Stroke from Carotid Artery 4 mths ago taking Clopidogrel for4 mths, Doctor says should have blood test 7 mths from the stroke to monitor progress True?

Not necessarily. Two points: carotid artery disease can cause an embolus stroke but onus lies on your doctor to proove that was the cause of ur stroke. Arrhythmia in a 76 yo often times more likely. Second, you ought to be on Asa + plavix (clopidogrel) + statin at a very minimum to prevent further strokes if from carotid, and effectuate plaque regression. See a cardiologist. Another ultrasound routinely not necessarily needed.

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