Personalized medicine and the treatment of hypertension


Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to discuss the implications of personalized medicine for the treatment of hypertension, including resistant hypertension.

Recent Findings: We suggest a framework for the personalized treatment of hypertension based on the concept of a trade-off between simplicity and personalization. This framework is based on treatment strategies classified as low, medium, or high information burden personalization approaches. The extent to which a higher information burden is justified depends on the clinical scenario, particularly the ease with which the blood pressure can be controlled.

Current Hypertension Reports, 21(2)