New Genetic Tool Developed To Predict Heart Disease Risk

New Genetic Tool Developed To Predict Heart Disease Risk

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Genetic factors have long been known to make a significant contribution to CHD risk. Recent advances in genetics have led to the identification of many Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, or SNPs, very small differences in our
26 Sep 2016 - General
That is very new and it has a better coverage for the population to screen the cardiovascular risk. But in Sri Lanka, the practical value of the method is very low because it is not user friendly here. And the public is not much aware about the newest methods of detecting and treating the diseases. There is another reason too. It is not practical that covering the entire community with this screening method. One more fact. The affordability of this method limits the use of it because as a devel...
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Recently a new research published in European Heart Journal about new genetic tools to predict coronary heart disease risk. Researchers have created a score called genomic risk score (GRS) by identifying 49000 Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) for early identification of CHD risk in people. They have further elaborated that those individuals who have a higher value for GRS have a higher risk for development of coronary heart disease (CHD) in future. Clinical risk factors are cholesterol lev...
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