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Sudden Death and Genetically Inherited Heart Disease

One of the main factors behind athletes suffering sudden cardiac arrest, can be a condition associated with genetics called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most athletes with this condition are completely unaware of it, as they think their symptoms must be a result of their intense exercise routine.

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Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up Services

The Preventive Genomics & Family Check-up Services Center offers a comprehensive range of services from diagnosis, consultation, disease screening, and risk assessment for inherited diseases to pharmacogenomic testing for drug selection, dose adjustment, and drug allergy prevention.

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Can hypercholesterolemia be a genetic condition?

Hypercholesterolemia is caused by genetic mutations that limit the body’s ability to remove LDL cholesterol from the blood and therefore leads to its elevated levels. Albeit genetic predisposition, hypercholesterolemia is generally accompanied by other external and environmental factors. Therefore, proper planning and thorough knowledge of one’s physical condition and limitations can help to slow the progression of the disease.

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Bumrungrad Genomics: Transforming Healthcare in the Era of Precision Medicine

Genetic technologies and knowledge are considered to be a rapidly advancing modern innovation. Our knowledge of genetics has progressed by leaps and bounds following the success of the Human Genome Project—one of the greatest international research projects in the history of the world

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The next frontier in personalized healthcare

Genomes affect how bodies metabolize drugs. Pharmacogenomic testing allows physicians to prescribe the most effective medication for each individual patient at the most effective dose, while also avoiding potential adverse reactions.

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Ms. Siti Hasan’s genome | Bumrungrad’s Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up

Having a family history of heart attacks and cancer, Ms. Hasan visited Bumrungrad’s Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up Services Center to find out more about her health risks. The Preventive Genomics and Family Check-up Services Center at Bumrungrad offers a comprehensive range of services from diagnosis, consultation, disease screening, and risk assessment for inherited diseases and pharmacogenetic testing for drug selection, dose adjustment, and drug allergy prevention. The services are available for people with a family history of hereditary diseases as well as for individuals who care about their own and their family's health.

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Understanding Pharmacogenomics

Pharmacogenomics studies how your genes affect your response to drugs. In some cases, your genes can determine whether you might have adverse effects to a drug, or could tell whether this drug is effective for you. It is a very rapidly expanding part of precision medicine, which aims to customize health care, with decisions and treatments tailored to each individual in every way possible.

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Genomics - The Key to Truly Personalized Healthcare

Could your DNA provide predisposition information regarding disease and drug allergy risk?

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Bumrungrad International Pioneers Personalized Drug System based on DNA

Bumrungrad International Hospital set up an innovative drug prescription system in March 2020 that responds to a patient’s individual genetic makeup.

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