Circ Genom Precis Med 2021 Feb 12;14(1):e003006. Epub 2021 Jan 12.
TIMI Study Group, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine (N.A.M., G.E.M.M., Y.G., F.K.K., R.P.G., B.M.S., E.B., M.S.S., C.T.R.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and has a known genetic contribution. We tested the performance of a genetic risk score for its ability to predict VTE in 3 cohorts of patients with cardiometabolic disease.
Methods: We included patients from the FOURIER (Further Cardiovascular Outcomes Research With PCSK9 Inhibition in Patients With Elevated Risk), PEGASUS-TIMI 54 (Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Prior Heart Attack Using Ticagrelor Compared to Placebo on a Background of Aspirin), and SAVOR-TIMI 53 (Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus) trials (history of a major atherosclerotic cardiovascular event, myocardial infarction, and diabetes, respectively) who consented for genetic testing and were not on baseline anticoagulation. Read More