Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tag: Cardiology

Mistakes Can Boost Your Blood Pressure Readings

These Mistakes Can Boost Blood Pressure Readings

Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart...
side effects of anti-hypertensives

Death risk increased with two anti-hypertensives

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart disease. But a new study has found that two classes of medication...

Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease

Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets –...
Man gets two beating hearts after a successful heterotopic transplant operation

Man gets two beating hearts after a successful heterotopic transplant operation

An Indian man recently underwent a life-saving heart transplant and was left with two beating hearts after the procedure. This might sound bizarre to...
Hypertension is Common One Year After Severe Preeclampsia

Hypertension is Common One Year After Severe Preeclampsia

More than 40% of women with severe preeclampsia have hypertension one year after delivery, according to a study published online February 5 in Hypertension. Laura...
Ideal Amount of Exercise for Healthy Life - Sri Lankan Study

Ideal Amount of Exercise for Healthy Life – Sri Lankan Study

Debate remains just how much exercise is too little, too much or just right to improve health and longevity. This article reviews the present...
Latest Lipid Management Guidelines with 'Extreme' CVD Risk Category

Latest Lipid Management Guidelines with ‘Extreme’ CVD Risk Category

In a departure from recommendations by cardiology societies, two endocrine groups have issued new lipid-management guidelines that bring back LDL-cholesterol "targets" and are the...

Srilankan Patients Now Using ‘Donald Trump’ Stents

The use of stents on heart patients had gone up nearly 10 times after tax payer financed state hospitals started giving them at no...

Take-away Meals Link to Heart Disease and Diabetes in Children

Frequent and regular consumption of take-away meals increases risk for heart disease and diabetes in children. Regular consumption of take-away meals may boost a child's...
New-hypertension-Guideline-2017

Blood Pressure More Than 130/80 mmHg is Now Hypertension!!! (AHH /ACC)

Highlights: The American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology (AHH /ACC) along with several partner organizations have released guidelines on the prevention, detection,...
NHSL-National-Hospital-Srilanka

NHSL’s Cardiac Surgeries to be Moved to Privet Hospitals

Cardiac surgeries in National Hospital have been suspended due to renovations being undertaken at the operation theatres. As a result, the government decided to undertake...
heart

‘Unbelievable’: Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported...

Medicine – Guidelines

Screening Guidelines Chronic Kidney Disease Sri Lanka – 2017 Triage of Fever Patients with Suspected Dengue and Criteria for Admission -06/2017 Zika Virus Infection 2016 –...
The second successful heart transplantation at Kandy hospital

The second successful heart transplantation at Kandy hospital

Another successful heart transplantation was performed by consultants in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Units, Kandy Teaching Hospital on 26th of September 2017. In July, the team...
Dr.Robert Jarvik - Artificial heart

The Story of Artificial Heart and Jarvik-7

As Sri Lanka's first cardiac transplant was performed on the 7th of July-2017 at the Kandy Hospital, we were overjoyed on our healthcare system...
Heart transplantation in Sri Lanka @ T.H. Kandy

Sri Lanka’s First Ever Successful Heart Transplantation

The iconic event in Sri Lankan medical history was took place at teaching hospital Kandy on the night of July 7 - 2017, the first heart...

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