Navigation Links
Apollo Announces Research on Indian Cardiac Epidemic

Apollo Hospitals Friday announced a research initiative in collaboration with US-based health institute John Hopkins to identify the gene responsible for high cardiac risk// among Indians.

The path breaking research will help in finding an answer to why Indians have a far higher propensity to heart diseases compared to other races, said Pratap C. Reddy, chairman, Apollo Group of Hospitals.

The researchers of Apollo, the pioneer in medical care in private sector and John Hopkins, America's number one hospital for 16 years, will get together to randomly select a group of Indians with specific cardiovascular diseases to identify and isolate the culprit genes.

"On discovering this unique gene, Apollo intends to modify it or neutralise its inimical properties through the use of latest advances in genomics, proteonomics and nanotechnology," Reddy told a news conference.

Apollo will initially spend Rs.60 million but said it was ready to spend any amount for the project.

Apollo and John Hopkins have already drawn the protocol. They are ready to include in the initiative any research group and are also holding talks with the department of science and technology, government of India.

Explaining the reasons for embarking on the research initiative, Reddy said Asians, especially Indians, were 12 to 15 times more prone to heart diseases than other races. India has 50 million people suffering from heart diseases. "If we don't do anything to stop this, Word Health Organisation has warned that by 2012, 60 percent of world's heart patients will be in India," he said.

In Indians the disease manifests a decade earlier creating a huge socio-economic impact on the society. Heart disease is the most common cause of death. Every year 2.4 million people die of cardio vascular diseases.

Stressing the need for research, he said risk factors like hypertension, smoking, high total serum cholesterol and high fat diet, did not seem to fully account for the high incidence of disease in Indians. "There is possibly a genetic predisposition to heart disease among Indians but the precise cause is till elusive," said eminent cardiologist Vijay Dikshit.

Apollo hasnounced that it would introduce 64 CT scan in all its major clinics and hospitals. This is the most technologically advanced equipment in detecting heart disease within 10 seconds in a non-invasive manner.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Apollo Hospitals to consider listing on US Bourses in 2003
2. Apollo inaugurates centre for back and neck pain
3. Apollo Hospitals Collaborates With Histostem For Stem Cell Therapy
4. Apollo Hospital to collaborate with US cancer center to open new radiation therapy department
5. Reliance Infocomm Tied With Apollo To Provide Telemedicine Services
6. First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals
7. Apollo Hospitals Short-listed to Provide Diagnostics in the UK
8. Apollo Hospitals to invest Rs 350 cr to add 1,800 beds
9. Apollo And Stanford Team To Train Emergency Medical Technicians
10. First Exclusive Women’s Clinic Launched in Chennai By Apollo Hospita
11. Apollos Foray into the Hearts of Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Semrock’s highly popular SearchLight Spectra Viewer ... resource for fluorescence microscopists and optical system designers, enabling The Right Solution, Right ... the globe, SearchLight has become a tremendously popular tool for the fluorescence imaging ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... Thinksport, the leaders in safe, ... award-winning sunscreen they’ve used the same scientific approach to solving smelly, sweaty athletes, ... the aisles that contain harmful chemicals that should be put nowhere near your ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... Offering the purest product of its ... times purer and more potent than the market has seen before. Swissx uses proprietary ... well as a patented chromatography process for extraction, to produce its CBD oil--maximizing its ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... , ... April 26, 2017 , ... Journal of ... It can have severe consequences to overall dental health, including complications with speech, eating, ... turn to dental implants to replace lost teeth. As the number of tooth replacements ...
(Date:4/26/2017)... ... April 26, 2017 , ... The ... Excellence upon National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and welcomes this ... said Dr. Jan G. West, Ph.D. , CEO & Organizational Psychologist at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/24/2017)... England , April 24, 2017 ... development, today announced the addition of a major ... ,Validated In-situ Plate Seeding,). The VIPS has been ... and 384 well microplates as part of the ... system offers a simple and more reliable solution ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 Research and Markets has ... and Market Prospects: Addressing Production Complexities Through Risk Management ... ... Biosimilar Pipeline and Market Prospects: Overcoming Production Complexities Through ... assessment of the current trends in the global biosimilars ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today ... C virus (HCV) infected patients with genotype 1, ... (Child-Pugh A) achieved sustained virologic response at 12 ... pan-genotypic regimen of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P). These high SVR ... of G/P treatment without ribavirin. Patients with specific ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: