Charan Kantipudi

Bio

Specialties:

  • Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Affiliation:

  • Piedmont Heart Institute

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cluster of heart risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" might raise the risk of heart disease more for black women than it does for white women, a new study suggests.

    Metabolic syndrome refers to having at least three health conditio...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Support groups that encourage walking exercises at home can improve the mobility of people with clogged leg arteries, a new study finds.

    Clogged leg arteries -- called peripheral artery disease -- can cause pain and fatigue while walking. This o...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) increases the risk of all-cause and heart-related death in people with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, a new study finds.

    However, COPD doesn't increase the risk of str...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy older adults who take cholesterol-lowering drugs may be cutting their risk of stroke, a new French study suggests.

    The study found that when people took medications called statins or fibrates, their risk of stroke over almost a decade wen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of U.S. adults have a combination of health problems collectively known as metabolic syndrome that increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to new research.

    What's worse, the researchers found the rate of meta...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of death or stroke after carotid artery stenting varies widely among U.S. hospitals, with the odds four times higher at some medical centers than others, new research suggests.

    The carotid arteries in the neck supply blood to the brain. Af...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While chest pain sends many people to the nearest hospital emergency department, most patients may not need a costly hospital stay as a result, a new study suggests.

    According to a news release from Ohio State University,...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 100,000 people with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators found that more physical activity was tied to living longer.

    Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered devices implanted in patients whose he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who go through menopause at a relatively young age may have a slightly lower risk of developing a common heart rhythm disturbance, new research suggests.

    The study, of nearly 18,000 middle-aged and older U.S. women, found that those who'd gon...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones could help improve detection and management of the common heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation, researchers say.

    More than 36 million Americans use wireless body sensors to track their heart rate during physical activity, and...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Safe" levels of exercise differ for men and women with the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, new research reports.

    Using data from 14 studies involving 380,000 people with atrial fibrillation -- a type of irregular heartbe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even the best athletes in the world can have potentially fatal heart defects, a new study says.

    "We cannot take it for granted that elite athletes are healthy," said Dr. Paulo Emilio Adami, of the Institute of Sport Medicine and Science of the Ital...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with high blood pressure who sleep less than five hours or more than eight hours each night may have significantly higher odds of a stroke, new research suggests.

    Analyzing data from more than 200,000 U.S. residents with high blood pressure...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The world's smallest pacemaker is safe and effective in patients with a slow heart rhythm, according to the first human clinical trial of the device.

    A permanent pacemaker is the only effective treatment for slow heart rhythm. This new miniaturized...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the toxin-turned-drug therapy best known for its wrinkle-reducing properties, shows potential for preventing dangerous heart rhythms in patients who undergo invasive heart surgery, a small, preliminary study found.

    At issue is the risk fo...Full Article