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Innovation Agency Case Study – Precision medicine with Genotype guided dosing

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Personalising medicine has the potential to completely transform the way we deliver health care. In Cheshire and Merseyside, gene testing has been used to prescribe individualised dosages of warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation – a heart flutter which causes an irregular heartbeat and can lead to strokes.

Genotype guided dosing of warfarin has brought personalised medicine to more than 130 residents, establishing the correct dosage at the outset of treatment – avoiding repeat outpatient appointments as usually happens with new patients with AF.

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