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Heart failure causes and symptoms, experts say even moderate drinking could be fatal

Alcohol is bad for our health and we don’t need a doctor to tell us that. However, how much alcohol is ok has always been debatable. There have been many studies conducted on the consumption of alcohol and its impact on our bodies, but there has never been a conclusive figure or amount that we could agree on. But in the interest of good health, it is best to avoid alcohol. Because according this latest study, even moderate level of alcohol consumption may worsen the condition of heart failure patients with a…

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Young women who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure post delivery

Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study. Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death, affecting relatively young reproductive-age women, especially among those with the presence of an additional disease or condition, such as hypertension. The study found that although less than 2% of all pregnancy-related hospitalisations occurred during the postpartum period, nearly 60% of pregnancy-related heart failure hospitalisations took place during the same time….

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Eating Meat May Cause Heart Failure in Older Women

Consuming high-protein diet, especially meat, may increase the risk for heart failure in women over the age of 50, a study has found. The findings showed that the rate of heart failure for women with higher total dietary protein intake was significantly higher compared to the women who ate less protein daily or got more of their protein from vegetables. While women who ate higher amounts of vegetable protein appeared to have less heart failure, the association was not significant when adjusted for body mass. “Higher calibrated total dietary protein…

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Heart Failure Not as Life-Threatening as Heart Attack: Experts

Heart failure may be a serious health hazard but not life-threatening like a heart attack, health experts say. “Heart failure refers to the heart’s inability to circulate blood through the body. Blood flow is slower than normal, which compromises the blood flow to the vital organs of the body like kidneys, liver and brain, leading to the malfunction of these organs,” Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Cardiology, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, told IANS. Heart failure is not similar to a heart attack and it is important for people to understand…

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High Resting Heart Rate Tied to African American Heart Failure Risk

For African Americans, a high resting heart rate may indicate greater risk of death or hospitalization with heart failure, a recent analysis finds. This had already been shown in studies that mostly involved white participants, but it wasn’t clear if the same was true in the black community, researchers write in JAMA Cardiology. “Resting” heart rate is measured when a person is sitting or lying down, calm and moving as little as possible. For a person who isn’t ill, a heart rate anywhere between 60 and 100 beats per minute…

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Not just cancer, smoking causes heart failure too

Thickens walls of key organ. Smoking is associated with thicker heart walls and blood-pumping difficulties that may eventually lead to heart failure, a US research suggests. The research, done in adults who didn’t have any obvious signs of cardiovascular disease, also found that the more people smoke, the greater the damage to the heart’s structure and function, said senior author Dr Scott Solomon of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. “We’ve known for years that smoking could lead to he art attacks, which may result in…

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