Editor-in-Chief eMediNexus – Dr KK Aggarwal
8th March 2019

Women call ambulance for husbands with heart attacks but not for themselves
We must take care of all women in our families

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

"Women call an ambulance for husbands, fathers and brothers with heart attack symptoms but not for themselves". Two studies from the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes (PL-ACS) presented recently at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress highlight this very crucial point.

The studies included more than 7000 patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Overall, 45% of patients were found to be treated within the recommended timeframe (within 90 min of diagnosis by ECG); fewer women than men received timely treatment. Male gender remained an independent predictor of treatment.....read more

Charter of Patients' Rights: Right to Records and Reports

Dr KK Aggarwal, Recipient of Padma Shri

Medical records are often at the center of disputes between the patient and the doctor and/or the hospital.

While hospitals or healthcare establishments own the physical (or electronic) records, they are only held in trust by them on behalf of the patient". The information or data contained therein is owned by the patient. Without the consent of the patient, no action on their health record can be taken....read more

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Today is International Women's Day: #BalanceforBetter

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Pomegranate juice may slow age-related memory decline

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Women more prone to heart diseases and associated mortality
Apart from lifestyle changes, it is imperative to consult a specialist in case of any warning signs
New Delhi, 7 March 2019: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) wishes all its women readers a very happy International Women’s Day. On this day, there is a need to spread awareness on the fact that heart diseases are the number one killer in women. They are often diagnosed late in women and statistics indicate that heart diseases cause 1 in 3 deaths each year in this segment of the population.

Women over 20 years of age without an established heart disease should undergo periodic cardiovascular risk assessment every three to five years. This will help identify any underlying heart condition or risk factors to help take action on time.

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