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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Atrial Fibrillation, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Cardiac Valvular Insufficiency, Antiphospholipid Syndrome or Coagulopathy
and you are
between 18 and 90
years old
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This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

Warfarin (Coumadin) is a prescribed "blood thinner" medication used to make the blood less thick in people with high risk of forming blood clots. Despite the various methods to monitor this drug, life-threatening bleeding is a common undesired effect and might result in patient death. Patients starting warfarin therapy may require several weeks or even months to reach the appropriate blood level of warfarin. This blind practice could place the patient at high risk. There are several demographic and clinical factors that significantly influence how much warfarin the patient needs to attain the desired response. Genes, which control hereditary traits, are also important. Now, the investigators know that by using the information encoded in patient's genes the investigators are able to individualize the therapy. Two genes are considered to be involved in warfarin response (CYP2C9 and VKORC1). This study proposes to ascertain what CYP2C9 and VKORC1 variants are present in warfarin-treated Puerto Rican patients. To this purpose, a novel physiogenomic array comprising 384 variants in 222 genes of cardio-metabolic relevance will be used so the investigators are able to determine the structure of the Puerto Rican population in terms of ancestral contributions and how the admixture may impact the prevalence of CYP2C9 and VKORC1 variants. Secondly, the investigators will assess the association of these variants to clinical responses in order to develop a better method of dose estimation. The expected result is the improvement of warfarin therapy in Puerto Ricans. The proposed study will fill a gap in the knowledge of warfarin pharmacogenetics, providing new information on the prevalence of CYP2C9 (metabolism) and VKORC1 (sensitivity) polymorphisms in Puerto Ricans as well as their role in the warfarin response variability observed in this admixed population.

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01318057. The sponsor of the trial is University of Puerto Rico and it is looking for 350 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Pharmacogenetics of Warfarin in Puerto Rican Patients Using a Physiogenomics Approach.