cardiology

‘Heartless’ will be toughest role of Adhyayan’s career: Shekhar Suman


September 17th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman, who is gearing up for his debut directorial "Heartless", a tribute to his late son Aayush, says the movie will prove to be ... Read more...

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Rogue DNA could trip the heart


April 26th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) DNA from the heart's own cells may unwittingly activate the body's immune system, tripping the heart, according to a study by British and Japanese researchers.Scientists from ... Read more...

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Spurious heart medicine kills 120 in Pakistan


February 11th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 11 (IANS) The toll due to consumption of spurious medicines at a well known heart institute has risen to 120, with a woman losing her life Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to check medical malpractices: Minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A federal minister has stressed the need to enact laws to check medical malpractices in Pakistan, a country where over 100 patients died after taking ... Read more...

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Panel to improve hospitals in Pakistan Punjab


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) A special committee has been formed to help improve the condition of hospitals in Pakistan's Punjab province following the death of over 100 people who took ... Read more...

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Pakistan drug deaths institutionalised incompetence: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) The death of over 100 people who took contaminated heart medicines in Pakistan's Punjab province is a failure of checks and balances and looks like "institutionalised ... Read more...

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Pakistan cardiac drug that killed over 100 tainted: Report


February 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) One of the heart medicines that caused over 100 deaths in Pakistan's Punjab province was contaminated, said a media report citing a British laboratory report.The samples ... Read more...

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Officials axed, Pakistan fake drugs kill 109


January 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab's state health secretary has been sacked following the death of 109 heart patients due to the use of fake drugs in a leading Pakistani hospital, ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks report on 100 deaths due to spurious drugs


January 27th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought a report into the death of at least 100 patients undergoing treatment at a Lahore heart hospital from spurious ... Read more...

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‘Company owners held in substandard medicine scandal’


January 26th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) The owners of three of the six companies involved in the substandard medicine scandal that has led to the death of over 100 patients have been ... Read more...

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70 die in Pakistan from substandard medicine


January 25th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 70 patients at a hospital in Pakistan's Lahore city have died so far from taking substandard medicine, a media report said.The 70 who died ... Read more...

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New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

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20-minute treatment for blood pressure on the anvil


August 14th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Soon, patients suffering from high blood pressure will be able to get long-term treatment for the lifestyle-related disorder in a span of 20 minutes, experts ... Read more...

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Super-speciality hospital to come up in Himachal


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Gulam Nabi Azad will lay the foundation stone of a super-speciality hospital in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh Wednesday, a state minister ... Read more...

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New stroke pill more effective than traditional remedy


November 16th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A daily pill to prevent strokes could replace the traditional treatment based on rat poison for patients with an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), researchers said.A trial of more than ... Read more...

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Dialysis patients at high risk of cardiac death


November 15th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Dialysis patients face a higher risk for sudden cardiac death but physicians are still unclear as to why these deaths occur. Rod Passman, a researcher from Northwestern ... Read more...

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Smart pill alerts heart patients about next dose


August 16th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) A 'smart' pill that texts your cellphone when your next dose is due is undergoing tests in Britain. The chips in the pills alert a patch attached to ... Read more...

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Now, a hi-tech pill that will text you when it’s time to take another dose


August 14th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): Here's some good news for those who tend to forget taking their medications on time-a 'smart' pill that texts patients' mobile phones when it is time to take ... Read more...

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Two-fold increased risk of heart attack in rheumatoid arthritis patients


June 19th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study has revealed that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients face a two-fold increased risk of suffering a Myocardial Infarction (MI, heart attack) versus the general population, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coffee is ‘heart-friendly’


March 3rd, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Coffee drinkers can take heart: a new study has claimed that individuals who drink the beverage are less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances.The researchers, who ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton leaves hospital after heart procedure (Third lead)


February 12th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 12 (DPA) Former US president Bill Clinton left hospital early Friday, a day after undergoing a heart procedure for a blocked artery. The television channel NBC cited the hospital's head ... Read more...

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Genetic variant linked to ageing in humans identified


February 8th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): An international team of scientists has identified certain genetic variants that appear to cause biological ageing in humans.After analysing more than 500,000 genetic variations across the entire human ... Read more...

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Cardiac respiratory stress test accurately ‘detects significant coronary artery disease’


January 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new study has shown that cardiac respiratory stress test can quickly and accurately detect the presence of significant coronary artery disease (S-CAD).The results found patients with S-CAD ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoke exposure prior to heart transplant harmful: Study


November 25th, 2009 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Cigarette smoke exposure prior to a heart transplant in either the donor, recipient, or both, accelerates the death of a transplanted heart, a new study has found.The ... Read more...

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Surgery in Chandigarh hospital telecast live to Paris


November 5th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) A team of cardiologists at a private hospital in this union territory Thursday conducted a surgery, which was telecast live to the Indo-European Course on Revascularization (IECR) at ... Read more...

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Survival rates among American women after heart attack improves


October 27th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): The number of younger women dying in the hospital after heart attack has significantly improved in recent years, say researchers from Emory University.Over the last decade several studies ... Read more...

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UK’s first keyhole surgery to replace worn out heart valve completed


April 6th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 6 (ANI): Surgeons at King's College Hospital in London have for the first time in Britain achieved a breakthrough in replacing a worn out prosthetic heart valve with a new ... Read more...

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Hospital-based smoking cessation programs after heart attack help kick the butt


October 14th, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Researchers from Emory University have revealed that hospital-based smoking cessation programs, along with referrals to cardiac rehabilitation have significantly helped people quit smoking following a heart attack.During ... Read more...

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Australia trounces US to become ‘Worlds Most Overweight Nation


June 19th, 2008 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): Australia has officially become the World's Most Overweight Nation, ahead of the notoriously super-sized Americans, who have a 25 per cent obesity rate, according to figures.The latest ... Read more...

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Polymer-free drug-eluting stents may revolutionise treatment of blocked coronary arteries


April 4th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-eluting vascular stent, which uses materials found naturally in the human body rather than polymers (plastic), has been found to perform as well ... Read more...

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First clinical trial data of fully bioabsorbable drug-eluting stent published


March 14th, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by admin
London, March 14 (ANI): The results of the worlds first clinical trial on a fully bioabsorbable drug eluting stent show that 30 patients treated with it had a low rate of ... Read more...

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