Author name: Dr Vivek Baliga B

Dr Baliga is a consultant in Internal Medicine and Cardiology with an interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He received his training in India and the UK where he completed his post graduate training and his doctorate. He then completed his MBA from University of Phoenix, USA. He has completed the post graduate program in Cardiology from Johns Hopkins University and participated in the Advanced Certificate Course in Diabetes from the Cleveland Clinic, USA. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Lipid Management from Middlesex University, UK. He is the managing partner of Baliga Diagnostics, Bangalore. He is also the founder of HeartSense and is a keen advocate of patient empowerment, having written almost every article on this website and more. In his spare time, he enjoys running and spending time with his son. Find Dr Vivek Baliga on LinkedIn here - http://heartsense.in/linkedin.

Genetic screening in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is transmitted through genes and can affect children and family members. For this reason, new genetic screening methods have now emerged that can help pick up cases early. In turn, treatment options can be offered to individuals sooner rather than later. How common is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? It is believed that 1 out of …

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