U.K. Study: Common Heart Medicine Doesn’t Work For Most South Asians

Plavix, or clopidogrel, lowers the chance of heart attacks or strokes. But genetic factors prevent British Pakistanis and Bangladeshis from activating the drug.

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Dr. Moneim Fadali, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, examines patient Ahmed Muhnee during a heart and lung evaluation at his office in Los Angeles (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Allana Akhtar


August 22, 2023


1 min

A new study from the U.K. suggests a common treatment for heart attacks is much less likely to work for South Asian Brits compared to white Europeans.

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