African Americans at Increased Risk for Blood Clots from Stents

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The study found that African-Americans are more than twice as likely as non-African-Americans to develop blood clots from their stents within one year of their procedures. The risk is even higher among certain groups of African-Americans, such as women and those who are younger than 60 years old. The findings suggest that African Americans are more likely to develop blood clots from stents because they are more likely to have certain risk factors that predispose them to clotting problems.