Heart patient saves $600 (Rs 36,000) every year of her life with Precision Cardiology. Clopidogrel CYP2C19 testing

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.

A patient saved 50% every month on prescription costs with Cardiology Precision Medicine. Clopidogrel CYP2C19 testing

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

Clopidogrel and Personalized Medicine for Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease – A Literature Review

Clopidogrel: Personalized medicine Clopidogrel is a platelet inhibitor used in patients with cardiovascular or cerebrovascular risk. It has a very narrow therapeutic index depending on the patient’s metabolism, which is influenced by CYP2C19. Based on the genotype, patients are classified

Diuretics and Personalized Medicine for Hypertension: A Literature Review

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

Beta-blockers and Personalized treatment of Hypertension: A Literature Review

β-blockers: Personalized medicine 30 to 60% of hypertensive patients who are on beta-blocker monotherapy fail to respond adequately. This variation in response is accounted for by a genetic polymorphism in the ADRB1 gene, which encodes the adrenergic beta-receptor type-1 to

Warfarin and Bleeding Complications – An up to date Literature Review

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

Statin-induced Myopathy – A Brief Literature Review

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.

How to keep your Family Safe from Heart Disease and Stroke Risks

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

How to Stay out of the Hospital and Emergency Room for Heart disease and Stroke patients

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

Make sure that your Blood Thinners are Helping and NOT Harming you

Heart drug may cause Heart Attack or Bleeding: Clopidogrel People with heart disease and/or stroke are put on this medicine, but in the majority it leads to heart attack, which it was intended to prevent, or to bleeding emergencies. This