2GB Healthy Living program interviews Dr Bagnall
17 November, 2022
News Type Media coverage
Dr Richard Bagnall, Head of the Centenary Institute’s Bioinformatics and Molecular Genetics Laboratory, has been interviewed on Radio 2GB’s Healthy Living program.
In the interview he talked about his research into genetic testing and how it can be used to diagnose cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) in children, helping detect who will have heart failure and require a transplant.
Dr Bagnall explained that children with cardiomyopathy are more likely than adults to develop life-threatening problems.
“We can make a more accurate diagnosis with genetic testing,” Dr Bagnall said.
“This can guide therapeutic approaches, inform prognosis and help in better identifying other family members who may also be at risk of developing the disease.”
Listen to Dr Bagnall’s interview on the 2GB Healthy Living website (click to the 1:36:35 mark) and read more about his research into genetic heart diseases here.