heart diseases: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

September 29: World Heart Day

Published: September 29, 2020

Every year, the World Heart Day is observed on September 29. The day is observed to create awareness about cardio vascular diseases. It was initiated by World Heart Foundation. Highlights The day is important as cardio vascular diseases are the leading cause of death that claims 17.9 million lives a year. Also, the day is ..

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“Ghar Ghar Nigrani”: Mobile Application launched by Punjab Government

Published: June 13, 2020

On June 12, 2020, the Punjab Government has launched “Ghar Ghar Nigrani” mobile application to undertake house to house surveillance to eliminate COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights The mobile application was launched by the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The application is to be used as a tool for early detection and testing of COVID-19 and prevent ..

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Scientists develop injectable tissue bandage to repair hearts

Published: August 16, 2017

Scientists from the University of Toronto, Canada have developed an injectable tissue bandage dubbed as AngioChip, smaller than a postage stamp that can repair damaged hearts. The AngioChip is a tiny patch of heart tissue with its own blood vessels and heart cells beating with a regular rhythm. It is made out of the biocompatible, ..

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RAHAT medical project launched in Rajasthan

Published: February 27, 2017

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated a medical project Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme (RAHAT) to provide people timely treatment during heart attacks in remote and rural areas. She also flagged off RAHAT ambulance fitted with equipment and trained paramedical staff required for treatment of heart disease. With this, Rajasthan became the second state in ..

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Scientists develops first Biological Pacemaker using Human Stem Cells 

Published: December 26, 2016

Scientists from Canada have developed the first functional pacemaker cells using human pluripotent stem cells.  The cells can regulate heart beats with electrical impulses. It paves the way for alternate biological pacemaker therapy. Key Facts  Pluripotent stem cells have the potential to differentiate into more than 200 different cell types that make up every tissue ..

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