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24th April, 2017
Syncope increases risk of occupational accidents and job termination
 
Syncope, or fainting episode, increases the risk of occupational accidents and loss of employment, says a new Danish study published April 18, 2017 in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
 
Those who had syncope were at a 1.4-fold increased risk of occupational accidents compared with the employed general population. The 2-year risk of termination of employment after syncope was 31.3%, which was twice the risk compared with the control. Patients with recurrent syncope, who were younger than 40 years, belonged to poor socioeconomic status or had comorbid cardiovascular disease or depression, were particularly at high risk of workplace accidents or loss of employment.
 
In addition to the direct clinical impact of syncope on morbidity and mortality, the findings of this study highlight an indirect effect of the condition.
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Timely diagnosis and treatment imperative during a heart attack

'Heart attack guidance for physicians: When to suspect, how to diagnose, what to do?' a comprehensive guidebook by Dr KK Aggarwal and Dr Sundeep Mishra published in the Indian Heart Journal
 
New Delhi, April 23, 2017: Cerebrovascular diseases have become the number one cause of mortality and morbidity in India. Among these, heart attack is one of the most serious conditions associated with very high morbidity and death rate. General practitioners must recognize the signs early on in order to bring down the high complication rate and follow it up with proper treatment by certified cardiologists.
 
An instructive document titled 'Heart attack guidance for physicians: When to suspect, how to diagnose, what to do?' has been published by Dr KK Aggarwal, National President of the Indian Medical Association and Prof. Sundeep Mishra, Professor of Cardiology at AIIMS in the special STEMI Supplement of the Indian Heart Journal.
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