Response to Letters Regarding Article, “Does Black Ethnicity Influence the Development of Stent Thrombosis in the Drug-Eluting Stent Era?”
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Regarding the various responses to our report, “Does Black Ethnicity Influence the Development of Stent Thrombosis in the Drug-Eluting Stent Era?”,1 we appreciate the thoughtful remarks by Smith et al and Ferdinand et al, and welcome the opportunity to clarify our viewpoints.
Our conclusions do not imply that blacks do not benefit from, or should not receive, drug-eluting stents. It would be unfounded to conclude from our findings that current clinical practice should be modified. We applaud initiatives such as the Coalition to Reduce Disparities in CV Outcomes (CREDO) and organizations such as the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), which aim to increase …