Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
27th October 2019

Chiranjivi Hriday HCFI PHM Consensus: Campaign 35 for sudden cardiac death

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

  • The most common cause of sudden cardiac death in patients younger than 35 years with structurally normal heart is a fatal arrhythmia.
  • In athletes younger than 35 years of age, structural heart disease (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, anomalous origin of a coronary artery, arrhythmogenic right/left ventricular cardiomyopathy) is a common cause of sudden cardiac death.
  • Nonpreserved ejection fraction (EF) systolic heart failure (EF less than 35%) is a common cause of sudden cardiac arrest...read more

Diwali – The Festival of Inner Purnima and Outer Amavasya

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Diwali is celebrated on the day of Amavasya, but the festival is symbolized by inner happiness, lighting or Purnima.

In mythology, the moon symbolizes cool positive thoughts. Purnima is marked by positive thoughts, whereas amavasya is predominantly marked by negatives thoughts. Since, there is darkness all around, amavasya is usually considered inauspicious. However, Diwali is the only day in a year where one experiences positive thoughts on the day of Amavasya. Hence, it is believed that the festival of Diwali denotes inner Purnima and outer Amavasya...read more

Practice Updates

One-in-four pregnancies unplanned, two-thirds of women foregoing contraceptives

Around two-thirds of sexually active women surveyed in a new UN study indicated that although they wished to avoid or postpone having children, they had stopped relying on contraception out of concern for how it was affecting their health. As a result, around a quarter of all pregnancies are unplanned.... read more

Most countries unprepared for major infectious disease outbreak: Report

New Delhi: India has been ranked 57th among 195 countries in a global health security index, which also shows that most of the countries are unprepared for any major infectious disease outbreak. Only 13 countries in the list, which is topped by the US, have a high score.... read more

Air quality in the US is getting worse and could be killing thousands, study finds

After improving for the better part of a decade, air quality in the US is worsening again -- and could be associated with nearly 10,000 premature deaths and billions of dollars in damages, according to a new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data.... read more

Early Aerobic Training After Stroke Does Not Improve Functional Ability

Aerobic training in the first several weeks after a stroke does not improve walking speed or reduce functional disability, according to results from a randomized controlled trial. Investigators evaluated the efficacy of aerobic treadmill-based training... read more

Consuming Yogurt, Fiber Tied to Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming more yogurt and fiber may protect against lung cancer development, a global study of nearly 1.5 million adults suggested. After adjustment for various known risk factors, individuals who ate higher amounts of yogurt -- roughly 3... read more

Medical Voice

Cleveland Clinic Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020 (Part 2)

6.Biologics in orthopedic repair:Biologics – cells, blood components, growth factors, and other natural substances – have the power to replace or harness the body’s own power and promote healing. These elements are finding their way into orthopedic care, allowing for the possibility of expedited improved outcomes....read more

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