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“Chances of an individual with high CAD PRS getting heart disease at an early age is 90%”

The polygenic risk score for coronary artery disease, if implemented at the population level, would help in better stratification of high-risk individuals, says Dr Vedam Ramprasad, CEO, MedGenome Labs

C H Unnikrishnan
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“We help chip off India’s high incidence of medical error deaths”

“We help chip off India’s
high incidence of medical error deaths”

CH Unnikrishnan

“Prolonging pain on ventilators can be replaced by physical and mental comfort”

Dr Rajagopal is of the view when support is given to COVID-19-affected people to make realistic, not idealistic choices, the disproportionate demand on irrational aggressive life support measures will drop and the health systems will be able to give optimal care to those who will benefit. Edited excerpts from his conversation with FM

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“Current infection vs testing ratio in India is inadequate to flatten the curve early”

Prof Mahendra K Verma from IIT-Kanpur, who led the study, warns that India, which exhibited linear growth and has now reached exponential growth, is yet to show a
similar succession or signs of flattening the curve.

“Nearly 0.5% of Indian genotypes have a high genetic susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection”

Anu Acharya has been at the forefront of genomics for many years. She is a
co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneers personalised, preventive healthcare via personal genomics tools.

Prapti Shah

“Every clinician, apart from paediatricians, should know geriatrics”

Geriatricians care for the full spectrum of diseases seen in general/internal medicine; imparting special focus on elderly individuals.

Divya Choyikutty

“Always be prepared for health emergencies, and keep your medical fraternity trained and updated”

On the flip side, there is a high chance that there may have been many missed diagnoses in other parts of the country, given the
absence of a robust surveillance system.

CH Unnikrishnan