Consisting of contributions from experts in all specialties of cardiovascular
genetics and applied clinical cardiology, Principles and Practice of Clinical
Cardiovascular Genetics serves as the comprehensive volume for any clinician or resident in cardiology and genetics. Each chapter provides a detailed and
comprehensive account on the molecular genetics and clinical practice related to specific disorders or groups of disorders, including Marfan syndrome, thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, hypertrophic, dilated and restrictive
cardiomyopathies and Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, as well as many others. All sections comprehensively address cardiovasuclar genetic disorders, beginning with an introduction and including separate sections on the disease’s basic biological aspects, specific genetic mechanisms or issues, clinical aspects, genetic management (e.g., genetic diagnosis, risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic testing), and clinical management issues. The final section exclusively addresses the management of cardiovascular genetic disorders,
specifically considering stem cell therapy, genetic counseling, pharmacogenomics and the social and ethical issues surrounding disease treatment.
Dedicated clinical service for individuals, patients & family members advising and supporting on all inherited medical and surgical conditions.
In addition, information and assistance provided on personalised genomic medical assessment and counselling. Please see the page ‘Services offered’ for further information.
A major comprehensive and classified resource of the current state of genomics in developing countries. Around 300 contributors from over 50 countries have written 123 chapters covering diverse areas from population strucutres, socio-cultural variation, genetic epidemiology, spectrum of inherited disorders, genetic counselling and ethical/social/legal aspects. The biotechnology and economic aspects of genomic applications are highlighted. See section on ‘Books’.
Professor Dhavendra Kumar has professional links with the following organizations:
World Health Organization
- Advisor on Birth Defects surveillance project for WHO South East Asia Regional Office
- Member of the Advisory panel for the WHO Grand Challenges programme for Genomics in Developing world
Human Genome Organization (International)
- Member of the HUGO Council
- Founding Editor for ‘The HUGO Journal’
- Member of the HUGO Publications committee
- Advisor to the HUGO Education programme
TheAmerican College of Medical Genetics
The British Society of Human Genetics
The Indian Society of Human Genetics
The Indian Academy of Medical Genetics
Association for Inherited Cardiac Conditions
The Genome Clinic Ltd. (Reg. England & Wales No. 09142004) is an independent specialist health service provider dealing with all forms of genetic & genomic diseases and genomic healthcare.
From the reviews of the first edition: “To the best of our knowledge, this is the only book written and compiled to focus on human genetics and genetic disorders in among peoples of the Indian subcontinent.
key papers/articles will be listed
An important milestone in medicine has been the recent completion of the Human Genome Project. The identification of 30,000 genes and their regulatory proteins provides the framework for understanding the metabolic basis of disease. This advance has also laid the foundation for a broad range of genomic tools that have opened the way for targeted genetic testing in a number of medical disorders. This book is designed to be the first major text to discuss genomics-based advances in disease susceptibility, diagnosis, prognostication, and prediction of treatment outcomes in various areas of medicine. After building a strong underpinning in the basic concepts of genomics, the authors of this book, all leaders in the field, proceed to discuss a wide range of clinical areas and the applications now afforded by genomic analysis.