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Mayo Clinic Studying Genomics of Antiplatelet Heart Medication

Two-year study of Plavix and Brilinta to include approximately 5,300 patients from 15 hospitals worldwide; participant DNA biobank to help elucidate genomics of coronary artery disease ROCHESTER, Minn. — Which antiplatelet medication is best after a coronary stent? The costly and potential life-or-death question lingers after most of the 600,000 angioplasties performed every year [...]

Created by Sam Smith

Testing Heart Patients' Genes for Best Drug Choice

Mayo Clinic Studying Genomics of Antiplatelet Heart Medication

Each year in the United States, 600,000 to 800,000 heart stents are placed to restore blood flow through coronary arteries. Patients are then given medication to keep blood clots from forming near the surgical site. Such clots can be deadly, causing heart attack and stroke. [...]

Created by Dennis Douda