THE FUTURE OF HEART MEDICINE
New heart treatments are in development. Among the most promising:
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE. In the future, stem cells could be used to repair damage to the heart muscle. At present, this damage cannot be reversed.
GENETIC DIAGNOSIS AND STRATIFIED MEDICINE. By identifying gene mutations that cause premature heart disease and death, early treatment can be offered. Treatments can be targeted to patients.
TECHNOLOGY. Advances in wearable technology allow more monitoring out of hospital, and enable patients to take charge of their condition.