Did anyone else see this?
Scripps and Eric Topol are going to be doing testing for 2C19 polymorphisms in their interventional dept.
"Scripps physicians will initially offer the genetic tests to elective stent patients before they undergo their procedures at Scripps Green Hospital. Eventually, Scripps may extend the offering to its other facilities across San Diego County."
I have been prodding Greenwich Hospital to do this.....I hope they do......They could be the El Camino of the East.
What are these guys, Topol et.al going to be doing? "Scripps patients carrying the gene risk variants will be considered for three treatment choices following their stent procedures, each on an individualized basis. Patients will either:
- Be given a routine 75 milligram dose of Plavix with careful surveillance;
- Be given a 150 milligram dose of Plavix, which has recently been shown to be safe and effective in patients showing lack of response to Plavix; or
- Be given the newly approved medicine Effient (prasugrel), which is not affected by the gene variant Cytochrome (CYP) 2C19."
The Sherpa Says: Wha? These guys are like a year behind me......I have been doing this since January........