Understand the Power of Plavix

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

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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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