Women's Heart Advisor April 2010 Issue

Understand the Power of Plavix

This antiplatelet drug prevents in-stent clots in women as well as men.

The powerful antiplatelet activity of clopidogrel (Plavix) is largely responsible for the success of stenting. Plavix, when given with aspirin, prevents blood from clotting inside the stent and causing a heart attack. After discharge from the hospital following stenting, patients take aspirin and Plavix for a few months or indefinitely, depending on their situation.

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