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Asking for Self, Male, 62 years old, Jeddah

I went through an angioplasty 3 years back in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 2 stents were implemented. Was using Plavix 75 and Asprin 80 for all the time till now. Shall I continue with Plavix 75 or can I discontinue it and use Asprin 89 only.?

Cardiologist in Faisalabad - Dr. Naeem Hameed

Dr. Naeem Hameed - Cardiologist

MBBS, FCPS (Cardiology) | Faisalabad


49 Positive Reviews

If u didn't have chest pain, new ecg changes or any hospital admission due to cardiac problem after that, than u should now take aspirin only.....with statins and other medicine as necessary.....


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Thanks a lot to all of you for your humble advise.
Really appreciated.
May Allah bless you all.

3 years ago

Cardiologist in Lahore - Dr. Shirjeel Murtaza

Dr. Shirjeel Murtaza - Cardiologist

MBBS, FCPS (Cardiology) | Lahore


6 Positive Reviews

Generally no need for both

Cardiologist in Karachi - Prof. Dr. Zamir A Siddiqui

Prof. Dr. Zamir A Siddiqui - Cardiologist

MBBS, M.Phil (Clinical Pharmacology), M.D (Cardiology), Dip Diab. (Diplomate Diabetology), Ph.D. Scholar (Clinical Pharmacology) | Karachi


545 Positive Reviews

- Have you any chest comfort during any physical activity?

- Do ECG every two months. if there is new changes in your ECG.

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Yes you can discontinue if you don’t have cardiac symptoms.

Internal Medicine Specialist in Karachi - Dr. Ayesha Khalil

Dr. Ayesha Khalil - Internal Medicine Specialist

MBBS, MRCP (Medicine) | Karachi


187 Positive Reviews

1) most guidelines reccommend two antiolatelet drugs ( aspirin and plavix) for at least one year after angioplasty.
after that, it can be reduced to just asoirin depending on your symptoms (if you continue to have chest pains) your risk factors and advice of your doctor. also aspurin and plavix are only one way to save you from further heart disease. you should also be on other heart protective medicines.
the best thing to do is to consult a cardiologist or medical specialist to discuss this issue as well as to make sure you are receiving all other cardiac agents.

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You just need to continue with aspirin 81 mg (available Saudi), no need of plavix any more, even if drug eluting stents were used.
Good luck,

Cardiologist in Karachi - Dr. Mumtaz Ali

Dr. Mumtaz Ali - Cardiologist

MBBS, Diploma In Cardiology | Karachi


6 Positive Reviews

continue aspirin 81mg life long and discontinue plavix 75, further consult your primary consultant.

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