Using genetic information to select treatment for patients with heart failure: has the time come?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Personalized medicine is the concept of patient care becoming individualized based on distinctive characteristics. Pharmacogenetics is an application of personalized medicine, which may allow us to predict response to treatment based on an individual's genetic makeup. While several therapeutic areas have made significant advances in using pharmacogenetics to tailor therapies, it is not yet widely used in the treatment of heart failure. In this review, we summarize some of the emerging data on the use of pharmacogenetics in heart failure therapies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fiuzat, M; Felker, GM; Donahue, MP; O'Connor, CM

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 385 - 392

PubMed ID

  • 29783541

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-828X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/pme.09.19


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England