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If a patient has an pt of 60.1 and is taking plavix (clopidogrel) for atrial fibrillation, what orders would you take? would you discontinue the plavix (clopidogrel)?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Coagulation defect: With a pt of 60 your risk of bleeding is high. Why you have it is a problem. Plavix (clopidogrel) is an anti platelet agent but at the risk of bleeding you have i would stop it. Your doctor has to talk to you and find out all the medicine you are taking, evaluate your liver and your coagulation system to find out why you have coagulopathy.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Cardiology 38 years experience
Need to find out why this patient has a PT of 60. This patient likely has significant liver disease or a defect in one of the coagulation factors
Feb 13, 2014

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