Precision and Personalized Cardiovascular Medicine

Mark Houston, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM, ABAARM, DABC

Presentation Overview:

Precision Medicine is medical care designed to optimize efficiency or therapeutic benefit for particular groups of patients, especially by using genetic or molecular profiling.  Personalized Medicine is a medical model that separates people into different groups—with medical decisions, practices, interventions and/or products being tailored to the individual patient based on their predicted response or risk of disease.   This lecture will provide the basic understanding and clinical application of this new type of medicine by combining all new and revolutionary Cardiovascular Testing for early and aggressive prevention and treatment of Cardiovascular Disease to improve CV outcomes.

Learning Objectives:   

  1. Review, understand and develop a logical approach to personalized and precision cardiovascular medicine.
  2. Review and apply cardiovascular genomics, nutrigenomics and gene expression testing.
  3. Review, understand and apply noninvasive vascular testing such as EndoPAT, CAPWA (computerized arterial pulse wave analysis) and CAC  ( coronary artery calcium score), carotid duplex, autonomic function testing, ECHO and stress ECHO, CPET, MCG, retinal scans and watchPat\
  4. Understand, review and apply cardiovascular risk scoring systems
  5. Review, understand and apply advanced cardiovascular lab testing for CV risk.