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Is it possible to take only Plavix (clopidogrel) and not Aspirin after coronary stenting?I have erosive gastritis and DES in LAD after heart a, need 3 more stents.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Anti platelet Rx

We use dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 6 months to minimize stents occluding after placement.
Usually either aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel) is continued later if no contraindication to that. The erosive gastritis is a significant problem and the appropriate step(s) in this case need to be considered with risks and benefits to the treatments by those with the most information about the patient.

In brief: Anti platelet Rx

We use dual antiplatelet therapy for at least 6 months to minimize stents occluding after placement.
Usually either aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel) is continued later if no contraindication to that. The erosive gastritis is a significant problem and the appropriate step(s) in this case need to be considered with risks and benefits to the treatments by those with the most information about the patient.
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