*1.71 percent vs. 0.59 percent after 30 days;
*2.25 percent vs. 0.79 percent at one year;
*2.78 percent vs. 1.09 percent at two years; and
*3.67 percent vs. 1.25 percent at three years.
The rate of death from all causes at three years was also higher among African-Americans, 24.9 percent vs. 13.1 percent in other races.
“Physicians and patients need to know that African-Americans are at a higher risk of developing stent thrombosis, which is associated with heart attack or death,” said Waksman, associate director of the Division of Cardiology at Washington Hospital Center and professor of medicine and cardiology at Georgetown University.