Category Archives: Cardiovascular

The Association between a Vegetarian Diet and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Factors in India

In India, non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) account for the majority of deaths (59.1%) and half of disability-adjusted life-years (49.7% DALYs), with most loss taking place during the productive years of life [1]. Unlike the epidemiological transition in Western countries, India continues to grapple with…

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Bloodless Heart Surgery with Safety and Innovative Devices

Complex Interventional Cardiology procedure is performed skillfully by his team in state-of-the-art Cath-Labs with high-tech cardio devices and latest Stent technology. Dr. Merchant’s vision is to Save Human Hearts and hence, human lives by treating them non–surgically.

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Repairing the Heart: Unifocalization

In this interactive 3-D animation, Stanford Children’s Health surgeons compare a healthy heart to one with a complex congenital condition called tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia.

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Prevalence of Dyslipidemia in Urban and Rural India: The ICMR–INDIAB Study

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, and mortality due to CVD is higher in low- and middle-income countries. In India, there has been an alarming increase in the prevalence of CVD over the past two decades, so much so that it accounts for 24% of all deaths among adults aged 25–69 years.

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Association between Obesity and Selected Morbidities: A Study of BRICS Countries

Over the past few decades obesity has emerged as a global health challenge, with every sixth person being obese. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults aged 20 or more years were overweight. Of these, 500 million adult men and women were obese. Statistics suggest significant variations in the prevalence of obesity across the globe.

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Measuring creatine using CEST-MRI to track myocardial damage

Myocardial infarction, with its high mortality rate, is one of the leading causes of death in India. Complications arise in different regions of the myocardium at different rates. Identifying and treating them at an early stage is essential to achieving a favorable prognosis. Key Point: Imaging technologies have revolutionized diagnostic… 

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Autonomic cardiovascular responses in acclimatized lowlanders on prolonged stay at high altitude

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays an important role in the regulation of a number of physiological processes during normal and pathophysiological conditions. Alteration in the ANS responses has been associated with the progression of cardiovascular diseases [1].

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