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Title: Personalized medicine and stroke prevention: where are we?
Austin Authors: Kim, Joosup;Thrift, Amanda G;Nelson, Mark R;Bladin, Christopher F;Cadilhac, Dominique A
Affiliation: Stroke and Ageing Research, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Public Health, Stroke Division, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Discipline of General Practice, School of Medicine, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Eastern Health Clinical School, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2-Dec-2015
Date: 2015
Publication information: Vascular health and risk management 2015; 11: 601-611
Abstract: 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.
DOI: 10.2147/VHRM.S77571
ORCID: 0000-0001-8162-682X
Journal: Vascular health and risk management
PubMed URL: 26664130
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: education
personalized health care
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