Can I take vitamin K2 (menachinon) with plavix (clopidogrel)? I have 3 stents in my heart.

Yes. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet action inhibitor it will not be affected by Vitamin K which works as a factor in the coagulation system. The two are associated but not directly related to each other.

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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.

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. Read more...

I have not been taking plavix (clopidogrel) like I was supposed to for a heart stent. It's been 6 months, would it be too late to start?

No. Our best studies indicate that the benefits of Plavix (clopidogrel) (depending on the circumstances leading to your stent) extend out to at least nine months, perhaps even as much as a year. While you look past the window of opportunity for Plavix (clopidogrel) to give you the most benefit, there is likely still some benefit to be had by using this medicine as directed. Read more...
Depends. There are 2 types of stents: medicated and unmedicated. Medicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one year. Unmedicated stents require Plavix (clopidogrel) for one month. If you have a medicated stent, it may be appropriate to restart plavix (clopidogrel). This should be discussed with your physician. Read more...

What is the danger in riding thrill rides with a stent? I had a heart attack in 2002 and one in 2003. I do not currently have a cardiologist. I had a stress test in 2010 and all was fine. He actually said you'll live to be 83. I am on plavix, (clopidogrel

Stents . Stents implanted greater than one year have allowed a new endothelial lining to cover the inside of the stent. This "carpet lining of new cells" protects the stent from further clotting. Anti-platelet medications such as plavix, (clopidogrel) effient, or brillinta afford continued protection from stent and natural coronary artery clot events. Immediately after stent deployment, the metal cage is scaffolded within the arterial pipe. This means that the stent is permanently fixed. Not even a surgeon can readily move the stent. Thrill rides increase heart rate and blood pressure due to excitement and fear. This effect increases stress on the heart muscle, possibly limiting oxygenated blood flow. Stents are not affected by gravity or speed conditions. But heart attacks can, and do, occur from other non-stented coronary plaques. A recent stress test, controlled blood pressure, aggressively lowered cholesterol levels, non-smoking status, and daily assertive exercise are the keys to preparation for any thrill ride safety. Ask your personal cardiologist to review the above and comment on your cardiac safety before attempting any thrill ride. A heart attack could ruin a vacation. Read more...
See cardiologist. I would recommend seeing a cardiologist on a regular basis, perhaps once a year or so given a history of prior heart attack. Sometimes cardiologist with say to follow up only as needed however there are new med treatments all the time so you will want to take advantage of these. Regarding riding thrill rides with a stent, the danger is from increased Adrenalin which may increase risk. Read more...

Can only Plavix be taken after coronary stenting? I have erosive gastritis, take Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg and a DES in LAD post heart att. Need 3 more DES or BMS.

There may be options. Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet inhibiting drug. The purpose of the medication is prevention of future myocardial infarction and death following acute coronary syndromes and prevention of stent thrombosis. There are other medications besides Plavix (clopidogrel) that are platelet inhibitors. Read more...