Posted 107 Days Ago by Hitesh Shukla
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the general term used to describe conditions affecting both the heart and/or blood vessels. There are many types of CVD with the main four consisting of coronary artery disease (CAD), peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke and aortic disease. Today, we will discuss CVD in general along with causes, risk factors, how CVD can be prevented and the relationship between genetics and CVD.
Posted 115 Days Ago by Hitesh Shukla
Did you ever wonder how a simple saliva sample can give you so much information? How can a drop of saliva indicate how long it takes your body to process caffeine? Or perhaps how depositing your saliva sample into a tube can be analysed to give you the likelihood of developing certain inherited conditions? ...the answer is Genotyping and it has certainly become one of our greatest friends over the years.
Posted 218 Days Ago by Orla Green
Traditional methods of measuring cardiovascular risk take into account basic factors such as smoking status, age, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but this information doesn't paint a full picture of your cardiac health. Identifying if you have genetic traits associated with cardiovascular diseases can help your cardiologist tailor treatment to your genetics and minimise side effects by determining which drugs you respond to best.
Posted 187 Days Ago by Orla Green
Diseases can be inherited from our parents in several ways, but the two most common are dominant inheritance and recessive inheritance.
Posted 157 Days Ago by Orla Green
The field of personalised medicine is at the forefront of healthcare interest, yet this promising medical sector was non-existent beyond 20 years ago.