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Apollo Hospitals joins hands with Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid for collaborative research on heart ailments

Hyderabad, Dec 9 (UNI) Apollo Hospitals on Monday announced a joint collaboration with Nobel Laureate Dr Ferid Murad, to do extensive research on the causes for high prevalence of heart disease among Indians and suggest ways to detect early and render precise treatment.
Due to the high prevalence of heart disease in India, there is an opportunity for this collaboration between Dr. Ferid Murad and the Apollo Hospitals, to explore newer pathways for early detection and accurate treatment of heart ailments.
This joint initiative will work towards finding newer methods to provide freedom from illness and suffering in the community, Apollo Hospitals Joint Management Director Dr Sangita Reddy and Nobel Laureate Dri Ferid Murad said in a joint press conference on the occasion here, In addition to world-class medical care, the Apollo group is also a recognized leader in scientific research, it has a robust and expanding research base in all aspects of medicine.
In the cardiology. Apollo is already undertaking several research initiatives including --. the importance of baseline Troponin level as a cardiovascular risk marker,Profiling the effects of blood pressure reduction on central aortic blood pressure levels and measuring the 24-hr ambulatory blood pressure without using the traditional cuff - a novel approach first time in India.
Dr. Ferid said, I am always exploring to collaborate with institutes across the globe, this seems to be the most promising of all and I think we will find some interesting outcomes.
If we can diagnose and detect problems early, it is going to be lot more cost effective than take care of them a year later, he said my children are working on lipid disorders and predicting atherosclerosis in young, young children, the work is getting published.
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