Great Potential in Precision Medicine for Heart Failure, AHA Says

Advances in precision medicine for patients with heart failure are likely to have a major impact on treatment and outcomes, according to a statement from the American Heart Association (AHA). Individualized heart failure pharmacotherapy on the bases of genetic info embedded in the electronic health record (EHR) could have “great potential,” according to the Association. The goal of precision medicine is to provide a personalized treatment that is more likely to work for a specific patient, rather than an approach for the general population. With precision medicine, medications and therapies can be tailored for what will be most effective for patients at an individual level. AHA’s goal with the precision medicine statement was to provide an overview of the state of the “omics” — genomics, pharmacogenomics, epigenomics, proteomics, metabolomics and microbiomics — as they relate to the development and progression of heart failure. The organization also wants to consider current and future applications of these data for precision medicine for prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

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