Idea Description
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Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Heart DNA is a genetic testing kit for patients at increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation and other cardiovascular diseases, the results are reviewed and assessed by a consultant who is well informed about the patient’s medical history.
Overview of Innovation:
“Heart DNA” is a genetic testing service for patients at increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and for cardiologists and genetic counseling officers/geneticists who would want to work with us in delivering this service to the public.

We are partnering with healthcare professionals who will review (online) the genotyping reports coming from our well established partner lab and will be giving their health assessment based on both: the patient’s health profile/medical record, which our users will be asked to fill in early on our website, and on the genetic predispositions that may be found in the patients DNA. In esssence, our consultants will be able to give an informed screening assessment that covers: the detection of inherited conditions and an assessment to the patients’ response to certain drugs that may well be administered to treat CVDs.

Heart DNA is a simple saliva-based test that is supported by scientifically validated research and an extensive amount of studies. Heart DNA analyses the patient’s unique genetic markers, which influence a broad range of heart-related conditions, our gene panel list consistc of 96 markers that cover: Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infraction, Cholesterol levels, and risks for hypertension. It can also help identify a patient’s propensity for increased risk towards certain heart medications, eight classes of drugs that affect the cardiovascular system are examined; anti-platelets, anti-coagulants, statins, stimulants, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blockers and hormone therapies.

Our test provides information that allows Doctors to;
1. Monitor a patient’s specific health conditions thoroughly.
2. Prescribe a more optimal medication and dosage for a patient.
3. Suggest early lifestyle and diet interventions to help combat and prevent certain heart conditions.

Overall, the aim is to enable doctors and patients to bridge the gap in genetic information that has proved over an extensive amount of studies and research to be pivotal in the design of better prevention and treatments regimens. Our focus is to cause a change in the architecture of complex care routines that would address the challenges of working at scale, and which can capitalize on the associated opportunities that we will enable by striking business partnerships with medical consultants to create and deliver a distinctive competitive advantage over all competing genetic testing companies. 
Stage of Development:
Trial stage - Trial stage to prove that the idea actually works as intended
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I'm not sure that it's clear who the customer is?  Is it intended to support self management, or for a GP to recommend that a patient/family undertake the test?
Many thanks for your comment Karen,

The customer would ideally be the GP or the primary care cardiovascular nurse, who would order the test for the patient 2 weeks ahead of his/her first appointment to do the Cardiac Risk Assessment.
The test is intended to be used as an adjunct within primary care to assist the healthcare professional close the gap of genetic information. The report provided will cover the health profile/risk assessment questionnaire (answered by the patient upon kit registration on our website) alongside the genotype report covering genetic predispositions for inherited conditions and drug response (from the patient’s saliva sample).  
However, we also aim to promote self-management for patients at high risk of developing CVD – thus we will be promoting our product through our affiliated private cardiologist who can also offer it to his patients, as a direct sales channel and the cost of our test would then be recouped upon kit registration from the patient.

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