CHI St. Vincent has launched a free, online heart health assessment tool so individuals can easily assess their own heart age and access a detailed report outlining their heart health risks. The launch of the CHI St. Vincent Heart Health Profiler marks the beginning of Heart Health Month and reflects the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute’s ongoing commitment to […]

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Long-term treatment with Adempas (riociguat) can reduce right heart size and improve the heart’s pumping function in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension(CTEPH), results from a retrospective study suggest. The study, “Right ventricular size and function under riociguat in pulmonary arterial hypertension and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (the RIVER study),” was published at the journal Respiratory Research. Both […]

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In March of 2011, Craig Lewis, 55, was dying from a heart condition that caused build-ups of abnormal proteins, and not even a pacemaker could help save his life. But two doctors from the Texas Heart Institute proposed a revolutionary new solution – install a ‘continuous flow’ device that would allow blood to circulate his […]

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    This is the last piece in this three-part article on Heart Failure, Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest. Our readers would have noticed that we streamlined the part two and three to Heart failure to enable us deal with specifics and also allow the readers to glean as much information as possible to help […]

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    In our previous article on this topic, we promised to have a follow up which notes the symptoms and causes of these major Heart ailments. We hope the initial article was helpful and allowed you gain a little more knowledge on this important health topic. This is the second of the three-part article. […]

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Pulmonary hypertension is a condition of increased blood pressure within the arteries of the lung (pulmonary arteries). It is a rare chronic illness associated with abnormally high pressure in the blood vessels supplying the lungs from the heart. This restricts blood flow to the lungs, limiting effective oxygen transport throughout the body. Though its rare, […]

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Here’s a reason for parents of children with a hole in the heart to cheer. An affordable and effective device that can close the hole and help the children lead a normal life has been developed by doctors of the Hyderabad-based CARE Hospitals. Called KONAR-MF, the titanium-nickel alloy device is bio-compatible, multifunctional and has benn […]

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In recent times, there have been a spate of deaths reported and mostly linked with Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attack. The high profile nature of some of these deaths (notably sports icons, celebrities etc) has increased the discussions on this very pertinent topic. This increase in awareness has also increased several misconceptions and half-truths in […]

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