September 3rd, 2010

Podcast 99: Blacks’ higher rate of stent thrombosis apparently has a genetic basis.

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It was thought that the increased risk among blacks undergoing stenting had to do with factors such as comorbid conditions and socioeconomics. But in a study in Circulation, their rate of stent thrombosis was higher than non-blacks, even after adjusting for those factors (and despite the fact that as a group, black were more adherent to their clopidogrel regimens).

We discuss things with the paper’s senior author, Dr. Ron Waksman.

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