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Two weeks back, former Bihar chief minister and fodder scam convict Lalu Prasad Yadav (70) suffered from a heart-related ailment and was permitted medical bail due to emergency hospitalisation at Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute.

Every now and then, there comes a new diet on the block with the promise of weight loss.

Lalu Prasad leaves for Mumbai from Patna airport on Monday. (Manoj Kumar)

Some of us are in the habit of taking vitamin supplements either because we don’t consume a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables or regularly end up skipping meals due to work schedules or simply because we want to enhance our overall health.

We often hear of warnings to reduce salt intake. But why wait till we get diagnosed with hypertension to do so? 

Earlier, he had come to Mumbai on May 22 and had undergone a surgery to save his heart from infection. Yadav was on bail from Ranchi jail on grounds of medical basis for six weeks but the doctors advised him to return to Patna for two weeks.

Raised blood pressure due to high salt consumption is the biggest single contributing risk factor for non-communicable diseases and damage to kidney.

The 69-year-old leader had to be rushed to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna on Saturday after he complained of dizziness.

The Union Minister’s announcements for healthcare has made the public health sector and private healthcare players very optimistic of the coming times. According to the Finance Minister, the ambitious plan to roll out healthcare coverage for 10 crore families will make it the world’s largest government funded healthcare programme. The private sector looks at this as a great opportunity to partner with the government and expand their businesses. Express Healthcare looks at the real impact of the Union Budget on the healthcare sector

Bollywood superstar Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor in Dubai when she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in her room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel says a report in the Khaleej Times, quoting family sources. As per experts, women should have a thorough knowledge about heart disease and its symptoms. As, this will help in timely diagnosis and treatment

Prior to the revision of prices in Feb 2018, last year too, on Feb 13, 2017, India's National Pharmaceutical and Pricing Authority (NPPA) had made a landmark decision to fix price ceilings for coronary stents at INR 7260 rupees for bare metal stents and INR 29600 for drug-eluting stents.

Even though the medical fraternity has appreciated the steps addressing healthcare issues in the budget, doctors still remain cautious over its execution in the long run

Mumbai: The government has pledged itself to a gigantic task in the healthcare sector covering little less than half of the country’s population, approximately 50 crore (500 million) people. The National Healthcare Protection Scheme outlines providing up to Rs 5 lakh cover per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. This measure has come for a special appreciation from doctors community.

Experts reveal the hidden risk factors that could contribute to cardiovascular problems in people with no prior history or symptoms 

A cardiac surgeon shares his guiding principle of the past 25 years: build a bridge of trust with patients, show them you feel their pain

A 16-year-old Dadar resident, Rutvick Ghadshi, is suspected of having succumbed to a heart attack the night before his first SSC paper. The family of the boy, a student from Shishuvihar School in Dadar (east), on being contacted by The Asian Age, said that they do not want to speak about the incident since they are in a state of mourning.

The myth usually doing the rounds is that vegetarians and vegan food is devoid of optimum protein. However, experts, dieticians and nutritionists have reiterated many a time that there are enough plant-based protein sources around and people don’t actually need to have meat to get their daily quota of protein.

Fearing action, hospitals implement new rates without delay; feeling the pinch, say distributors 

When it comes to fitness, cardio has always been a rage. Walking, brisk walking, jogging and cycling have always been popular forms of keeping fit, especially among those who dislike going to the gym. But more often than not strength-based exercises end up on the back burner. And if that’s the case with you, worse, if you don’t exercise at all, it’s high time you incorporated it and we tell you why... 

Known as the ‘safest hands’ for heart surgery, Dr Ramakanta Panda has been a surgeon trusted to perform high-risk surgeries. Coming from a village in Odisha, Dr Panda dreamt of being a cardiac doctor since his high school.

This certificate attests that this prominent brand has been recognized as one of the Asia’s 100 Most Admired Brands in commendation for its Growth, Innovation. Goodwill & Trust. This brand's mammoth performance is a testament t0 creating and redefining Narket Acceptance and Sustaina6ilityin one  oftheworld'sfastestgrowing economies.

Only 6 patients in the world have had 10 or more bypass grafts in a single surgery. All these have been operated at India's Asian Heart Institute. The world average for bypass grafts in cardiac surgery is 3.

The Tata Mumbai Marathon Is Around The Corner, And If You Are Planning To Participate In Any Part Of The Run, You Probably Already Understand That There Are A Number Of Risks Involved In Taking Part In This Endurance Event

Nearly 70 patients at the Asian Heart Institute will participate in the marathon thanks to the cardiac rehab programme and regular workouts

Mumbai: Over 2,320 participants needed medical assistance in Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) 2018. Of them, two middle-aged men with severe health issues were admitted to Bombay Hospital.

Asian Heart Institute (AHI) the medical partner to the Tata Mumbai Marathon, helps over 2300 marathoners get back on their feet at the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2018. In general, a majority of the cases were of muscle cramps, dehydration, minor injuries and exhaustion. 15 runners who suffered from dehydration were given intravenous fluid therapy at the medical base camps and were sent back. Physiotherapy treatment was also given to several runners

“No, you can’t have any more food, it’s bed time!” That was my mom back in the day. Can’t blame her, I had a freakishly slow metabolism, still demanded 10 snacks a day in between regular meals and would resort to the most dramatic, conniving food begging if she yelled no.

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

This year, only 4.57% participants needed medical assistance during the Mumbai Marathon.

15 transplants on 15th anniversary: Asian Heart Institute

Watch the detailed interview with Dr. Ramakanta Panda

Dr. Ramakanta Panda says, "Probability of a heart disease multiplies with number of cigarettes and duration of smoking'

The ejection fraction of less than 40% indicates that you might be at a risk of heart failure

To keep the heart safe and healthy, the medical experts believe to raise awareness of using olive oil in regular food

Science now confirms the truth behind this 90s approach to parenting

A study has found that high salt intake is associated with increased risk of hypertension and heart failure

More than 90% cases linked to bad diet

Experts bust some myths about heart attacks

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

Dr. Nilesh Gautam reveals the leading causes behind heart attacks, and what steps you can take to avoid them (edited)

Senior cardiologist Dr Nilesh Gautam answers FAQs about heart attack recovery

All you need to know about 7 different types of heart disease and symptoms

Chemicals in cigarette smoke cause the cells that line blood vessels to become swollen and inflamed

Why is stress test recommended, what's the cost and everything you need to know!

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More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

More likely to suffer from psychiatric illness than non-smokers, says study

Doctors & Patients will run the Marathon for better health

Over 42000 people are expected to participate in the marathon,a rise from over 20000 participants 13years ago.

Subsequent steps to be taken in marathon

With each passing year,the marathon seems to be inspiring mumbai-kars to get fitter

High police security in Mumbai

2500 mumbaikars reported medical issues

17 runners were admitted in hospital,2500 were provided with immediate treatment

Due to dehydration,11 runners were admitted in hospital

A dehydrated runner, (R)IPS Nisar Tamboli

International elite athletes were way ahead of others

Nisar Tamboli, the 47 year old IPS Officer collapsed while running the Mumbai Marathon

Cooler weather,more awareness bring down number of injuries,11 in hospital for dehydration

There were fewer injuries in this year's marathon -almost reduced to half -when compared to last year version.

Around 2000 runners suffered from minor injuries like cramps,dehydaration,sprain and exhaustion as Mumbai played hsot to its Annual Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon

Singer George Michael 53,died in his sleep on the Christmas Day.

More Than 40 Volunteers trained by Cardiologists.

Cardilogists suggest slow built-up for marathon,regular heart check up.

Following news of noted Mumbai Gynaecologist Dr Rakesh Sinha's heart attack while training for a marthon.

If you attempt to cram 18 months of marathon training into 6 weeks plan,it will backfire.

Believe it or not, a sedentary lifestyle one of the causes of various lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. Hence, leading an active life is the need of the hour to lower your risk of different conditions.

A scary reminder: 6 runners and a race official suffered heart attacks in Beijing’s 2015 annual marathon, all before the finish line – it was held when the air quality index was 175.

As more and more young people have a heart attack, is it possible that kids as young as 7 – 10 years suffer a heart attack? If yes, what could be the reason for heart attacks in kids?

A coronary heart disease is a leading cause of heart disease in India. And there have been many research studies that have been done to come up with simple yet effective treatment approaches to treat heart blockages.

The final week is a crucial time for marathoners. All the tough training needs to count and therefore it is important to look after yourself and your body during this final phase.

Ensure the basic diet needs of the marathon runner are met – this is the foundation of any sports nutrition plan.

If you are a heart patient, then unless you are re-evaluated by a qualified cardiologist you should not participate in the marathon. Your fitness levels must be justified with proper tests.

A good night sleep is mandatory. The excitement is palpable, but adequate rest in the night before the race will give the body the needed energy.

ACCORDING TO THE World Heart Federation, if a first-degree male relative (father/brother) has suffered a heart attack before the age of 55, or if a first-degree female relative has suffered one before the age of 65, you are at greater risk of developing heart disease. If both parents have suffered from heart disease before the age of 55, your risk of developing heart disease can rise by 50 per cent compared to the general population. So, if heart disease runs in your family, your risk is higher. However, it's not a fait accompli.

On the eve of World Heart Day, on 29th September, CM Fadnavis and Maharashtra Government launch first ever, massive “Heart Health” screening program.

Major Initiatives
The Economics Times

Heart disease remains the biggest cause of death world over. Today it is one of the most prevalent form of heart disease,contributing to more than 80 % of total cardiovascular disease prevalence.

World Heart Day
The Times Of India

An estimated 700,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest, representing 10 per cent of all deaths in India.

It is important to follow a proper training schedule which should ideally start one year prior to the marathon. 

If you are a heart patient, then unless you are re-evaluated by a qualified cardiologist you should not participate in the marathon. Your fitness levels must be justified with proper tests.

A good night sleep is mandatory. The excitement is palpable, but adequate rest in the night before the race will give the body the needed energy..

Are you worried about high blood pressure for a family member, a friend or even yourself? Your concern is well-founded. If left untreated, high blood pressure - also called hypertension, can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease and stroke.

There are a number of myths about diabetes that are all too commonly reported as facts. These misrepresentations of diabetes can sometimes be harmful and lead to an unfair stigma around the condition. It's hard to know what is accurate. It is important to get the real facts, so you can make informed decisions to manage your diabetes better.

If you thought that cholesterol troubles afflicted only middle-aged or older folks, consider this: the Lipid Association of India has recommended that lipid screening should start at the age of 17, around the time of college admission.

About 63% of the youth (below age of 25) in the registry had Type-I diabetes and 25.3% had Type-II diabetes.

It has been found that hypertension can affect the heart in several ways. And experts say this is one of the main reasons why we need to take care and diagnose it on time.

On the occasion of World Hypertension Day on Tuesday, a reminder of the factors that could lead to this medical condition—salt, sugar, trans fat and lack of sleep

Some of the most common triggers for a high or low blood pressure could include obesity, stress, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

Heart attack
The Quint

A heart attack also referred to as a myocardial infarction (MI), coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion. It usually occurs when the blood supply to the heart is blocked

The Health Site

Arrhythmia is the term used for irregular heartbeat. With every heart beat (normal or irregular), an electrical signal or impulse travels through the heart muscles which causes them to contract.

Cardiovascular disease
The Health Site

Heart and blood vessel disease is called cardiovascular disease or heart disease. It includes various problems that are directly related to a process called atherosclerosis.

The Health Site

Atherosclerosis is a condition in which the arteries get blocked due to the deposition of fatty substances, cholesterol and and abnormal cells on the walls of the arteries.

Cricket fans were left shock to know that England cricketer James Taylor was forced to retire at the young age of 26 due to a potentially fatal heart condition.

With urbanisation, the prevalence of coronary artery disease has increased dramatically from two per cent in the 1960s to more than 10 per cent presently. The incidence of coronary artery disease is on a steady rise.

The Nana of all hospitals
Mumbai Mirror Quint

The Nanavati Hospital at Vile Parle (W), one of the city's oldest super specialty hospitals, is set to emerge as the largest private healthcare centre in Mumbai with 800 beds, courtesy a Rs 500 crore makeover.

The Asian Heart Institute has done as many as 411 re-do bypass procedures in the last 13 years, with the help of their beating heart technique. Of the 411 patients, 200 were diabetic. The doctors at the hospital claimed that this might be a record number of patients for a hospital.

Seven years after the then prime minister Manmohan Singh underwent a second heart bypass surgery, it seems re-do surgeries are becoming more common than before.

Asian Heart Institute presented a study on beating heart redo bypass surgeries performed on cardiac patients (one of the largest studies on Indian patients in India and the world) between January 2003 and February 2016.

Summer is here but the next time you are thirsty and pop into a supermarket to buy a drink, choose wisely.

Communications Advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government and Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar underwent a successful heart surgery and is recovering, official sources said on Saturday.

The incidence of heart disease has shown a two to three-fold increase in the past decade. With around 3 – 5% women at risk of heart disease in the year 2000–2010, the current statistics indicate that around 12- 15% women are at risk of the same,' says Dr Nilesh Gautam, Head of the Department of preventive cardiology and rehabilitation at Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai.

A socially progressive budget
The Economic Times

The market has given a thumbs up to the budget. Its clearly a socially progressive budget, with focus on India's farmers, digitally illiterate and the youth who need opportunities. It gives me great encouragement that healthcare has finally taken the centre stage in the Budget. 3000 stores are to be opened for affordable medicines.

The market has given a thumbs up to the budget. It's clearly a socially progressive budget, with a focus on India's farmers, digitally illiterate and the youth who need opportunities--Dr.Ramakanta Panda, VC & MD Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai.

Hospitals such as Asian Heart Institute at Bandra-Kurla Complex and the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Hospital in Andheri have applied to construct,...

Walk your way to a fitter you
The Times of India

Dr Nilesh Gautam, head of the department of preventive cardiology and rehabilitation at Asian Heart Institute, says, "Start with walking at a comfortable ...

The four hospitals represented at the meeting were Jupiter, Global, Fortis and the Asian Heart Institute. "The initiative is to ensure no organ is wasted,"...

Faculties of the conference include Dr Ramakant Panda from Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute, Dr AB Mehta from Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital, Dr Ashok ...

Five to six floors will soon be added to the Asian Heart Institutein BKC, converting the 240-bed hospital to a 500-bed facility. The seven storey building ...

Dr Nilesh Gautam, HOD, Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, "Coronary artery bypass graft surgery or ...

A thorough screening done by your cardiologist or physician, says Nilesh Gautam, interventional cardiologist at the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai, ...

Maidan magic
The Hindu

200 enthusiastic runners took part in the 5-km 'Run with Pacers' event, organised by Procam International in association with Asian Heart Institute. ..

A total of 14 marathon runners were admitted to Asian Heart Institute (AHI) hospital last year after suffering from oral dehydration, treatment for, ...

The hospital claimed to have timed the launch of the number with the onset of monsoon as this is when there is a spurt in cases of accidents, tree falling, etc., ...

No blocks for bravehearts this marathon
The Hindu Business Line

"I was a regular finance professional, working five days a week and recreation meant going out in the weekend with family to eat out," says Dhananjay Yellurkar., ...

The 70-year-old had suffered a severe heart attack. To complicate matters, the attack created a hole in her heart, a rare occurrence in case of a cardiac arrest., ...

Last month, while on his way to office Sunil Rai, 46, complained of acute chest pain. Despite being detected with a clot in his heart, ....

The world's first drug eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) which was launched on December 19, in India and is a first of its kind device for the,...

'Hand on my heart'
The Times of India

Akshay Kumar promises to get Mumbai to memorise Asian Heart Helpline 126126 This time, hot Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar's not a brand ambassador but a Good Heart Ambassador,...

In a path breaking surgery conducted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's heart surgeon Dr Ramakant Panda, a patient from Ludhiana was saved from a fatal heart attack after 10 separate bypass, ...

After under going a nine-and-a-half hour procedure yesterday at the Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is now in the ICU,...

When Dr Ramakant Panda, along with like-minded cardiac doctors, set up the Asian Heart Institute in BKC, many scoffed at the idea as the city already had over,...

Admitted to PD Hinduja Hospital's intensive care unit, a 25-year-old former call centre employee is waiting for a cadaver heart donation. He suffers from end-stage,...

The city now has its first cardiac helpline designed by the Asian Heart Institute exclusively to deal with heart problems — both routine as well as emergency,...

Akshay Kumar visited the Asian Heart Institute at BKC on Monday, as Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss (second from left) inaugurated the hospital's emergency,...

A 70-year-old woman, on life support for a week after a rare and lethal rupture in the heart hundreds of miles from home,...

A 70-year-old woman, on life support for a week after a rare and lethal rupture in the heart hundreds of miles from home,...

Dr Panda's choice shows that his own heart is in the right place. Check out what the heartline offers: a 24 x 7 guidance for heart-related queries, ...

Qicai is homesick. He has been in Mumbai since August, with limited knowledge of English and limited access to authentic Chinese food. "Thankfully, I can have lots of rice here,...

A tiny mechanized device weighing 400 grams may soon give a new lease of life to more than 4 million people in the country who die of heart failure every year., ...

Manoj Kumar Gupta's faith is hanging by a thread. He hopes against hope that his wife, Saroj, who suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy — a condition,

He was operating on the most important man in the country but put this out of his mind, he said on his return from Delhi, ...

The PM is my model patient — I wish all my patients were like him. At 76, he is extremely fit and has kept his diabetes under control for over 10 years, ...

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav will undergo an open heart surgery on Wednesday morning at Asian Heart Institute, Bandra-Kurla Complex, ...

Afifa does not feed like a normal baby. Tubes have been attached to her nose, which help her ingest milk. Afifa underwent a heart surgery when she was only 10-day-old, ...

Born again
Times of Times

When KEM's heart-lung machine broke down in February, many of the parents on these pages thought they would lose their children. Even the Bombay High Court, ...

Mention aortic aneurysm and the challenging heart condition was considered a silent killer, till recently. Two Mumbaikars, who were diagnosed with it, ...

Mamta Pani (40) came to Mumbai with a heavy heart, literally. She could hardly breathe or walk. Scans revealed that she had a tumour the size of an,...

Even eighteen years after the health department gave hospitals in the city the permission to conduct heart transplants, not even one such surgery has been performed,...

The cardiac surgeon who led a team to perform a redo bypass surgery on Prime Manmohan Singh was here to address the toppers of three medical colleges, ...

Hard work is the only mantra for success in medical profession, said the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Asian Heart Institute 'Padma Bhushan' Ramakanta Panda,...

Why blame doctors?
The Times of India

As i write this piece, there's talk of a nationwide strike by the medical fraternity. On June 25, doctors, affiliated to the Indian Medical Association,...

When Bangladesh MP Khurram Khan Choudhury discovered that he needed a heart surgery, he immediately flew out of Dhaka to Singapore and then Australia for a medical opinion,...

Even as Raheema Rahman — music composer AR Rahman's daughter — is in the process of getting discharged from Bandra's Asian Heart Institute,...

Malad resident 19–yearold Anisha Turbhe (name changed) has been rechristened as a fighter by her friends and family members,...

Nina Mehta exercises vigorously for an hour- and-a-half, three days a week and goes for aqua aerobics twice a week. This may seem to be the regimen of many, ...

If the BMC wishes, cardiac care in the city can soon get a boost. The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) will apply to the civic body for permission to construct,...

In a first-of-its-kind surgery in the country, a 28-year-old woman suffering from a critical medical problem, got a new shot at life. And the, ...

Grafting his way to fame
Business Standard

We are happy to inform that Honourable Prime Minister has successfully undergone coronary by-pass surgery. He is conscious and responding well,...

Hope is Healing, Healing is Happiness