Targeted Medicine

Deborah is now using genetics testing to create “personalized medicine” for cardiac patients. As the first area hospital to move into this exciting new area, Deborah cardiologists can now tailor certain pharmacological treatments based on a patient’s DNA make-up. Focused genetic analysis accurately predicts an individual’s metabolic response to various commonly prescribed cardiac medications such as clopidogrel (Plavix) and warfarin (Coumadin), among others. With this tool in hand, doctors can now better prescribe the right medications which will work optimally for each patient! For more information about this exciting breakthrough: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/deborah/