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Personalized medicine and treatment approaches in hypertension: current perspectives

Authors Byrd JB

Received 18 August 2015

Accepted for publication 24 December 2015

Published 6 April 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 59—67


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Steven Atlas

Video abstract presented by James Brian Byrd

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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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