Tag: dual antiplatelet therapy

Newsbriefs: Stenting; Heart Disease; Asthma; Stroke Risk

Dual antiplatelet therapy after stenting: longer is better.
After stenting, patients are routinely prescribed two drugs—aspirin and either clopidogrel or prasugrel—for six to 12 months to prevent a blood clot from forming inside the stent and to reduce the risk of heart attack. Now a study published in the Nov. 16,

NSAID Consumption and Heart Risk

Q. Last fall I had a heart attack and was rushed to the ER. A stent was put in my heart. Why did my doctor tell me to stop taking over-the-counter NSAIDs for my osteoarthritis?
A. If you have a stent, your doctor probably put you on aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix),

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