23 May 2014
Kolkata: Ensuring continued healthcare delivery for heart patients after surgery, a leading private hospital here will roll out nursing services at home - a first for east India.
01 Apr 2013
A commonly used erectile dysfunction drug, sildenafil, is ineffective against heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, according to new research. The study's lead author called the results disappointing. Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor, had shown encouraging results in smaller studies and in animal models.
24 Oct 2013
Toronto: The flu vaccine not only wards off serious complications from influenza, it may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by more than 50 percent among those who have had a heart attack, a new study has found.
12 Sep 2013
Washington: Heart disease patients with positive attitudes are more likely to exercise and live longer, a new study has found.
14 Feb 2014
New Delhi: Indian scientists have developed a clot-busting cost-effective drug for heart patients which can also reduce the risk of internal bleeding.
22 Jan 2014
New York: Heart attack patients who are rushed to hospital during weekends and nights may have higher mortality compared with regular hours.
08 Jan 2013
People who suffer from breathing disorders such as sleep apnea are usually at higher risk for cardiovascular disease. But findings of a new study carried out by scientists from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have shown that some heart attack patients can actually benefit from mild to moderate sleep-disordered breathing.
14 Dec 2012
The best way to resuscitate a cardiac arrest victim is to apply chest compressions, say Japanese researchers.They noted that mouth-to-mouth is often ineffective if performed by an untrained member of the public. It also gets in the way of the crucial chest compression's need to keep the victim's heart beating.
10 Dec 2014
Seoul: A common coating used in soft drink cans could cause high blood pressure and put heart patients at risk, a new study has warned. The consumption of BPA, a chemical used as an epoxy lining for cans and plastic bottles, has been associated with high blood pressure and heart rate variability.
24 May 2016
London: One in three patients who suffered heart failure and were subsequently hospitalised for the first time have not returned to work a year later, a study reveals.