Bedside genetic test identifies non-responders to Clopidogrel

Clopidogrel is an inactive prodrug that requires hepatic bioactivation via several cytochrome P450 enzymes, including CYP2C19. A number of different alleles of CYP2C19 have been identified; depending on the allele present the enzymatic activity of CYP2C19 can be normal, or reduced. […]

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Genetic polymorphisms and response to clopidogrel and risk of cardiovascular events

Across the whole spectrum of acute coronary syndromes and in patients undergoing PCI and stenting, dual anti-platelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel is the current recognised standard of care. However, significant variation in response to clopidogrel is observed between patients, with those with lesser degrees of platelet inhibition being at higher risk of adverse cardiovascular […]

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