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Monday, August 30, 2010
Blacks are more prone to blood clots after stents
Blacks treated with a drug-coated stent to open clogged heart arteries are nearly three times more likely to develop a life-threatening blood clot than whites. Being black was the strongest predictor of stent thrombosis - blood clots that can occur after a stent is implanted - even after considering other known risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure or kidney problems.