Heart Diseases

  • Strong muscles in kids lower heart disease, diabetes risk 31-03-2014 01:02 PM

    New York: Teenagers with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes later in life, a study shows. Stronger kids also have lower body mass index (BMI), lower percent body fat, smaller waist circumferences and higher fitness levels. "It is a widely-held belief that BMI, sedentary behaviours...
  • Samajwadi Party MLA Syed Kasim dies of cardiac arrest 31-12-2013 11:33 AM

    Samajwadi Party MLA from Sadar Assembly seat Syed Kasim Hasan passed away following a cardiac arrest. Kasim, 74, suffered pain in the chest on Monday evening after which he was rushed to a district hospital. He was then referred to a heart institute in Kanpur where he died, his family...
  • Exercise and low cholesterol diet is good for heart: Dr Pavan Kumar 10-07-2013 05:37 PM

    Dr Pavan Kumar, head of the department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Dr Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, also heads the Telemedicine Centre at the hospital, the largest in western India. He joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the prevention and treatment of heart diseases, cardiac surgeries and telemedicine. Q. Cardiac surgeries...
  • Eureka! Skin cells turn into beating heart

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    The heart cells created from patients' skin are at the same stage of development as those of a newborn baby. The study is exciting for...

  • How to recognise the symptoms of a deadly stroke 02-12-2011 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer. While a massive stroke can kill you within minutes, you can save yourself if you recognise the symptoms in time. Dr Amit Verma, speaking to CNN-IBN, marks out what you can do...
  • Pomegranate good for sex life and the heart 12-11-2011 12:47 PM

    London: Pomengranate is virtually nature's elixir that can help stave off heart disease, relieve stress and perk up your sex life. A two million pounds study has found that an extract of the whole fruit - including pith, peel and seeds - was given to 60 volunteers every day for...
  • Eating veggies, fruits helps protect the heart 15-10-2011 04:39 PM

    A new study finds eating the right food can override a natural risk someone may carry for heart attack. ...
  • World Heart Day: Twitter questions on heart answered 30-09-2011 05:05 PM

    Cardiologist Dr Ashok Seth answers questions asked by Twitterati on heart diseases. ...
  • World Heart Day: cardiac problems affecting India 29-09-2011 01:08 PM

    On World Heart Day, we bring you a special show on why Indians are prone to heart diseases. ...
  • Heart day special: Talk to a cardiologist on CNN-IBN

    Have you ever suffered from a heart attack? Are you worried you might not recognise the symptoms of a heart attack? Do you have questions...
  • Women smokers have more heart risk than men 12-08-2011 12:11 PM

    New York: Women who smoke cigarettes are more likely to develop heart disease than men who smoke, with the risk for women increasing every year that they smoke, according to a study. The authors, led by Rachel Huxley of the University of Minnesota, reviewed studies published between 1966 and 2010...
  • Heart disease? Study says coffee won't kill you 14-06-2011 12:50 PM

    New York : Women with heart disease who down a few cups of coffee each day tend to live as long as those who avoid the beverage, according to a study. The results, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, add to already mixed findings on whether caffeinated coffee...
  • Have less than 24 teeth? Watch out for stroke! 21-03-2011 11:23 AM

    London: If you have less than 24 teeth, beware. It could lead to a stroke. Researchers calculate that those with fewer than 24 teeth are 60 percent more likely to suffer a stroke. Underlying gum disease may be to blame, a new study says. Researchers at Japan's Hiroshima University examined...
  • India, America - Parents pass on heart risks 27-01-2011 10:31 AM

    New York: Having a parent with a history of heart disease almost doubles a person's risk of also getting heart disease, regardless of ethnicity or country, according to an international study. The study, which involved patients in 52 countries and appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,...
  • Fruits, vegetables can lower heart risk 19-01-2011 06:53 PM

    London: They are considered good for your health. Now, a new study has claimed that eating a minimum of eight portions of fruit and vegetables daily can lower the risk of heart disease by almost a quarter. The research, which has looked at 300,000 people aged from 40 to 85...
  • Heart patients watch out, winter can be deadly 19-12-2010 11:31 PM

    Gurgaon/New Delhi: As the mercury dips, doctors warn that heart patients are at double the risk of suffering a cardiac attack as compared to summer. Though winters see lesser diseases linked to breeding of bacteria and viruses, the fall in temperature poses an additional risk for those suffering from heart...
  • Arthritis increases chances of heart attacks 07-07-2010 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: Are you suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? Watch out. You may also be at double the risk of a heart attack, according to a 10-year-long Danish study on about 5 lakh people. But the risk increased to six times in women younger than 50. Dr Rajiva Gupta, rheumatologist, says:...
  • Brushing twice a day keeps heart disease away 28-05-2010 10:22 AM

    London: Brushing your teeth twice a day could go a long way in reducing the risk of heart disease, a new study has observed. Over the last 20 years, there has been increased interest in links between heart problems and gum disease and it has been established that inflammation in...
  • Stress hurts women's hearts more 07-05-2010 01:37 PM

    London: Women are twice as likely to suffer from heart diseases caused by stress at work places as compared to their male counterparts, a new study has found. The finding suggests that the well-known damaging effects of job stress on men cause more harm to women's heart. During the study,...
  • World Stroke Day: Inspirational stories of survivors 29-10-2009 02:21 PM

    It's World Stroke Day - a condition that kills an estimated 2,000 Indians every day. Several lakhs of Indians are stroke survivors, believed to be surviving on preventive medication and physiotherapy. ...
  • World Heart Day Spl: Heart disease and the young 27-09-2009 03:34 PM

    CNN-IBN gets you more on how heart disease is hitting young Indians. ...
  • Forbes India: How low can your cholestrol go? 15-09-2009 12:45 PM

    When Radhika Nayyar, 47, at last agreed to take drugs to lower her cholesterol level, her cardiologist felt he had scored a mini victory. For months, the good doctor had tried to persuade her to go on a dosage of statins but she stoutly refused to do so. As the...
  • Parents wait for baby to die, to give another one life 13-04-2009 05:30 PM

    A set of parents are waiting for their baby to die to save another baby. ...
  • IBNLiving: Doc advises on preventing heart disease 18-12-2008 11:57 AM

    Doc discusses why prevention is the key in stopping heart disease. ...
  • Toddlers need to guard against lifestyle diseases 11-11-2008 12:18 PM

    By giving in to a child's junk food demands, you may put your child at risk. ...