Harris, M.S., Gregory Hopkins, B.S., Leslie E. Lehmann, M.D., Annick Lim, M.S., Wendy B. London, Ph.D., Johannes C.M. Van der Loo, Ph.D., Nirav Malani, M.S., Frances Male, B.A., Punam Malik, M.D., M.D., Anne-Marie McNicol, Ph.D., Despina Moshous, M.D., Ph.D., Benedicte Neven, M.D., Ph.D.D., Capucine Picard, M.D., Ph.D., Jerome Ritz, M.D., Christine Rivat, Ph.D., Axel Schambach, M.D., Ph.D., Kit L. Shaw, Ph.D., Eric A. Sherman, B.A., Leslie E. Silberstein, M.D., Emmanuelle Six, Ph.D., Fabien Touzot, M.D., Ph.D., Alla Tsytsykova, Ph.D., Jinhua Xu-Bayford, Dip.H.E., Christopher Baum, M.D., Frederic D.African-American competition is a distinct risk factor for developing life-threatening bloodstream clots after receiving a drug-covered stent, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Center Association. African-American race was the strongest predictor of clotting that occurs more than 30 days after implantation, researchers said. For the study, experts examined data on 7,236 individuals who had stents, covered with clot-prevention drugs, implanted to prop open up narrowing arteries. The drug-coated stents, also called drug-eluting stents, were implanted between mid-2003 and the finish of 2008. The bottom line is this is not because this inhabitants is sicker or much less compliant just, but there is something else there that should be explored, stated Ron Waksman, M.D., the study’s lead writer.