Vegetarian Diet: A Boon or Bane for Health?

by Dr. Varshil Mehta, published in JMRI In recent times, there have been many scientific evidences which suggest that wholesome vegetarian diets offer significant advantages compared to diets containing meat and other foods of animal origin. The benefits ranges from lower intakes of cholesterol, saturated fats, animal proteins and higher intakes of dietary fiber, vitamin Continue Reading

Made in India Cardiac Stents are as good as foreign ones

Indian made coronary stents are as good as those manufactured in developed countries, according to a recent scientific study. “At the scientific session of the American Heart Association held in Chicago, cardiologists from Germany presented the results of an extended follow up of 2,603 patients who were randomised to treatment with two new generation stents — everolimus Continue Reading

Addictive salt may not be solely responsible for causing hypertension: A sweet and fatty hypothesis

Can salt lead to hypertension? Abstract In literature, since many decades, it is often believed and condoned that excessive common salt (Nacl) ingestion can lead to hypertension. Hence, every health organisation, agencies and physicians have been advising salt restriction to hypertensive patients. However, there is no concrete evidence suggesting that salt restriction can reduce the Continue Reading

Prognostic importance of acute heart failure persistence in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction

A recent original article published in JMRI: Abstract Introduction: Acute heart failure (AHF) is one of the most frequent complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). It is not only associated with a several-fold increase of in-hospital mortality but also, worsens the long-term survival in comparison to those without AHF. The AHF is observed to be more Continue Reading