Tuesday, 30 October 2018

OCTOBER - SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST AWARENESS
MONTH!!!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the most unexpected and instant cause for natural death in the United States. Unlike other diseases, Cardiac Arrest doesn’t show any prior symptoms before its session. It is said that men are more likely to get affected than women.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs when the heart’s electrical system doesn’t function properly or if the electrical signals are not conducted. This might cause sudden arrhythmia or severe Ventricular Fibrillation thus resulting in a lack of blood supply to other parts of the body.
The above poster represents the First Aid action to be done if any person near you collapses due to a sudden cardiac arrest. Firstly Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) is given followed by blowing in their mouth to ease them in breathing. The patient is also treated with a Defibrillator. Once they gain conscious they are taken to the hospital to provide further treatment.
In this October, let us all create awareness regarding the first aid to be done to a person who is subjected to Sudden Cardiac Arrest as each and every human life is precious!!! 

Friday, 26 October 2018


Whenever the blood supply to the heart is disturbed, there appears the symptoms of HEART ATTACK, possibly due to a blocked vein. The signs may occur rapidly or even slowly, but its is necessary to prevent the occurrence. This everyday activity can prevent this emergency situation, says NHS. 

The Mayo Clinic, based in America, adds that “many studies have shown a connection between gum disease and other serious conditions, including heart disease”.

“Research suggests that periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels.”


 However, there is a saying that people with gum disease, caused by poor oral health, are “two to three times more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other serious cardiovascular event” by the Harvard Medical School. The reason they provide is that, gum disease can cause inflammation, leading to a rapid response, which might block the nearby arteries by developing plaques around them.
Hence a routine practice of brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, plus cleaning between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes can prevent all your gum problems and reduce your risk of overall problems such as Heart disease. Follow a routine of brushing your teeth for a full two minutes twice a day with.

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Pulsus Ltd is very much elated to invite all the enthusiastic participants across the globe to its prestigious 4th International Heart Conference to be held on April 22-23, 2019 at Dubai UAE. 

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Blue Berries- Boost your Heart Health


Plump, Juicy and Sweet with Vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to Blue-Black  and highlighted by a silvery sheen called Plum, Blue Berries one of the nature's greatest treasures.
According to nutritiondata.com, in one serving of blueberries (1 cup or 148 grams) contains:
  • 84 Calories
  • 4 g Fiber — 14% RDV
  • 21 g Carbohydrates — 7% RDV
  • 15 g Sugar
  • Vitamin C — 24% RDV
  • Vitamin K — 36% RDV 
  • Vitamin E — 4% RDV
  • Vitamin B6 — 4% RDV
  • Thiamin — 4% RDV
  • Riboflavin — 4% RDV
  • Copper —  4% RDV
  • Manganese — 25% RDV
  • Zero fat
  • Zero cholesterol 
These important nutrients and vitamins found in blueberries is what make them so nutritious and healthy for you. 


Benefits of Blue Berries:

  • Very High in Antioxidants
  • Boost you Heart Health
  • Prevent Brain aging and Memory Impairment
  • Helps with Fat Burn
  • Excellent source of Manganese
  • Full of dietary Fibre
  • Packed with Vitamin C

Blueberries are proven to be one of the best heart healthy foods—Scientist are suggesting it can be strong weapon in our dietary intake for combating against the world leading causes of death, heart attacks
"Blueberries are very high in a specific antioxidant sub-class of flavonoids called anthocyanins. They help dilate arteries, counter buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits". Studies prove that anthocyanins reduce blood pressure and work as anti-inflammatory inside the arteries.
They also help protect the arterial wall, so we develop less plaque, which helps protect your heart from damage. 
And since this can easily be done by eating 2 to 3 serving of this fruit per week, it’s no reason not to pack few berries into your snack bag everyday.
Source: USDA


Friday, 29 June 2018

Three cups of coffee a Day, Keep the doctor away


Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages around the world. Its intense aroma and strong, bittersweet taste are not the only reasons that coffee is rich; it’s known to be loaded with active compounds and vitamins that have a variety of health-promoting characteristics. Indeed, slurping coffee regularly is thought to be associated with numerous benefits, such as a lower incidence of Parkinson’s and certain types of cancers, and even reduced rates of DNA damage.  Now, to add to this ever-growing list, it seems that drinking coffee could reduce the risk of clogged arteries, which can lead to heart attacks.

Many studies have shown that drinking coffee on a daily basis is safe for the heart and may actually reduce risk for heart disease. For most healthy adults, moderate coffee consumption can be part of a healthy diet, and for individuals that experience side effects from coffee, decaffeinated coffee can be a useful alternative.

Despite initial concerns that caffeine may increase risk for an irregular heartbeat, called arrhythmia, drinking coffee appears to have no impact on arrhythmia risk. In fact, drinking coffee on a daily basis may actually reduce arrhythmia risk.

Moderate coffee consumption (1-2 cups a day or more) may decrease risk for heart disease and stroke.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Obesity, the leading causes of elevated cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and morbidity.


The correlation between heart disease and obesity has been recently established, and researchers currently believe that an increase in BMI directly raises the risk of heart disease, including congestive heart failure and heart attack.

The development of heart disease in obese patients is related a common feature that occurs due to excess weight, which is left ventricular hypertrophy. Increased left ventricular volume and stress in the walls of the heart contribute for the hypertrophy, which can result in premature death. Hypertension, high blood pressure and alterations in the right heart are also factors that contribute for heart disease and are aggravated by obesity.

Each year, 300,000 children become obese worldwide, with estimates showing that the number of overweight children will increase by 1.3 million per year.

Children have fewer weight-related health and medical problems than adults. However, overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adolescents and adults, placing them at risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes later in life. They are also more prone to developing stress, sadness, and low self-esteem. Children become overweight and obese for a variety of reasons. The most common causes are genetic factors, lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns, or a combination of these factors.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Cardiac Smart stents helps in early diagnosis of Restenosis after Coronary Angioplasty



Coronary Arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. Over time, Plaque can build up in coronary arteries and blood flow through them is limited. This is known as coronary heart disease (CHD). It can damage heart muscle and increases the risk of heart attack.
Here comes the role of Cardiac stent, which is used to treat the narrowed Coronary arteries. Cardiac stents are nothing but expandable coils which is made of metal mesh.
During Coronary Angioplasty, this cardiac stent is inserted through a minimally invasive procedure. Angioplasty with stent is usually recommended for patients who have only one or two blocked arteries. For patients with more than two blocked arteries, bypass surgery may be a better option.
One in three patients receiving stents will experience restenosis, when a stent-receiving heart artery starts to narrow again because of plaque build-up or scarring from the surgery.

Researchers have now created a smart stent that helps with this problem. The smart stent monitors any changes, no matter how small, in blood flow through the artery. It detects artery narrowing in the early stages allowing for early diagnosis and treatment.

The smart stent is made out of medical grade stainless steel. It looks just like a commercial stent, and it can be used with the same medical procedures as commercial stents. Currently, it is just a prototype, but researchers hope it will be ready for use soon. It has been successfully tested in the lab on a swine model.

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