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Personalized medicine and stroke prevention: where are we?


Kim, J and Thrift, AG and Nelson, MR and Bladin, CF and Cadilhac, DA, Personalized medicine and stroke prevention: where are we?, Vascular Health and Risk Management, 11 pp. 601-611. ISSN 1176-6344 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.2147/VHRM.S77571


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:stroke, prevention, personalized health care, education
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nelson, MR (Professor Mark Nelson)
ID Code:105322
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2015-12-18
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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