Study looks at role of genes on PPI-clopidogrel interaction

05/14/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

White patients who suffered an acute myocardial infarction and carry a gene linked to heightened metabolism of clopidogrel were at significantly higher risk of cardiac rehospitalization within a year if they took proton pump inhibitors, researchers found. The study failed to find a similar link in black patients. The findings were presented at a meeting of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

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