Personalized medicine and stroke prevention: where are we?
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 15:16 authored by Kim, J, Thrift, AG, Mark NelsonMark Nelson, Bladin, CF, Cadilhac, DA
There are many recommended pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for the prevention of stroke, and an ongoing challenge is to improve their uptake. Personalized medicine is seen as a possible solution to this challenge. Although the use of genetic information to guide health care could be considered as the apex of personalized medicine, genetics is not yet routinely used to guide prevention of stroke. Currently personalized aspects of prevention of stroke include tailoring interventions based on global risk, the utilization of individualized management plans within a model of organized care, and patient education. In this review we discuss the progress made in these aspects of prevention of stroke and present a case study to illustrate the issues faced by health care providers and patients with stroke that could be overcome with a personalized approach to the prevention of stroke.
Publication titleVascular Health and Risk Management
Department/SchoolMenzies Institute for Medical Research
PublisherDove Medical Press
Place of publicationNew Zealand
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