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The health digital twin: advancing precision cardiovascular medicine

Precision medicine envisages a changed paradigm for health care through better understanding of individual disease susceptibility and prognosis, enabling more personalized treatment. Enabling technologies such as the health digital twin are rapidly evolving, presenting important challenges and opportunities to be tackled within local contexts.

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Fig. 1: Concepts in a digital twin model of the heart.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge Victoria Snelson of the University of Sydney Cardiovascular Initiative. G.C. is supported by an Ignite Award from the University of Sydney Cardiovascular Initiative.

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DigiTwins: https://www.digitwins.org/

Medical Digital Twin for Aneurysm Prevention and Treatment (MeDiTATe): https://meditate-project.eu/

Swedish Digital Twin Consortium: https://www.sdtc.se/

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Coorey, G., Figtree, G.A., Fletcher, D.F. et al. The health digital twin: advancing precision cardiovascular medicine. Nat Rev Cardiol 18, 803–804 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-021-00630-4

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