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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in.
For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel).

In brief: Depends
It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in.
For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel).
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Ask doctor
6 months up to forever on plavix (clopidogrel).
Probably Aspirin forever.

In brief: Ask doctor
6 months up to forever on plavix (clopidogrel).
Probably Aspirin forever.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Stents
At least one year as a minimum.

In brief: Stents
At least one year as a minimum.
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