Washington: New research shows the loss of the male sex chromosome as many men age causes the heart muscle to scar and can lead to deadly heart failure. The finding may help explain why men die, on average, several years younger than women. UVA researcher Kenneth Walsh, PhD, says the new discovery suggests that men […]
Washington: Heart failure patients experiencing grief or in mourning following the loss of a close family member are at an increased risk of death, particularly during the first week following the family member’s death, according to a new study. Heart failure (HF) affects more than 64 million individuals worldwide. Previous study findings suggest that depression, […]
Edmonton (Canada): A new study has explored how reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure. The findings of the study were published in the journal, ‘The Lancet’. Though reducing salt intake did not lead to fewer emergency visits, hospitalisations or deaths for patients with heart failure, the researchers did find an improvement in […]
According to a study of JAMA Cardiology, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal, which analysed information on about 274,000 people living in Sweden in 2018, the risk of having a heart attack was greatest on days when the temperature was below freezing point.
Bengaluru: AstraZeneca India on Tuesday partnered with health-tech startup Tricog to roll out a programme called ‘Project Heartbeat’, focused on early and accurate diagnosis of heart attack patients, to reduce mortality rates. The project addresses the unmet need for early diagnosis and intervention for patients with suspected heart attack by enabling cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) […]
Covid-19 patients with a first-phase ejection fraction -- a measure of the left ventricular ejection fraction until the time of maximal ventricular contraction -- of less than 25 per cent had a nearly five-fold higher risk of death than those with an ejection fraction of 25 per cent or higher.
Studies have shown that heavy drinking over a short period of time can trigger 'holiday heart syndrome' in some people, and in some atrial fibrillation patients, small amounts of alcohol can trigger arrhythmia episodes.