THE FU­TURE OF HEART MEDICINE

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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.

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