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Health Management

Volume 19 - Issue 3, 2019

2019 22 May

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Executive Health Management

Telehealth bringing Personalised Medicine closer

2019 22 May

What role is telehealth playing in improving the genomics playing field?   How one company is breaking down barriers to implementation of genomics to make Personalised Medicine a growing daily reality in healthcare provision.     What is Genome Medical’s mid to long-term objective in the field of genomics and Personalised Medicine... Read more

Executive Health Management

A primer on next generation sequencing data analytics

2019 22 May

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is rapidly becoming more and more standardised in terms of sequencing techniques.   With Precision Medicine coming into the clinical forefront, it is important to know the steps and possibilities associated with Next-Generation Sequencing techniques.   Introduction   Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is... Read more

Executive Health Management

Personalised medicine and cardiovascular disease

2019 22 May

An overview of the application of personalised medicine in cardiology and the potential benefits it offers for improved cardiovascular care.  The term “personalised medicine” was first introduced in the late 1990s. The Council of Advisors on Science and Technology of USA defined personalised medicine as “the tailoring of medical treatment... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions 2019

2019 08 May

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Executive Health Management

Lack of research into precision medicine may hinder targeted therapies for cancers in the UAE

2018 12 Dec

·       Experts highlight that Middle Eastern populations are underrepresented in disease research ·       UAE Vision 2021 aims to reduce cancer-related deaths, which WHO estimated to be 25.6 deaths per 100,000 population in the UAE in 2017 ·       Barriers to providing precision medicine in the Arab Read more

Cardiology Management

Shorter Height Associated with Higher Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2015 12 Apr

According to a new study led by University of Leicester, the shorter you are, the more is your risk of coronary artery disease. The study has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine . The research was led by Professor Sir Nilesh Samani, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiology at the University of Leicester. The researchers... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study Uses New Approach to Determine Who Benefits from Statin Therapy

2015 08 Mar

According to new research, statin therapy provides the most benefit to patients with the highest genetic risk of heart attack. The research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School has been published in The Lancet . The researchers used a straightforward... Read more

Cardiology Management

Genetics Guide Personalised Cardiovascular Therapy

2015 16 Jan

New research from Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has found that cardiovascular patients with a specific genetic profile benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib. The drug reduced heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularisations and cardiovascular deaths by as much as 39 percent. The findings could pave the way for a new... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Attacks: Genetic Link Weaker Than Thought

2014 23 Oct

Results of a new study debunk the long-standing belief linking heart attacks to family history and genetics. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and those diagnosed with narrow coronaries realise that heart attacks are not inevitable and that their lifestyle choices and environment, not just their genetics, also... Read more