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Personalising heart failure therapy

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posted on 25.08.2021, 23:03 by Nikshay Karthigan
Heart failure (HF) is a complex and serious condition that impacts the lives of tens of millions of people around the world. A number different treatment options are available for this condition including a class of medication known as mineralocorticoid receptor blockers (MRBs), which block a specific receptor involved in HF. Unfortunately, these MRBs can cause dangerous side effects, and since HF is a highly variable condition, not all patients benefit from this medication.

My research aims to develop a simple blood test to determine which patients will respond well to this medication so that we can offer personalised HF therapy and avoid potential side effects.

History

Year

2021

Institution

Monash University

Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Student type

PhD

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3303-0444