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Consultant thai hospital says clopidogrel Aspirin Warafin are all indicted for 89yr Afib who had Mycardial Infarction after stroke and 50% risk True?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: AFib + MI

The 50% number sounds high, but Coumadin would be for reducing stroke risk of atrial fibrillation, and the aspirin/Plavix are for stent placement after MI.
So, triple therapy is likely indicated. This should be for the shortest period as possible then reduce to 2 agents, most commonly Plavix and Coumadin. Triple therapy of aspirin/plavix/Coumadin has a high bleeding risk, so avoid risky things.

In brief: AFib + MI

The 50% number sounds high, but Coumadin would be for reducing stroke risk of atrial fibrillation, and the aspirin/Plavix are for stent placement after MI.
So, triple therapy is likely indicated. This should be for the shortest period as possible then reduce to 2 agents, most commonly Plavix and Coumadin. Triple therapy of aspirin/plavix/Coumadin has a high bleeding risk, so avoid risky things.
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