST
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Primer on heart health: Here’s all you need to know about cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy, a progressive disease of the myocardium, the heart muscle, is a major cause of sudden cardiac death and heart failure in young people.
Cardiomyopathy can be inherited that is a family history of cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac arrest, or heart failure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Cardiomyopathy can be inherited that is a family history of cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac arrest, or heart failure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 02:46 PM IST
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Mothers of babies with congenital heart defects at risk of heart problems later in life

A Canadian study found 43% higher risk of any cardiovascular hospitalisation in women whose offspring had critical heart defects.
Healthcare providers, like obstetricians, who treat and follow mothers in the early stages of dealing with children who have heart defects can help women understand and minimise their risk, say researchers.(Getty Images)
Healthcare providers, like obstetricians, who treat and follow mothers in the early stages of dealing with children who have heart defects can help women understand and minimise their risk, say researchers.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 06:06 PM IST
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Medicine to control cholesterol lands 80-year-old in Mumbai hospital with kidney failure

Within a month of taking the medication, Dinoo Irani stopped passing urine; she spent close to a month in Bhatia hospital
Dr Samrat Shah (in blue) with Dinoo Irani and her daughter Feruza, before Dinoo was discharged from Bhatia hospital on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Dr Samrat Shah (in blue) with Dinoo Irani and her daughter Feruza, before Dinoo was discharged from Bhatia hospital on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 11:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySadaguru Pandit, Mumbai
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