Heart disease can soon become very expensive, what with all the medicines every day, and annoying complications on top of that! See below how Precision medicine has saved a lot of money for a couple of patients with heart disease.
Vinay (true story, name changed) was an active politician, all of 82 years old and only 53 kg when he visited us. He had undergone heart bypass surgery 10 years ago, and like everyone else with heart disease or cardiac
Diuretics: Personalized medicine Diuretics are often the first line of treatment for hypertension, but their effectiveness in terms of BP (blood pressure) lowering is inconsistent. The NEDD4L gene has a strong pharmacogenetic effect on the efficacy of thiazide diuretics. It
Warfarin: Personalized medicine Warfarin (coumarin), acenocoumarol and phenprocoumon are vitamin K antagonist (VKA) anticoagulants used in patients with deep vein thrombosis, thromboembolism, cardiovascular or cerebrovascular risk, or after surgery. It has a very narrow therapeutic index and causes severe adverse
Statins: Personalized medicine Despite the benefits of statin treatment in lowering cholesterol, statin-related adverse effects including myalgia and myopathy have been widely reported in patients. The incidence of muscle complaints in patients using statins is 9-20% in an outpatient setting.
Heart Attack and Stroke Risk: Thrombophilia Blood clotting is regulated by your genes. Some people have a high propensity of clotting which can lead to high risk of developing heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, or venous thrombosis. This test is
Medicine for Thrombosis and Stroke may cause the other extreme: Bleeding emergencies on Warfarin Warfarin or Coumadin is one of the most popular drugs in the world, and the leading cause of emergency hospitalizations in the USA. This is because