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A new research published online in Stroke, a journal of American Heart Association reveals that blocked arteries are one of the main factors that increase the risk of stroke.  Study shows that the measure of heart artery blockage mainly the coronary artery calcification (CAC) can assess the incidence of stroke attacks.

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A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Iowa on mice showed that the increased risk of death with heart attacks in diabetic patients could be due to activation of a vital heart enzyme which leads to the death of pacemaker cells and an irregular heart rate.
The death rates of diabetic adults with heart diseases are 2 to 4 times higher than adults without diabetes. The primary cause of death in diabetic patients in US population is myocardial infraction (heart attack).

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Latest research shows that people suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with underlying Atrial Fibrillation (AF) are at the greater risk of kidney failure.

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India is fast becoming a destination for Heart Treatment. Open-heart surgery costs in India are low when compared to the West. In fact, they are only a tenth of the cost at comparable hospitals in Europe and the USA. In the UK the cost of heart surgery is £30,000 and up-to $60,000 in the USA depending on the nature of the operation. In India’s best hospitals, the cost could be between $3,000 and $10,000 for the same surgery.