Although approved by the FDA, the blood thinner Plavix has been found to nearly double the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in patients with high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Plavix plus low-dose aspirin therapy was believed to prevent heart attack and stroke, but doctors are now being urged not to prescribe Plavix plus low-dose aspirin to patients who have not had a previous heart attack.
A recent study of 15,000 patients found an excess of bleeding and deaths among the patients who received the combination therapy.
Although the Plavix/aspirin combination has some benefit for patients who have previously had a heart attack or stroke, researchers were surprised to find that the combination therapy actually increased the heart attack risk for patients who had no previous heart attack or stroke.
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I have 7 cardiac artery blockages diagnosed 11/2011 by heart catherization. Told I may be "Plavix resistant." Old stents are damaged, new stents to be placed 12/05/2011.
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Five days after my father had an angioplasty and 1 day after being discharged from the hospital, he had a second heart attack while taking Plavix.
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I have been on Plavix for years and I have gastrointestinal bleeding and have had two blood transfusion. I am weak and tired all of the time. I don't want to eat, confused and depressed. I suffer from chronic anemia. While taking plavix I had surgery and during surgery I had a heart attack. My doctors have continued me on plavix and aspirin even though I have gastrointestinal bleeding, suffer from chronic anemia, and I have peptic ulcer disease. I was given blood on August 11, 2011 and tested positive for blood in my stool. I have taken myself off of Plavix effective today out of fear of bleeding to death.
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