Heart Patients

  • J&K: 80-year-old dies after magistrate stops ambulance carrying him December 12, 2013

    An 80-year-old heart patient being rushed to the hospital died on the way in Srinagar. He could have been saved had the driver of the ambulance not been stopped. ...
  • Kerala: Heart patient dies allegedly after wrong blood transfusion November 26, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: A patient died allegedly due to wrong blood transfusion at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college in Kerala, a state that boasts of high health standards. The police have registered a case based on the complaint of the patient's relatives. Sreekumar underwent a bypass surgery at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College last...
  • Heartmate II offers new hope for terminal heart patients October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: There's new hope for terminal heart patients, with a new pumping device promising to provide rest to the worn-out heart and even recharge it - adding years and quality to a patient's life. The Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), or Heartmate II, is surgically inserted between the chest and...
  • Mumbai: Bypass patients to take part in marathon January 15, 2011

    Mumbai: A group of senior citizens who have undergone bypass heart surgeries will run in a marathon in Mumbai on January 16. It's shorts, sports shoes, spirit and game faces on for the enthusiastic senior citizens. 75 bypass heart surgery patients from the Asian Heart Institute's Cardiac rehab centre will be...
  • Watch: Can heartbreaks lead to heart attacks? October 1, 2009

    Heart attacks seem to occur not just among the elderly but young people as well these days. While high cholesterol and other health complications are the main triggers, an Australian study now says that heart break can also lead to heart attacks. ...
  • By 2010, India to have 10 crore heart patients April 14, 2009

    New Delhi: By the year 2010, India will be home to 10 crore heart patients and yet six out of 10 patients reach hospitals well after the golden hour. That's the time when chances of saving the patient are the highest. ...
  • Listening to music improves stroke patients' recovery February 21, 2008

    London: Music helps stroke patients improve their memory and attention spans, besides aiding recovery, a new study has found. Patients listening up to two hours of music daily also had a more positive outlook than those who did not, the study by researchers at the Helsinki Brain Research Centre found. Findings of...
  • Are stents the only option after an angina attack? September 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Dr RK Khullar, a leading cardiologist was arrested recently for allegedly playing with the lives of several patients. Dr Khullar inserted a stent in his patient's absolutely normal hearts in exchange for bribes from stent suppliers. Dr Khullar's recent arrest has sparked off a serious debate — are stents...
  • Cold weather can increase heart disease risk November 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Cold weather can prove to be dangerous for people with heart diseases. The rapidly dropping mercury levels have been known to be particularly unkind to heart patients. “Forty years ago I was cricket captain, shot put champion, expert javelin thrower when I was in college, I want to get...
  • Patients get to the heart of the stent matter September 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Drug-coated stents are back in the news and the news is confusing. While a study last year found that drug-coated stents might cause fatal blood clots in cardiac patients in the long run, a smaller study last week found that patients with drug-coated stents ran exactly the same...