Personalized medicine and treatment approaches in hypertension: current perspectives
James Brian Byrd
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Abstract: In the US, hypertension affects one in three adults. Current guideline-based treatment of hypertension involves little diagnostic testing. A more personalized approach to the treatment of hypertension might be of use. Several methods of personalized treatment have been proposed and vetted to varying degrees. The purpose of this narrative review is to discuss the rationale for personalized therapy in hypertension, barriers to its development and implementation, some influential examples of proposed personalization measures, and a view of future efforts.
Keywords: hypertension, blood pressure, personalized medicine
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